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Thursday, March 16, 2017

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On Pi Day, Computational Biologists Share What They Love About Math

In honor of Pi Day, we asked several biomedical researchers in the field of computational biology to tell us why they love math and how they use it in their research.

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Pilot Eye Movements Change Noticeably By Two Hours In-Flight

A study published recently in the journal Psychology and Behavior unveils the potential to use changes in saccadic eye movements - the rapid repositioning of the eye to focus on a target - as a reliable biomarker for pilot fatigue. Professors Stephen...

– SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Psychology and Behavior

Study Identifies Seven Health Behavior Patterns to Help Broaden Public Health Interventions

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has identified seven health behavior cluster groups to make public health interventions more holistic and efficient.

– University of Kansas

Social Science and Medicine - Public Health

Many Chronically Ill Patients Choose Needlessly Expensive Insurance Plans, Driving Up Medical Costs, According to Johns Hopkins University Researcher

Chronic illnesses account for 75 percent of health care expenditures in the United States, and while many cases could be treated with preventive care, a significant number of consumers choose more expensive “curative” options that needlessly driv...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Marketing Science

Study: Problematic Social Media Use Linked to Brain Imbalance

The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, find researchers in a recent study pu...

– DePaul University

Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 33, 2016

Oral Health Key to Understanding Humanity's Past, Study Says

Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


New Study Links Opioid Epidemic to Childhood Emotional Abuse

A study by researchers at the University of Vermont has revealed a link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse, a new finding that suggests a rethinking of treatment approaches for opioid abusers.

– University of Vermont

Addictive Behaviors

In Times of Plenty, Penguin Parents Keep Feeding Their Grown Offspring

A research team reports that fully grown Galapagos penguins who have fledged -- or left the nest -- continue to beg their parents for food. And sometimes, probably when the bounty of the sea is plentiful, parents oblige and feed their adult offspring...

– University of Washington

Wilson Journal of Ornithology, March 2017


Mothers Are the Unseen Force Behind Honour-Based Crime

Mothers play a central role in honour-based crime yet this is often unrecognised by police and other agencies, potentially leaving victims at risk, new research suggests.

– Leeds Beckett University

Children Experience Long Wait Times for Developmental and Behavioral Specialists

A study from Rutgers offers evidence that the wait to see a developmental pediatrician averages nearly six months nationally delaying diagnostic evaluations and potential early intervention strategies for children experiencing behavioral, emotional, ...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Profiting From the Fight Against Corruption

Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal find.

– Universite de Montreal

Mathematical Social Sciences

Forgiving Males, Firing Females: Women in the Workplace Face Harsher Discipline

In their recently published paper, “When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct,” University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Gregor Matvos, Stanford’s Amit Seru and University of Minnesota’s Mark Egan explore ho...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business



Students Purchase Art During WFU’s One-of-a-Kind New York Art Acquisition Trip

Once every four years since 1963, Wake Forest students have traveled to New York City over spring break on a Student Union Art Acquisition Trip to purchase art on behalf of the University. They are asked to choose contemporary artwork that reflects t...

– Wake Forest University


UVA Darden, CEIBS to Co-Host Investment Forum in Shanghai

Darden’s Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management will partner with CEIBS to present the CEIBS Private Wealth Management Forum.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

White House Director, GE Aviation Head of Government Relations Explain the Darden Advantage in Public Policy Careers

A write up of a recent Darden alumni event in D.C., featuring high-profile alumni Marc Short and Peter Prowitt discussing public policy jobs

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation


Active vs. Passive Funds: The Mutual Fund Shell Game

Highlights Professor Pedro Matos’ research into supposedly actively managed funds and their performance against passively managed index funds — the first to examine the issue on a global scale.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Queen’s Architecture Students Bring Animation and Innovation to Urban Village Areas Across Northern Ireland

Architecture students from Queen’s University Belfast animated the streets of local communities throughout the five Urban Village areas in Northern Ireland for Street Society 2017.

– Queen's University Belfast

Schools Within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, two schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, are included in the 2018 rankings for Best Graduate Schools across the nation released today by U.S. News & Worl...

– Mayo Clinic

Pop Culture


‘Herping’ St. Patrick’s Day! Herpetologists Ponder St. Patrick, Snake-Herding and Natural History of Emerald Isle

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a group of scientists in the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute's Division of Herpetology flash their gift for the gab in pondering both the science and myth behind the Patron Saint of Ireland.

– University of Kansas

Law and Public Policy


FAU Poll Shows Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare and Oppose New Healthcare Proposals

A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would lose their health insurance if the law is repealed, a...

– Florida Atlantic University

Embargo expired on 16-Mar-2017 at 07:00 ET


States with Expanded Medicaid Program Saw Higher Voter Turnout

Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at the University of Missouri, found a ...

– University of Missouri Health


Scientists Predict Crime Knowledge States in the Human Brain

Scientists and lawyers speak different languages, but there is common ground. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists working in a multi-institutional team with legal authorities have discovered that brain imaging can determine whether s...

– Virginia Tech

PNAS, Online Early Edition, March 2017

Embargo expired on 13-Mar-2017 at 15:00 ET

New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election

A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida shows that, when asked about the 2018 election, 44 percent of Florida registered voters said they would vote to re-elect Se...

– University of North Florida

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordabl...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Announces Opposition to American Health Care Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, announced Monday, March 13, that it opposes the American Health Care Act now being considered by Congress.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Announcements

Local Teens Win Business Venture Prize in IMSA's TALENT Power Pitch Competition

Local teens win business venture prize for speech therapy app and life saving smart exit sign.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Is ‘Uncensored’ and ‘Unfiltered’ March 20 at Cal State Fullerton

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer will talk about what happened behind the scenes during her more than three decades in Congress when she visits Cal State Fullerton Monday, March 30, to deliver a free, public lecture. Afterward, she'll be signing copies of h...

– California State University, Fullerton

UC Irvine Business School Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Beginning Summer 2017

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has launched a new Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program in response to high demand from businesses, recruiters and students. The new program is accepting applications now with classes sc...

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

Julio J. Ramirez Selected as 2017 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

Julio J. Ramirez, R. Stuart Dickson Professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Davidson College (NC), has been selected as the 2017 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

UNLV Harrah Hotel College Ranked World’s Best for Hospitality and Leisure Management

Annual QS World University Rankings place UNLV at the top of inaugural ‘hospitality and leisure management’ subject ranking.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Lakhtakia Named Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce Fellow

03/15/2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

– Penn State College of Engineering

Adrian Raftery Receives Ireland's St. Patrick's Day Medal for Contributions to Statistics

On March 15, Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland presented Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, with the St. Patrick's Day Medal for his diverse contributions to the field of statistics.

– University of Washington

NUS is Asia’s best for second year running in latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has once again emerged as Asia’s top university in the latest Asia University Rankings 2017 published by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. This is the second consecutive year that the University h...

– National University of Singapore

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA Program Among Top Programs in the Nation

The Full-Time MBA program at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has moved up four spots to rank 44th among the nation’s Top MBA Programs in the 2018 Best Business Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Embargo expired on 14-Mar-2017 at 00:05 ET

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Is One of Top 25 Medical Schools in Nation, Says U.S. News & World Report

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is ranked among the top 25 research-oriented medical schools in the nation, and No. 1 in Ohio, according to the annual ranking of graduate schools released today by U.S. News & World Report.

– Case Western Reserve University

Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Ranked Among Top 5 Best Medical Schools in the United States

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the 20th year in a row. According to the annual medical school survey in U.S. News & World Report's “Best ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Genetics Society of America Honors Susan A. Gerbi with the 2017 George W. Beadle Award

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Susan A. Gerbi, PhD is the 2017 recipient of the George W. Beadle Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the genetics community. In the course of her research on DNA ...

– Genetics Society of America

First in NY: Stony Brook’s New 100 Gigabit Per Second Connection Enables Better Research Through Faster Data Transfer

Stony Brook University is first higher education institution in New York State to offer a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) connection

– Stony Brook University

The African-American Females of Chicago’s Great Migration

How Chicago’s Great Migration affected African-American girls is the subject of the book “South Side Girls” and a discussion at UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UC San Diego’s Grad Programs Earn High Marks in 2018 U.S. News and World Report Guidebook Rankings

UC San Diego graduate programs in engineering, medicine and social sciences are ranked in nation’s top 20 by U.S. News & World Report.

– University of California San Diego

UCI’s Critical Theory Program Is No. 1 in U.S. News’ Graduate School Rankings

Irvine, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine’s critical theory program is No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings, and 10 other fields of advanced study at UCI are rated in the top 25 amo...

– University of California, Irvine

Marian Wright Edelman, Advocate for Children’s Rights and the Disadvantaged, Chosen for 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize

For her life’s work, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University has chosen Marian Wright Edelman for the 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize, awarded annually since 2008 to honor an individual for significan...

– Case Western Reserve University

Martha Longenecker Roth’s Legacy Lives on at UC San Diego

Martha Longenecker Roth’s life was multifaceted, encompassing work as an artist, educator and museum director. After a career teaching at San Diego State University, she founded the Mingei International Museum in 1978, inspired by the teachings of ...

– University of California San Diego

UTHealth Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Medically Underserved Areas

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded $1.5 million to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health for a project designed to increase human papillomavir...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

David Heacock Elected Clarkson University Trustee

David K. Heacock of Los Gatos, Calif., has been elected to the University's Board of Trustees. He is senior vice president and manager of Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Analog (SVA).

– Clarkson University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Award-Winning Composer Jake Heggie Will Lead Master Class

Budding opera professionals will present a vocal recital of songs by contemporary opera composer Jake Heggie, accompanied on piano by the renowned artist himself when Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music concludes its an...

– Northwestern University

Fox School of Business’ Part-Time, Full-Time MBA Programs Surge in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Both programs improved nine places in this year's U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings

– Temple University

Making It Easier to Get Juvenile Arrest Records Expunged  

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talked Monday at a Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law event about a proposed bill in Illinois that will make it easier to get juvenile arrest records expunged and combat unlawful and broad sha...

– Northwestern University

UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society Named Home for National Registry of Exonerations

Irvine, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society is now the institutional home for the National Registry of Exonerations, the internationally recognized repository of information and researc...

– University of California, Irvine

GE Executive John Rice to Speak at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Graduation Ceremony

John G. Rice, vice chairman of General Electric, will deliver the main address at the graduation ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Adventure Media Course Immerses Students in the Heart of Outdoor World

Students in the course will bikepack through Big Bend Ranch State Park compiling media content they will later use to produce documentary, editorial and commercial media while gaining valuable real-world experience.

– Texas Tech University

American Academy of Diplomacy and Texas Tech University to Host Second Annual Ambassadors' Forum

The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) and the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs will host the second annual Ambassadors’ Forum at 5:30 p.m. March 27 to discuss the diplomatic challenges faced by the new administration of Presi...

– Texas Tech University





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