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Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Alumna Makes Her Mark in Hollywood and Marvel Universe

Jann Engel, a 1988 graduate of the College of Architecture, has spent her career on the sets of more than 60 films, including five in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

– Texas Tech University


World of Plankton Interactive Ecological Game at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

In an installation at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, The World of Plankton allows up to four players to gather around a giant digital touch table to capture and explore zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish species.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Etched Glass Project Illuminates Microscopic Disease to Promote Health Literacy

The complexity and stress of a cancer diagnosis in Kimberly Moss’ family prompted her to start a project addressing health literacy. Moss, coordinator of Iowa State’s biological and premedical illustration program, created “The Landscapes Withi...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Nice People Finish Last When It Comes to Money

WASHINGTON -- Nice people may be at greater risk of bankruptcy and other financial hardships compared with their less agreeable peers, not because they are more cooperative, but because they don’t value money as much, according to research publishe...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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Study to Explore How Cognitive Development Shapes Attitudes About Physical Activity

Iowa State researchers want to know how the emotional connection we develop with physical activity as children influences behaviors throughout our lifetime. They suspect our prefrontal cortex, which regulates emotions, plays a significant role.

– Iowa State University

Translation Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine

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Studies Reveal Powerful Links Between Economic Development, Technology and Geopolitical Cooperation to Reduce Climate Change

Stony Brook University researchers are trying to determine key links between economic development, technology, politics and human decision making in the context of climate change. Their research published in two peer-reviewed journals helps shed ligh...

– Stony Brook University

Nature Climate Change; Nature Human Behaviour

Looking for the Great Pumpkin? UF/IFAS Experts Offer Tips for Halloween

Not only are pumpkins cool as a front porch decoration, they're healthy to eat, especially they're seeds.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Study Uncovers ‘Sextortion’ Prevalence in Teens

Sextortion, the threatened distribution of explicit, intimate and embarrassing sexual images without consent, is the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children. This study is the first to examine the prevalence and effects of sextortion among teens, usi...

– Florida Atlantic University

Sexual Abuse

Exclusive polling: Young voters energized for midterms

Young voters are engaged in the 2018 midterm elections and plan to vote in higher numbers, according to new findings from an exclusive pre-election poll of young people, ages 18-24, from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Eng...

– Tufts University


Best Practices, Not Individual Preferences, Bring Job Satisfaction

Though employees may like their work to cater to their individual preferences, they are predictably more satisfied when the organizational culture matches a set of widely preferred characteristics that provide a fair, supportive and stable work envir...

– University of Alabama

Journal of Applied Psychology

Study Explains Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims Develop Certain Mental Illnesses

Children and adolescents are at higher risk of developing mental health problems from abuse, but the severity of mental health problems greatly depends on the timing of abuse.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Child Abuse and Neglect, Oct-2018

Even when presented with facts, supported by evidence, many people choose not to believe them

In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

– Indiana University

Journal of Management



Does More Education Stem Political Violence?

Recent evidence of above-average levels of education among genocide perpetrators and terrorists, such as those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, has challenged the consensus among scholars that education has a generally pacifying effect. Is it true t...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Review of Educational Research


Bringing Robotics To Girls In Ghana

Dr. Judy Amanor-Boadu, an electrical engineering former student, is creating new STEM opportunities for girls in Ghana. Amanor-Boadu ’13 ’18 was inspired during her graduate studies at Texas A&M University to start a series of girls’ robotics c...

– Texas A&M University

Probation Lifted for SLU’s Medical School

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine no longer is on probation after successfully addressing all concerns raised by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for North American medical schools.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

This Way to Better Roads

Faculty and students of the California State University are building, repairing and reinventing California’s streets and highways.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How New GE CEO Lawrence Culp Already Transformed One Company Into a Thriving Global Conglomerate

With its struggle over the last 12 months, General Electric ousted CEO John Flannery after only a year on the job. In his place, the company looked to Lawrence Culp, who as Danaher CEO from 2001 to 2014 quintupled the company’s revenues and deliver...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Reimagining Evolution Education: Free, Multimedia High School Curriculum Brings New Life to Old Concepts

Gone are the days of heavy science textbooks with over-used examples and hard-to-grasp lessons. The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah is bringing science education into the 21st century with an online, interactive and m...

– University of Utah Health

DRL1418136; DRL1222869

UAH’s Jackson County safe school technology tests may keep children statewide safer

Security technology tests at a Jackson County school in collaboration with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center could help keep Alabama’s schoolchildren safer if implemented statewide.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Guatemalan Immigrant and Recognized Teacher of the Year Inspires the Next Generation

Emily Francis, the 2016 Cabarrus County (N.C.) Schools Teacher of the Year, looks back at her journey—from a one room shack in Guatemala, to a New York airport facing immigration authorities, to crossing the stage at UNC Charlotte to accept a gradu...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

includes video

Gonzaga University Exceptional Bulldogs Hockey Program Expands

The Gonzaga University Exceptional Bulldogs Hockey program will expand and help more youth overcome learning and communications difficulties thanks to donations from The Isaac Foundation — allowing it to become part of the Spokane Youth Hockey Asso...

– Gonzaga University


Nursing Faculty Members find a link between Childhood Adversity, Burnout and Depression in Nursing Students

A study on childhood adversity at The University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing found that undergraduate nursing students who were exposed to a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – such as abuse, neglect or family dysfu...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Journal of Professional Nursing, Sept. 22, 2018

Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

A fake news fighting game that became an unexpected viral hit continues to provide teachers with a useful classroom tool to help students spot the real from fake.

Expert Available

– American University

Law and Public Policy


BW Poll Shows Tight Race for Ohio Governor, Support for Issue 1, Supreme Divide

A Baldwin Wallace University statewide survey reveals that the Ohio governor’s race is a statistical tie. In a two-way race, DeWine holds a 42% to 40% advantage over Democrat Richard Cordray among voters stating a preference. More than 18% say they...

– Baldwin Wallace University


Political Scientist Carol Nackenoff on Fraught Consequences of Kavanaugh Confirmation

On Saturday afternoon, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote in the Senate, almost strictly along party lines. Marked by allegations of sexual assault and sustained partisan acrimony

– Swarthmore College

Journal of Women and Public Policy

Green Light Ahead for Economy; Caution Signal for International Trade?

The economy of the United States and North Carolina continues to accelerate, yet international trade could be entering a caution zone, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Expert Available

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

includes video

LifeWire Announcements

Gonzaga University Hate Studies Institute Marks 20th Anniversary Oct. 12

The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies will mark its 20th anniversary with a program featuring a video presentation by Nadine Strossen, author, law professor and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, followed by a panel d...

– Gonzaga University

Journal of Hate Studies

IMSA Announces Passing of Founder, Dr. Leon Lederman

It is with heartfelt sorrow that Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy announces the death of its founder, Dr. Leon Lederman, on Wednesday, October 3 at the age of 96. As a physicist, researcher, university professor, national laboratory director,...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

DoD’s Military Training Network Life Support Programs Convert to American Red Cross Courses

Beginning now, military and civilian Federal employees of the Military Health System will begin phasing in training from the American Red Cross for life-support training programs.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Creighton Vocal Musicians Will Celebrate Marginalized Voices in This Year's Concert Offerings

With a series of choral concerts this academic year, Creighton University is taking literally the initiative to bring underrepresented voices to the fore.

– Creighton University





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