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29-Mar-2019


Men with Alcohol-related Cirrhosis are More Likely to Receive Alcohol Treatment than Women with the Disease

Alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although patients with cirrhosis are routinely encouraged to stop drinking in order to reduce their mortality risk, many continue drinking and do not ava...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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Arts and Humanities

01-Apr-2019


Sure, Captain Marvel is tough - but look out for Li’l Tomboy

Not all strong females challenging gender roles in the comics were superheroes like Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman. Some were just regular girls with a bit of attitude and names like Little Iodine, Little Lulu and, yes, Nancy. And at least one – Li...

– Ohio State University

Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts and Gender in Classic American Comics

Social and Behavioral Sciences

29-Mar-2019


Stranger Shaming: University of Kentucky Researcher Reveals Harm in Humiliating Others

It's no secret — people are secretly taking photos of other people in public spaces and posting them to social media for amusement. This new phenomenon is being used to humiliate others, and it has become shockingly acceptable. This photographin...

– University of Kentucky

28-Mar-2019


For some people, attractive wives and high status husbands enhance marital quality

Your decision-making style--whether you make a "good enough" choice or seek to make the "best" possible choice among all possible options--influences your satisfaction with your partner, according to a 3-year study of newlyweds.

– Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Education

29-Mar-2019


Kicking goals for kids with autism

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that’s training coaches how to best achieve results for students with ...

– University of South Australia

Strategies A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators


Queen’s academics named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships

Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have recently been named 2019 Island of Ireland Fellows by Eisenhower Fellowships.

– Queen's University Belfast

28-Mar-2019


Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language

Learning one's native language may seem effortless. One minute, we're babbling babies. The next we're in school reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech or Robert Frost's poem "Fire and Ice."

– University of California, Berkeley

Royal Society Open Science


Trained musicians perform better -- at paying attention

Musical training produces lasting improvements to a cognitive mechanism that helps individuals be more attentive and less likely to be distracted by irrelevant stimuli while performing demanding tasks.

– Elsevier

Heliyon


What Americans know about science

There are substantial differences among Americans when it comes to knowledge and understanding of science and scientific processes. People's level of science knowledge varies by education, race, ethnicity and gender, according to a new study release...

– Pew Research Center

Pew Research


5 Keys CEO Ken Frazier Uses to Lead With Humanity in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A biopharmaceutical company’s ability to improve society and bolster its humanitarian and philanthropic efforts are inextricably linked to its financial success. Merck Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier sought to emphasize just that point recently, speak...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Young Women’s Conference in STEM seeks to change the statistics one girl at a time

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Young Women's Conference in STEM aims to change the statistics on women in STEM by inspiring girls through a day of hands-on science activities with female engineers and scientists and talks by early-career ...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Pop Culture

28-Mar-2019


Monterey Jazz Festival Presents "Jazz and New Horizons" at CSUMB’s World Theater

SEASIDE, Ca., March 28, 2019 – A special collaboration between the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) and California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) brings the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists-in-Residence Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge to CS...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Law and Public Policy

29-Mar-2019


University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky among parties to file lawsuit against State of Arizona challenging anti-gay curriculum laws

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky among parties to file lawsuit against State of Arizona challenging anti-gay curriculum laws

– University of Utah

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European Research Council awards UC San Diego professor 2.5 million euros for music research

University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor Jann Pasler was awarded a 2.5 million-euro Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, funding a five-year project that will greatly expand colonialism studies and help develop researc...

– University of California San Diego


Tweaking Freight Delivery Patterns May Have Significant Environmental Benefits

As online commerce drives up the number of deliveries being made each day throughout the country, relatively small changes in the timing and frequency of freight deliveries—such as switching the standard delivery window from day to night—may have...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Cornell College Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

Peace Corps announced that Cornell College ranked No. 15 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 10 Cornellians currently volunteering in countries around the world.

– Cornell College

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