Headliners

The ability to bite off more than one can chew is related to the anatomy of the skull, contend campus scientists, who are putting their heads together to explore the relationship between the biomechanics of biting and the evolution of skull shape diversity in bats.

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Anthropologist and author Jacqueline Nassy Brown of Hunter College will discuss the racial politics of Britain when she presents the Anthropology Department’s Annual Distinguished Lecture, New Directions in the Anthropology of Europe, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in 162-75 Campus Center.

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Design innovations, zoning issues, new materials and technologies that shape housing costs will be the focus of “Housing Within Reach: Innovations in Affordable Housing Design,” an upcoming conference organized by the Architecture and Design Program in the Art Department.

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Talks by Barbara Chung, Microsoft Corporation’s chief security advisor for education, and colleagues will kick off the 2006 Microsoft IT Showcase School Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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The Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) is giving $100,000 to UMass Extension’s Nursery, Landscape and Urban Forestry Program to establish an endowment to support its work with the “green industry” and the public.

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Five students and a faculty member sponsored by the Department of Public Health attended the Massachusetts Health Policy Student Forum held Jan. 5-6 at the State House.

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Gov. W. Mitt Romney is proposing a $20.4 million increase in funding for the University system for the next fiscal year.

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Alumna Jill Carroll, a freelance journalist who was abducted Jan. 7 in Iraq, remains missing nearly a week after the deadline set by her kidnappers, who threatened to kill her if U.S. forces did not release Iraqi female detainees.

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Jill Carroll

Researchers from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that race/ethnicity is a predictor of plasma lipids in patients with HIV-1 on HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy).

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UMass Extension is teaming with armed services, state agencies and youth and veterans’ organizations to offer a series of workshops focused on the often-overlooked needs of young people whose military parents are deployed far from home.

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