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Book Reveals Why Support of U.S. Global War on Terror Has Been Lukewarm

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) If President Donald Trump's administration hopes to pressure Muslim states into supporting the U.S. Global War on Terror, they would be wise to consider the findings in a new book showing showing historically weaker counterterrorism support from countries where the religion-state balance leans toward the former.(image)






UofL's School of Dentistry Boasts Top 15 National Ranking in Research Dollars

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:05:27 EST

(image) Thanks to a growing research enterprise, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry ranks 13th nationally in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funding for 2016- a jump from 17th in the previous year.(image)



Millennials in PR Feel Unprepared to Give Companies Advice on Ethical Dilemmas at Work, Study Finds

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:30:48 EST

(image) Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don't feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don't expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study.(image)



WashU Expert: Bathroom Is Source of Trauma for Transgender People

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:05:33 EST

A vast amount of evidence shows that bathrooms are often the site of abuse and trauma against transgender people, not the other way around, says an expert on transgender aging at Washington University in St. Louis.With Missouri considering legislation to become the latest state to pass a "bathroom bill" and President Trump rescinding rules on bathrooms for transgender students, the health of transgender people is at stake, said Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School, whose research explores the conditions under which LGBTQ people age well.(image)



Puzzle of the Maya Pendant

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:05:14 EST

(image) A UC San Diego archaeological dig found a jade pectoral pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding of Maya migrations and political history?(image)



Special Education Teachers Should Think Critically Before Investing in Unproven Practices, Professor Says

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:05:44 EST

Jason Travers argues in a new journal article that special educators and school leaders have a moral responsibility to evaluate new interventions and products designed for students with disabilities. Failing to do so can harm students, fail to educate them optimally, waste valuable school resources and lead to teacher burnout.(image)



Why We Fall for Fake News and How to Avoid It

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:05:00 EST

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Lynn Perry Wooten Named New Dean of Cornell University's Dyson School

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:05:49 EST

Lynn Perry Wooten, senior associate dean for academic and student excellence at the University of Michigan, has been named David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.(image)



Swarthmore Among Top Producers of Fulbright Winners

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:05:27 EST

(image) Swarthmore is once again among top producers of Fulbright winners in the U.S. this year, with three graduating seniors and an alumna receiving the honor last year through the College and another alumnus receiving the grant independently as an at-large candidate.(image)



Wolters Kluwer's PrepU Adaptive Learning Platform Exceeds 1 Billion Answers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:30:20 EST

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that students using its PrepU adaptive learning platform have submitted more than 1 billion responses to customized questions generated through formative assessments in their courses and preparation for licensure. Each new answer enhances the power of PrepU to deliver significantly higher pass rates and learning gains through personalized educational experiences and instruction. In turn, students gain test-taking confidence, while improving critical thinking skills essential for stepping into their clinical roles as practice-ready nurses.(image)









Kansas State University's Black Student Union Is Best in Big 12 for Ninth Time

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:13 EST

(image) Kansas State University's Black Student Union remains the best in the Big 12 Conference.(image)



IU School of Global and International Studies Convening America's Role in the World Conference

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:11 EST

(image) The second annual America's Role in the World conference at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington will address pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration, the nation and world.(image)



Do You Look Like Your Name? People Can Match Names to Faces of Strangers with Surprising Accuracy

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might - and others might think so, too. New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people's names to their faces, and it may have something to do with cultural stereotypes we attach to names.(image)



Wind Ensemble's Fast-Paced Concert to Present World Premieres

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:05:23 EST

(image) The University of Illinois at Chicago Wind Ensemble to perform.(image)






Discussion to Define Populism and Its Role in Economic Justice

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:05:34 EST

(image) Speaker to discuss populism.(image)



Public Health and Local Art Thought Leaders Collaborate to Improve Community Health

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:05:56 EST

(image) Solving complex social and health issues through arts and culture is the goal of a collaboration between University of Louisville's Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK) and IDEAS xLab.(image)









Dispelling Five Common Myths About Cyberbullying

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:24 EST

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The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:01 EST

(image) As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It's more likely, said Bergen, to predict the winning party in the next 62 presidential elections through the year 2264 than to pick all 63 games correctly in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.(image)