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September 25, 2014

Research by Terri Orbuch, senior research professor at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, shows that frequent small acts of kindness are a predictor of happiness in a relationship.

Time

September 24, 2014

In a column about how phone calls have become unwanted intrusions, Scott W. Campbell, associate professor of communication studies, said: "Now, calling on a phone is almost like a violation. It's very greedy for your social presence, and texting is not."

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

September 24, 2014

Paul Edwards, professor of history and information, explains the science behind the term "global temperature."

NBC News

September 23, 2014

Speaking about how professional dress codes have changed, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, associate professor of management and organizations, said, "By breaking people's expectations you’re literally signaling a sense that something new is to be learned. You're trying to accomplish something that’s not necessarily mainstream, you're focusing on issues from a new perspective, you're signaling a break from tradition."

Marketplace

September 23, 2014

Amy Reines, a research fellow in astronomy, was quoted in a story about the discovery of an enormous, supermassive black hole in the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy.

Los Angeles Times

September 23, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, associate professor of neurology, spoke about an Israeli brain-imaging system being used to diagnose concussions in American football players.

The Times of Israel

September 23, 2014

"There is increasing evidence that fibromyalgia is not just a pain condition. More recent research … suggests that persons with fibromyalgia suffer from a central processing deficit of multiple types of sensory stimuli, not just pain," said Michael Geisser, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Reuters

September 22, 2014

Susan Dynarski, professor of economics, education and public policy, wrote an article making the case that federal ratings for colleges won't rein in rising tuition costs.

The New York Times

September 22, 2014

Frank Vandervort, clinical professor of law, says American cultural norms make it hard for lawmakers to take a tougher stand against physically disciplining children.

The Christian Science Monitor

September 22, 2014

"Was he brilliant, far-sighted or gambling? I believe he was gambling a bit — or maybe people are just fearless when they're ignorant," said Xun (Brian) Wu, assistant professor of strategy, referring to Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Los Angeles Times

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