Please join us in congratulating Dan Schrag on his election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). Founded in 1780, the AAAS "upholds the ideals of research and scholarship, creativity and imagination, intellectual exchange and civil discourse, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge in all its forms". Congratulations to Dan on this very significant and well deserved honor.
Please follow this link to an article in Harvard Magazine featuring the work of Drew Muscente and Andy Knoll - "Ranking Extinctions by Ecological Impact". The article looks at past extinction-level events and draws a potential link to what they may suggest in relation to current environmental conditions.
Please join us in congratulating Jim Rice for being awarded the 2018 Mindlin Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Quoting from the ASCE website "This medal is named for Raymond D. Mindlin, Ph.D., M.ASCE who was a Professor at Columbia University and who is best known for pioneering contributions to applied mechanics" and is given in "recognition of outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics". Another...
Please follow this link to a Science Magazine article featuring some great research by Roger Fu's group. The research has been featured in popular media as well including CNN and National Geographic. Congratulations to Roger and his team!