Feb. 28 2013
Technology helps preserve, understand the past
The Humanities Digital Workshop helps faculty apply technological tools to humanities research and provides research opportunities for students. HDW-supported projects include a thematic catalog on the works of composer Georges Bizet, a web-accessible collection of records from early 19th-century lawsuits and the collected works of Edmund Spenser.
Feb. 25 2013
Feb. 21 2013
Cultivating the next generation of scientists
The grand opening of the Institute for School Parternship’s MySci Resource Center featured a chemistry demonstration by Magic Mark, also known as Chancellor Mark Wrighton. The center stores teaching materials, contains classrooms for workshops, and houses a storefront offering easy and affordable access to science materials and loaner equipment.
Feb. 18 2013
New provost named
Holden Thorp will succeed Edward Macias as chief academic officer. “Holden has high academic standards, accomplishments, and proven experience in areas critical to our success,” says Chancellor Mark Wrighton. WU’s reputation, distinct approach to teaching and strong commitment to community attracted Thorp, now chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “The university’s goal of enhancing its leadership today to benefit the world tomorrow is bold, unapologetic and focused on the right academic objectives.”
Feb. 14 2013
Feb. 11 2013
Making a difference
Improving global health is among the world’s most pressing challenges, and infectious diseases research has become one of the School of Medicine’s largest areas of concentration. Faculty and students travel internationally to provide basic health care, including therapies to treat malnutrition, and offer prevention programs here at home.
Feb. 07 2013
Feb. 04 2013