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Thursday, November 2, 2017

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New Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides for Free Download

The new Meatless Monday Restaurant and Foodservice Implementation Guides are ideal resources for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes. The guides provide restaurant and foodservice operators guidance to ...

– Monday Campaigns

Arts and Humanities


The Poppy Lady: Georgia Woman Starts Movement to Sell Poppies to Support Veterans

Moina Belle Michael's idea raises billions for veterans

– University of Georgia


New Website Features Lake Michigan Stories, Education and Activism

Freshwater Stories, a forthcoming website produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Freshwater Lab, is designed to be an educational and creative hub for learning about Lake Michigan and the challenges facing it and the Great Lakes water sy...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Washington Bureau Chiefs Discuss New Era's Impact on Journalism


– Northwestern University


New Report Proposes Learning Tech Inequality Solutions

Free and open technologies do not democratize education, but strategies to combat educational inequity exist and should be replicated, a new report by digital learning experts recommends.

– University of California, Irvine

Social and Behavioral Sciences


UIC Hopes to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

A new website, "3/40 Blueprint," was recently launched by the University of Illinois at Chicago as a primary site for identifying promising practices that serve LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness and to publish new information on the strug...

– University of Illinois at Chicago



Preparing Nurses to Prevent Workplace Violence: What’s the Evidence?

Among the solutions to workplace violence in healthcare is teaching nurses how to prevent and respond to aggression, but evidence about the effectiveness of such educational interventions is limited, according to an article in the American Journal o...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

American Journal of Critical Care, Nov-2017

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 06:00 ET

APA Stress in America™ Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember;’ Future of Nation Most Commonly Reported Source of Stress

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than perennial stressors like money (62 percent) and work (61 percent), according to the American Psychological...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET

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Rutgers Dean Combats Recall Bias in Study Participants with Texts and Phone Calls

Text messages and phone calls may be acceptable modes of gathering insights into the behaviors of young men who have sex with men.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Journal of LGBT Youth

Research Documents Link Between Nightmares and Self-Harm

New research finds a link between frequent nightmares and self-injurious behavior, such as cutting and burning oneself.

– Florida State University

Comprehensive Psychiatry

Eating More Like Our Ancestors Would Improve Human Health

Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according to a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Earlier diets were highly diverse and...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nutrition Reviews

Bugs as Snacks Among UF/IFAS Experts’ Predicted 2018 Food Trends

Cutting food waste, becoming a food entrepreneur and eating on a budget if you're a foodie. These are just some of the fearless forecasts from UF/IFAS experts, as they predict food trends for 2018.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Women CEOs More Likely to be Targeted by Activist Shareholders

Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.

– University of Alabama

Journal of Applied Psychology

More Money, Education Only Makes Discrimination Worse for Minorities

Upwardly mobile blacks and Hispanics are more likely to experience racial discrimination than their socioeconomically stable peers, new research has found. And that might help explain racial disparities in health among middle- and upper-class America...

– Ohio State University

Social Science & Medicine

New National Poll Shows Americans Distrust Congress, the Media, Hollywood, and Even Other Voters in the U.S.

A new University of Delaware poll found that a large majority of Americans carry a deep level of distrust for virtually every governing, media, and political institution in America. Only the military gained a positive rating with 72% trusting; the me...

– University of Delaware

Team Culture Creates Successful Professional Teams

Professional baseball teams can hit a winning streak at any time throughout an entire season. When momentum builds and all the stars align just right, successful teams seem to discover the missing piece needed to win.

– Texas A&M University

original post

What Is The Impact Of The Exodus Of Black Teachers?

During the first 11 years of desegregation, after Brown vs. Board of Education, more than 45,000 Black teachers lost their jobs.

– Texas A&M University

original story

Workplace Health - The Silent Epidemic

Workplace incivility is taking over our organizations, professional relationships and everyday interactions. According to Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development, understanding why incivility happens and how to address it star...

– Texas A&M University

original story

Get FRUVED Campaign Makes Healthy Lifestyle Choices Easier

College students are creating a campus environment that encourages healthy lifestyles and promotes healthful activities through social media and marketing, thanks to Get FRUVED.

– South Dakota State University

Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety ...

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– Iowa State University


Both the Aggressor and the Victim: Alarming Number of Teens Cyberbully Themselves

A new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern, warns a researcher and bullying expert from Florida Atlantic University. The behavior: “digital self-harm,” where teens post, send or share mean things about themselves anonym...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Adolescent Health

Research Shows How to Make Email and Other Technology Interruptions Productive

There are different types of email interruptions, each one with its own trade offs. Managers and workers can use this knowledge to mitigate the negative impacts on performance and stress.

– Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen's University

MIS Quarterly Vol. 42 No. 2, June 2018

The Human Dimensions of Water

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



​One Factor That May Help Schools Close Racial Achievement Gap


– Ohio State University

Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.

Innovation at the University of Haifa: Students Learn About Fake News

Students Learn about Fake News at the University of Haifa

– University of Haifa


Study: Taking Career and Technical Education Courses Later in High School Reduces Chances of Dropping Out and Improves On-Time Graduation

High school students who complete career and technical education (CTE) courses during their junior and senior years are, on average, more likely to graduate on time and less likely to drop out than students who do not take CTE courses, according to n...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Pop Culture


Dog Park Etiquette

Does your dog need a change of scenery? Consider taking Fido to the dog park, where he or she can play, exercise, and socialize with other dogs and people. These activities can benefit your dog both physically and mentally.

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommen...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

LifeWire Announcements

University of North Florida Launches New Center for Nutrition and Food Security

In the United States, one in six Americans lack access to adequate amounts of healthy foods. In an effort to address the issue and find solutions, the University of North Florida has launched the Center for Nutrition and Food Security, which will be ...

– University of North Florida

University of Chicago Announces $125 Million Gift to Support Economic Scholarship

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, ...

– University of Chicago

Oral History Association Selects MTSU for National Headquarters Location

In its 51st year, the Oral History Association has chosen MTSU for its headquarters and its co-chairs will be Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the university’s Albert Gore Research Center, and history professor Kris McCusker.

– Middle Tennessee State University

NYIT Dean Appointed to Board of National Black Nurses Association

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean, New York Institute of Technology School of Health Professions, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Black Nurses Association.

– New York Institute of Technology

UCLA Co-Sponsoring Conference on Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Women

UCLA is co-sponsoring a major conference spotlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women at the local, state and national levels. “A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families”, runs Nov. 2-3 at the Morehouse...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Former Maryland Governor Glendening Joins Johns Hopkins Business Faculty

Former Maryland governor Parris Glendening has joined Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School as an executive visiting professor focusing on community design, smart growth, and real estate and infrastructure.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Anti-Doping Study Supported by IOC Investigates Incentives to Stop Doping

An Australian research team involving the University of Adelaide and La Trobe University has been awarded funding from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help combat one of sport’s biggest challenges: doping.

– University of Adelaide

UIC Launches Fundraising Campaign to Raise $750 Million

The University of Illinois at Chicago launched “IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC,” on Saturday, October 28. More than 700 friends, alumni and donors attended the kickoff rally and celebration to support the university’s strategic priorities and mas...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Cornell Offers Universidad de Puerto Rico Students Academic Haven

As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Cornell is offering a free semester of study – including tuition, room and board – in spring 2018 for up to 58 students from Universidad de Puerto Rico.

– Cornell University

Cornell College Expands Theatre and Dance Program

The departments of music and theatre & dance are on track to offer a new degree, the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in musical theatre, next fall.

– Cornell College

USC and VICE Collaborate on Course for Creating Media to Drive Social Change

USC Annenberg, in partnership with VICE Media, will launch a new class in Spring 2018 developed from VICELAND’s Emmy-nominated documentary series WOMAN with Gloria Steinem.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Biographer Ron Chernow on the Life of Ulysses S. Grant—Nov. 6 at NYU

Ron Chernow, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of “Washington: A Life” and of the acclaimed “Alexander Hamilton,” will discuss the legacy of Ulysses S. Grant, the subject of his newest biography, on Mon., Nov. 6.

– New York University

Spartan Marching Band Celebrates Africa

With African music, dancing and colorful visuals, the Spartan Marching Band will celebrate Michigan State University's decades-long engagement with Africa during its halftime show on Saturday. The Celebration of Africa will occur during the MSU vs. P...

– Michigan State University

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Williams Lincolniana Collection Unveiled at New MSU Facility with Nov. 30 Grand Opening

A $10 million addition to Mississippi State’s Mitchell Memorial Library, home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and the prestigious Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, will be unveiled with a Nov. 30 celebration at the...

– Mississippi State University

Harold Holzer Headlines Inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at MSU

Harold Holzer, a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at Mississippi State on Nov. 30.

– Mississippi State University

LifeWire Marketplace

New Parenting Book Outlines the A-B-C’s and 1-2-3’s of Preparing Kids for College

From preparing for college to tackling the tough conversations that come with parenting, Professor Chris Palmer's new book offers easy to implement parenting advice for the 21st Century.

– American University





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