Lockley on newly discovered trove of ancient mammal tracks

Feb. 15, 2018

"The concentration of mammal tracks on this site is orders of magnitude higher than any other site in the world," said Martin Lockley, Emeritus Geology Professor, and co-author of a new paper on a find on the grounds of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center. "I don't think I've ever seen a...

Diana Tomback, Professor in Integrative Biology

Tomback on righting past wrongs to wolves

Feb. 1, 2018

Professor in Integrative Biology Diana Tomback works with the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project on efforts to reintroduce wolves to ecosystems. Tomback acknowledges that part of this process means reckoning with the past, when ranchers drove wolves out of the Central Rockies. "It's time to make it right, but also to...

Fields gives a historical perspective on changing attitudes toward fitness

Feb. 1, 2018

Discussing the changing way exercise was viewed with the automation of the Industrial Revolution, Associate Dean and Professor of Communication Sarah K. Fields says, "There’s this concern in Western Europe and the U.S. [around this time] that the men particularly are somehow becoming less masculine because they’re not doing things...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on what to expect from the race to win Amazon

Feb. 1, 2018

Now that the list of the top 20 candidates has been announced cities could start upping the ante, according to Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. "This is exactly what I would do if I’m trying to touch off a bidding war between places," Friedson said. "You get a couple...

Musiba weighs in on new fossils in Crete

Feb. 1, 2018

Charles Musiba, Associate Professor of Anthropology, points out that when it comes to fossils and other hominid discoveries, it takes years of extensive testing and research before any finding can be endorsed to join coveted historical listing Tanzania: Legislators Call for Aggressive Promotion of Hominid Footprints AllAfrica , January 25

Bean on emergency alert technology

Jan. 18, 2018

Hamilton Bean, Associate Communication Professor, says that until more precise technology is officially adopted, emergency managers will have to be careful with when or how they deploy alerts. Bean was also interviewed for Knowledge@Wharton on the topic of Wireless Emergency Alerts in the aftermath of the ballistic missile threat false...

Miller comments on CRISPR limitations

Jan. 18, 2018

A chicken-and-egg problem: "Every PCR primer is designed based on a previous sequence out there," says Chris Miller, Integrated Biology Assistant Professor, who is not involved in the study. "PCR primer bias is big." A New Way to Find the Tree of Life's Missing Branches The Atlantic , Jan 8

Simon on wildfire economics

Jan. 18, 2018

The nexus between fire hazard and economic pressures has been framed as a socioeconomic principle by Gregory L. Simon, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. "We take profit from the landscape, big construction contracts, cities generating massive amounts of tax revenue," Simon said. "Simultaneously to generating...

Professor of Integrative Biology Diana Tomback portrait

Tomback on introducing wolves back to Colorado

Dec. 14, 2017

A photographic exhibit that advocates the reintroduction of wolves into western Colorado will debut this Saturday at the Aspen Airport. According to Diana Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology and a member of the science advisory committee for the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, which is sponsoring the event, the exhibit serves a two-fold, inter-related purpose.

Closeup of Chloe East, Assistant Professor of Economics.

East on Medicaid past expansions

Dec. 14, 2017

Could Medicaid expansions from over 30 years ago affect future generations? Assistant Professor of Economics Chloe East thinks so. East has collaborated with three other researchers across the United States to study the potential for positive, multigenerational effects from access to public health interventions such as Medicaid.

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