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Julia Gaines wanted to play drums in her junior high school band. She sat in the classroom on the first day of band, listening to the director call roll; when he read a student’s name, the student would call back the instrument he or she wanted to play. By the time he called for Julia, not one girl had called back “percussion!” So, lackluster, she responded “clarinet.” Julia resigned herself — her dad had suggested clarinet, and it was a more “girly” instrument, she thought. But then roll call reached the T’s, and a girl named Karen Thompson proudly told the class she wanted to play drums. Hearing that another girl was interested, Julia shot up her hand: “Oh, oh, oh, I want to play percussion, too!”

Published December 11, 2014

Putting Physics First

Putting Physics First

Dorina Kosztin

Teaching Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Published January 25, 2012

Race for a Cure

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Christian Lorson

Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Published February 25, 2010

Technology and Society Intertwined

Technology and Society Intertwined

Amit Prasad

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Published September 27, 2011

Distant Perspective

Distant Perspective

Peace Corps Fellows

MU's Peace Corps Fellows Program

Published December 09, 2009

The Rings of Commutative Algebra

The Rings of Commutative Algebra

Ian Aberbach

Professor of Mathematics

Published June 06, 2006