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Thursday, April 2, 2015

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What Makes a Child Feel Unsafe in Their Neighbourhood?

Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in... (more)

– Universite de Montreal

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University of Utah Law Student Takes On Case of Labor Activist Joe Hill 100 Years After Execution

As the execution of Joe Hill observes a 100-year anniversary this year, University of Utah law student Adam Pritchard this month has published a new... (more)

– University of Utah

Science News

02-Apr-2015

Trending Stories Report for 2 April 2015

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01-Apr-2015

Trending Stories Report for 1 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day

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31-Mar-2015

Trending Stories Report for 31 March 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day

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Arts and Humanities

31-Mar-2015

New Book Analyzes Intersection of Archaeology and National Identity

Historian J. Laurence Hare, who examines the emergence of antiquarianism in the German-Danish border regions in his new book, Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums and the German-Danish Borderlands.

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Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums and the German-Danish Borderlands

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Social and Behavioral Sciences

01-Apr-2015

Study Finds EITC Bolsters Recipients’ Self-Respect While Helping Them Financially

America’s welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study led by a Michigan State University (MSU) scholar.

American Sociological Review, Apr-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Study: Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge to the Job

In the workplace, age matters - but hiring or promoting based on age-related mental abilities can be a minefield, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Journal of Applied Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Bullied Girls, but Not Boys, Benefit From Mom's Support

Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others.

Social Development

– University of Michigan

31-Mar-2015

Internet Searches Create Illusion of Personal Knowledge, Research Finds

Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

– American Psychological Association (APA)

What Makes a Child Feel Unsafe in Their Neighbourhood?

Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine, a children’s hospital.

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Journal of Youth and Adolescence

– Universite de Montreal

Shift to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Identities in Early Adulthood Tied to Depressive Symptoms

People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) sociologist.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Mar-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Shift to LGB Identity in Early Adulthood Tied to Depressive Symptoms

People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Mar-2015

– University of Illinois at Chicago

How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

A new study out of Wellesley College sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse friendships. Led by professor and social psychologist Angela Bahns, the study demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity are more likely to have friends of different races, religions, and/or classes, as well as friends with different sociopolitical views.

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Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

– Wellesley College

Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering an American Labor Rights Leader

This nylon jacket belonged to Cesar Chavez, a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader who in 1962 founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, the first effective union of farm workers in the United States. His birthday, March 31, is an official holiday in 10 states.

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– Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Snapshot: Recordando a un Líder de los Derechos de los Trabajadores

Esta chaqueta de nylon le perteneció a Cesar Chavez, un líder de los derechos civiles, latinos y de los trabajadores agrícolas que en 1962 fundó la unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos (United Farm Workers o UFW), la primera unión efectiva de trabajadores agrícolas en los Estados Unidos. Su cumpleaños, el 31 de marzo, es un día de fiesta oficial en 10 estados.

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– Smithsonian Institution

30-Mar-2015

Using Smartphones to Take Distracted-Driving Research on the Road

How's my driving? UAB researcher Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., has developed a clever solution to gather naturalistic driving data.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sharpening the Focus of Sexual Consent

Two Texas Tech University professors have developed a student-driven campaign designed to erase the confusion and lack of communication regarding sexual consent.

– Texas Tech University

Sex Trafficking Invades March Madness

Cities hosting NCAA March Madness Tournament games and other major sporting events will also see a rise in illegal sex trafficking, according to a recent 15-month study.

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Expert(s) available

– University of Louisville

Education

01-Apr-2015

Students Drop Their Stereotypes of Science When They ‘Meet the Scientist’

Young people who may have thought that scientists were ‘boring’ and ‘nerdy’ changed their minds after having an opportunity to ‘Meet the Scientist’ face-to-face. That’s one of the key findings of a study published in the International Journal of Science Education by experts from the University of Southampton’s LifeLab project into student-scientist engagement. The ‘Meet the Scientist’ sessions are part of a wider initiative at the authors’ institution to promote health literacy through science education (Grace et al 2012). The LifeLab project is an innovative educational intervention which actively engages with young people, teachers and researchers. The aim is to introduce the science that explains how lifestyle choices at an early age can drastically affect young people’s health and the health of their future children. As part of the hands-on practical day, students take part in ‘Meet the Scientist’ sessions where they have the opportunity to meet and talk to scientists, fro

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International Journal of Science Education

– University of Southampton

31-Mar-2015

Art Helps Nursing and Medical Students Strengthen Observation Skills

Gazing at art can help future doctors and nurses hone observation skills, avoid bias, finds new research from DePaul University's Craig Klugman.

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Journal of Nursing Education

– DePaul University

Pop Culture

30-Mar-2015

New Book Explores Trolls in Our Culture

We’ve all observed them: online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible. If we could just eliminate trolls from the Internet the world would be a friendlier place, right? Not exactly, says HSU Communication Lecturer Whitney Phillips.

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– Humboldt State University

Law and Public Policy

01-Apr-2015

Expert: Can Police ‘Sharing’ Technology Help Prevent Crime?

Expert can speak on the advantages of having police officers use new electronic data-sharing technologies to apprehend criminals more efficiently. Ronald Woessner, CEO of COPsync, Inc., has helped develop a real-time, in-car information-sharing communication and data interoperability network enabling patrol officers to collect, report and share critical data in real-time at the point of incident and obtain instant access to various databases.

Expert(s) available

– COPsync, Inc.

31-Mar-2015

University of Utah Law Student Takes On Case of Labor Activist Joe Hill 100 Years After Execution

As the execution of Joe Hill observes a 100-year anniversary this year, University of Utah law student Adam Pritchard this month has published a new article about the case in the Labor Law Journal. The article, co-authored with attorney Kenneth Lougee, “Joe Hill One Hundred Years Later: The Case for Reliable Hearsay Never Died,” is a historical and legal analysis of hearsay.

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Labor Law Journal

– University of Utah

Researchers See Significant Reduction in Fatal Car Crashes After an Increase in Alcohol Taxes

Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois.

American Journal of Public Health

– University of Florida

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

CHORUS Reports on Significant Progress as US Agencies Focus on Public Access Policy Implementation

CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States), a cost-effective and sustainable public access solution, today issued a Progress Report on its first eight months in full production mode, which also coincides with the period since CHORUS was named by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its public access solution.

– CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States)

Iowa's "Sledding" Bill Signed into Law

Supporters of a bill known both as “Community Use” and “The Sledding” Bill gathered today in Gov. Terry Branstad’s office to witness the signing of the bill into law.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

LifeWire Announcements

UofL Online RN-to-BSN Program Revised Curriculum Results in Cost Savings

Saving future nursing students nearly $5,000 is one benefit of the University of Louisville School of Nursing’s revamped RN-to-BSN online program.

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– University of Louisville

Harry Hoffner, Scholar of Ancient Near East at UChicago, 1934-2015

Harry Hoffner, one of the founders of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary and a leading expert on the ancient Near East, died suddenly on Mar. 10 in South Carolina. He was 80.

– University of Chicago

Research to Stabilize Arsenic in Frack Water Lands Duquesne Undergraduate Elite EPA Fellowship

A junior environmental science major at Duquesne University who is exploring the remediation of arsenic in produced water from shale gas wells has become Duquesne’s first undergraduate to receive a prestigious $50,000 fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

12 Projects Certified by Nation’s Most Comprehensive Landscape Sustainability Rating System

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include a historic Maryland home of George Washington, a pocket park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and a public children’s garden in Austin, Texas.

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– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

CLOCKSS and CHORUS Partner to Support Perpetual Public Access to US Funded Research Articles

The CLOCKSS Archive, a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries, has entered into an agreement with CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States), the not-for-profit, cost-effective, and sustainable public access solution, to support the archiving, preservation, and perpetual public access to articles reporting on US federally funded research, at no additional cost to taxpayers.

– CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States)

Project Aims to Grow Local Farms, Shrink Childhood Obesity

Cornell University nutritional scientists, supported by a grant announced March 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plan to test a recipe to lower childhood obesity while boosting the bottom line for farmers.

– Cornell University

Religion Dispatches Hires Award-Winning Journalist Cathleen Falsani as Senior Editor for New Project

Religion Dispatches hires award-winning journalist Cathleen Falsani as Senior Editor for new project

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Duquesne’s Largest Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for April 9

Duquesne University will present its largest gathering of undergraduate scholars at its seventh Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. More than 150 poster and speaking presentations, involving more than 220 students will be given on Thursday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

DePaul University 2015 Commencement Speakers Include Humanitarian Activist, Public Relations Innovator and World-Renowned Pianist

DePaul University 2015 commencement speakers include humanitarian activist, public relations innovator and world-renowned pianist. Leaders in fields spanning law, music, education, business and chemistry to address graduates at DePaul University’s 117th commencement ceremonies May 17 and June 13-14.

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– DePaul University

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