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To Jargon or Not to Jargon

Everyone knows academic writing has too much jargon. Except that not everyone agrees. An article in ?The Chronicle of Higher Education by legal scholar Cass Sunstein defends scholarly verbiage against its critics – and cites…

Mission to Mars

Junior Barak Stoltz spent two weeks in December on Mars—or at least, the closest analog available on Earth: The Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The station, operated by the Mars Society, recruits researchers for missions meant to simulate…

Liang Hong Wins Ovshinsky Student Travel Award

Liang Hong has won an Ovshinksy Student Travel Award from the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Materials Physics (DMP). Hong is one of ten recipients of the highly competitive award, which provides…

Asrat Demise wins Heyning-Roelli Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to graduate student Asmamaw Asrat A Demise, who was selected to receive a Heyning-Roelli Foundation scholarship.  This significant award will enable Asrat to study abroad at ETH, one of the premier universities…

Dirk Morr talks at "Pint of Science" event

Professor Dirk Morr joins other faculty and researchers from UIC, U of C, Argonne and other universities to discuss their research at the annual Pint of Science Festival. Professor Morr ?will talk about…

Robert Klie joins the editorial board for Scientific Reports

Professor Robert Klie has been invited to become a member of the editorial board for Scientific Reports, a journal from the publishers of Nature.   Scientific Reports is a multidisciplinary, open access publication covering…