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Monday, January 30, 2017

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Reporters Are Invited to Press Conference Event: The Science of the Super Bowl LI

Thursday, February 2 at 2 pm ET, featuring a panel of experts that will scientifically analyze the various aspects of this major pop culture event.

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 27-Jan-2017 at 08:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


"Band Geek" Photographer Captures Behind-the-Scenes Images of Marching Bands

During the past eight years, photography professor Walker Pickering has taken more than 6,600 photographs of the joy and tears involved with high school and college marching bands and drum corps.

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln


CSU Dominguez Hills Alumnus Robert Goodwin and Wife, Julie Kiernan, Open Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat in Bulgaria

CSU Dominguez Hills Alumnus Robert Goodwin opens Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat in Bulgaria

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Reviving the Language – and Culture – of a Northern California Native People

A researcher is pairing linguistics and Native American studies to help revive a culture.

Expert Available

– Humboldt State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds

A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and low confidence by students in their own academic a...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 30-Jan-2017 at 09:00 ET

Kids Should Pay More Attention to Mistakes, Study Suggests

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study that measured the young participants’ brain waves.

– Michigan State University

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience


Dogs Share Food with Other Dogs Even in Complex Situations

Dogs share food also in complex situations, but more likely with dogs they know.

– University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna



Stereotypes About “Brilliance” Affect Girls’ Interests as Early as Age 6, New Study Finds

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by researchers at New York University, the University of...

– New York University


Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 14:00 ET



Wichita State University Professor Uses Technology to Improve Pilot Performance

Wichita State psychology professor Jibo He is collaborating with a team from the University of Oklahoma to conduct research and development on head-mounted display and wearable devices used in simulator-based pilot training.

– Wichita State University


UVA Darden Studies Organizations, Contrasts and Entrepreneurial Spirit in India

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently hosted a series of programs and events in India where Darden students took a deep dive into business, contrasts and entrepreneurial spirit in India

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

MSU Students Perform Better in New Medical Curriculum

After just 12 weeks of introducing a new medical curriculum to its incoming College of Human Medicine students, Michigan State University is finding that these future physicians are already ahead of the game in their academic and clinical skills.

– Michigan State University

CSUDH Ranked 4th in California, 18th Nationally for Students’ ‘Overall Mobility’

CSU Dominguez Hills has been ranked 4th among all California colleges and 18th nationally out of 2,137 colleges for “Overall Mobility Index” of students by The Equity of Opportunity Project.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Law and Public Policy


Climate Change Could Dramatically Alter Fragile Mountain Habitats, Specific Cues That Trigger an Animal's Natural Defense, Little Tortoise, Big Range, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

Study: Tax-Return Delay Could Hurt Low-Income Families

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.The delay could prove costly for countl...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Tax Policy Center

Research Finds Link Between Immigration Coverage, Partisan Identity

Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group of people, until now.

– Cornell College

Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Listen: Linguist K. David Harrison on Preserving Endangered Languages

Professor of Linguistics K. David Harrison identifies the cause of endangered languages as globalization.

Expert Available

– Swarthmore College


Antidote for Partisanship? In Science, Curiosity Seems to Work

Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new researc...

– Yale University

Advances in Political Psychology

LifeWire Announcements

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Join Faculty of NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me, will join the faculty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as a Distinguished Writer in Residence.

– New York University

$150M Gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

ITHACA, N.Y. – H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business. It is the largest single gift to Cornell’s Ithaca campus and the second largest gift to name a U.S. business school.

– Cornell University

Engineering the Future

The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University opened a second building that will allow it to increase enrollment and expand programming to meet the educational and industry demands in New Jersey and beyond.

– Rowan University

Haslam Visits ORNL to Highlight State’s Role in Discovering Tennessine

UT-Battelle, managing contractor of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is marking the discovery of element 117 by providing more than 1,000 public middle schools and high schools in Tennessee with new charts of the periodic table. Tennessine—the elemen...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

FSMB Offers Series of Free Online Education Modules for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspec...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)





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