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Tanner: I never got over my ‘dinosaur phase’

August 27th, 2014 | by Penn News

Tanner Frank spent the summer in Utah, digging up fossils with brushes and tiny icepicks. The team's discoveries include a dolphin-ish creature and a mystery predator's giant fang. "I didn't shower for two weeks, but it was worth it," he says.

Anima: ‘I dug into Bermuda’s past’

August 25th, 2014 | by Monique Patenaude

Anima Ghirmire jumped at the chance to do archaeology research in Bermuda. Her team's discovery sheds light on the history of slavery in the Atlantic World. "History in college isn't anything like it is in high school," she says.

Patrick: We first-gen students pave the way

August 22nd, 2014 | by Michigan State

"Many first-generation college students are students of color, like myself, and coming to a predominately white institution has its unique challenges," writes senior Patrick Harris.

Robot subs sink or swim in this competition

August 21st, 2014 | by Caltech

Meet Bruce, a robotic submarine, and the students who built and optimized him to compete. To win, Bruce must complete tasks like parking between two poles, shooting torpedoes, and pulling a lever.

5 tips for parents of college freshmen

August 20th, 2014 | by Emory News

Psychology Professor Marshall Duke has 30 years of experience advising college freshmen and their parents. Here are his tips about move-in day, grades, and adopting new habits.

Student video highlights ‘safe places’ on campus

August 20th, 2014 | by Penn News

"The message is that it's okay to seek out help from people who have dealt with those experiences in the past and can show you the resources that you may not necessarily know of..." says Denzel Cummings.

Handmade aircraft compete in ‘search-and-rescue’

August 20th, 2014 | by Stanford News

"In less than 10 weeks these students design and build a small unmanned aerial vehicle, write software to execute a search and rescue exercise, and follow an overall mission strategy," says Juan Alonso, an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics.

Diana: Why queer teens of color need mentors

August 19th, 2014 | by Penn News

"There are a lot of queer people of color in high school who don't have any role models..." says senior Diana Estrada Alamo. "They may not have anyone who says, 'You can make it to a university and you can succeed there.'"

I went to South Africa to meet ‘exotic’ animals

August 15th, 2014 | by Penn State

"I needed to get more experience working with bigger animals and exotic animals, and this program exposed me to many things that I wouldn't have been exposed to had I just worked in the United States," says Morgan Brown.

Homesick? Your brain is trying to keep you safe

August 11th, 2014 | by Duke Today

Mark Leary, professor of psychology and neuroscience, explains the origins of homesickness and how to fight it. "The only way to get over homesickness is to reintegrate in the new environment," he says.

Students dig deep to study temporary ponds

August 11th, 2014 | by Penn State

"In classrooms, you learn about it through a textbook," says Kim Schmid. "It's cool doing it in person." She's part of a team investigating vernal pools—seasonal ponds that are critical to wildlife like birds, deer, and salamanders.

Small fish, big pond: 6 tips for freshman year

August 6th, 2014 | by Penn News

The people who keep on-campus housing running smoothly—and who have seen many freshmen move in over the years—have some advice for adjusting to college. "You're moving from being a big fish in a small pond to being a small fish in a vast ocean," says Campbell Grey.

Why professors are becoming students of Chinese

August 5th, 2014 | by Emory News

Not being able to chat with students from China was a growing problem for Professor Frank Maddox. He'll spend the fall practicing his modern standard Chinese. "You have to be careful or you can call someone's mother a horse," he jokes.

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