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  • The Stain of Slavery

    Posted 03/12/2013 by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh | Comments
    Like the United States, Mauritius is a country founded upon the contradictions of slavery: a land of freedom dependent on the subjugation of men and women with dark skin. Slaves accompanied the first Europeans who settled Mauritius; however, it was the success of the sugarcane plantations that made…
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  • Understanding the Epigenetics of Birth Defects

    Posted 03/12/2013 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    Conversations in Local Health Research

    10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ricketson Auditorium Brown Bag Lunch with speaker to follow presentation

    The intricate highway of nerves, combined with the tissues that support and protect th…
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  • March Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 03/01/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    March Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone). Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4).pdfExpected to be a naked-eye object visible to northern hemisphere observers in early March 2013.NASA ScienceCast: A Naked-Eye Come…
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  • Databasing at full speed

    Posted 02/24/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    On 1 November, Chris Grinter started as the Databasing Assistant in the NSF funded SCAN project (Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network), a consortium of ten Museums and Collections of the American Southwest. He worked his first months for Paula Cushing in the arachnology collection cleaning up…
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  • Bigger Genes: More Than a Wardrobe Issue

    Posted 02/21/2013 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    Conversations in Local Health Research

    10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ricketson Auditorium Brown Bag Lunch with speaker to follow presentation

    A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by an abnormality in an individual's DNA. Abno…
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  • ScarabNet meeting in London

    Posted 02/20/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Frank Krell joined this year’s ScarabNet meeting on 1 and 2 February at the London Zoo. ScarabNet is a NSF-funded Research Coordination Network that has brought together over 80 researchers working on dung beetles (Scarabaeinae). ScarabNet has stimulated international collaborations, produced review…
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  • Diggin' Archaeology!: Update 2/15/13

    Posted 02/15/2013 by Michele Koons | Comments
    It is a very exciting time for archaeology indeed! Recently there have been a bunch of amazing new archaeological discoveries.  I thought I would share a few here and continue to update as new ones are made.   The combination of new scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials, such as …
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  • 60 Minutes in Space - January 2013

    Posted 02/04/2013 by Kim Evans | Comments
    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. January 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about his recent trip to the AAS Conference and the lectures he attended on exoplanets and th…
  • Diggin' Archaeology!

    Posted 02/04/2013 by Michele Koons | Comments

    King Richard III Found After 500 Years

    Today archaeologists confirmed that a skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester, England last year is that of Richard III of Shakespeare fame.  Richard III was King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the War of the Roses’ Battle of Bos…
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  • February Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 02/01/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    February Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).   2013 Sky Calendars 2012 Sky Calendars . JanuaryFebruary . January February March April May June July August September OctoberNovem…
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