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Uncharted Territory
Martin Harmer's research could fundamentally transform basic understanding of thermal processes, leading to revolutionary advances in the performance and applications of materials. The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded Harmer a $1 million grant to discover and study the mechanisms that govern anti-thermal processes that appear to reverse nature.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Changing Face of Marriage in Mali
Polygyny, a seemingly outdated vestige of rural life, has evolved into an institution compatible with modern living in urban Mali. Bruce Whitehouse examines how marriage is understood and practiced in West Africa—and the potential consequences of its changing meaning.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
'The Most Human Experience'
Kashi Johnson leads students on a transformative journey of self-discovery via hip-hop theatre, empowering them to find their voice and speak their truth.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A Heart-healthy Laser
Chao Zhou has received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to continue his work exploring the use of light as a possible alternative stimulator for artificial pacemakers.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Actions Speak Louder than Words
In her new book, Nandini Deo explores the inner dynamics of both the women's movement in India and the Hindu nationalist movement to illustrate the key elements of effective social mobilization.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Beyond 'Blanket Truths'
Corinne Post strives to better understand the circumstances in which women thrive as leaders—and what makes them more successful than men.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
An Enigma in Mongolia
Seismologist Anne Meltzer and an international team of researchers study the Hangay region of Mongolia in an effort to gain better understanding of the generation of large earthquakes.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Art of Paleo-Engineering
Brandon Krick inspires new engineering techniques with a 3-D wear model developed for a study of Triceratops teeth.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A Scholar's Critical Playlist
From hip-hop to mass incarceration, James Peterson seeks to spark meaningful discussion about diversity among a wider audience.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A New Vision for Glass
A personal challenge from a respected colleague set Himanshu Jain in search of ways to put glass to use in important and innovative applications. His work has placed the material at the forefront of the budding field of biomedicine.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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