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Born in Afghanistan under communist rule, Angela Joya found her young life thrown into flux when her family fled the oppressive regime for the Islamic republic of Pakistan during the early 1980s. There they remained refugees for 12 years, stuck in a perpetual state of limbo.

In more than twenty years at the University, Ken Calhoon’s career has spanned the spectrum of academia from pedagogy to administration: He has taught and mentored hundreds of students in several disciplines, presented scholarly papers and lectures to national and international audiences, directed


Imagine taking a class field trip . . . to a slaughterhouse. Last year, students in Mark Unno’s “Bull in the China Shop” seminar experienced those intense sights, sounds, and, well, smells.

The only female professor in her department, Miriam Deutsch can’t recall the day it stopped being weird to be a woman studying physics. The trend of few females pursuing science typically begins during the teen years, she says.

Loosely translated from the French, Stephanie LeMenager’s last name means to manage, to be sparing with. While she’s a steward for the environment as a leader in the field of environmental humanities, she spares nothing as a cultivator of imaginations.


What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises