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2015 Fellow, Paul M. Collins, Political Science and Director of the Legal Studies Program, Comments in a Story About the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Texas to Keep Confederate Flag Off of License Plates

Collins says state officials in Texas are trying to decide the issue on whether it offends people and says that is a difficult standard to define and uphold.

The article is titled "Supreme Court Says Texas Can Keep Confederate Flag Off License Plates" and was published in the Dallas Observer on 06/19/2015.

2015 Fellow, Lisa Chasan-Taber Discusses Her Research on Gestational Diabetes and How It Manifests Itself Later in Life

"With an understanding of gestational diabetes as a window into future health, women and their physicians have the rare opportunity to alter the natural course of disease."

Lisa Chasan-Taber, Public Health, is a Guest on The Academic Minute Radio Program on NPR Discussing Gestational Diabetes. (June 17, 2015)


*Image “Pregnant Mother With Apple On Belly” courtesy of Victor Habbick at



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