November 2016

Rebecca Price: Important Learning Gains from Genetic Drift and Bottlenecked Ferrets

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IAS faculty member Becca Price wrote a guest blog for the SimBio website that talks to biology teachers about the challenges of teaching an evolutionary process called genetic drift. Drawing on a series of recently published studies, she shows that an easy-to-complete, fun, two-hour computer lab developed by SimBio called “The Genetic Drift and Bottlenecked Ferrets” does an excellent job of teaching genetic drift.  She argues that ...

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Matt Libby shares his career experiences at Boeing with students

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Matt Libby ('14, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) is the 787 Flightline Operations Chief of Staff at Boeing, a top-level adviser who provides executive support to the Everett Delivery Center Director and Superintendent of the 787 Program & Paint Operations.  In this role, Matt manages multiple projects that drive efficiency within the production system and increase customer satisfaction.  Prior to Boeing, Matt worked in retail management, general contracting, and cabinet manufacturing.

Matt spent several years in the workforce...

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Alka Kurian publishes "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema”

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a chapter, "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema,” in Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism and Transnational Solidarity, edited by Elora Chowdhury and L. Philipose (University of Illinois Press, 2016). Kurian’s chapter examines cinematic portrayal of dissident friendships, in particular among women, located across differences of class, caste, faith, and ideological positions, expressed particularly during moments of extreme crisis. Kurian investigates ...

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