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Through her research on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and COVID-19, senior relies on design thinking and computer science to help improve people’s lives

Author: Sophia Lauber

With majors in design and computer science through the Reilly Center Dual Degree Program, Hind Zahour knew very little about DNA — but she didn’t let that stop her from joining a COVID-19 research team last summer. When Zahour’s consulting internship was shortened due to the pandemic, she sought out an opportunity related to the global crisis and was invited to work with with an engineering professor, running code code to determine what genes are affected by COVID-19. The tangibility and creativity of Zahour's design major and concentration in industrial design have become the perfect balance to the technical coding work she does in computer science — and the combination has given her a more holistic way of thinking.

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Mon May 10, 2021

Tue May 11, 2021

Kevin Beasley – Chair of the Ministers of Defense

Location: Snite Museum of Art

This immersive installation explores ideas of power and race in America through 
theatrics reminiscent of the Roman Baroque. Here, renowned conceptual artist
 Kevin Beasley calls into focus Black liberation movements and ongoing 
imbalances of power experienced by Black Americans and marginalized men
 and women of color. The work maintains a formality often employed in religious 
imagery and in art intended to convey the divine right of leaders.


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