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

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Curtis codebreakers


All across the Curtis veggie lounge, students, staff, and faculty gathered together around tables, hunched over each others’ screens, working on the problem posed by their computers. Over the ambient sound of mouse clicks, key taps and conversation, you could

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That’s teamwork


Lights. Color. Motion. These are traditional elements of a video game. But are they enough? When Ashwin Lall, assistant professor of computer science, first created a class on video game design he focused on the algorithms, principles and execution that

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Written By: Antrim Ross '16

Dreaming in colors


After a debut of their innovative multimedia performance Dreaming in Colors at the Columbus Museum of Art on October 12, composer HyeKyung Lee and artist Christian Faur brought the piece to Denison’s Knapp Performance Lab two days later. Lee’s original

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Photo Credits: Richard Klein

Tying the knot


Summer research looks different for all people and departments across campus. Some students take field trips down the Hill to nurse a cup of coffee at River Road Coffeehouse while digging into some heavy reading; others work 9-to-5 in labs;

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

Back in the saddle

Back In The Saddle

Matt Kretchmar, associate professor of computer science, is about to wrap up his first semester back in a full-time teaching position after spending five years as Denison’s dean of first-year students. We asked him how it feels to be back

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14

The odd couple

The Odd Couple

“First, rinse your mouth.” That was the starting procedure earlier this month for a lab about extracting and analyzing DNA from samples—provided by the students themselves—in an interdepartmental class, Biology/Computer Science 309: Computational Biology. The class, taught by Jeff Thompson,

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Robotics, computing & society

Robotics, Computing & Society

In a world flooded with technology, it’s easy to go about your day without wondering how it all works. So when Tom Bressoud was planning a first-year studies course focused on computer science, he wanted to find a way to

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Techno talent

Research incubation, defense strategy, venture capitalism—if it has to do with cutting edge technology, Sergei Kanareykin '03 has probably had his hands in it. The Boston-based alum was on campus yesterday talking with math and computer science majors about the many possibilities students have after their time at Denison. Since graduation, Kanareykin has served as the chief technical officer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, the deputy managing director of Oxantium Ventures, and CEO of Make a Mind Company, a technology incubator.


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Love and the liberal arts


When we first learned about Susan Kennedy’s lecture on the neuroscience of love, we just knew it had to be our Valentine’s Day story. But it also got us thinking about how love, that coolest, most human of qualities, might play

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The correct answer is: ‘Who is Watson?’

The Correct Answer Is: 'Who Is Watson?'

This week, a crew of busy math and computer science students carved out a 30-minute break, grabbed some munchies, and gathered up to watch the final installment of  “Jeopardy! Battle of Man vs. Machine.” It featured IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, against

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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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