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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

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Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

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Stress of racial discrimination may help explain racial/ethnic differences in achievement

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Second Expert Panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate

The second expert panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate between Trump and Clinton took place on Wednesday, September 28th. The four experts spoke on the topics of body language, the use of humor, spoken inferred utterances, and the audience response of the debate.

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Husker Debate Coach: Clinton Scores Higher in 'Personality Contest'

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably wouldn’t make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln debate team, judging by their respective performances during Sept. 26's first presidential debate.

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Congressional Veto Override on 9/11 Bill Bad Idea, Says Texas A&M Prof, Saudi Arabia Expert

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Today’s Parents Spend More Time with Their Kids Than Moms and Dads Did 50 Years Ago

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Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take heart: Mothers – and fathers – across most Western countries are spending more time with their children than parents did in the mid-’60s, according to a University of California, Irvine study. And time spent with kids is highest among better-educated parents – a finding that somewhat surprised study co-author Judith Treas, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of sociology.

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Rest and Well-Being – World’s Largest Survey

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Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic.

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Cornell Engineering to Offer Systems Ph.D. Program

A unique doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University’s College of Engineering beginning in the fall of 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world’s most complex logistical problems.

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Renzi Needs the Skills of Cicero to Persuade Voters at Referendum

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Water Activist Honored with OU International Water Prize

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The University of Oklahoma Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center awarded Eric Stowe, founder and director of clean water company Splash, with the 2017 International Water Prize. Stowe was selected by a panel of water experts from around the world and chosen for his innovative approach to providing clean water to children in impoverished countries.

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Legacy of Shimon Peres: American University Professor Available for Comments and Analysis

Prof. Ziv is available to discuss the legacy of Shimon Peres

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Identifying Ecstasy’s Dangerous Path

In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug Ecstasy.

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The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production

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LBDA Shines a Light on Lewy Body Dementia During October’s Lewy Body Awareness Month

To drive awareness of a common but little-known dementia, Lewy body dementia (LBD), the Lewy Body Dementia Association and families across the nation stand together in solidarity, making October, Lewy Body Awareness Month.

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.

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When Washington Doesn’t Get America

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The Washington bureaucracy doesn’t think very highly of the American people, concludes a study of 850 non-elected officials working in the nation’s capital.

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First Expert Panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate

Our first expert panel on the Presidential Debate between Trump and Clinton took place on Tuesday, September 27th. The four experts offered a unique scientific perspective, discussing psychological data based on facial gestures, tone and the communicated emotions of the candidates. They also discussed the rhetoric style and aggressive behavior of the candidates, measuring the impact of interruptions and gestures.

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Smoking Bans Persuade Light Users to Give Up the Habit

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.

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Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges

A new study finds that indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n’ roll.

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Sociologists Examine Shift From 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

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Indiana University sociologists Tim Hallett and Emily Meanwell look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act aquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left behind."







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