New Faculty Focus: Christos Tzamos

He comes to the Department of Computer Sciences focusing on the interface between theoretical computer science and economics, with real-life applications in mind. 

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Linking science and the humanities

Want to gain a broader understanding of biology, increase your chance at getting into med school or become a better vet? There’s a humanities class for that, thanks to the new Constellations program.

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Misdemeanorland

By the early 1990s, misdemeanor arrests began to outpace felony arrests in New York. Now its most common criminal-justice encounters are for misdemeanors — not more serious felonies — and the most common outcome is not prison, according to Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’00.

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A splash of silver turns diamond films shades of green, blue or purple

While most gem buyers might balk at a diamond imbued with yellow or green — a sign of impurity — such hues are prized in industry.

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New Faculty Focus: Tova Walsh

She joins the School of Social Work with a focus on understanding and improving health and wellbeing in families, particularly those that face barriers in developing nurturing parent-child relationships.

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New Faculty Focus: Margaret Butler

The visiting associate professor brings to the Mead Witter School of Music expertise in European opera and American musical theater. 

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New Faculty Focus: Kim Joseph Ruhl

He joins the Department of Economics with a focus on how economic policy can change the world. 

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LOL Brian Stack is behind some of the funniest lines — and skits — on late-night TV.

As the chipper CEO of a charity called 1-877-CARS-4-SHARKS, writer and actor Brian Stack MA’88 speaks directly to viewers.

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‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

The life and ongoing legacy of bassist Richard Davis were celebrated Thursday at Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts. The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love.

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