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St. Mary's Professor to Participate in Upcoming Webinar From the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:05:18 EST

(image) Laraine Glidden, distinguished professor of psychology emerita at St. Mary's College, will be one of three participants in a webinar from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on the public health approach to the issue of maltreatment of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.(image)

Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students' Licensing Exam

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:05:08 EST

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical training, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The licensing exams for graduating medical students have a surprisingly limited number of test items about obesity prevention and treatment.(image)

Number of Women Who Take Maternity Leave Has Stalled

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EST

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found. During the same time, the number of fathers taking paternity leave more than tripled.(image)

Medill, Foley Foundation Offer Safety Guide for Journalists

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:47 EST

Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation -- with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance -- have published an online curriculum guide for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting on conflicts, terrorism and violent unrest around the world.(image)

Northwestern Professors Teach Inmates at Stateville

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:28 EST

A course on mass incarceration, taught by a Northwestern University professor to inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, has turned into an unlikely literary launch pad for the students whose stories were published online by The New YorkerThe 15 inmates were taking a class from Jennifer Lackey, the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy and director of Graduate Studies in the 
Department of Philosophy in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, at the prison in Joliet, Illinois.(image)

Northwestern Law to Honor Canadian Judge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:25 EST

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, who serves on the Supreme Court of Canada, will receive a top honor for courage in the face of adversity from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) and deliver an address on international law. Abella will be honored as the fourth annual Global Jurist of the Year and give a talk titled "Has International Law Kept Up With the World?" at noon, Wednesday, Jan.(image)

IPO, Investor Communications Focus of Securities Institute

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05:03 EST

Preparing for and executing an IPO, earnings releases, earnings call and other investor communications are among key topics to be covered during the 44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law from Jan. 23 to 25 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.Led by top securities law practitioners, this year's institute includes perspectives from in-house and private-practice attorneys, scholars and regulators about recent laws and developments in the corporate and securities law fields.(image)

Trump Presidency to Affect the Quality of Financial Reporting Information

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:05:09 EST

The number of companies using 'creative accounting techniques' can be expected to increase in Republican-governed states and decrease in Democrat-governed states when Donald Trump becomes US President tomorrow, according to new research from the University of Bath.(image)

International Case Against Mexico Seeks Recognition of the Right to Community Integration for People with Disabilities Locked in Institutions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:05:04 EST

Disability Rights International (DRI) and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law filed a case Wednesday with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the egregious human rights violations against 37 persons with disabilities who were detained at the 'Casa Esperanza' institution in Mexico City, Mexico.(image)

One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends' Facebook Accounts

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:05:26 EST

(image) Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.(image)

One Night Stand Regrets

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:05:03 EST

How we feel after 1-night stands has a lot to do with our gender -- and evolution.(image)

Twitter Suited President-Elect Trump Perfectly While Lowering the Quality of Public Discourse

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:05:06 EST

Texas Tech professor Brian L. Ott argues the angry and degrading rhetoric exuded by the next president was suited perfectly for and enhanced by the platform's characteristics.(image)

Academic Advising and Technology: Vital Tools for Timely Graduation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:30:45 EST

(image) ​Strong academic advising has always been a key strategy in helping CSU students navigate a path to graduation, however, academic advising is more critical now than ever before with the unveiling of the Graduation Initiative 2025.(image)

Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:05:54 EST

(image) Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers' perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday. Results in the journal Social Forces.(image)

Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:05:08 EST

(image) Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.(image)

Robert Adam named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:05:36 EST

(image) Robert Adam, an architect known for his scholarship as well as his practice, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Adam, the 15th Driehaus Prize laureate, will be awarded the $200,000 prize and a bronze miniature of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during a ceremony on March 25 (Saturday) in Chicago.(image)

Hip-Hop Artist Ryan Lewis Surprises, Delights Gonzaga Students in Conversation on Leadership in Arts

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:05:50 EST

(image) SPOKANE, Wash. - Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program's Fishbowl conversation.(image)

Mayor of Buffalo Honors President Conway-Turner at MLK Scholarship Breakfast

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:10:34 EST

(image) Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, '83, honored Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner earlier this week with a proclamation declaring that January 16, 2017, was "Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner Day" in the City of Buffalo.(image)

Public Education in U.S., South Africa Topic of Forum

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:05:33 EST

(image) Yearlong seminar series exploring the meaning of freedom in three international and social contexts.(image)

Spatial Planner to Head Urban Planning and Policy at UIC

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:05:32 EST

(image) Zorica Nedović-Budić, an expert in spatial planning and technologies, is the new head of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.(image)

Saint Louis University to Teach Skills to Intervene When Child Discipline Crosses the Line

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:05:04 EST

(image) Should a bystander intervene if he or she sees an adult screaming at or hitting a child? Saint Louis University is studying how and when to take action.(image)

MOCA Helps Boost Minority Student Retention and Success at Iowa State

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:05:18 EST

(image) The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home.(image)

Mandarin Makes You More Musical?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:05:33 EST

(image) Mandarin makes you more musical - and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That's the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don't' rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano.(image)

Do Politicians Need Pop Stars? The Inauguration Query

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:05:01 EST