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Social Sciences
20.10.2017
Holocaust survivors' stories made available online
Holocaust survivors’ stories made available online
A new online portal opening today at Lund University in Sweden makes a unique archive containing first-hand accounts from Nazi concentration camp survivors freely accessible to the general public.
Computer Science/Telecom - Social Sciences
20.10.2017
ANU congratulates Boyer Lecturer as University reimagines engineering and computer science for 21st century
Through reimagining engineering and computing, we want to attract a diverse cohort of leaders who bring varied backgrounds, areas of expertise and aspirations to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our age.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
19.10.2017
Fathers with learning disabilities 'left out of support', study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities ’left out of support’, study finds
Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers, a study has found. The research , undertaken by the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies , drew on interviews with both fathers and adult social care practitioners.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Mobile devices may determine how places and people increase HIV risk
Adult men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the highest risk groups for HIV.   In 2010, MSM accounted for 78 percent of new HIV infections among males-with more than one third of all new HIV/AIDS infections occurring among those ages 18 to 29.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Living in a material world: why 'things' matter
Living in a material world: why ’things’ matter
Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears.
Social Sciences
18.10.2017
SSA conference to examine national movement to reduce incarceration rates
A growing movement to find alternatives to mass incarceration will be the focus of a Nov. 2-4 conference for researchers, policymakers, formerly incarcerated leaders and practitioners at the School of Social Service Administration.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.10.2017
Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide
According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient's suicide risk isn't effective. Co-author of the report, Associate Professor Christopher Ryan from the University of Sydney , says the current procedures of classifying patients into high, medium or low-risk categories doesn't assist suicide prevention.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Lessons learned in a career of research in schizophrenia could answer why so many people are disconnected from family, friends Leigh Hopper Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry a
Mathematics - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
CMU Changes Department of Statistics’ Name
The Addition Reflects Its Eminent Position in Data Science Research, Education Carnegie Mellon University has changed the name of its Department of Statistics to the Department of Statistics & Data Science.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
17.10.2017
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers Dr Nicolás Salamanca and Dr Anna Zhu from the Melbourne Institute, Applied Economic and Social Research and Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark and Dr Sarah Dahmann, from the University of Sydney, analysed 18 years of Centrelink records which delved into  various social assistance programs, including health-related disability payments and unemployment benefits.
Social Sciences - Psychology
17.10.2017
Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein
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Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
16.10.2017
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Before a border wall became a budget bargaining chip, before the presidential pardon of a controversial sheriff and before federal policies were announced on social media, there was Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the "show me your papers" law.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
12.10.2017
Two million years of human stories
Two million years of human stories
Every object in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology tells not just one but many stories. The Museum's collections chronicle two million years of human history, revealing the diversity of human life over millennia and the ongoing dynamism of world cultures in the present.
Social Sciences
12.10.2017
Using Facebook data as a real-time census
Using Facebook data as a real-time census
Determining how many people live in Seattle, perhaps of a certain age, perhaps from a specific country, is the sort of question that finds its answer in the census, a massive data dump for places across the country. But just how fresh is that data? After all, the census is updated once a decade, and the U.S. Census Bureau's smaller but more detailed American Community Survey, annually.
Social Sciences - Politics
11.10.2017
Making sense of the Arab Spring
Making sense of the Arab Spring
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thousands flooded streets and squares in the Arab Spring of 2011, and dictators fell.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
11.10.2017
Social Sciences
11.10.2017
Update from the Board of Trustees on investment responsibility issues
The Board of Trustees is providing the following update to the Stanford community on its consideration of investment responsibility issues - including an upcoming review of the university's investment responsibility statement and the conclusion of a review of investment issues around private prisons.
Social Sciences
10.10.2017
Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigration
Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigration
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities. One of the goals of the study was to increase understanding of these communities beyond the negative portrayal of them as disaffected, forgotten and racist, and to find ways to bridge the divide between racial groups.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
10.10.2017
Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows that Obamacare might be key to reversing the trend of declining social trust that has plagued the United States since the 1970s.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
09.10.2017
Dance meets social justice in Chamber Dance Company's 'The Body Politic' Oct. 12 – 15
Dance meets social justice in Chamber Dance Company’s ’The Body Politic’ Oct. 12 – 15
Lights up: Dancer Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby takes the stage with a fierce stare - wary, maybe desperate, as background city noises blare.
Politics - Social Sciences
09.10.2017
3 ways millennials do politics differently
Millennials' political engagement is quite distinct from that of their baby boomer and Gen X predecessors.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
08.10.2017
Companion animals delay women leaving domestic violence
Companion animals delay women leaving domestic violence
Women in domestic violence relationships delay leaving due to concern their abusive partner might hurt or neglect their animals left at home. A research team from The University of Queensland examined the impact domestic violence had on companion animals and how this affected the victim's decisions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
06.10.2017
Collaboration of health care and social services may decrease medical costs
A Yale School of Public Health study finds that strengthening and better integrating social services with health care for people in need may improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs. The study- Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs - is published in the journal Health Services Research .
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
06.10.2017
Domestic violence education inadequate across UK medical schools, finds new study
Domestic violence education inadequate across UK medical schools, finds new study
Teaching on domestic violence and abuse (DVA) should be mandatory in medical education according to a new University of Bristol study that highlights current levels as inadequate. DVA is a major violation of human rights that damages the health of women, men and their children. Thirty-five per cent of women worldwide have suffered abuse from their husband or partner.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
05.10.2017
Q&A with Stanford president, provost
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell answered a range of questions on issues from sexual violence education to faculty diversity and the state of federal research funding during a conversation Wednesday.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
03.10.2017
New faculty welcomed to Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health welcomes four new assistant professors to its faculty ranks-Gregg Gonsalves, Yusuf Ransome, Jacob Wallace and Peng "Katie" Wang.
Social Sciences
03.10.2017
Social action may give youth a career edge
ANN ARBOR-At a time when race and inequality are in the headlines daily, it seems, researchers from the University of Michigan and Clemson University find that addressing these issues can help disadvantaged students build a critical consciousness that can lead to success in adulthood. Newly published research in Developmental Psychology suggests that social action may aid these youth in long-term career development, if educators help them meet challenges head on.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
02.10.2017
UK voters want soft Brexit
UK voters want soft Brexit
The Citizens' Assembly on Brexit, a representative body of UK citizens brought together to discuss Brexit and led by the UCL Constitution Unit, has sent politicians a clear message in favour of a "soft Brexit.
Social Sciences
29.09.2017
Hands on with the ‘crank machine' in Brighton
Hands on with the ‘crank machine’ in Brighton
A hand-cranked postcard viewing machine, capturing the magic of Edwardian ‘social media', took pride of place on Wednesday at Brighton Digital Festival.
Social Sciences
29.09.2017
Stanford releases annual crime data and discusses results
Most of Stanford's 2017 Safety, Security & Fire Report is devoted to promoting personal safety and crime prevention on campus.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
29.09.2017
Multi-million dollar IT systems fail social welfare agencies
Multi-million dollar IT systems fail social welfare agencies
Failed information technology systems implemented in social welfare agencies - costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars - have provided valuable insight for agencies looking to adopt new systems.
Media - Social Sciences
28.09.2017
’Junk news’ concentrated in key US swing states before 2016 election
Voters in key swing states were exposed to larger amounts of 'junk news' in the run-up to the US presidential election last year. Voters in key swing states were exposed to larger amounts of 'junk news' in the run-up to the US presidential election last year, new research has shown.
Social Sciences - Media
27.09.2017
Study challenges ’slacktivism’ among young adults
ANN ARBOR-Young people who share social cause videos may actually be motivated to volunteer in the future, contrary to the popular image of them as "slacktivists.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Social Sciences
26.09.2017
A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipse
ANN ARBOR-Eighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
25.09.2017
Urban Studies Scholars in Global Premier League
Two University of Glasgow staff have been named in the top 50 cited authors in the field of Urban Studies. Professor Ade Kearns was 7th and Professor Ya Ping Wang was 49th in the top 50 scholars in this world rankings. There were among only eight scholars in the top 50 who were UK-based. This news backs up the University of Glasgow's Research Excellence Framework performance as the top rated research unit in the subject in the UK.
Social Sciences
25.09.2017
Researchers release largest ever public collection of British conversations
Researchers release largest ever public collection of British conversations
Language experts at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press have today published the largest ever public collection of transcribed British conversations, totalling 11.5 million words of spontaneous British English collected between 2012 and 2016.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2017
Professor developing mobile app to help break cycle of domestic violence
More than 40 percent of mothers in the United States experience some form of intimate partner violence (IPV), affecting 15 million children and adolescents.  Both victims of abuse and their children who witness it suffer increased poor physical and mental health, high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, and vulnerability to intimate partner violence in the future.
Sport Sciences - Social Sciences
25.09.2017
Taking a knee in Oakland, and other forms of resistance: 50 years of photos
Taking a knee in Oakland, and other forms of resistance: 50 years of photos
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Social Sciences - History/Archeology
25.09.2017
Magic, a microcosm of modern culture
Magic, a microcosm of modern culture
Many MIT professors were in a classroom or lab when they first encountered the subjects they now study.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
22.09.2017
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region's Languages and Literatures
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region’s Languages and Literatures
To expand Penn 's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences was r
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
22.09.2017
What‘s the future of paid work in Australia'
What‘s the future of paid work in Australia’
Paid work's place at the heart of Australian culture will come under close scrutiny at a conference in Sydney next week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
22.09.2017
Maternal mortality: deaths from hemorrhage reduced but inequalities remain
Between 2010 and 2012, 256 women died in France from causes linked to pregnancy, labor, or following childbirth, amounting to 85 such cases a year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
21.09.2017
Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as A Terrorist Attack
Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as A Terrorist Attack
The federal government declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, which will make more resources available for states and federal agencies to combat what is being called the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
21.09.2017
Explainer: Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
Explainer: Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
The federal government declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, which will make more resources available for states and federal agencies to combat what is being called the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.
Politics - Social Sciences
20.09.2017
To me, golliwogs are racist - but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
To me, golliwogs are racist - but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
Professor Tim Bale writes for The Conversation on a study that reveals the majority of British people don't really have a problem with golliwogs.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
19.09.2017
Professor Claudia Mitchell named Trudeau Fellow
By Meaghan Thurston Professor Claudia Mitchell was in an Ethiopian airport on her way to Russia when she received an email from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation asking her to give them a call.
Mathematics - Social Sciences
19.09.2017
Soaring Demand for Data Science Drives Dietrich College Momentum
As the sophisticated use of digital information transforms business and daily life, an innovative approach to data science across academic fields is fueling a popularity boom at Carnegie Mellon Unive
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
19.09.2017
Wisconsin children unequally ready for kindergarten
Study Finds Wisconsin Children Unequally Ready for Kindergarten Early Skills Catch-Up May Close Achievement Gaps WCER's new statewide study of literacy skills among Wisconsin children finds inequity at the kindergarten door. The class of 2030 has just started kindergarten. As four million youngsters across the country begin the first step of education, a new study provides a first-time look at inequalities in school readiness among Wisconsin's kindergarten students.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
19.09.2017
Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow
By Meaghan Thurston Professor Claudia Mitchell was in an Ethiopian airport on her way to Russia when she received an email from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation asking her to give them a call.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Links between deprivation and risk of violence-related injury
Adolescent girls from deprived areas are at greater risk of interpersonal violence than girls from more affluent areas because they feel distrusted by their parents, suggests a study by Cardiff University. Lead author of the study and Director of the Violence Research Group at Cardiff University, Professor Jonathan Shepherd, said: “We discovered that deprivation makes adolescent girls six times more likely to suffer violence-related injury than girls in affluent areas.
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