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Spanish professor Rita Urquijo-Ruiz introduces students to Latino culture through music, short stories, and performance art
Trinity University English professor Michael Soto guides students on a path he once traveled
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Michael Soto's parents, who didn't go to college, never asked "if" he would go to college but "where." Although Trinity University was the only Texas college to which he applied, Soto made stops at Stanford and Harvard Universities to earn degrees before circling back as an associate professor of English and director of the McNair Scholars Program. more>>
Geosciences professor Dan Lehrmann conducts research in South China and along a Central Texas river
For Trinity University geosciences professor Dan Lehrmann, fieldwork could mean guiding students down the Llano River in kayaks or taking them on hikes in a rural area of southern China. In either location or any of the other places where he ventures, he views fieldwork - especially if a discovery happens - as the excitement factor of his work. more>>
Kim Phillips, a behavioral neuroscientist, uses non-invasive imaging technology to study the brains of capuchins – including research on the area of the brain responsible for curiosity.
A capuchin monkey spies a brightly colored object on the side of its cage that wasn't there before. The object is square-shaped and seemingly out of place in the monkey's environment. But within seconds, the monkey swings up to the new gadget and begins to touch it with quick, deft movements and sniffs at it to figure out what it might be. more>>
Music historian Kimberlyn Montford gives students an appreciation of music, from 17th century sacred music, to opera, and African American music.
It wouldn't be too hard to find Kimberlyn Montford, associate professor of music at Trinity University, when she is not on campus. You could probably find her at whatever concert is taking place in the area. Montford might be attending the San Antonio Symphony, where she holds a season subscription. Or she might be at the annual Austin City Limits music festival. And don't overlook The White Rabbit, a small club not far from campus that specializes in indie bands. more>>
Trinity University professor focuses on the history of economic thought.
We could just beat each other up to obtain goods and services, but a much more orderly and peaceful practice has evolved - trade - and then came money, which evolved to facilitate trade. The history of economic thought fascinates Maria Pia Paganelli, assistant professor of economics at Trinity University, who says trade is successful when individuals replace fear with trust. more>>
Microwave engineer at Trinity University touches many disciplines in his research.
Joshua Schwartz, an assistant professor of engineering science at Trinity University, is contributing to international research on the use of microwave imaging to detect breast cancer and, with the help of a Trinity undergraduate, is figuring out ways to identify fluids using only the tiniest amounts without touching or destroying them. more>>
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