July 23, 2019
Xiuxiong Chen, Professor of Mathematics, and Rouven Essig, Associate Professor of Physics, have been named 2019 Simons Investigators, becoming the first faculty members at the University to receive this coveted award.
A selection of 11 paintings and works on paper by Walter Plate (1925-1972), one of the foremost young American abstractionists to emerge after World War II, will be on view at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center from August 1 through October 31. The exhibition includes works inspired by Plate’s frequent visits to Long Island’s East End, where he associated with members of the older generation of abstract painters, including Adolph Gottlieb and Willem and Elaine de Kooning.
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Liliana Dávalos ’ current research includes several projects involving bats. Her work   analyzes groups that have evolved many specialized senses, studies the role of anti-microbial peptides on bat wings in resistance to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, and investigates the co-evolution between fruit scents and the olfactory ability and behavioral preferences of fruit-eating bats. Her research also includes studying the impact of the illegal drugs on rain forests in the Andean region.
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