stainless steels used in nuclear reactor cores and, the following decade, established the capability of heavy ion irradiation to replicate the microstructure of materials used in fast reactor cores subject to high radiation doses. Was built the MIBL facility piece by piece in the mid-1980s, acquiring a first accelerator from Argonne National Laboratory. He soon acquired a second accelerator and several implanters. In the ensuing years, he pioneered novel techniques to control dose, temperature and the environment to an unprecedented degree. He also made a number of other important contributions. In the 1980s, he developed a thermodynamic and kinetic model for the process of sensitization in alloys used in reactor steam generators, providing the capability to understand and predict degradation of materials in reactors. This work led to first-of-a-kind experiments in the 1990s to establish that selective internal oxidation is the mechanism behind intergranular stress corrosion cracking of nickel-base alloys in the extreme environments of nuclear reactor cores. Over the years, MIBL has been expanded to include three accelerators and multiple beam lines and stations, providing unprecedented capability to emulate radiation damage in reactors. The laboratory has been recognized by the Nuclear Science User Facility program of the U.S. Department of Energy as the top ion beam laboratory in the United States among 16 facilities, including eight from national laboratories.
The MA Programme in the Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary study programme combining political science and sociology. In the course of the MA programme, students choose one of the two disciplines as the focus of their study. The MA Programme in the Social Sciences introduces students to the current academic debates in the two disciplines. It is designed for students interested in gaining deeper insight into the social sciences and wishing to acquire professional training in advanced methodology. The programme fosters the development of inde- pendent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) studies the normal development of speech, language, and hearing as well as the understanding and clinical management of disorders in these processes. The undergraduate program in SLHS leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Courses in the program offer students basic information about normal and disordered communication. Directed clinical observation is also offered. This area of study may be attractive to the student who has a strong academic background and who is comfortable in learning how to apply information from the biological, physical, and social sciences to the assessment and management of individuals with language, speech and hearing disorders.
In addition, the department offers a Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (CP) which combines the didactic three year Nutrition and Dietetics Program with an additional year of supervised practice. The CP provides students who complete it with the academic and supervised practice requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) for entry level dietetians.
Students are encouraged to select their major adviser during the first semester, but must do so no later than the end of the second semester. Selection of the major adviser will establish a personal and professional relationship that will have a major impact on the student's growth and subsequent career. The choice of adviser should be based on personal interviews and a familiarity with both the professor‟s past work and planned work in which the student is likely to be involved. The selection must be mutually acceptable to the student and to the professor, and must be approved by the department head as indicated on the student's Program of Study GS Form 6. Major advisers must have their primary appointment in ERHS.
This study encompassed the active participation of two populations. The first targeted population was an ESP teacher, who took part in this study by allowing the researcher to interview him. He has a M.A in translation and he has taught ESP in the department of economics and business. The second involved population was a group of 30 first-year License-Master-Doctorate political sciences students. Their ages range between 18 and 36 years old. They have been studying English for seven years (four years at middle school and three years at secondary school). Finally, they are a mixed-ability group.