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Academics in Action
The College of Arts & Sciences is lucky to have so many dynamic faculty and students. Not every great story makes it to our site, but below are a few stories from across the college showcasing our unique contributions, innovative partnerships, and groundbreaking research.
Three University of North Dakota students, along with their instructor Associate Professor Marcia Mikulak, are in Brazil getting an up close and personal look at the plight of the Xukuruˊ nation, an indigenous people that has spent years fighting to retain its constitutional rights in that county.
Insight into North Dakota's Deer Population
Jason “Jay” Boulanger, an Assistant Professor of Biology, is leading a project titled Factors Related to Deer Health in North Dakota. Many hunters may already be aware of dramatic changes in in the number of available hunting licenses in North Dakota in recent years.
'Funding' an Answer
There are currently 16 subspecies of native muskrats in North America… maybe. Scientists traditionally identified these distinct muskrat types based on observable traits like size, fur color, and different body dimensions. There have been, as yet, few genetic tests to see if all the subspecies are truly distinct, or not.
Goodwill and Harmony in China
Nothing communicates across cultures quite the way music can. Stirring human emotions, it’s tones and melodies bring to life ideas and memories that might otherwise get lost in translation. For six faculty members from the Department of Music, a recent trip to Shanghai was a chance to spread goodwill and develop partnerships.