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CAS Participates in the Conversation CAS Participates in the Conversation

From Anthropology to World Languages, Earth Sciences to Social Work, History to Psychology, and more, the College of Arts & Sciences faculty and researchers engage readers in a wide range of topics. The Conversation (theconversation.com) is a nonprofit, independent news organization dedicated to promoting better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. A team from The Conversation will be visiting the UofM on March 15 and 16. 𝐃𝐑𝐒. 𝐊𝐄𝐑𝐈 𝐁𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐎 and 𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐊𝐑𝐄𝐔𝐙 will coordinate meeting times for 25 CAS faculty members on those days. View a list of articles written by UofM faculty

Muller-SanchezUofM’s Dr. Francisco Muller-Sanchez & ALMA Scientists Find Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger

Jan: While studying a nearby pair of merging galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — an international observatory co-operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) — the University of Memphis’ Dr. Francisco Muller-Sanchez and other scientists discovered two supermassive black holes growing simultaneously near the center of the newly coalescing galaxy.

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Emily PuckettWhy Aren’t All Black Bears Black? Research by UofM Professor Emily Puckett, PhD, Helps Find Answers

Dec: Emily Puckett, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis, has devoted her career to learning more about the evolution and genetics of bears. With help from partners in state, provincial, and federal wildlife agencies, she collected hundreds of DNA and hair samples from North American bears. She teamed up with Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha, and animal pigmentation expert to figure out why black bears aren’t always black.

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