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Monday, January 8, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Mitchell Davey Studies Zambian Choral Music, Thanks to Research Fellowship

After experiencing the rich musical and cultural traditions of Colombia with Gonzaga University’s Chamber Chorus in 2015, Mitchell Davey longed for a deeper understanding of the people he would meet during his next study abroad experience.

– Gonzaga University


Queen of Arts

Was King Henry IV of France a feminist? Probably not. But new research by Professor Nicola Courtright aims to show how the art and architecture of his royal residences

– Amherst College

New Book 'City Unsilenced' Explores Protest and Public Space

Jeff Hou, professor of landscape architecture and adjunct professor of urban design and planning at the University of Washington in Seattle, discusses the new book he co-edited, "City Unsilenced: Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking De...

– University of Washington

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Efforts to Track Food Intake on Smartphone App Impacted by Day of Week but Not Season of Year

Dietary self-monitoring is a key component of successful behavioral weight loss interventions and is essential for facilitating other behavior change techniques (eg, setting goals, providing behavioral feedback). Few studies, however, have examined w...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET

Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 08-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET


Inattentional Blindness

Drivers’ limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors

Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study Finds

Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing difficult ethical choices

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

Hassell Discovers What’s Really Behind a Primary Election

Primary elections were created to give voters more of a voice in candidate selection before the general election. Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell has researched the topic for years and has discovered there’s more to the story.

– Cornell College


People Who Sleep Less Than 8 Hours a Night More Likely to Suffer From Depression, Anxiety

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

ScienceDirect, Oct-2017

includes video

Pop Culture


Cold Weather Marathon Training Tips

Get ahead of the competition by training in the cold: Advice from a Bank of America Chicago Marathon physician

– PS Medical Marketing

Law and Public Policy


Conservation in Colombia, Leaping Larvae, Electric Sense in Sharks, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise


What's Behind a Primary Election, Firing of the HIV/AIDS Advisory Council, Tax Reform Confusion, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

New Arts and Humanities Endowment to Support Mentor Award, Other Initiatives at Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research's new endowment will support a CUR Arts and Humanities Mentor Award as well as other initiatives to nurture arts and humanities research involving faculty members and undergraduates.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)





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