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Sociologists Examine Shift From 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:05:21 EST

(image) Indiana University sociologists Tim Hallett and Emily Meanwell look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act aquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left behind."(image)






Bbi Chairman Peter Blanck Addresses Spanish Researchers, Judges, and Law Faculty On "Empowering People with Disabilities" at King Carlos University in Madrid

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:09 EST

BBI Chairman and University Professor, Dr. Peter Blanck, will be a distinguished guest at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid from September 19 to September 26, 2016, to address researchers, judges, law faculty, and the public on "Empowering People with Disabilities." Dr. Blanck will give several lectures on the future of Supported Decision-Making ("SDM"), which include BBI's extensive activities on this topic in groundbreaking legal cases, and the development of evidence-based outcome measures for changes in law, policy and practice to increase self-determination and demonstrate SDM as a less-restrictive alternative to guardianship. Dr. Blanck also will give a public lecture and on his recent book eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities, which explores the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities to equal access to web content protected under law for people with disabilities.(image)



First East Harlem Health Impact Assessment Shows Importance of Affordable Housing to the Health of Community Residents

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EST

The New York Academy of Medicine's first Health Impact Assessment of East Harlem shows the possible health impact of the loss of affordable housing on the residents of an urban community.(image)



Chronicling Global Migration on a Computer Screen

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:05:34 EST

Researchers at NYU's Development Research Institute have created "Networks Beyond Borders," an interactive web site (migration.nyudri.org) that traces the economic and religious ties within two disaporas through data, video, maps, and personal accounts(image)



Science of 'Sully': Professor Discusses Airplane Landing That Led to the Movie

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:05:10 EST

Aerospace professor and Airbus 320 expert discusses the story of an aircraft emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, now featured in a top box office motion picture(image)



U.S. Children Are Less Fit Than Others Around the World

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:05:42 EST

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The U.S. ranked 47 of 50.(image)



Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio, Accepts Awards, Kicks Off New PBS Series

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:05:26 EST

(image) One of the world's leading climate scientists talks about her passion with the President of the United States and one of Hollywood's biggest stars in front of millions of people on the heels of yet another major honor and the premiere of her new PBS Digital Series.(image)



Twitter Buzzes with Negativity During Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:05:10 EST

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Buffalo State Experts: Blessing Encourages Female Students to Make Voices Heard

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:05:53 EST

(image) As the nation considers the possibility of electing its first female president, Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy and humanities, is encouraging female philosophy students to find their inner leader.(image)






UGA Expert: Clinton the Better Debater

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:05:18 EST

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Gonzaga Launches Center for Public Humanities, Directed by Professor Brian Cooney

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:05:41 EST

(image) SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University's College of Arts and Sciences announces its new Center for Public Humanities, directed by Brian Cooney, professor of English. The center will focus on veterans this academic year with special guests including William D. Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, and American novelists Tim O'Brien and Whitney Terrell.(image)



Study: Vehicle Mileage Tax Is Best Option for Long-Term Highway Funding

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:05:21 EST

A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.(image)






UT Dallas Study Examines Diversity Trends in Past Presidential Appointments

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:05:44 EST

A new UT Dallas study found significant differences in the rate that minorities and women were appointed to top federal jobs under the Democratic and Republican presidents between 1993 and 2013.(image)



SPUR President and CEO Gabriel Metcalf Named Inaugural Robert S. Cornish Chair

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EST

(image) Expected to advance Robert Cornish's emphasis on regions as a natural framework for managing growth and promoting sustainable futures, the professorship focuses on innovative regional planning theory and practice within California.(image)



Meaningful Benefits in Math and Reading for Low-Income Students with High Attendance in Voluntary Summer Programs (Infographic)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:05:13 EST

Study suggests: Kids who attend more thrive more(image)



Black Men and Health Disparities 

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:05:19 EST

What is the role of law and policy in eliminating racial health disparities? That is one of many topics to be discussed at "Black Men and Health Disparities," an O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Sept. 28.(image)



Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:10:15 EST

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.(image)



Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy Urges Civility in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:05:30 EST

(image) Through research and a national partnership, Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is calling for civility and respect in Monday's presidential debates and the upcoming debates in October.(image)



Council on Undergraduate Research Announces Mentor Award Winner

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:05:18 EST

The Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) annually recognizes an individual with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. CUR is pleased to announce Professor Wendy Bohrson, Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University, the 2016 recipient. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, CO in September.(image)






NYU to Host Public Debate: "Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?"--Sept. 29

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:05:26 EST

NYU's Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness will host a public debate--"Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?"--on Thurs., Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m.(image)



Are You a Jerk?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:05:24 EST

(image) Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.(image)