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Waorani women at a community meeting with oil representatives and the military. (Photo by Matt Goff, Kresge '13, sociology)

Waorani women at a community meeting with oil representatives and the military. (Photo by Matt Goff, Kresge '13, sociology)

Book looks at indigenous life amid oil extraction

In a new book, Professor Flora Lu looks at the oil industry's impact on the Waorani, an indigenous Ecuadorian population living in a region renowned for its ecological diversity.

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A reimagined Science and Engineering Library

A reimagined Science and Engineering Library

Herbert Lee, Interim Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Planned as a multiphase renovation, the project will enable the building to meet today’s needs for our faculty and students.

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Endowed chair to promote work in Jewish Studies

Endowed chair to promote work in Jewish Studies

Professor of history Nathaniel Deutsch is the inaugural holder of the Murray Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies.

Book: gender bias delayed discovery of plant sexes

Book: gender bias delayed discovery of plant sexes

The scandalous idea of sexual reproduction in plants was hotly debated for 150 years before finally gaining acceptance in the 19th century.

Researchers working on new memory technology

Researchers working on new memory technology

Professor Holger Schmidt's lab is collaborating with Samsung researchers to help develop new memory technology based on "spintronics."

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