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Article ID: 702350

New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps

University of Washington

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not in a camp," she writes, "but in a cell."

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17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 702349

How to Teach Student Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

University of Georgia

For 26 students at the University of Georgia, entrepreneurship is a way of life—it’s their friends, their home and their classwork. Part of the Launchpad, a new living, learning community, the students live together and take a seminar where they learn all about being an entrepreneur.

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17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 702346

Want a Happy Life? Live in a State with High Employment

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

In the study, the researchers measured unhappiness by the conditional probability of committing suicide within groups that are facing a higher unemployment rate and those that are not. Using individual-level US data from 1989 to 2004, their findings indicate that individuals have lower rates of suicide or are ‘happy’ when they live in a state that has lower unemployment rate.

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17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702330

Air Force Funds WVU Research on Morality in Human-Robot Interactions

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The MARIA Project, or Moral Agency in Robot-human InterActions, is funded by a three-year, $730,000 award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In that project, Jaime Banks is investigating people’s ideas about machines’ moral agency, meaning the ability to consider right and wrong and act on that consideration.

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17-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702322

SDSC’s Health CI Division, University of Rhode Island Announce Data Protection Agreement

University of California San Diego

The Health Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has partnered with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide an environment to protect a variety of data for researchers and PIs across the URI campus.

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16-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 702309

Research Suggests Pope Did Not Do Enough to Address Abuse in Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland.

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16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702306

Unlimited spending on television political ads fails to deliver votes

Iowa State University

Millions of dollars are spent on political ads, but does it pay off on Election Day? According to a study of the 2016 Iowa caucuses, candidates who spent more on TV ads generally received more support, but this does not suggest a candidate can buy an election.

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16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    16-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702178

Improving Tools for Modeling the Interaction of Fluids and Solids

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have received an award of nearly $385,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project to develop new and improved simulation tools for modeling physical problems relating to the interaction of fluids and solids, called fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems.

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15-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

Education


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