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January 1, 2017
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UA Engineer Predicts Materials Failure From the Tiniest of Grains

Researcher Katerina Aifantis is probing mechanical processes at the nanoscale with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Katerina Aifantis, whose father was teaching her about negative numbers when she was 3 years old, started college at 16, earned … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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Dreyfus Award

UD’s Rosenthal receives postdoctoral award in environmental chemistry Chemist Joel Rosenthal, whose work in renewable energy focuses on the use of solar energy to convert carbon dioxide into synthetic liquid fuels, has been awarded a highly competitive grant to add … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
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Space Station to Host New Cosmic Ray Telescope

UChicago’s Angela Olinto leads U.S. collaboration on international project The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five United States universities and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Author Paul Tough Gives Talk on the Traits that Help Children Succeed

To Paul Tough, his recent visit to the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy was “a nice homecoming.” During the two years of research for his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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Responding to the Radiation Threat

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Developing Promising Treatment for Safely Decontaminating Humans Exposed to Radioactive Actinides* The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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To Be A Scientist

*How Bob Vince changed the world* Where does it begin, the act of becoming a scientist? Perhaps with a bowling ball, its finger holes packed with explosives, which when detonated, launch the ball into the air, cracking the otherwise pristine … Continue reading

October 6, 2011
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UA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

*Brian P. Schmidt, who graduated from the UA in 1989 with a double major in astronomy and physics, shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics with two colleagues for a discovery that has rocked our understanding of the cosmos: The … Continue reading

September 24, 2011
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Book Traces Long Trail of Global Warming Scholarship

Geophysical Sciences Professor David Archer polled the 200 students in one of his Global Warming classes about whether they believed that humans have had an impact on climate. Approximately 90 percent of the students responded “yes,” reflecting the lessons of … Continue reading