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Fall 2012

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Colorfully crafting change: A Minerva Fellowship brings the hues of Bagru to the world, and a new standard of living to its artisans

Jeremy Fritzhand ’10 went to Bagru, India in 2010 as a Minerva Fellow and established a business – Bagru Textiles – that’s helping local artisans gain economic independence. With the aid of subsequent Fellows, one sent each year to work with Fritzhand and the Bagru community, these artisans are thriving in a new ways.

Heavy metals found in Gulf of Mexico oysters

Assistant Geology Professor David Gillikin participated in a study that indicates eastern oysters have more heavy metals in their shells and tissues than they did prior to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, which caused the largest off-shore oil spill in United States history.

Ever wonder what Union professors are up to when they aren't teaching? Just about everything as it turns out:

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