Department: Feature Archive


Through a New Lens

Issue: Feature, Spring 2018

With fresh eyes and a sense of purpose, researchers here are pushing to advance the field of African-American history in provocative new directions.


Climate Change

Issue: Feature, Spring 2018

By looking at clues from the past, present, and future, scientists here are working to better understand how our global climate could change—and the steps we can take now to avoid calamity down the road.


Centerpiece

Issue: Feature, Spring 2018

A member of the men’s swim team, senior Ronan Corgel—an economics major—shows his skill with the butterfly stroke during the January Blue Jay Invitational, held at the Newton White Aquatic Center. [Photo by James T. VanRensselaer]


Getting it Just Right

Issue: Feature, Spring 2018

Once launched into deep space, the much-vaunted James Webb Space Telescope can’t be tweaked or repaired. That’s why precision testing is so crucial. Fortunately, an ingenious group of instrument engineers is more than up for the challenge.


The Krieger School at 25

Issue: Fall 2017, Feature

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the naming of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Here we celebrate the legacy of our scholarly inquiry.


Bits, Bytes, Blogs, and Books

Issue: Fall 2017, Feature

Scholars are using digital tools to expand access and find new ways of thinking about the humanities.


illustration of elements JF Podevin

Beyond the Elements

Issue: Fall 2017, Feature

To meet our voracious demand for faster computers, clearer communications, and cheaper energy, Tyrel McQueen and his team are working to create smaller, lighter, tougher stuff.


fall photo of Keyser quad with Gilman Hall in background

Centerpiece

Issue: Fall 2017, Feature

Golden ginkgo leaves blanket the Keyser Quad in October. [Photography by Will Kirk]


Heartbreak in Syria

Issue: Feature, Spring 2017

The recent chemical attack in April that killed at least 70 people is just the latest salvo in a bloody, six-year civil war that has left the region and its people utterly devastated. Our experts weigh in on the conflict’s complex causes—and long-term impact.


Flipped Learning

Issue: Feature, Spring 2017

Professors are reinventing the way they teach to engage a generation of students raised in a wired world.