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Monday, May 11, 2015

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When Do Mothers Need Others?

Karen Kramer, an associate professor of anthropology, published a study in the Journal of Human Evolution titled, “When Mothers Need Others:... (more)

– University of Utah

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Sounds of 18th Century India Brought Back to Life

The music of 18th century Indian musicians and dancers has been revived, recorded and reinterpreted for the 21st century by highly acclaimed... (more)

– University of Southampton

Arts and Humanities

08-May-2015

Sounds of 18th Century India Brought Back to Life

The music of 18th century Indian musicians and dancers has been revived, recorded and reinterpreted for the 21st century by highly acclaimed harpsichordist and University of Southampton Turner Sims Fellow, Jane Chapman.

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– University of Southampton

07-May-2015

Benjamin Victor Gallery Brings World-Renowned Sculpture to Campus

The one-of-a-kind gallery and studio space allows students and the public to learn about sculpture at every stage, from clay moquettes to finished bronzes.

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– Boise State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

08-May-2015

Texas Tech Professor Shows Cooperative Video Game Play Elicits Pro-Social Behavior

The study examined aggressive behavior between subjects playing games cooperatively, competitively and by themselves.

Communication Research

– Texas Tech University

Eat Dark Chocolate to Beat the Midday Slump

An EEG study performed by NAU researchers shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels.

NeuroRegulation

– Northern Arizona University

When Do Mothers Need Others?

Karen Kramer, an associate professor of anthropology, published a study in the Journal of Human Evolution titled, “When Mothers Need Others: Life History Transitions Associated with the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding.” Her research examines how mothers underwent a remarkable transition from the past – when they had one dependent offspring at a time, ended support of their young at weaning and received no help from others – to the present, when mothers often have multiple kids who help rear other children.

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Journal of Human Evolution

– University of Utah

Researchers Unearthing Slave Artifacts in South Carolina

Assistant professor Sharon Moses is unearthing artifacts under former slave quarters. Her research is filling in historical gaps of slaves, including black Indians.

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– Northern Arizona University

07-May-2015

Study Shows Homeless Housing Program Continues to Improve Lives, Save Money

A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money as it enters its fourth year, according to a UNC Charlotte report.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Education

11-May-2015

Massively Parallel Biology Students

The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome, published online May 11 by the journal G3, includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort, coordinated through Washington University in St. Louis, to provide many more students with a hands-on research experience than has traditionally been possible.

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G3

– Washington University in St. Louis

08-May-2015

5 Questions New Grads Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

How can 2015 grads just starting their career journey improve the odds that their first job is the right one — especially this year when employers are hiring, and there may be a second or third offer waiting in the wings?

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– Wake Forest University

07-May-2015

Gonzaga Students, Faculty Depart May 11 to Deliver Keys to Social Change to Zambezi Women

When the 19 students and three faculty members from Gonzaga University depart for Zambia on Monday, May 11, they will bring with them some keys to social change: 75 handmade feminine hygiene kits that will allow the young women in Zambezi to stay in school, learn, and have a chance to break the cycle of poverty.

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– Gonzaga University

Pop Culture

07-May-2015

Millennials Unenthused About This Year's Spring Fashions, According to IU Kelley Index

A lack of innovation in spring fashion is not being well-received by college-age consumers, who perceive that what they're seeing in the stores is similar to what's already in their closets, according to the new FIndex survey released by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

– Indiana University

Law and Public Policy

08-May-2015

Hague Releases Declaration on Intellectual Privacy Based on Work of Law’s Richards

More than 50 international organizations and global experts signed The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age May 6. The declaration calls for immediate changes to intellectual property (IP) law and the removal of other barriers preventing larger and more equal access to data. The document is based in part on the work of Neil Richards, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. Richards is a noted expert on data ethics and intellectual freedom and has published widely on issues related to privacy in the digital age.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

07-May-2015

Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.

Expert(s) available

Unmanned Systems 2015 conference

– Kansas State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Essential Personnel in a Crisis, in Baltimore or Anywhere Else

Op-Ed: Nurses put own fears aside and step forward, knowing they are not alone

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– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

LifeWire Announcements

FAA Selects MSU-Led Team for National Center

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a Mississippi State-led team to operate a new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

– Mississippi State University

Three Graduate Students Awarded Veteran Assistantships

Three military veterans will begin earning their master’s degrees at UNC Charlotte aided by substantial awards provided by the University’s Graduate School.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Faculty, Students Collaborate with New Orleans Producers on Film

Several academic units at UA have entered into collaboration with Court 13, a New Orleans-based film cooperative that produced the Academy Award-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

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– University of Alabama

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