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

Solving the skyscraper


It’s an early April Friday afternoon in Physics 201. Our professor, Dr. Riina Tehver, walks into the classroom, glances over her students, and says “Glad to see that nobody is dead!” The comment receives tired but genuine laughter, and it’s

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Written By: Patrick Banner '18

Meet the new class


Every January brings the start of the spring semester, snow, and a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who make the final decision to award tenure to a crop of eligible associate professors. In a small busy community that’s constantly

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Cool physics


Last week, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist came to the Hill. William Phillips, head of the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was hosted by the Physics and Astronomy department last week for

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Written By: Patrick Banner '18

Looking into the hearts of stars


Will we ever know if there is life in other solar systems? Two J. Reid and Polly Anderson summer research scholars have been looking at a key indicator that could point to an answer. Nathan Myers ’17 and Noah Rogers

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Written By: Jillian Koval '16, Noah Rogers '17, Nathan Myers '17

Audio facelift


“The architects who designed Swasey Chapel in the 1920s could teach a few things to today’s designers,” said Ed Dugger, an architectural acoustics consultant who is updating the venerable building’s sound equipment. The Denison University landmark was built in 1924,

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Imagining the other


In a true liberal arts pairing, science joined fine arts this past semester for an imaginative exercise in description and interpretation. Physics Professor Steve Doty’s “Life, Death, and Aliens” partnered with Ron Abram’s “Introduction to Drawing” class, and the end

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Physics of dance


Gemma Aldana ’16 loves to dance. Open to all styles, she doesn’t discriminate. She can shake her hips and wave her arms with the best of them, but her favorite moves require a little more poise. “My mom thought that

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In our local communities, there are scores of men and women who deserve our thanks and praise today—Veterans Day. This is the story of two, and their paths of service that converged and continued in Granville. Born in Vermont, Trevor

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Written By: Kevin Bennett

Monkeying with molecular motors

Monkeying With Molecular Motors

Riina Tehver is into motors – but not the kind that go vroom-vroom. She’s a biophysicist who’s looking at some of the protein motors that work inside organic cells to transport necessary organelles and chemicals to different parts of the

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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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