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Nonfriction literature
(Lehigh University) Friction and wear costs the US at least $500 billion every year. The National Science Foundation is supporting joint Lehigh-DuPont research into tribology through the GOALI Program, Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry.

Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
(University of Plymouth) Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study conducted at Plymouth University suggests.

American Indians disproportionately disciplined at school compared to white students
(University of Utah) School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state's public education system, new research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic reveals.

UC Davis gets federal grant to fund research on online learning
(University of California - Davis) A federal grant will allow the study of K-12 virtual schooling in Florida.

75th Scientific Sessions press conference schedule
(American Diabetes Association) The American Diabetes Association is happy to share the press conference schedule for our upcoming 75th Scientific Sessions, the world's foremost meeting on diabetes, being held June 5-9, 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.

Here's looking at you: ONR tests new glasses for augmented reality system with Marines
(Office of Naval Research) Marines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval Research. At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer moved one step closer to its ultimate goal of giving warfighters glasses that can be worn to enhance augmented reality training scenarios.

Energy Secretary Moniz announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winners
(DOE/US Department of Energy) US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional US scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department's science, energy and national security missions.

Report on expanded success initiative points to changes in schools
(New York University) A new report on New York City's Expanded Success Initiative, which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved are changing the way they operate and offering students opportunities they would not otherwise have.

Tel Aviv University awards highest honors to leading policymakers and intellectuals
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) In a moving ceremony on May 14 during Tel Aviv University's annual Board of Governors meeting, the university conferred its most distinguished awards on a remarkable group of international figures recognized for their professional and social contributions to science, innovation, business, philanthropy, defense, the arts, and for their abiding support of the State of Israel.

Joint conference on serious games
(University of Huddersfield) The Joint Conference on Serious Games takes place on June 3-4. The event -- which is a combination of the Sixth International Conference on Serious Games Development and the Fifth GameDays Conference -- is chaired by Professor Minhua Ma, who is Director of Internationalization in the University of Huddersfield's School of Art, Design and Architecture.

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