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Thursday, June 21, 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


Science News


East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network

Olin College and Aerodyne plan to install eight to twelve ARISense instruments around East Boston, at a fraction of the cost of a single EPA monitoring site.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


Certain Types of Media Activity Among Youth May Be Linked to Certain Psychopathologies

Adolescence is a critical time for development of the brain, as well as accompanying cognitive and socioemotional abilities. It is also a time of high media activity. Results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study that examined th...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Iowa Women’s Archives takes 6-on-6 basketball exhibit on the road

6-on-6 basketball exhibit honors queens of the court and marks 25th anniversary of the end of sport in Iowa

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


What’s the Deal? Consumers Respond in Different WaysTo ‘Conditional’ Sales Promotions, Johns Hopkins Researcher Finds

A recent study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University researcher shows, savvy sellers can present the promotions in ways that may boost profits while also satisfying customers. The paper’s findings refute the common belief that sales promotions ...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Production and Operations Management

Double Jeopardy: The High Costs of Living in Nairobi's Slums

Tenants in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, receive drastically inferior household services and pay more rent compared to those in its formal settlements, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

– University at Buffalo

World Development

Why 9 to 5 isn’t the only shift that can work for busy families

A new University of Washington study finds that the impacts of parent work schedules on children vary by age and gender, and often reflect which shift a parent works. Rotating shifts — a schedule that varies day by day or week by week — can be mo...

– University of Washington

Journal of Family Issues; T32 HD007543, R24 HD042828


Can Psychological Stress Cause Vision Loss?

Persistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according to a study now published in the EPMA Journal

– Institute for Medical Psychology, Otto-v.-Guericke University Magdeburg

EPMA Journal



IMSA President to Join STEM Education Leaders at the White House

Dr. Jose M. Torres, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, will attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technolog...

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– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)


New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanc...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

New Research Finds Reading and Math Gains of Multilingual Students Have Outpaced English-Only Speakers

Over 12 Years, NAEP Scores for Multilingual Students Improved Two to Three Times More Than for Monolingual Students

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

Paws for the Handwashing Cause: Washington State Students Honored for Teaching Hygiene Education

A group of Kittitas (WA) students who used their school mascot Paws to help teach their classmates about good hand hygiene behaviors are the recipients of the 2018 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP” National Award. The honor is ...

– American Cleaning Institute


Washington DC Gives Water a Makeover

UVA Darden Professor Peter Debaere looks at how cities may be able to help improve their water systems, using the example of the steps taken by the water utility in Washington, D.C.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Redlands Chapel Singers to represent U.S. at Podium as only American ensemble invited to perform

The University of Redlands Chapel Singers will represent the United States on the international stage next week as the only American choir invited to perform at Podium, a celebrated biannual choral conference, and festival in Canada.

– University of Redlands

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Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools

Swarthmore has enhanced its campus navigation system for the blind, among the most sophisticated at colleges and universities in the country.

– Swarthmore College


Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minority Males Among Unhealthiest People in America, Report Finds

Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color and sexual minority men, who are among the unhealthiest people in Ame...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Student STEM Leaders of Tomorrow Solve the World's Biggest Challenges

"It’s about education that includes real-world investigation to find real-world solutions to real-world problems," says expert.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Law and Public Policy


Why Federal Reserve Should Offer Bank Accounts to Everyone

Vanderbilt law professor and former U.S. Treasury Department advisor, Morgan Ricks and his co-authors argue that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to have an account at the Fed. They map out their plan in “Centr...

– Vanderbilt University


Bail Reform Essential for Those Charged with Misdemeanors, New Research From University of Utah Law Professor Shows

Research by Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, provides a historical analysis of use of bail in misdemeanor cases as the nation continues to grapple with how to address overcrowded jails.

– University of Utah

Wall Street Journal; New York Times; Economist

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


WASHINGTON – Following is the statement of APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, in response to President Trump’s signing an executive order ending the separation of immigrant children from their parents:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Mount Sinai Health System Launches ‘Road To Resilience’ Podcast

Series Provides Unique Insight on Recovering from Stress and Trauma

– Mount Sinai Health System

First Amendment Watch Hosts Online Roundtable: “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?”

Today First Amendment Watch will begin posting an online roundtable discussion of a provocative new essay “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?” by Professor Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown University Law Center.

– New York University

33 Schools to Support Diversity and Inclusion on Campus Through 2018 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative

With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Sara Hendren Named 2018 Carey Institute Fellow

The Carey Institute for Global Good has named Sara Hendren a Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow. Hendren is a designer and researcher in residence at Olin College and is writing a book about the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of desi...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1 million grant to Kennesaw State

Led by the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), Kennesaw State University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) diversity and inclusion, wi...

– Kennesaw State University

MIT Study Names Olin College World Leader in Engineering Education

A new MIT study has named Olin College of Engineering, along with MIT, as the top leaders in engineering education globally.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin Names Mimi Onuoha First "Creative-in-Reference" as Part of Initiative to Better Integrate Arts and Humanities with STEM Education

Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha has been named the first “Creative-in-Reference” at Olin College, a position established as part of a multi-step $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to better integrate the...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Influx of New Faculty Join Olin College of Engineering

Olin College announces nine new faculty will join the College over the next two years.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Hendren Awarded Arts Culture Grant

Sara Hendren, an artist, designer and researcher-in-residence at Olin College has been awarded an Artist Fellowship in non-fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, Aug. 9 - 12, 2018, San Francisco

The American Psychological Association’s 126th annual convention will take place Aug. 9–12, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Named Inaugural Endowed Chair for Health Equity and Social Justice

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, has been named the inaugural Endowed Professor in Health Equity and Social Justice. This is the school’s second endowed professorship to have been established in 20...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

$1.9 million grant aims to improve behavioral health care delivery

Graduate students in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago will receive specialized training to help individuals with mental health issues in Chicago’s marginalized communities.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event is now at the touch of a button. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched “Stop the Blee...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

McClure Receives NSF Grant for Data-to-Sound Conversion Project

Faculty member Glenn McClure has received a $50,000 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps-National Innovation Network Teams grant to explore the interpretation and representation of large amounts of data through non-speech audio such as music....

– State University of New York at Geneseo


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CSUMB Welcomes New Chief Diversity Officer

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has officially welcomed Brian Corpening to serve as CSUMB’s new chief diversity officer as of June 18, 2018.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

UGA School of Law opens Veterans Legal Clinic

Beginning this month, veterans living in Georgia can receive legal assistance they may not otherwise have access to or be able to afford through the University of Georgia School of Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic.

– University of Georgia

UVA Darden Kicks Off Admissions Season With New Application Dates, Expanded Scholarships and an Early Option

The Darden School of Business today announced that its application for the full-time MBA Class of 2021 is now live. Additionally, the School announced its admissions calendar and unveiled several innovations to the admissions process, including a new...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Announces New Competitive Scholarships in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced a new competitive scholarship program intended to attract and support top students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Dean to Connect With Prospective Students, Key Partners on Upcoming Trip to Asia

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in late June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, and academic and corporate partners over the course of the 15-day trip.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Forgetting May Help Improve Memory and Learning

Forgetting names, skills or information learned in class is often thought of as purely negative. However unintuitive it may seem, research suggests that forgetting plays a positive role in learning: It can actually increase long-term retention, infor...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2018 at 10:00 ET

A Mix of In-Person and Online Learning May Boost Student Performance, Reduce Anxiety

Before online learning existed, the traditional lecture format was the only option for college courses. Students who skipped class risked missing out on valuable information presented in-person. Researchers from the University of Iowa found that onli...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

Does Good Attendance = Good Grades?

Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand—attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic achievement. However, many of these studies were completed b...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

Flexibility in Content Delivery and Student-faculty Interaction Frees Up Time without Hurting Performance

(Madison, Wis.) June 19, 2018—Medical students face an intense schedule and workload and often struggle to juggle their priorities. Similarly, medical school faculty must find time in their busy schedules to prepare lectures and for face-to-face in...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET





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