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Christopher Cahill (left) in his Science and Engineering Hall lab with PhD chemistry student researcher August Ridenour

Exploring the Frontier of the Periodic Table

March 14, 2018
Chemistry’s Christopher Cahill has focused his research on some of the least-studied—and most dangerous—elements on the Periodic Table. It’s taken him from chemistry classrooms to nuclear science labs to the heart of government policy-making.
Detective Edward Gillespie, BA ’92, uses humanities lessons to train Baltimore police.

Plato and Policing: Alumnus’ Unique Class for Cops

February 14, 2018
Whether policing Baltimore’s streets or teaching cops in the classroom, Detective Edward Gillespie, BA ’92, emphasizes the lessons he’s learned from literature, history and philosophy. As a police instructor, his training seminar offers as much Dostoevsky as detective work.
Sara Wagner

MIA: Chronicling the Long Journey Home

February 14, 2018
Anthropology Professor and Guggenheim Fellow Sarah Wagner’s research on the recovery and identification of MIA service members has taken her from Vietnam battlefields to forensic science labs to the living rooms of reunited families.
From left: Hana Springer, I-Fen Tung and Marlee Grant after rehearsals.

From Taiwan, Dance Students Look to the Future

February 14, 2018
At an international dance festival in Taiwan, seniors Marlee Grant and Hana Springer became cultural arts ambassadors. Back in D.C., they are using the lessons learned abroad to vault their professional goals.
Professor of English Ayanna Thompson. (Photo: Laura McKenzie/Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Is Shakespeare Colorblind?

January 10, 2018
From Latino Othellos to African Macbeths, theaters around the world are presenting diversity-rich Shakespeare performances. As a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, English’s Ayanna Thompson is using the Bard to spark dialogues on race.
Associate Professor of Economics Joann Weiner with Dean Ben Vinson

Economics in the Real World

January 10, 2018
Economics' Joann Weiner shares her thoughts on tax policy, global markets, the ride-share economy and inspiring her students to think like economists in an insightful conversation with Dean Ben Vinson.
Flag of the United States meshed with flag of North Korea

Understanding North Korea

January 10, 2018
Benjamin R. Young, a Korean history PhD candidate and recent Fulbright scholar in Seoul, discusses the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and averting a nuclear collision course.

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