• A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

    Adrian Raine is putting together a puzzle. One of the puzzle’s key pieces is central to the nature versus nurture debate about the human experience: What makes people do bad things? Are violent criminals born, or are they made?

  • Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

    Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

    One in 32 Americans are either in prison, on parole, or on probation, according to a 2010 report from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics.

  • Restoring History

    Restoring History

    Each spring, Doug Martenson stands eye-to-eye with Benjamin Franklin. He cleans the buckles on Franklin’s shoes, the folds of his robes, and the buttons on his vest. Martenson then covers Franklin in protective wax.

  • A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January.

  • Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    After a three-year renovation project, the top floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center could become one of the most popular spots on campus, boasting expanded study and meeting spaces, along with breathtaking bird’s-eye views.