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The web of a Laminacauda rubens spider

Return to Spider Island

On a remote volcanic island in the South Pacific, Biology’s Gustavo Hormiga hikes forests and scales mountains to find rare spiders. On each return trip, he’s helped define an evolutionary legacy and preserve an ecological landscape. 

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Christina Hagemeier

Can Art Therapy Defuse Teacher Burnout?

With half a million teachers leaving the profession each year, Art Therapy graduate student Christina Hagemeier devised a research project to explain the ABCs of burnout—and to show beleaguered educators that they aren’t alone.

Ashleigh DeLuca, BA ’13, taught sixth grade English to students in The Gambia.

Alumna’s Mission: Making Global Educational Dreams a Reality

Ashleigh DeLuca, BA ’13, helped impoverished Gambian children graduate from high school. But she’s not stopping there. Her next goal is to bring them to the U.S. for college

 

Sarah Wagner

Chronicling Homecomings

Sarah Wagner’s research on recovering MIA soldiers has taken her from Vietnam battlefields to forensic science labs to families’ living rooms. 

Taiwan Dancers

Dancing from Taiwan to D.C

Seniors Marlee Grant and Hana Springer are using lessons learned at a dance festival in Taiwan to vault their professional goals.

 


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