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November 21, 2013
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London calling

UD professor spends semester as London artist-in-residence It was poring through archives of the Zoological Society of London that gave Virginia Bradley the idea. She asked officials of the society, dedicated to animal conservation and research, if she could be … Continue reading

February 2, 2013
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Secret of Scent Lies in Molecular Vibrations

Molecular vibrations, rather than molecular shape, give substances their distinct smell according to a new study by UCL scientists. In a study designed to find out how smell is written into a molecule’s structure, scientists tested whether changing how a … Continue reading

January 20, 2013
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A Family’s Lost Story Found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative

For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive; it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from the years of the Third Reich. Naar’s part of the story began about … Continue reading

August 21, 2012
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Financial Crisis to Blame for Increased Suicides in Italy

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The global financial crisis has contributed to an increase in the rates of suicide and attempted suicide for economic reasons in Italy, new research shows. A team of researchers, co-led by Roberto De Vogli, associate professor of … Continue reading

July 6, 2012
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World’s Top Tech Students Go for It All Down Under

Young technologists are looking to take the world by storm this weekend at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia. SYDNEY – Wrapped in the flags of their countries, the competitors climb onto the podium, beaming with joy … Continue reading

May 3, 2012
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Q&A: Economic ‘Prophet’ Now Showing Classes How Theory Translates into Practice

Stephen Roach is a respected authority on Asia — China in particular — and an often-cited and widely recognized prophet on the global economy. Until recently chair of Morgan Stanley Asia and long the firm’s chief economist, Roach came to … Continue reading

November 26, 2011
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Laborers of Love

*Three volunteers who make a difference* A murmur runs through the audience as Bob Kriel withdraws his gloved hand from a darkened cage in the front of a small lecture room. On the glove sits Bubo, a great horned owl. … Continue reading

November 9, 2011
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Greek ‘Anti-Economist’ Offers Solution to Economic Crisis

*Standing room only crowd at Hart House* Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described anti-economist, told a standing-room only crowd at Hart House that the current economic crisis could be solved in two weeks; provided the political will to do so also existed. … Continue reading