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UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014


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Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

Engineering professor receives ASC Fellowship

Engineering professor receives ASC Fellowship

September 10, 2014


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Harry Hilton, professor emeritus in aerospace engineering, has recently been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society for Composites. Hilton began teaching at the University in 1949, when the aerospace engineering program was still in its infancy — only five years old at the time.  Since then, h...