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Arts and Humanities


Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book

A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it is today in a new book.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Becoming America’s Playground: Las Vegas in the 1950’s

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Do single people suffer more?

Researchers at the University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT, Hall, Austria) and the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) have confirmed the analgesic effects of social support - even without ver...

– De Gruyter

Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Tech Time Not to Blame for Teens’ Mental Health Problems

A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad.

– University of California, Irvine

Clinical Psychological Science


Australian men on top when it comes to life expectancy

Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

– Australian National University

Population Studies



Project forges pathways for underrepresented faculty

Researchers at West Virginia University are helping universities nationwide overcome barriers to STEM faculty careers for women and underrepresented minorities.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


College Football Kickoff: Darden Executive MBA Students Crack Case on Boosting UVA Home Game Attendance

Executive MBA Class of 2021 at the Darden School of Business got a crash course in Wahoo spirit with a tour of Scott Stadium — home field of the University of Virginia Cavaliers football team — and an inside look at football operations from leade...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden, The House Inc. Develop DC-Area Young Leaders Through First EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute Class

The EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute’s first class has earned its Certificate in Leadership.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Mumbai Students Look for Geohazards on the Horizon

A U.S. team is in Mumbai this month working on disaster management curriculum with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS is the only institution in all of Mumbai — one of the world's largest cities with 19 million people — to offer a...

– Michigan Technological University

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Law and Public Policy


Spikes in Handgun Purchases After High-Profile Events Linked to More Firearm Injuries

A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases...

– UC Davis Health

Injury Epidemiology

Embargo expired on 25-Aug-2019 at 20:00 ET


Low-Grade to High-End: Waking Up the Myanmar Coffee Market

In less than five years, Myanmar coffee went from a low-grade commodity to a high-value specialty sold for premium prices globally. Through training in farming, expertise and training itself — as well as attention to both the supply and demand side...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Legal Limits Apply to Making a Child Pray

A family that prays together, stays together; it’s an enduring maxim, but what if a child no longer wishes to pray? A new book by Flinders University law lecturer Dr Esther Erlings analyses the law related to parents forcing their children to manif...

– Flinders University

Religious Rights Within the Family: From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2019 at 20:00 ET

In Harm’s Way: UCLA Study Finds Child Labor Protections Lacking in Many Countries

Dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that could be harmful or interfere with their education, according to a study by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

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Path to 2060: UVA Darden Report Explores Low-Carbon Technologies to Sustainably Feed the World

A new report from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business explores best practices and new technologies that hold promise for decarbonizing global agriculture.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Welcomes Record Number of Women to Class of 2021

UVA Darden welcomed several new classes of students to Grounds in August: the full-time MBA Class of 2021 with a record-setting 40 percent women, the Executive MBA Class of 2021 with a record 139 students and the Master of Science in business analyti...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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