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Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder
Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal. Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.
raeruder Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:51 pm

Dogs and Self-Control: Holly Miller

Holly Miller, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, has recently received a lot of press for her research, which uses dogs as experiment subjects to test the effects of glucose on self-control. Miller's research addresses the physiological reasons for failures in self-control, but her conclusions are not just useful to understanding dog psychology, since expending glucose affects all mammals, including humans.
The Future of Vision: Ann Morris
Ann Morris, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, studies retinal regeneration and development in zebra fish. Morris discusses the potential that her research has to help people with eye diseases.
acmo224 Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:23 am

Drug Use and Adolescents: Michael Bardo

Michael Bardo, a professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of CDART (the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation), is dedicated to finding out the biological phenomena that underlie behaviors associated with drug abuse and to finding ways to make that research useful to programs that develop and provide prevention services. Bardo discusses his findings and ideas for how to enhance drug abuse education in the future.

Applied Archaeology in Yucatan, Mexico: Scott Hutson

Scott Hutson, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently received a Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative Grant and a National Science Foundation Grant for his ongoing work in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Hutson discusses the projects for which he received these grants, how his archaeological research engages with contemporary communities, and how the College of Arts and Sciences has played a supportive role in his research career.
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