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Monday, June 27, 2016

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A Gateway to Pan Exposed at Hippos

Monumental Roman Gate Discovered at Sussita National Park, Following Discovery of Unique Mask of the God Pan. Expedition head Dr. Michael Eisenberg... (more)

– University of Haifa

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Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study

A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults... (more)

– University of Guelph

Arts and Humanities


A Gateway to Pan Exposed at Hippos

Monumental Roman Gate Discovered at Sussita National Park, Following Discovery of Unique Mask of the God Pan. Expedition head Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the University of Haifa: “Now that the whole gate has been exposed, we not only have better information for dating the mask, but also a clue to its function. Are we looking at a gate that led to the sacred compound of the god Pan?”

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– University of Haifa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Road to Recovery

As Rutgers University's substance abuse helpline enters its second year, it counts its success one call at a time

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– Rutgers University


Researchers Offer New Theory About How Climate Affects Violence

Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

– Ohio State University

Parents, Especially Fathers, Play Key Role in Young Adults’ Health: Study

A new University of Guelph study has found that parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviours in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

– University of Guelph

Relationship Quality Tied to Good Health for Young Adults

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team.

Journal of Family Psychology

– University at Buffalo


RTI International to Serve as Data Coordinating Center for Study of Pregnant Women in Areas Affected by Zika

RTI International will serve as the data coordinating center for a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants. The study is led by the National Institutes of Health and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz.

– RTI International

Social Psychologist and Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne Available to Discuss Freddie Gray Verdict

University of Delaware Black American Studies Professor Yasser Payne is available for interviews to discuss today's not guilty verdict for the van driver in the Freddie Gray case. Payne's interests include street violence, criminal justice and law enforcement and he has conducted research on the streets of Harlem and Wilmington, Delaware.

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– University of Delaware



Texas A&M Planning to Create Medical School for Physician Engineers at Houston Methodist Hospital

Texas A&M University is planning to create an innovative engineering medical school at Houston Methodist Hospital to educate a new kind of doctor, pending appropriate approvals, who will invent transformational technology for health care, officials announced today.

– Houston Methodist

New Student Experience Outdoor Programs Focus on Service

For more than 30 years, incoming first-year students at Salisbury University have engaged in summer outdoor orientation programs, from canoeing in Canada and hiking in Maine, to biking on the Eastern Shore.

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– Salisbury University


Part-Timers Now 49 Percent of Nation’s College and University Faculty, RTI International Researchers Find

Part-time workers now make up nearly half of the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities, according to the 2016 edition of The Condition of Education, a federal report on the nation’s education system with contributions from RTI International.

– RTI International

Should First-Year College Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Math Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead?

Policies placing first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math directly into college-level quantitative courses, with additional support, can increase student success, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

the American Educational Research Association

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Law and Public Policy


NSU Economics Expert Available to Explain BREXIT Vote

With the UK's vote to leave the European Union, many are wondering what this means to local and global economies. NSU's SME can help put it into context.

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– Nova Southeastern University

Brexit Aftermath: U-M Experts Available to Comment

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, triggering the process referred to as Brexit. University of Michigan experts can discuss the political and economic implications of the vote.

Expert(s) available

– University of Michigan

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASA Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

The American Sociological Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The judgement allows the university to continue using race as a factor in admissions decisions.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Chancellor McRaven's Response to Supreme Court Decision on Fisher Case

This morning, the United States Supreme Court ruled in our favor in the case of Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, affirming the university's right to continue using race and ethnicity as one factor in our holistic admissions process.

– The University of Texas System

LifeWire Announcements

Educational Psychologist K. Ann Renninger Describes the Power of Interest in New Book

Do you ever wonder why you are interested in one subject but not in another? Is it your sense that people are just born interested in one thing or another?

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– Swarthmore College

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that university president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, June 26-28, 2016. In her role as co-chair, Jackson will participate in a debate on the role of corporate-led research in advancing scientific progress, a televised session in which she will discuss the key elements of an innovation ecosystem that translates research results into technological innovations and business opportunities. Jackson will also moderate a discussion among Rensselaer faculty of the role of big data in disrupting transmissible diseases.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

$625 Million in WFU Construction Over 10 Years Enhances Residential Experience

Wake Forest University is in the midst of a 10-year, $625 million construction effort that reflects the institution’s commitment to offer the best residential college experience in the country.

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– Wake Forest University

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