What makes a good teacher?

Sandra Stotsky, the Twenty-First Century Chair in Teacher Quality in the College of Education and Health Professions, replies: At a time when the states are trying to develop a far more effective tea...

What is a floodplain?

Carl A. Smith, assistant professor of landscape architecture, replies: As the name suggests, a floodplain is a flat plain in the landscape that contains a river or stream and receives the floodwaters...

What is Cloud Computing?

Susan Gauch, professor and chair of the computer science, computer engineering department, replies: Cloud computing refers to computer applications and data that are run and stored on someone else...

What Causes Stuttering?

Joseph Agan, visiting assistant professor of communication disorders in the College of Education and Health Professions, replies: Developmental stuttering is characterized by an abnormally high frequ...

What is a Ponzi scheme?

Tim Yeager, professor of finance in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, replies: A Ponzi scheme is an investment pyramid that pays returns to investors from money obtained from subsequent investor...

What makes hair go gray?

Bill Buron, assistant professor of nursing in the College of Education and Health Professions, replies: Understanding the process of going gray begins with a brief review of basic physiology. Melanoc...