Haagen Klaus sees dead people. Lots and lots of dead people.
The bioarchaeologist — and assistant professor in both anthropology and biology at Utah Valley University — studies the excavated bodies of ancient Andeans in the Lambayeque Valley, Peru. Through the bones, teeth and other bits of evidence found at the South American site, Klaus has been able to uncover a wide range of data that shows how these people lived and died. Many were killed in ritual sacrifice a thousand years ago. Read more.
After taking one look at her office, a visitor can be sure of one thing: Dr. Kathy Lavoie likes bats. After all, her shelves teem with stuffed animal versions of the mammal.
The dean of arts and sciences is an expert, a researcher and a constant observer of these creatures. She is also an explorer who often takes research trips through caves. Read more.
Even as a 9-year-old, Rodelyn Alcidonis knew he wanted to be an attorney when he grew up.
Being legally blind and living in Haiti wasn’t enough to keep him from succeeding. Neither was his father’s matter-of-fact pronouncement that no one in his family had ever achieved such a goal. Read more.
This year’s show featured traditional and modern dances from around the world, including the acrobatic capoeira dancing of Brazil with its complex martial arts moves; a Chinese sleeve dance with folds of red fabric making graceful arcs through the air; and a Korean tribute to the popular “Gangnam Style” video. Read more.
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