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Week of Dec. 21, 2015

Violence Impact Study
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

A new federal grant to UIC aims to help survivors of violence, particularly young black men. Under the three-year, $1.5 million grant, researchers will study the experiences of black male victims of violence, ages 18 to 24. Participants will be interviewed about the physical, emotional and financial injuries they suffered, and the sources of support they used for coping. Henrika McCoy, assistant professor of social work, can comment.

2015: The Year We Left Moore's Law Behind
Contact Bill Burton: (312) 996-2269 /

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's law, which accurately predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double every 18 to 24 months. Now that the smallest transistors have been shrunk to 10 nanometers -- only a few dozen atoms across -- chipmakers have left behind the world of classical physics and entered the realm of quantum effects. As the year draws to a close, UIC theoretical physicist Dirk Morr has looked ahead at what the crossover from classical to quantum transport of current will look like to physicists and engineers.