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From the College of Natural Sciences

Former Associate Dean Sacha Kopp's weekly posts for students.

Kopp's Weekly - Science is Communication

As scientists, it is in our blood to communicate.

Kopp's Weekly - Beauty in Science

Science is more than just a series of puzzles to solve.

Kopp's Weekly - Spring Opportunities

Look beyond the sciences.

Kopp's Weekly - There Is No Wizard

You have the stuff to succeed here in the College of Natural Sciences. We here just need to convince you of it.

Kopp's Weekly - The Undergraduate Research Forum

Getting ready for the Undergraduate Research Forum.

Kopp's Weekly - New Year's Resolutions

It's a New Year, and like many of us my thoughts turn to New Year's resolutions.

Kopp's Weekly - A Community of Learners

The shared experience of us all striving for new knowledge is one of those things that makes being at a university special.

Kopp's Weekly - Final Exams

Standing in between us all and the holiday is the final exam period which starts tomorrow.

Kopp's Weekly - Graduation and Thanksgiving

As Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."

Kopp's Weekly - National Discussion on Education

Kopp ponders the NYT's assertion that science is just too hard, highlighting programs we have to make that hard work more fun and rewarding.

Kopp's Weekly - Take the Survey!

Take the survey on computer facilities and campus study lounge needs

Kopp's Weekly - Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Dean Kopp invites all students to attend the Fall 2011 CNS Town Hall Meeting Monday at 5 p.m.

Kopp's Weekly - Finding Your First Job

I still remember getting my first job. My high school girlfriend set me up with the owner of a restaurant so I could wash dishes.

Finding Your Way

It's not the case that every career has a linear path to it, says Dean Sacha Kopp.

Nobel News

Dear Students, Some big science news this past week was the announcements of the Nobel Prizes.  The chemistry prize went to Dan Shechtman for the discovery of quasicrystals; the physics prize went to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess for their discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe, the prize i...