Head of the Class

Head of the Class

1. Jiahui (Jenny) Song // Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Technology (PhD, Old Dominion University) Song has built 3-D computer models of biological cells—in lieu of more expensive and difficult-to-acquire animal and human samples—that researchers can use for lab experiments. 2. Weihui Li // Assistant Professor of Biomedical...

To Third Period and Beyond

To Third Period and Beyond

Provost Russell Pinizzotto’s hopes for his Introduction to Astronomy class this fall were high—very, very high. Literally, hundreds of miles above the Earth. Instead of focusing only on textbooks and theory, his students focused on one major project: building a picture-snapping nanosatellite complete with communications capabilities, power sources,...

Insights on North Korea

Insights on North Korea

When North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il died in January, many thought it could signal the end of the regime and—quite possibly—the end of the country. Instead, the longtime ruler’s son, Kim Jung-Un, has taken up the reins—a move that raises as many questions as it answers. We asked humanities professor George Katsiaficas, an expert on the Korean...

Lessons that Live On

Lessons that Live On

Frank Spada was known for deferring personal compliments to his wife, Anna Margaret. Whether it was a professional congratulations or simply an appreciation of the shirt he was wearing, Spada always had the same response: “It’s my wife; I couldn’t do it without her.” He was just as selfless in his teaching, devoting hours of time outside the classroom to...

Not Just Another Facade

Not Just Another Facade

“Landscape architecture” isn’t just about creating pristine parks or botanical gardens. Mark Klopfer, associate professor of architecture and partner at Klopfer Martin Design Group, explains that landscape architecture can do more than offer a passive backdrop—it can create active environmental solutions. —JULIE BARR How is landscape architecture...