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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Sponsored by: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018

The 2018 International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges. See more news and info at the IMSA Newsroom on Newswise


Social and Behavioral Sciences


One thing you’ll find in the obits of many long-living people

A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.

– Ohio State University

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2018 at 15:00 ET


A Liberal accent: Kansas State University linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas

A Kansas State University linguistics team has found that people in southwest Kansas are developing a distinct accent.

– Kansas State University

Sociolinguistics Symposium 22

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Fathers’ early parenting quality affected by mothers

How a new mother reacts to her partner’s early interactions with their baby may affect his parenting quality later on, a new study suggests. Researchers found that fathers did not perform as well as a parent to their 9-month-old child if the dads f...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Can Bias Be Reversed?

The conversation Starbucks is now leading – whether by choice or not – is one that is not, and should not, be limited to your friendly neighborhood coffee juggernaut. It’s a conversation that’s been happening quietly for decades, and in recen...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine

New Childhood Drowning Study Highlights the Surprising Hazards of Open Water

New research reveals that kids are more likely to drown in lakes, rivers and oceans than they are in a pool. Teens, boys and African Americans are at highest risk. Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe this summer.

– Safe Kids Worldwide

Open Water Drowning Report

Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

Today's news of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, and earlier this week Kate Spade's death are tragic reminders that mental illness and suicide can affect anyone regardless of income or success.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University



IMSA Incorporates United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Curricula

Developing the next generation to solve global challenges and living one of its founding principles to “significantly influence life on our planet.”

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

IMSA Leads STEM Education with Incorporation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2017, IMSA adopted these 17 Sustainable Development Goals and started to incorporate them into curriculum spanning all subjects on campus.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

Students Study Nanotech, Viruses Across Oceans and Disciplines in Singapore

The world needs more students trained in global, interdisciplinary health science research. The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program provides an eight-week-long opportunity for students to get lab experience abroad. One group...

– Michigan Technological University

OISE 1559445

IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World

A strong and diverse pipeline of innovative leaders is preparing to solve the world’s most complex social problems through STEM education.

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– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018


NYU Professor Debunks Myth, Proves that Multilingual Students Have Improved in Academic Achievement Since 2003

Multilingual students, who speak a language or more than one language other than English at home, have improved in reading and math achievement substantially since 2003, finds a new study published in Educational Researcher by Michael J. Kieffer, ass...

– New York University

Educational Researcher

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2018 at 00:00 ET

Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It

Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.

– Johns Hopkins University

Sociology of Education, Jun-2018

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2018 at 04:00 ET


New professorship honors Mark and Nancy Ratner

Renowned chemistry professor and spouse were celebrated at a special ceremony

– Northwestern University

Pop Culture


American University Museum to Host “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective”

Celebrating the career of one of Britain’s most important graphic artists of the last 50 years, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will feature “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective,” a collection of more than 100 original art ...

– American University

Law and Public Policy


More Harm Than Good: Assessing the Nuclear Arsenal Tipping Point

First study of its kind shows how detrimental nuclear attack would be for the aggressor nation.

– Michigan Technological University


Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements

School of Social Work names 2018 Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award recipient

Susie Layne, program manager at the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, is the recipient of the West Virginia University School of Social Work’s 2018 Anita S. Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education Launches New Pitch Contest for Innovations Addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Competition for faculty, staff, students and alumni to support entrepreneurship and innovation to advance IMSA’s mission to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

Bainum Family Foundation Announces Partners for School-Based Mental Health Initiative

As part of its $4.1 million commitment to expand school-based mental health in the District of Columbia — a commitment that aims to add 2,000 wrap-around support seats in Wards 7 and 8 by 2020 to increase students’ social-emotional well-being —...

– George Washington University

Innovative Program Addresses National Shortage of Physician Scientists

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $5 million award to create an elite training program designed to set newly minted physicians on a career path that integrates scientific research with clinical care.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Founding professor of math donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

The University of California, Irvine Libraries have received the personal papers and professional records of Edward O. Thorp, a founding professor of mathematics, hedge fund manager, blackjack player and author of The New York Times best-seller Beat ...

– University of California, Irvine

Introducing Col. Rock IV ("Ray")

The passing of the collar .... Western Illinois University mascot retires; new pup takes over

– Western Illinois University

MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs Into 2018 Accelerator Program

Six Babson businesses have been chosen to join the 2018 MassChallenge Boston Cohort. Cleancult, DetraPel, Dondoctor, Magnomer, Unruly Studios, and Cellular Preservation Technologies are a part of the 128 early-stage startups recognized for having th...

– Babson College

New Campus Dining Options Coming

In an effort to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus population, Northwestern University and its new food service provider, Compass Group, will introduce several initiatives this fall to be more inclusive in its dining options. All reside...

– Northwestern University





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