News from the Research Commons

August 23, 2016

Spotlight on: Gary Liu and the Transformation of Drug Carriers

“Fail often, but fail quickly” is Gary Liu’s motto in the lab. Gary’s research is complex, focused on developing carriers to transport drugs to a diseased part of the body while leaving the rest of the body unaffected. Targeted drug carriers will result in better treatment without side effects. Gary’s motivation stems from personal experience;…

August 10, 2016

Spotlight: Caleb Knapp on Race and Non-Normative Sexuality

During an undergraduate course on race, realism and the city, Caleb Knapp considered literature’s “social, cultural, and political value.” Earning his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington, Caleb is using the value found in literature to research the question: “how are race and non-normative forms of sexuality related, and what is the long…

July 26, 2016

Spotlight on: Madison Smith and The Air, Sea, Ice Interface

  Next spring Madison Smith will spend two months on the open sea…in the Antarctic. On an icebreaker. Madison is looking forward to her chilly trip during which she will collect data for her research looking at the increase in waves due to thinning sea ice. Growing up in Bellingham, Madison always appreciated the water. She…

July 19, 2016

Spotlight on: Ben Wirth and the Masculine Model

What does a “real man” look like? Ben Wirth is asking the question. Ben grew up in Pittsburgh and attended American University intending to study political science. He quickly discovered that he liked talking politics, not studying political science. Now Ben aims to “figure out what I’m passionate about as I experience it.” Ben’s passion led him…

July 12, 2016

Research Commons News: July Edition

  The Research Commons is open during summer term! Monday-Thursday 8 am – 7 pm, Fridays 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-5 pm Graduate Writing Consultations        Using some of your summer to prepare articles for publication, work on a dissertation, or write conference proposals? Graduate writing tutors are available for help….

July 5, 2016

Spotlight on: James Kralj and Marine Affairs

James Kralj knows water. He grew up five miles away from Lake Michigan, and travel further piqued his interest; now he studies water in Alaska and along the coast from Washington to California. During an internship after his sophomore year at University of Wisconson-Madison, James heard former NOAA director Dr. Jane Lubchenco explain the need…

June 30, 2016

Spotlight on: Emily Thompson and Public Scholarship

Emily Thompson is a translator, an academic, a researcher, a librarian. This spring she added a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science to two BAs (Spanish and English) and a Master’s degree in Spanish. Armed with her experience and skills, Emily focuses on public scholarship, which she defines in opposition to traditional publishing in…

June 21, 2016

Summer Hours

Visit the Research Commons this summer! Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, July 4: Closed

May 26, 2016

Finals and Interim Hours

The Research Commons has different hours during finals and Spring/Summer Interim: Special Hours Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day): 1:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday, June 4 (Finals): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 5 (Finals): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday, June 10 (spring quarter ends): 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, June 11 (Commencement): 9:00 am –…

May 5, 2016

The Lineup: Scholars’ Studio TRANSFORM

Attend Scholars’ Studio on May 19th, 4-6pm! Scholars’ Studio TRANSFORM presents:  Wesley Henry: “Changing Culture by Embracing Heritage: Transforming a Remote, Rural School” James Kralj: “Transforming Our View of the Ocean, One Strand of DNA at a Time” Karen Chan: “Re-embracing the Power Plant” Taylor Boulware: “Queer the Walking Dead: The 100, Elyza Lex, &…

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