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In the College of Arts and Sciences, Professors Melvyn Goldstein and Cynthia Beall lead a long-term research and teaching project on Tibetan history, society, culture, language and human biology. The Center for Research on Tibet will soon publish a major online archive of research materials.
A $205,000 grant from the McGregor Fund supports inter-disciplinary work to promote collaborations around the globe through the use of advanced communication technologies, creating new international learning opportunities for more students.
Professor Janet McGrath co-directs the Center for Social Science Research on AIDS, a collaboration with universities in Uganda that supports research on HIV/AIDS, including a two-year study of over 900 men and women currently receiving HIV treatment in Uganda.
Associate professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve, Ralph Harvey recently finished his 22nd expedition to Antarctica with the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET). ANSMET, founded in 1976 and funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), pursues recovering meteorites from Antarctica to help scientists from around the world seek an understanding of the history of our moon, Mars, and the universe. Some of these meteorites are left-overs from the birth of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago. Harvey and colleagues recently released a new book entitled 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites: A Pictorial Guide to the Collection.
Antarctica is regarded as the world’s best place to find meteorites given the ice desert landscape of the continent and glacial motion that can concentrate the specimens in mountainous areas. Because of the special nature of the continent of Antarctica, and the efforts of the founder of ANSMET, William Cassidy, an emeritus professor of geology and planetary sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, the samples of meteorites found by ASMET are available to scientists around the world, making this a special joint-international effort, and not a competition.