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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Costa’s Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildlife News Source

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities


SLU Students Learn Italian Playing Assassin’s Creed

A Saint Louis University professor has developed a method for teaching a new language through gaming.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center



Dodo’s Violent Death Revealed

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

Embargo expired on 19-Apr-2018 at 19:05 ET

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University of Washington Professor's 'ArchitectureTalk' Podcast Explores Topics 'at the Edge of the Known'

Vikram Prakash of the University of Washington College of Built Environments says his weekly "ArchitectureTalk" podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student's idea.

– University of Washington

The End of the Castros Era?

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan professor of sociology and American culture, has spent decades researching the exodus of Cubans over the half century since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Expert Available

– University of Michigan

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Let It Go: Mental Breaks After Work Improve Sleep

WASHINGTON -- If you’ve had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night’s sleep.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Embargo expired on 23-Apr-2018 at 09:00 ET


Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Animal Study Connects Fear Behavior, Rhythmic Breathing, Brain Smell Centers

There’s increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine; Nature Communications


Study: Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective Long After Patients Stop Treatment

Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term treatment, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University

Clinical Psychology Review

57 WVU Students Travel to Nicaragua to Address Medical Needs

For the last nine years, the West Virginia University Global Medical and Dental Brigades groups have worked in collaboration with Global Brigades to facilitate work in Latin America. This spring, the largest group to ever travel from WVU worked in ru...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Alert Federal Agents to Potential Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist...

– Virginia Tech



Black Parents Can Help Bridge Cultural Divide Between Students and White Teachers

Bringing black parents into school settings can work toward shifting and closing the cultural disconnects between black families and predominantly white school personnel, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New Y...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Black Psychology, Jan-2018


An Unprecedented Look at CSU Students’ Food and Housing Insecurity

It’s a startling and important pair of statistics: 42 percent of California State University students experienced low food security, and 11 percent reported being homeless at some point during the previous year.

– Humboldt State University


Diving Into the History of Planned Communities in Iowa State Honors Seminar

This spring, Iowa State University students examined planned and ideal communities in “A Good Place,” an honors seminar that took students on a journey through former and existing planned communities in the U.S. and utopian and egalitarian ideals...

– Iowa State University

Law and Public Policy


California's Next Major Earthquake Could Cause $100 Billion in Losses, Strand 20,000 in Elevators

Northern California's next big earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses. One in four buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area could be unsafe to re-enter after a major earthquake or would be otherwise limite...

– University of Colorado Boulder

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Gardner Institute Partners with Volcker Alliance to Improve State Budgeting

The new Utah law, titled Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amendments, requires the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst to evaluate current and long-term trends relating to taxes and federal fund receipts and requires the initiation of a three-year cyc...

– Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four Harvard Medical School scientists have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesClass of 2018 for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.

– Harvard Medical School

Wayne State Political Science Professor Receives NSF Funding to Explore Constraints on Policy Learning After Disasters

With the help of a $55,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Kristin O’Donovan, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will explore the limits on policy learn...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

NSF 1763218

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Institute to Host Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services

The Center for Financial Studies in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a one-day workshop titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services. The workshop will take place on April 27 fr...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 21-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET

'A Starry Night' Is a Family Affair

This weekend, Northwestern alumni will produce “A Starry Night,” the School of Communication’s star-studded variety show and reunion.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Marketplace

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of...

– Washington University in St. Louis

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