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Date: Dec 2013

One of our very own, Professor Scott Weiss, attempted a multi-layered crossword puzzle competition for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. He won the grand prize of $2,500 by completing this crossword puzzle in just 55 minutes! This foundation is very near and dear to his heart because his grandmother suffered from dementia. It wasn't about the prize money for him; it was about being able to support this worthy cause. He started enjoying crossword puzzles in elementary school through the influence of his grandparents and still does about 12 crossword puzzles a week.

Professor Weiss plans to enter this same contest again, but will have to compete in the pro division because of his winnings.

Senior Computer Science students presented their research projects to the Mount Community today in Laughlin Auditorium. Their research project consisted of creating a mobile app used for smartphones. They demonstrated how the app was made and how to use the app itself during their presentations. 

Psychology students presented their semester research projects this week in the COAD Science building. Their research topics ranged from Immigrant Label and Terror Management Theory Effects on Attitudes to A Content Analysis of Victoria's Secret Catalogs. These posters will be displayed in the COAD Science building.

Other topics include: Tattoo Placement as a Response to Emotional Events, Helping Behavior Towards Transgender People, and Therapists and Professionals: Who is More Stressed?

Associate Professor of Biology, Dana P. Ward, Ph.D., and Michael Conrad C'14, plan to attend the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting held this month in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Ward and Conrad will present their research on the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) while attending the conference. The work done in Dr. Ward's lab has focused on developing a better understanding of the abnormal cell growth in PAH. Conrad will also take part in an undergraduate poster session.

These travel awards given to Dr. Ward and Conrad are nationally competitive from the American Society for Cell Biology.

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