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Arts and Humanities


Rutgers Course Explores How Mississippi Delta is Still Healing 64 Years After Emmett Till’s Murder

What would justice look like for Emmett Till 64 years after his death became a symbol of the U.S. civil rights movement? Rutgers scholar Christine Zemla traveled to the Mississippi Delta to pose that question to the Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Till’s...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Missile Strike False Alarm Most Stressful for Less Anxious Hawaiians, Study Finds

After learning that a warning of a missile headed to Hawaii was a false alarm, the most anxious local Twitter users calmed down more quickly than less anxious users, according to a study of tweets before, during and after the event, published by the ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 25-Jul-2019 at 09:00 ET

Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questio...

– Ohio State University

Early Childhood Research Quarterly


Queen’s research finds Nazi members were more upwardly mobile during the Third Reich

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast’s Management School has found that members of Nazi organisations were more upwardly mobile and climbed higher up the social ladder than non-members during the Third Reich.

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2019 at 19:05 ET

With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat

Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like the taste of vegetables, bitter greens, in particular.

– University at Buffalo

Chemical Senses

How random tweaks in timing can lead to new game theory strategies

Most game theory models don’t reflect the relentlessly random timing of the real world. In a new paper, two economists and a physicist model what happens when players receive information or act at random times, which could make a big difference in ...

– Santa Fe Institute

Berkeley Electronic Journal of Theoretical Economics


Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships

Facebook can help first-semester college students maintain relationships with high school friends and assist them in creating new friendships, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, May-2019

Study examines how gentrifiers' race affects retail development

Growth of “gentrification-oriented” retailers faster in areas gentrified by whites

– University of Illinois at Chicago

City and Community


Using visual imagery to find your true passions

You may think you know what you like – how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. But a new study suggests that your pre-existing self-beliefs, as well as cultural stereotypes, may interfere with your memories and keep you from rememberin...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General



Exposing STEM Students to Diversity Improves Innovation, Performance

As technology and science continue to play an even greater role in everyday lives, training and developing the next wave of scientists needs to evolve. Noncognitive factors and new strategies to more fully engage each student and promote an inclusive...

– American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

69th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2019 at 09:00 ET

Rural students prepare for STEM majors through new summer camp

Nine West Virginia students starting college this fall attended an immersive, on-campus STEM research camp. It's part of an NSF INCLUDES grant to improve college enrollment and retention rates of first-generation rural STEM majors.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Smaller class size means more success for women in STEM

A new study demonstrates that increasing class size has the largest negative impact on female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and offers insights on ways to change the trend.

– Cornell University


Darden Alum-Led Diversity Program Prepares Indian Women for Finance Careers

Darden alumnus Amit Chakarabarty conceptualized the CFA Institute Young Women in Investment initiative to help close the gender gap in the investment industry in India.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Students from 193 countries to send 500 spacecraft to the moon

Teams of high-school and college students from all 193 countries of the United Nations will send 500 miniature spacecraft to the surface of the moon as part of the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE).

– Cornell University


Brand Citizenship: Consumer Expectations and Societal Shifts Drive Brands Taking Stands

The brand promises made between consumer and company in the 20th century typically pertained to aspirational experiences the consumer could expect to receive. In the 21st century, the brand promise has become more nuanced, and more complicated.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A parent’s guide to kindergarten readiness

Students entering kindergarten who were behind in their social-behavioral development were more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled in the future.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Law and Public Policy


Government practice of revoking citizenship threatens due process guaranteed by the Constitution, according to law journal

Denaturalization is the revocation of a naturalized immigrant’s U.S. citizenship by the federal government. The practice is becoming more common under the Trump administration.

– Case Western Reserve University

New York University Law Review


How to thrive when foreign competitors enter your market

Researchers from University of Texas A&M and University of Texas at Austin published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how incumbent domestic companies can use marketing tools to counter the threat of foreign entrants after the do...

– American Marketing Association (AMA)

Journal of Marketing

Political marketing researcher eyes branding in lead-up to 2020 presidential election

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign underway and more than 20 candidates vying to be the Democratic standard bearer, how the sides market themselves is more important than ever in a politically-fractured country, said Bruce Newm...

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– DePaul University


The truth behind racial disparities in fatal police shootings

Contrary to what many think, a comprehensive and sweeping review of all fatal police shootings across the nation reveals

– Michigan State University


Embargo expired on 22-Jul-2019 at 15:00 ET

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Backgrounder by CFR Editorial Staff. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, July 2, 2018.

Who Counts in the 2020 U.S. Census?

CFR In Brief by Zachary Laub. If the Trump administration succeeds in securing citizenship data, the 2020 census could transform the way in which political power is distributed in the United States.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, July 18, 2019.

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Calls on Amazon's Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

Jeff Bezos,’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion therapy” because there is insufficient scientific evidence that such practices are safe, especially for young people ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

WVU College of Law Professors Fought to Disclose Opioid Pill Data

Patrick McGinley and Suzanne Weise represented pro bono the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail and its parent company, HD Media, in a year-long federal court legal battle to force the public release of government information identifying the volu...

– West Virginia University

LifeWire Announcement

Psychologists Focus on Combating Suicide

Special session at APA's Annual Convention brings together leading experts to address growing suicide crisis

– American Psychological Association (APA)

CUR Social Sciences Division Selects Grinnell Professor as First Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Awardee

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Social Sciences Division has selected Sarah J. Purcell (Grinnell College) as the inaugural recipient of its Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Award

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Psychology Addresses Deep Poverty

Opening session at APA's Annual Convention to focus on psychology of subsisting well below poverty line

– American Psychological Association (APA)





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