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Student Snapshot: Goldwater Scholar Revels in the Art of Math

Student Snapshot: Goldwater Scholar Revels in the Art of Math

Sophomore Tristan Phillips is majoring in mathematics, but he considers his field of study more of an art. Where many people see random numbers on a page, Phillips sees meaningful, logical patterns. “There is beauty in math,” he said.

Improving Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Improving Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

In the Kingdom of Bhutan, a country in south-central Asia about the size of West Virginia and Maryland combined, access to mental health care is scarce. There is only one full-time, Bhutan-born psychiatrist in its population of just under 800,000 people. 

Mental health is a well-established concept within Bhutan’s unique focus on the well-being of its citizens known as Gross National Happiness. Resources for those with mental health challenges in Bhutan have become a national priority over the past ten years, and Dr. Kurt Kraus, profes-sor of counseling, has been an integral part of the conversation.