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Articles by Christian Petroske (7)

If computer science enrollment keeps going up, more faculty members may need to be hired, Department Chair Roberto Tamassia wrote in an email.

University News

Computer science enrollment doubles since 2005

October 11, 2013 0 comments

An estimated 12 percent of all undergraduates are currently enrolled in a computer science class.

Sock and Buskin’s performance of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” tells the story of a prison inmate’s haunting memory of a seductive film star.

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‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ dazzles audience

November 2, 2012 0 comments

In the dark of a Brazilian prison, a woman’s voice faintly echoes. Supple and alluring, it grows louder. She is singing – but what?

Associate Professor of Biology Richard Freiman and Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Darling spoke at the first “TED-ish” talk Wednesday.

University News

‘TED-ish’ talks discuss bio lab projects

October 4, 2012 0 comments

The biology department held the first of its “TED-ish” talks Wednesday, as a group of professors helped “get the word out” about the revolutionary projects taking place in the University’s biology labs, said Marjorie Thompson ’74 PhD’79 P’02 P’07 P’09 P’12 P’14 P’16, associate dean of biological sciences. 

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Experts debate privacy in digital age

September 18, 2012 0 comments

Two experts in constitutional law discussed the conflict between privacy and security in the Internet age Monday night in Salomon 101 during the first Janus Forum lecture of the semester.

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Med prof pleads guilty to criminal possession of ancient coins

September 10, 2012 3 comments

Arnold-Peter Weiss, a hand surgeon and professor of orthopaedics at the Alpert Medical School, pleaded guilty July 3 to charges of criminal possession of ancient Greek coins that were the property of the Italian government. 

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Minority mentoring group finds home at U.

April 26, 2012 0 comments

A new chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is now accepting members on campus and awaits national approval within the next three weeks. The group’s goal is to provide mentorship to minority students in science, technology, engineering and math fields, said Natalie Chavez ’14, national liaison for the chapter.

Students traveled to Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss. over spring break.

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Tougaloo trip studies civil rights at its source

April 2, 2012 0 comments

When seven students visited Tougaloo College in Mississippi over spring break to do first-hand research on the American civil rights movement, they were faced with more than just primary source documents. They also experienced life on Tougaloo’s campus, visited museums documenting the movement and participated in a rally, which served as a reminder that the issues of the civil rights era persist today, students said.