Posts Tagged ‘Faculty of Arts’

UBC study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have launched a study to explore why learning-disabled students shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, called Libretti of Learning, will be presented at Congress, a national gathering of 7,000 researchers that begins June 1 in Victoria.

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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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#ChangeTheWorld

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The inaugural UBC Reports Most Likely to Change the World contest received 45 nominations from students, faculty and staff across both campuses.

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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UBC experts for B.C. election

Apr. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.

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Academia is one of the most liberal occupations in the U.S., UBC Sociology Prof. Neil Gross says.

Turn left here

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking

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UBC student Eva Kwan is helping to keep Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in his happy place.

Earth to Commander Chris

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded

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UBC experts for comment on budget 2013

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.

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Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC

Mar. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.

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Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.

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