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With Fulbright Support, Jason Black Researches Indigenous Mascotting Issues

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Jason Black, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, in early 2020 received a Fulbright award in support of a cross-cultural study of the indigenous mascotting controversy in Canadian and U.S. cultures of sport. Black was based at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, when the COVID-19 pandemic cut his trip short. Yet, he's stayed on track to publish his second book on mascotting issues.
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Truman Inducted as Cell Stress Society International Fellow

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Cell Stress Society International has inducted UNC Charlotte Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Andrew Truman as a Fellow. Truman’s cancer research uses quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms to understand the role of molecular chaperones in cancer.
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UNC Charlotte Interdisciplinary Study Reveals Widespread Issues With Authorship Policies

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Despite the critical nature of authorship to researchers, their institutions and the public, just 24% of U.S. doctoral-granting universities with very high or high research activity have published institutional authorship policies, UNC Charlotte researchers Lisa Rasmussen and George Banks and their colleagues have discovered.
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Researchers Study How Animal Societies Make Decisions, Resolve Conflict

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As people react to the 2020 U.S. presidential election results, we have turned to the animal kingdom to see how animal societies make decisions and resolve conflict. We asked CLAS researchers to consider what we can learn from animal societies. Alan Rauch, an English professor, earned degrees in zoology and literature, and he studies and writes about dolphins. Stanley Schneider, a biologist, studies honey bees and their hive behavior. Anthropologist Lydia Light researches gibbons and other primates.
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UNC Charlotte Researcher Celebrates, Studies Spiders And Their Sticky Webs

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Spiders and their sticky webs can seem scary, but for UNC Charlotte spider researcher Dr. Sarah Stellwagen, they’re also a source for scientific discovery. Her research centers on spider glues, gene discovery, and sequencing technologies.
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