Archives for "Society and culture"

Wednesday

January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Here’s how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

Thursday

November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

The annual Trashion Show once again featured wearable runway designs made from recycled stuff, including one outfit inspired by Barbarella and Madonna.

Friday

October 16, 2015 11:46 am

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Friday

November 21, 2014 11:47 am

Tuesday

April 8, 2014 3:12 pm

Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Employing his technique of “community-based cinema,” Saddlemire follows four Lewiston families, including that of professors Charles Nero and Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

Friday

March 14, 2014 10:23 am

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

The ad “Dad and Papa” highlights the “contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities,” Engel writes.

Friday

February 21, 2014 10:41 am

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. “Days is a way to share a day in your life,” Fisher says.

Thursday

January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

“It’s hard to comprehend billions of years,” says geology professor Mike Retelle.

Thursday

November 7, 2013 5:02 pm

Tuesday

August 6, 2013 10:00 am

Soderberg ’00 and López-Carr ’93 selected to elite NAS symposium for best and brightest young scientists

Soderberg ’00 and López-Carr ’93 selected to elite NAS symposium for best and brightest young scientists

The NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science program invites only A-list young researchers. It’s also a predictor of later success.