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To most people, a small bead and fragment of metal found in Alaska just south of the Arctic Circle wouldn’t qualify as particularly significant. But for H. Kory Cooper, associate professor at Purdue, they reveal a world of historical possibility.
Student-athletes can usually look forward to a break from school and sports during the summer months. And while a handful of Huskers recently got a breather from lectures and practices, the work they performed instead was at least as challenging — and rewarding.
Few public universities in the United States have the historic pedigree of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The institution, which traces its lineage back to its original charter in 1766, is celebrating its 250th “birthday” this year, making it slightly older than the U.S. itself.
The Big Ten Conference made quite a mark on the Peace Corps last year, as evidenced by the organization’s tally of volunteers by alma mater in 2015.
Bold. Brilliant. Benevolent.
When Roberta Rubin came to the University of Michigan, she had every intention of studying to become a physical therapist. But her experiences in Ann Arbor set her on a very different academic and career path.
A trailblazing African-American basketball player who grew up in the segregated South. A virtuoso musician who contributed several tunes to the Great American Songbook. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who changed the way war correspondents work, and died on the frontlines doing it. An author who wrote one of the most popular series of novels for young people in history.
Alexis Crockett is a born Buckeye, in every sense. A native of Macedonia, Ohio, Crockett’s parents met at Ohio State, two of her aunts attended the university, and the family loved taking in college football Saturdays in Columbus.
Every fall, hundreds of elementary and middle school students flock to West Lafayette, Ind., for a fun-filled day of launching water rockets, experimenting with mini Mars rovers and learning about what lies beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
The University of Iowa is a groundbreaking institution. In 1855 — before the American Civil War — it enacted a policy of admitting male and female students on an equal basis, the first public university in the United States to do so.
For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. And that means finding a few books that provide a combination of mental diversion and stimulation during those long, hot, idle days.
As the conference champions in both football and men’s basketball, the Spartans unquestionably had a ‘B1G’ year. But that’s even more true when you look off the field or court.
The only thing more difficult than getting kids to make healthy dietary choices is holding their attention in a classroom. The new “Food for Thought” app, a project developed at the University of Illinois, might help children do both.
Four and a half billion years. That’s how old most scientists believe the Earth to be.
Two artists sit in a paint-festooned studio surrounded by works of art in various stages of completion. It’s a casual setting; there’s coffee and easy conversation between the two as they weave in and out of topics. They discuss color, artistic discovery, passion, mysticism and the finer points of Herbie Hancock.
Students from Big Ten universities accounted for an impressive five out of 15 Churchill Scholars for 2016-2017. These students will travel to the United Kingdom this fall to study their academic disciplines for a year at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College.
College sports fans live for gamedays: tailgating on a crisp autumn afternoon, jumping for joy after a game-winning buzzer-beater, seeing the go-ahead goal or run scored in a tight contest.
He’s a college professor who goes on incredible adventures in far-flung places, interacting with fascinating locals as he pursues his mission to find and preserve priceless treasures.
When Jeremy Dennis came to Happy Valley about two years ago, he was hoping to expand his horizons. Already a graduate of Stony Brook University, New York, he applied for the master of fine arts in photography program at Penn State.
Imagine you’re highly skilled in software coding or the finer aspects of machine learning. You’d be a sought-after commodity in today’s employment market, and the odds of finding a fulfilling job that allows you to make a good living would be pretty good.
Every parent wonders at some point: How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? The answer: You make them grow the vegetables too!