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Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 16.10.2019
What’s next for the University of Chicago Crime Lab?
Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Physics - Life Sciences - 16.10.2019
Seven Los Alamos scientists honored as 2019 Laboratory Fellows
Seven Los Alamos scientists honored as 2019 Laboratory Fellows
Brian Albright, Patrick Chain, Dana Dattelbaum, Michael Hamada, Anna Hayes-Sterbenz, Michael Prime and Laura Smilowitz become part of a prestigious fellowship It's an honor to recognize these innovative researchers in such distinct, important fields. Thom Mason, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.10.2019

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.10.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 16.10.2019
ETH scores highly on interdisciplinarity
Two ETH Zurich projects and one with ETH involvement have been awarded one of the coveted ERC Synergy Grants. These EU grants offer up to EUR 14 million to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects. Correlations and questions in research are becoming more and more complex, which makes collabo-ration between researchers from different fields necessary.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to emergency departments, and that only one in four children received adequate first aid before getting to hospital.

Environment - 16.10.2019
Stanford trustees hear annual report from president, discuss the university’s research ecosystem, sustainability solutions
At its meeting this week, the Board of Trustees also discussed investment responsibility, received briefings on the AAU Campus Climate Survey and the General Use Permit, and honored departing board member Ram Shriram.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
The world's most advanced institute for disease and emergency analytics is opening in London this week.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks as part of a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of child burns.

Innovation / Technology - 15.10.2019

Politics - 15.10.2019
Border walls don’t make us safer or stronger, says political scientist
A family looks towards metal bars marking the U.S. border where it meets the Pacific Ocean on March 2, 2016, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Career - 15.10.2019
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Company bans on workers' accessing emails after office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a new study suggests. The newly published research, led by the University of Sussex, states that while blanket bans could help some workers to achieve certain goals, they could impede other employees' progress towards their own targets.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 15.10.2019

Health - 15.10.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2019
Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described
Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described
Many neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism have been linked to disruption of the key neurotransmitter GABA, but the underlying causes of the disruptions have been difficult to pinpoint.

Media - 15.10.2019
Author Andrew Marantz talks trolls, tribulations and tumult
A student-sponsored Free Speech Week event in September 2017 drew hundreds of demonstrators from a variety of political persuasions to the campus.

Administration - Politics - 15.10.2019
Mideast energy subsidy reforms succeed against the odds
Mideast energy subsidy reforms succeed against the odds
As government reforms of energy subsidies trigger chaos in OPEC-member Ecuador, similar reforms are quietly succeeding in other oil-exporting countries.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 15.10.2019
UW's Ashleigh Theberge receives Packard Fellowship for research on cell communication signals
UW’s Ashleigh Theberge receives Packard Fellowship for research on cell communication signals
Ashleigh Theberge , a University of Washington assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2019 Packard Fellow for her research on cell signaling.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 15.10.2019
UChicago and UN to host global symposium on sustainable cities and neighborhoods
Event to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, neighborhoods-led approach to climate change Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Earth Sciences - Event - 15.10.2019
Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding
From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges. Three teams from the University of Bristol have been awarded a total of £800,383 from the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) , which aims to bolster innovation within the UK and developing countries by encouraging co-designed projects with practical applications that are mindful of local needs and sensitivities.

Environment - Transport - 15.10.2019
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
An independent report for the UK Committee on Climate Change by an Imperial expert recommends policies that will help people make greener choices. The Government is legally committed to reaching a ‘net zero' UK economy by 2050. Net zero is when a region (such as a city or country) balances the carbon they emit with the carbon they remove.

Social Sciences - 15.10.2019
Letter from the Provost on the AAU’s Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct
Content note: This letter references a recent survey on sexual violence and sexual harassment. We feel that it is important to share this information with our community.

Career - Health - 15.10.2019
Stanford encourages employees to review and confirm 2020 medical plan coverage
Stanford is making some changes to its health plan offerings in 2020. Stanford is discontinuing the EPO health plan and adding a new affordable plan, Trio, to the lineup.  Stanford Healthcare Alliance members will need to designate a primary care provider.

History / Archeology - 15.10.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.10.2019
Handwashing robot helps schoolkids make a clean break with bad habits
A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. robot The hand-shaped robot, dubbed 'Pepe', is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India.

Computer Science / Telecom - 14.10.2019

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2019
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Many cooks don’t spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Deep-sea mussels harbor up to 16 different strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.10.2019
Colombian River Guardians rally support in Scotland
Guardians of a unique river in Colombia with its own legal rights have travelled to Scotland to work with academics at the University of Glasgow to help protect and rehabilitate their waterway.

Innovation / Technology - Event - 14.10.2019

Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 14.10.2019
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
Two students from EPFL have developed a smart speaker with voice-activation technology that connects patients directly to their loved ones as well as caregivers and emergency services.

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