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Fear the Dentist? Four Ways to Calm Your Nerves

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:36 EST

Going to the dentist doesn't top most people's list of favorite things, and for some it is downright terrifying. It's estimated that 9 to 15 percent of Americans skip or avoid the dentist due to fear. Keenly aware of this anxiety, some dentists use techniques to help patients overcome their fears.(image)

Political Left, Right Both Inspired by Utopian Hopes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:24 EST

(image) Studies explore moral convictions associated with same sex marriage, gun control(image)

What Now for Italy? Making Sense of the Referendum Vote

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:05:59 EST


Northwestern Hosts Crisis Communication Workshop Dec. 16

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:05:57 EST

(image) Executive education through Master of Science in Communication program Learn latest in evidence-based crisis planning from leading scholars, experts Experience a cyber crisis in real-time in an interactive, hands-on simulation(image)

Navigating the World of Student Loans

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:05:45 EST

(image) New, free resources are available online to help students and parents navigate the ins and outs of student loans.(image)

Professor Receives Coveted Fulbright Scholar Specialist Position

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:05:17 EST

(image) Longtime Cornell College Professor James Martin will travel to Germany this spring in a unique opportunity to take part in the Fulbright Specialist Program.(image)

Faculty Have Been Promoted to Full Professorship at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:05:36 EST

(image) Six faculty members at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have been promoted to full professor.(image)

Tulane University Releases Poll on Louisiana U.S. Senate Race

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:05:29 EST

(image) Tulane University's Department of Political Science released new survey results indicating a 19-point lead for Republican candidate John Kennedy going into next week's runoff election for U.S. Senator from Louisiana.(image)

America's Largest Student-Produced Musical Turns 75

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:05:20 EST

(image) Cast and crew boast more than 150 Northwestern students Runs Jan. 20-28 at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston Tickets on sale Nov. 28 - Five performances only(image)

Trailblazing Astronaut Physician to Keynote MLK Observance

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:05:00 EST

(image) First woman of color in space to deliver keynote Jan. 23 National poetry slam champion and educator to speak Jan. 16 Events include candlelight vigil, oratorical contest and more(image)

Study: Avoiding Spiritual Struggles and Existential Questions Is Linked with Poorer Mental Health

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:05:56 EST

(image) Fear of confronting the tensions and conflicts brought on by existential concerns--the "big questions" of life--is linked with poorer mental health, including higher levels of depression, anxiety and difficulty regulating emotions, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study.(image)

Local Children with Disabilities Get Help From Wichita State University Students

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:05:46 EST

(image) A collaborative effort between Wichita State University engineering and physical therapy students has provided new opportunities to three local children with disabilities. As part of the project GoBabyGo!, a retrofitting program created in 2006 by the University of Delaware, the WSU students have spent all fall semester modifying toy ride-on cars for the children.(image)

Gonzaga Senior Allie Burgett Fulfills Dream to Sing National Anthem at National Finals Rodeo

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:05:59 EST

(image) SPOKANE, Wash. - Allie Burgett, a Gonzaga University senior from Brewster, Wash., has been chosen by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. For Burgett, who is majoring in political science and criminal justice, it's a dream come true.(image)

Leading Researcher Bruce McCandliss to Address Brain Science and Educational Success at Seattle Event on December 6

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:05:00 EST

Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a renowned scholar on developmental cognitive neuroscience, will deliver a lecture titled "Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections" as part of the American Educational Research Association's Centennial Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.(image)

Study on American Jihadi Women, Experts on 'Low-Tech Terror' and Hate Speech Versus Free Speech in the Terrorism News Source

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:05:21 EST

For the latest research and experts on Terrorism go to the Terrorism News Source(image)

Federal Grants to Support UIC-Led Community Policing Programs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:05:03 EST

(image) The Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received two new federal grants to lead training in community policing and procedural justice.(image)

New Study Abroad Program Focuses on Post-Conflict Mental Health

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:05:46 EST

(image) A new Northwestern study abroad program will allow students to study the psychological impact of war in post-Soviet countries Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.(image)

Putting Fundamental Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Map

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

(image) The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health produced a far-reaching analysis of countries' efforts, since adoption of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to enact and address global rights, laws and policies affecting persons with disabilities.(image)

How Do Children Hear Anger?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:00 EST

Even if they don't understand the words, infants react to the way their mother speaks and the emotions conveyed through speech. What exactly they react to and how has yet to be fully deciphered, but could have significant impact on a child's development. Researchers in acoustics and psychology teamed up to better define and study this impact.(image)

Research Suggests Creatives Worry Less About Dying

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:05:15 EST

(image) Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University of Kent shows.(image)

'the Frankenstein Effect' of Working Memory: Researchers Examine How Brain Stimulation Affects Memory Reactivation

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:05:35 EST

(image) A new study from Nathan Rose, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, examined a fundamental problem your brain has to solve, which is keeping information "in mind," or active, so your brain can act accordingly.(image)

Rensselaer Announces More Than $24 Million Raised for Student Scholarship Support

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:05:28 EST

(image) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held its Inaugural Scholarship Gala--and announced that is has raised over $24 million in scholarship support in the last two years--at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City Nov. 17. The Gala raised support for the Institute's scholarship initiative, Bridging the Gap, and presented its newest honor, the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, to three recipients--IBM, Howard N. Blitman P.E., Class of 1950, and Curtis R. Priem, Class of 1982.(image)

Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children's Brain Development

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:05:16 EST

(image) The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with "normal" development.(image)

Aer Lingus and Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Announce Visual Guide for Air Travel That Assists Individuals with Autism

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:05:16 EST

(image) Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University have partnered to develop a visual guide that helps individuals with autism and related disorders prepare for and experience air travel.(image)