Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

U.K. assassination casts shadow over ‘Brexit’ campaigns

USA Today Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities, College of Arts & Sciences The heated campaign over whether Britain should leave the European Union came to an abrupt halt Thursday following the assassination of a member of Parliament who played a visible role campaigning for continued membership in the EU… Expert quote: “One warning of this for politicians in […]

Prince William Appears on the Cover of Attitude, a Gay Magazine

New York Times (subscription required) Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences After meeting with a group of gay people who said they had been bullied, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, appeared on the cover of Attitude, a gay magazine, and urged young people to report instances of abuse to an adult… Expert quote: […]

Badass frog embryos can hatch in seconds to escape snakes and wasps

The Verge Karen Warkentin, College of Arts & Sciences Even as little embryos in eggs, red-eyed tree frogs are totally badass… Expert quote: “For red-eyed tree frogs, their fast-hatching mechanism enables about 80 percent of embryos to escape from snake and wasp attacks, over a pretty broad developmental period.” View full article

Despite Progress On Women’s Equality, Former Professor Says Barriers Still Exist

Wisconsin Public Radio “The Kathleen Dunn Show” Virginia Sapiro, College of Arts & Sciences The first-ever United State of Women summit took place at the White House on Tuesday, bringing together women from around the world to celebrate the progress made on gender equity, but also to look at the work that still needs to be […]

Sharing information on potential terrorists critical, local law enforcers say

Lowell Sun Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In a 911 call made during the weekend massacre at a Florida nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS and called the Boston Marathon bombers his “homeboys.”… Expert quote: “In order to winnow out the really important stuff from all […]