How did a Smith engineering team manage to design an improved breathing device for use during the coronavirus pandemic in under a month? True teamwork, say the members of SmithVent, whose design has moved on to a final round of a global competition.
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Steve Waksman: What Good is Pop Music in a Pandemic?
Professor Steve Waksman talked with The Atlantic about the importance of live music in this period of social distancing. Affter tragedy, he said, “Live music becomes a key way that people reaffirm that they’re still living their lives once a certain period of danger and mourning has passed.” Waksman is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies and professor of music at Smith.