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Monday, October 9, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


International Team of Scholars Working to Conserve Rome's Flaminio Stadium

Iowa State architecture professor Thomas Leslie is on an international team of scholars awarded a Getty Foundation grant to begin conserving a threatened, mid-century architectural masterpiece. Pier Luigi Nervi's Flaminio Stadium was built for the 19...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dads Are Often Having Fun While Moms Work Around the House

For the first time, researchers have evidence of exactly what dads are doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their child. The results will be disappointing for those who expected more gender equity in modern society.

– Ohio State University

Sex Roles


New Study Looks at End-of-Life Decision-Making for People with Intellectual Disabilities

There has been little research on end-of-life decision-making for the growing population of older Americans with intellectual disabilities. Through a series of interviews with five different emergency medical service agencies in upstate New York, ...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Applied Research


​Perpetrators of Genocide Say They’re ‘Good People’

The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re actually very good people. That’s the most common way accused men try to account for their actions in testimony be...

– Ohio State University

Social Problems

UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters

Criminology researchers suggest news media refrain from publishing names and images of mass shooters to possibly deter future offenders who seek the fame and notoriety many rampage shooters admit to seeking.

– University of Alabama

American Behavioral Scientist, Sept.-2017

Interpreting Hurricane Forecast Displays Can Be Difficult for General Public

The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research from the University of Utah shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast v...

– University of Utah

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Oct-2017; 1212806

WVU Social Work Program Trains Students to Meet Needs of Rural West Virginia

The School of Social Work at West Virginia University is working to overcome the shortage of behavioral health care providers in rural and medically underserved communities in West Virginia.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



Beyond Bullying: Study Shows Damaging Affects of Multiple Forms of Victimization On School Climate

School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the highly damaging effects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate.

– University of Vermont

Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Law and Public Policy


Media Advisory: Catalonia Experts Available

The Catalonia region of Spain is considering becoming independent, a declaration it could make as soon as Monday. Johns Hopkins University has experts available for perspective.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Endocrine Society Concerned Federal Rule Will Limit Women’s Access to Contraception

The Endocrine Society expressed concerns Friday with the presidential administration’s new rules that would scale back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate.

– Endocrine Society

LifeWire Announcements

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture Ranks 13th in the Nation

The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Fatal Opioid Traffickers Targeted by Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant

Streamlining investigations and prosecutions of opiate dealers is goal of three-year U.S. Department of Justice-funded research

– Case Western Reserve University

BW’s New Interdisciplinary Dance Program a First in NE Ohio

Building on its national reputation in the performing arts, Baldwin Wallace University has added a dance and movement emphasis to its major in theatre.

– Baldwin Wallace University

Sara Hendren Named 2018 New America Fellow

Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren has been named a 2018 Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UC San Diego Extension to Host Maritime Safety Fest on Oct. 13

To address the safety issues surrounding San Diego’s maritime industry, also known as the Blue Economy, University of California San Diego Extension is inviting regional maritime employees to participate in its free Maritime Safety Fest on Oct. 13 ...

– University of California San Diego

Life Is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett

Acclaimed musician and author Peter Buffett will bring his message of equitable global philanthropy through an innovative multimedia concert and conversation to the Northwestern University campus in Evanston on Thursday, Oct. 12.

– Northwestern University

Dittmar Exhibit Features Nature-Inspired Scratchboard Works

“Storylines,” an exhibit of new scratchboard works by Lisa Goesling, will be on view Oct. 20 through Nov. 27 at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery, located at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.

– Northwestern University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts International Symposium on Adaptive Technology for Music and Art

The International Symposium on Assistive Technology for Music and Art (ISATMA) will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute October 20-22.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Former Pros Recall King’s victory Over Riggs, Lasting Effect on Women’s Sports

The historic Battle of the Sexes tennis match is being further immortalized in a movie by the same name that recalls personal and professional struggles of the participants.

– Texas Tech University

Pacific University (Ore.) to Name Library After Alumni Tim & Cathy Tran

Pacific University is proud to announce the naming of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library on the Forest Grove Campus. 

– Pacific University (Ore.)





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