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The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because of contamination. Topeka, KS - infoZine - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are issuing revised fish consumption advisories for 2016. Comment?
A research project at the University of Kansas will create a digital archive of World War I poetry that captures the wide-ranging sentiments of American immigrants, including those who found themselves living in a country headed to war with their homeland. Lawrence, KS - infoZine - For the past six months, KU students have been identifying, encoding, transcribing and annotating poetry about World War I written by American immigrants, particularly those from Germany. Comment?
More than a century of debate over the age and origin of an outcrop in Southwest Kansas - thought by some geologists to contain the only known Jurassic rocks at the surface in the state - has been resolved, according to a new report by the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS - infoZine - The outcrop in question lies at the base of Point of Rocks, a much-anticipated landmark for 19th century travelers along the Santa Fe Trail's Dry Route. Comment?
Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Lawrence, KS - infoZine - The researchers, Andrea Gomez Cervantes, doctoral candidate in sociology, and ChangHwan Kim, associate professor of sociology, found that among men, darker skin color negatively influenced their likelihood of employment, even after accounting for the effects of race and other demographic and education-related variables. Comment?
Misty Schieberle, University of Kansas associate professor of English, discusses the conclusion of the fifth season of HBO's popular show "Game of Thrones" and how the American fantasy drama depicts themes from medieval literature and history. Lawrence, KS - infoZine - The finale of the Emmy-nominated show, which is based on novels by author George R. R. Martin, is scheduled to air June 14. Schieberle's broad research interests include late medieval English literature, especially during the Wars of the Roses, gender and political literature, and Christine de Pizan and the exchange of literature between France and England. Comment?
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