etymology

In the news: Machine learning security, ethics of new infrastructure, dirty secret of clean energy, ‘hijacking’ word origin

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Dr. Sajal Das, the Daniel C. St. Clair Endowed Chair and professor of computer science, was interviewed for Brian T. Horowitz’s article “Researchers Eye Machine Learning to Secure IoT Data” published April 5 in StateTech.

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In the news: Birth of the ‘Big Apple’

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Dr. Gerald Cohen, professor of Russian and German, uncovered the first mention of New York as the “Big Apple” in print by a horse racing reporter in 1921.

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In the news: Animals extinct in 2018, pioneering bacteriologist, student start-up, word origins

Posted by on January 8, 2019

  • Dr. Robin Verble, associate professor of biological sciences and director of S&T’s Ozark Research Field Station, shared her expertise on dwindling insect populations with mashable.com.
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    In the news: Cohen, Ghasr, Strassner, Zoughi

    Posted by on October 2, 2018

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  • Described as “the unquestioned champion of single-word studies,” Dr. Gerald Cohen is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Sept. 27 article, “From Criminal Slang to Modern Acceptability: ‘Kibosh.’”
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  • Cohen co-authors book on ‘kibosh’

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    The phrase “put the kibosh on,” meaning “to put an end to,” dates back to an early 19th century poem, but a Cockney chimney sweep brought thephrase to the general public, says Dr. Gerald Cohen, a professor of German and Russian.

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    In the news: The Chronicle, Denver Post, Lady Science blog, New York Times, Science360, St. Louis Public Radio

    Posted by on November 7, 2017

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