See the articles published on The Conversation in December

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Below, please find the articles published in July, along with a faculty appearance on "The Conversation Weekly" podcast.

Dec. 9, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope: what astronomers hope it will reveal about the beginning of the universe ("The Conversation Weekly" podcast)
Marcia Rieke, Regents Professor of astronomy, is interviewed about the James Webb Space Telescope and the questions she hopes it will answer about the beginning of the universe and the conditions on exoplanets orbiting faraway stars.

Marcia Rieke
Regents Professor, Department of Astronomy

Dec. 17, 2021
Taking out a student loan for your child can hurt your own financial well-being
Student loan debt can hurt borrowers, but the pain is even greater when the borrower is taking out a student loan for their child, new research shows.

Thomas Korankye
Assistant Professor, John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dec. 21, 2021
Italy's citizenship debate: how a country of emigrants is learning to live with immigrants
The trial of Italy's former interior minister is a sign of hope in a country that is fast becoming more diverse and multicultural.

Megan A. Carney
Associate Professor, School of Anthropology

Dec. 27, 2021
What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in
Misinformation will continue to strain society in 2022 as the lines between misinformation and political speech blur, cynicism grows and the lack of regulation allows misinformation to flourish.

Dam Hee Kim
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

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