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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, April 13, 2015

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Science News


Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

– Newswise Trends


Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

– Newswise Trends

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Study Challenges Current Thinking on How Attention Changes with Social Context

A new Bournemouth University study, in collaboration with University of Portsmouth, has challenged conventional thinking that people’s attention is readily captured by other people’s faces above all other objects.


– Bournemouth University

WVU Study Finds That Women Are More Likely to Be Physically Assaulted in Developed Countries

A study by a West Virginia University sociology professor finds that women in developed countries — like the United States — are actually more likely to be physically assaulted than women in developing countries.

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Dealing with Death in Deployment

A new University of Utah study is the first to provide clear insight into contributors to suicide risk among military personnel and veterans who have deployed. The study found that exposure to killing and death while deployed is connected to suicide risk. Previous studies that looked solely at the relationship between deployment and suicide risk without assessing for exposure to killing and death have shown inconsistent results.

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

– University of Utah

Rowan University Prof Helps Marathoners Get “Psyched”

Dr. Douglas Mann is coordinating the first "psyching team" for the New Jersey Marathon & Half-Marathon and providing tips for runners dealing with race-related anxiety.

Expert(s) available

– Rowan University



Welcome Words at the Bedside

Spanish-language courses for medical professionals can improve care and help ease patients' journeys

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– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Pop Culture


Study Shows That News Coverage of Clinton’s Tweets Can Influence Voters to See Her as More Likeable – the Challenge Now Is to Influence Voting Behavior

The study, led by Professor Paul Brewer from the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication suggests that her earlier use of Twitter successfully generated TV coverage, and that TV coverage helped her image among viewers.

– University of Delaware

LifeWire Announcements

Americanah Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speech

Renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2015, and an international audience of their family and friends, at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.

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– Wellesley College

Playwright Tony Kushner to be Awarded Honorary Degree by Ithaca College

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is being awarded an honorary degree from Ithaca College.

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– Ithaca College

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Meghan Musnicki Selected to Deliver Ithaca College Commencement Address

Olympic gold medalist Meghan Musnicki will deliver 2015 Ithaca College Commencement address.

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– Ithaca College

Loyola School of Nursing Faculty, Students and Alumni Earn Accolades

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) recognized recent accomplishments and honors for faculty, students and alumni.

– Loyola University Health System

Donald Levine, Sociologist and Former Dean of the College, 1931-2015

Donald Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died April on 4 after a long illness. He was 83.

– University of Chicago

Bringing Business Opportunities to Disabled Aspiring Entrepreneurs

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often overlook -- or are overlooked by -- the business world. University of Illinois at Chicago researchers hope to empower them through entrepreneurship training under a new, two-year, $300,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation.

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

Supporting Low-Income, High Achieving Students with Interest in STEM Fields

A National Science Foundation grant will allow Ursinus College to increase retention and success among underserved students in the sciences.

– Ursinus College

Grant to Fund Georgia State Research into Parental Engagement in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has awarded the School of Public Health at Georgia State University a $604,000 grant to improve parental engagement as a factor in home visitation programs that work with families at risk of child abuse and neglect.

– Georgia State University


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