• NASA scientist Kevin Hand ’97 recovers an under-ice rover from Alaska’s Sukok Lake.
  • Muralist Florian Jenkins reflects on his campus visit 42 years ago to paint “The Life of Malcolm X.”
  • Rich Bloch ’65: attorney by day, “Edison of Magic” by night.
  • When Jamie Berk ’11 and Mostafa Heddaya ’11 couldn’t find anything interesting to read, they decided to launch their own literary journal.
The Hole Truth
NASA scientist Kevin Hand ’97 recovers an under-ice rover from Alaska’s Sukok Lake.
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The Actor Who Knew Too Much

Perennially underestimated, the movies of Robert Ryan ’32 are worth viewing all over again—or for the first time.
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The Rambler

During the peak of the Depression new graduate Harry “Espy” Espenscheid ’34 shirked the frustrations of a job hunt in favor of traveling around a world on the brink of tumultuous change.
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Supply and Demand

How the dismal science morphed into freakonomics and made econ the College’s most popular major.
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Game Changer

Innovative digital humanities professor and game designer Mary Flanagan takes the art of play—and social change—to a whole new level.
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Mistaken Identity

How one student coped as a “stealth dyslexic.”
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Is Your Brain to Blame?

Cognitive neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga ’61 explores the mystery of free will vs. determinism.
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A Record That Wasn’t

Six Dartmouth “rabbits” set the pace for what was originally deemed a record-breaking run at Alumni Gym nearly 80 years ago.

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  • Brainballs
    De-hydrated alginate spheres, imaged with the secondary electron detector in a scanning electron microscope (SEM).
    Philipp Hunger
    1/11
  • Damage Features on a Metal Hip Implant
    Imaged at 100x using a Keyence microscope.
    Steven Reinitz
    2/11
  • Freshwater Ice Under Microscope
    Digital photograph of thin section of polycrystalline S2 freshwater ice under cross-polarized light to illuminate its columnar-grained microstructure.
    Scott Snyder
    3/11
  • Jelly Fish
    Calcium carbonate crystal, false colored with a blue filter.
    Philipp Hunger
    4/11
  • Layer by Layer
    Sintered, freeze-cast hydroxyapatite scaffold with horizontal canal, templated by an alginate strut.
    Philipp Hunger
    5/11
  • Microridged Scaffolds
    Highly aligned microridges run alongside the walls in ice-templated carboxymethylcellulose scaffolds.
    Margaret Wu
    6/11
  • Nano Autumn
    Chitosan scaffold imaged by SEM at 100X. First-place winner (tied).
    Fioleda Prifti
    7/11
  • Nano Bloom
    Nanocellulose fibril scaffold. Second-place winner (tied).
    Fioleda Prifti
    8/11
  • Pacman
    Chitosan Spheres with additional “burnmarks” created with the electron beam.
    Philipp Hunger
    9/11
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Vertical Nanofiber Array
    PVDF fiber with 300nm diameter and 3um length fabricated by template assisted method. First-place winner (tied).
    Dajing Chen
    10/11
  • Atlas’ Hand
    Debris adhered to the inner surface of a titanium tube was deposited during cutting of the tube and caused detrimental scratches.
    Jay Vincelli
    11/11

Thayer engineering students (mostly Ph.D. candidates) recently produced images to highlight the creativity and beauty of research as part of a Visionaries in Technology contest. Here are a few examples of their extreme close-ups.

Brainballs
De-hydrated alginate spheres, imaged with the secondary electron detector in a scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Philipp Hunger
1/11
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