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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Study Upends Timeline for Iroquoian History

New research from Cornell University raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America.

– Cornell University

Science Advances


Can't Stop the Healing | Cincinnati Children's

A few months ago, Protective Services officers at Cincinnati Children's requested help from our Marketing & Communications team on a video. They wanted to be part of a lip sync challenge.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

WIU Administrator, Students Help with Taylorville Tornado Damage Assessment

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University administrator and two students were headed outside the classroom Monday morning to assist with assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes impacting central Illinois Saturday afternoon.

– Western Illinois University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Extreme Ethnic Inequalities in the Care System

‘White British’ children are ten times more likely to be in care than ‘Asian Indian’ children. ‘Black Caribbean’ children are 20 times more likely

– University of Huddersfield

Children and Youth Services Review

Drug wholesalers drove fentanyl's deadly rise, report concludes

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths in the United States last year, most likely spread because of heroin and prescription pill shortages, and also because it was cheaper for drug wholesalers than heroin, ...

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)



Developing Tools to Combat ‘Fake News’

In order to combat this issue, tools and practices need to be developed to help consumers and journalists filter the information they are constantly being fed.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Dec-2018

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African maroon resistance at Hispaniola heavily challenged European conquest

African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s-- now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic -- but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on slavery ...

– University of Kansas

The Americas

Negative views of flexible working prevalent, especially among men

Flexible working often leads to negative views from other employees, with 1/3 of all UK workers believing those who work flexibly create more work for others, while a similar proportion believe their career will suffer if they use flexible working ar...

– University of Kent

Social Indicators Research

Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

– University of Notre Dame

Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs

A Sandia National Laboratories employee started a Family and Friends of Addicts Support Group to give the workforce a place to talk where others "get it."

– Sandia National Laboratories


Extra Points for Superior Snoozing: Students Who Meet '8-Hour Sleep Challenge' Do Better on Finals

Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research. B...

– Baylor University

Journal of Interior Design; Teaching of Psychology

Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans

When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they’re saving rather than on proof their bills are smaller, a new study has found...

– Ohio State University

Nature Energy

Ideal marriage partners drive Waorani warriors to war

Researchers examined the social composition of raiding parties and their relationship to marriage alliances in an Amazonian tribal society, the Waorani of Ecuador. The Waorani formerly practiced lethal raiding, or small-scale warfare, as part of thei...

– University of Utah

Proceedings of the Royal Society B



Can Guaranteed Admissions Help Reduce College Undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed though state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published onli...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

The Powerful Impact of Real-World Learning Experiences for Kids

Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children’s knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology


First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

For the first time, a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited course in GI surgery is available for streaming to surgeons and medical professionals. The course is a collaboration between medical experts at Cedars...

– Cedars-Sinai

Law and Public Policy


Study Shows Laws Designed to Ban or Curb Drivers’ Use of Cell Phones are Saving Motorcyclists' Lives

Laws to ban or curb drivers’ use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.

– Florida Atlantic University

Social Science & Medicine


Queen’s Research Finds Electoral Reforms Did Not Cause the Rise of Sinn Féin in 1918

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain and Ireland did not cause Sinn Féin’s subsequent electoral victory, as previously proposed.

– Queen's University Belfast

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Health groups call for greater EU leadership in tackling climate change

New research published in The Lancet medical journal today shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people everywhere to an unacceptably high health risk.

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

The Lancet

Study Shows Low-Income Women in Texas Are Not Getting Contraception After Childbirth

Two-Thirds of Women Did Not Receive Their Desired Contraception at the Six-Week Postpartum Visit, Increasing Risk of Unintended Pregnancy.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

ANGELS will guide space start-ups

The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities.

– University of Adelaide



Delivery demand driving pressure on urban freight capacity

More people are living and working in urban areas, increasing demand for deliveries in already congested neighborhoods. An Iowa State University researcher says expects the problem to get worse, especially with more retailers offering same-delivery. ...

– Iowa State University

Transportation Research Part A

Slavery in early Illinois: The untold battle to keep the state free

The call to make Illinois a slave state in the early 1820s failed in large part to a pair of English settlers who founded the southern Illinois town of Albion the same year the state was chartered, said Caroline Kisiel, an assistant professor in DePa...

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– DePaul University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AANA Applauds HHS Report Calling for Removal of Practice Barriers for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

In a positive move for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other non-physician healthcare professionals, and especially for the millions of patients served by these qualified providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

LifeWire Announcements

Jones & Bartlett Learning Commits to Multi-Year Affiliation with Nepin to Accelerate Educational Advancement for Nurses Across the U.S.


– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

UGA ranks No. 1 in United States for new products to market

The University of Georgia ranked first among 193 U.S. institutions for the number of commercial products reaching the market in 2017, according to a survey released by AUTM, a nonprofit organization that tracks technology transfer among universities,...

– University of Georgia

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Becomes At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will hold an inaugural ceremony on December 5 to accept its new title as an “At-Large” chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). JHSON’s Nu Beta is the first chapt...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the camp...

– Texas A&M University

University of Texas McCombs School of Business Introduces New Blockchain/FinTech Track to Master’s in Technology Commercialization Degree Program

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin has added a new Blockchain and FinTech track to its 10-month Master of Science in Information Technology and Management program.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Razvan Lungeanu Joins D'Amore-Mckim as Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business recently welcomed Razvan Lungeanu as an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation group.

– Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Venkat Kuppuswamy Joins D'Amore-Mckim as Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business recently welcomed Venkat Kuppuswamy as an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group.

– Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum with Public Policy Leadership Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently honored U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.) with its 2018 Public Policy Leadership Award for her work in nutrition, food and agriculture policy.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

She Votes. She Leads. New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

New Poll Reveals What Mattered to Women in the 2018 Midterms

– American University

Finance Professor Elizabeth Tashjian named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

The American College of Bankruptcy will induct Elizabeth Tashjian, professor of Finance and Garn Faculty Fellow at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, as a Fellow of the College.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Four NYU Students Selected as Schwarzman Scholars for Study in China

Four New York University students have been selected as 2020 Schwarzman Scholars, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

– New York University

Bioarchaeologist receives NSF grant to study rise and fall of ancient societies in southern Peru

Corina Kellner of Northern Arizona University will use a Senior Archaeology Award to fund two summers of research in southern Peru to study the development, expansion and collapse of the Nasca and Wari societies during the Andean Middle Horizon perio...

– Northern Arizona University

$100K grant helps UIC professor focus on public conviction registries

Police websites publish personal data about people with past convictions.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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