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Monday, October 2, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


If Your Child is Bilingual, Learning Additional Languages Later Might be Easier

It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothe...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Survey: Majority of Americans say Muslims are more "Them" than "Us"

A new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication/ RABA Research national poll found nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans surveyed view Muslims as being more "them" than "us." The results underscore that there is confusion and lack o...

– University of Delaware

Researchers Analyze Snapchat Users for Motivation, Interest in Medium

The simplicity of the platform and brevity of posts are key factors in determining how students can become addicted.

– Texas Tech University


Sensible Driving Saves More Gas Than Drivers Think

A new study by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has quantified the impact speeding and slamming on the brakes has on fuel economy and consumption. Aggressive behavior behind the wheel can lower gas mileage in light-duty vehi...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Bringing Diversity Into Computational Science Through Student Outreach

This summer, a diverse group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students—including women and underrepresented minorities—performed data science research at Brookhaven Lab.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

After-School Energy Rush

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory partnered with the University of Chicago to sponsor “All About Energy,” a six-week program that gives Chicago public high school students an up-close look at careers in science, ...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Missouri S&T adds master’s degree in explosives technology

Growing interest in explosives technology among both federal investigators and military personnel is prompting Missouri University of Science and Technology to further expand its graduate programs in the field.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


Win-Win Strategies for Climate and Food Security

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices—but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Environmental Research Letters; EU FP7 290693

Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2017 at 23:00 ET


Study Provides First Estimate of Total U.S. Population with Felony Convictions

New research led by a University of Georgia sociologist on the growth in the scope and scale of felony convictions finds that, as of 2010, 3 percent of the total U.S. population and 15 percent of the African-American male population have served time ...

– University of Georgia

LifeWire Announcements

Wake Forest, Queens & Wingate Universities Receive $140+ Million Gift From Porter Byrum

In a concluding act of extraordinary generosity that will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students, Porter Byrum has left a bequest of more than $140 million to Wake Forest University, Queens University of Charlotte and...

– Wake Forest University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Five faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will be inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing this October. Inductees will include Teresa Brockie, Valerie Cotter, Rita D'Aoust, Vinciya Pandian, and Susan Renda.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

University of North Florida Recognized as National Diversity Champion

UNF has been recognized among a select group of colleges and universities across the country as a Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout thei...

– University of North Florida

Cornell Endowment Performance ‘Solid’ – Hits Highest Total Ever

Cornell University’s endowment returned 12.5 percent for the year ending June 30, bringing its value to $6.8 billion, its highest total to date.

– Cornell University

UWM Receives Grant to Study Algonquian Languages

The National Science Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education to help research the preservation and teaching of two indigenous languages.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

NYU ITP Launches Adjacent, an Online Journal Of Emerging Media

New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced the launch of an online journal dedicated to showcasing, announcing, and enhancing the understanding of emerging media.

– New York University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UIC Theater Season Invites Audience to Make Political, Personal Connections

The 2017-2018 UIC theater season is “Deceitful Truth.”

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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