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Babies' Babbling Betters Brains, Language

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:05:45 EST

Babies are adept at getting what they need - including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers' verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and infant babbling is the key.(image)

Free Jazz Concert Series Comes to UIC

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:05:23 EST

(image) A nationally known jazz publisher is sponsoring a free jazz concert series at the University of Illinois at Chicago.(image)

Documentary Illustrates Importance of Community Newspapers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:05:24 EST

(image) A one-hour documentary film based on the oral histories of eight North Dakota journalists illustrates the important role newspapers play in their community.(image)

APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly journals.(image)

Why Some of Your Old Work Commitments Never Seem to Go Away

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:20 EST

You can quit work commitments if you want - but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that commitments that workers no longer had were still lingering in their minds.(image)

New Recording Features First Major Female African-American Composer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:10 EST

(image) U of A faculty member Er-Gene Kahng, along with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, will debut a previously unknown violin concerto by African-American composer Florence Price in honor of Black History Month. The concerto will also be released on CD by Albany Records Feb. 1.(image)

Celebrate Infrastructure Rehab, Not Just New Construction

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:05:07 EST


University of Rhode Island Campus Named to National Register of Historic Places

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:05:42 EST

URI Historic District comprises 29 acres and more than a dozen structures(image)

Speech Analysis Technology Gives URI Students an Edge

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:05:33 EST

University of Rhode Island embraces LENA System(image)

Program Helps Non-Traditional Student Chart Path to Med School

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:05:53 EST

Lack of resources, work and money issues, fail to deter student(image)

UIC Wins Mellon Grants to Fund Undergraduate Humanities Research, Latino Doctoral Studies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:52 EST

(image) The University of Illinois at Chicago has received two grants totaling nearly $1.9 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund undergraduate research in the humanities and doctoral candidates in Latino humanities studies.(image)

Dosher, Solingen Honored by National Academy of Sciences for Research Achievements

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:31 EST

Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.(image)

When it Comes to Science, it's a Small, Small World

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:59 EST

(image) Immortalized human skin cells that look like a psychedelic otherworldly galaxy and a living algae colony releasing its daughter colonies that could be mistaken for Pacman gobbling up ghosts are just two of the winning images from the 2017 Nikon Small World competition of photomicrography-photography taken through microscopes-that arrive at The Wistar Institute with an opening reception on Jan. 19.(image)

UVA Darden Launches Online Course in Managerial Accounting

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:38 EST

(image) The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching a new massive open online course (MOOC), "Managerial Accounting Fundamentals," taught by Darden Professor Luann Lynch.(image)

Photographer Adam Nadel Selected as Fermilab's New Artist-in-Residence for 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:36 EST

(image) The U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is pleased to announce that New York-based photographer Adam Nadel has been selected as the lab's artist-in-residence for 2018.(image)

UVA Darden Students Advise a Startup a World Away

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:30 EST

(image) University of Virginia Darden School of Business students Stewart Gray and Mathew Reiss, both Class of 2018, have never been to Macedonia and knew little of its culture and business climate when a Peace Corps volunteer reached out looking for MBA students interested in advising entrepreneurs there.(image)

Fermilab Computing Partners with Argonne, Local Schools for Hour of Code

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:14 EST

(image) As part of Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10, Fermilab partnered with Argonne National Laboratory on an initiative to bring Hour of Code activities and coding role models to local schools. Fourteen employees from Fermilab, along with several from various Argonne organizations, visited area elementary, middle and high schools and spoke about their labs, their careers and coding in general.(image)

Changes Needed to Help Latina/o Students Succeed in Developmental Education Courses

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:13 EST

(image) A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education classes never advance to college-level courses. That's why an Iowa State researcher has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation.(image)

IEEE GlobalSpec Unveils Enhanced Reference Library on

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:11 EST

IEEE GlobalSpec, the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, announced today the launch of its new Reference Library on

Reluctance to Share Innovations with Peer Firms Means Lost Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:09 EST

Professor Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School says the reluctance by life sciences companies to share information with sector peers reduces potential innovations and benefits.(image)

Puerto Rico Students Prep to Take Refuge at Cornell

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:05:04 EST

Sixty-two students from Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) are getting ready to arrive at Cornell University by mid-January. They're choosing classes and - almost as importantly - buying winter coats and long underwear online.(image)