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Forests, Climate Change, and the Future

Dr. Robert Scheller develops models of future forests accounting for the effects of climate change and other factors to improve land management practices.
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The Golden Wave

Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
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Into the Past

In Alaska’s Seward Peninsula on the Bering Strait, Dr. Shelby Anderson and her collaborators search for clues that shed light on the lives of the people who lived in the region long ago.
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Working Productively and Happily

Psychologist Dr. Liu-Qin Yang studies organizations and workers around the world to help both reach their full potential.
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Bloomberg: Grape Cigars Lure Kids With Candy Flavor, Researchers Say

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Flavored cigars that are popular with teens contain the same additives found in Jolly Rancher candies and Kool-Aid drink mixes, lending weight to the argument that tobacco companies take aim at youth, researchers said.

Oregonian: Tobacco and candy flavored with same chemicals, PSU study finds

Read the original article at The Oregonian.

A Portland State University study released Wednesday reveals that the flavorings in popular candy, Kool-Aid and some tobacco products are much the same.

Portland State study finds parallels between candy, Kool-Aid, and flavored tobacco

(Portland, Ore.) May 7, 2014 — In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Portland State University professor James F. Pankow reveals striking similarities between the patterns in the flavoring chemicals used in flavored tobacco products and those in popular candy and Kool-Aid products. 

What is in a Number?

One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
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