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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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One in Three Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Critical questions about life outcomes beyond clinical interventions are the focus of a report issued today from Drexel University’s A.J.... (more) (Embargo expired on 21-Apr-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– Drexel University

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Study: Polarization in Congress Is Worsening, and It Stifles Policy Innovation

A new study from the Santa Fe Institute confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the U.S. Congress are worsening and that polarization... (more)

– Santa Fe Institute

Science News


Trending Stories Report for 23 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: diet supplements and cancer risk (3 days on top 10 list), oral mucositis in cancer treatment, updated breast cancer screening guidelines, climate change, materials science, asthma, mental health and gun violence, genetics and immunology, and multiple sclerosis treatment.

– Newswise Trends


Trending Stories Report for 22 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: diet supplements and cancer, pancreatic cancer, bird flu, parenting, respiratory health, physics from the DOE office of science, breast cancer awareness, and childhood cancer survivors.

– Newswise Trends


Trending Stories Report for 21 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: wildlife conservation, diet supplements and cancer, mammograms, breast cancer, nutrition, immunology, pancreatic cancer, Earth Day, cold v. allergies, and environment.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities


Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band”

LeRoy Neiman considered this 9-by-13-foot work featuring 18 iconic jazz musicians one of the greatest works in his career. Donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, it was recently unveiled for April, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).

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– Smithsonian Institution


Funeral Oration Text Reveals Earliest Account of St. Vincent de Paul’s Life

A new book by the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., offers a translation of the eulogy given by Henri de Maupas du Tour and takes a snapshot of 17th century France at the time of Vincent de Paul’s death

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– DePaul University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Research Shows Emotional Intelligence Critical for Leaders

A newly minted Ph.D. surveyed county Extension directors, their subordinates and peers. Chris Mott connected diet and exercise to emotional leadership, a key component for leaders everywhere.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


One in Three Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Critical questions about life outcomes beyond clinical interventions are the focus of a report issued today from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, from its Life Course Outcomes Research Program. The “National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood” is a comprehensive report (available free online) that presents new findings about a wide range of experiences and outcomes of youth on the autism spectrum between high school and their early 20s, including new safety and risk indicators for young adults with autism. The report describes the indicators now available and serves as a call to action to fill the remaining large gaps in knowledge.

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– Drexel University

Calculating How the Pacific Was Settled

Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, a University of Utah anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ago. Adrian Bell found the two most likely strategies were to travel mostly against prevailing winds and seek easily seen islands, not necessarily the nearest islands.

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American Antiquity, April 2015

– University of Utah

Failing to Provide for Kids Leads to Aggression and Delinquency, According to New Study

A new study by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work has shown that parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies later in adolescence, and the one factor that links neglect with those behaviors appears to be poor social skills.

Child Abuse & Neglect

– University at Buffalo

Five Years After Oil Spill, UF Survey Shows Gulf Coast Residents Are Still Impacted

The survey shows that more than 34 percent of residents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their community’s economy after the DWH oil spill, while only 15.6 percent felt that way before the oil spill.

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– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Deep National History of Immigration Predicts Wide Cultural Comfort Displaying Emotion

People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research led by University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology Professor Paula Niedenthal.

(Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2015 at 15:00 ET)


– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Study Shows Early Environment Has a Lasting Impact on Stress Response Systems

The study finds that children raised in Romanian orphanages had blunted stress response systems, while children placed with foster parents before the age of 2 showed stress responses similar to those of children raised in typical families.

(Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2015 at 15:00 ET)

PNAS; MH091363, MH092526, MH092555

– University of Washington

Biggest Brain on Campus Shows Up on University of Chicago Main Quad

UChicago’s Main Quadrangle had a little more brain power than usual when the Illuminoggin recently made an appearance. The Illuminoggin is a giant anatomically correct glowing brain that rides on top of The Think Tank, a mobile neuroscience lab headed by Daniel Casasanto, assistant professor of psychology.

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– University of Chicago

Law and Public Policy


Study: Polarization in Congress Is Worsening, and It Stifles Policy Innovation

A new study from the Santa Fe Institute confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the U.S. Congress are worsening and that polarization is harmful to policy innovation.

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– Santa Fe Institute


Family Reunification Drives Child Migration From Latin America

New research by Vanderbilt University's Katharine Donato and Blake Sisk examines why children from Latin America make the difficult journey north.

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Journal on Migration and Human Security, Volume 3 Number 1 (2015)

– Vanderbilt University

Arkansas Governor Signs Legislation Granting In-State Tuition

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students and their advisor recently attended the signing of a bill into law that entitles military and their dependents in-state tuition, regardless of residence.

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– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

LifeWire Announcements

Work, Stress, Health Conference Focuses on Role of Occupational Safety and Health in Economic Sustainability

The 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health: Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations. Opening session plenary panel, "Comprehensively Addressing Health Challenges for Workers, Organizations and Societies through Sustainability Research and Practice," Wednesday, May 9, 4:30 p.m. EDT, to feature:

(Embargo expired on 23-Apr-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

CWRU’s Inamori International Center Selects Celebrated Philosopher and Groundbreaking Scholar Martha Nussbaum for 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center selects celebrated philosopher and groundbreaking scholar Martha Nussbaum for its 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize.

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– Case Western Reserve University

UChicago Press Honors Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo for Book on History of Mexico City

The University of Chicago Press has awarded the 2015 Gordon J. Laing Prize to Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, professor of history, for his book, I Speak of the City. President Robert J. Zimmer presented the award at a reception at The UChicago Quadrangle Club on April 21. The Press awards the Laing Prize annually to the UChicago faculty author, editor or translator of a book published in the previous three years that brings the Press the greatest distinction.

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– University of Chicago

HHMI Names 68 New Medical Research Fellows

Sixty-eight medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools across the country will participate in HHMI's year-long Medical Research Fellows Program. The students will conduct a full year of mentored biomedical research training as part of the annual $2.8 million program.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

How Do Feel Good Stories Inspire Us? Professor Receives $1.95 Million Grant to Find Out

Arthur Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication at Florida State University, will begin a three-year research project to analyze the daily use and effects of inspirational media through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, which serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the “big questions” of human purpose and ultimate reality.

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– Florida State University

Saint Joseph’s University Elects Mark C. Reed as First Lay President

The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., as the Jesuit institution’s 28th — and first lay — president in its 164-year history. Dr. Reed currently serves as senior vice president and chief of staff at Fairfield University.

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– Saint Joseph's University

Enrique Lavernia Named UCI Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Lavernia will assume primary responsibility for the university’s teaching and research enterprise, which includes 12 schools, nearly 3,000 faculty and 192 degree programs.

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– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

CUR to Honor Champion of Undergraduate Research at Capitol Hill Event

CUR to Honor Champion of Undergraduate Research at Capitol Hill Event The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson to Receive Honorary CUR Fellow Award

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, to Receive Honorary Degree at Upstate Medical University Commencement

A leader in health care policy and nursing development, Burnes Bolton will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York at Upstate Medical University Commencement.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the George Washington University's Commencement address before graduates on May 17.

– George Washington University

President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to Speak at UNCSA's University Commencement

Chancellor Lindsay Bierman will preside over his first graduation ceremony, the 49th annual commencement at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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– University of North Carolina School of the Arts

UC San Diego Library

Attorney E. Randol Schoenberg was able to accomplish what few thought was possible—He recovered Gustav Klimt’s famous “Golden Lady” painting, which was stolen by the Nazis in 1938. Schoenberg’s experiences are the subject of a newly released movie, Woman in Gold, which he will discuss at the May 6 Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) event, sponsored by Phyllis and Daniel Epstein. HLWH is a collaboration between the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. The event will take place at the Copley International Conference Center on the UC San Diego campus. Seating is limited so reservations should be made in advance.

– University of California, San Diego

UVA Darden School to Host Second Annual Shanghai Investing Summit 8 May in Shanghai

Details surrounding Darden's Second annual Shanghai Investing Summit.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

​Billy Joel, Charles Wang and Prof. Ben Shneiderman to Address the Class of 2015 at Stony Brook University

​ Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon three luminaries who have established remarkable legacies in their respective fields. Long Island’s Piano Man, William Martin Joel, will receive a Doctor of Music;world renowned computer scientist Professor Ben Shneiderman, a two-time Stony Brook alumnus who pioneered the human-computer interaction and the highlighted textual link, will receive a Doctor of Science; and one of Long Island’s most prolific businessmen and philanthropists, Charles B. Wang, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters. All three will don academic regalia along with nearly 6,000 students as they join in the University’s 55th Commencement ceremon​ies​.

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– Stony Brook University

Broadcast Journalist Laura Ling to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Carthage College

Six years ago at this time, Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea. Chosen as Carthage College’s 2015 Commencement speaker, she’ll share reflections from those terrifying months and other lessons she has gleaned from a career as an award-winning broadcast journalist.

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– Carthage College

Ursinus Honors its Late President at 2015 Commencement

President Bobby Fong and Suzanne Fong will "graduate" with the Class of 2015

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– Ursinus College

Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, To Address Rensselaer Graduates at 209th Commencement

Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, will address graduates on May 30 at the 209th Commencement Ceremony of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Top eBay Executive Devin Wenig ’88 to Speak at Commencement

More than 500 students in the Class of 2015 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14,

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– Union College


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