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Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
UC professor lifts the curtain on Rome's first imperial family
From Augustus to Nero, Romans treated the Julio-Claudian emperors like gods during their reigns and condemned them as monsters after their deaths. A new book by a University of Cincinnati classicist offers the first detailed study of how the only surviving literary witness to the dynasty's rise and fall reinterprets the history of Rome's first imperial family.

Contact: Rachel Richardson
rachel.richardson@uc.edu
513-556-5219
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
New book on malaria from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication', from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, explores recent developments in our understanding of malaria biology and their potential to influence malaria elimination/eradication strategies. The authors describe recent developments in their respective research areas and suggest both how these insights could guide intervention strategy and where critical knowledge gaps remain.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
New Year's resolutions: Have yours gone up in smoke?
It's more than halfway through February and for many those hopeful New Year's resolutions to make some positive changes have fallen by the wayside. A QUT neuroscientist has published a new book on how to train your brain to stick with them long-term.

Contact: Amanda Weaver
amanda.weaver@qut.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
Researcher uncovers the secret history of self-harm
Taking the reader from the Victorian era to modern Britain, Psyche on the Skin challenges the idea that self-harm is a phenomenon that can be attributed to 'how we live now.'

Contact: Mark Byrne
m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
44-781-590-2560
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
Future trends for top materials by Mario J F Calvete
In the last four decades materials science has evolved and developed into a very diverse range of highly specialized family of compounds -- from what were once essentially esoteric, often topical, basic research specialties -- into what one would clearly class today as one of the most significant and important industrial fields and specializations of our modern era.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
An autism 'revolution' in the history of child development
What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in popular culture.

Contact: Mark Byrne
m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
0044-781-590-2560
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
Supermarket chains and food companies guilty of 'lip service' to farm animal welfare
The research probes the extent to which farm animal welfare is part of the corporate social responsibility strategies of large food companies "big firms have little understanding of why they engage with farm animal welfare and fail to make connections with broader issues of sustainability."

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Pilot project offers blueprint for addressing mental health needs of homeless children
A research team led by North Carolina State University outlines the lessons learned in a five-year pilot project that was designed to help meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families -- and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
CUNY sociologist wins 2017 GRRI, publishes book on cross-national attitudes about homosexuality
Dr. Amy Adamczyk, Professor and Interim Chair of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has received a 2017 Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) Award from Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.

Contact: Shante Booker
Shante.Booker@cuny.edu
The City University of New York

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Price of a pill - professor's new book examines affordable medicines
Countries both rich and poor are confronted with the challenge of making sure that medicines -- including new and costly treatments -- are widely available and affordable for growing and ageing populations. A newly-appointed University of Huddersfield professor is established as a leading expert on the issue, and his latest book will aid global policy makers.

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Atmospheric chemistry: Advancing on many fronts into the age of global change
Leading scientific researchers present invited authoritative reviews or summaries of their atmospheric chemistry research in the first volume of the World Scientific series Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
The role of animal companions in the lives of homeless people
Published as 'Caring at the Borders of the Human: Companion animals and the homeless' in the book 'ReValuing Care: Cycles and Connections' (Routledge), Professor Carr's research also reveals that homeless people often show a collective responsibility for the pets and, because of the close relationship between the pet and the homeless person, a collective responsibility for homelessness itself.

Contact: S.Fleming
S.Fleming@kent.ac.uk
44-012-278-23581
University of Kent

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
'In 50 years, reading will be much easier -- for computers and humans alike'
At a time when even something as fundamental as reading has been co-opted by digital brains, teaching computers to read has become a monumental task. A new book by Ching Y. Suen, a professor in Concordia's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, deciphers the latest in digital literacy.

Contact: Cléa Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-909-2999
Concordia University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Online Pest Risk Atlas for Africa to combat climate change effects on pest management
The International Potato Center (CIP) announces the launch of its free online mobile accessible Pest Risk Atlas for Africa that assesses potential pest risks under current and potential future climate conditions for a number of important pests that effect African agricultural and horticultural crops like potato, sweetpotato, vegetables, and maize.
German Federal Ministry of Cooperation and Development

Contact: Joel Ranck
j.ranck@cgiar.org
International Potato Center / Centro Internacional de la Papa

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
A new fight with old battle lines
Book explores what France's gay rights battle says about identity and belonging.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Conflict and conformity, culture and technology ruled in rock's early days
While music critics may jeer pop acts of rock's early days, like Pat Boone, as lame takeoffs of the real thing, a Penn State cultural historian writes in his new book that they played a key role in bringing in white audiences to rhythm and blues, as well as paving the way for more black artists and harder white rock 'n' roll performers, like Elvis.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science and Public Engagement
James Wynn's timely investigation highlights scientific studies grounded in publicly gathered data and probes the rhetoric these studies employ. Many of these endeavors, such as the widely used SETI@home project, simply draw on the processing power of participants' home computers; others, like the protein-folding game FoldIt, ask users to take a more active role in solving scientific problems.

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
A 'new human nature' -- the key to our own and other species' survival
In their new Springer book 'Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene,' the authors explore how we have lost the ability to communicate with other species, leading to the start of the sixth spasm of extinction. However, we do not have to be doomed by our ignorance. If we open our minds and rewild our hearts, ecological and therefore moral redemption are possible.

Contact: Christina Theis
christina.theis@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Founding fathers used fake news, racial fear-mongering to unite colonies
Fake news and fear-based political dialogue are nothing new to politics. In fact, the Founding Fathers of the United States used these types of tactics to unite the 13 colonies during the American Revolution, according to a new book from Robert Parkinson, assistant professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Contact: Robert Parkinson
rparkins@binghamton.edu
607-777-4416
Binghamton University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
New translation opens a window into the world of the 'father of genetics'
For decades the 'father of genetics' Gregor Mendel has been portrayed as living an isolated, monk-like existence, cut off from society. Now a new translation of one of Mendel's seminal works -- published in a unique, interactive format -- shows he was far more influenced by his environment than had been assumed, and deeply engaged with intellectual, economic and political developments of the time.

Contact: Kerra Maddern
k.l.maddern@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Rochester mindfulness expert writes book on humanity in medicine
Ronald Epstein, M.D., a University of Rochester Medical Center professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, and Medicine, has written the first book for the general public about mindfulness in medical practice, providing an inside look at how doctors think and illustrating his points with true stories.

Contact: Leslie Orr
leslie_orr@urmc.rochester.edu
585-415-9198
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Penn nursing professor authors new book on historical importance of public health programs
'Nursing with a Message' reveals the key role that local public health programs -- and the nurses who ran them -- influenced how Americans perceived both their personal health choices and the well-being of their communities.

Contact: Ed Federico
efed@upenn.edu
215-746-3562
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Can we see beginnings of state failure in the US and Europe?
The United States and Europe face an increasing risk of state failure in coming years due to the escalation of interlinked environmental, energy and economic crises. This warning is set out in 'Failing States, Collapsing Systems: BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence' by Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, published by Springer as part of the book series Springer Briefs in Energy Analysis. The study pinpoints net energy decline as a primary factor in the critical vulnerability of the global financial system.

Contact: Christina Theis
christina.theis@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
An optimistic vision for Paris Climate Agreement
In December 2015, the world's nations negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an empirical model of global climate, which they have used to comprehensively analyze the Paris Agreement.

Contact: Christina Theis
christina.theis@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
New book fights the free-market capitalism invading higher education
The financial crisis that erupted in 2008 was followed by a series of changes to the educational landscape of the UK, influenced by economic factors such as austerity and by the philosophies of 'neoliberalism' -- a modified form of liberalism tending to favor free-market capitalism. Now they have been analyzed and critiqued by a team of experts that includes the University of Huddersfield's Dr. Yvonne Downs.

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

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