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School of Humanities and Sciences



Donald Bertolini ’71 hopes his contribution will give more students a chance to learn the ropes of scientific research.  by Khrista Trerotola ’07

Failure. Donald Bertolini ’71 believes in it. As the director of global clinical research on treatment for morbidly obese people at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals...

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Now three writers in different genres will come to campus each semester, starting with Robert Olen Butler. by Greg Ryan '08

It’s not every day a Pulitzer Prize winner compliments your writing. Aspiring writer Evan Perriello ’08 knows what it feels like, though. In a master class conducted by Robert Olen Butler at the...

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Controversial bioethicist Peter Singer, the distinguished speaker in the humanities, has definite ideas about our diet.   by Liz Getman ’09

Around noon each day, parking lots of fast food restaurants and mini-marts are filled with people looking for a quick and inexpensive meal. For many, convenience is a primary factor...

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Physics professor discusses the search for life on other planets.  by Karin Fleming ’09

In 1974 scientists beamed their first message into space to communicate our presence to other civilizations in our galaxy. By now, the coded message, named after Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, from which it was sent, has...

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To become good writers — or even good citizens — students must first learn to question and explore issues fully.

Those who have never taught expository writing — which I consider the most challenging subject to teach — might assume that writing teachers require students to purchase a basic grammar primer ...

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