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Insight: August 2010

Insight: August 2010
In this issue of the undergraduate newsletter, we celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of the new school year, and the continuing voyage of the College of Natural Sciences (its ongoing mission: to seek out new knowledge and new applications; to boldly go where no college has gone before).
In this issue of the undergraduate newsletter, we celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of the new school year, and the continuing voyage of the College of Natural Sciences (its ongoing mission: to seek out new knowledge and new applications; to boldly go where no college has gone before).

We introduce you to physicist Sacha Kopp, the new dean of undergraduate affairs. David Laude offers some hard-won wisdom about what every student should know before stepping into a college classroom for the first time. We profile Krista Smith, an astronomy major who's scanned through tens of thousands of telescope images in search of binary quasars. We present the fashion designs of Leslie Russell, the winner of the "best collection" award at this year's High Voltage fashion show. And we highlight some of the more important dates and events of the coming semester.

Welcome, or welcome back, to campus. The opportunities are here for the taking. All you've got to do is… make it so.

Table of Contents

Dean Laude Breaks It Down

What you should know on your first day of class, and other wisdom from the academic front.

Quasar Girl

Krista Smith’s been searching the night sky for answers since she was a girl. Now she’s got some seriously high-tech gizmos to amplify her vision.

Across Space & Time

Leslie Russell’s designs bring sci-fi and hip-hop to the catwalk.

New(trino) Dean

Theoretical physicist Sacha Kopp steps through the administrative wormhole.

Captured in a Flash

The Amazing Insect Photos of John Abbott

CNS vs. Oil Spill

Our new “Gulf Science” Web site highlights faculty areas of research related to the oil spill and the Gulf.

Data of Our Lives

Mathematician Andrew Blumberg works to protect our “locational privacy” in an age of traffic cameras, cell phones, ATM cards and GPS.

The Year That Was

Watch the college’s annual highlights video. This year, we shine a light on several new discoveries, from bat songs to HIV drugs, and introduce a few new initiatives, such as the Lab for Atomoscience and the Health Information Technology certificate program.
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