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In Mexico quake, geography and building codes played important roles

An article in The Wall Street Journal about the role
geography and building codes played in Tuesday’s deadly
earthquake in Mexico City quotes Andreas Stavridis, assistant
professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, who
specializes in earthquake-resistant construction and discussed a
“reverse thrust” earthquake that occurred more than 30
years ago and was 30 times more powerful than Tuesday’s
quake. “What happened in Mexico in 1985 was […]

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Study finds GPs are unwilling to refer patients for bowel cancer checks

GPs can be reluctant to refer patients with symptoms of bowel cancer for further investigations, a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter has found.
In 2015 the University of Birmingham led the CREDIBLE study, which investigated the feasibility of using electronic patient records to flag up those aged between 60 and 79 needing urgent referral for symptoms of bowel […]

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Reclaiming Our Ancestors II: UB conference to focus on racial justice and public history

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A distinguished group of scholars,
filmmakers and artists will join many descendants of authors of
slave narratives at the University at Buffalo for three days of
community events, conversations and workshops on racial justice and
public history Oct. 19-21 at various locations on UB’s
campuses and throughout the Western New York area.
Reclaiming Our Ancestors II, organized by Kari Winter, a UB
professor of […]

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Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing crops

Two new Princeton-led studies provide a detailed look at an essential part of algae’s growth machinery, with the eventual goal of applying this knowledge to improving the growth of crops. In this image, the researchers used a technique called cryo-electron tomography to image an algal structure called the pyrenoid, which concentrates carbon dioxide to make it more readily available for […]

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£500,000 for dementia brain research at Exeter

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) has announced more than £500,000 in funding for researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School to advance understanding of how dementia affects the brain.
Announced on World Alzheimer’s Day (Thursday September 21), the charity is investing a total of £577,000 in three leading researchers, to look at different aspects of the cause and progression of dementia.
Professor […]

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UB freshman enrollment tops 4,000 for first time in university’s history

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new approach to student recruitment,
coupled with a brand strategy aimed at communicating the University
at Buffalo’s distinctiveness to a much wider audience, has
helped UB enroll another record-breaking freshman class this
fall.
UB enrolled 4,045 first-year students this fall, the largest
freshman class in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
It also tops last year’s record-setting figure, which was
just shy […]

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St Pauls inquiry could have prevented 1981 riots, research suggests

A full public inquiry into the 1980 Bristol riots could have prevented similar widespread violence which took place around Britain a year later, a new study suggests.
Politicians refused permission for an open investigation into the disorder that broke out in the St Pauls area of the city when police raided a café popular with local black people.
University of Exeter research […]

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Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new study by scientists in the
University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has
shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can
learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
Smoking during pregnancy is a matter of serious concern, says
Clara Bradizza, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA.
“It’s well-documented that smoking cigarettes while
pregnant leads to a […]

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Princeton joins brief to Supreme Court challenging Trump administration travel ban

Princeton has again joined 30 other colleges and universities in submitting a friend-of-the-court brief challenging the Trump administration’s ban on entry into the United States by people from six Muslim-majority countries.
On Monday, Sept. 18, Princeton and the other schools filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The court is scheduled on Oct. 10 to hear oral arguments […]

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Virtual mega-laboratory will probe the brain’s deepest secrets

Princeton Neuroscience Institute researchers are joining with scientists from 19 other laboratories around the world to create the $15 million International Brain Laboratory (IBL).
Two Princeton neuroscience labs, led by Jonathan Pillow and Ilana Witten, are joining forces with researchers from Europe and the United States to crack the code on how the brain makes choices, by studying the activity and […]

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Media Advisory: Malala Yousafzai to lead off 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series at UB

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Human rights activist and Nobel Peace
Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will open the University at
Buffalo’s 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.
A champion since the age of 10 of the right for girls to receive
an education, Malala made headlines when she was shot by the
Taliban in 2012 […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill study finds beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken

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Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken
 
UNC-Chapel Hill study first to challenge current clinical guidelines
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. — Sept. 18, 2017) — A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The […]

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Trump’s FEC nominee has questioned the value of disclosing political donors

An article in The Washington Post about James
“Trey” Trainor III, the conservative Texas lawyer
nominated by President Trump last week to serve on the Federal
Election Commission and who has challenged the disclosure of
political donors, interviews James Gardner, SUNY Distinguished
Professor and Bridget and Thomas Black Professor in the UB School
of Law. “The court has said repeatedly that disclosure of the
identity of donors […]

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Microbiome-inspired artwork brings ‘echoes of DNA’ to UB’s new medical school building

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Take the escalator from the train tracks
into Buffalo’s new Allen-Medical Metro Rail station and
you’ll see them as you ascend: gigantic appendages of
explosively bright color, like the limbs of some outsized metallic
cephalopod.
Together, the seven 17-foot metal strands make up “Gut
Flora,” the public art installation that has taken up
permanent residence in the station inside the Jacobs School of
Medicine and […]

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Science & Art Cabaret returns, featuring a conversation on the power of color

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A color blind painter and a physicist with
expertise on the “color force” that binds together
particles called quarks will be among the presenters at
Buffalo’s next Science Art Cabaret.
The theme of the Oct. 4 event — you guessed it
— is color.
Like past cabarets, this one will feature a series of
entertaining, intellectually provocative talks by artists and
scientists on a common topic.
The […]

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What I think: John McPhee

John McPhee

From his office in the fifth floor tower of Guyot Hall, home of the Department of Geosciences, John McPhee can look down through two vertical windows and see the office in McCosh Health Center where his father served as a medical doctor for Princeton University Athletics from 1928 until the late 1960s. McPhee, a Ferris Professor of Journalism in […]

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New hopes for limiting warming to 1.5°C

Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C, new research has shown.
Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to […]

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Educationalists and academics explore how young people engage with history of the two world wars

Educationalists and academics gathered to discuss the latest research and practical experiences around the way young people engage with the complex histories of the First and Second World Wars, including the Holocaust.
Children and teenagers have been the focus of many of the centenary events to mark the First World War, but there has been little research into the ways they […]

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Even Liberals can be refugee NIMBYs

An article in The Atlantic’s City Lab about a new
study that finds that Americans are more likely to support refugee
resettlement nationally than in their own locales interviews Rick
Su, professor of law. The article notes that, by law, state and
local governments can’t refuse to accept refugees altogether.
But that doesn’t mean the president cannot find new, creative
ways to heed the requests of […]

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Roger Stone says there would be an ‘insurrection’ if Trump were impeached. Is he right?

An opinion piece in the Washington Post written by Jacob
Neiheisel, assistant professor of political science, and colleagues
reports on a recent poll they conducted about the reaction voters
would have if President Trump were impeached. “Perhaps the
most important message is that large segments of the citizenry
appear willing to invest significant resources to pursue or resist
the removal of Trump. People may not be […]

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Four-day festival to celebrate opening of the Lewis Arts complex

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a Festival of the Arts Oct. 5 through 8, open to the public.
The festival will feature over 100 concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, film screenings, community workshops, performances by student arts groups and site-specific […]

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University and Exeter Chiefs to offer rugby PhD

The University of Exeter has teamed up with Exeter Chiefs rugby club to fund a PhD study into the injury risks facing young rugby players.
The fully funded PhD student will investigate risk factors for injuries in Exeter Chiefs academy players.
The results will be used to inform the way training is carried out, and possibly for other interventions to help aspiring […]

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£2.85m for first PhD programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) is investing £2.85m to create a PhD programme that will train new scientists to explore ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance, one of the greatest emerging threats to human health. 
The first intake of the Antimicrobial Resistance PhD Training Programme will fully fund 18 students for four years at 16 universities across the UK, including the University […]

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Glass buoys to speak up for fishing communities

Sea shanties, fishermen’s voices and the sounds of a day at sea all feature in a new interactive art exhibit designed to give a voice to marginalised fishing communities.
The exhibit uses five large glass buoys suspended from slender wooden stems – all programmed to play recorded audio when a visitor comes close.
Each plays a different recording, and together they tell […]

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Project develops next generation of offshore renewable energy technology

World-leading researchers from the University of Exeter will collaborate with counterparts in China on a pioneering new project to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.
The project, co-lead by Professor Bing Chen from Dalian University of Technology in China, has received a grant of more than £800,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and […]

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University opens new child care center

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, more than 150 children and teachers began their first day at the new Princeton Childcare Center, a state-of-the-art building about a mile southeast of Nassau Hall at 185 Broadmead St. on the Princeton campus.
The new facility has space for up to 180 infants, toddlers and preschoolers, answering years of calls for more access to infant and […]

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Keohane receives Balzan Prize for international relations

Robert Keohane

The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Professor Robert Keohane the 2016 Balzan Prize for International Relations, History and Theory. The prize comes with an award of $790,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects conducted by young scholars or scientists.
Keohane is professor of public and international affairs, emeritus, at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public […]

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Ackland Art Museum acquires 12 artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

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Ackland Art Museum acquires 12 artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation
 
Ackland is the only university art museum selected for Foundation’s first round of giving
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Sept. 14, 2017) – The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only university art museum selected to acquire 12 significant works of art […]

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Exeter to play host to first South West Translation Festival

Authors, language experts, a “Spectacular Translation Machine” and a typewriter called Adélaïde will be the stars of Exeter’s first Translation Festival this month.
The city will play host to a series of free activities to celebrate those who translate foreign texts into English and back again, allowing us to read some of the world’s best literature.
There will be games, talks, debates, […]

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Classes back in session

Classes for the new academic year began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Some students are starting their day with “Basic Principles of Quantum Mechanics” or “Beginning Polish.” Others may be starting with the after-lunch music class, “Species Counterpoint,” or “Classical Roots of Western Literature.” Some are waiting until evening for the freshman seminars “Life in a Nuclear-Armed World” or […]

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Is the new iPhone designed for cybersafety?

An article in the Los Angeles Times by Arun Vishwanath,
associate professor of communication, about the release of the
latest installment of the new iPhone looks at the phone’s
features and how its development has made people less safe and
secure despite efforts to steadily strengthen the encryption of its
data. “Today, unsafe decisions are far easier to make on your
phone than on your computer. […]

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Graduate School orientation focuses on academic success, community

Emphasizing camaraderie, compassion and community, Princeton University welcomed 664 graduate students from 62 countries to a new academic year during orientation activities Sept. 10-11.
In a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 11, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber said, “Graduate students are simultaneously talented teachers and critical scholarly partners to our faculty in conducting pathbreaking research.”

In […]

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First day of classes!

Classes for the new academic year start at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Some students are starting their day with “Basic Principles of Quantum Mechanics” or “Beginning Polish.” Others may be starting with the after-lunch music class, “Species Counterpoint,” or “Classical Roots of Western Literature.” Some are waiting until evening for the freshman seminars “Life in a Nuclear-Armed World” or […]

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University of Exeter named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities

The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities in the 2018 Times Higher Education Arts and humanities subject ranking, published today
The league table measures Exeter’s performance in languages, literature, history, theology and archaeology.
Humanities subjects at taught at the University’s campuses in Exeter and Penryn […]

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University extends, makes standard access hours to campus academic buildings

Beginning with the first day of classes on Wednesday, Sept. 13, students, faculty and staff members will have additional exterior door access to academic buildings with Registrar classroom spaces. To accommodate better the work and activities that continue into the evening hours, TigerCard holders will be able to access electronically controlled buildings from 7 a.m. until midnight during the week […]

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UB’s first annual Entrepreneurs Festival is Thursday in the Student Union

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For anyone considering starting a
business, the University at Buffalo has numerous programs to
assist, including Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, which offers
coaching, mentoring and other hands-on methods to help UB community
members bring their ideas to market.
On Thursday, the LaunchPad is hosting UB’s inaugural
Entrepreneurs Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student
Union.
The event will feature demos of startups […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among national public universities for 17th consecutive year

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UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among national public universities for 17th consecutive year
 
Carolina 30th overall on U.S. News World Report ‘Best Colleges’ list
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. –  Sept. 12, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation.
 
A leading public […]

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Las diez universidades públicas de Andalucía muestran su modelo y oferta formativa en la Conferencia Anual de la EAIE en Sevilla

Un total de 250 empresas e instituciones educativas europeas y más de 5500 participantes se dan cita en FIBES para hablar de la Enseñanza Superior en Europa.
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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades during the last global ice age. 
Unexpectedly, according to research by UNSW Sydney and the University of Exeter, it looks like the origin of this warming […]

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Variation in genetic risk explains which people develop type 1 diabetes in later life

Having certain genetic variants could explain why people can develop type 1 diabetes at markedly different ages, including later in life, says new University of Exeter research being presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 Sept). The study is the first to suggest there is a specific […]

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Cigarettes could become less addictive thanks to the FDA

An article on Huffington Post about the impact that
removing nicotine from cigarettes would have on smoking rates
interviews Lynn Kozlowski, professor of community health and health
behavior in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.
“We need to have more experience in the marketplace with
optional trace-nicotine cigarettes before ever making a decision to
require that they be the only legal cigarette. When […]

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Newsworthy?

Inside Higher Ed reviewed “Newsworthy: The Supreme
Court Battle Over Privacy and Press Freedom,” a book by UB
law professor Samantha Barbas on the changing views toward privacy
by the American public and media.
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Antidepressants found in the Great Lakes and fish

Forbes, USA Today, the Toronto Sun, Forbes
and the New York Daily News were among national and
international news outlets that covered chemistry professor Diana
Aga’s new research, which describes how antidepressants are
building up in the brains of fish in the Niagara River. USA Today
reported that while the concentrations likely are not harmful to
humans eating the fish, they are problematic for wildlife: “It […]

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Where is the app for escaping a hurricane?

An article in The Atlantic’s City Lab about the
countless Floridians who took to local rideshare boards in search
of an escape from Hurricane Irma and the need for an app that can
match drivers with passengers interviews Daniel Hess, UB professor
of urban planning who studies volunteer-led evacuation efforts in
the face of disaster. “Surely we can do a better job of
coordinating people who […]

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How we can fix Facebook before the 2020 election

An article on Fortune by Mark Bartholomew,
professor of law and the author of “Adcreep: The Case Against
Modern Marketing,” looks at Russian hackers who orchestrated
the campaign to influence American voters in the 2016 presidential
election by purchasing ads designed to highlight voter attention to
wedge social issues such as immigration, race, and LGBTQ rights,
and efforts by Facebook to deploy technological solutions to the
problem. […]

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Two hurricanes in two weeks bring two very different reactions

An article in The New York Times about Hurricanes Harvey
and Irma and the psychology of evacuations interviews Natalie
Simpson, associate professor of operations management in the UB
School of Management. “The danger is being blown away, the
danger is being cut in half by flying debris that’s going 175
miles per hour,” she said. “Flooding is very, very
dangerous, but you can scramble for higher […]

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University of Exeter trees remove pollution equivalent to emissions from 798 family cars

The thousands of trees at the University of Exeter remove pollution equivalent to emissions from 798 family cars from the atmosphere every year, research shows.
New calculations show the 5,000 trees surveyed, from 328 species and six continents, capture 36 tonnes of carbon annually. They also stop 4,217 m³ a year of water – two Olympic swimming pools – from flooding […]

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Hurricane Irma’s storm surge, wind could damage vulnerable Florida bridges

This A USA Today story carried in numerous newspapers
nationwide about potential damage from Hurricane Irma notes a 2007
study by then-UB engineering professor Gilberto Mosqueda who said a
lesson learned from Hurricane Katrina is that bridges “account for
gravity. They’re not designed to resist an uplift
force.” Forecasters have predicted storm surges to reach 20
feet, approaching the height of those in Hurricane Katrina, and
long stretches […]

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La UGR publica “Religiosidad andaluza en América”

El libro, coordinado por los profesores Rafael López Guzmán y Francisco Montes González, es el resultado de un trabajo colectivo desarrollado durante cinco años por un grupo de once investigadores en más de una decena de países.
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La UGR y la UAL clausuran en Granada el Campus Inclusivo Interuniversitario 2017

La rectora de la Universidad de Granada, Pilar Aranda, ha presidido esta mañana el acto de clausura del Campus Inclusivo Interuniversitario 2017.
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