Boston College Law hosts Kornhauser

October 26, 2009

Professor" target="_blank">Marjorie Kornhauser delivered a talk, "Tax Politics and the Common Folk: 1932-1936," on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Legal History Roundtable at Boston College Law School.

The roundtable gives Boston College faculty and faculty from other area institutions to meet and discuss a pre-circulated paper in legal history, and seeks to promote an informal, collegial atmosphere of informed discussion. Download Full Image

Kornhauser is director of the Tax Literacy Project at the College of Law. Her research focuses on the intersection of federal income taxation and society, and explores the philosophical, social, political, gendered and historical aspects of taxation. She frequently lectures both nationally and internationally, and writes extensively about taxation topics.

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Engineering new approaches to cancer research

October 26, 2009

Deirdre Meldrum, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is a key member of a team leading a new Arizona State University research center that will embark on a novel approach to understanding and treating cancer.

Meldrum directs the Center for Ecogenomics at ASU’s Biodesign Institute. The center will play a role in work for the new Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology at ASU. Download Full Image

It’s one of 12 Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers being supported by the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, to pursue development of new methods of arresting tumor growth and metastasis in the fight against cancer.

Research at the Center for Ecogenomic focuses in part on the study of the fundamental mechanisms governing the birth, growth and decline of human cells with the aim of better understanding and finding ways to combat the most widespread diseases and other threats to human health.

ASU’s new cancer research center will use technology developed in Meldrum’s ecogenomics lab, specifically a medical imaging technology called cell CT. Pioneered by researcher Roger Johnson and Alan Nelson, it enables true three-dimensional computed tomography imaging of individual cancer cells.

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Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering