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.
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.
Research projects are in bloom at the new Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse atop Science and Engineering Hall. Named in recognition of alumnus Bill Harlan’s philanthropy to support future generations of biologists, the high-tech, open-air space is home to nearly 100 different plant species.