Top 10 Global Risks for 2014

Risks such as water and food crises are among the top 10 risks, according to the World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk Report.

Creation of a Sacred Space

Victoria Young, art history chair, will be signing copies of Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tommie Shop in the Anderson Student Center.
Kelsey Benton

Rethinking Depression

The Excel! Research Scholars Program gave junior Kelsey Benton the opportunity to conduct research on depression and stress over the summer.
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Please Remember Eileen V. Hannon in Your Prayers

She was the grandmother of Karen Cerney Harthorn, associate vice president of procurement; Colleen Hannon Moore ’94; Tim Hannon ’95; Sheila Hannon McGill, women’s soccer coach; Laura Cerney Welter ’97; Meghan Hannon Kelly ’04; Arianna Vazquez, a UST junior; Tristan Vazquez, a UST freshman; and past-PSEO student Sarina Hannon.
Frank DeAngelis

Saying Goodbye to Columbine

Videographer Chris Hansen ’09 followed principal Frank DeAngelis during his final year at Columbine High School.
Tidal Debris

Answers in Galaxies Far, Far Away

This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.
Quantum Dots

A ‘Quantum’ Leap to Italy

Senior Cecilia Gentle spent 10 weeks in Perugia, Italy, last summer studying quantum dots, tiny crystals that glow when exposed to light, for use in solar cells.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 21, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Sarah Christopher Faggioli, J. Thomas Ippoliti, David Kelley, Catherine Hansen, Peter Young and John Wendt; and students Becca Kummer, Olga Zamulko, Danielle Hinckley, Abigail Heuer, Jacob Goodwin, Mitch Schaps, Rani Mohanty and Nate Bettin.
Sousada Chidthachack

For the Love of Math

Sousada Chidthachack’s ’06 family escaped Communist Laos and a refugee camp in Thailand. Now she’s ready to open doors for young women and minorities in mathematics.
Semhar Araia

From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia ’99 began her activism at a young age and now works to advance the role of women in leadership positions.
Andrew Duff

A Proud Lifer

Trustee Andrew Duff aspired to work for Piper Jaffray & Hopwood as a teenager and that dream never went away. He was hired by Piper after graduating from Tufts. After 34 years, he's still there and has served as its chairman and CEO for more than a decade.