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Growing rates of incarceration in the U.S. since the mid-1970s may be linked with a rise in drug-related mortality and may exacerbate the harmful health effects of economic hardship, according to an observational study involving 2,640 counties between 1983 and 2014, published in The Lancet Public Health journal. 

 

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The campus’s Natural History Collection was the latest in the nation last week to welcome a blooming Amorphophallus titanum, or 6-foot tall corpse flower, one of the world’s biggest flowering structures. It bloomed overnight on Wednesday, July 3 at its home in the Morrill greenhouses.

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Corpse flower

Transit Services celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing public bus service for the campus community on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.

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Transit services alumni at Old Chapel reception

Neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey, psychological and brain sciences, recently received a five-year, $1.7 million grant, the renewal of a prior period of funding from the National Institutes of Health. He and colleagues plan to investigate fundamental mechanisms of how the brain learns and processes complex stimuli like birdsong.

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Yellow Warbler

State wildlife experts banded the two peregrine falcon chicks from this spring’s nesting on top the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Tuesday, June 4.

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Falcon chick

Rolanda C Burney, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy’s chief of staff, has been chosen to serve as interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL). The appointment, made by Subbaswamy, is effective immediately.

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Rolanda C Burney

Ocean Vuong, assistant professor in the department of English, will release his second book “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” on Tuesday, June 4. This is Vuong's first novel, following his poetry collection, “Night Sky with Exit Wounds.”

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Ocean Vuong

Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed as senior vice provost for Interdisciplinary Programs and Innovation by Provost John McCarthy. As Senior Vice Provost, she will oversee the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) and the University Without Walls (UWW) degree programs.

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Barbara Krauthamer

Alumna Katrina Spade saw the vision of her master’s thesis become reality on May 21, as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law making his state the first in the country to legalize the composting of human remains.

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Katrina Spade

Visit the Commencement website to view video, photos, and transcripts from Undergraduate Commencement, Graduate Commencement and Stockbridge School of Agriculture Commencement. A Twitter moment with photos and video from all three events and a time lapse video of Undergraduate Commencement are also available. 

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Undergraduate students cheer at Commencement 2019

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