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Institute to Host Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

(image) The Center for Financial Studies in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a one-day workshop titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services. The workshop will take place on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium on campus.(image)

Costa's Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildfires News Source

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:25:23 EST

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source(image)

Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Animal Study Connects Fear Behavior, Rhythmic Breathing, Brain Smell Centers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:05:58 EST

(image) There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. Connecting patterns in these interactions may help explain why practices such as meditation and yoga that rely on rhythmic breathing can help people overcome anxiety-based illnesses.(image)

An Unprecedented Look at CSU Students' Food and Housing Insecurity

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:05:27 EST

(image) It's a startling and important pair of statistics: 42 percent of California State University students experienced low food security, and 11 percent reported being homeless at some point during the previous year.(image)

SLU Students Learn Italian Playing Assassin's Creed

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:05:50 EST

(image) A Saint Louis University professor has developed a method for teaching a new language through gaming.(image)

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:05:34 EST

(image) Four Harvard Medical School scientists have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesClass of 2018 for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.(image)

Dodo's Violent Death Revealed

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:05:00 EST

(image) The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick.(image)

University of Washington Professor's 'ArchitectureTalk' Podcast Explores Topics 'at the Edge of the Known'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:05:39 EST

(image) Vikram Prakash of the University of Washington College of Built Environments says his weekly "ArchitectureTalk" podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student's idea.(image)

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:25:41 EST

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American's expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.(image)

Wayne State Political Science Professor Receives NSF Funding to Explore Constraints on Policy Learning After Disasters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:05:48 EST

(image) With the help of a $55,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Kristin O'Donovan, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will explore the limits on policy learning about disaster mitigation after a community has experienced a disaster. O'Donovan will also seek to understand why one community may be more vulnerable to a disaster than its neighbor.(image)

California's Next Major Earthquake Could Cause $100 Billion in Losses, Strand 20,000 in Elevators

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:05:45 EST

Northern California's next big earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses. One in four buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area could be unsafe to re-enter after a major earthquake or would be otherwise limited in their usability.(image)

The End of the Castros Era?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:51 EST

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan professor of sociology and American culture, has spent decades researching the exodus of Cubans over the half century since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.(image)

Gardner Institute Partners with Volcker Alliance to Improve State Budgeting

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:46 EST

The new Utah law, titled Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amendments, requires the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst to evaluate current and long-term trends relating to taxes and federal fund receipts and requires the initiation of a three-year cycle of analysis on revenue volatility and other budget matters.(image)

Study: Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective Long After Patients Stop Treatment

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:44 EST

(image) Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term treatment, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University.(image)

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Alert Federal Agents to Potential Terrorist Threats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:43 EST

(image) Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.(image)

'A Starry Night' Is a Family Affair

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:27 EST

This weekend, Northwestern alumni will produce "A Starry Night," the School of Communication's star-studded variety show and reunion.(image)

Diving Into the History of Planned Communities in Iowa State Honors Seminar

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:30:04 EST

(image) This spring, Iowa State University students examined planned and ideal communities in "A Good Place," an honors seminar that took students on a journey through former and existing planned communities in the U.S. and utopian and egalitarian ideals, including studies of the Amana Colonies in Iowa and an assignment to create their own hypothetical planned community.(image)

57 WVU Students Travel to Nicaragua to Address Medical Needs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:05:52 EST

(image) For the last nine years, the West Virginia University Global Medical and Dental Brigades groups have worked in collaboration with Global Brigades to facilitate work in Latin America. This spring, the largest group to ever travel from WVU worked in rural Nicaragua for nine consecutive days, serving members of a highly resource-reduced region of the world.(image)

Legal Scholar Available to Speak About Infertility Awareness

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:05:30 EST

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WVU Student Researching Effects of Reproductive Politics on West Virginia Women

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:41 EST

(image) West Virginia University junior Ashley Brash is researching the effects of reproductive politics on women in West Virginia. Brash's research focuses on interpreting actions by legislators and construction of arguments against abortion and allowance of access to reproductive healthcare.(image)

Hello, Mr. President -- About the Environment...

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:05:10 EST

Students at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a challenge: You've met the president in an elevator. What do you tell him about the environment? In observance of Earth Day, the students wrote "elevator speeches" to have at the ready if they happened to encounter President Donald Trump as a captive audience, however briefly.(image)

NYU's Center for Ancient Studies to Host "The Origins of the Arts"--April 26-27

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:50 EST

New York University's Center for Ancient Studies will host "The Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo sapiens," the annual Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, on Thurs., April 26 and Fri., April 27.(image)