Snell Library’s new look

Stu­dents returned to campus this semester to Snell Library’s trans­formed first floor, which now includes more than 20 new col­lab­o­ra­tive work­rooms, a redesigned Info­Com­mons and main lobby, and informal study … read more »

Big data’s role in business innovation

New assis­tant pro­fessor Christoph Riedl applies his research inter­ests in data sci­ence and com­pu­ta­tional social sci­ence to study sub­stan­tive research ques­tions in areas ranging from online social net­works to decision-​​making, team­work, and productivity.

A new light wave

Assis­tant pro­fessor Yongmin Liu and col­lab­o­ra­tors at Penn State and M.I.T. have devel­oped the world’s first recon­fig­urable fluid lens with the capacity to enable ultra-​​small, ultra-​​fast devices.

A wiring diagram for disease

Baruch Barzel, a post­doc­toral researcher in world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for map­ping the inter­ac­tions between cel­lular com­po­nents, moving the team a step closer in its quest to under­stand, pre­dict, and con­trol disease.

President Aoun joins National Presidential Innovation Lab

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun has been named to the Amer­ican Council on Education’s Pres­i­den­tial Inno­va­tion Lab, a new national ini­tia­tive to explore oppor­tu­ni­ties in dis­rup­tive inno­va­tions in higher edu­ca­tion and design solu­tions to increase the number of Amer­i­cans able to earn a col­lege degree.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.