Tagged: research

Biological research by Core Alum Martha Muñoz

Core alumna Martha Muñoz has recently been involved in some very interesting evolutionary research! Here the Core has laid out some of the information Martha provides on her own page: I am studying how behavior can simultaneously impede and impel evolution in different traits in the lizard, Anolis cybotes, a species that ranges from sea level […]

Diana Wylie named Fulbright Research Scholar

Professor of History Diana Wylie (who has been lecturer, seminar leader, and course coordinator for Core in previous years) will be leaving us for a while. Don’t get too upset though; she’ll be spending that time as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Morocco. Prof Wylie has long been interested in this area of the […]

“Digital Natives” have issues with Searching

A report from Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries gives insight into how well “digital native” college students navigate the web and refine their searches. Their findings are not encouraging: The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented, but the Illinois researchers found something they did not expect: students were not very good at using […]

Steven Pinker: Science Is Not Your Enemy

In an engaging article for New Republic, the acclaimed psychologist, linguist and author Steven Pinker discusses the underlying dislike of science residing in some “humanities people”. This matter is especially relevant to the integrated way sciences and humanities and learned in the Core. Here is an extract from Pinker’s introduction: These thinkers—Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, […]