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UGA Study of Same-Sex Couples Reveals Causes of Work, Family Stress

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:05:55 EST

People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study.(image)

Graduate Science Training Pays Dividends in and Out of the Lab

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:05:33 EST

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.(image)

To Understand Rohingya Crisis, Look to Darfur

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:05:06 EST


Over 4,000 Patients, Caregivers and Staff Join John Theurer Cancer Center's 9th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:05:24 EST

(image) On Sunday, September 10, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation's leading hospitals for cancer, celebrated its largest and most successful Celebrating Life and Liberty event yet at MetLife Stadium.(image)

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:00 EST

(image) College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study from Tufts University's Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students.(image)

Voters Reward -- or Punish -- Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students' Achievement, Not That of Hispanics and African-Americans

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:57 EST

(image) Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.(image)

Midlife Depression May Stem From Tension with Mothers and Siblings

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:25:27 EST

(image) Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by an Iowa State University researcher found that tension with our mothers and siblings is associated with symptoms of depression.(image)

Flint Water Crisis Led to Lower Fertility Rates, Higher Fetal Death Rates, Researchers Find

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:41 EST

(image) Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there -- through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates -- compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a University of Kansas researcher.(image)

Study Suggests You Can 'Pick Up' a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:05:16 EST

(image) New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.(image)

Original Pizza Hut Building Gets New Location, Being Turned Into Museum at Wichita State University

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:00:03 EST

(image) The original Pizza Hut building at Wichita State University since 1986 was moved to WSU's new Innovation Campus on Monday, Sept. 18. It will be turned into a museum dedicated to the history of the world-famous pizza chain.(image)

Q&A: Is the United States Moving Towards Single Payer Health Care?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:05:58 EST

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Collaborative Partnership at Pacific University (Ore.) Benefits Football Student-Athletes and Health Program Students

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:05:07 EST

Collaboration Between Academic Programs and Intercollegiate Athletics Benefits Pacific University (Ore.) Football Student-Athletes(image)

One-Third of Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers, but Not for Lack of Jobs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:55:54 EST

There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia. The assumption is the majority aspire to a faculty career but drop out of the academic pipeline because there just aren't enough tenure-track jobs to go around.(image)

Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:05:44 EST

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.(image)

Daniel Rodriguez to Step Down as Law School Dean

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:05:33 EST

(image) Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will step down as dean at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today.(image)

Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump's U.N. Speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:15:32 EST

Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump's U.N. Speech(image)

Science Denial Not Limited to Political Right

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:05:10 EST

(image) A new study from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests people of all political backgrounds can be motivated to participate in science denial.(image)

A Look Back at the 2017 i.Lab Incubator

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:05:48 EST

The i.Lab Incubator, housed at the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab and operated by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business' Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recently wrapped up its intensive, 10-week 2017 program. More than 20 ventures, founded by students from schools across UVA as well as members of the local community, completed the program.(image)

Getting Emotional After Failure Helps You Improve Next Time, Study Finds

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:31 EST

(image) New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.(image)

New Report Sheds Light on How Effective Nonprofits Expand Their Reach Through Partnerships

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:01 EST

As funders, social innovators, policymakers and researchers pay greater attention to expanding the reach of effective programs, a new report analyzes how 45 nonprofits did just that by creating partnerships to serve more people while still maintaining program quality.(image)