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Monday, June 4, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


This is not your father's vocational program

Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts will infuse the region’s workforce with skilled craftspeople who can contribute to a range of construction jobs, including the growing number of historic preservation projects happening throu...

– University at Buffalo

From Students to the Stage: Introducing UC San Diego's Graduating Class of Actors

The graduating actors performed on both coasts for this year’s Graduate Actor Student Showcase, where casting agents, artistic directors, and television and film executives attended as an introduction to the students and their work. With two shows ...

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Simple Touching Fosters Wellness and Relieves Stress for Couples

Partners were found to have lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, on days when they enjoyed higher levels of physical touch like hand holding or hugging.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


Act Fast to Pay Attention

Want to improve your attention? Washington University in St. Louis brain sciences researcher Richard Abrams finds that our attention may be guided by the most recent interactions with our environment.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Psychon Bull Rev (2018)

includes video


Research Finds Link Between Reduction in Firearm Suicides and “Red Flag” Gun Laws

With more than 20 “red flag” gun bills pending in state legislatures, risk-based gun seizure laws have emerged as a prominent policy option for reducing gun violence. A new study by Aaron Kivisto of the University of Indianapolis--appearing in th...

– Academy Communications

Psychiatric Services, June 2018


Toys Motivate Children to Eat a Healthier Diet

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that fun can motivate kids to try new foods at lunchtime and ultimately eat more fruits and vegetables.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Child Nutrition and Management

Parenting, child care services have most potential to help low-income families

Child care, parenting and child health/health care are important factors in improving the lives of children in low-income families, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers conducted a national...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Child Health Care

This is your brain detecting patterns

Detecting patterns is an important part of how humans learn and make decisions. Now, researchers have seen what is happening in people’s brains as they first find patterns in information they are presented.

– Ohio State University




St. Mary’s College Environmental Studies to Receive Grant to Spur Civic Learning in Major Design

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) awarded Barry Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a mini-grant to advance civic learning and social responsibility as expected dimensi...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Pop Culture


Predicting the Outcomes of FIFA World Cup

One of the favourites in soccer’s upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany, has just 13.3% chance of winning. And Australia has 14% chance of getting to the round of 16, but only 0.1% chance of winning. These are outcomes from an uncertainty model dev...

– University of Adelaide

Law and Public Policy


American U. Experts Comment: Will June Primaries Be Surprisingly Unsurprising?

American University experts are available for comments on June primaries.

Expert Available

– American University

LifeWire Announcements

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley Partners With Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley today announced its participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development, and innovat...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Embargo expired on 04-Jun-2018 at 06:00 ET

Tufts School of Dental Medicine marks 150 years of education, training and research

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is celebrating 150 years of comprehensive dental education, pioneering research, and a commitment to serving patients and communities. The anniversary will culminate in a gala at the Museum of Science, Bosto...

– Tufts University

NYIT Awarded IDC Foundation Grants in Support of Student Success

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has obtained two additional grants totaling $130,000 from the IDC Foundation in support of architecture and design student learning and activities in higher education. Namely, these grants will serve to provide...

– New York Institute of Technology

Babson College Announces Undergraduate And Graduate Faculty Of The Year

Babson College recognized Lauren Beitelspacher and Anirudh Dhebar as faculty of the year at Commencement ceremonies of May 19, 2018. Beitelspacher of the Marketing Division was named undergraduate Professor of the Year and Dhebar of the Marketing Div...

– Babson College

Seven North American Communities to Benefit From ‘Science Sandbox’ Public Engagement Grants

The American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) new Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, has selected seven finalists for the 2018 awards cycle. The grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)


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