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Monday, August 21, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Researchers Use Eclipse Data to Create Musical Composition

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created an original music composition for Monday’s eclipse. The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab uses drums, synthesized tones and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon an...

– Georgia Institute of Technology


Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $24...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Back-to-School Worries for Parents? 1 in 3 Very Concerned Bullying, Cyberbullying Will Impact Their Kids

What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 21-Aug-2017 at 06:00 ET


Why Leaving a Romantic Relationship is So Hard, Heavy Drinkers and Partner Violence, College Men Struggle to Understand Concent, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise


Should I Stay or Should I Leave?

A new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes decisions about staying in or leaving a romantic relationship so difficult, which could help therapists working with couples and stimulate further research into the de...

– University of Utah

Social Psychology and Personality Science

A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate

UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



California Pre-Doctoral Program Propels Diverse Students to Become CSU Faculty

The California Pre-Doctoral program supports the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


FSU Research: Florida’s Colleges Continueto Make Student-Centered Changes Based on 2013 Legislation

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found that institutional transformation remains the focus of institutions in the Florida College System as they continue to respond to a state law intended to address stude...

– Florida State University


Backpacks Can Mean Backaches for Back-to-Schoolers

With back-to-school quickly approaching, parents have already begun securing basic necessities like backpacks.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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

Arizona State University and Amazon Bring First-of-Its-Kind Voice Technology Program to University Classrooms and Campus

Students at Arizona State University this year are taking part in a first-of-its-kind voice technology program on a university campus, with support from the Amazon Alexa team.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Pop Culture


CEOs Close to Trump Deciding When to Advise and When to Leave

Dean Bob Bruner of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business discusses the departure of many CEOs from President Trump's business advisory groups.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Raising the Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Neglect Cases

Raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.

– School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University

Children and Youth Services Review

Law School Podcast: Cities, States and the Trump Administration

In the 13th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked.

Expert Available

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue al...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal

LifeWire Announcements

Lewis' Jamie Johnson Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

The NCAA announced on Tuesday (Aug. 1) that former Lewis University women's basketball player Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) has been nominated by the Great Lakes Valley Conference and an independent selection committee for consi...

– Lewis University

‘This Is Perfect’: WFU Launches Engineering Program Enriched by Liberal Arts

Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University’s new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her. Vaughn is one of approximately 5...

– Wake Forest University

The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership: A Public-Private Partnership

The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by th...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Teresa Woodruff Named Dean of the Graduate School

Teresa K. Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate ...

– Northwestern University

UIC’s CHANCE Program Honored

UIC's CHANCE program to help recruit and retain students from underrepresented communities honored.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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