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Getting Physical: By Putting the Sciences Under One Roof, MHC is Making Multidisciplinary Education Tangible

For the past one hundred years, boundaries between scientific disciplines have been coming down. Discoveries, more and more, are being made on the cusp of fields, as well as at their core. "It's a rare chemist these days who is not aware of recent developments in molecular biology; any physicist worth her salt knows about photosynthesis; any good psychologist is interested in the chemical/biological bases of behavior; and many mathematicians and computer scientists are describing or modeling physical, chemical, and biological phenomena," says Frank DeToma, Professor of Biological Sciences on the Alumnae Foundation. Now some colleges and universities--Mount Holyoke among them--are building "unified" science centers, physical embodiments of multidisciplinary philosophy and practice.
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