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Article ID: 711955

Peter Trapa selected as new dean of the College of Science

University of Utah

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Peter Trapa has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Science. Trapa is currently chair of the university’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and previously served as the chair of the Department of Mathematics and special assistant to the dean of the College of Science. Trapa also was the inaugural presidential fellow in 2016-17 under former U President David Pershing. He was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2019.

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Article ID: 711143

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan State University

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state's graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect with the class of 2011 and requires students to take four years of math, at least up to algebra 2, also seems to be influencing more students to enroll in college.

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11-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711140

Assistive robot learns to feed

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth.

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11-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710930

Limiting Sedentary Time, Reducing Risk for Overuse Running Injuries, PE May Enhance Adolescents Math Performance and More from the Journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, here is research from ACSM’s flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

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8-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710866

For UTEP Doctoral Student, Bumpy Paths Offer Trajectory to Success

University of Texas at El Paso

Masum Bhuiyan, a doctoral candidate in The University of Texas at El Paso's computational science program, said he first became interested in using data culled from seismic activity after observing earthquakes in 2014 in Arizona and several stock markets since 2008 during the time of the global financial crisis. Since then, he has honed his ability to use stochastic models such as stochastic volatility and stochastic differential equations to create forecasts.

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5-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710743

Through machine learning, new model holds water

Argonne National Laboratory

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the effort to mathematically represent how water behaves.

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3-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710710

Subaru Telescope helps find dark matter is not made up of tiny black holes

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date, and their results have ruled out the possibility that primordial black holes smaller than a tenth of a millimeter make up most of dark matter.

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3-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710371

Gender Parity: Not a Foregone Conclusion in All Fields

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet are still underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. A team of researchers has developed a new model, described in the journal Chaos, to study the ascension of women through professional hierarchies. The model factors in the relative roles of bias and homophily, and unlike prior work, predicts that gender parity is not inevitable and deliberate intervention may be required in various fields to achieve gender balance.

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1-Apr-2019 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710281

NYU’s LeCun Wins Turing Award for Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence

New York University

Yann LeCun, a professor at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Award for his breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.

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27-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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