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Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

This month, Graihagh Jackson is getting all starry eyed over our Sun. Where did it come from? Where is it going? And what it’s taught us about the universe? Plus, the mission that’s taking us the closer to the Sun than we’ve ever been before…

Check your compatibility – Naked Genetics 16.05.14

Handshake (c) Tobias Wolter

You may not realise it, but your health, immune system and even love-life are governed by the particular set of so-called compatibility genes that you inherit. There are thousands of different variations in these genes, but why do we have such diversity and does it matter?  Plus, we dig into the latest research on cancer genetics – how studying hundreds of tumour genomes might bring forward new breast cancer cures. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for May 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at

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  • DNA (c)

    01:11 – Dan Davis – Compatibility genes

    Dan Davis, a Professor of immunology at the University of Manchester, is
    delving into the molecular mysteries of compatibility.

  • Breast cancer on mammogram (c) MBq at wikimedia commons

    22:45 – Emma Smith – Cancer genomes

    Researchers have analysed the entire genomes of more than 500 breast
    tumours, revealing exciting new clues about the origins of the disease.

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COD Photo Students Unveil their Portfolios at the Exposed Photography Showcase 2016

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There was excitement and anticipation in the air at the Exposed Photography Showcase 2016 on Tuesday, May 3rd. College of DuPage Photography Program students unveiled their portfolios, websites and marketing materials at the event. We celebrated their visual communication skills as they presented their work to the business community, district residents, college and high school students, family and friends.

The COD Photography Program aims to launch our students’ professional careers and provide them with valuable real world experience at Exposed. Students share their portfolios and marketing materials, receive feedback from a diverse group of people, discuss their images, network, meet prospective clients, employers, and are offered internships.

High School students from 11 area schools also participated in the Exposed Photography Showcase. These included: Bartlett, Conant, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, William Fremd, Glenbard North, Hinsdale South, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Willowbrook, and York High School.

We also had a presentation by Jeffrey Ross, our 2016 Exposed Distinguished Alumnus, who shared his journey from COD Photo student to international corporate and advertising photographer.

COD College Portfolios were juried by:

Robin Tryloff,

John Merkle,

Stephen Serio,

High School portfolios were juried by the Photo Program Faculty and Advisory Committee and were on display at the event. Certificates and prizes were given to four selected High School and College Portfolios.

The Exposed 2016 High School winners were:

1st Place, Clare Pikul of Downers Grove South HS

2nd Place, Caroline Stasica, York HS

3rd Place, Alessandra Lane, Downers Grove South HS

Honorable Mention, Madison Casey, Downers Grove South HS

The Exposed 2016 College of DuPage Winners were:

Best of Show

Lauren Laws

3 Jurors’ Selections

Ethan Chivari

Meghan Daly

Susan Krpan

Grand Prizes for best College portfolio included a Canon Cameras (EOS 70D body and lens, a Wacom Tablet and a one-year membership to the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). The Grand Prize for the High School Portfolio Winner was a Canon Powershot G7X camera.

All Exposed Photography Showcase winners received 1-Year Subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud Complete including all software and mobile apps, Equipment and supplies from Midwest Photo Exchange, Helix Camera, Gift Cards from PJ’s Camera, and Studio Sessions from Procam Camera.