• As Philip Chivily ’23 works on his summer Emerson project, “The Invisible Catholics Made Visible: Unveiling Black Catholics in Antebellum America,” he hopes to bring attention to the historical Black Catholic community and reframe what he views as a common misperception about the religion.

  • As the sun comes out and the stars start to fade, Ryan Hunt ’23 and Alvaro Marin Miralles ’23 head back to their dorms. On clear nights, they are up at the Peters Observatory with Assistant Professor of Instruction in Physics Adam Lark until 4 a.m., tracking their target star system and hoping to see its brightness decrease. That decrease is caused by an object eclipsing its light, an indicator that the star system, like our solar system, may have its own planet.

  • Language gives us the tools to approach and understand the world. It gives meaning to objects and facilitates interactions among people. In fact, as you’re reading this now, it is language that transforms these strange black lines into a story.

  • Mix a passion for technology and design with an interest in crypto, NFTs, blockchain, and the metaverse, and you have the ingredients for a personalized concentration that combines art and computer science and a Hamiltonian ready to help others understand it all.

  • “Private immigration prisons maintain some of the most disturbing and brutal conditions within the American prison system,” Finlay Adamson ’22 wrote in his essay titled “Biden Is Locking Up Thousands of Immigrants in For-Profit Detention Centers” in Jacobin magazine.

  • Jacquelin (Jackie) Prunier ’23 and Adriel Wandja ’24 have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad this summer. Prunier will travel to Argentina, while Wandja will study in Spain.

  • Debra Boutin and Sally Cockburn, respectively the Samuel F. Pratt and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professors of Mathematics, recently published a research article "Distinguishing Generalized Mycielskian Graphs" in the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics.

  • The X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) lab uses x-rays, a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, to determine the chemical composition of rocks, minerals, and soils. This data can be used to interpret important information about a rock’s history, including how and when it formed.

  • Is there life on other planets? What does the term ‘Viking’ really mean? Is Earth due for another reversal of the magnetic field? Expert faculty members from several departments, including history, east Asian languages, art history, geosciences, government, and physics, share a little-known fact about their discipline.

  • Two sessions were held in honor of Professor of French Roberta (Bonnie) Krueger at the 57th Annual Conference on Medieval Studies, organized by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., on May 11.


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