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Research Communications

Perspectives Spring/Summer 2011 issue 

Spring/Summer 2011 Perspectives: story index

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Features

1.     String Theory: With a rare 18th century Milanese cello at his side, Michael Carrera makes beautiful music (May 24, 2011)

2.     Literary Justice: Paul Jones uncovers how antebellum authors pushed for capital punishment reform (June 1, 2011)

3.     Vanishing Act: Biologist Don Miles searches for the lizards-declining on a hotter planet-that hold clues to wildlife diversity, behavior, and ecology (June 3, 2011)

4.     The Pious Revolution: Historian uncovers how the Polish Catholic church helped sow the seeds of Solidarity (June 3, 2011)

5.     Going Underground: Geologist Gregory Springer finds clues to Earth's history of flooding, droughts, and climate change deep inside Appalachian caves (June 8, 2011)

6.     Art Unwrapped: Craft and technology meet in Alex Hibbitt's new series of work (June 8, 2011)

7.     Walk This Way: Capturing the movements of physical therapy patients on high-definition film could lead to better treatments (June 13, 2011)

8.     Strength in Numbers: Millions of Americans suffer pain and weakness from injury, aging, and disuse (June 13, 2011)

Of Note: Research News Briefs

1.     Heart Hazards: Environmental pollutants could be heart disease culprits (May 24, 2011)

2.     Lost and Found: Journalist helps Sudanese refugees tell tale of survival, love (May 24, 2011)

3.     Cool Tools: Texas Instruments grant puts handheld computers in Ohio math classrooms (May 31, 2011)

4.     Speedy Science: New laser lab equipment to aid studies of next generation light-sensitive materials (May 31, 2011)

5.     Sugar Stories: From comic books to community dialogue, diabetes educators use creative communication in Appalachia (May 31, 2011)

6.     The Breaking Point: Civil engineers test safety of box beam bridges (June 1, 2011)

7.     Great Leap Forward: World's oldest frogs show evolution of jumping in action (June 1, 2011)

Graduate Student Spotlight – stories of research, scholarship, and creative activity

1.     Jeff Lovett: Mining for Art (March 7, 2011)

2.     Shloka Chandavar: Sticky Science (March 17, 2011)

3.     Renee Steffen: Ready to Lead (April 5, 2011)

4.     Andrew Kouse and William Broach: Disease Detectives (April 15, 2011)

5.     Joe Venosa: National Identity (April 15, 2011)

6.     Damiano Cinque: Cinema Culture (April 15, 2011)

7.     Tony Adami: Safer Skies (April 28, 2011)

8.     Angela Shoemaker: Pictures of Addiction (April 28, 2011)

Undergraduate Stories

1.     Kayla Bober: Fast Treatment: Kayla Bober studies new way to manage type 2 diabetes (April 27, 2011)

2.     Stephanie Dumais: Stage Presence: Wind instrumentalist makes mark on Carnegie Hall (May 11, 2011)

3.     Nicole Grams: Storm Tracker: Meteorology student predicts impacts of hurricanes (May 11, 2011)