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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Significant Financial Worries

A study shows that Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues. The highest odds of reporting worry were associated with normal monthly bills like housing expenses. Concern about making t...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Social Service Research


‘Smart Shrinkage’ in Small Towns Driven by Strong Social Infrastructure

As small Iowa towns continue to lose population, a strong social infrastructure – rather than economic or physical factors – determines whether residents report greater quality of life, according to new research out of Iowa State University.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Rural Studies

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2018 at 09:30 ET


APA Stress in America™ Survey: Generation Z Stressed About Issues in the News but Least Likely to Vote

Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z – those between ages 15 and 21 – with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to the American Psychol...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2018 at 00:05 ET

Study reconstructs Neandertal ribcage, offers new clues to ancient human anatomy

An international team of scientists has completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neandertal skeleton unearthed to date. Using CT scans of fossils from an approximately 60,000-year-old male skeleton, researcher...

– University of Washington

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Advertising in Mobile Apps for Young Children – Study Raises Concerns about Frequency and Content

Nearly all smartphone and tablet apps targeted at toddlers and preschoolers have commercial content, often using "manipulative and disruptive" advertising methods, reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Life Without Lead

Dan Renfrew studies the factors that created a lead epidemic in Uruguay. He investigates the social impacts of lead contamination, examining how the government responded to the crisis, why the crisis happened in the first place and how residents resp...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Study Finds Neutral Fact-Checking Doesn’t Convince Voters to Abandon ‘Fake News’

A Tulane University study found Republicans and Democrats weren’t persuaded to abandon false beliefs about election fraud after reading fact-checking organizations. Surprisingly, both sides were most persuaded by Breitbart News.

– Tulane University

How People Perceive Cities and Suburbs Is Not Merely a Matter of Boundary Lines

What separates cities and suburbs isn't always a geographic boundary. Subjective social factors also play a role, particularly school quality and public safety, according to a new study.

– University at Buffalo

City & Community


Red/Blue-State Divide Even Exists in eBay Trading

An analysis of more than 550 million items sold by individuals on eBay in 2015 and 2016 — transactions totaling $22.3 billion — signals that we’re more likely to buy goods from someone we perceive comes from a similar political persuasion.

– Washington University in St. Louis

annual meeting of the American Economic Association

Embargo expired on 29-Oct-2018 at 10:00 ET

Thrill-Seeking, Search for Meaning Fuel Political Violence

WASHINGTON – What drives someone to support or participate in politically or religiously motivated acts of violence, and what can be done to prevent them? While one factor may be a search for meaning in life, research published by the American Psyc...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Most Americans underestimate minorities’ environmental concerns — even minorities

A new study shows most Americans underestimate just how concerned minorities and lower-income people are about environmental threats, including members of those groups.

– Cornell University

Ohio State to Lead National Study of Same-Gender Couples

The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, has been selected to conduct a first-of-its-kind national, five-year study of health in same-gender couples.

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– Ohio State University



Marketers On Board: The Secret Ingredient to Firm Growth

Growth. It’s a top priority for many companies. According to a recent study conducted by Gartner, it’s the number one strategic priority for CEOs. It is surprising, then, that less than 3 percent of board members — those at the highest levels o...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Nearly 1,000 California School Employees On Their Way to Becoming Teachers Through the California State University

The California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program is making it easier for teaching assistants, after-school workers, bus drivers and others to achieve their dream of teaching.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


GRE Scores Don’t Predict STEM Doctoral Degree Completion, New Study Says

It has been long debated whether the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) are an appropriate selection tool for graduate school admissions, and whether overreliance on GRE scores may exclude many students historically underrepresented in science, tech...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Celebrating California State University's Women Leaders

For the first time in the CSU system’s nearly six decade history, a majority of women currently lead as campus presidents.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200

An interview with professor Roxanne Eberle, who specializes in Romantic literature and has taught "Frankenstein" to students for years.

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– University of Georgia

Law and Public Policy


Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute Ohio Midterm Poll III – Highlights and Analysis

In the races for U.S. Senator and the governorship in Ohio, there has been little movement among undecided voters. In all three polls, Democratic incumbent Senator Brown had at least a 15-point lead over Republican Congressman Renacci. In the most re...

– Baldwin Wallace University

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2018 at 06:00 ET


Modelling a Future Fuelled by Sustainable Energy

University of Adelaide economists have modelled the transition from a world powered by fossil fuels to one in which sustainable sources supply all our energy needs.

– University of Adelaide

Economic Modelling

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American Sociological Association Expresses Strong Objection to Newly Proposed Legal Definition of Sex, Due to Risk of Transgender Discrimination

The proposed definition would allow only a binary classification that is immutable and based on genitalia at birth. Such a policy stands to have detrimental impacts on the physical and mental health of transgender and intersex individuals.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

LifeWire Announcements

Professor James Hendler Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2018 Class of Academy Fellows.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 31-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET

Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs in Finance, Marketing and Energy Receive STEM Certification

Several programs within the McCombs School of Business have received STEM designation.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Tulane University Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Whether Clearing Blight Stems Teen Violence in New Orleans

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a $2.3 million grant to study whether maintaining vacant lots and fixing up blighted properties in high-crime areas can also reduce incidents of youth and family violence within those ne...

– Tulane University

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Executive Director, Tsiorasa Barreiro, Receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Tsiorasa Barreiro, an Akwesasne native and executive director for tribal operations of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was recognized as a community leader and presented with the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Awar...

– Cornell University

Rutgers School of Health Professions Awarded $4.2 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health Services

Rutgers School of Health Professions Awarded $4.2 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health Services

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

UWM Debuts Coordinated Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work

Graduates who earn UWM's new coordinated master’s degree in public health and social work will be well positioned to succeed in two careers experiencing rapid job growth

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Five Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Five faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will be inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing’s 2018 fall meeting on November 3. Induction into the Academy marks significant contributions to nursing and health care an...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa on Art, Food, and Environmentalism—Nov. 7

Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa will discuss how she deploys video, food, and curation to reimagine environmentalism and navigate the relationship between self and environment in a public talk on Wed., Nov. 7.

– New York University

“Voter Turnout and the Midterm Elections”—Nov. 2 Panel Discussion

New York University will host “Voter Turnout and the Midterm Elections,” a Nov. 2 panel discussion centering on the subject of voter turnout: who votes, when, and why—and why not.

– New York University

LifeWire Marketplace

Just in Time for Halloween, a Smashing Pumpkin Expert

Cindy Ott, professor of history and material culture at the University of Delaware, offers five facts on the pumpkin as the orange gourd makes its return for Halloween and dominates everything from our coffee selection to the Thanksgiving table. She ...

– University of Delaware

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