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Dittmar Gallery Hosts Community Exhibit on Nature of Memory

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00:14 EST

(image) "Imprints of the Mind," a juried exhibit of community-submitted work that explores the themes of memory and identity, will be presented at Northwestern University's Dittmar Memorial Gallery. An opening reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, and the show will continue through April 28 in the Dittmar Gallery in Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.(image)



New UWM Degree Meets Growing Demand for Advanced Skills in Information Technology

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:05:29 EST

MILWAUKEE _ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies is introducing a new online Master of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree to teach information technology workers new skills that will advance their careers in the fast-evolving field.The interdisciplinary program, which includes courses from multiple UWM schools and colleges, is broader than a traditional master's degree in computer science.(image)



Increasing Savings at Tax Time

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:05:10 EST

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.The study was conducted as part of the Refund to Savings Initiative, a collaboration of academic researchers and tax industry experts from the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, Duke University and Intuit Inc.(image)



Winning Contest Images Combine Art and Discovery of Science

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:05:55 EST

(image) Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the university's 2017 Cool Science Image Contest.(image)



Work in the US: The Tenuous Present and Uncertain Future

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:05:26 EST

(image) Dave Hendrick has captured insights shared at the Miller Center's forum "From Unions to Uber -- the Future of Work in America" by UVA Darden Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner and Chris Lu, senior fellow at the Miller Center and former deputy secretary of labor in President Obama's administration.(image)



Require Business Training for Medical Students, Who Will Need Such Skills to Lead Complex Health Care Enterprises, Johns Hopkins Experts Propose

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:05:07 EST

Two Johns Hopkins University professors recommend a "Management 101" course be embedded into the curriculum of medical schools.(image)



Cold Symptoms Feel Worse When People Feel Lonely

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST

Having a cold is bad enough, but having a cold if you're lonely can actually feel worse, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.(image)



Michael Galyean Selected as Texas Tech Provost

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:05:24 EST

(image) After serving as Texas Tech University's interim provost since Aug. 1, Michael Galyean, Ph.D., has been selected as Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and will begin his appointment immediately. Previously dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources since 2010, Galyean took over as interim provost following Lawrence Schovanec's appointment as president.(image)



Creator of The Onion to Present "The Real Story of Fake News"

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:45:40 EST

St. Mary's College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss "The Real Story of Fake News" in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture.(image)



NYIT Names Henry C. "Hank" Foley as Fourth President

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:45:00 EST

(image) The Board of Trustees of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) today announced the appointment of Henry C. "Hank" Foley, Ph.D., as NYIT's fourth president, effective June 1. Foley has been serving as interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia since November 2015.(image)



Capitol Hill's Alumni Networks Attract Influence, PAC Money

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:05:46 EST

Capitol Hill's alumni networks attract influence, PAC money(image)



Increase in Gas Prices Associated with Increase in Child Maltreatment

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:05:39 EST

Increases in gasoline prices are associated with increases in child maltreatment referral rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis."Because fluctuations in the price of gas affect the amount of disposable income available to families, the results suggest that changes in disposable income predict changes in child maltreatment," said Michael McLaughlin, doctoral student and  author of the study "Less Money, More Problems: How Changes in Disposable Income Affect Child Maltreatment," published in the upcoming May issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.(image)






Society for Nutrition and Behavior to Host 50th Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:14 EST

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) will host its 2017 Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC from July 20-24. The premier gathering for nutrition education professionals worldwide, the Annual Conference allows attendees to connect with hundreds of nutritionists from various professions, including extension, public health, government, academia, industry and community settings.(image)



Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:00 EST

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica entitled Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance.(image)



98% of 2016 WFU Grads Employed or in Grad School, New Data Shows

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:05:34 EST

(image) New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school (based on a 91 percent knowledge rate).(image)



Helen Mirren, Branford Marsalis Among Those to Be Honored at Tulane Commencement

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:05:15 EST

(image) Four people who have made significant contributions to bettering the world will receive honorary degrees at Tulane University's 2017 Commencement, May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.(image)






Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:05:38 EST

For the first time, researchers have found a biological basis for financial exploitation in the elderly. The team is led by a Cornell University scientist with collaborators at York University in Toronto.(image)



Bullies and Their Victims Obsessed with Weight-Loss

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:05:12 EST

(image) School bullies and their victims are more obsessed with weight-loss than anyone else, according to new research by the University of Warwick.(image)



Grant Builds Bridge Between Humanities and Engineering at Missouri S&T

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:51 EST

(image) Missouri S&T's humanities departments - history and political science; English and technical communication; and arts, languages, and philosophy - have received a $100,000 Humanities Connections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a series of four courses related to Latin American studies.(image)



Harvard Medical School Unveils First Online Certificate Program for Aspiring Clinicians, General Public

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:05:07 EST

HMX Fundamentals offers four rigorous courses in foundational subjects, including physiology, immunology, biochemistry and genetics. The program is suited for future clinicians and scientifically curious adults seeking in-depth medical knowledge. The program is accepting applications through May 30 for its inaugural summer course.(image)



High Schoolers Honored for Highlighting "Healthy Holidays" Hygiene

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:05:00 EST

(image) Litchfield, Minnesota high school students who used holiday-themed messages to hammer home the importance of hand hygiene are the recipients of the 2017 "Healthy Schools, Healthy People: It's a SNAP" National Award. The Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP! (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) program is a joint initiative of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to promote handwashing among students.(image)



Products Can Be Pals When You're Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:53 EST

(image) According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are limits to this phenomenon, and the long-term consequences are unclear, the researchers said.(image)



Puppets Provide Voice During Times of Political Unrest

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:01 EST

(image) Puppets are an effective tool for social change. Iowa State's Amanda Petefish-Schrag says throughout history, puppets have helped bring "the voice of the people to light," and she's using some unusual materials to build the puppets to tell those stories.(image)