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Monday, February 12, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Buffalo Architect Manipulates Metal and Light to Create a Curious Cube

Christopher Romano embarked upon a two-year journey through the manipulation of light and metal as design materials. The result is a signature architectural structure nestled in the shadows of three iconic buildings on Buffalo’s historic East Side....

– University at Buffalo

Social and Behavioral Sciences


​Evidence That Medical Marijuana Outlets Sell to Other Users

A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don’t fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients.

– Ohio State University

Substance Use & Misuse

Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting an extensive $7.9 million, 21-month study focused on working professionals in cognitively demanding positions, such as engineers, programmers and managers in high-stress occupations.

– University of Notre Dame


Chimpanzee Self-Control Is Related to Intelligence, Georgia State Study Finds

As is true in humans, chimpanzees' general intelligence is correlated to their ability to exert self-control and delay gratification, according to new research at Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

Current Biology; HD-060563 ; NS-42867

Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

Health Departments Must Plan for Changing Workforce, Study Finds

State health departments are lagging in planning for the replacement of retiring employees, according to a survey from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Roughly 85 percent reported they have no plan.“The diminishing ratio of pu...

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Journal of Preventive Medicine



Ivy League Graduate, Writer and Activist with Dyslexia Visits CSUCI to Reframe the Concept of Learning Disabilities

Author, activist and Brown University honors graduate Jonathan Mooney didn’t learn to read until he was 12.

– California State University, Channel Islands

Pop Culture


From Olympic Skater to SLU Scholar: Professor Pauline Lee Recalls Her Days on Ice

Once an Olympic figure skater, Pauline Lee, Ph.D., is now an associate professor of Chinese religions and cultures at Saint Louis University.

– Saint Louis University

includes video


This Valentine's Day: Don’t love your SO to the Moon and back

Rowan U physics instructor takes a fun look at the phrase "love you to the Moon and back" in time for Valentine's Day.

– Rowan University

LifeWire Announcements

Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water

Professor Gordon Giesbrecht is well known for his unique approach to cold water research. So well known, in fact, that he is less referred-to by his real name than his nickname, Professor Popsicle.

– University of Manitoba

Graduate Student Recognized as Southern Plain’s Transportation Center Student of the Year by Council of University Transportation Centers

Nur Hossain, a graduate research assistant from the University of Oklahoma, was named the 2018 Southern Plain’s Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year – one of the most prestigious awards given by the SPTC under the National Univer...

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Science Educator is Co-Recipient of GSA Award for Excellence in Education

— Jamie Shuda, EdD, a prominent K-12 educator and researcher at Penn Medicine, has been named co-recipient of the 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for “extraordinary contributions to genetics e...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement selects inaugural class of fellows, expands board

The University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement today announced its inaugural class of 10 fellows, charged with helping educational institutions and communities better understand, guarantee and facilitate free sp...

– University of California, Irvine

UVA Announces New Master of Science in Business Analytics

Through a first-of-its-kind partnership between its renowned business schools, the University of Virginia will begin offering a new master of science in business analytics (MSBA) degree in late summer 2018, pending approval from the State Council of ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Adriana Brodsky Awarded Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Conduct Research in Israel

Adriana M. Brodsky, associate professor of history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to conduct research for four months at Tel Aviv University in Israel during the next academic year. ...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Washington Post Columnist Kathleen Parker to Guest Lecture at St. Mary’s College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker for the lecture, “Can’t Stand Election Suspense? Why Wait?”

– St. Mary's College of Maryland





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