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Lorie Karnath

Pioneering Women: Dr. Jessie L. Ternberg

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.04.2016 | Science
Lorie Karnath

A true pioneer, Dr. Jessie Ternberg (1924-2016) was a woman of many firsts, and for these she justly accumulated numerous accolades and awards. She can be counted among the forerunners of the 20th century, whose contributions to the medical and scientific community succeeded in changing the way that medicine was approached, particularly in the realm of pediatrics.

Amplifying Evolution -- Scientific Pioneer, Dr. Kary Mullis

Lorie Karnath | Posted 11.18.2016 | Science
Lorie Karnath

Escaping the more stereotypical mold of the bench scientist, Kary Mullis demonstrates unique individualism not often found in today's convergence of academic conformity.

Women Explorers: Annie Smith Peck

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Lorie Karnath

In 1895, Annie became only the third woman to ascend the Swiss Matterhorn, and the first to do this in trousers under a long tunic rather than the unwieldy skirts of the day.

A Glorious Voice-Seamus Heaney

Lorie Karnath | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Lorie Karnath

hen the world lost Seamus Heaney, so departed among its most glorious of voices. While the gift of his written voice will continue to live on indefinitely, the expressively inspiring tones of the poet's physical sound have sadly been extinguished.

What Are Heroes Made of?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

Heroes such as imagined by the ancient Greeks, and exemplified by individuals like Neil Armstrong -- whose actions shift paradigms and extend horizons -- are proving increasingly difficult to come by. At a number of levels this is due to the development of new technologies.

An Ode To John Burroughs' Hudson River

Lorie Karnath | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

The Hudson is among the mightiest and most majestic rivers of all, and this river and its surrounding valley are among America's most cherished ecological natural settings.

Explore, Discover, Share, Preserve, Sustain... Plunder?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.14.2012 | Science
Lorie Karnath

When the group reached the location, instead of the anticipated opportunity to garner a wealth of information, Bell and the others encountered a scene of senseless desecration.

Exploration: When The Technology Trail Runs Out

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

It is clear that as science and technology continue to provide for an expanding set of resources, exploration is being transformed as never before.

Melville's Mysterious Marquesas Then And Now

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Over the centuries the Marquesas' allure has proven particularly compelling to adventurers, artists, musicians and writers.