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Research Office

Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Geoff Gamble

Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Ruthanne Thomas

Associate Vice President for Research
Kenneth Sewell

URCM

Vice President for University Relations, Communications and Marketing
Deborah Leliaert

Associate Vice President for University Relations, Communications and Marketing
Marty Newman

Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Communications and Marketing
Kelley Reese

Senior Director of Communication Systems and Digital Marketing
Kenn Moffitt

Editors
Julie Elliott Payne
Randena Hulstrand
Jill King

Writers
Ernestine Bousquet
Jessica DeLeón
Nancy Kolsti
Adrienne Nettles
Buddy Price
Ellen Rossetti
Julie West
Leslie Wimmer
Alyssa Yancey

Designers
Steven Altuna
Amy Hillberry
Nola Kemp
Kit Young
Sean Zeigler

Photographers
Michael Clements
Jun Ma
Gary Payne
Jonathan Reynolds
Angilee Wilkerson

Online Communications
Michelle Hale
Eric Vandergriff

Project Traffic
Erica Blount
Laura Robinson

Departments

President's Note

At the forefront of new ideas

Initiatives

Excellence in plant science, decade-long partnership

News Briefs

Autism research, Fulbright winners, new NSF funding

Faculty Books

Police in Rome, endangered languages, zooarchaeology

Student Researchers

Computer algorithms, postpartum depression, sustainable tourism, novel solar cells

Faculty Researchers

Titanium alloys, machine learning, new media, immune suppression, systems maturity assessment

End Note

Collaborative research and new facilities