An article published last March in the journal Biofabrication and coauthored by Peter Wu, a professor of physics, ‘Development of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell (HUVEC) and Human Umbilical Vein Smooth Muscle Cell (HUVSMC) Branch/Stem Structures on Hydrogel Layers via Biological Laser Printing (BioLP),’ has proven exceptionally popular among scholars, quickly receiving over 350 downloads. Continue reading
John Sollinger, a professor of biology, translates his interest in biological patterns into what he calls mosainting, creating mosaic art from images he comes across in nature. He finds that “the scientist in [him] strives for an Impressionistic view of native scenes that balances photorealism and abstraction,” and creating his art in this unique way “parallels [his] view of the organization of the physical world, from the composition and structure of cellular membranes to fire behavior and community interactions, for ‘mosaics’ describes their associations.” Continue reading
Dr. Terry Longshore, Professor of Music, has spent the last week in Sevilla, Spain where he is taking in lots of music, studying castañuelas (castanets), accompaniment, going to concerts, and researching Spanish cajón design. He says that it has been intense but that he is learning alot. Check out more pictures on his blog: Terry Longshore
Professor Ruggerio instructs her Advanced Public Speaking (COMM 310) class to prepare persuasive speeches for local charitable organizations. Looks like a typical assignment, especially for a communication major, but looks can be deceiving.
Each year since first assigning this project, Ruggerio has raised the stakes by having each student contribute five dollars, all of which is then donated to the organization represented in the winning speech. While students would still try hard without this incentive, Ruggerio believes “it shows everybody has a stake in everyone’s speech because they get to decide where their money goes.” The assignment not only teaches her students techniques for persuasive speeches but shows them “their skills really can make a difference.” Continue reading