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Stories in the College of Arts and Sciences

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Ángel Islas

Associate Professor, Biology

Associate biology professor studies the causes of cancer and students lend a hand in this life-changing research.

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Dale Johnson '08

History major, Economics major

History and economics double major finds ways to make connections across disciplines.

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Tracey Kahan

Associate Professor, Psychology

Psychology professor studies the sleeping mind and engages students in the science of sleep.

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Demetra Kalogrides '03

Sociology major

Conducting sociological research as an undergraduate prepares this sociology major for graduate school.

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Michael Lasley

English Professor

English lecturer encourages students to rethink citizenship and social justice issues by engaging with the local community

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Cynthia Leyva '12

Psychology and Ethnic Studies Major, Spanish Minor

A recent graduate channels SCU coursework with the community into post-graduate endeavors

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Noelle Lopez '09

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish Studies major

First woman in SCU history wins Rhode's scholarship and places her mark as distinguished scholar athlete.

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Mary Lucas '09

Biochemistry major

Hands-on learning in medicine as an undergraduate preps biochemistry graduate for medical school.

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Michael Lynch '07

Political Science major

Political science alumnus and military veteran publishes thesis in military journal noting importance of empathy in reserves.

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Joanne Martin

Lecturer, Theatre and Dance

Lecturer for theater department finds reward in teaching students, with no design experience, to construct costumes.