Faculty & Research

Black Students Speak

Jarvis Givens on two centuries of African American education 

by Lydialyle Gibson

What Makes Humans Smart?

The critical role of cultural intelligence

by Jonathan Shaw

Polishing off Plastic Pollution?

Engineering microbes to metabolize plastic waste

by Colleen Walsh

Picking Team Players

A test can identify these productivity-boosting personnel.

by Max J. Krupnick

Irene Soto Marín

Ancient history professor studies coins, ceramics, and Zelda.

by Max J. Krupnick

The Return of History

Ukrainian scholar Serhii Plokhy on the war in his home country

by Lydialyle Gibson

Tracing the Enslaved to Modern Descendants

A new technique for connecting ancient DNA to living relatives may have implications for institutions with legacies of slavery.

by Jonathan Shaw

Not-So-Free Parking

New book discusses how free parking spoiled cities for walkers, drivers, and residents

by Max J. Krupnick

Post-COVID Learning Losses

Children face potentially permanent setbacks

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen

A Bioethics View of Brain Organoids

Philosopher Insoo Hyun on one of the fastest moving fields in science. 

by Lydialyle Gibson

When Wildfires Make Your Air Unhealthy

Joseph Allen emphasizes that retreating indoors is an incomplete solution.

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen