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Research Magazine: General Information
Dean's Message
Research News
Faculty Profiles
Seismic Signatures
Setting the Standard
Net Impact
Theology in Action
Manufacturing the Future
Helping the Disabled do Math

The Internet and the Law

Gender and the Middle Ages

Financial Engineering
From the Hilltop to the Market place
Profiting from Patents
Scholar of the Southwest
In Pursuit of the Sacred and the Obscured
Sponsored Research
Faculty Publications
Faculty Recognition
Mary Vernon: Portrait of an Artist