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Archive for March, 2011


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scientific teamwork revealed new penguin’s colors

Worldwide collaboration discovers, elucidates ancient species found in Peru

Prof. Julia Clarke, paleontologist studying the origin and evolution of birds and related dinosaurs..

Prof. Julia Clarke, paleontologist studying the origin and evolution of birds and related dinosaurs..

The discovery process started with the eagle eye of a young fossil hunter in the Peruvian desert, continued with the meticulous work of fossil experts from Texas, Peru and North Carolina in a Lima laboratory and incorporated techniques recently developed in Connecticut and Ohio.

The result was the identification of a new species of giant penguin from 36 million years
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wrinkle in Time: It’s Maya Meetings time

To get ready for the Maya Meetings and workshops at The University of Texas at Austin March 23-27, Further Findings presents a story about David Stuart, one of the foremost experts on the Maya:

David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

David Stuart was getting out of the Land Rover after the bumpy 50-mile ride through the Guatemalan rain forest to San Bartolo, an ancient Maya ruin in northern Guatemala.

William Saturno, the leader of the dig
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Getting Started: Congressional Scholar Jason Casellas

In the Getting Started series, Further Findings highlights the paths that some researchers at The University of Texas at Austin took to the laboratory, the library, the field—wherever they do their work. Jessica Sinn from the College of Liberal Arts writes this installment.

Jason Casellas, assistant professor and associate director of the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin

Jason Casellas, assistant professor and associate director of the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin

When Jason Casellas began research for his undergraduate senior dissertation on Latino political participation,
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