• 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?

  • Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    A revolution is afoot in higher education. The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will likely bring sweeping changes to the American business model of higher education, drastically increase the numbers of students educated by collegiate-level courses, and transform the quality of education for millions of students around the world.

  • 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.

  • Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Construction on the $91.5 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the 3200 block of Walnut Street is proceeding on time and on budget.

  • The Politics of Compromise

    The Politics of Compromise

    The ballots are counted and voters have been heard. But will the recent hard-fought election, replete with record spending and ever more divisive rhetoric, really change anything in Washington?