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Taylor Carlson, assistant professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Social Science Research Council Social Data Research Fellowship to study the extent to which user-generated content (i.e. comments) on social media platforms distorts information reported by mainstream news outlets. The fellowship comes with a $50,000 award.
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Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield<p>Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she also has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.</p>
The icing on the cake: Biologist applies epigenetics to challenges in medicine, agriculture
Xuehua Zhong studies epigenetics — how genes are turned ‘on’ or ‘off’ — and environmental adaptation in plants. A new project, funded by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, will ultimately enable new applications for medicine and human health.
Fike installed as the Glassberg/Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor
On Sept. 20, David A. Fike was installed as the Myron & Sonya Glassberg / Albert & Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor. Sonya “Sunny” Weinberg Glassberg established the endowed professorship in 2011 to support faculty who are leaders in the study and promotion of renewable energy and sustainability.