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Water bears, Wallacea, and the Diamond Grant

Water bears, Wallacea, and the Diamond Grant

14.11.2016
Studying microscopic organisms called tardigrades, colloquially known as water bears or moss piglets, has secured the Diamond Grant for Piotr Gąsiorek, a student of the JU Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences.
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Art and mathematics

Art and mathematics

08.11.2016
Ada Pałka’s research projects is a fusion of art and science. Her main interest is anamorphic projection.
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A catalogue of Roman coins

A catalogue of Roman coins

03.11.2016
Scientists and students from the JU Institute of Archaeology are conducting a research project which aims to compile all known data related to ancient Roman coins found in the Małopolska region.
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5,000 metres above sugar level

5,000 metres above sugar level

03.11.2016
Researchers from the Jagiellonian University have conducted a project which combined scientific research and high mountain climbing. Although it doen't seem to be anything out of the ordinary, in truth, the members of the expeditions were patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.
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What are the origins of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?

What are the origins of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?

03.11.2016
November begins with holidays deeply rooted in the Polish tradition. Recently, they have also been joined by Halloween, whose character is completely different. What are the origins of these customs? How did they use to be celebrated in the past? We asked these questions to Prof. Andrzej Szyjewski from the JU Institute of Religious Studies.
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Angels, demons, or man? The concept of flying in the Middle Ages

Angels, demons, or man? The concept of flying in the Middle Ages

27.10.2016
‘Ships sailing in the air, or flying in the Middle Ages’ was the title of a lecture delivered by Dr Wiktor Szymborski from the JU Faculty of History on 21 October 2016 in Auditorium Maximum. The lecture was organised by the Disability Support Service, and adapted to the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing. In a short interview, Dr Szymborski discussed the subject of his lecture.
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Genetics. Why do preemies get sick?

Genetics. Why do preemies get sick?

26.10.2016
The latest discovery made by Children’s University Hospital in Kraków medical staff may result in a more effective way of preventing complications in prematurely born babies.
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How do we make an impression on others? Whom do we like?

How do we make an impression on others? Whom do we like?

18.10.2016
‘I’m frequently the centre of attention. I talk a lot about myself and my achievements. People like me at first sight’, some say. ‘Not for long!’, respond scientists after conducting a study on popularity.
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Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. A few words from Prof. Ewa Okoń-Horodyńska

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. A few words from Prof. Ewa Okoń-Horodyńska

13.10.2016
This year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences went to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, specialists in contract theory. We asked Prof. Ewa Okoń-Horodyńska, head of the JU Chair in Economics and Innovation to comment on the decision of the Nobel committee.
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America in Polish minds

America in Polish minds

11.10.2016
Pewex shops, Pepsi-Cola, hip-hop, Rambo on VHS – these places, objects and images shaped the perception of America among many Poles. To learn more on this subject, we have talked to Dr Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel from the JU Institute of American Studies.
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