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Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. Th...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Arts and Humanities


Reconstructing Fashion

Katherine Andersen, from Bronxville, NY, who majored in international relations, has a passion for costume construction. While studying abroad in the Netherlands during Fall 2018, she saw an exhibit at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on the Dutch trade ind...

– State University of New York at Geneseo

Addressing Gender Imbalance in Philosophy

Helping to address the significant gender imbalance in the field of philosophy, UC San Diego will once again host the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy, bringing 15 undergraduate students to campus from universities across the United States for ...

– University of California San Diego


Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

Thanks in part to a new residency program to train students in the intricacies of creating public art, boarded-up windows, concrete walls, and fertilizer bins will become canvases for large-scale art projects in 10 Iowa communities. One city also wil...

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Failure to launch: Parents are barriers to teen independence

National Poll: While most parents say they are doing enough to prepare their teen for adulthood, they gave low rankings of their teen’s ability to handle basic tasks.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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Zombies and the Psychology of Parenting Under Extreme Stress

Professor of psychology Steven Kirsh combined two of his passions, zombies and psychology, for his latest book: Parenting in the Zombie Apocalypse: The Psychology of Raising Children in a Time of Horror (McFarland, 2019). Kirsh begins by imagining th...

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– State University of New York at Geneseo

Zombie Apocalypse: The Psychology of Raising Children in a Time of Horror


The unpopular truth about biases toward people with disabilities

Contrary to popular belief, findings from Michigan State University suggest that biases toward people with disabilities increase with age and over time, but that people are less likely to show how they really feel publicly.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Social Issues

CONTAGIOUS ADDICTION: Opioid Prescriptions Increase Likelihood of Family Members’ Use

A new study in the American Sociological Review carefully traces the contagion of opioid use among families. The study’s conclusions should impact how and when opioids are prescribed, particularly when driven by patient demand.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review



Creating a diverse pipeline

PPPL's Undergraduate Workshop in Plasma Physics is aimed at creating a more diverse pipeline into the plasma physics and fusion energy fields by offering students workshops in plasma physics, coding, and vector calculus as well as hands-on experiment...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

California State University's Campuses Easing the Transition to College Life

Underserved students often arrive on campus with a unique set of challenges. The CSU’s Transition to College programs are helping them overcome barriers so they can hit the ground running.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Training high school teachers to implement engineering curriculum

Educators from eight high schools across the country participated in a two-week professional development institute at the University of Iowa to learn to implement the Engineer Your World curriculum, which engages students in hands-on engineering expe...

– University of Iowa

Law and Public Policy


2016 Election Linked to Increase in Preterm Births Among U.S. Latina

A significant jump in preterm births to Latina mothers living in the U.S. occurred in the nine months following the November 8, 2016 election of President Donald Trump, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

JAMA Network Open

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UIC opens new state-of-the-art living and learning community

The Academic and Residential Complex is the 10th residential hall on the UIC campus and newest since 2007

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Southland RISE awards $100,000 to 14 grassroots violence prevention programs on the South Side

The newly formed Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower) collaborative awarded $100,000 in grant funding to 14 community-based organizations for their summer violence prevention and recovery programs. Southland RISE is a col...

– University of Chicago Medical Center





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