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U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

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Getting to Know W. Brent Lindquist

W. Brent Lindquist was appointed Texas Tech University's new College of Arts and Sciences dean and is committed to helping the university reach tier-one status.

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Sickle Cell Disease Patient/Researcher Named to Ebony Magazine Power 100 List

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Bioethics scholar Carlton Haywood Jr., PhD, MA, has been recognized by Ebony Magazine on its Power 100 list for his unique work on sickle cell disease, from which he suffers himself.

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Harvard Legal Fellow/UofL Law Professor Available to Discuss What's Next in the Michael Brown Shooting Case

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S&T, UK Mark 10th Anniversary of Partnership, Develop Future Joint Opportunities

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Last week, Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers and United Kingdom (U.K.) Home Office Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Bernard Silverman together marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. – U.K. Science and Technology (S&T) Bilateral Agreement.

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FDA Ruling Provides Consumers with Calorie Labeling Information to Make Informed Food Choices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a step to help consumers make informed food selections with two rules issued Nov. 25, 2014 that require calorie information to be listed on menus in chain restaurants. The Obesity Society commends efforts to provide more information to consumers so they are better able to make informed decisions regarding their food choices and their health.

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Graduate Student’s Iraq Research Leads to Human Rights Advocacy

When he set out to do research in Iraq last June, Matthew Barber was not expecting a front-row seat for a humanitarian crisis. A doctoral student in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Barber intended to study Kurdish and pursue his interest in the Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking religious minority group.

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UIC's Artificial Intelligence Lab Wins $5.5 Million IDOT Contract

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UIC’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has received a $5.5 million research contract from the Illinois Department of Transportation to continue research, development and operation of the Gateway Traveler Information System and the TravelMidwest.com website.

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Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Awards Go to Three UChicago Professors

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced the selection of three University of Chicago professors emeriti in chemistry to the 2014 Senior Scientist Mentor Program. UChicago’s R. Stephen Berry, Takeshi Oka, and Stuart Rice are among this year’s 10 recipients of the award.

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Marshall Scholar to Study Energy and Human Rights

Fourth-year Hope Bretscher has won a Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious award for graduate study that will send her to the United Kingdom next year to pursue her interests in science and human rights.

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