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Arts and Humanities


'Billiken Rag' Celebrates SLU's Mascot

At the start of the 20th century, two popular trends collided to make one unique piece of pop culture.

– Saint Louis University

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Missouri S&T researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut

Within seconds, we make personal choices daily, such as what clothes to wear or what music to play in the car on the way to work. A cognitive neuroscientist at Missouri University of Science and Technology says gut-level decisions are important, and ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Journal of Experimental Psychology

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recentl...

– University of California, Irvine

Society of Counseling Psychology’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB); International Society for Anthrozoology 2018 Conference

Prompt Each Other

It's a widespread complaint of women: men don't know how to listen without rushing in to give advice and offer a solution. "I'm not looking for advice," many women say, "I just want to be heard, to get something off my chest."

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


White Mass Shooters Receive Sympathetic Media Treatment

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks.Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as “mentall...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Researchers Show Impact of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare More Lasting

Mental health and substance abuse issues in adolescents have become major societal problems, forcing parents and health providers to look for innovative treatment options that may better suit some teens. However, some proven therapy programs, like Ou...

– University of New Hampshire

Children and Youth Services Review,

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Dim That Light: Settling Your Child to Sleep

Settling youngsters down to sleep at night isn't always easy. Recent research suggests that the amount of exposure children have to bright light in the hour leading up to bedtime

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

Physiological Reports, Vol. 6, No. 5. March 2018


The ‘Moral Disgust’ Some Feel for Counterfeit Items Can Extend To the Genuine Products Being Copied

A study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University marketing expert says this feeling of revulsion is not limited to counterfeit products; it also may extend to the genuine items being copied. This should raise alarms among the makers of legitimate pr...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Journal of Consumer Psychology

Murder Rates Highest in Countries That Lack Due Process

A new CU boulder study of 89 countries over five years found that countries which lack due process have the highest homicide rates while those that respect the rights of the accused have the lowest

– University of Colorado Boulder

Political Research Quarterly

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think

A new study found that 66 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and 90 percent of Democrats believe in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases. But when mulling proposals, they choose party above policy....

– University of Colorado Boulder

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's ‘feeling’

Cornell University researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express “emotions” through changes in its outer surface. The robot’s skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot’s feelings.

– Cornell University




Representing with Flying Colors

Her name is “Evelyn,” and she’ll be screaming across the Texas sky today representing UND on the first leg of the annual 2,400-mile Air Race Classic.

– University of North Dakota

A Bird in Hand: Founding a Sustainable Business in Ghana

UVA Darden Professor Saras Sarasvathy is on a mission to revolutionize entrepreneurship education.Through her work, she has identified a distinct logic that underlies entrepreneurial behavior. She dubbed it “effectuation.”

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Coming Financial Crisis

Another global financial crisis will come eventually, although when and why the next great downturn will begin remains an unknown. So far, regulatory efforts have not eliminated the sources of financial instability. UVA Darden professor Bob Bruner of...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Late NASA Voyager Imaging Guru Was NMSU's First Astronomy Ph.D.

Bradford Smith led the imaging team for NASA’s Voyager missions and stoked the imaginations of people worldwide with pictures of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. He was also the first student to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy in the College of Arts ...

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Undergrads Get Firsthand Experience Researching Immigration Issues Making Headlines

NMSU undergrads get firsthand experience researching immigration issues making headlines.

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)


Childhood Infections May Have Lasting Effects on School Performance

Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ). The official journal of The European So...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

NYU Study Uncovers Connections Between Early Childhood Program and Teenage Outcomes

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program in Chicago, IL called the Chicago School Readine...

– New York University


CyBIZ Lab Expands to Offer Graduate Students Industry Experience

Many Iowa State graduate students follow the path toward academia, but a number of students pursue careers in business and industry. That is why Iowa State is expanding opportunities for graduate students to work on short-term projects with businesse...

– Iowa State University

Pop Culture


'To Boldly Go' Where Ethics Hasn't Gone Before: SLU Bioethicist Channels Love of Sci-Fi Into Teaching

While blockbuster films and television series follow the adventures of a young Han Solo and the exploits of the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Jason Eberl, Ph.D., a bioethicist at Saint Louis University, is looking to galaxies far, far away and the...

– Saint Louis University

Law and Public Policy


Monash Study Jumps Fare Evasion Barriers

Faulty ticket machines, overcrowding on trains and trams, and travelling short distances are just some of the reasons used by public transport fare evaders to rationalise their behaviour, according to Monash University researchers.

– Monash University

LifeWire Announcements

Saint Joseph's University Announces New School of Health Studies and Education

Saint Joseph’s University today announced the formation of its School of Health Studies and Education. The new school brings together — and builds upon — dozens of established undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in two ra...

– Saint Joseph's University

UIC Scientist Wins National Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

University of Illinois at Chicago climate scientist Max Berkelhammer is among the first recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Fellowship, a new program developed by Course Hero and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to support the n...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

NUS Computing Launches New Executive Education Centre for Leaders and Companies to ACE Digital Transformation

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing has established a new executive education centre to empower senior business leaders with the knowledge and skills to harness emerging technologies for digital transformation and business ...

– National University of Singapore

Education Department awards $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a $10 million grant to Tulane University to establish a first-of-its-kind national research center to study how different approaches to school choice, such as voucher programs and charter schools, can b...

– Tulane University

Mayo Clinic again named among Disability Equality Index Best Places to Work

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again received a top score on the Disability Equality Index, or DEI, and designation as a 2018 Disability Equality Index Best Place to Work.

– Mayo Clinic





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