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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


New Recording Features First Major Female African-American Composer

U of A faculty member Er-Gene Kahng, along with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, will debut a previously unknown violin concerto by African-American composer Florence Price in honor of Black History Month. The concerto will also be released on CD...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Photographer Adam Nadel Selected as Fermilab’s New Artist-in-Residence for 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is pleased to announce that New York-based photographer Adam Nadel has been selected as the lab’s artist-in-residence for 2018.

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

University of Rhode Island Campus Named to National Register of Historic Places

URI Historic District comprises 29 acres and more than a dozen structures

– University of Rhode Island

Social and Behavioral Sciences


APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly jour...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET

Why Some of Your Old Work Commitments Never Seem to Go Away

You can quit work commitments if you want – but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that comm...

– Ohio State University

Academy of Management Discoveries


Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses, Finds IU-Led Study

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

– Indiana University

Nature; 0941587; 1640909


Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather Than Belief in Only One Religion

Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study. The research is published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Rel...

– Baylor University

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

Poverty statistics have never told the complete story, but new research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde is pioneering a new approach for measuring deprivation among the elderly

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation: Incidence and Determinants in Developed Countries

includes video

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the han...

– University of Washington

Developmental Science

Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.

– University of Washington

Organization Science

Want People to Work Together? Familiarity, Ability to Pick Partners Could Be Key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Conservation Mind Game

A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and some helpful tricks from the world of soc...

– Ithaca College

Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

– University of Utah

Child Development; R01 AG039453



Changes Needed to Help Latina/o Students Succeed in Developmental Education Courses

A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education classes never advance to college-level courses. That's why an Iowa State researcher has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation....

– Iowa State University

Association of Mexican American Educators Journal

“Fresno State Is an Important Part of Our Community; It’s Where Our Future Community Leaders Are Being Formed”

Kim Ruiz Beck knew taking her family’s third-generation business to the next level meant she would need a college degree. The education she obtained at Fresno State allowed her to reconstruct the direction of the multi-million dollar company.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Fermilab Computing Partners with Argonne, Local Schools for Hour of Code

As part of Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10, Fermilab partnered with Argonne National Laboratory on an initiative to bring Hour of Code activities and coding role models to local schools. Fourteen employees from Fermilab, along with sever...

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

UVA Darden Students Advise a Startup a World Away

University of Virginia Darden School of Business students Stewart Gray and Mathew Reiss, both Class of 2018, have never been to Macedonia and knew little of its culture and business climate when a Peace Corps volunteer reached out looking for MBA stu...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Program Helps Non-Traditional Student Chart Path to Med School

Lack of resources, work and money issues, fail to deter student

– University of Rhode Island

Speech Analysis Technology Gives URI Students an Edge

University of Rhode Island embraces LENA System

– University of Rhode Island

Law and Public Policy


Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

– Florida Atlantic University

Production and Operations Management,

Reluctance to Share Innovations with Peer Firms Means Lost Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

Professor Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School says the reluctance by life sciences companies to share information with sector peers reduces potential innovations and benefits.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Nature Index

LifeWire Announcements

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Sarah Szanton Named Edge Runner

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, has been named an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner for her Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) intervention. The honor recognizes nu...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Dash, Arizona State University Elevate Blockchain Research, Offer Graduate Course and Scholarships

Arizona State University and Dash, a top digital currency for payments, today announced a partnership designed to accelerate research, development, and education in ways that advance blockchain transaction speed, efficiency, security, and expand its ...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

When it Comes to Science, it’s a Small, Small World

Immortalized human skin cells that look like a psychedelic otherworldly galaxy and a living algae colony releasing its daughter colonies that could be mistaken for Pacman gobbling up ghosts are just two of the winning images from the 2017 Nikon Small...

– Wistar Institute

UVA Darden Launches Online Course in Managerial Accounting

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching a new massive open online course (MOOC), “Managerial Accounting Fundamentals,” taught by Darden Professor Luann Lynch.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

IEEE GlobalSpec Unveils Enhanced Reference Library on

IEEE GlobalSpec, the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, announced today the launch of its new Reference Library on Engineering360...

– IEEE GlobalSpec

Puerto Rico Students Prep to Take Refuge at Cornell

Sixty-two students from Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) are getting ready to arrive at Cornell University by mid-January. They’re choosing classes and – almost as importantly – buying winter coats and long underwear online.

– Cornell University

Dosher, Solingen Honored by National Academy of Sciences for Research Achievements

Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.

– University of California, Irvine

UIC Wins Mellon Grants to Fund Undergraduate Humanities Research, Latino Doctoral Studies

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received two grants totaling nearly $1.9 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund undergraduate research in the humanities and doctoral candidates in Latino humanities studies.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Olin College Professor Awarded One of First NSF Grants to Enhance STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The National Science Foundation awarded Olin College Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong a collaborative grant to co-create a series of traveling workshops.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

New Academic and Residential Complex Breaks Ground at UIC

With enrollment hitting record-setting levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago this fall and projected numbers of new students climbing by as many as 10,000 over the next decade, a new “living-learning” community will be built to provide ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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