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11 article(s) for March 2013

    1. Follow up to Catalyst Article: Today’s Paleo Diet
    (Original article can be found here, on page 12: http://apps.dmns.org/Catalyst/April-May2013/index.html#page/1)   A special thanks to many readers who sent comments and questions about the article I wrote on the Paleo Diet. It is really re…
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  • Stephen E. Nash, Curator of Archaeology and Rick Wicker, Museum Photographer Today, we finished our work at the Samotsvety. In total, we have high quality images of 24 sculptures (20 originals and 4 duplicates/variants) and 2 stone butterflies. In order to finish the work on Thursday, Rick put in a …
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  • Steve Nash and Rick Wicker Today we had a special treat, spending much of the day with Corey Flintoff of National Public Radio, who is stationed here in Moscow. He absolutely loved the Konovalenko history, project, and sculptures, so hopefully we'll hear his account on NPR in the coming weeks. Rick'…
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  • Steve Nash, Curator of Archaeology, and Rick Wicker, Museum Photographer The first sculpture we wanted to shoot today was Tsar’s Henchman (1970) on which we tried a new background color. Unfortunately, given a weird combination of lighting, background color, and the mineral colors in the piece, Ric…
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  • Kayce Bell was informed recently by National Science Foundation that she will be getting a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, the only proposal to receive a perfect score. Her project is "Elucidating Evolutionary Histories of Chipmunks and their Parasites". Kayce is a former DMNS …
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  • Steve Nash, Curator of Archaeology and Rick Wicker, Museum Photographer Monday, March 25th was our first full day of work, and what a day it was! We met our guide and translator, Irina, at 9:00 a.m. She helped us negotiate the complex metro system and find the State Gems Museum, or Samotsvety (http…
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  • Steve Nash, Curator of Archaeology and Rick Wicker, Museum photographer We arrived in Moscow on Saturday, March 23rd, and spent Sunday getting oriented to the beautiful city that will be our home for the next tend days. It was a typical winter day in Moscow-- really cold, snowy, and windy, but after…
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  • Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. February 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe covers two recent asteroid events – the flyby of 2012 DA14 and the bolide that exploded over easte…
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  • 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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  • 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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