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October 2014 Issue
Undergraduate Leah Davidson uses the visual arts to energize environmentalism.Blake Cole
Leah Davidson is no stranger to charting new territory. In her senior year of high school she embarked on a journey to Antarctica with Students on Ice, an organization which seeks to provide students, educators, and scientists from around the world with inspiring educational opportunities in a natural setting.
Sociologist Emilio Parrado discusses the demographic relationship between fertility and immigration.Blake Cole
This past August, Professor of Sociology Emilio Parrado was part of a team awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the interaction between immigration and fertility. Using existing population data and new analytics methods, Parrado, also the department chair, seeks to refine the way U.S.
German professor Catriona MacLeod scrutinizes sculpture in 19th-century German aesthetics.Maureen Haggerty
Catriona MacLeod acknowledges that German literature and aesthetics seem an unlikely professional focus for a scholar whose first language was Scottish Gaelic. A native of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands and now a professor of German and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor in the Humanities, MacLeod says visits to her mother’s homeland bridged the cultural divide.
Graduate student Valerio Bacak gathers evidence for better criminal justice penalties.Susan Ahlborn
How does imprisonment affect health? Valerio Bacak, a doctoral candidate in sociology, is developing new ways to find answers.
Psychology professor Coren Apicella explores the relationship between competition and hormones.Rebecca Guenard
When Zach Hertz of the Philadelphia Eagles caught the first touchdown that led to this season’s shutout against the Giants, both his arms shot skywards in a wide V. To Assistant Professor of Psychology Coren Apicella, this display signals something more than a moment of celebration.
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