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Animal, vegetable, mineral Metals in biology
Green go-getter
Bundestag internship
What the faculty are up to
Speaking words of wisdom Commencement '06
Feature presentation Prehistoric facial
Friends mourn Lertora Professor remembered
Resistance and revival Art in the face of Holocaust
“I’ll get it for you, babe” Veteran d-hall chef retires
Information invasion? Technology and privacy
Sizzling, sexy spectacle Ujima's fashion show
Books Faculty and alumni authors
Sportswrap Spring sports highlights


Feature presentation

A facial reconstruction from the skull of a prehistoric teenager makes a fitting senior project for an anthro major and art minor. Lizzie Sobel ’06 showed her work—combining skeletal analysis, study of microcephaly (from which this teenager suffered), and sculpture—at Academic Festival in May. The event’s 200 presenters ranged from the self-described “two Jewish white kids” doing African drumming to a sociologist drawing links between money and emotional abuse, a biologist studying factory farming, and a pair of cryptologists analyzing Morse Code. Group sessions included a women’s-studies panel on “trash talk and sexing the brain” in sports, politics, and science; a multimedia presentation, “Safaris, Slaves, and Spice,” by twenty travelers to East Africa; and a Web site exploring Islamic jurisprudence. —SR