Omid Kokabee, who had been studying optics as a first-year graduate student in the UT physics department, is scheduled to face espionage charges. Kokabee stands accused of leaking Iranian nuclear secrets to the American government.
Small departments are proliferating at an alarming rate. Even many of the so-called interdisciplinary programs are themselves tiny silos by another name. And we do not need any more silos; we need more warehouses.