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Monday, May 13, 2019

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Arts and Humanities


Modern Economic Theory Explains Prehistoric Mediterranean Societies

A Florida State University professor’s research suggests a theory by famed economist Thomas Piketty on present-day wealth inequality actually explains a lot about how smaller-scale societies in the prehistoric Mediterranean developed.

– Florida State University

Current Anthropology

Social and Behavioral Sciences


“Doing Science,” Rather than “Being Scientists,” More Encouraging to Those Underrepresented in the Field

Over the course of a school year, elementary school children lose confidence that they can “be scientists,” but remain more confident that they can “do science,” finds a new psychology study by researchers at New York University and Princeton...

– New York University

Developmental Science


Opposites attract and, together, they can make surprisingly gratifying decisions

Opposites may attract and drive each other a little crazy, but, together, they can make satisfactory decisions despite their divergent attitudes

– Boston College

Journal of Consumer Psychology

Law and Public Policy


Domestic Policy Driven by Intergovernmental Bodies Not Citizens, Research Finds

Citizens are increasingly being marginalized by intergovernmental organizations for the attention of national politicians and influence over domestic policies, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Social Sciences, May-2019


Why some rules are meant to be broken

Most research into compliance looks at how organizations follow regulations. Researchers at Vanderbilt and University of Virginia are among the first to examine whether the rules themselves could be contributing to violations.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Management

Automation in Government Jobs Will Affect Women, Minorities Disproportionately

Study finds that "occupational segregation" could result in women and minorities bearing the brunt of layoffs in state and local government as a result of automation.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Integrity

Robust UN troop levels required to quickly bring civil wars to peaceful resolutions

UB political scientists say their research suggests that peacekeeping forces of about 10,000 troops significantly improve the likelihood of ending hostilities.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Conflict Resolution

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

The Senate Takes Action to Strengthen Academic Nursing During National Nurses Week

AACN applauds the introduction of S. 1399 Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Announcements

University of Utah names new senior associate vice president for enrollment management

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Reed is pleased to announce that Steve Robinson has been selected as senior associate vice president for enrollment management. Robinson is currently assistant vice president and chief of staff for st...

– University of Utah

Stony Brook University Launches New Institute for Artificial Intelligence Discovery

Today, Stony Brook University officially launched the new Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation to advance AI research and apply the transformative power of innovation driven by AI across disciplines. The AI Institute will focus on four gr...

– Stony Brook University

Tulane launches online Doctorate in Social Work with Noodle Partners

The program, which will go live September 2019, is the first online doctorate program at Tulane and the only degree program of its kind in the Gulf South.

– Tulane University

Veterinary students’ AR app sparks new level of learning

Cornell University veterinary students can now get a leg up in learning equine anatomy, thanks to a custom-designed app created at the college.

– Cornell University

Speakers from Google, NBC to Keynote USC Viterbi School of Engineering Commencement Ceremonies Today, Friday, May 10, 2019

Yoky Matsuoka, Vice President, Product Management for Google; Ali Velshi, MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News; and Luiz André Barroso, Google Fellow and VP of Engineering, Core Systems, Google are speaking at USC Viterbi School of E...

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering





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