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December

December 29: Overcoming the Lack of Willpower: The Hidden Power of Small Rewards

Like most of us, students also make New Year’s resolutions – but in the end, a lack of willpower can derail even the best intentions. Like diets and exercise, e-learning requires willpower. Studying at home means trying not to get distracted and become tempted to do other things. Luckily for students - and others who fight their weaker inner selves - researchers at the Johannes Kepler University and the Vienna University of Economics have discovered that when it comes to learning outcomes, there is hidden power in small rewards.

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December 6: A Night of Dreams: The JKU Ball on January 19 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz

This year’s gala university ball theme “SOMNIUM – A Night of Dreams” will celebrate the JKU’s visionary outlook on January 19 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz.JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas remarked, “Following Johannes Kepler’s fantastic narrative about a journey to the moon, we and our guests will celebrate the pioneering spirit, ingenuity and creativity.”

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