Pollack to grads: Live a value-driven life

President Martha E. Pollack gave her final Commencement speech – and a little advice – to the Class of 2024 and their guests in Schoellkopf Field on May 25.

‘Ready to serve’: ROTC grads commissioned as officers

At a May 24 ceremony in Statler Auditorium, 21 graduating members of the Tri-Service Brigade received commissions as officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Space Force.

Outstanding A&S teachers, advisors honored with 2024 awards

Among the faculty members being recognized this year for exceptional teaching and mentorship are Liliana Colanzi, Durba Ghosh, and Nick Admussen.

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Peter Loewen named dean of Arts and Sciences

Peter John Loewen, director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, has been named the 23rd dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff announced May 24.

Students transmit health care data without cell service, internet

Using low-frequency radio waves to send blood pressure data, a group of students has provided a proof of concept that could enable in-home health care for people without cellular or broadband access.

Manne awarded Lebowitz Prize, symposium appearance

As part of the award, Manne will engage in discussion this year on the theme “Dehumanization and its Discontents” with the prize co-recipient, David Livingston Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of New England.

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Personal crises reduce voter turnout, but may prompt other political action

People with unstable lives are systematically underrepresented at the ballot box, finds new political science research co-authored by Jamila Michener.

Lai receives Brouwer Career Award in astronomy

The award recognizes Dong Lai’s “formidable and broad contributions to astrophysical dynamics, his outstanding mentoring record, and his wide-ranging professional service activities.”

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Kenyan fishers face increased drowning risk from climate change

Fatal drownings are a big risk for small-scale fishers on Africa’s largest lake, with many of those deaths attributed to bad weather – conditions that are likely to worsen with climate change.