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Student Spotlight: Mia Stevens

For many people, drones are the things of sci-fi movies and top-secret operations. For Mia Stevens, they are part of her daily routine. Mia’s research focuses primarily on the boundaries that keep unmanned aerial systems (drones) where they are supposed to be and away...

Student Spotlight: Melissa Coppola

Melissa Coppola is bringing classical music to life, not only for those who already love it, but for those who have yet to experience it. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, classical music attendance has decreased rapidly over the last ten years, and...

On the Trail of the Ghost Planet

At this very moment in the outermost region of the solar system, in a distant ring of dwarf planets and icy detritus known as the Kuiper Belt, there’s an object that isn’t acting quite right. Its name, 2015 BP519, is not all that exciting. But the nature of its orbit,...

Public Scholarship in the Time of HIV/AIDS

As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, communities throughout the country will gather to raise awareness of HIV and provide testing services. In Detroit, for example, local organizations such as Gospel Against AIDS, the Michigan Health Department, and...

The Hidden Cost of Energy Poverty

For millions of Americans, it isn’t enough to have a roof over their heads. They struggle to find the means to adequately heat or cool the places they call home, and that—particularly in households with elderly family members or small children—leaves them vulnerable...

Alumni Spotlight: Jeannine Bell

As a social justice activist and scholar raised in 1970s Detroit, Jeannine Bell is no stranger to the challenges faced by marginalized populations today. Currently a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jeannine focuses on the systemic racism that...