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August 21, 2019

Faculty Spotlight

April 8, 2019

SEAS research scientist aims to unite art and science

From an early age, Sara Adlerstein understood that her passion for art was not limited to painting.

“I was into so many things,” said Adlerstein, associate research scientist in the School for Environment and Sustainability. “Dancing, drawing, cooking, writing poetry. Anything about expressing and connecting.”

February 11, 2019

Medical School associate professor helps those who lose babies

From the time he was 5 years old, Irv Leon has intimately witnessed the trauma and grief left behind after the loss of a child.

In the mid-1950s, after his 8-year-old older brother unexpectedly died of ulcers, grief became an integral part of Leon’s world.

January 21, 2019

Professor’s work focuses on molecules key to curing diseases

Growing up in Germany, Nils G. Walter formed a positive, but secondhand, impression of the United States.

His father had been a prisoner of war in Texas who often told Walter about the kindness of Americans and T-bone steaks the size of dinner plates.

December 3, 2018

Taubman assistant professor uses architecture to help children with autism

When Sean Ahlquist’s daughter, Ara, was younger, he would hold her hands and vigorously swing her around in circles.

The little one loved the game. Her intense happiness and the communication of that enjoyment were key to building a social bond, a challenge for Ara as she lives with autism and struggles with being nonverbal.

September 4, 2018

Art & Design professor aims to make technology more personable

When most people think of a cyborg, they may think of a half-human, half-machine hybrid akin to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator.”

Sophia Brueckner would argue a bit differently about what being a cyborg means, as she considers herself to be one.

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