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Anthropologist Sees Chimp Aggression in Uganda

When Michigan native Dr. Sylvia Amsler enrolled at Valparaiso University in Indiana, she was interested in being a music therapist of some kind. Then she read Jane Goodall’s “My Life with the Wild Chimpanzees” and took an introductory class in anthropology. Her destiny changed.

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Birdman Worries Too About BP’s Air Emissions

Jeff Gaffney, chair of UALR’s Department of Chemistry and his wife and co-researcher, Nancy Marley, share their home with 10 exotic and colorful birds — an umbrella cockatoo named Angel, a pair of African grey Gaffney Marleyparrots Tasha and Ninah, blue and gold macaws Keebler and Bozo, and a family of blue front Amazon parrots Maxwell and Roxanne and their week-old chick. And he has a European starling named Beetlejuice and a breeding pair of zebra finches.

So it is no wonder Gaffney’s heart goes out to the thousands of sea birds caught in the thick goo of BP’s underwater gusher fouling the Gulf of Mexico shoreline from Florida to Texas.
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Business Developer Heads to Peace Corps

After receiving an accounting degree from UALR, Kevin White created a “To Do” list: get a master’s degree, pass the CPA exam, get into law school. Now he’s ready to scratch off the last item — join the Peace Corps.

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