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January 2016 Issue
John Tresch, associate professor of history and sociology of science, looks at how mindfulness apps connect—and disconnect—with their Buddhist roots.Susan Ahlborn
From Fitbit to RescueTime to Weight Watchers—whatever your New Year’s resolution this year, there’s probably an app to help you along. John Tresch, an associate professor of history and sociology of science, recently wrote about another tech frontier: mindfulness apps to help you relax and meditate. One of these, Headspace, even calls itself “the first gym membership for the mind.”
Ahead of the big game, we spoke with Errol Lord, assistant professor of philosophy, about the rationale behind fandom.Alex Schein and Blake Cole
In a special podcast, we speak with Camille Zubrinsky Charles, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences, professor of sociology, Africana Studies, and education, and Director of the Center for Africana Studies, about the holiday and the progression of social movements like Black Lives Matter.Alex Schein, Blake Cole, and Lindsey Klinger-O'Donnell
The bill proposing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first introduced in the U.S. Congress four days after King’s assassination in 1968. It wasn't voted on until 1979, however, when it fell five votes short of the number needed for passage.
From heart valves to vapor deposition, Sharika Bamezai, C'18, and Eric Chen, C'18, ENG'17, present their research at the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibit.Video by Loraine Terrell and Alex Schein
Sharika Bamezai, C'18, discusses her research on "Hemodynamic Forces Regulate Heart Valve Development."
Eric Chen, C'18, ENG'17, discusses his research on "Designing Tools for Physical Chemistry Research."
Kevin M. F. Platt, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor in the Humanities, on how we represent our past.Susan Ahlborn
The final season of the British television show Downton Abbey has been talked about everywhere from The New York Times to People magazine. The adventures—and the outfits—of the Crawley family and their servants are being watched by millions world-wide.
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