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Public universities and America’s future

On Thursday, Sept. 20, President Ruth Watkins welcomed thought leaders from around the nation to reflect on the role of public universities in a changing America.


RESEARCH AWARDS PASS $500M MILESTONE

Quality of researchers and programs pays off in record-breaking funding year.


High-flying ideas

Scientists, engineers and businesses gathered at the U to brainstorm Air Force research priorities.


CHARTING NEW TERRITORY

U alum Ryan Watts is on the front lines of the battle against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease or “ALS”.


SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Faculty expand interdisciplinary research through new seed grant initiative.


HUMANS OF THE U: CHRIS GALLI

“I landed at the U through my love of paragliding. In 2001 I was sitting on the side of Mt. Olympus, ready to launch one afternoon and I met a professor here in atmospheric science who was also flying paragliders. He said “I heard you’re into programming – Are you interested in working at a university?” I said sure.”


BOOSTING EXAM SCORES

U research shows by thinking about their thinking, a practice called metacognition, students raised their final exam scores by 10 percent on average – a full letter grade.


PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

U recognizes five faculty for their research and academic strengths.


INTERNET HAS A COW OVER BOVINE-BURYING BADGER

Biology majors Ethan Frehner and Tara Christensen didn’t set out to create a media buzz with their badger time-lapse video, but that’s exactly what they did.


THE MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science workshop comes to the U.