A new Day in cancer research

Delbert Day, CerE’58, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at Missouri S&T, has made a name for himself in cancer research. Now his name will be associated with a cancer institute at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

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Briefly

W. Lance Haynes, professor of speech and media studies, was named chair of arts, languages and philosophy in November.

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Business is booming for new degree program

Last spring, Missouri S&T became the first university in the nation to offer a master’s degree in explosives engineering.

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Keith Bailey to grads: embrace change and progress

In his Dec. 18 commencement address at Missouri S&T, Keith Bailey, ME’64, told new graduates to expect to be confronted and bombarded with exciting choices.

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Expanding cyber diversity

Missouri S&T is working with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to develop a new program for undergraduate students in an effort to get more women and minorities interested in the field of cyber-security — specifically, information assurance education.

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Professional degrees awarded

Missouri S&T awarded 10 honorary professional degrees during commencement on Dec. 18.

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As Earth warmed, ancient rainforests thrived

While environmental theorists speculate that rainforests could be destroyed by rapid global warming, two scientists with ties to Missouri S&T believe otherwise. In the November issue of the journal Science, the researchers report that tropical rain forests thrived during a period of global warming almost 60 million years ago.

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A concrete way to help the environment

If Jeffery Volz has his way, millions of tons of fly ash will be diverted away from ponds and landfills and into the nation’s infrastructure. Volz, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, plans to use the stuff — the fine particles that rise with flue gases during combustion — as an additive in concrete.

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Shock and awe: in stereo

Sixty-four loudspeakers hang from a truss system and 80-hertz subwoofers shake the ground, blasting the sounds of combat inside a non-descript, soundproof building on the south side of Rolla.

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Mining on the moon — far out

Leslie Gertsch became fascinated with the moon while watching Apollo astronauts collect lunar rocks on a black- and-white television in her family’s Ohio farm house. More recently, she was paying close attention when NASA blasted a hole in the moon’s surface, where more water than expected was discovered.

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