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News Release: Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business developing plans to offer new online MBA for professionals

10:25 am Eastern | SciTech

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Tech Company Video Ads Still Dominated By White Males

28 Jun 17:20 | Business

Consumer tech companies that are serious about attracting more women and people from minority groups into their workforce might want to revisit the video advertisements featured on their websites. read more »

How To Stay Sane When Your Child Can't Sleep

28 Jun 13:12 | U.S. News

Your child's sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall. The good news is you can turn the situation around. read more »

U. of I. News: Annual Beginning Teacher Conference to be July 17-18

28 Jun 12:24 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Mexico’s Southern Border Program lacks ‘structure and a clear-cut road map’

28 Jun 11:46 | SciTech

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News Release: Rice University project disperses single atoms on graphene to match platinum standard

28 Jun 10:28 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene.

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Persistent mental distress linked to higher risk of death in heart patients

27 Jun 17:13 | SciTech

Persistent moderate to severe mental distress is linked to a significantly heightened risk of death among patients with stable coronary heart disease, finds new research.read more »

Rice News Release: OpenStax's 2016 partner schools expected to save students $8.2M

27 Jun 14:24 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Eleven U.S. colleges and universities that partnered in 2016 with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax to boost the use of freely available textbooks and learning materials on their campuses expect the program to save their students nearly $8.2 million in the 2017-18 academic year.Image

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Study details evidence for past large earthquakes in the Eastern Tennessee seismic zone

27 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (ETSZ), a zone of small earthquakes stretching from northeastern Alabama to southwestern Virginia, may have generated earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater within the last 25,000 years, according to a study.read more »

Media advisory: Campus walk, concert Thursday night for missing scholar

27 Jun 09:32 | SciTech

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Researchers Make A More Friendly Car Horn

26 Jun 17:16 | U.S. News

Sound permeates the human experience -- we are exposed to sounds from birth to death, and the human auditory system can distinguish and classify about 400,000 different sounds, according to some estimates. It is noise that gets our attention. Sometimes traumatically so.read more »

Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

23 Jun 17:23 | SciTech

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.read more »

Uncomfortable Summer Heat Makes People Moody And Unhelpful, New Research Finds

23 Jun 13:14 | World

Researchers conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or "prosocial."read more »

Rice News Release: Vardi wins ACM Presidential Award, available to discuss AI

23 Jun 12:03 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice's Higgs to testify before Congress Wednesday

23 Jun 06:58 | SciTech

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Study Identifies Most Popular Selfies For Men And Women, Age Groups

22 Jun 17:10 | Entertainment

When it comes to selfies, appearance is (almost) everything. To better understand the photographic phenomenon and how people form their identities online, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers combed through 2.5 million selfie posts on Instagram to determine what kinds of identity statements people make by taking and sharing selfies.read more »

CORRECTION: Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam

22 Jun 15:36 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to create centimeter-sized objects of graphene foam, a 3-D version of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene.

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Sea Turtles

22 Jun 13:12 | World

A study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact negatively on the turtle population in some areas of the world.read more »

Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products

22 Jun 12:54 | SciTech

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Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, productsread more »

When will the Venezuela crisis end?

22 Jun 12:16 | SciTech

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Emerging Leaders Conference to Offer Legislative Leadership Opportunities to High School Students

22 Jun 10:06 | SciTech

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

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U. of I. News: Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar support

21 Jun 13:22 | SciTech

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Perceptions about Body Image Linked to Increased Alcohol, Tobacco Use for Teens

21 Jun 12:33 | SciTech

Findings provide support for increased body-image awareness to improve overall health read more »

Total Eclipse Of The Sun Crosses The U.S. From Oregon To South Carolina On August 21st

21 Jun 11:18 | U.S. News

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer's total eclipse of the Sun, now just two months away. read more »

Record High Temperatures Grip Much Of The Globe, More Hot Weather To Come

21 Jun 09:22 | World

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, warning of more heatwaves to come.read more »

News Release: Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam

21 Jun 07:09 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to create centimeter-sized objects of graphene foam, a 3-D version of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene.

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Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones

20 Jun 17:35 | SciTech

People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research.read more »

Mizzou Freshman Orientation Program Contributes to Higher Retention, Graduation Rates

20 Jun 16:36 | SciTech

FIGs program has become a national model to help students transition to college liferead more »

U. of I. News: Fourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

20 Jun 15:39 | SciTech

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Rice Expert Alert: NAFTA does not matter as much as people think

20 Jun 14:42 | SciTech

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Deadly Heatwaves Will Continue To Rise, According To Study

20 Jun 13:06 | World

Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. read more »

U. of I. News:Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

20 Jun 11:04 | SciTech

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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study findsread more »

U. of I. News: Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children

20 Jun 10:06 | SciTech

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Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent childrenread more »

Media advisory: News conference to announce $40K reward for arrest in missing scholar investigation

19 Jun 18:48 | SciTech

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Global Diet And Farming Methods 'Must Change For Environment's Sake'

19 Jun 17:29 | SciTech

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.read more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou Astronomer Angela Speck to be Featured on NASA Science Panel

19 Jun 16:42 | SciTech

Event will be live-streamed; local reporters’ questions encouragedread more »

Rice News Release: Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

19 Jun 15:01 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded a direct solar desalination technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to heat salt water for membrane distillation. The technology could provide off-grid water treatment for some of the 1 billion people who lack access to clean water.

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Media Advisory: With Gulf of Mexico storm likely, Rice experts available

19 Jun 12:16 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Focus on pickup trucks, not Priuses, to reduce gasoline use, emissions

19 Jun 10:23 | SciTech

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'Purposeful Leaders' Are Winning Hearts And Minds In Workplaces, Study Finds

16 Jun 2017 | Business

People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders, a new study has found.read more »

News Release: Statement from James A. Baker III on death of Helmut Kohl

16 Jun 2017 | SciTech

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Widespread Snowmelt In West Antarctica During Unusually Warm Summer

16 Jun 2017 | World

An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Nino blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined.read more »

'Big Food' Companies Have Less Power Than You Might Think

15 Jun 2017 | SciTech

A Dartmouth study finds that "Big Food" companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. read more »

Media Advisory: Rice experts available to discuss Trump rollback of US relations with Cuba

15 Jun 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Mizzou Announces New Animal Research Adoption Partnership

15 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Homes for Animal Heroes partnership to augment robust adoption program at MUread more »

People 'Phone Snubbed' By Others Often Turn To Phones, Social Media For Acceptance

14 Jun 2017 | SciTech

People who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.read more »

Community Partnerships Can Help Art Programs Succeed

14 Jun 2017 | SciTech

MU researcher has received $90,000 NEA grant to study impacts of arts enrichment on students’ academic and social outcomes read more »

Long Term Exposure To Aircraft Noise Linked To High Blood Pressure

14 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well, suggests research.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice professor available to discuss astronaut training

14 Jun 2017 | SciTech

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Long After 1980s Farm Crisis, Farmers Still Take Own Lives At A High Rate

13 Jun 2017 | SciTech

The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.read more »

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