A 12-year- old once told me, “I love big words. They taste delicious.” I couldn’t agree more, but I am not as discerning. I love all words. I love the power of words and the difference just the right one can make in a story. So, let me help you with any writing or editing projects you have. I’ll help you find the most delicious words.
University of Illinois, Molecular and Integrative Physiology newsletter January 2001
How do frogs in a pond resemble people at a cocktail party? In both cases communication is possible only if frogs and people focus in on a particular voice… or croak… and tune out other, extraneous sounds.
Albert S. Feng, professor of physiology, biophysics, bioengineering and neuroscience, has spent the last decade teasing out the elements of listening in what he terms “a complex auditory environment.” His research has led him to study not just frogs and cocktail parties, but bats, which rely on their keen sense of hearing to gobble thousands of insects per evening.
Washington University School of Law Magazine January 2001
Immigration law has historically swung like a pendulum, pushed in part by public fears and hopes. When the economy is strong, immigration law is generous, when conditions are more stressful, restrictions on immigration grow. But even in the aftermath of the September 11 disaster, Stephen Legomsky, Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law, and Director of the Institute for Global Legal Studies, remains firmly upbeat about the benefits of immigration. September 11 has, however, influenced his thinking on the need to take precautions.
Like most people, astronaut Joe Tanner ‘73 ENG puts his pants on one leg at a time, but in his case, those pants belong to a space suit and weight 60 pounds. Last February, Tanner joined an elite group of astronauts — one of only 19 on active duty who have spacewalking, or “extra vehicular activity” (EVA), experience.
During the mission, STS-82, Tanner and six other astronauts replaced and updated parts of the Hubble telescope.
It was a beautiful fall evening when David Becker threw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Dodgers. Fred Hanser, J.D. ‘66, chair of the St. Louis Cardinals and one of Becker’s first students, was behind the plate catching—at Becker’s insistence.
Hanser signaled for a high fastball, Becker pitched a low slider that broke sharply to the outside. The fans, including hundreds of Law School students, roared.
Becker has a lot of fans. That’s because he is his students’ biggest fan.