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Newswise: CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees

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CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Cristian Bahrim (Lamar University) and Sanju Gupta (Western Kentucky University) have been selected as the 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees of the Council on Undergraduate Research's Physics and Astronomy Division.

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20-Aug-2019 7:30 AM EDT

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Newswise: City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows
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    20-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717534

City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows

University of Vermont

New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit—and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four hours. The effect is so strong that it’s equivalent to the mood spike on Christmas, the happiest day each year on Twitter. With increasing urbanization and mood disorders, this research may have powerful implications for public health and urban planning.

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15-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Campaign for UC San Diego Hits Historic $2B Milestone

Article ID: 717692

Campaign for UC San Diego Hits Historic $2B Milestone

University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego announced that the Campaign for UC San Diego has achieved its $2 billion fundraising goal three years early. As of July 24, 2019, the campus raised $2.04 billion through donations from 135,367 unique donors with gifts ranging from $10 to over $100 million.

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19-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717677

Online Brain Games Can Extend in-Game ‘Cognitive Youth’ Into Old Age, UCI-Led Study Finds

University of California, Irvine

A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior. This is an increasingly valuable skill, given today’s daily information onslaught, which can divide attention and be particularly taxing for older adults.

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19-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Comparing Your House to Your Neighbors’ Can Lead to Dissatisfaction

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Comparing Your House to Your Neighbors’ Can Lead to Dissatisfaction

Iowa State University

Satisfaction with your home can depend on its size compared to your neighbors’ homes, according to new Iowa State University research. Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of community and regional planning, found that people are more likely to be dissatisfied with their house if it is smaller than their neighbors’.

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19-Aug-2019 3:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Zimmerli Art Museum Presents Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

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Zimmerli Art Museum Presents Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein comes to Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Zimmerli Art Museum on Sept. 3 and will examine works by celebrated artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Isamu Noguchi, Dorothea Tanning and includes the return of Helen Lundeberg’s Self Portrait (1944) which belongs to the Zimmerli Art Museum and has been a prominent part of the traveling exhibit. In conjunction with the exhibit’s infusion of art and science, Rutgers physicists, engineers and astronomers will also incorporate the exhibit into upcoming curriculum, programs and a symposium.

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19-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: ‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

Article ID: 717652

‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are in awe over all the support shown for their dog rescue shelter simulation game, whose $16,000 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter was reached in just over 48 hours.“We have been totally blown away by the amount of support that we’ve received for this project,” said Olivia Dunlap, one of the UA Little Rock graduate students who created “To The Rescue.

Released:
19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717647

Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Researchers Say

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.

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19-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Research Shows That Conflict Avoidance Is How Society Overcomes Violence

Article ID: 717637

Research Shows That Conflict Avoidance Is How Society Overcomes Violence

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Historically, Americans have chosen conflict avoidance over violence in property rights.

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19-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Keeping Teachers in the Classroom

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Keeping Teachers in the Classroom

Texas A&M University

Teacher turnover is plaguing the United States. Each year, more than 200,000 teachers leave the profession, most for reasons other than retirement. Dr. Hersh Waxman, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, found that solving the problem begins with targeting teacher self-efficacy through literacy coursework and mentorship.

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19-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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