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Brooke Doerfler undergraduate exhibition

Check the map

Beaver psychology professor Kevin Bennett used existing data and research to create a map of our country’s psychology.
Green plants, including fernleaf bleeding heart, grow in the woods.

Biology professor receives money from Duquesne Light to study local plant

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson has received more than $15,000 to conduct a genetic study of Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, a plant that's considered endangered in some parts of Pennsylvania.
John Chapin and two students look at a computer screen.

Communications professor's early life drives violence prevention, anti-bullying research

When John Chapin was in middle school, he got pulled out of class in order to appear in court and testify about his abusive father. It was an experience that shaped his life and his work.
Mari Pierce speaks with a student while judging his research project.

Re-examining the death penalty

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice Mari Pierce is examining capital case transcripts for insight on jury decisions, research that one day could affect how cases are tried and the future of the death penalty in the United States.