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Eight Faculty Projects Receive Digital Humanities Curricular Grants

In an effort to bolster the use of digital tools and platforms in the humanities, nine faculty members working on eight projects will be supported by Digital Humanities Curricular Development Grants from the Provost's Office. The recipients of these...
12-Dec-2016 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Interactive U.S. Map Developed by Swarthmore College Students Puts Changes in State Voting Laws Into Context


The interactive map allows users to view changes to various state election voting laws over the past decade from a national perspective.
28-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Mourns the Passing of Former President Frederick C. Neidhardt


Neidhardt served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for nearly two decades and was the first non-Waksman family member to be entrusted with the leadership of the Foundation.
12-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

White House Honors Mary Schmidt Campbell '69 and A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16


On Friday, the White House honored 11 people from across the country as “Champions of Change for College Opportunity”— individuals who have conducted meaningful work in their communities to make higher education more accessible. Among the...
6-Oct-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Journalist Edmund Soon-Weng Yong Awarded 2016 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences


Yong was selected for his excellence in science writing, which includes his popular blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science, his work with national publications such as The Atlantic and National Geographic, and his first book, I Contain Multitudes, which...
17-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Confirms Adage that with Age Comes Wisdom


A new study led by Professor of Psychology Frank Durgin, which appears in the journal I-Perception, finds that older adults are better at interpreting the correct slope of a hill than young adults, which he believes is because of greater life...
8-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Educational Psychologist K. Ann Renninger Describes the Power of Interest in New Book


Do you ever wonder why you are interested in one subject but not in another? Is it your sense that people are just born interested in one thing or another?
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest Crowdsource Astronomy Network Helps Confirm Discovery of “Tatooine” Planet


Lehigh University Assistant Professor of Physics Joshua Pepper is using crowdsourcing to gather observations worldwide—and the information is being used to verify the discovery of new planets, including Kepler-1647 b.
15-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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