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Sekhsaria '18 turns senior thesis into $2.5 million startup Lumhaa

This summer, Shriya Sekhsaria ’18 turned her lifelong interest in collecting memories into a startup company called Lumhaa.  Lumhaa is about recording and sharing memories through a virtual platform. Users can create virtual “memory jars” via text descriptions, audio or video recordings, and images. Today, Lumhaa is worth an estimated $2.5 million.

Two students selected for this year's Dale fellows

Xiaodi Alice Tang ’18 and David Lind ’18 have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowships. The fellowship provides a $35,000 grant for a year after graduation to explore a creative project of interest.

Michael Wolovick explains potential solution to glacial melting

Sea level rise is a much discussed symptom of climate change. While some ideas for curbing glacial melting have been proposed, few geoengineering solutions have been implemented. However, current research by University postdoctoral research associate Michael Wolovick indicates that there exists a practical solution for glacial melting. Wolovick is investigating glacial sills, or walls made of rock and silt, as a way to block glaciers from exposure to warm water and keep them from melting.

‘Writer to be reckoned with’ Jerkins ’14 talks identity, writing

“Black women are extremely complex. Oftentimes we may be messy, we may be contradictory,”  said Morgan Jerkins ’14. “With this book, I hope that people will read about one black woman’s reality and not think that she speaks for all black women because I am not the arbiter of truth, I cannot monopolize black womanhood, much less blackness.”

Broken sprinkler leads to Holder Hall flood, student relocation

Alice Wistar ’20 was sitting outside her room in Holder Hall entryway 4 when she heard alarms going off from within the building. When she walked inside, the floor was wet, and she soon discovered that the water had soaked her roommate’s belongings. 

Solar power plant plans ahead 100 years

Though the University earns SRECs from the energy its solar field produces, the University currently sells those SRECs to pay off the initial loan for the solar field, explained Engineering and Campus Energy executive director Thomas Nyquist. As such, the SREC-measured value of the energy produced by its solar field is masked, at least on paper.