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Monday, February 23, 2015

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The Sound of Intellect: Job Seeker's Voice Reveals Intelligence

A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Nicholas Epley and Ph.D. candidate Juliana Schroeder found that when hypothetical employers and professional recruiters listened to or read job candidates' job qualifications,... (more)

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Teens From Single-Parent Families Leave School Earlier

Individuals who live in single-parent families as teens received fewer years of schooling and are less likely to attain a bachelor’s degree than those from two-parent families. (more)

– New York University

Arts and Humanities

19-Feb-2015

Professor’s Books Offer Insight about Rutilio Grande

Theologians book offers insight into the life of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J., who may be headed for sainthood.

– Creighton University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

20-Feb-2015

Powder vs. Crack: NYU Study Identifies Arrest Risk Disparity for Cocaine Use

Crack users are much more likely to experience arrest than powder cocaine users, and being poor is the true overwhelming correlate, not being black or a minority.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

– New York University

The Sound of Intellect: Job Seeker's Voice Reveals Intelligence

A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Nicholas Epley and Ph.D. candidate Juliana Schroeder found that when hypothetical employers and professional recruiters listened to or read job candidates' job qualifications, they rated the candidates as more competent, thoughtful and intelligent when they heard the pitch than when they read it.

The Journal of Psychological Science

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

19-Feb-2015

‘Aging in Place’ May Be the Wrong Answer for Boomers and Their Parents

Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it.

– University of Florida

Education

20-Feb-2015

Chicago Needs Elected School Board, Study Says

Chicago needs an elected, representative school board, according to a report by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers citing greater inequity after 20 years of mayoral control of Chicago Public Schools and its appointed school board.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

19-Feb-2015

Teens From Single-Parent Families Leave School Earlier

Individuals who live in single-parent families as teens received fewer years of schooling and are less likely to attain a bachelor’s degree than those from two-parent families.

EducationNext, Feb. 19

– New York University

Pop Culture

19-Feb-2015

‘Flicker: Your Brain on Movies’

Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch? What’s really happening in our brains as we immerse ourselves in the lives being acted out on screen? These are the questions that Washington University in St. Louis neuroscientist Jeffrey M. Zacks, PhD, explores in his new book, “Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.”

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– Washington University in St. Louis

Law and Public Policy

19-Feb-2015

Legislative Decision-Making Can Be Influenced by Testimony

Most state legislators say testimony at legislative hearings is influential, though few report that it changes their votes, finds research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “Testimony does matter, especially if it is delivered by credited, trustworthy presenters,” said lead author Sarah Moreland-Russell, PhD, assistant research professor at the Brown School.

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International Journal of Health Policy and Management

– Washington University in St. Louis

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

WCS Praises Florida Senate for Introducing Ivory Ban

The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

LifeWire Announcements

NUS Partners with Washington University in Setting Up Next Age Institute to Address Complex Social Issues

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has partnered the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) to set up a dedicated research institute – the Next Age Institute (NAI) - to study, design and test social innovations to address complex social issues surrounding families, communities and societies in Singapore and around the world. Dr Amy Khor, Singapore Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, graced the official launch ceremony as the Guest-of-Honour. The event was held this morning at the NUS University Town.

– National University of Singapore

NYC Public Historian New Director of UIC’s Hull-House Museum

Jennifer A. Scott is the new director of UIC's Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, which preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision.

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

Swarthmore Names Valerie Smith as New President

Valerie Smith, a distinguished scholar of African American literature and culture and current Dean of the College at Princeton University, was named the 15th president of Swarthmore College on Saturday, Feb., 21, following unanimous agreement by its Board of Managers.

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– Swarthmore College

LifeWire Higher Education Events

USU to Host 10th Annual Amygdala, Stress and PTSD Conference: ‘Of Mice and Man’

Clinical and basic science experts from around the world will convene for the 10th Annual Amygdala, Stress and PTSD Conference, sponsored by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, in collaboration with the USU Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, the USU Neuroscience Program, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Apr. 21.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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