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2/11/15
Image for story Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. [...]

1/22/15
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January Student of the Month

Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. [...]

1/14/15
Image for story The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

Psychology doctoral students worked alongside Professor and Department Chair Doug Gillan to uncover new knowledge about the phenomenon known as "inattentional blindness" that occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events ... such as a gorilla in the room. [...]

1/9/15
Image for story Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's

Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"

On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]