FALL 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Research, Teaching, Outreach
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Someone to Watch Over You In nearly every country in the world, life expectancy is rising. Embedded within this good news is the distressing increase of chronic diseases that occur later in life, perhaps most notably diabetes. While many researchers seek medical solutions to this problem, Center of Information Systems and Technology Professor Samir Chatterjee has been developing a technological one.
A Hunger for Change In the early 1990s, CGU alum Badiul Alam Majumdar left his tenured faculty position to return to his home country of Bangladesh. His work as country director for the Hunger Project has been instrumental in empowering millions— most notably women—and changing the mindset of dependency and resignation.
The Mormon Moment, in Context An interview with Patrick Mason, the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Mason oversees the first graduate program devoted to Mormon studies in the world, which not only puts him at the vanguard of a burgeoning academic field, but has made him one of the most prominent public educators of a burgeoning religion.
Football, Flow, and Finding Your Way After Tearing an Achilles Tendon Athletics and academia often seem like strange bedfellows, but School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences’ Positive Psychology student Damian Vaughn is fusing his love for both into a successful post-playing career after five seasons as a professional football player.
Carrying the Flame: After Escape, An Artist Emerges Aragna Ker, local artist and Claremont Graduate University alum, was just an infant when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia, killing an estimated two million of their country’s own citizens during their four-year rule. Though he escaped the country while still a child, his Cambodian roots still inspire his artwork today.