Louise Lerner

CONTRIBUTIONS

Professor farms out agriculture and climate research to U of C students

The hamburgers at the dining hall probably contribute more to global warming than the trucks that deliver them.

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June 2, 2009

In locked down biohazard lab, University professor studies causes of mad cow

In the prion lab deep within the maze of the U of C hospital complex, large plate-glass windows line the wall that separates the biohazard laboratory from the rest of the hospital.

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May 29, 2009

Professor strives to test economic theories in real-life experiments

Economics professor John List doesn’t hesitate to set up field experiments to test his theories on everything from school incentives to discrimination.

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May 15, 2009

SG drafts opposition to admin’s Student Life Fee consolidation

SG will present their resolution to Goff-Crews at next week’s College Council meeting

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May 8, 2009

Scared of the swine flu? University fellow tracks spread of Chicago’s deadlier 1918 pandemic

Michael David studies the 1918 Spanish flu's effects on World War I soldiers stationed at the U of C.

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May 1, 2009

Zimmer talks China, Medical Center, and financial aid at forum

President Robert Zimmer fielded questions about a new University center in China, the U of C Medical Center review, the University’s Olympics policy, and the tuition hike announced for next year in a forum on Monday.

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April 28, 2009

As Blue Gargoyle closes, staff works unpaid to relocate clients of all ages to new programs

Betsy Rubin, who worked for Blue Gargoyle until 2001, called the closing “a devastating loss to a lot of people and the community.”

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April 17, 2009

Researchers’ observations of neuron patterns could help amputees use prosthetics

As associate professor Nicholas Hatsopoulos watches neurons fire, he pulls threads from biology, mathematics, statistics, and computer science in research that could be the key to restoring mobility to amputees.

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April 14, 2009

Researchers’ observations of neuron patterns could help amputees use prosthetics

Associate professor Nicholas Hatsopoulos pulls threads from biology, mathematics, statistics, and computer science in research that could be the key to restoring mobility to amputees.

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April 14, 2009

Mental health clinics granted stay after students help stage City Hall sit-in

20 to 30 students have been involved with advocacy over the course of the campaign, attending pickets, protests, and town hall meetings on the fate of the clinics.

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April 10, 2009