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Monday, March 4, 2019

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UA Little Rock researchers investigate Arkansas’s ‘other Trail of Tears’

Arkansas is well known for its location on the Trail of Tears, the pathway the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes traveled through the state in the 1830s to new lands in the Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma. Few people, ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


WSU researcher discovers oldest tattoo tool in western North America

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America.

– Washington State University

Journal of Archaeological Science

Grieving and Complaining in Prayers Can Help Prevent Spiritual Stagnation

Long before there were therapists, there were biblical psalms — many of them praise to God and pleas for forgiveness. But there are more laments in the book of Psalms than any other type of psalm, says a Baylor University scholar of the Old Testame...

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


When it comes to sex and aggression in mice, a cold-sensor tells the brain when “enough is enough!”

Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine find that TRPM8, long ago identified as a cold-temperature sensor, regulates aggressive and hypersexual behavior in response to testosterone

– Biophysical Society

63rd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 01-Mar-2019 at 09:00 ET

Researchers Discover Clues to Brain Differences Between Males and Females

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a mechanism for how androgens -- male sex steroids -- sculpt brain development. The research, conducted by Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., who Chairs the Department of Pharmaco...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine




For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

– Wake Forest University

Economics of Education Review

‘We Use Every Second of Our Day’: 3 Stories of International Women at UVA Darden

The MBA student body at Darden is composed of roughly 39 percent women, and about one-third of the class was born outside of the United States. As International Women’s Day approaches on 8 March, The Darden Report presents the stories of three such...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Former Israeli Ambassador Explains Role of ‘Hydro-Diplomacy’ in Middle East at UVA Darden

Delivering a keynote address at Darden at the World Water Events organized by UVA’s Global Water Initiative, Ram Aviram, the former Israeli ambassador to Greece and chief of staff for former President Shimon Peres, detailed the efforts to negotiate...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Shaping the future of higher education

Chancellor of the New Mexico State University System Dan Arvizo, shares his vision and strategies to meet the challenges facing higher education. Arvizu worked for Bell Labs, Sandia National Labs and eventually went on to serve as the eighth director...

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– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

LifeWire Announcements

Swap Green Gumbo for Meat and Seafood-Rich Gumbo this Mardi Gras and Lent

Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival. It’s a worldwide festival of parades, music and, of course, richer, fattier foods leading up to the 40-day season of Lent, during which millions of Christians observ...

– Monday Campaigns

Guest Judge Announced for TMS Bladesmithing Competition

More than 30 teams from universities across the world competed to forge a blade for entry into the biannual competition hosted by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Entries will be on display at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Mine...

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Wichita State University once again tops national rankings for engineering R&D

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a t...

– Wichita State University

Fred Hutch announces 2019 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recipients

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the 2019 recipients of the annual Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Architecture at Zero Competition Winners Announced at CSUMB

The American Institute of Architects, California (AIACA) announced the winners of the eighth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) today at CSUMB's Alumni and Visitor Center.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Actor, Children’s-Literacy and AIDS-Research Advocate LeVar Burton Named 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize-Winner

LeVar Burton, a celebrated American actor, director, producer and writer for more than 40 years, is adding another accolade—this one for his tireless, decades-long dedication to children’s literacy and AIDS research and treatment.

– Case Western Reserve University

Embargo expired on 28-Feb-2019 at 09:30 ET

LifeWire Marketplace

Trend Spotting

In this episode, we chat with Kasey Buckles, a Notre Dame economist who studies the family. Her research follows trends in the fertility rate, and yields clues about what that may mean for the US economy.

– University of Notre Dame

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