With the London Olympics just around the corner, the demand has increased for the expertise of a professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology at UMSL, is an expert on the Olympic Games, with a special emphasis on Chinese sports. She was in Beijing during the 2008 games and has written two books on China and the Olympics; “Beijing’s Games: What the Olympics Mean to China” and “Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People’s Republic.”
How do flowers in a remote area of China factor into the study of climate change? Since 2009, Robbie Hart, a PhD candidate in biology at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, has been traveling to China’s Yunnan Province to study how rhododendrons in the region are adapting to global warming, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
As the world gears up for the 2012 Summer Olympics next month in London, reflection on the last summer games continues. University of Missouri–St. Louis scholars Susan Brownell and Richard Wright recently sat down to film a video podcast about the Olympics for the British Journal of Sociology in London.
Four years after the Beijing Olympic Games many of the venues built for the summer contest are underused and draining public finances, according to a recent Reuters article.
People celebrated in streets throughout Senegal last week after Macky Sall was announced as the clear winner of a presidential run-off election pitting him against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade. The peaceful and quick election that ended Wade’s 12-year reign is rare in Western Africa, a region accustomed to turmoil.
Discovering the oldest written record in Europe makes for a pretty cool year. Add to it recognition as one of the year’s top findings, and you can say it was a stellar year. University of Missouri–St. Louis archaeologist Michael Cosmopoulos can now check both of those accomplishments off his “bucket list.” The tablet, unearthed last [...]
A noninvasive glucose monitor developed by University of Missouri–St. Louis researchers made Medical Product Manufacturing News’ “Five Pioneering Medical Products to Watch” list. The monitor was listed among an all-in-one catheter, an Alzheimer’s patch and a leadless pacemaker. The university has licensed patent rights for the device to St. Louis Medical Devices, Inc., a Missouri [...]
Farida Jalalzai, assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, said the proportion of political women leaders is much greater than their male counterparts, according to an article in The Guardian in London. “I think people choose some women because they think they are more likely to be benchwarmers per se and [...]