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Returning soldier effect

17.06.2019
For quite some time, people believed that male-to-female sex ratios at birth increase after outbreaks of war. Some argued that it was caused by a natural drive towards equilibrium: that human societies have a natural way of replacing men they lost in armed conflicts. Are they right? And how would that work? In the article below, Dr Ilona Nenko from the JU MC Institute of Public Health talks about a possible explanation of this phenomenon.
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JU lawyers in the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in Europe

14.06.2019
Prof. Roman Kwiecień and Dr hab. Michał Kowalski from the JU Faculty of Law and Administration were appointed for six-year terms as a conciliator and an arbitrator in the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in Europe of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Polish members of this body will also include Prof. Anna Wyrozumska from the University of Lodz and Prof. Przemysław Saganek from the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Law Studies.
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JU visited by the Ambassador of Vietnam

13.06.2019
On 13 June 2019 the Jagiellonian University hosted a visit by the Ambassador of Vietnam to Poland Vu Dang Dung. The diplomat was received in Collegium Novum by the JU Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak.
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Silver Plus ratio quam vis medal for Prof. John D. Simon

13.06.2019
On 13 June, the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology held a ceremony of conferment of a silver Plus ratio quam vis medal upon Prof. John D. Simon, distinguished chemist and Rector of Lehigh University (Pennsylvania, USA). The researcher was awarded for his contribution to the development of collaboration between Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) and the Jagiellonian University in the area of molecular biology, photochemistry and photophysics. On behalf of the JU Rector, the diploma and medal were presented by the JU Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds Prof. Stanisław Kistryn.
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In a poison garden

07.06.2019
Using plants to resolve humanity’s environmental problems is a natural and cost-effective approach we call phytoremediation. Living plants can clean soil, water and air of hazardous contaminants – but how do they do it? Dr Paweł Jedynak from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology told us more about this useful technique.
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Jagiellonian University signs the Poitiers Declaration

06.06.2019
On 6 June 2019 the Rector of the Jagiellonian Unversity Prof. Wojciech Nowak and the President of Kraków Prof. Jacek Majchrowski signed the Poitiers Declaration about cooperation between universities and their local socio-economic environment.
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Conference on the role of women at universities

06.06.2019
On June 6, the Jagiellonian University hosted the conference “Women in the University – the past, the present and the future”. The event had the status of Coimbra Group Annual Conference, which accompanies the General Assembly of this prestigious university network.
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