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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall 2009

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/research/frontiers/fall2009/

Fall 2009 Issue

Frontiers Magazine

Contents

Preparing to Realize a Dream

Preparing to Realize a Dream

A native of Nigeria, Cybill Okitikpi remembers having only one dream as a young girl—to study medicine in the United States.

 
Examining Group Behavior on the Fly

Examining Group Behavior on the Fly

While science may not be ready to make claims about a genetic link to mob mentality, Minnesota State Mankato biology professor Dan Toma conducted research to identify whether certain behaviors in selected lines of Drosophila, fruit flies, are a collection of individual behaviors or a population-based behavior.

 
Advocating for Equality

Advocating for Equality

An innocent comment made by a stranger on an airplane nearly 10 years ago served, in part, as motivation for Nancy Fitzsimon’s new book.

 
Understanding India

Understanding India: Where Family Means Bussiness

As part of their effort to present a global perspective, Minnesota State Mankato law professors Penny Herickhoff and Vicki Luoma are researching business cooperatives in India’s carpet industry. During a recent visit, they witnessed first-hand the challenges and triumphs of life in India

 
Yielding Extraordinary Results

Yielding Extraordinary Results

As an environmental sciences graduate student, Nicole Alfafara learned about a toxin’s harmful effects on the people and pets of a local community. Determined to make an impact, she went to work to identify a more comprehensive risk assessment and mitigate the negative effects on the community.

 
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