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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, March 16, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


The Largest Known Bronze Mask of Pan Was Uncovered by University of Haifa Researchers

A large bronze mask of the god Pan, the only of its kind, was uncovered at the University of Haifa’s excavation at Hippos-Sussita National Park. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, bronze masks of this size are extremely rare and usually do not depict Pan or any of the other Greek or Roman mythological images. “Most of the known bronze masks from the Hellenistic and Roman periods are miniature."

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– University of Haifa


A 350-Year-Old Copy of the Tanakh Finds Its ‘Twin’ at the University of Haifa Library

A rare copy of the Tanakh (Old Testament) that reached Israel in a circuitous fashion and was donated to the University of Haifa by the late film producer and director Micha Shagrir, was reunited with its “twin”.

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– University of Haifa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


“Sharenting” Trends: Do Parents Share Too Much About Their Kids on Social Media?

Do parents go too far when it comes to creating a digital identity for their kids?

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– University of Michigan Health System


Book Examines Role of Social Media in Civic Life

Storytelling energizes online social movements, but social media exposure does not equal political influence, a new-media scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago explains in her new book.

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“Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics”

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New Evidence That Increasing Economic Inequality Rises Out of Political Partisanship

Political scientists at the University at Buffalo and Pennsylvania State University have published new research investigating how partisan differences in macroeconomic policy have contributed to substantial and rising economic inequality in the United States. The negative consequences of such policy decisions, researchers found, have a greater impact on people at the lower end of the economic spectrum, but are “significantly more muted” for those at the higher end of the spectrum.

Journal of Elections, Public Opinions and Parties

– University at Buffalo



Roll the Dice, Spin the Wheel - Playing Games in Summer Gets Kids Ready for School

Playing games with children over the summer can boost academic and social skills - while the family has some fun, to boot.

– Wake Forest University

Rock and Scroll: York Lecturer’s Punk Rock Band Informs Teaching

Rock and scroll: York lecturer’s punk rock band informs teaching.

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– University of York

Law and Public Policy


WashU’s Grinstein-Weiss Alerts U.S. Senators to ‘Golden Moments’ for Retirement Savings

Appearing March 12 before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, associate director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, urged U.S. senators to create long-term asset-building policies and to use such “golden moments” as tax time to urge Americans to save.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College

A new book by Harvey Mudd College Professor Paul Steinberg, is part of something bigger: The Social Rules Project, a free multi-media initiative developed by Steinberg and 100 students, which explores the institutional dimensions of today’s most pressing environmental problems.

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– Academy Communications

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AAOHN Urges Support for Bill to Increase Veterans’ Access to Health Services

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) applauds U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for their leadership in introducing the “Improving Veterans Access to Care Act of 2015.” The bill, H.R. 1247, allows advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse practitioners (NP), certified nurse-midwives (CNM), clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) who work in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities, ‘full practice authority.’

– American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)

LifeWire Announcements

Council on Undergraduate Research Grant PIs Edit Special Issue of Wiley’s New Directions for Higher Education Journal

Grant Principal Investigators Mitch Malachowski, Elizabeth Ambos, Jeff Osborn, and Kerry Karukstis compose a special theme issue in a periodical of the Wiley brand called New Directions for Higher Education sharing results of National Science Foundation- Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (NSF CCLI III- Systems and Consortia) Grant (NSF DUE 09-20275).

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

National Communication Association Establishes Distinguished Scholarship Award for Africana Communication in Honor of Association’s Past President Orlando Taylor

The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the establishment of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication, named for the association’s 85th president, and the first African American to serve in that role.

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– National Communication Association

Infectious Disease Specialist Margaret Fitzpatrick, MD, Joins Loyola

Margaret Fitzpatrick, MD, an infectious diseases physician who specializes in public health, has joined Loyola University Health System.

– Loyola University Health System


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March 22-26, 2015

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