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Monday, June 5, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Actresses Staged Femininity in Early Modern Spain

University of Kansas associate professor Marta Vicente finds that 18th century Spanish celebrity actresses used femininity to challenge norms and tenets of the Spanish Enlightenment that centered around expectations on how women should act.

– University of Kansas

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Cell Phone Use and Distracted Driving Begins in the Mind

Even simple cell phone conversations can cause distracted driving. Researchers have found listening on the phone while driving creates a lag in the mind to extract itself from one object before fixing attention on another object. Results appear in th...

– University of Iowa

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Website Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Resources for Teens offers a vetted directory of educational websites and hotlines for children and their parents

– Rutgers University


Give It a Rest, Part 2: Productivity Lessons From Olympians and Google

Professor Manel Baucells discusses his research that shows quantitatively how valuable breaks and rest are to productivity.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Why Pot-Smoking Declines — but Doesn’t End — with Parenthood

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents — but they don’t necessarily quit.

– University of Washington

Prevention Science

Better Mental Health: Public or Private College Students?

Using information gleaned from social media, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a mental health index for the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities. Their study looked at five years of data on Reddit, scan...

– Georgia Institute of Technology


Worship Is Good for Your Health

A new study out of Vanderbilt University shows that people who attend worship services live longer and have less stress,

– Vanderbilt University


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Class of 2017: How Darden Helped This Cameroon Native Find Her Voice

Gaelle Mawadjou Tchokoua, who walked the Lawn as a member of the Class of 2017 last month, felt the impact of her experience at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business shortly after arriving on Grounds.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Book by UK Faculty Member Guides STEM Students in Career Planning

A new book co-written by Nathan Vanderford, University of Kentucky assistant professor in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, guides STEM graduate and postdoctoral students in their career planning by evaluating goals and finding the ste...

– University of Kentucky


Olin College Establishes Revolving Green Fund to Support Sustainability Projects

The Fund will begin accepting proposals September 1, 2017, and, if approved, projects will be funded from $40,000 in initial seed funding provided by Olin College and Aramark Corporation, Facilities Services.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

California State University Alumni Share Advice with New Grads

This spring, more than 100,000 graduates will join a California State University alumni network 3.3 million strong. Some of the remarkable alumni who are "Made in the CSU" shared their words of wisdom for the class of 2017.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

HSU Signs Letter of Commitment to Paris Agreement

Humboldt State University has signed on to a statement of support for the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. The letter is from mayors, governors, university leaders, and businesses from across the country.

– Humboldt State University

ASCB Comments on Trump FY18 Budget

The Trump Administration has released its final, detailed FY18 federal budget and it is just what was expected: short on funding. The Trump proposal calls for an 18% overall cut for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with individual cuts fo...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

American Thoracic Society Dismayed by President’s Decision on Paris Agreement

The American Thoracic Society is extremely disappointed that President Trump has announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement to address climate change. This agreement was signed by nearly every nation on Earth in recognition of our s...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Public Health Consequences of Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

On June 1, 2017 President Trump decided to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris climate accord. Lynn R. Goldman, MD, Dean of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, issued this statement on the deci...

– George Washington University

LifeWire Announcements

New Training Aims to Improve Operational Security at U.S. Border

DHS S&T, at USBP's request, developed training to assist in increasing tracking abilities. Tracking, or “sign cutting,” is identifying telltale indicators of movement through the southern border’s desert or northern border’s wooded areas.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Two Scientists Recognized as Exceptional Young Researchers

Northwestern University faculty members William Dichtel and Mark Hersam have been named finalists for the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. They are among 30 scientists and engineers being recognized nationally this year.

– Northwestern University





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