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Sound is what we hear. Noise is unwanted sound. The difference between sound and noise depends upon the listener and the circumstances. Rock music can be pleasurable sound to one person and an annoying noise to another. In either case, it can be hazardous to a person’s hearing if the sound is loud and if he or she is exposed long and often enough.

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Coding Moment of the Week 7

For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. For more information […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 6

For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. For more information […]

The Impact of Noise Pollution on Birds and Humans

We live in a world filled with noise. Noise can affect the physical and mental health of humans and animals. For birds, noise is a chronic and inescapable source of stress.  A study conducted on tree swallows found that ongoing traffic noise disrupts stress hormone levels in nestlings and adult females.  Traffic noise may also […]

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Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías

By Tania Acevedo García Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías is a Puerto Rican woman who has made an immense impact in the world. Not only was she a pediatrician but she was also an educator and women’s rights activist. Dr. Rodríguez-Trías was the first Latina woman to become president of the American Public Health Association in 1993, […]

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Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

By Alexia Maceda The Black sociologist, author, professor, and former dean Dr. Robert D. Bullard, is well-renowned as the Father of Environmental Justice. His notable work happened through a civil lawsuit on Black middle-class communities living near landfills in Houston, 1978. His research disclosed that discriminatory decision-making for the planning and placement of environmental hazardous […]

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Ynés Mexía

By María Balderrama Have you ever stumbled upon a plant you have never seen before and wondered if it has a name yet? Ynés Mexía was a Mexican-American woman who found her calling when she was going through some rather rough mental illness issues. When she was 51 years young, she began to gain interest […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 5

By Owen Sullivan For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these themes. These words and phrases are called codes. […]

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Critical Race Theory and Counter-storytelling in the Sciences

Critical Race Theory and Counter-storytelling have been used in many fields including law, education, history, LGBTQ studies, Latino studies, and Asian studies. When thinking about the field of science, you might be wondering: why would a scientific research study be interested in critical race theory (CRT) and counter-storytelling? Is the counter-storytelling method used by scholars […]

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Counter-storytelling Highlights Minoritized Voices

Counter-storytelling is a major tenant of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and is used to elevate minority voices, perspectives, and experiences. This method allows minority narratives to rise up and challenge the traditional narratives that shape our society.  In this previous post, you can find a general introduction to Critical Race Theory and Counter-storytelling.  To demonstrate […]

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Introduction to Critical Race Theory and Counter-storytelling

By Luna Castelli Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a movement that joins together activists and scholars who study and aim to transform “the relationship among race, racism, and power”(1). Originally started in the legal discipline, this theory has spread to various fields of study, research, and activism. Nowadays, CRT is commonly applied in fields such […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 4

By Owen Sullivan For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these main themes. These words and phrases are called […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 3

By Owen Sullivan For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these main themes. These words and phrases are called […]

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Stuck in Noise

By Yitzak Miguelangel Molina-Romo As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage communities across the nation, the country has been placed under self-quarantine. As the closure of schools, work, and social events force people to stay home all day, noise has become an issue ever more prevalent. The stay-at-home government orders have exacerbated the inequalities of […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 2

By Owen Sullivan For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these main themes. These words and phrases are called […]

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Coding Moment of the Week 1

By Owen Sullivan For the past few weeks, members of the NOISE Project have been coding responses from interviews that were conducted over the summer. During the coding process, we scan interview  answers for their main ideas, and then assign them words or phrases that capture these main themes. These words and phrases are called […]

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Noise Activity: Educational and Outreach Opportunity

Our community partners at CLUES have come up with a great activity that is useful for educating, engaging, and creating awareness about noise pollution. Their noise activity allows participants to engage in different tasks while listening to different types of sounds and noises. Through this interactive demonstration, participants are able to learn more about effects […]

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Why noise is bad for your health — and what you can do about it

Silence is a rare commodity these days. There’s traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor’s lawnmower … and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep — and how you can get more of the benefits of […]