Nine talented juniors and seniors from the East Coast to the West Coast and as far north as Montreal, gathered in Chicago Feb. 13-17 to report on the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. These travel fellows were selected by the NASW Education Committee from a competitive set of applicants. The NASW Travel Fellows’ dispatches from The Windy City have been posted here.
A kitchen cupboard staple is helping in the fight against age-related brain disorders. Yeast has given rise to powerful new methods for examining cellular processes involved in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and for identifying new drug therapies.
Google Maps can tell us where to find the nearest pizza joint in a strange city, but our ability to make our way through cluttered environments is still surpassed by other members of the animal kingdom.
The average Chicagoan spends 25 minutes commuting to work every morning, but at a closer look, women of African-American descent spend on average 80 minutes more per week traveling than their white counterparts, suggesting justice may be just as much a part of urban planning as the environment.