Category: 2012 Summer

Lucky Finds, Nuclear Deals and a New Look

Finding a million ounces of gold from campus using satellite photography isn’t usual for a student earning a master’s degree in geology, but it’s what happened to Russell Dow MS ’04. His story of mineral discovery is probably...

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Megatons to Megawatts: The Missile Deal that Almost Blew Up

Nuclear power provides about 20 percent of the electricity used in the United States. Since 1995, about half of that has been generated with uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads, shipped to the U.S. under the Megatons to Megawatts (MTM) program. When the 20-year program wraps up in 2013, about 20,000 nuclear warheads will have been put out of commission. The useful conversion of so much destructive power (think three warheads a day for 18 years) is an inspiring story, but the deal almost fell apart. Structurally flawed from the outset, the agreement required a decade-long collaborative effort led by private sector nuclear industry partners, with considerable support from the U.S. and Canadian governments.

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Soccer Roots

I really enjoyed the Wild Women ’85-’90 profile from the Winter 2012 issue. It’s a joy to read about these women and the friendships they’ve nurtured for such a long time. The article states, “Many...

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The Dignity of Giving

Brenda and I just returned from a very successful 60th Reunion of the Class of ’52, and I am glad to have had the opportunity this late in life to meet again with 18 other classmates and their spouses and companions. Kudos...

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Harvey Family Doubles Support for Scholars Program

Tagging sharks in Hawaii. Building bridges in Nepal. Repairing homes in Idaho. Conducting research in India. These are just some of the experiences that 12 hardworking Harvey Scholars are gaining through a prestigious program at Mines aimed at cultivating sophisticated and well-rounded future leaders with technical expertise.

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A Dream Career in Sports and Law

”Sometimes you have to create your own economy,” a friend once said to Alicia Jessop ’06, who’d just learned that a job she’d pinned her hopes on had gone to another finalist. It was advice she took to heart. This City of Aurora...

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