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02-Mar-2017


"From Finding Nemo to Finding Patents — Adventures in Biomimetics"

International expert on fish biomechanics and consultant to Disney Pixar's hit animated movies, "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory," Adam P. Summers, headlines Upcoming Symposium

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– California State University, Fullerton

01-Mar-2017


Study of Microtuning Suggests Musical Scales May Have Developed to Accommodate Vocal Limitations

For singers and their audiences, being “in tune” might not be as important as we think. The fact that singers fail to consistently hit the right notes may have implications for the development of musical scales as well.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

28-Feb-2017


New Religious Movements Often Test Boundaries of the First Amendment

A University of Kansas researcher who studies new and alternative religious movements in the United States said these questions repeatedly follow organizers of new religious movements, and these cases often test the boundaries of the First Amendment....

– University of Kansas

Religion and Politics in the U. S., ed. Barbara A. McGraw (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

27-Feb-2017


Puzzle of the Maya Pendant

A UC San Diego archaeological dig found a jade pectoral pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding of Maya migrations and p...

– University of California San Diego

Ancient Mesoamerica

Social and Behavioral Sciences

02-Mar-2017


Race Still a Problem in UK Sport Coaching

Even after the success of our diverse Team GB at the Olympics in Rio, sport organisations in the UK are ignoring issues of racial inequality in sport coaching.

– Leeds Beckett University

Sport Journal


The Three Questions That Can Help Ensure the Success of Treatment for Depression

The study found that the patient’s age, expectations regarding the relationship with the therapist, and level of vindictiveness predicted whether they should undergo psychotherapy or medication

– University of Haifa

01-Mar-2017


Couples May Miss Cues That Partner Is Hiding Emotions, Study Suggests

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington Un...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Study Finds Unequal Distribution of Power in Young Adult Relationships More Harmful to Women

Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Sex Research

28-Feb-2017


Aggression Disorder Linked to Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED)—a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts—are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who don’t display frequent agg...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

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Embargo expired on 28-Feb-2017 at 13:00 ET


Overweight Mothers Underestimate Their Children’s Weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Researchers, led by Rachel Tabak, research assistant professor, survey...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Obesity Science & Practice


How Artificial Intelligence Will Save Lives in the 21st Century

A groundbreaking study offers a fascinating finding: machine learning can predict with 80-90 percent accuracy whether someone will attempt suicide as far off as two years into the future.

– Florida State University

Clinical Psychological Science


Queen’s Researchers Collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer New Study for Children with Sight Loss

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast collaborate with Guide Dogs NI on a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops in children with a vision impairment.

– Queen's University Belfast


Indiana State Social Work Students to Help Young Mothers

The Indiana State University social work department and Next Step will work with Rockville Correctional Facility in west-central Indiana, providing mentorship for women nearing release.

– Indiana State University

27-Feb-2017


Millennials in PR Feel Unprepared to Give Companies Advice on Ethical Dilemmas at Work, Study Finds

Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don’t feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don’t expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study.

– Baylor University

Education

01-Mar-2017


Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human ...

– New York University

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 01-Mar-2017 at 15:00 ET


Birmingham Researchers Pioneer LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published recommendations for best practice on LGBTQ- inclusivity in the higher education curriculum - based on the results of an extensive survey into the experiences of both LGBTQ and straight cisgen...

– University of Birmingham


Birmingham Researchers Help Launch New Prince William Award

University of Birmingham academics helped The Duke of Cambridge launch a ground-breaking new award programme in his name today, to help schoolchildren build character, confidence and resilience. The award, which has been developed with education e...

– University of Birmingham

28-Feb-2017


National Academies Report Calls for More Research on Undergraduate Research Experiences

New report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for more systematic collection of data on undergraduate research experiences in STEM

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

27-Feb-2017


Special Education Teachers Should Think Critically Before Investing in Unproven Practices, Professor Says

Jason Travers argues in a new journal article that special educators and school leaders have a moral responsibility to evaluate new interventions and products designed for students with disabilities. Failing to do so can harm students, fail to educat...

– University of Kansas


Swarthmore Among Top Producers of Fulbright Winners

Swarthmore is once again among top producers of Fulbright winners in the U.S. this year, with three graduating seniors and an alumna receiving the honor last year through the College and another alumnus receiving the grant independently as an at-larg...

– Swarthmore College

Law and Public Policy

02-Mar-2017


Study Shows Expanding Conflict-of-Interest Problem in Congress

From 2005 to 2010, the average S&P 500 firm had seven members of Congress who owned stock in the firm, and some companies had closer to 100 members owning stock, according to a new study co-authored by a management professor at the University of Arka...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Management

01-Mar-2017


War Less Likely Between Nations That Are “Friends of Friends”

Even nations can have friends of friends, a new study has found. Results suggest these indirect relationships have a surprisingly strong ability to prevent major conflicts, and that international military alliances may matter more than we typically e...

– Ohio State University

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 01-Mar-2017 at 14:00 ET


Pediatric Specialists Missing From ACA Plans

Healthcare marketplace data show that pediatric specialty physicians are more likely to be missing from provider networks in Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans than adult specialists

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Embargo expired on 01-Mar-2017 at 00:00 ET


Tax on Driving Leads to Improved Respiratory Health in Children

When Stockholm, Sweden, introduced a “congestion tax” to discourage driving in the center of town, traffic eased and the pollution level dropped by between 5 and 10 percent. The rate of asthma attacks among local children decreased by nearly 50 p...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


University of Alabama Researchers: Political Identity More Complex Than Traditional Labels

Researchers at surveyed nearly 1,300 people nationwide to determine how political identity is rooted. What they found was counter-intuitive: political identities correspond to different policy positions – and different voting behaviors – dependin...

– University of Alabama

PLOS One, Feb-2017


Americans Divided on Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds

As House Republicans labor to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation is at an all-time high, according to a national survey taken in January by researchers at Washington University in...

– Washington University in St. Louis

28-Feb-2017


Book Reveals Why Support of U.S. Global War on Terror Has Been Lukewarm

If President Donald Trump’s administration hopes to pressure Muslim states into supporting the U.S. Global War on Terror, they would be wise to consider the findings in a new book showing showing historically weaker counterterrorism support from co...

– University of Vermont

Embargo expired on 28-Feb-2017 at 00:00 ET


Hudson Canyon Added to U.S. Government’s InventoryFor Potential National Marine Sanctuary Sites

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its recent decision to add the Hudson Canyon—the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon—to the inventory of sites now under consideration...

– Wildlife Conservation Society


First 100 Days: FSU Expert Explains Significanceof President’s Early Days in Office

During the first 100 days of any presidential administration, national political coverage is often dominated by pundits sounding off about the ways a president discharges his executive duties. Carol Weissert, the Florida State University LeRoy Collin...

Expert Available

– Florida State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Freedom for Ryan King

In a landmark Court victory, Ryan King won the right to direct his own life, with the support of his family, finally free after 15 years under a guardianship he never needed.

– Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

LifeWire Announcements


Northwestern Leaders Join National Academy of Education

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Professor David Figlio and Northwestern University President and Professor Morton Schapiro have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education.

– Northwestern University


NU Votes Launches 2017 Evanston Municipal Election Guide

NU Votes, a non-partisan initiative of the Northwestern Center for Civic Engagement, has launched a new online 2017 Evanston Municipal Election Guide to inform students about the upcoming local primary and general elections.

– Northwestern University


Panel Discussion, Concert to Focus on Jewish-Muslim Issues

University of Illinois at Chicago panel and concert to showcase works of Muslim-American, Jewish composers.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


FAU’s I-SENSE Receives $339,984 Grant from NSF for ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Program

Focused on sensing and smart systems, FAU’s REU site is designed to engage high-potential undergraduates in meaningful research activities in order to encourage their pursuit of graduate study in STEM disciplines.

– Florida Atlantic University


Toyota Foundation Grants $4 Million to Prepare Students for STEM Careers

Toyota USA Foundation and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills


Wolters Kluwer’s PrepU Adaptive Learning Platform Exceeds 1 Billion Answers

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that students using its PrepU adaptive learning platform have submitted more than 1 billion responses to customized ques...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins


Lynn Perry Wooten Named New Dean of Cornell University’s Dyson School

Lynn Perry Wooten, senior associate dean for academic and student excellence at the University of Michigan, has been named David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

– Cornell University


UofL’s School of Dentistry Boasts Top 15 National Ranking in Research Dollars

Thanks to a growing research enterprise, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry ranks 13th nationally in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funding for 2016- a jump from 17th in the previous year.

– University of Louisville

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