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Study: Problematic Social Media Use Linked to Brain Imbalance

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The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, find researchers in a recent study...
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low...
12-Jan-2017 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Biking in Chicago Is Faster Than Public Transportation, Uber

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It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. In a new study, “Policies for Pedaling,” researchers...
12-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Describe New Large Prehistoric Shark

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Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from the eastern and western United States (California...
3-Oct-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

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Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.
22-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DePaul University 2016 Commencement Speakers: Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, and Business, Education, Technology and Humanitarian Thought Leaders

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DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: refugee advocate Edwin Silverman; NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez; theatre scholar Todd London; Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs; social justice advocate Marty Castro; software...
23-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fossil Discovery: Extraordinary ‘Big-Mouthed’ Fish From Cretaceous Period

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An international team of scientists have discovered two new plankton-eating fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys from the oceans of the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet.
8-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Bus Stations ‘Brimming’ with Traffic Over Christmas and New Year’s

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Winter holiday bus travel is projected to increase 1-2 percent from last year, reaching 2.6 million passengers over a 12-day period for Christmas and New Year’s travel, according to data released by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan...
16-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Environmental Policy Expert: Deregulation Could Ignite Grassroots Movement

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9-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Faculty Experts Available to Discuss ‘the Great War’ 100 Years After US Entry

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The U.S. officially entered the Great War – known more commonly as World War I – 100 years ago in April 1917 and remained active through the war’s end in November 1918. Many historians view WWI as a turning point for the rest of the 20th...
8-May-2017 2:30 PM EDT

Autism Experts at DePaul University Talk Theatre, Education, Media Representation

26-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

ACA: What’s next? DePaulU health law policy expert says market-based mechanisms need price transparency for consumers

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27-Mar-2017 3:55 PM EDT

US Key to Helping South Sudan, DePaul University Expert Says

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16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT

The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

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As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to predict...
23-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Dr. Seuss and Literacy: DePaul University Expert Offers Tips to Keep Reading Fun for Children, Reflects on 60 Years of ‘the Cat in the Hat’

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15-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST

Faculty Experts Available to Discuss Abraham Lincoln Legacy as Birthday Nears

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To mark Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Feb. 12 – he was born in 1809 in Kentucky – DePaul University experts are available to discuss the 16th president’s depiction in photography and art, and his relevance in modern times.
2-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST

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