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  • In this “Case Studies in Chemistry” course, students revisit the world about them from the perspective of chemistry, including food, cars, and fabrics.

  • Helen White headshot

    The associate professor of chemistry (and new KINSC director) is the fifth current member of her department to receive the award, which recognizes faculty who are outstanding educators and researchers with a $60,000 unrestricted research grant.

  • A history course analyzing “the first phase of globalization in world history,” a complex historical process rooted in the ancient and medieval worlds.

  • headshots of new faculty members

    This year, new professors joined the Departments of Linguistics, Spanish, Physics and Astronomy, and Independent College Programs, as well as the Health Studies Programs. 

  • Viewers at a film screening

    Starting this semester, students can declare this new minor, which aims to create a dynamic model for critical and creative engagement with visual experience across media, time, and cultures. 

  • Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.

  • The Astronomical Society of the Pacific selected the emeritus professor of physics and astronomy for his outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors.

  • In the span of just 12 months, the assistant professor of psychology has been honored by the Asian American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program.

  • The assistant professor of biology was awarded $356,028 as part of a larger collaborative grant to fund her work exploring why certain "infochemicals" in the ocean cause phytoplankton death. 

  • Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.

  • Andrea Lommen, the latest addition to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is part of a team whose x-ray telescope study is aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 mission. 

  • Over the next three summers, the assistant professor of physics and astronomy will receive funding to augment his research in theoretical physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara.

  • This course in the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program explores the questions that commonly arise in food ethics, such as how values influence individual choice, health issues concerning food, the environmental impacts of farming choices, and food distribution concerns.

  • A history class on the theory and practice of nationalism uses “history as an indispensable tool for understanding the present.”

  • This course explores the material presence of dead bodies as reminders of the effects of violence, objects of mourning, and problems for those who seek to move forward into a new, post-conflict future. It focuses especially on forensic science as a tool for clarifying the fate of victims, prosecuting perpetrators, and identifying remains on behalf of loved ones.

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