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.

Jeffrey Osborn, dean of the School of Science at the College of New Jersey, will visit campus March 29–30 to lead faculty workshops on including undergraduate research in curriculum. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
"The Wireless World: 50 Cell Phones Sold Per Second!" will be held at 4 p.m. March 1 in Room 622 of the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
Normal Theater marquee
With hundreds of eyes and the theater's lights directed on him, Emilio Lobato stood onstage and calmly and assertively explained in two minutes and 38 seconds his entire thesis. His research had revealed how a person's political ideology and cognitive style affect whether they agree with scientific consensus on topics [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect particles of dark matter. Department of Energy (DOE) officials formally approved a key construction milestone that will propel the project named LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) toward its goal for completion by April 2020. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Illinois State Assistant Professor Bibek Adhikari has won the Irving Fisher Award from Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honors society for Economics. Bibek won the award for his job market paper that provides estimates of the efficiency gains of introducing a VAT in a worldwide sample of countries. Using a synthetic [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
Pradip Bandyopadhyay, division head of science at Penn State Berks, is working to help a future generation of engineering students to succeed. In 2015, he was invited to collaborate on a proposal titled “Sustainable Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Engineering Students.” [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
TES array and cover shown with penny coin for scale
Detectors long used to look at the cosmos are now part of X-ray experiments here on earth. Modern cosmology experiments—such as the BICEP instruments and the Keck Array in Antarctica—rely on superconducting photon detectors to capture signals from the early universe. These detectors, called [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Binghamton historian Donald Nieman, who has studied presidential leadership for decades, suggests a few things Donald Trump might learn from the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, in this Newsweek essay. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Binghamton University Research
The Mystery Machine for particles hits the road. It's not as flashy as Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine, but scientists at Virginia Tech hope that their new vehicle will help solve mysteries about a ghost-like phenomena: neutrinos. The Mobile Neutrino Lab is a trailer built [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Regeneration through Empire: French Pronatalists and Colonial Settlement in the Third Republic
Author: Margaret Andersen, assistant professor of history Publication Date: 2015 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Synopsis: Following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country's [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest