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Expert: New Engine Puts Thomas and Friends on Track with Autism Community

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:05:07 EST

Theo Courtesy: Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends is set to introduce a new line of "experimental engines," including Theo, who is described as genuinely kind and caring, but with an awkward habit of blunt speaking. He also has a geared drive system that often does not run smoothly, making sudden jolts when his cogs jam.(image)



Law School Podcast: Cities, States and the Trump Administration

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:42 EST

(image) In the 13th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked.(image)



Why Leaving a Romantic Relationship is So Hard, Heavy Drinkers and Partner Violence, College Men Struggle to Understand Concent, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:40:23 EST

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source(image)



Lewis' Jamie Johnson Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:05:20 EST

The NCAA announced on Tuesday (Aug. 1) that former Lewis University women's basketball player Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) has been nominated by the Great Lakes Valley Conference and an independent selection committee for consideration for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.(image)



Raising the Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Neglect Cases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:05:13 EST

(image) Raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.(image)



FSU Research: Florida's Colleges Continue to Make Student-Centered Changes Based on 2013 Legislation

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:05:58 EST

(image) A new report by Florida State University's Center for Postsecondary Success found that institutional transformation remains the focus of institutions in the Florida College System as they continue to respond to a state law intended to address student success and developmental education reform in Florida's colleges.(image)



Teresa Woodruff Named Dean of the Graduate School

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:05:47 EST

(image) Teresa K. Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern, effective Sept. 1.(image)



The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership: A Public-Private Partnership

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:05:21 EST

(image) The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by the Darden School of Business' Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships.(image)



Innovative Texas Tech TechTeach Program Aims to Better Prepare First-Year Teachers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:05:32 EST

(image) When preparing for a lifelong career, six weeks or a semester of on-the-job training doesn't sound like much. Likewise, for most K-12 teachers, the brief period of student teaching might not be enough preparation to be able to walk into their first classroom as an effective educator. Supply and demand entered a critical stage in recent years when thousands of teachers were rushed into the workforce with minimal experience and support.(image)



'This Is Perfect': WFU Launches Engineering Program Enriched by Liberal Arts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:05:03 EST

(image) Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University's new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her. Vaughn is one of approximately 50 students in Wake Forest's first cohort of undergraduate engineering students who will begin taking classes at Wake Downtown later this month.(image)



Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:05:09 EST

(image) Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking - or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.(image)



Arizona State University and Amazon Bring First-of-Its-Kind Voice Technology Program to University Classrooms and Campus

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:30:56 EST

(image) Students at Arizona State University this year are taking part in a first-of-its-kind voice technology program on a university campus, with support from the Amazon Alexa team.(image)



A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:05:49 EST

(image) UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.(image)



Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:27 EST

(image) St. Mary's College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $240,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians in early American history (200-1850 AD).(image)






UIC's CHANCE Program Honored

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:07 EST

(image) UIC's CHANCE program to help recruit and retain students from underrepresented communities honored.(image)



Should I Stay or Should I Leave?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:06 EST

(image) A new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes decisions about staying in or leaving a romantic relationship so difficult, which could help therapists working with couples and stimulate further research into the decision-making process.(image)



Backpacks Can Mean Backaches for Back-to-Schoolers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:00:00 EST

With back-to-school quickly approaching, parents have already begun securing basic necessities like backpacks.(image)






CEOs Close to Trump Deciding When to Advise and When to Leave

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:05:31 EST

(image) Dean Bob Bruner of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business discusses the departure of many CEOs from President Trump's business advisory groups.(image)



Sociologists Present Research on Gender, Drug Use, Suicide and Religion

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:05:16 EST

(image) Faculty members and graduate students from Indiana University Bloomington presented research findings this week at the 112th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, a four-day meeting in Montreal.(image)



Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm, Study Finds

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:05:12 EST

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. While perpetrators of cyberbullying are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers say.(image)



Florida Flood Risk Study Identifies Priorities for Property Buyouts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:52 EST

A study of flood damage in Florida by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions.(image)



USC Annenberg Announces 2017-18 Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellow

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:05:34 EST

Brit Wigintton has been named the 2017-18 recipient of the Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellowship at USC Annenberg.(image)



UIC Urban Forum to Examine Influence, Future of Infrastructure

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:05:29 EST

(image) The University of Illinois at Chicago's 2017 Urban Forum brings together policymakers, civic leaders, researchers and journalists to discuss public infrastructure projects where people work and play, and to make well-designed urban plans that connect them.(image)