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Joanna Olmsted steps down as Dean of Arts and Sciences

Joanna Olmsted steps down as Dean of Arts and Sciences

May 7, 2014

Joanna Olmsted will step down as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences on July 1 after two decades of University leadership.
“Joanna has contributed immeasurably to the progress that has been made in strengthening arts, sciences, and engineering, and we are hugely in her debt,” says Peter Lennie, provost and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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Festival brings student films to the big screen

Festival brings student films to the big screen

May 6, 2014

A diverse group of 19 student films was presented at the University’s 9th annual Gollin Film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, with the top films winning $1,200 in cash prizes.

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Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

April 30, 2014

Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. an experiment by French and American researchers using extremely high-powered lasers offers experimental verification of one proposed mechanism for creating them.

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Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

April 23, 2014

A $9.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will support research into the factors responsible for longevity in various species of long-lived rodents, with the goal of developing treatments to improve the aging process in people.

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Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

April 21, 2014

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, professor of earth and environmental sciences, provides an explanation.

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Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

April 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the International Theatre Program presents the rarely performed Madame de Sade, a work that explores deeply disquieting questions about the nature of suffering and belief.

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Poli-sci fellowship endowed

Poli-sci fellowship endowed

March 24, 2014

Douglas and Constance Beck have committed more than $1 million to establish a fellowship for doctoral students in political science and related fields.

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Seeking eudaimonia: Philosophers, social scientists turn to Aristotle’s ‘human flourishing’

Seeking eudaimonia: Philosophers, social scientists turn to Aristotle’s ‘human flourishing’

March 24, 2014

How do we develop good character? Philosophers and social scientists are teaming up—and turning to Aristotle for guidance.

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First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

First 3-D image of structure below Sierra Negra volcano created

March 5, 2014

Home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers now have a better picture of the subterranean plumbing system that feeds the Galápagos volcanoes.

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Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

February 28, 2014

A new study suggests that the American Bar Association ‘s sometimes-controversial ratings systematically award lower ratings to minorities and women than to white or male candidates.

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