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Cal Poly Pomona Team Wins First NASA Student Design Challenge

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:20 EST

(image) A Cal Poly Pomona team has won the NASA Glenn Research Center's first University Student Design Challenge. During the four-month competition, 16 teams of students designed concepts for using aeronautics vehicles as a means to travel within city limits.(image)

MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs Into 2017 Accelerator Program

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:05:53 EST

Two Babson graduate alumni businesses--DropZone for Veterans and GEMS Boxes--have been named finalists in the 2017 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program.(image)

Vets4Warriors Recognized by Department of Defense for Its Support of Military Employees

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:05:12 EST

(image) Vets4Warriors, operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, receives prestigious Pro Patria Award(image)

Change at Work Linked to Employee Stress, Distrust and Intent to Quit, New Survey Finds

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:50:29 EST

At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared with those who haven't been affected by organizational change, according to a survey released by the American Psychological Association.(image)

Emotional Toll From Mass Trauma Can Disrupt Children's Sense of Competence

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:00:08 EST

(image) Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new Iowa State study, children with higher levels of competence were more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms following a traumatic event.(image)

How Grade School Science Projects Led to a Career

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 EST

Kevin Cox wanted to be a medical doctor from the time he was about five years old. He had a passion for helping people, and he especially wanted to help other kids. So he got serious about science in grade school -- so serious that he made really good grades on his science projects. And that led him to a difference career, but still in science with a goal of helping people.(image)

Thomas A. Saenz of MALDEF Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Cal State LA's Commencement 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:05:19 EST

(image) Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2017 Commencement at California State University, Los Angeles.(image)

American Psychological Association Criticizes White House Budget Proposal

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:25:11 EST

The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association.(image)

Texas Tech Pop Culture Expert Comments on Death of Sir Roger Moore

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:49 EST

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Graduation 2017: UVA Darden Graduates Encouraged to Find Meaning, Fulfillment

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:33 EST

(image) UVA Darden School of Business graduates heard from Dean Scott Beardsley and student speakers from all formats of the MBA program during the 2017 graduation ceremony.(image)

What Zombies Can Tell Us About Ourselves: Baylor University Pop Culture Critic Talks About 'Living with the Living Dead'

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:09 EST

(image) Quick, before it's too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month -- so it's high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that's more than a heads-up for zombie enthusiasts. Those who yawn at the notion of the living dead also have reason to take notice, suggests pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.(image)

Longtime Babson Faculty Celebrate Milestones

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:05:25 EST

This year, Babson College is celebr­ating the careers and accomplish­ments of a number of its longer serving and valued faculty members. Sydel Sokuvitz, Michael Fetters, Allan Cohen, Kent Jones, Robert McAuliffe, Dawna Dewire, William Coyle, Joanne Williams, and William Hebard are among those enjoying either 25, 35, or 40 year anniversaries at Babson College.(image)

University of Redlands Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:05:26 EST

(image) Innovative application of high-impact educational practices has earned the University of Redlands national recognition as a "College of Distinction."(image)

University of Kentucky Researchers Help Victims of Violence Manage Chronic Pain with Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:47 EST

(image) By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to regulate their body's sympathetic (flight or fight) tone and manage their pain.(image)

WVU Expert Says Terrorism Is 'Not a Muslim Thing'

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:07 EST

(image) Political and economic unrest, not religion or ethnicity, are often the causes of terrorist attacks like the one in Manchester, England. The response should not just center on increasing military action and security reinforcement , according to a West Virginia University expert in social and psychological responses to terrorism and other threats.(image)

Organized Sports Not Enough to Fulfill Activity Requirements, Kansas State University Study Finds

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:05:28 EST

(image) Organized sports don't provide children with nearly as much exercise as many parents might expect, according to a Kansas State University study.(image)

Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) Most Americans -- even average Democrats -- do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.(image)

New Test Could Help Gauge Depression Risk Following Natural Disasters

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:31 EST

(image) Pupil dilation could identify which individuals are at greatest risk for depression following disaster-related stress, and help lead to targeted interventions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.(image)

Ithaca College Physics Professor Making Digital Replica of Historic Revolutionary War-Era House

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:05:00 EST

(image) Using state-of-the-art 3D laser technology, Ithaca College Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is helping to preserve the historic Schuyler House -- once a home of Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law - in upstate New York.(image)

WWI Expert Available to Speak with Media on War's 100th Anniversary

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:50:44 EST

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Youth's Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:05:22 EST

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children's crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.(image)