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Released: 18-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
University Awards Degree to Student Who Died from Covid-19
Academy Communications

“Robert was someone who just kept working and working, taking a class or two even as he held a full-time job,” said the university’s president. “He truly embodied the work ethic and the dedication to learning that many of our students represent.”

Newswise: Texas A&M University-San Antonio Announces First-Ever Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Released: 15-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Texas A&M University-San Antonio Announces First-Ever Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Academy Communications

Texas A&M University-San Antonio has named its first-ever intercollegiate athletics director. He is Darnell Smith--a former star high school athlete at nearby Taft High School in San Antonio, who will leave a university position in Oklahoma and return to his home town to help A&M-San Antonio launch its first intercollegiate athletics program.

Newswise: Math Professor & Probability Scholar on the Odds of Winning When Buying a Square at a Super Bowl Party
Released: 18-Jan-2019 4:05 AM EST
Math Professor & Probability Scholar on the Odds of Winning When Buying a Square at a Super Bowl Party
Academy Communications

Aaron Montgomery of Baldwin Wallace University offers insights on probability and placing a friendly bet at the office Super Bowl pool

Newswise: University Students, Faculty and Staff Start Each New School Year by Climbing Nearby NH Mountain
Released: 5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
University Students, Faculty and Staff Start Each New School Year by Climbing Nearby NH Mountain
Academy Communications

Since their campus was established near the base of Mt. Monadnock, 55 years ago, students, administrators and staff at Franklin Pierce U. start each new school year with a group excursion to the summit—the 2018 climb will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9th.

Newswise: Research Finds Link Between Reduction in Firearm Suicides and “Red Flag” Gun Laws
Released: 1-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT
Research Finds Link Between Reduction in Firearm Suicides and “Red Flag” Gun Laws
Academy Communications

With more than 20 “red flag” gun bills pending in state legislatures, risk-based gun seizure laws have emerged as a prominent policy option for reducing gun violence. A new study by Aaron Kivisto of the University of Indianapolis--appearing in the June edition of the journal Psychiatric Services--provides evidence that risk-based gun seizure laws do work and are saving lives.

Newswise: New NSF-Funded Initiative at Franklin Pierce U. will Help Academically Talented Low-Income Students Pursue Degrees, Careers in Sciences
Released: 5-Apr-2018 12:05 AM EDT
New NSF-Funded Initiative at Franklin Pierce U. will Help Academically Talented Low-Income Students Pursue Degrees, Careers in Sciences
Academy Communications

Franklin Pierce University is launching a new initiative to leverage its scenic 1200-acre campus for expanded undergraduate science research, while helping financially needy students pursue majors and careers in the sciences. The program is made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

Newswise: Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps, Create Solution to Help Consumers
Released: 22-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps, Create Solution to Help Consumers
Academy Communications

Computer science researchers at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio have developed a novel solution to inform mobile device users about the hidden misuse of their personal data.

Newswise: Researcher Reveals Emerging Differences Among Americans Who Live Together, Based on Social Class
Released: 14-Aug-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Researcher Reveals Emerging Differences Among Americans Who Live Together, Based on Social Class
Academy Communications

Amanda Miller of the University of Indianapolis studies how the experience of cohabitation is changing in America. Her latest research and new co-authored book reveal how the process of moving in and living together today often differs greatly by social class, and for men and women.

15-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Study: Living in a State with Weak Gun Laws Could Increase Risk of Being Shot by Police
Academy Communications

A new study finds that citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement compared to those living in states with the strongest gun laws.

Newswise: Binghamton U. Students Develop Affordable Mechanical Prosthetic Hand for Campus Employee Who Lost Her Hand at 18
Released: 12-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Binghamton U. Students Develop Affordable Mechanical Prosthetic Hand for Campus Employee Who Lost Her Hand at 18
Academy Communications

A group of six Binghamton University engineering students has created a functional biomechanical hand using 3D printing technology for an amputee who works on campus, as an opportunity to improve her life.

Newswise: Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips
Released: 15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips
Academy Communications

According to Dr. Julie Bailey, holiday travelers who bring pets along run the risk of compromising their trips or endangering pets, if they don’t plan ahead. Last-minute flyers may not realize airline rules may change, sedative or other drug options for pets depend on advance planning, and pet comfort require preparation.

Newswise: Philosophy Professor on the Return Of
Released: 13-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Philosophy Professor on the Return Of "The Walking Dead" and Our Cultural Fascination with Zombies
Academy Communications

Alden Stout, philosophy professor at Morningside College, says the ambiguities of the world of "The Walking Dead" serve as natural gateways to conversations about morality and personal consequences.

Newswise: Yiddish Language Courses Thriving at Binghamton University
Released: 20-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Yiddish Language Courses Thriving at Binghamton University
Academy Communications

Yiddish is a language spoken by few but remembered by many. The language is alive and well on many U.S. campuses--including Binghamton University in New York, where Yiddish classes, available since the 1980s, are seeing growth in enrollment and are consistently full to capacity.

Newswise: New Study of Toddlers Sheds Light on Value of FaceTime Video Chat as Meaningful Interaction
11-Jul-2016 12:05 AM EDT
New Study of Toddlers Sheds Light on Value of FaceTime Video Chat as Meaningful Interaction
Lafayette College

Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a soon-to-be-published study from Lafayette College that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time interactions.

Newswise: Hillary or Bernie? Scholar Has Studied Generational Political Differences Between Mothers & Daughters
Released: 22-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Hillary or Bernie? Scholar Has Studied Generational Political Differences Between Mothers & Daughters
Academy Communications

Krista Jenkins, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, has studied differences regarding issues of politics and feminism between women college students and their mothers.

Newswise: The Flipside of Holiday Eating: TWU Research Results in Unique Training on Food Poisoning, Allergic Reaction
Released: 15-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST
The Flipside of Holiday Eating: TWU Research Results in Unique Training on Food Poisoning, Allergic Reaction
Academy Communications

No one wants to end up in the ER with food-related illness. New free food safety videos created by a team of TWU nutrition & food sciences researchers are designed to lower that risk in America’s restaurants and kitchens.

Newswise: Lafayette College Helps Launch National Arts-Based Initiative on Community and Economic Development
Released: 8-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Lafayette College Helps Launch National Arts-Based Initiative on Community and Economic Development
Lafayette College

New initiative will help rural communities in different geographic locations demonstrate how artistic expression leads to community-wide empowerment and how the assets of local culture can develop economic sustainability.

Newswise: Beacon College Opens New Academic Year with Record Enrollment
Released: 24-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Beacon College Opens New Academic Year with Record Enrollment
Beacon College, College for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

A nearly 50-percent enrollment jump seen at nation’s first four-year college for students with learning differences.

Newswise: Lafayette College Archivist Offers Historical Context on Voyage of Hermione Replica Ship to U.S.
Released: 5-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Lafayette College Archivist Offers Historical Context on Voyage of Hermione Replica Ship to U.S.
Academy Communications

Diane Windham Shaw, scholar of the Marquis de Lafayette, is director of special collections and the college archivist at Lafayette College, and is an excellent source on Lafayette’s legacy as a key figure in the American Revolution.

Newswise: Scholar of Infectious Diseases & Animals on Avian Flu, Poultry and Consumer Concerns
Released: 28-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Scholar of Infectious Diseases & Animals on Avian Flu, Poultry and Consumer Concerns
Academy Communications

As a fast-moving virus forces U.S. poultry producers to kill millions of chickens and turkeys, Dr. Richard French of Becker College explains why this strain of avian influenza is different from others—and says food producers should brace for an even greater impact and loss.

Newswise: Sociologist’s Research on Gangsta Rappers Sheds Light on Emerging Path from Gang Culture
Released: 28-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Sociologist’s Research on Gangsta Rappers Sheds Light on Emerging Path from Gang Culture
Academy Communications

Morningside College Professor Geoff Harkness looks at diverse communities in the U.S. and abroad. His work has taken him to the streets, clubs and recording studios of Chicago to learn about the connections between rap music and gang culture.

Newswise: Finance Scholar Develops New Financial Model to Anticipate “Improbable Events” Impacting Stock Market
Released: 2-Apr-2015 3:05 AM EDT
Finance Scholar Develops New Financial Model to Anticipate “Improbable Events” Impacting Stock Market
Academy Communications

What if a better and more accurate approach to financial modeling existed, one that could anticipate, understand and minimize risk? Through his research, Professor Kevin Jacques says he has developed a new model to predict market fluctuations with great accuracy.

Newswise: The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College
Released: 13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College
Academy Communications

A new book by Harvey Mudd College Professor Paul Steinberg, is part of something bigger: The Social Rules Project, a free multi-media initiative developed by Steinberg and 100 students, which explores the institutional dimensions of today’s most pressing environmental problems.

Newswise: Confiding in Friends, Not Relatives, Shows Health Benefits in Older Adults, Following Loss of Spouse
Released: 9-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Confiding in Friends, Not Relatives, Shows Health Benefits in Older Adults, Following Loss of Spouse
Academy Communications

A Lafayette College study has found that older adults who lose their spouse tend to fare better health-wise if they have a friend—someone who is not a family member—in whom they can confide.

Newswise: Learning Disabilities Champion Patricia Latham to Deliver Beacon College Commencement
Released: 8-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Learning Disabilities Champion Patricia Latham to Deliver Beacon College Commencement
Academy Communications

This year’s commencement speaker at Beacon College will be Patricia Latham, Immediate Past President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and a founding member of Beacon College, America’s first four-year college for students with learning disabilities.

Newswise: New Study Reveals Weight Differences between Men & Women Struggling to Pay Bills
Released: 14-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST
New Study Reveals Weight Differences between Men & Women Struggling to Pay Bills
Academy Communications

Lafayette College researchers who took a closer look at debt struggles and weight differences between men and women found that for men, having trouble paying the bills tends to reduce the probability of being obese, while it appears to raise the probability of obesity for women.

Newswise: Decoding Springsteen
Released: 3-Jul-2013 2:30 PM EDT
Decoding Springsteen
Academy Communications

Stonehill College student's prize-winning senior thesis explores how America's recent disasters, natural and man-made, influenced Bruce Springsteen's songwriting.

Newswise: Scholars at Wheaton Use Technology They Developed to Unlock a Secret About a 10th Century Poem
Released: 3-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Scholars at Wheaton Use Technology They Developed to Unlock a Secret About a 10th Century Poem
Academy Communications

It seems “the old cut-and-paste” is even older than we thought. Student researchers at Wheaton College have uncovered a 1,200-year-old secret about an Old English poem: The author created the work not out of whole cloth, as previously believed, but by dividing an older poem into two pieces and inserting new material in the middle.

Newswise: University Researchers Develop New Approach to Cut Medicare Hospital Readmissions in Half
Released: 3-Jul-2013 1:00 PM EDT
University Researchers Develop New Approach to Cut Medicare Hospital Readmissions in Half
Academy Communications

Faculty and student researchers from Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University have developed a new program using social workers to keep recently discharged patients healthy and out of the hospital.

Newswise: California Western School of Law Program Helps Young Offenders Avoid Cycle of Violence and Jail
Released: 26-Nov-2012 5:00 PM EST
California Western School of Law Program Helps Young Offenders Avoid Cycle of Violence and Jail
Academy Communications

Award-winning law school course sends students into local detention facilities teach mediation skills to juvenile detainees, help them avoid life of incarceration.

Newswise: New Book Sheds Light on 20th Century Struggle that Made Sex a Civil Liberty
Released: 26-Nov-2012 4:00 PM EST
New Book Sheds Light on 20th Century Struggle that Made Sex a Civil Liberty
Academy Communications

Scholar of women’s history offers new understanding of momentum that launched America's sexual revolution.

Newswise: Law School Students Work with Calif. Small Businesses to Help Them Reach Out to Overseas Markets
Released: 26-Nov-2012 3:00 PM EST
Law School Students Work with Calif. Small Businesses to Help Them Reach Out to Overseas Markets
Academy Communications

New law school program helps small businesses expand internationally while providing students with real-world problem solving, understanding of evolving U.S. trade regulations.

Newswise: Students Explore Media Myths Through Seminar Course on School Shootings
Released: 26-Nov-2012 2:00 PM EST
Students Explore Media Myths Through Seminar Course on School Shootings
Academy Communications

Myth-busting college course introduces students to academic research by critically examining fact and fiction that often surround school shootings.

Released: 27-Sep-2012 8:00 AM EDT
Colleges Across the Country to Observe the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week
Academy Communications

Judith’s Reading Room partners with Lafayette College, Villanova University and USC to observe 30th anniversary of Banned Book Week--and students, faculty & staff to launch flash mobs and public readouts of top banned books.

Released: 6-Sep-2012 8:00 AM EDT
New Research: Overconfident CEOs Are Better Innovators
Academy Communications

New research reveals overconfident CEOs are more likely to pursue riskier projects with potentially greater rewards. David Hirshleifer at UC, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business and his coauthors published their findings in the latest edition of the Journal of Finance.

Newswise: Author, Scholar of Women and Relationships Explores Today's Reduced Expectations
Released: 31-Oct-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Author, Scholar of Women and Relationships Explores Today's Reduced Expectations
Academy Communications

Women are settling for less and learning to live with it, according to Patricia Leavy, a sociologist, novelist and scholar of women’s issues and popular culture at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

Newswise: Lafayette Kicks Off New Center for Global Change with Address by M. Gorbachev Oct. 19
Released: 12-Oct-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Lafayette Kicks Off New Center for Global Change with Address by M. Gorbachev Oct. 19
Academy Communications

Mikhail Gorbachev will deliver an address, “Perspectives on Global Change,” on Weds., Oct. 19, at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. The event celebrates the creation of the college’s new Oechsle Center for Global Education, and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Newswise: Which U.S. Metros Most Likely to Withstand Natural Or Economic Disaster?
8-Jul-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Which U.S. Metros Most Likely to Withstand Natural Or Economic Disaster?
Academy Communications

Researchers at the University at Buffalo examined more than 360 U.S. metro areas to determine which would be most likely to come out of the next recession, natural disaster or other regional “shock” relatively unscathed.

Newswise: New Research Reveals PG-13 Movies are Becoming More Violent
Released: 2-Mar-2011 12:30 PM EST
New Research Reveals PG-13 Movies are Becoming More Violent
Academy Communications

A just-published study by Stonehill College film scholar Ron Leone reveals a significant increase in violent content in films rated PG-13 in recent years.

Newswise: How Students on One Snowy N.H. Campus Beat the Winter Blues
Released: 27-Jan-2011 12:00 PM EST
How Students on One Snowy N.H. Campus Beat the Winter Blues
Academy Communications

While winter means snowbound doldrums on many college campuses, Franklin Pierce University uses its 1200-acre campus—and a series of outdoor-recreation activities—to help students beat the winter blues: turning the center of campus into a winter terrain park for student competitions; winter hiking and kite surfing; organizing weekly recreation outings on campus and at local winter-sports centers.

Newswise: Birds of Hope: College Students Help Local Boy with Cancer Donate Thousands of Paper Cranes to Pediatric Hospitals
Released: 6-Dec-2010 7:00 PM EST
Birds of Hope: College Students Help Local Boy with Cancer Donate Thousands of Paper Cranes to Pediatric Hospitals
Academy Communications

Lafayette College students, staff and other members of the campus community will come together on Saturday, December 11, to string together thousands of paper cranes—and continue a gesture that began in September, helping a local boy suffering from cancer reach out to others with a message of hope.

Released: 22-Nov-2010 9:00 AM EST
College Students Help Non-Verbal Children Communicate—Many for the First Time
Academy Communications

Undergraduate student-clinicians at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio are achieving unparalleled success in a new program helping non-verbal children—with diagnoses including Autism, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome—communicate, many for the first time.

Released: 17-Nov-2010 8:30 AM EST
Brubeck Institute Applauds New Clint Eastwood-Executive Produced Dave Brubeck Documentary
Academy Communications

American jazz legend Dave Brubeck turns 90 on December 6th, and scholars at the educational institute that bears his name are applauding the release of the new documentary “Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way” on TCM on his birthday.

Released: 21-Oct-2010 4:00 PM EDT
Tufts Project Reveals National Trend Among Charities Turning to New Video Technology to Tell Their Stories
Academy Communications

At time when many charities are creating online videos to showcase their work, a Tufts University team is launching a video contest to recognize nonprofits that help families, and reward aspiring filmmakers.

Newswise: Youth Scholars Offer New Research on Political Views of Young Americans
Released: 22-Dec-2009 11:00 AM EST
Youth Scholars Offer New Research on Political Views of Young Americans
Academy Communications

Dan Cassino says young Americans see little difference between political campaigns and messages and marketing strategies designed to pitch them an iPod. His new research shows that young voters today are different from any other generation.


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