News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced -- revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world’s tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.
Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole (21 March 2016)
Eric Feigelson named Distinguished Senior Scholar (18 March 2016)
Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures set for March 21, 22, and 23 (14 March 2016)
Stone Memorial Lecture set for March 21 (14 March 2016)