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Quick therapy can help you overcome your fears

June 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The nervous college student was pacing the corridor, so scared of the caged spider at the end of the hall that he thought he would leave before the therapy session began. After about two hours of “exposure therapy,” which involved touching the 5-inch-wide tarantula with a paintbrush, then with gloves and finally with bare hands, he didn’t want to leave the arachnid. Continue Reading

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Detroit Lakes Woman Gets Scare When Bitten By Venomous, Jumping Spider

October 18, 2011 in WDAZ

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. Rita Alaniz got a pre-Halloween scare she likely won’t forget anytime soon. Continue Reading

Professor, intern discover three new spider species in Fort Pierre National Grasslands

September 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Brian Patrick, assistant professor of biology at DWU, and his summer intern, Dan Sitzmann, 22, Walnut Creek, Calif., discovered three new species of spider this summer during their grant-funded research study of spiders at the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.
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