- April 10, 2014
Archaeological Institute of America Lecture
Research Spotlight: Biology
Studying "Obese" Whales to Understand Human Obesity
How do mammals get fat and stay fat? Specifically, how do whales do it? That’s what researchers in UA Biology are trying to finout out. To do so, Hope Ball, a PhD student in the Integrated Biosciences program is looking at tiny protein called leptin that’s involved in how the body regulates how much it eats and how much energy it burns. The goal for mammals is typically to find a balance between food intake and energy burn. Whales, and other obese mammals, have found a way to build large fat stores despite this balance but rather than being obese they appear to be healthy and happy as fat mammals. Learn More
Sejla Karalic & Matt Zuzic
Two BCAS Students Awarded Student Fulbrights
Last year, Sejla Karalic was awarded a presitgious Student Fulbright Award to conduct a study of smoking habits in China. Sejla is currently living in Siquan Province completing that research project.
This year Matt Zuzic, also from the BCAS Department of Economics, was awarded a Student Fulbright. Matt will study currency substitution and the exchange rate in Croatia. Congratulations to Sejla and Matt and special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Erikson and Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler for mentoring students through the Fulbright process.
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More college news
Check out exhibition of book-based art at University of Akron library
"Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories," is a free exhibition by acclaimed artist Buzz Spector March 12 through April 18.
Landscape photography exhibition opens March 10
Curated by Melissa K. Stallard, UA assistant professor of art, "Contemporary Views" examines how the landscape reflects the needs and interests of those who inhabit it.
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci returning home for UA JazzFest 2014
The Northeast Ohio native is the Bittle Jazz Artist-in-Residence for this year's JazzFest, which begins March 18.
When did feathered dinosaurs become warm-blooded?
A new discovery by UA biologist Matthew Shawkey and international research team shows pigment cell shape holds the secret.
Meet the man who made Goodyear blimp a sports icon
UA alumnus Mickey Wittman, considered the "father of sports aerial broadcasting,"will speak here Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall.