Spring 2008
Reinventing the Internet
Jonathan Turner, professor of computer science, is helping create a future where virtual worlds would allow people to collaborate internationally and, in the process, help solve global energy and environmental problems.

Tuned into Creativity, Collaboration Is Key
Melding research in education, psychology, and business, Associate Professor Keith Sawyer explains “that all creativity, even seemingly solitary pursuits, involves improvisation, collaboration, and communication.

Addiction Research: Exploring Issues Hidden Below the Surface
University researchers Linda Cottler and Laura Bierut search for those suffering from addiction, as well as for the biological, psychological, and environmental clues behind the widespread disease and despair.
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Eco-Business Gets the Green Light
Five alumni represent a growing number of entrepreneurs interested in environmental sustainablility, and the challenges and opportunities a more “green” world offers.

A Digital Character
Leading IBM’s cultural strategy and programs initiative, alumnus John Tolva and his team create virtual worlds, where cities, museums, and other exhibits come to life online for global education.

Social Sciences/Law Building Honors Seigles’ Generosity
Alumnus and philanthropist Harry Seigle and his wife, Susan, have provided the lead gift for a building under construction on the western end of the Danforth Campus.