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Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

By Corinne Colbert  In his famous “Checkers” speech, Richard Nixon—then a senator from California and Dwight Eisenhower’s troubled running mate in the 1952 presidential election—downplayed his connection to a cabal of extremely wealthy donors. He portrayed himself as a middle-class guy whose wife wore “a respectable Republican cloth coat” and […]

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September 27, 2013 at 10:18 amResearch

Climate Change: Forests and the ‘Missing Carbon Sink’

Climate Change: Forests and the ‘Missing Carbon Sink’

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares to announce its Fifth Assessment Report from Working Group I on Friday, Sept. 27, in Stockholm, researchers continue to test hypotheses that help shape the climate change picture. Dr. Sarah Davis, Assistant Professor in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public […]

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September 26, 2013 at 8:10 pmNews Research

Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations

Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations

  Congrats to Dr. Alexander Govorov and Ph.D. student Zhiyuan Fan on their paper in Nature accumulating 100 citations in the 18 months since its publication. The two were co-authors on a March 2012 paper on “DNA-based self-assembly of chiral plasmonic nanostructures with tailored optical response,” which appeared in the journal […]

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September 23, 2013 at 7:48 pmResearch

Kordesch Presents on Growing Nanoparticle Films for Semiconductors, Optical Coatings

Dr. Martin Kordesch

Dr. Martin Kordesch, Professor of Physics, will present a paper on “Sputter Deposition of Amorphous Thin Films and Nanoparticles” at the XII Brazilian Materials Research Society Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in Campos do Jordao, Brazil. “Magnetron sputtering is a useful way to deposit alloys and solid-solid mixtures that would […]

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September 21, 2013 at 4:23 pmResearch

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Pin-up girls or women embodying FDR’s Four Freedoms worth fighting for—World War II poster girls had little control in propaganda, said Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Interim Chair of History, at a recent conference at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom on “Lessons of War: Gender History and the Second […]

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September 20, 2013 at 2:31 pmNews Research

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification

What would happen if a Pakistani consumer thought she was buying chamomile to help her sleep or hyssop to help with a cough, but instead the herbs were misidentified? “In Pakistan, herbal products are a primary source of medicines, yet quality control for raw plant material sold to individuals or […]

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September 20, 2013 at 8:52 amAlumni Research

Tiny Tech: Nanoscientists and Engineers Explore Science of the Small to Develop Tomorrow’s Technologies

By Andrea Gibson Illustrations by Christina Ullman A better picture from your Blu-ray or DVD player. More accurate sensors that can detect hazardous chemicals and materials. A wider range of light emitting diodes (LEDs). More memory for your computer–in less space. Tiny “labs on a chip” that can test out […]

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September 17, 2013 at 1:18 pmResearch