As he explores in the seven-week course, some graphic work is legitimately seen as great literature, from Art Spiegelman’s “Maus”—a postmodern examination of Nazism that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992—to Alan Moore’s deconstruction of the superhero myth, “Watchmen,” to comic artists such as Dan Clowes, Adrian Tomine and Chris Ware being published in The New Yorker.
While their numbers are increasing slowly, women are famously under-represented in physics departments at universities nationwide. CU-Boulder hews to this trend, but women compose a larger share of the physics department’s student population and faculty than average. Further, faculty female role models, said to be a key factor in retaining women students in the sciences, have distinguished themselves.
It could have been worse. The water could have been higher; preparedness could have been lower. Or both. The pioneering work of a University of Colorado Boulder professor and the natural-hazards research of his successor have helped ensure that the human toll of floods is minimized and strives to help people prepare for and be resilient to natural disasters.
When the launch director declares the rocket “ready to launch,” people applaud, children squeal, scientists cry. A final status check clears the mission’s two rockets and its spacecraft: “Go Atlas. Go Centaur. Go MAVEN.” This is just one point on a timeline that began 10 years ago, will follow a 10-month space journey and conclude with a year-long mission to determine what happened to the air and water that once existed on Mars.
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