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Violence a Matter of Scale, Not Quantity, Researchers Show

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:05 EST

(image) Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally -- which means fewer casualties in a conflict.(image)



Queen's University Launch MBA Programme to Enhance Career Progression

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:35 EST

(image) Queen's University Belfast has launched a new MBA programme in response to the increasing demand from employers for MBA and business school graduates.(image)






UC San Diego Offers Unique Summer Programs for High School Students

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:21 EST

UC San Diego's pre-college programs provide an opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on the college experience with two residential summer programs. Applications are now open for Academic Connections and Global Environment Leadership and Sustainability (GELS) programs.(image)



Net Neutrality: ASU Expert on How the FCC Vote Could Affect You

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:05:52 EST

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NYCEDC Analysis: NYC Is the Hub for Opportunity in Education Technology

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:05:52 EST

NY EDTECH WEEK, the global education innovation festival in New York City taking place December 18-20, 2017 at New York University will spotlight and build upon the analysis released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) which shows the city is the national leader in EdTech opportunity, as the industry continues to see growth across wages, job opportunities, and venture capital investment.(image)



Major Life Events Shared on Social Media Revive Dormant Connections, Study Shows

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:10:56 EST

(image) New research from the University of Notre Dame examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.(image)



End of Net Neutrality Would Give ISPs Power Over Online Content, Speed

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:36 EST

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Sports RDs Fueled by Bama Mentorship

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:00:00 EST

In an unprecedented occurrence, each of the four football programs participating in the College Football Playoff will feature a sports dietitian (Sports RD) who spent time professionally or scholastically at the University of Alabama. Amy Bragg, Alabama's Director of Performance Nutrition, has been with the Crimson Tide for eight seasons and has built one of the leading sports nutrition programs in the country.(image)



When a Celebrity Dies, Social Media Gets Toxic, New Study Shows

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:15:14 EST

(image) A study of 7,000 Facebook comments found that even in the wake of a death, people are remarkably mean to each other online. A few technological fixes could improve things, researchers say.(image)



Ithaca College Professor Finds Emotion Makes Memory Unreliable

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:05:24 EST

(image) In a new article in the journal Memory, entitled "The Robustness of False Memory for Emotional Pictures," Ithaca College assistant professor Brandy Bessette-Symons shows that while under certain circumstances emotion can improve memory, it also makes it less reliable.(image)



What's in a Name? How the Perception of Taking a Spouse's Surname Can Define Power in Marriage

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:05:18 EST

(image) A new study led by a UNLV psychology professor shows that a wife's choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband's personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.(image)



Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:40:39 EST

New research from American University finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.(image)



Peace Corps Volunteer Goes From Senegal to ... Wherever She Chooses

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:05:52 EST

(image) Nurse scholar rewarded for her Peace Corps service and her promise.(image)






Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:05:32 EST

(image) A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition: Christmas spirituals, which differ from carols.(image)



Folklorist's Research Tracks Societal Trends in Decorated Graduation Caps

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:05:58 EST

(image) The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture. UNLV professor and folklorist Sheila Bock is documenting the graduation caps and researching trends in the stories they tell.(image)



Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:20:43 EST

(image) As a part-time librarian while at Swarthmore, David Peele '50 saw volumes of dusty old books -- and mischievous opportunity.(image)






Queen's Researchers Find That Asylum Seekers and Refugees in NI Need Better Support

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:05:43 EST

(image) Researchers from Queen's University have launched findings from a research study examining the everyday life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.(image)



Entrepreneurship on the Inside: UVA Darden Growth Catalysts Innovate Within Big Business

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:05:40 EST

(image) This is a story about the power of entrepreneurial thinking and a bias for action that University of Virginia Darden School of Business graduates use to thrive in the large organizations where the vast majority work.(image)



Corporate Accountability: How a Company Proves Its Character

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:05:32 EST

(image) The public has growing expectations for business to address pressing social needs, and the world of instantaneous communication has empowered all of a company's stakeholders to be 24/7 auditors. This post begins the conversation the late Professor James Rubin and co-author Barie Carmichael explored in their forthcoming book, Reset: Business and Society in the New Social Landscape.(image)



UVA Darden Executive Education Expands Program to Develop Bahrain Business Leaders

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:05:16 EST

(image) A two-week Leadership Development Program for Bahrain business leaders hosted at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and led by Darden Executive Education in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.(image)



California's Vulnerability to Wildfire Fed by Climate Change

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:55:46 EST

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