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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated... (more)

– Texas A&M University

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Getting Under the Skin in Victorian England

In her most recent book, Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain: Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps, Ann Colley integrates 19th century interest... (more)

– SUNY Buffalo State

Science News

24-Apr-2015

Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: exercise and obesity, Focused Ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids, neurology, diet supplements and cancer (day 4 in top 10), genetics, geology, skin cancer, sleep and Alzheimer's, and water conservation.

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities

24-Apr-2015

Study Finds We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

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International Journal of Health Promotion

– Texas A&M University

Exhibition Gives Unique Insight Into Wellington and Waterloo

The University of Southampton has launched a new exhibition which gives a unique perspective on the Duke of Wellington’s role in the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington and Waterloo: ‘the tale is in every Englishman’s mouth’ draws from the Wellington Archives – a collection of papers belonging to Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), which are now held and conserved by Special Collections at the University’s Hartley Library.

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– University of Southampton

Getting Under the Skin in Victorian England

In her most recent book, Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain: Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps, Ann Colley integrates 19th century interest in animal skins with contemporary thinking about skin and identity.

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– SUNY Buffalo State

23-Apr-2015

Cigarettes and Soviets: Historian to Write Book on Russian Smoking Culture

University of Arkansas historian Tricia Starks is using a grant from the National Institutes of Health to research and write a new book, Cigarettes and Soviets: The Culture of Tobacco Use in Modern Russia.

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– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

S&T Author Examines African Civilization in New Book

The key to the modernization of Africa is an African renaissance, says Dr. Tseggai Isaac, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Isaac has recently co-authored and edited a collection of essays on the topic.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

24-Apr-2015

UK's Cerel Debunks Common Suicide Statistic at National Conference

Since the 1960s, the number six has been commonly used to describe how many people are impacted by each suicide. Julie Cerel, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, says that's just not true, and her research has produced a startling statistic.

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48th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

– University of Kentucky

Education

24-Apr-2015

The Power of Best Friends

When parents of children with disabilities drop their child off at kindergarten they often worry about whether they will make friends – a key factor in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied. The response from schools has been to create inclusive classrooms, where a significant number of students with disabilities receive their education. A new study, however, finds that inclusive classrooms with disability awareness curricula alone do not increase friendships for those students.

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– University of Vermont

Loyola Students Gain Real-World Exposure to Health-Care Issues

A group of aspiring health-care leaders are gaining first-hand knowledge about the complexities of issues affecting medical professionals and patients.

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– Loyola University Health System

LifeWire Announcements

First U.S.-India Joint EMBA Program Begins

International executives are ready to hit the ground running as the inaugural class of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and Washington University in St. Louis joint Executive MBA program. An intensive residency focusing on leadership and management began April 22 in Mumbai for the inaugural first cohort (see class profile).

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– Washington University in St. Louis

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