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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Sense of Smell May Reveal Weight Bias

A new study suggests that a person’s sense of smell may reveal a weight bias, one that is likely more pervasive than previously believed. (more)

– Swarthmore College

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Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety... (more)

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Arts and Humanities

23-Mar-2015

Renowned Artist Ralph Heimans Unveils Portrait of Financier and Philanthropist Darla Moore

A 14-by-8-foot oil painting of financier and philanthropist Darla Moore was unveiled in the heart of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina Friday, March 20 by artist Ralph Heimans.

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– University of South Carolina

Social and Behavioral Sciences

26-Mar-2015

Sense of Smell May Reveal Weight Bias

A new study suggests that a person’s sense of smell may reveal a weight bias, one that is likely more pervasive than previously believed.

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International Journal of Obesity

– Swarthmore College

25-Mar-2015

Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Sleep and Affect: Assessment, Theory and Clinical Implications

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Just Slip Out the Back, Jack

When it comes to romantic relationships, a research review article by a Saint Louis University faculty member suggests humans are wired to break up and move on.

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Review of General Psychology, March 2, 2015

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

USciences Students Assist Philly's Public Transit Travelers with Cognitive Disabilities

Aspiring occupational therapists at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia have spent the past three months assisting public transit travelers with disabilities.

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– University of the Sciences

24-Mar-2015

First Nations Migration Dynamics Are Shaped by Socio-Economic Inequalities

Socio-economic inequalities between First Nations communities, and also between these communities and the non-Aboriginal population of Canada, determine the nature, the intensity and the direction of First Nations migration flows. Pursuing educational careers, finding work, and seeking better health and living conditions are the main reasons for First Nations migration. These are the findings of research by Marilyn Amorevieta-Gentil, Robert Bourbeau and Norbert Robitaille, of the University of Montreal, which were presented at the Conference of the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster, which is being held last week in Ottawa.

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster, March-2015

– Universite de Montreal

IQ of Children in Better-Educated Households is Higher, Study of Twins Indicates

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.

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– University of Virginia

On Becoming a Teen Mom, New Book by CWRU Sociologists, Examines Life Events That Lead to Teen Pregnancy

On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy (University of California Press, 2015), a new book by Case Western Reserve University sociologists Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black focuses on life events resulting in teen motherhood, revealing some realities behind the statistics.

– Case Western Reserve University

WIU Professor, Former FBI Agent's Latest Book, "The Like Switch," Provides Tips for How to Influence and Win People Over

A Western Illinois University professor's new book covers techniques that individuals can use to can influence, attract and win people over. WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Assistant Professor and former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer's "The Like Switch," according to the publisher's website, "is a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you…."

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– Western Illinois University

23-Mar-2015

Mental Health Report Finds Staffing Problems Linked to Ward Suicides

Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report issued today.

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– University of Manchester

Delayed Retirement Could Increase Inequalities Among Seniors

Raising the age of eligibility for the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement will increase inequalities between older people. “This change will force retired people into greater dependence on their private savings to support them as they get older. Research shows that greater privatisation of the retirement income system results in growing inequalities among the older population. When you raise the pension eligibility age, you are also opening the door to rising disparities” according to demographer Yves Carrière, of the University of Montreal, who presented, last week in Ottawa, a report on this topic to the Population Change and Life-course Strategic Knowledge Cluster meeting.

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster, March-2015

– Universite de Montreal

Education

23-Mar-2015

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students

A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.

– Baylor University

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers have legitimately shared with companies. A family resource management specialist explains steps consumers can take to be proactive and protect their financial well-being.

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– Kansas State University

Law and Public Policy

24-Mar-2015

Legal Scholar: Father’s Rights Movement Led to Reform in Family Law

Much has been written about the history of the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 20th century, but little is known about how heterosexual men navigated dramatic changes in the legal regulation of families in the 1980s. In a new paper forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review (2016), Deborah Dinner, JD, PhD, associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, provides the first legal history of the father’s rights movement, analyzing how middle-class white men responded to rising divorce rates by pursuing reform in both family law and welfare policy.

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Virginia Law Review (forthcoming)

– Washington University in St. Louis

Students at University of Utah College of Social Work Take a Front Seat on Defense Team in High-Profile Murder Case

Rob Butters, an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work who is also director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, served as an expert witness for the defense team representing a teenager accused of murdering 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak of Utah in 2012. Butters enlisted the help of students in his forensic social worker class to work on the case to give them real-life experience in the field.

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– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

Loyola University Chicago Offers Oncology Nursing Certificate Program

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) is offering an online oncology nursing certificate program for nurses who are interested in advancing their oncology knowledge and skills.

– Loyola University Health System

App in Development to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

Two recent graduates are presenting their app, which they hope empowers domestic abuse victims, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in April.

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– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

FAU to Establish Office to Serve as Hub for Interdisciplinary Addictions Treatment Research

Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry will establish an Office of Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Recovery Research. The Office will serve as an important hub of South Florida’s research on alcohol and drug abuse prevention and recovery, and will foster internationally recognized research to better understand and reduce the impact of substance use locally as well as globally.

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– Florida Atlantic University

Wellesley College Joins White House-Announced “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, Highlighting a Collective $90M in Commitments to STEM Education

Wellesley College has announced participation in the “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, a national initiative announced Monday during the White House Science Fair that introduces new multi-sector partnerships in support of STEM education for underserved students.

– Wellesley College

Researchers Offer First Book Combining Financial Planning, Mental Health

Three faculty members from Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning have written the first textbook on financial therapy, which integrates financial planning and mental health for fiscal and emotional well-being.

– Kansas State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Roberta Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15.

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– University of Utah

‘The Gathering on the Brazos,’ a Grass-Roots Worship and Prayer Service at Baylor's McLane Stadium, to be a ‘Genesis’ for National Unity

A national grass-roots movement to cut across racial, socioeconomic and denominational divides to achieve Christian unity begins with a worship and prayer service for thousands this Sunday, March 29, at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium.

– Baylor University

Dating, Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media, a Family Institute Event, Discusses How Technology Impacts Today’s Romantic Relationships

Apps, texts, status updates and profiles — we communicate, socialize and even date via our social media networks. But what are we missing while we wait for the next text or update? What do we miss out on if we’re always logged in? The Family Institute’s upcoming event Dating Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media, addresses these questions and more.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

‘Amazing Race’-Like Challenge Used to Teach Military Medical Students Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication Skills

Sixteen teams of uniformed medical students will go head-to-head to determine who wins the “Gunpowder Challenge” adventure race at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The challenge is part of a two-day medical field practicum to help third-year medical students develop team-based military/medical leadership and communication skills, March 26-27.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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