We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

Blog Archives

Harnessing the summer sun

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The future is looking bright thanks to Kareha Agesa ’17, who has been working diligently to harness the immense power of the sun this summer. Well, it’s not exactly that simple, but Agesa has been collaborating with a team of

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Written By: Jillian Koval '16

Seasonal scenes

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In the days leading up to the end of the fall semester, everyone navigates the yin and yang of the season. On the one hand: the parties and decorations and all the festivities. And on the other hand: finals. Now

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Photo Credits: Charlie Hoffman '18, Jenny Kim '16, Timothy Black

Dear Alumni: Welcome Home!

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  A busy college is like a living thing — growing and changing over time, while retaining its familiar essence. Just in the last five years, since the Class of 2009 left campus, Denison has seen some major building projects,

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Professors of the future

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At a recent faculty meeting, Provost Kim Coplin announced the eight faculty members who have received tenure this year. The professors represent a diverse group of academic disciplines including political science, English, history, economics, communication, philosophy, international studies, religion, women’s

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14 and Ginny Sharkey '83

The frog scientist

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Harvard University: the elite of the elite, a standard ingrained in the American education system, or, to young Tyrone Hayes, a college referenced in his favorite television program, Green Acres. “I first heard about Harvard because Oliver Douglas, the main

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Written By: Rachel Morrison ’16 and Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim'16

Denison in the Blogosphere (1/17/14)

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We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the Interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s links, we’ve got an alumna with an eye for fashion, another who plans to blend

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Written By: Rachel Morrison ’16

Bright idea

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Scholars and educators across the country have noted that large universities focus so many of their resources on graduate students that it’s hard for undergraduates to get research experience. At Denison, however, programs like the Young Scholar Awards and Anderson

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

The end of the Knobel era

The End of the Knobel Era

Springtime at Denison is a time for farewells, as students finish required papers and take final exams, while seniors prepare for Commencement and life after college. This spring, Denisonians also are saying goodbye to the college’s 19th president, Dale T.

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15 and Kurt Hickman

Solar sizzle

Solar Sizzle

A true believer in the amazing potential of solar power, Joe Reczek, assistant professor of chemistry, is tireless when it comes to devising ways to demonstrate how we can harness the energy of the sun. His newest outreach project, funded

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Ebaugh’s golden

We Got The Gold

Denison was just recognized with the gold rating for the renovation and expansion of Ebaugh Laboratories, a project that was completed last year. In 2008, Denison made a major commitment to the environment: All new campus construction from that point

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Faith in chemistry

Faith In Chemistry

Faith Simunyu ’13, a biochemistry major, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the UNCF Merck Science Initiative and will receive $25,000 toward her college costs. Additionally, she will be a paid intern for 10 to 12 weeks at a

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Getting a handle on molecular ‘baskets’

Getting A Handle On Molecular Baskets

  Tell someone you’re learning how to build baskets in college, and most folks would think of that mythological class Basketweaving 101 — a catch phrase for an easy “A.” No such thing here. In Jordan Fantini’s chemistry research lab,

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Good science, clean water

Good Science, Clean Water

The Newark Advocate recently reported that Licking County middle- and high-school students can explore ways to purify water and help people in developing countries by participating in a science challenge this winter, and one might even win a six-week, paid

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Celebrating science

Celebrating Science

A crowd of chilly but very happy Denisonians gathered on campus Friday afternoon for the re-dedication of the newly renovated and expanded Ebaugh Laboratories, and even the brisk autumn breeze was no match for the depth of pride in our

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Bringing science to the light

Bringing Science To The Light

So you want to jump inside the middle of a virtual molecule? We’ve got that. It’s immersive learning technology, and it’s just one element of what’s happening in Ebaugh Labs, where everything old is brand spanking new again. And it’s

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Extraordinary medicine

Extraordinary Medicine

[media id=114 width=600 height=474] When most people hear the word “virus,” they think runny nose, fever, and maybe an upset stomach. But Barry Byrne ’78 is flipping the script by taking the tiny pathogens and making them work for us,

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Creating better chemistry

Creating Good Chemistry

Could an organic chem lab use a little tweaking? Why not make it better for students? (Here, the word “lab” doesn’t mean the room with beakers and Bunsen burners; it means the act of carrying out a specific experiment in

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Peace Corps & Denison go hand-in-hand

Peace Corps. It's Part Of What We Do.

Phil Waite spends a lot of time with lab supplies. As the Chemistry Department’s stockroom supervisor, it’s his job. But 36 years ago, he was working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, and he didn’t have enough supplies, or

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

What’s cooking at Ebaugh?

What's cooking at Ebaugh?

Brick by brick, the exterior walls of the Ebaugh Laboratories’ renovation, including an expansion of 19,000 square feet, are going up—right on schedule. Art Chonko, director of facilities, says progress on the chemistry and biochemistry building’s interior is happening fast,

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Poker face

Poker Face

Shelie Miller (Chemistry 2000) had an ace in the hole when she interviewed for a faculty spot earlier this year at the University of Michigan. But she couldn’t lay all her cards on the table—not until the White House made

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Blinding with science

Summer Scholars Science Symposium

Over the summer, Matt Matteri ’11, a geosciences major, spent three weeks in Utah observing and documenting rock structures in the Northern Confusion Range. He then returned to campus to create a geologic map of the area—the first of its

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