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March 31st, 2021

The Griffith Lab has the Power to Change

The power of wind has been used for centuries to make human lives better and easier. In the past, it was used to produce food, grind grain, pump water, and cut wood at sawmills1. Today’s modern wind machines output electricity using massive—lengths greater than a football field—rotating blades. A turbine with blades over 350 feet …read more

March 9th, 2021

Q&A with ATEC Professor Kim Knight

Kim Knight is an Associate Professor of Critical Media Studies in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication. Her research explores how digital culture affects negotiations of power and the formation of identity, particularly for marginalized groups. Professor Knight took a break to reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on her research: Describe …read more

March 1st, 2021

Weaponized Information from WWII Offers Insights into Today’s “Fake News”

The United States weaponized information to secure Latin American support during World War II. What can those strategies tell us about the nature of propaganda campaigns in the age of “fake news”? A poster was created about this topic. The Center for US-Latin America Initiatives is analyzing trends in historical persuasive messaging and the visibility …read more

February 1st, 2021

Research Team Examining the Connection Between Aging Heart and Brain Health

Advancing age is associated not only with physical health problems but also with certain cognitive declines that are linked with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). An increased sedentary lifestyle leads to a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease due to reduced arterial wall plasticity. Because MCI is considered to be a pre-clinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, …read more

September 30th, 2020

Dr. Park’s Team is Working to Identify Alzheimer’s Disease Decades Before Memory Loss Becomes Apparent

Dr. Denise Park leads a scientific team that uses advanced imaging techniques to identify the earliest changes in the brain that likely signifies Alzheimer’s disease many years into the future. A poster has been created on this topic. By age 85, about 1/3 of older adults are afflicted. Dr. Park’s work plays an important role …read more