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WashU Expert: Porn Star Payment Raises Ethics Concerns

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:05:55 EST

(image) President Donald Trump's private lawyer claims that he personally sent $130,000 to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who stated that she had an affair with Trump a decade ago, long prior to his election. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, claimed the payment was legal. But Peter Joy, a legal ethics expert at Washington University in St.(image)



Book Looks at How 2016 Election Changed the Rules of Political Communication

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:05:10 EST

(image) The midterm election may signal more than a change of direction in Washington, said Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. It also may determine if 2016 was an anomaly or the new norm for future elections.(image)



Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal -- But in Different Ways

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:50:05 EST

(image) Republicans who believe that God is very involved with humanity are like Democrats -- more liberal -- when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study. Meanwhile, Democrats who see God as a strict father tend to agree about with "an eye-for-an-eye" policy when it comes to harsher criminal punishment and military solutions to foreign conflicts.(image)



UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:05:28 EST

(image) Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition "Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity," celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means to address issues of race and gender.(image)



Rabbi Abraham Skorka Named University Professor at Saint Joseph's University

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:05:25 EST

(image) Saint Joseph's University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University's Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to develop and expand its educational and research programs with the goal of promoting deeper understanding between Catholics and Jews.(image)



Saint Louis University Announces Second Major Gift from Chaifetz Family, Naming Chaifetz School of Business in Honor of $27 Million Total Contribution

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:05:45 EST

(image) Saint Louis University announced today that SLU alumnus and trustee Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and his wife Jill Chaifetz have increased their giving to $27 million, including $15 million to the University's business school. In 2007, the couple provided the lead gift of $12 million that enabled the construction of Chaifetz Arena.(image)






WVU Students Selected for Legislative Internships

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:28 EST

(image) Eleven students from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University have been selected to intern at the West Virginia State Legislature this semester.(image)



Assassination of Political Leaders Connected to Increase in Social Conflict

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:11 EST

(image) An increase in social conflict increases the likelihood of assassinations of political leaders, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.(image)






Hitting Rock Bottom After Job Loss Can Be Beneficial, Study Shows

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:05:34 EST

(image) Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.(image)



What Women Want-- How Personal Desire Impacts Pressure for Sex

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:05:04 EST

(image) New research finds young women who value their own desires as much as their partner's, are less likely to engage in unwanted sexual activity.(image)



Incentive Reform Key to Racial Equity in America's Cities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:05:51 EST

Tax increment financing (TIF) and other development incentives have become American cities' primary means of encouraging local economic development. A new study by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that TIF incentives could promote racial equity by using greater transparency and more equitable targeting of the locations where tax incentives are used.(image)






Expert Studies 'Averted School Shootings'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:16 EST

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Want a Great Employee? Hire a Liberal Arts Major

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:36 EST

(image) In his new book, San Jose State business professor Randall Stross makes the case for humanities graduates as among the most versatile and flexible workers.(image)



Why Are Some Presidential Remarks More Memorable Than Others?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:30:34 EST

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Study Shows Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol Is a Risky Behavior

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:15:24 EST

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist. The findings contradict the common belief that letting kids sip and taste alcoholic drinks is harmless, and might even help to promote responsible drinking later in life.(image)



Comic Book Expert Calls 'Black Panther' a 'Cultural Milestone' for Genre

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:05:04 EST

(image) Part of the reason Marvel's "Black Panther" has seen so much success is because it came along at the right time both culturally and politically, said Blair Davis, an associate professor of media and cinema studies in DePaul University's College of Communication. His latest book, "Comic Book Movies," will be available April 19 through Rutgers University Press.(image)



NBC's Primetime Olympic Broadcast Features More Male Athletes by Significant Margin

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:05:02 EST

(image) NBC's primetime broadcast of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games has highlighted men's events significantly more than women's events, according to research co-conducted by the University of Delaware.(image)



McCombs School of Business to Offer Entrepreneurship Minor

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:35:14 EST

Starting Fall 2018, the McCombs School of Business will offer a cross-campus entrepreneurship minor option to all undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.(image)



Real Talk: A View From the Obama White House

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:05:44 EST

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management will host a star-packed panel of former Obama administration officials Tuesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the forces that shape the nation's executive branch.The panel, moderated by alumna Dorothy Tucker, includes veteran staffers from the Obama White House: Roy L. Austin, former deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for urban affairs, justice and opportunity; Don Graves, Vice President Joe Biden's former director for domestic and economic policy; and Tonya Williams, Vice President Biden's former director for legislative affairs. The event was coordinated with the help of visiting associate professor Ben Harris, who served as the chief economist and the economic adviser to Vice President Biden.(image)