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How Do Lawyers Matter? Study Explores the Question for Low-Income Litigants

A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that was recently awarded a two-year $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation is exploring questions confronting the legal profession in its effort to improve access to justice for low-income unrepresented civil litigants.

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Hamilton College's Wellin Museum of Art Features Works by Alyson Shotz

Hamilton College’s Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” opening Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, an abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages and installations.

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Sleep Twitches Light Up the Brain

A new UI study finds twitches during rapid eye movement sleep comprise a different class of movement, which researchers say is further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain and teach newborns about their limbs and what they can do with them.

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What Makes a Song Sing?

What made Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1983, and other songs, like Madonna’s 1999 “Nothing Really Matters,” flounder at 90 or below? New research from the University of Southern California suggests that back-up singers may finally be getting their due.

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit to Collaborate on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ New $125 Million Global Road Safety Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a five-year, $125 million Global Road Safety Program, and the International Injury Research Unit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be one of eight organizations spearheading a continued effort to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by road traffic accidents.

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Are the World’s Religions Ready for E.T.?

Astronomer David Weintraub’s new book, Religions & Extraterrestrial Life, explores the question of what the world’s various religions have to say about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

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Feeling Fatigued While Driving? Don’t Reach for Your iPod

Research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those measures. New research evaluates which method, if either, can successfully combat driver fatigue.

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Secret NY Fed Recordings Do Not Confirm Bank Regulator ‘Capture’

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Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It

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Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research

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How Career Dreams are Born

A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.

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