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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

While the supposed benefits of moderate drinking have been widely reported in the media, many reports have failed to take into account other risk factors.

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Dr. Jenny Van Hook named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography

Dr. Jenny Van Hook named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography

Jennifer Van Hook was recently named Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography. Research funding from this professorship will be used for a variety of research projects, and much of the funding will go to support graduate and undergraduate student's time.

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David Baker - Invited keynote lecture at University of Luxembourg, April 26, 2017

David Baker - Invited keynote lecture at University of Luxembourg, April 26, 2017

"Science Production in the United States: An Unexpected Synergy between Mass Higher Education and the Super Research University"

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Big data, big science: Students share 'big data' research at poster session

Big data, big science: Students share 'big data' research at poster session

Graduate students Cassie McMillan and Robert Zuchowski presented 'big data' research posters at the Big Data Social Science (BDSS) poster session

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Idea for constant/automated faculty feedback wins 2017 Open Innovation Challenge

Idea for constant/automated faculty feedback wins 2017 Open Innovation Challenge

Scott Yabiku, professor of sociology and demography in the College of the Liberal Arts, wants a way for faculty to get instant feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching — which, he said, never happens today.

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