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A GREENER WORLD THROUGH COMPUTER SCIENCE

Xinghui Zhao is working on small- and large-scale projects to help individuals and industries save energy. In the broadest sense, Xinghui Zhao is using her expertise in data analytics and computer systems research to improve the environment. “Because I’m a … Continue reading

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Teaching business ethics to accounting students.

Carson College faculty members win two awards for publications on using the Giving Voice to Values approach to teach ethics to accounting students. A framework for addressing small and large workplace conflicts has been sweeping the business world. Called Giving … Continue reading

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The complicated story of slavery in the Indian Ocean world. Sue Peabody unravels a long-hidden tale.

Sue Peabody’s seventh book, “Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies,” published in 2017, is the signature achievement to date of her career as a historian. And it affirms her reputation as the world’s foremost … Continue reading

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Making sense of big data

We collect mountains of information about everything, but what are we supposed to do with it? Bala Krishnamoorthy says mathematics can help figure it out. People, businesses and institutions are collecting more and more data, but often don’t know what … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE BUTTERFLIES: As environmental conservation efforts put science into practice, Cheryl Schultz finds reasons to be optimistic about the future of endangered species.

Butterflies have captivated Cheryl Schultz ever since she was a “naïve and idealistic” graduate student at the University of Washington, looking for a way “to make real contributions to conservation.” The first professional conference she attended opened her eyes to … Continue reading

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AGING IN PLACE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Roschelle (Shelly) Fritz usually draws her research conclusions from qualitative rather than quantitative data. That is, instead of building a case with numbers, she typically reads a narrative or asks questions to detect patterns and derive meaning. A recent grant … Continue reading

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Discovering some of world history’s missing links

In the late 1970s, when Candice Goucher began researching African metalwork, she had the field practically to herself. “I’m recognized as being kind of an old timer in terms of research on African ironworking,” said Goucher, professor of history at … Continue reading

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