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Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Researchers Identify Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo, Reflecting Scientific Knowledge From 6,200 Years Ago

A George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue.

– George Washington University

Embargo expired on 14-Sep-2016 at 14:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in a Crucial Learning System in the Brain

Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. This new paper proposes that math disability arises from abnormalities in brain areas supporting p...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 15-Sep-2016 at 05:00 ET

Nightclub Goers More Likely to Use New Designer Drugs

Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or “designer” drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Few studies in the U.S. have focused on use among one of the highest-risk populations—electronic dance music (EDM) nightclub a...

– New York University

The American Journal on Addictions, V25.5 Aug. 2016


1 in 4 U.S. Employees Negatively Affected by Political Talk at Work This Election Season, Finds New Survey

This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a survey released today by the A...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


'Death Industry' in U.S. Has Ignored Growing Latino Population Too Long, Study Finds

Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold ...

– Baylor University

More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit

Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.

– Iowa State University

Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

A Nose by Any Other Name Would Sound the Same, Study Finds

In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world’s languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas, no matter what language they’re speaking.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2016

Entitlement—a Damning Recipe for Happiness

Entitlement—a personality trait driven by exaggerated feelings of deservingness and superiority—may lead to chronic disappointment, unmet expectations and a habitual, self-reinforcing cycle of behavior with dire psychological and social costs, ac...

– Case Western Reserve University

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness

A piece of ongoing research about human values and behavior in the wilderness shows that people take greater risks when they possess safety devices.

– Humboldt State University


Saying Sorry Not Enough When Trust, Gender Roles Broken, Just Ask Clinton and Trump

Public figures such as United States presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may have to do a lot more than just say sorry to win back public trust after a misdeed, said a York University researcher whose study on trust was published ...

– York University

Journal of Management Development

Broccoli v. French Fries: Study Finds Appealing to Teens’ Impulse to Rebel Can Curb Unhealthy Eating Habits

A new study finds that by appealing to widely-held adolescent values, it’s possible to reduce unhealthy eating habits and motivate better food choices among adolescents. To capture the motivating power of these values, researchers worked with group...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Professor's Project Helps Navajo Students Add Interest in Math

David Auckly, professor of mathematics at Kansas State University, co-founded the Navajo Nation Math Circles Project to provide mathematic activities and opportunities for K-12 Navajo students in the American Southwest.

– Kansas State University


Cal State La Ranks as One of Nation's Best Regional Universities

Cal State LA is one of the best regional universities in the nation, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges edition released today, Sept. 13. Cal State LA was ranked #14 among public regional universities in the West, a jump fro...

– California State University, Los Angeles

Law and Public Policy


Tobacco Industry Tactics Influential in E-Cigarette Policy

By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according to a UCSF study published in the September issue o...

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Milbank Quarterly


U.S. Rules for Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying

Current U.S. policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama administration to clarify the policies, a new RAND Corp...

– RAND Corporation

Clarifying the Rules for Targeted Killing

LifeWire Announcements

NYU Carter Journalism Institute’s McBride Named National Humanities Medal Recipient

James McBride, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has been named a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal.

– New York University

Johnson, Weill Cornell Medicine Launch Dual MBA/M.S.

Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management today announced a new dual-degree program that will provide the next generation of health care leaders with a broad set of skills for success in a rapidly changing env...

– Cornell University

CSU Dominguez Hills Receives $2.6 Million ED Grant to Create ‘Project Accelerate’ to Improve Success of Underserved Students

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to create “Project Accelerate” to improve the learning, persistence, and overall success of CSUDH students, while de...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

New Master’s Program Offers One of the First Sustainable Communities Degrees in the Country

Binghamton University is now offering a master’s degree in sustainable communities with MA and MS options. The program, which will begin enrolling students in fall 2016, is the first graduate degree in sustainable communities to be offered by the S...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Lawrence Kingsley Elected Clarkson University Trustee

Lawrence D. Kingsley of Rye, N.Y., has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

– Clarkson University

Using DNA, Dirt and Feces, International Artists Merge Science and Art to Answer Life Questions

Eight artists from around the world will travel to the University at Buffalo to explore life’s greatest questions through biological art residencies in the Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts.

– University at Buffalo

American University Receives Gift of Airlie Center in Warrenton Virginia

American University receives gift of Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia.

– American University

New Huntsman Cancer Institute Center for HOPE Focuses on Underserved Populations

The Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) will focus on discovering new ways to prevent and treat cancer among underserved populations.

– University of Utah Health Sciences

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business Undergraduate Program Continues Ascent Among Top 50 in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

For the third year in a row, the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business undergraduate program is ranked among the top 50 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, this year coming in at No. 32 in the Best Business Programs rankings releas...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2016 at 00:00 ET

Arts Alumna Gives $1 Million Lead Gift to Renovate Studio Space at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee-based artist Jan Serr and her husband, John Shannon, have committed $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts for the creation and operation of a multidisciplinary arts studio in a former Ford Model T p...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2016 Winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders Announced Today

Today, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced the 2016 winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Rexall Onewalk to Conquer Cancer Announces $6.5 Million Raised as Annual Cancer Fundraiser Commences in Toronto

The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer announced 3,555 participants raised $6.5 million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as the event commenced on Saturday.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Sycamores Among National Leaders in Service

Indiana State University is once again among the national leaders when it comes to civic engagement, according to The Washington Monthly's 2016 rankings.

– Indiana State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

What to Do After Prohibition? Regulatory Alternatives in the Americas and the Marijuana Debate in Mexico

What effects have prohibitionist policies had on drug consumption, incarceration and violence, particularly in the United States and in Latin America? What are the regulatory alternatives in the Americas for marijuana—both for medical and personal...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

UCI to Launch Esports Arena, Introduce First-Ever Varsity League of Legends Players

The grand opening of UC Irvine’s eSports arena – the first at a public university – will feature top-ranked players on UCI’s new League of Legends team. With 80 custom PCs from iBUYPOWER and a live webcasting studio to broadcast to millions o...

– University of California, Irvine

Disability Rights at the International and Domestic Level

A panel to examine the legal and health issues facing individuals with disabilities, the legal and policy mechanisms that are used to promote the rights of individuals with disabilities, the struggles that advocates undertake to bring these issues in...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

First Lady Michelle Obama and Former First Lady Laura Bush to Participate in Conversation About Supporting Troops, Veterans, and Military Families

First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush will participate in a conversation about the long tradition of America’s First Ladies supporting troops, veterans, and military families.

– American University





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