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09/19/2018 12:00 AM
CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy receives $2 million gift commitment
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The ALSAM Foundation recently invested an additional $2 million to continue the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The funding supports a second phase of grants for projects focused on drug discovery and development.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
Up to children in rainbow families to explain their background
(University of Gothenburg) Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited know-how about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, the task of informing about and explaining non-normative sexuality, transgender identity and queer family ties is instead left up to the children themselves.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
Puerto Rico, one year later
(American Chemical Society) On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction that still lingers. The Category 4 storm caused a humanitarian crisis that ultimately cost nearly 3,000 lives, and imperiled Puerto Rico's economy, universities and environmental health. Yet chemists there remained resilient and united in their resolve to recover from the devastating storm, according to this week's cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
What your cell phone camera tells you about your brain
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory -- the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
Getting help with parenting makes a difference -- at any age
(University of Oxford) New Oxford University study finds that parenting interventions for helping children with behaviour problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
Therapy dogs for children with speech difficulties shows promising results
(Taylor & Francis Group) Therapy assisted by a dog could be more effective than standard speech and language therapy for children with communication impairments, suggests a new study published in the journal Anthrozoƶs.

09/19/2018 12:00 AM
New research helps to instill persistence in children
(New York University) Encouraging children 'to help,' rather than asking them to 'be helpers,' can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study.

09/18/2018 12:00 AM
2018 Science in Society Journalism Award winners announced
(National Association of Science Writers) The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Science in Society Journalism Awards.

09/18/2018 12:00 AM
Grad students will be future professors, but are they learning how to teach effectively?
(Portland State University) A new Portland State University study found that graduate students are on board with wanting to adopt interactive teaching methods but often don't get the training or support they need from their institutions to do so.

09/18/2018 12:00 AM
Medical schools lag behind in veterans' tuition aid
(Northwestern University) Veterans Affairs-supported tuition aid for military veterans enrolling in medical school covers a smaller proportion of tuition compared to aid for other graduate programs -- just 45 percent of medical school tuition is covered by aid compared to 85 percent for law and 100 percent for MBA programs -- according to a new study.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
Australia's science agency launches ASEAN presence
(CSIRO Australia) Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) formally launched its ASEAN presence today at an event held in Singapore.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
College students vs. mathematics: why the difficulties?
(University of Houston) Whether you're balancing your checkbook or measuring recipe ingredients, you are dealing with mathematics, and yet, it is a field rife with weaknesses among college students. A University of Houston psychologist is studying 1,000 Houston Community College students to examine why and when the math disabilities pop up.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
New online tools provide best practices in surgical care for older adults
(American Geriatrics Society) Developed by a multi-specialty editorial board brought together by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Geriatrics Society, and funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, new virtual patient cases include a host of critical issues for older adults facing surgery, from medication management to end-of-life care planning.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
New school of thought: In-class physical exercise won't disrupt learning, teaching
(University of Michigan) As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
Dartmouth's Formula Hybrid wins coveted award
(Dartmouth College) Dartmouth's student race car design competition wins ABET award for innovations in engineering and design education. More than 3,500 students from 80 colleges and universities have participated since it began.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
Witnessing violence in high school as bad as being bullied
(University of Montreal) Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds.

09/17/2018 12:00 AM
One big reason why women drop out of doctoral STEM programs
(Ohio State University) Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own -- and that's not a good thing. A new study found that the fewer females who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them will graduate within six years.

09/14/2018 12:00 AM
State grant allows UTA more mentors for Pathways program
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington associate professor has received a state grant that will support hiring mentors to guide and encourage students in the Pathways Program at local GO Centers.

09/14/2018 12:00 AM
FedEx Corp. pledges challenge grant in support of youth education at Lone Oaks Farm
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has received a $1 million challenge grant from FedEx Corp. towards the establishment of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Center at Lone Oaks Farm. The site is designed to provide youth education and 4-H activities in West Tennessee, but many programs will be available to youth from throughout the Mid South.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
UVA Engineering earns NSF award to launch cyber-physical systems graduate program
(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) UVA Engineering's new graduate program in cyber-physical systems is designed to address a critical need for researchers who are trained to make discoveries associated with cyber and the Internet of Things, then translate that knowledge into new technologies, products and services that will benefit society.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
Suspending young students risks future success in school
(University of Michigan) Some kindergartners and first-graders suspended from school can find it challenging to reverse the negative trajectory in their academic life, says a University of Michigan researcher.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
'I have a sense that it's probably quite bad ... but because I don't see it, I don't know'
(Lancaster University) Lad culture in English universities is often perceived by university staff as involving 'extreme' behaviour and as being carried out by only a handful of 'bad apples' rather than as a widespread culture that fosters gender-based harassment and violence.But new research, led by Lancaster University, says this perception stems from various factors, including many staff having limited understandings of lad culture which reflect the way it is portrayed in the media.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
San Francisco's Exploratorium announces Climate Change Explorer and Climate Press Kit
(Exploratorium) The Exploratorium announced this week their Global Climate Change Explorer website and 2018 Climate Press Kit. The Press kit features Global Climate Action Summit events, information about the Exploratorium's LEED Platinum Building, Exploratorium sustainability and environmental science experts, and information about how the institution engages the public with climate- and environmental-science through the lens of science, art, and human perception.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
What are eye crusties made of? (video)
(American Chemical Society) The substance that builds up in the corners of your eyes as you sleep has a variety of colloquial names: eye crusties, sleep, eye dust. But why does it appear every morning? And what is it actually made of? In this video, Reactions explains the chemistry of eye crusties.

09/13/2018 12:00 AM
UNH to study impact of intimate partner violence on sexual minority college students
(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will undertake the largest study ever conducted on intimate partner violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minority college students thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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