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Monday, February 26, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


New Book Celebrates Group of Renegade Poets From Appalachia

When Frank X Walker coined the culturally encompassing term “Affrilachian” 25 years ago, he had no idea the group of colleagues who got their start inside a University of Kentucky elevator would transform into a radically influential social movem...

– University of Kentucky


The Ninth: Destiny of a Symphony

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has become one of the most celebrated musical works. How has one musical work inspired so many? On Wednesday, February 28, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a film and panel discussion to consider how music ca...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Behavior in High School Predicts Income and Occupational Success Later in Life

Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later,...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

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Study Points to Fertility as a Leading Economic Indicator

New research from the University of Notre Dame discovers people appear to stop conceiving babies several months before recessions begin. 

– University of Notre Dame

National Bureau of Economic Research


Improving Family-Based Communication for LGBTQ Youth, What Women Want, Romantic Relationship Buffer, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise

Study Shows Teen Attitudes on Drinking Can be Changed in as Little as 40 Seconds

New research from an American University professor finds that teen attitudes towards drinking can be changed with the help of a short public service announcement.

– American University

Journal of Health Communication

Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. For the first time, the rese...

– Northwestern University


Kennesaw State Classroom Puts Learning in Motion

Kinesthetic classroom steps up student engagement

– Kennesaw State University

includes video


Survey: More Than Half of U.S. Gun Owners Do Not Safely Store Their Guns

More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Descriptive Phrases for How Often Food Should Be Eaten Helps Preschoolers Better Understand Healthy Eating

Approximately one in four preschoolers in the US are overweight or obese, and poor nutrition in early childhood has enduring consequences to children’s cognitive functioning. Preschool, therefore, is a critical period for children to begin to make ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose profile...

– Baylor University

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Age Matters Behind the Wheel – but Not How You Might Expect

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills to age, gender and playing organized sports or video games. The results suggest all novice drivers should undergo mandatory training, not just teenagers. Age: Among males, the olde...

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




WVU Launches New Transatlantic MA in International History and Security Studies

The West Virginia University Department of History has partnered with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland to launch a new transatlantic Master of Arts in international history and security studies for fall 2018.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Professors, High School Teachers Study Use of Modeling Software to Boost Science Education

A research collaboration between the University of Arkansas and Fayetteville High School suggests that students benefited more when using the same type of modeling software used by scientists than through other instructional techniques.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences receives NIH grant renewal to train students underrepresented in science

For more than 25 years, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, which provides Ph.D. degree biomedical research training, has been on a mission to change the face of research to include more scientists from backgrounds underrepresented in...

– Mayo Clinic

CSU Construction Management Students Excel in National Competition

California State University construction management students brought home more than a dozen national championships from the Associated Schools of Construction’s (ASC) Region 6 & 7 Student Competition, held Feb. 7-10 in Sparks, Nevada.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


Winter Olympics, We Hear You

From opening and closing ceremonies to the events, music is used in competition on the ice, fills the slopes, and often brings a tear to the eye of the most hardened champion on the medal podium. UK musicology alumnus John Michael McCluskey shares ho...

– University of Kentucky

LifeWire Announcements

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Among the Best Schools for Game Design

The accolades keep coming for the highly regarded Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The latest comes from two sources: The Art Career Project, a nationally recognized resource for art students ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Society for Nutrition and Behavior 2018 Annual Conference Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is accepting abstracts for poster presentations at the 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN July 21 - July 24, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education; Society for Nutrition and Behavior 2018 Annual Conference

Twelve Northwestern Journalism Students Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

Twelve Northwestern University journalism students got to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The five graduate and seven undergraduate students wrote print pieces and took on a variety of roles with major media covering the g...

– Northwestern University

Iowa State Architecture Professor Named American Institute of Architects Fellow

Morrill Professor Thomas Leslie, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University and internationally renowned expert on architectural history and practice, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

– Iowa State University

Illinois Bicentennial STEM Fusion Campaign to Launch in 25 Underserved Schools Across State

Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Deputy Governor Leslie Munger and officials from the Illinois Math and Science Academy today announced the launch of the Illinois Bicentennial STEM Fusion campaign. The three-year program will be offered to st...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami Appoints New Director, Michelle Abbs

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®Miami - a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs - welcomes a new director, Michelle Abbs. The accelerator is looking forward to an exciting spring of programming and the second ann...

– Babson College

AIAA Announces 2018 Winners for Outstanding Educators and Literary Excellence in Aerospace Awards

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recently honored recipients of the 2018 Educator Awards presented to several faculty, including rotorcraft and adaptive structures expert Farhan Gandhi, the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ranks No. 1 Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Small Colleges

In its 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, the Peace Corps announced this week that St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked no. 1 among small schools.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Makes Historic $1M Gift to Temple Libraries

The gift will support The Albert M. Greenfield Special Collections Research Center Reading Room in Temple’s new library, slated to open in 2019.

– Temple University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Creating Innovative Technology for the Real World

A hypertonic grip expander for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke patients, a chair for students on the autism spectrum, and an independent lifting device for quadriplegic individuals are the designs created by teams of undergraduate students...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Northwestern Law to Host Global Legal Innovation Summit

Thought leaders and change makers from across the globe will gather at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May to address the innovative transformation currently taking place in the legal industry around the world.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Marketplace

Go with Flavor-Rich Meatless Monday Recipes for Lent

Individuals, even carnivores who abstain from meat, have the opportunity to experience a wonderful variety of plant-based foods during Lent. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor. Kim O’Donnel, the first Meatless Monday blogger and author of critic...

– Monday Campaigns





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