Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

Deer fawns in Pennsylvania face a cruel reality -- only half of them survive until their first birthday, and much of that mortality results from predation. [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Close-up of a person wearing a cleanroom mask and a helmet with a light next to colorful cables.
This month scientists embedded sophisticated new instruments in the heart of a Large Hadron Collider experiment. Sometimes big questions require big tools. That's why a global community of scientists designed and built gigantic detectors to monitor the high-energy particle collisions generated by CERN's [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Photo of a student explaining research at the University Research Symposium.
Illinois State University will hold the annual University Research Symposium on Friday, March 31, on the concourse of Redbird Arena. It is the first time the symposium has been held in the arena in its 27-year-history. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. The event will [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
The conversation always starts the same way: “My son ... ", "My daughter ... ”, “My grandchild ... has a drug problem.” Research now underway may finally unveil reasons for such addiction — and some hope. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Tennessee's overall population continues to grow, with the Nashville and Knoxville metropolitan areas seeing the fastest growth rates in the state, according to the 2016 estimates released today by the US Census Bureau. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
As a high school student in Syracuse, Thomas Hays played sports and musical instruments. He also learned about artificial organs and tissues. Thanks to Project Lead The Way, an initiative that introduces students to STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — subjects at an early age, Hays chose to research [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
Todd Freeberg, associate head of psychology, will present "Do Even the Birds and the Bees Benefit from Diversity?" at this week's Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, March 24. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
Images of the logos for @Salon Obsidian and McLean County Arts Center
The @Salon 2017—Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial will be from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington, 601 N. East St. A free public event, @Salon features renowned local and regional artists for an afternoon of conversation, poetry, performance, music, and visual arts. The program will feature [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
Poseidon's Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution
Author: Christopher Magra, associate professor of history Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Synopsis: Poseidon's Curse interprets the American Revolution from the vantage point of the Atlantic Ocean. Magra traces how British naval impressment played a leading role in the rise of Great Britain's seaborne empire, yet ultimately contributed significantly to its [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest