William Geiger, “How Can One Small Electron Make Such a Big Difference?”

Professor, Department of Chemistry Molecules taking part in chemical and biochemical reactions receive their energy either thermally (i.e., heat), photo-chemically (light), or through electron transfer (electricity). The last of these often requires transfer of a single electron from one molecule to another. Given that an electron is, by far, the smallest of the major subatomic […]

Michael Zvolensky, “Anxiety, Smoking and Smoking Cessation”

Professor, Department of Psychology Tobacco use and dependence rates are disproportionately high among those with anxiety and its disorders. Professor Zvolensky provided an overview of the scientific literature on anxiety, smoking, and smoking cessation. He also discussed current promising treatment and prevention approaches for smokers with anxiety risk factors and disorders. The College of Arts […]