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Perspectives Autumn/Winter 2011 issue 

Autumn/Winter 2011 Story Index

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Class Act: Undergraduate Stories

Top Brass: Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble hits the unexpected notes (Oct. 7, 2011)

Tree of Life: Botanists nurture blight-resistant version of the famed chestnut tree(Oct. 19, 2011)

Of Note: Research News

1.     Fraternal Filmmaking: Biography reveals Syd Chaplin's role in early Hollywood (Sept. 23, 2011)

2.     Team Player: Artificial neural network makes smart NFL draft picks (Sept. 29, 2011)

3.     Hometown Heroes: Geographer measures the impact of immigrant donations to Mexican community development projects (Oct. 10, 2011)

4.     Destroying Disease: Health campaigns are winning the battle against African river blindness, study finds (Oct. 10, 2011)

5.     Small Steps: Hyun-Ju Oh works to improve fitness levels of Appalachian kids (Oct. 18, 2011)

6.     The New Physics: Scientists launch international experiment that could test standard model of physics theory (Oct. 18, 2011)

7.     Hidden and Forbidden: Documentary filmmaker Danilo Cortes sheds light on abortion in his native Chile (Oct. 18, 2011)

8.   Protein Sleuths: Analytical chemistry technique could help scientists select new drug candidates (Oct. 27, 2011)


1.     Road Rx: An engineer's invention could reduce the cracks, bumps, and potholes plaguing the nation's highways (Oct. 28, 2011)

2.     Virtual Emergency: Video game technology, interactive images help first responders train for real-world disasters (Oct. 28, 2011)

3.     The Blame Game: Psychologist Mark Alicke offers a new view of how we blame—and suggests that playing the blame card is not always a bad thing (Nov. 7, 2011)

4.     Baby on Board: Feature film Small, Beautifully Moving Parts follows a pregnant tech geek who preps for parenthood on a road trip across the United States (Nov. 7, 2011)

5.     The Third Gender: Documentary tracks efforts of female marines reaching across cultural boundaries in afghanistan (Nov. 7, 2011)(PDF)

6.     The Hemingway Connection: Scholars uncover the literary links between the work of Ernest Hemingway and American black writers, from Ralph Ellison to Claude McKay (Nov. 8, 2011)

7.     National Sacrifice: Environmental scholars cast light on the dark side of Appalachia's role as the heart of energy production in the United States (Nov. 14, 2011)


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