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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Arts and Humanities

20-Feb-2017


Solar Geometry Sheds New Light on a Major Constable Work

The new research explains how a reassessment of the solar geometry of the painting, and the painter’s considerable understanding of contemporary rainbow theory, suggest that the rainbow was added in at a later date as an homage to John Fisher, who...

– University of Birmingham

17-Feb-2017


Discussions to Improve Knowledge of Civil Rights Issues

Panels do discuss Civil Liberties on UIC campus

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences

20-Feb-2017


Knee-Jerk Disgust Is Holding Humans Back

Disgust is an emotion that's been co-opted to discriminate against people and things which pose no danger, holding humans back in social and evolutionary terms

– University of Portsmouth

17-Feb-2017


Research: Sharing Good News Improves Sleep, Health

SPOKANE, Wash. – New research from Sarah Arpin, assistant professor of psychology at Gonzaga University, concludes that partners who share good news, and believe their partners are receptive and supportive, sleep better. This is likely correlated t...

– Gonzaga University


New Research Helps Organizations Deliver Stronger Diversity Training

While diversity training programs are a good way to build awareness of cultural differences, they usually are not as effective at changing attitudes and behaviors toward diverse groups in the workplace, according to new research from the University a...

– University at Buffalo

Psychological Bulletin

16-Feb-2017


Healing Generations: FSU Center Tackles Heart Health in African-American Churches

As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthi...

– Florida State University

Education

19-Feb-2017


Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by promoting ethical sta...


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– Georgetown University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2017 at 08:00 ET

16-Feb-2017


Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.

– Michigan State University

Law and Public Policy

20-Feb-2017


Brexit Chaos Has Brought on Politicized Judiciary in Britain, Historian Says

Jonathan Clark, University of Kansas distinguished professor of history, discusses the historical context of constitutional issues surrounding the Brexit and the politicization of Britain's Supreme Court.

– University of Kansas

Politeia

17-Feb-2017


New UAB Program Offers Special Needs Training Online for Law Enforcement

REACT is a unique public-private partnership created to align law enforcement and special needs communities to improve safety.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2017 at 05:00 ET

16-Feb-2017


Climate Change Impacting Wildlife, Feeding Wild Dolphins, Conserving Blakiston's Fish Owl, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


How Do We Regulate Advanced Technologies Along Social or Ethical Lines?

The public’s wariness with new technologies, like CRISPR-9 and gene editing, is largely based on ethical, religious and social concerns, rather than concerns about safety or efficacy, which is what regulatory agencies are limited to consider.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2017 at 10:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements


Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 From Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments ...

– Rowan University


UMB, Guidewell Financial Solutions Partner on Problem Gambling Grant

Problem gambling among credit counseling clients is the focus of a $34,500 seed grant awarded to the School of Social Work and Guidewell Financial Solutions.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore


Neda Bagheri Receives Prestigious Honor for Young Faculty

Northwestern University synthetic biologist Neda Bagheri has received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members.

– Northwestern University

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