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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…
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…
  • 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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