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Arts and Humanities


Ancient Inscription Permits for the First Time the Definite Identification of Gargilius Antiques as the Roman Prefect During the Period Before the Bar Kochba Revolt

“This is only the second time that the name Judea has appeared in any inscription from the Roman periods,” note Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau and Dr. Gil Gambash of the University of Haifa

– University of Haifa


75 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Still Teaching Lessons of War

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor still endures as a monument to the suffering and sacrifice of American servicemen in the Second Worl...

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– Florida State University


New Website Uses Big Data to Address Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy

A new website created by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University of New York ranks university philosophy departments and academic journals by gender in order to draw attention to the underrepresentation of women in philosophy....

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Northwest Philosophy Conference 2016

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Taking Time-Off Work to Raise Children is Damaging to the Careers of Highly Skilled, High Earning Women

Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review, Dec-2016

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2016 at 03:05 ET

Study Finds Female American Jihadists Share Many of the Same Roles as Their Male Counterparts

A first-of-its-kind study examining the roles of American jihadi women found a steep increase in women’s participation in terrorist activity in the last five years.

– George Washington University


We Like What Experts Like - and What Is Expensive

Whether Peter Paul Rubens or Damien Hirst – the personal taste of art can be argued. Scientists from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna have now shown that the individual taste of art is also dependent on social factors. The pers...

– University of Vienna

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

An Eye for Fashion: Researcher Finds Optical Illusion Garments Can Improve Body Image

Optical illusion dresses have the power to change how women see their bodies.

– Florida State University

Learning Makes Animals Intelligent

The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behaviour. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge from...

– Stockholm University

Royal Society Open Science

What if You Couldn't Taste Your Favorite Holiday Foods?

What, exactly, is Neurogastronomy? In this edition of "Behind the Blue," we meet with scientists and chefs who discuss brain and behavior in the context of food.

– University of Kentucky


This Is Your Brain on God: Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Circuits

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings will be published Nov. 29 in the journa...

– University of Utah Health Sciences

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2016 at 05:00 ET

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way to Prepare for Devastating Storms

With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from devastation.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Subsidized Housing Works Better for Some Kids Than Others

Living in subsidized housing seems to give a boost to children with high standardized test scores and few behavior problems, but it has the opposite effect on students who score poorly and have behavioral issues, a new study finds.

– Johns Hopkins University

American Journal of Community Psychology, Nov-2016

Young Children’s Spatial Talk Predicts Their Spatial Abilities

In a study published this month in the journal Child Development, UW-Madison researcher Hilary Miller shows preschool age kids often skip location words and lean on other relevant information to describe important spatial details.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Child Development

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help People Manage Their Drive for Gambling, Sex, Alcohol or Overeating

UCLA study looks at theta burst stimulation as intervention in problem behaviors

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences



How Kids' Brains Respond to a Late Night Up

Sleep deprivation affects children's brains differently than adults', according to a new study

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer and May Deter Husbands From Doing So, Too

Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well.

– Baylor University

Sociological Perspectives

When Judging Other People, First Impressions Last

A well-known saying urges people to “not judge a book by its cover.” But people tend to do just that – even after they’ve skimmed a chapter or two, according to Cornell University research.

– Cornell University

IU Study Finds Activity Trackers Can Work When Paired with Wellness Coaching

While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study by faculty in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington found activity trackers can work, if paired with wellness coaching. The study was published in the American Col...

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– Indiana University

American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal, Nov/Dec 2016

Why 'Arrival' Is Wrong About the Possibility of Talking with Space Aliens

Even if aliens had human-like eyes or ears, they wouldn’t interpret images and sounds the same way we do.

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– University of California, Irvine



College Students’ Use of Private Loans Drops by Half

A new report by education researchers at RTI International found that the use of private student loans dropped by half between 2008 and 2012.

– RTI International

Report Analyzes College Paths of Immigrants, Second-Generation Americans

A new report by education researchers at RTI International sheds light on trends in college enrollment by the children of Hispanic and Asian families who recently arrived in the United States.

– RTI International

Research Team Finds Benefits of Engineering Lessons for First-Graders

First-grade students benefit from engineering lessons being added to their curriculum, according to the results of a Department of Education-financed study by researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock



Parents Should Avoid Pressuring Young Children Over Grades

New research from ASU suggests parents shouldn't obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Journal of Youth and Adolescence


Rowan University Engineering Team Helps Protect Jersey Shoreline, More

Research out of Rowan University in New Jersey will help towns, others better prepare for the worst of weather, mitigating damages.

– Rowan University

Law and Public Policy


Saving Lives: Kansas State University Helps Provide Trucks, Equipment for Rural Fire Departments

The Kansas Forest Service, which is housed at Kansas State University, provides trucks and equipment for rural fire departments.

– Kansas State University

How Copying Is Done Should Matter in Copyright Infringement Complaints

An artist painstakingly recreates the “Mona Lisa” using the same variety of paints, brushes and canvas as did Michelangelo. Across town, a factory stamps out hundreds of replicas of the iconic painting each day, using state-of-the-art printing. I...

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– Vanderbilt University

New York University Law Review, March 15, 2016

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American College of Radiology (ACR) Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds the selection of Representative Tom Price (R-GA), MD, as President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

LifeWire Announcements

Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program Updates Offerings

Michigan State University’s Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) has updated its offerings with the onboarding of a new executive director.

– Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

What Makes Bach Sound Like Bach? New Dataset Teaches Algorithms Classical Music

MusicNet is the first publicly available large-scale classical music dataset designed to allow machine learning algorithms to tackle a wide range of open challenges - from automated music transcription to listening recommendations based on the struc...

– University of Washington

MusicNet access

NYIT Librarian Wins 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

Apfelbaum and the other winning librarians perform exceptional public service and transform communities through education and lifelong learning.

– New York Institute of Technology

Temple University Endowment Exceeds $500 Million

Temple University’s endowment crossed the half-billion-dollar mark thanks to support of donors and a savvy investment strategy.

– Temple University

Audio Accommodation Available for ‘the Pursuit of Happiness’ Exhibit

Audio will be available for an exhibit at UIC

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Daniel Resasco Named Inaugural Gallogly Chair

It is the great pleasure and honor of the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering to announce that Dr. Daniel Resasco was named the Inaugural Gallogly Chair of the Gallogly College of Engineering this September, pending Regents’ ap...

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Rutgers Licenses Risk Terrain Modeling Software to SUNY Cortland

RTMDx, a program developed by criminologists Joel Caplan and Leslie Kennedy at Rutgers University–Newark, is now being licensed to SUNY Cortland for classroom use.

– Rutgers' Office of Research and Economic Development

CSU Channel Islands Launches Nationwide Search for Provost

CSU Channel Islands (CI) is searching for a new Provost. CI has secured the Washington D.C.-based executive search firm Academic Search, Inc. to field candidates for the appointed position, which will begin in summer of 2017. The search is nationwide...

– California State University, Channel Islands





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