Outreach

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

Animal Science

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

October 16, 2017

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

Health

Davidson elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 16, 2017

The director of the Center for Healthy Minds has authored more than 375 papers exploring the neural bases of emotion, and interventions that may be helpful for promoting well-being, kindness, compassion and empathy.

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Oliver Levine: Culver's taking outside investors

Oliver Levine, an expert on corporate finance, can discuss the announcement that family-owned restaurant chain Culver's has sold a minority share… More

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Chemistry

New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

October 13, 2017

A chemistry professor has come up with a more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers.

Administration

Hoffman named Campus and Visitor Relations director

October 12, 2017

The office manages campus tours and visits, the Parent and Family Program, the Speakers Bureau, Bucky’s Classroom, Campus Area Housing and other information programs.

Sustainability

Healthy competition makes habit of sustainability

October 13, 2017

A new analysis shows lasting reductions in electricity use among hundreds of players of the Cool Choices game, which uses friendly competition to get energy-saving habits to sink in.