2010 Acumen

Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences - 2010 Acumen Magazine

Message from the Dean: 

Finding Insight and Hope

Briefs: 

THE ARTS
Fresh perspectives ... virtual space ... a constant voice
 
THE HUMANITIES
The intruder ... the metaphysics of sensuality ... learning from the landfill
 
THE NATURAL SCIENCES
Gene expression by the numbers ... processing sound ... Darwin’s boulders ... focusing light on HIV
 
THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Napoleon and the shaping of the Atlantic ... the role of tipping ... digital civic engagement
 
THE LAST WORD
Learning in a Research Environment
by Michael Stavola
associate dean for research and graduate studies

Features (No Web Versions): 

HOW WE UNITE, WAYS WE DIVIDE
Literature has the power to persuade and shape thought, expose injustices and bring to light cultural fears and concerns.
 
THE SPECTRUM OF LANGUAGE
Researchers examine how language represents a fundamental expression of social identity.
 
MAN OR NATURE?
Three scientists look to water to determine whether man or nature is impacting our natural environment.
 
ROBOTIC DIMENSIONS
A mathematician discovers an unexpected application for his research.

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