College of Science in the Media Archive
S.Y. Chen, from Argonne National Laboratory, accepts directorship of IIT's Professional Master of Health Physics program. The announcement of his new position has received coverage in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Baltimore Sun.
Research by Joseph Orgel, assistant professor of biology and associate director of fiber crystallography, BioCAT, and colleagues on the structure of the collagen left in the fossilized bones of two dinosaurs received coverage in Nature, Science News, Discover, and PhysOrg.com.
Carlo Segre, associate dean for graduate admissions and professor of physics, spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about trends in international graduate students at IIT.
Jeff Terry, assistant professor of physics, explained the Fukushima nuclear incident in a variety of print, radio, and television media, including WTTW Channel 11 Chicago (PBS), CBS, FOX, Design News, and more.
The Chicago Sun-Times and CBS2 reported on the new Master of Science Education degree and middle-school science endorsement offered by IIT's Math and Science Education Department with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
Associate Professor of Sociology Christena Nippert-Eng discussed privacy in the age of social networking and ubiquitous surveillance for the "Eight-Forty-Eight" segment "How We Maintain Privacy in a More Public World" on Chicago Public Radio. Nippert-Eng is the author of the forthcoming book Islands of Privacy, to be published in September.
IIT Biology Associate Chair and Professor Ben Stark wrote an article on biofuels research for the May issue of the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition's Catalyst.
The Chicago Tribune published an obituary for Paul Fanta, a former IIT chemistry professor. Fanta joined IIT as an assistant professor in 1948 and retired as a professor in 1984.
Kevin Harrington, art and architecture professor, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and other publications about the battle over preservation of Walter Gropius' Chicago architecture.
Science announced that Mathematics and Science Education Department Professor and Chair Norman Lederman was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Professor and calendar authority Ed Reingold was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the intricacies of the Georgian calendar and efforts to reform or replace it.
A photograph taken by David Schalliol,visiting assistant professor of sociology, at the ABLA homes was one of four chosen to run on the cover of the Chicago Reader's year-end issue.
The New York Times reported the death of Edward Hall, an expert in nonverbal communication who taught for a time at IIT.
The company eMotion, co founded by Avelo Roy (CS 09) and Ed Suda (ARCH 09) and started as an IPRO at IIT, was featured in a segment on ABC 7 TV that discussed the social issues involved with tweens accessing the internet and the technology solutions available to address their safety online.
Sociology professor Christena Nippert-Eng discussed working in social environments for an article about recently laid-off workers using coffee shops as interim offices in The Thibodaux Daily Comet.
Philosophy professor Robert Ladenson was recognized online by Ann Subervi, a 2009 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl judge.
Art and Architecture History professor Kevin Harrington was quoted recently in the Chicago Tribune article "Bauhaus founder Gropius had a hand in Olympic Village site."
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, started at IIT in 1993 and now participated in by 94 colleges nationwide, is discussed in an article on the usefulness of philosophy in contemporary life, in the December 18 U.S. News and World Report.
The English newspaper The National carried an interview on August 7th with Susan Solomon (Chem 77) discussing the public's role in finding a solution for global warming. Solomon says, "In the end it will be up to public opinion as well as governments to decide whether and how to take action to combat global warming."
The June 16 Chemical & Engineering News carried a lengthy story about professional science master's (PSM) programs, including those at IIT - some of the oldest.
Bio-Medicine and other sources picked up a news release from the Tomato Products Wellness Council quoting Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman of IIT National Center for Food Safety and Technology on the spring's tomato salmonella outbreak. Burton-Freeman said, "Salmonella and other pathogens are killed at 145 degrees. Since tomato products are heat processed at temperatures well above that, consumers can feel assured about continuing to use them."
The June 4 Business Journal of Milwaukee reported the appointment of IIT mathematics alum (MS 74) Linda Salchenberger as the new dean of Marquette's College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management.
A May 19 Business Wire story named IIT CS students Jeff Engel and Daniel Votipka among the "2008 Fifty of the Future" by the Illinois Technology Association.
Chemistry almuma Susan Solomon was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in the May 14 edition.
In April, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Medill Reports were among the media reporting on the MSED/Perspectives Charter School partnership to open a new mathematics and science academy (grades 6-12) in the fall.
Computer science/engineering alumna and Tellabs Chief Information Officer Jean Holley was profiled in two Chicago Tribune stories in April.
A story about the University of Texas San Antonio's version of Ethics Bowl in the March 18 USA Today noted that the original Ethics Bowl was held at IIT in 1997, the brainchild of Philosophy Professor Robert Ladenson.
A March 2 Reuters article described the growth of IIT's University Technology Park and our students' employment by the companies there.
On February 27, Nanowerk.com posted the Tech News story "IIT hosts pioneers in nanotechnology," which described the first of three joint meetings of the American Chemical Society, Chicago Section, and IIT students and faculty as part of the chemistry department's Kilpatrick Lecture Series.
A February 25 news release from Argonne National Laboratory discussed how Biology Assistant Professor Joseph Orgel is determining the structure of collagen with unprecedented detail and highlighted his article in the February 26 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Motorola, Perspectives Charter Schools, and IIT's Mathematics and Science Education Department (MSED) are developing a new Chicago charter school for grades 6-12 that will focus on mathematics and science. The February 22 issue of Science discussed the partnership and the roles of Norman Lederman, MSED professor and chair, and Judith Lederman, director of teacher education and senior instructor. View the article.
A February 21 New York Times obituary for mathematics alumnus Samuel Karlin (MATH 44), Stanford professor, noted significant research throughout his career including use of mathematics for DNA analysis. Karlin was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and he received the National Medal of Science in 1989.
Second-year physics undergraduate Aram Apyan was lead author of the paper "Detecting neutrino magnetic moments with conducting loops" published in Physical Review D and reported in the February 13 Physics World.
Chemistry Assistant Professor Hyun-soon (Joy) Chong's latest cancer research was reported in a number of media, including the February 8 Biotech Business Week, Oncology Business Week, Cancer Weekly and Clinical Oncology Week. Professor Chong is a leading researcher in the cancer treatment and imaging known as radioimmunotherapy (RIT) and positron emission tomography (PET).
How does software help some ticket brokers "jump the line" and buy up online tickets for popular shows? Computer Science Assistant Professor Wai Gen Yee explained the technology in Fox 32 News investigative reports in January and February.
Andrew Howard, associate professor of biology and physics and co-director of the Master's in Health Physics program, commented on the dangers of methane in the January 20 Daily Herald story "Landfill's methane gas leaks pose worry to neighbors."
An article in Reason, "Do you write strong manly prose? Find out at Gender Guesser," referenced research done in 2003 by Computer Science Associate Professor Shlomo Argamon and colleagues at Bar-Ilan University in Israel about determining a writer's gender by the way he or she uses words.
Alumna Susan Solomon (Chem '77), along with her colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr., was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on October 12. Solomon is the head of the atmospheric chemistry division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and serves as co-chair of the IPCC's Working Group 1. She was responsible for drafting the Summary for Policymakers released earlier this year.
Solomon was quoted extensively in the October 13 Rocky Mountain News.
And, in an October 13 article in the Chicago Tribune, Solomon credited her IIT education with piquing her interest in climate change.
Humanities associate chair Greg Pulliam was interviewed regarding communications on campus during an emergency on the April 17 ABC7 News.
Humanities Ph.D. candidate April Welch was invited to ask a question at Oprah Winfrey's town hall meeting on April 17 about the Don Imus controversy.
IIT's participation in the Chicago Public High School transformation project was noted in an article in the May 8 Chicago Tribune.
BCPS Student Andrey Sokolov is quoted regarding a new technique for concentrating bacteria developed in part by IIT researchers, in a April 18 UPI story.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Wai Gen Yee spoke about identity theft on "Chicago Tonight" on WTTW Channel 11 in February. Yee also appeared on Chicago's WLS ABC-TV News in December to discuss cell phone security.
Associate Sociology Professor Christina Nippert-Eng was quoted in a February 2007 article in the Wall Street Journal about the "conversational dead zone" between some spouses at the end of a workday.
The January issue of Computing Research News ranked our Department of Computer Science eighth in the nation in number of MS degrees awarded (273 in total in 2004). De Paul had one more than us with 274.
Dan Kaplan, Director of the IIT Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics, remarked on the possible detection of Higgs particles during the HyperCP experiment at Fermilab, in the November 18 issue of New Scientist.
Alum Susan Solomon (CHEM 77) was quoted by hundreds of media outlets around the world (including CNN International, USA Today, LA Times, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Forbes, China Daily and more) in February in her role as the co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Paris. IPCC just released a report confirming evidence of global warming and identifying humans as the cause. Solomon works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is best known for her contributions to understanding the Antarctic ozone "hole." She became a member of the National Academy of Science at age 36, one of the youngest people ever to do so.
The Washington Post and other media reported the death of IIT alum, nuclear physicist and researcher Ralph Zirkind, age 88. He received his MS in physics from IIT in 1946.