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How do cells make decisions?: Adriana Dawes has answers
Adriana Dawes, associate professor of mathematics, studies mathematical biology, mathematical modeling of cell polarization and chemotaxis, and differential equations. She traces how organisms control their grow from one to trillions of cells, which involves countless decisions about organization and function. For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence
How a highly advanced microscope is like a record player, Jay Gupta
Jay Gupta, professor of physics, explores the properties of novel materials at the atomic scale to address problems in energy conversion and advanced computing. Via scanning tunneling microscopy, his group examine items that are a billionth of a meter. For more of his discussion of nanomaterials, semiconductors and how to spell your name in atoms, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence
"We are interested in creating understanding:" Jennifer Willging on cultural studies
Jennifer Willging, associate professor and interim chair of the department of French and Italian, specializes in 20th and 21st century French literature and culture. Her work explores literature that attempts to understand contemporary society and important influences, such as technology. For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence
John Low on understanding the importance of the Newark earthworks
John Low, associate professor of comparative studies and director of the Newark Earthworks Center, studies American Indian histories, literatures, religions, and cultures, and native environmental perspectives and practices, among other areas. He joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence to discuss the Newark Earthworks and what makes the two remaining mounds so special, on par with Stonehenge.
Andrea Sims on what can and can't be a word
Andrea Sims, associate professor in the departments of linguistics, and Slavic and East European languages and cultures, studies theoretical morphology, meaning what kinds of words and structures can exist in a particular language. She explores what speakers know, often unconsciously, about what is possible in their language. Listen to her discussion with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence
"I fell in love with mountain glaciers as a mountaineer," Bryan Mark
Bryan Mark, professor of geography, studies climate-glacier-hydrologic dynamics over different time scales and serves as state climatologist of Ohio. He joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence