Paradise Sought

Paradise Sought

Art historian Elizabeth Childs reveals how expectations of an idyllic place informed artists’ work of the late 19th century, and how these works in turn framed perceptions of place thereafter.
Rheumatologist Cracks Molecular Mystery

Rheumatologist Cracks Molecular Mystery

Professor Wayne Yokoyama, MD, long intrigued by the function of natural killer (NK) cells, has shown that NK cells, using a “licensing strategy,” are vitally important elements of the immune system.
A Rare & Notable Find

A Rare & Notable Find

After lying unidentified for more than 130 years, 74 books from Thomas Jefferson’s “Retirement Library” were discovered recently in the University Libraries. Some feature handwritten notes from Jefferson himself — notes that reveal a remarkable mind.
Inside & Out:  A Security Analyst’s Assessment

Inside & Out: A Security Analyst’s Assessment

John Gannon, PhD ’76, whose distinguished 30-year government career includes service in the Navy, the State Department, the CIA and the Congress, shares his insights into past events and future prospects for global security.
Engineering Better Lives for Others

Engineering Better Lives for Others

Environmental engineer Lilia Abron, PhD, founder of PEER Consultants (www.peercpc.com/) and PEER Africa, approaches physical environments as human environments, helping others build not only houses but sustainable communities.
A Man of Peace

A Man of Peace

For Arsalan Iftikhar, AB ’99, JD ’03, the catastrophe on Sept. 11, 2001, changed everything. After sending a condemnatory statement to major U.S. newspapers, he became a much-sought-after analyst.
Students Engage in Chilean Culture & Community Service

Students Engage in Chilean Culture & Community Service

Students playing games with and listening to the stories of abuelitos (the local word for elderly adults) in Chile might not be the first image that comes to mind when thinking about a summer experience. But that’s exactly what students with the International Service-Learning Program in Chile did during their break.
New Hall-of-Famer

New Hall-of-Famer

Women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey has been ­selected a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
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