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08/20/2018 12:00 AM
Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap
(Rice University) Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality between races in the United States, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Pittsburgh.

08/20/2018 12:00 AM
Adults play a key role in children's participation in school recess, researchers suggest
(Oregon State University) When adults are participants in school recess -- leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts are mediated quickly -- children are more likely to be engaged in recess activities, a new study has found.

08/20/2018 12:00 AM
Men place less value on care-oriented careers like nursing: UBC study
(University of British Columbia) Men assign less importance to care-oriented careers than women do, possibly because men internalize different values than women, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.

08/20/2018 12:00 AM
Kids stress over public acts of discrimination, USC study finds
(University of Southern California) USC scientists show an association between concerns over public displays of discrimination and behavioral health problems among teens from communities of color or disadvantaged homes.

08/20/2018 12:00 AM
Teens today spend more time on digital media, less time reading
(American Psychological Association) If you can't remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you're not alone. In recent years, less than 20 percent of US teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, while more than 80 percent say they use social media every day, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

08/19/2018 12:00 AM
Scientists, students embark on mission to top of world for data of global concern
(Terry Collins Assoc) Amid sweltering heatwaves and wildfires worldwide, a group of scientific experts supported by 22 students -- most of them young undergrads from Chicago, New York, Miami, and Richmond -- embark Aug. 23 on a 22-day investigation of related conditions at the top of the planet.The Northwest Passage Project will improve the resolution of the scientific picture of changes underway in the far North, considered a harbinger for the rest of the world.

08/19/2018 12:00 AM
Talented 12: Chemical & Engineering News announces its 2018 rising stars in chemistry
(American Chemical Society) Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), is today unveiling its annual 'Talented 12' list. This award program, now in its fourth year, and for the first time sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, recognizes young global stars in the chemical sciences. They will be announced at an event today at ACS' 256th National Meeting & Exposition, and they will be featured in this week's issue of C&EN.

08/17/2018 12:00 AM
Students more likely to eat school breakfast when given extra time, new study finds
(Virginia Tech) Using food weighting stations, the researchers collected information on the number of students who ate a school breakfast, how much they ate, and their exact nutritional intake.

08/17/2018 12:00 AM
Shlomo Benartzi named Distinguished Senior Fellow at Behavior Change for Good Initiative
(University of Pennsylvania) Dr. Shlomo Benartzi has been named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative.

08/17/2018 12:00 AM
UVA multidisciplinary engineering team designs technology for smart materials
(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) With inspiration from squid ring teeth, a multidisciplinary team led by UVA engineers has invented a novel way to manufacture smart materials, including fabrics, that can regulate their own thermal properties.

08/17/2018 12:00 AM
Patients, doctors dissatisfied by Electronic Health Records
(Lehigh University) Electronic Health Records are intended to streamline and improve access to information -- and have been shown to improve quality of care -- but a new study shows they also leave both doctors and patients unsatisfied, even after full implementation.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
UTA student wins prestigious fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(University of Texas at Arlington) Marialis Rosario-Franco, a doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to continue her doctoral studies in exomoons -- moons which orbit planets located in other stellar systems.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
RIT awarded NSF grant to advance high-tech computer architectures
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. The university received $422,733 from the National Science Foundation for 'PIC: Hybrid Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Neuromorphic Networks,' a multiyear project to advance neuromorphic computing using photonic circuits.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
First US patients receive Agili-C™ implants
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) CartiHeal, developer of Agili-C, a proprietary implant for the treatment of joint surface lesions, and two LSU Health New Orleans orthopaedic surgeons announced today the successful enrollment of the first two US patients in the Agili-C IDE pivotal study. The US cases were performed by Principle Investigator Dr. Vinod Dasa, Associate Professor and Director of Orthopaedic Research, and Dr. Michael Hartman, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
Danforth Center and Saint Louis University establish joint faculty partnership
(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Saint Louis University are pleased to announce that Allison Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Louis University (SLU) and research associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden, will be appointed to a joint faculty position between the Danforth Center and SLU.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
Internet of Things technology can boost classroom learning and bridge gender divide
(University of Kent) The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed and used in the right way, according to new research carried out by the University of Kent.

08/16/2018 12:00 AM
Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) New research shows the structure of educational tracking can lead evaluators to favor high over low socioeconomic status students in tracking decisions.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
National Magazine honors UC Riverside program focused on diversifying STEM fields
(University of California - Riverside) The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Funny bone: ASU survey finds 99 percent of science students appreciate instructor humor
(Arizona State University) In a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Arizona State University found that students appreciate when instructors tell jokes in science class, but that female and male students differ in what topics they find funny or offensive.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Students' social skills flourish best in groups with similar skill levels
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who need assistance improving their social skills might benefit more when grouped with peers who have similar social skill levels, rather than with peers who have a similar disability or disorder.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Perot Museum of Nature And Science and University of the Witwatersrand form partnership
(Perot Museum of Nature and Science) Months after forming an alliance with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas has signed a MOU with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, providing the groundwork for future collaborations including research, exhibits, traveling exhibitions, and various projects in paleoanthropology, humanities and other academic areas. The partnership stems from the Museum's new strategic focus called the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Navy, Carnegie Mellon enter education partnership
(Office of Naval Research) The Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have entered into an Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) to encourage and strengthen studies in the scientific disciplines. The agreement, signed July 31, 2018, recognizes the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) -- including the role of artificial intelligence (AI) -- to the US Navy and the nation.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Better statistical methods to understand gene interactions leading to cancer development
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biostatistics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has developed another novel statistical method for evaluating gene-to-gene interactions associated with cancer and other complex diseases.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions
(University of Plymouth) Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research.

08/15/2018 12:00 AM
Robots will never replace teachers but can boost children's education
(University of Plymouth) Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests.

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