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Researchers at Rutgers—Newark are studying the impact of concussions on female athletes after noticing that women suffer concussions at higher rates and experience more severe symptoms than men.The researchers, led by Dr. Carrie Esopenko of the Rutgers School of Health Professions, are not entirely certain why this is, but one theory has to do with neck strength.
This Wednesday, Rutgers students and families visited the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about geology and paleontology at their Fossils and Dinosaurs themed event. The event was run by the museum’s Associate Directors Dr. Patricia Irizarry and Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo, along with interns, graduate students and undergraduate students.There were several fossil-themed activities for children to participate in including a game where they matched pictures of animal tracks to the animals that made them, a station with stamps shaped like the tracks and papers to decorate and a table with dinosaur fossils and parts of modern-day animals for the children to try to differentiate between.“It’s called ‘What Am I?’” Irizarry said. “They have to think about if it’s extinct or is it living, and what part of the animal it is or what it’s used for.” Irizarry said it is especially important for children to draw comparisons between animals that lived long ago and those that are around today.
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships have dedicated a week to spreading awareness and advice on staying safe around campus.One of the events held on Wednesday was "Knights' Watch Academy" at The Yard, which featured a resource fair from 1 to 5 p.m.