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October 23, 2013
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UA Class Analyzes Language Through Word Puzzles

Richard Ruiz, who heads the UA Department of Mexican American Studies, has turned to crossword puzzles to teach students about the implicit meaning of language. Consider this crossword puzzle clue: The capital of Massachusetts? And know that while the answer … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
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2013 Bollingen Poetry Prize Goes to Charles Wright

Charles Wright, hailed as one of the leading American poets of his generation, has been named the winner of Yale’s 2013 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The Bollingen Prize in American Poetry is among the most prestigious prizes given to … Continue reading

December 18, 2012
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Business Promotional Products Explained – What They Are and How They Are Used

Business promotional products are any items that may be used to promote something about a business. That might be the whole brand – or it might be a specific product or message from within that brand. Promotional items may be … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Training Your Robot the PaR-PaR Way

Berkeley Lab and JBEI Researchers Develop a Biology-Friendly Robot Programming Language Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can’t reward it with treats and it doesn’t respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in … Continue reading

October 20, 2012
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Diana Davis dances her Ph.D.

What if the Ph.D. research becomes too complex for words? Dozens of candidates turned to the language of dance in the fifth annual national contest sponsored by Science Magazine. Diana Davis, a graduate student in mathematics, won the first-ever “Dance … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Questions for Geoff Pullum: The ‘Grammar Gotcha’ and Political Speech

A long campaign season with genuine gaffes and alleged misstatements began its culmination with the first presidential debate. Like many citizens, linguist Geoff Pullum, a visiting professor at Brown, was watching. Grammarian Geoff Pullum is the Gerard Visiting Professor of … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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U.S. Manufacturers Bringing Work Home from Overseas

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Increasingly, U.S. firms are moving or considering moving their manufacturing operations back to domestic soil from overseas, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University supply chain expert. Fueling the trend are rising labor … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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A Bird’s Song May Teach Us About Human Speech Disorders

*UCLA scientists identify 2,000 important genes* Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke? New research by UCLA life scientists and colleagues provides reason for optimism. … Continue reading