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Category: The College at Work

  • Book cover of Hidden Figures

    Finding Common Ground with Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, will speak as part of the 2017 Common Ground Reading Initiative.

  • Photo of Grace Tsai posing with the barrels of food in a lab.

    Dining on the high seas

    How did 17th-century sailors survive on salted meats and oatmeal? That's the question doctoral student Grace Tsai is trying to answer.

  • Headshot of Claire Katz, curly auburn hair and green eyes.

    Curiosity and the Katz

    Philosophy professor Claire Katz is the first woman to receive the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching.

  • New student hacks

    First-year college student? Here's what you need to know.

  • It’s aMAIZEing what food can reveal

    Heather B. Thakar, instructional assistant professor of anthropology, uses food remains from archeological sites to learn about the past.

  • Photo of Jarrod Romine in uniform

    Liberal Arts student joins the ranks of Tillman Scholars

    Former USMC serviceman Jarrod Romine earned a Tillman Scholarship, designed to support the education of military veterans and spouses.

  • College of Liberal Arts students at the Potomac Summer Institute

    Students play hardball in Washington, D.C.

    Political science professor Joe Ura and 19 students recently participated in the second-annual Potomac Summer Institute at our nation's capital.

  • Nikita Shepard perusing periodicals in the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture

    Shepard’s work is shear genius

    As the first recipient of the Don Kelly Collection Fellowship, Nikita Shepard is visiting Texas A&M University to conduct research for her master’s degree thesis on the history of LGBT youths, primarily post-WWII to 2000.

  • photo of Dr. Steve Maren of the Department of Psychology

    PTSD Awareness Day: Seeing the invisible illness

    The College of Liberal Arts sits down with psychology professor Steve Maren to discuss National PTSD Awareness Day--a disorder that affects an estimated 13 million people.

  • Sowing the seeds of the self and STEM: Psychology prof participates in teacher workshop

    This has been a really exciting project to be a part of. My role in the project is to think about how issues of self and identity are central to getting children excited about STEM and how we can plant a seed in their self-concepts that they may be scientists someday. Part of the goal […]