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FGCU professor predicts what Roe v. Wade ruling could mean for certain groups

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — As the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and shifts abortion rights and restrictions to the states, many people may be asking what this means for them. Dr. Thomas Felke is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University, and summarized how some felt coming off Friday’s ruling. “I think […]

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UK

Professor loses £2.1m case against university over handling of unproven sexual harassment

Theodore Piepenbrock, 57, was seeking £2.1million in compensation but the tribunal judgment dismissed his claims of unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and victimisation. Dr Piepenbrock was accused of giving a junior colleague “excessive compliments” including that she had a “beautiful body”. The academic, who previously taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), denied the allegations. […]

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Defence at sex assault trial suggests complainant sought a romantic relationship with her former McMaster professor

Defence counsel’s questioning during cross-examination Monday centred on a text-message exchange between a McMaster University student and her former professor, Scott Watter. The student has alleged she was assaulted repeatedly by Watter over a period of several months in 2017. Watter, 48, is charged with sexual assault and sexual assault causing bodily harm. He has […]

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Health

Professor Green: ‘I should’ve been dead’ – star’s ‘horrific’ battle for a healthy gut

“My guts are really good. Touch wood, I’m not suffering a lot of the problems I had on and off throughout my life. I feel a little bit more resilient and quite a lot more robust,” Manderson continued. “Things feel more consistent. Being consistent enables us to live a life more linear. Everyone strives for […]

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Canada

B.C.-based professor to replace federal health director who falsely claimed Indigenous ancestry | CBC News

Canada’s federal agency for funding health research has announced who will replace the former scientific director ousted last year after a CBC News investigation cast doubt on her claims to Indigenous ancestry. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) said Thursday that Dr. Margo Greenwood has been named interim scientific director of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH). The […]

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Professor recognized for two decades of agriculture research

In 2005, with significant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he co-founded the Agroecology Program with Professor Mahadev Bhat. The program’s commitment to education, research, training and outreach activities for students quickly became evident and earned national attention. In fact, FIU became one of the first universities in the nation to receive the USDA’s […]

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Idaho State University Professor Creates Artificial Intelligence That Composes Music

When it comes to music, composition is one problem that has always vexed computers. Sure, they can string a few notes or lyrics together, but creating motifs—repeated musical patterns that create form and meaning—is a real challenge. Now, after more than seven years of riffing on the problem, an Idaho State University Computer Scientist has come up with […]

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Science

UTSA professor recognized as leader in environmental engineering

“COVID-19 markers in wastewater are a leading indicator of surveillance because they can predict rising infection rates before they start spreading,” said Kapoor. “Before the presence of symptoms, before infected people get tested, they can start shedding the virus in the feces. So, if all the people who are infected are shedding the virus, there’s […]

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Princeton Fires Classics Professor

Princeton University’s Board of Trustees voted on Monday to fire Joshua Katz, a classics professor, after an investigation found that he had “misrepresented facts or failed to be straightforward” during a 2018 disciplinary hearing that focused on a consensual relationship he had with an undergraduate student he supervised in the mid-2000s. In a statement, the […]

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Environment is focus of Professor John Gilliland agrifood lecture

A high-profile audience from the world of local, national and international agrifood attended the inaugural lecture of Professor John Gilliland, marking his honorary professorship from Queen’s University Belfast. former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and chair of DEFRA’s Rural Climate Change Forum, Prof Gilliland is a well-known figure in the UK and Irish food […]