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December 01, 2015

Making Headlines

New York Times“At the root of it is not just encouraging but ensuring that high school students and undergraduate students are aware of that as a career path. Many students are not.”
—Beth Olivares, dean for diversity initiatives in Arts, Sciences & Engineering and director of the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, says in a New York Times article about raising the number of black faculty members in higher education.

NPR“There are many thought-provoking moments in the new movie The Martian. But unspoken, behind the film, is a truly profound question about humanity’s next steps into the solar system.”
—Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, ponders the question of whether it’s moral to explore and colonize Mars in NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog.

Democrat and Chronicle“We try to solve problems companies bring to us and find university researchers to assist them.”
—Mark Bocko, director of the University’s Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in an article about the center in the Democrat and Chronicle.

585 Magazine“This is not an art history or art appreciation lesson. This is really a lesson in looking.”
—Susan Dodge-Peters Daiss, senior associate in the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, who oversees the University’s Art and Observation program. An article in (585) magazine featured the program, which aims to teach nursing and medical students to hone their observation skills.

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