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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, May 4, 2015

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Science News


Trending Stories Report for 30 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: new biotech treatment for radiation proctitis, 3D printing in children's health, work and brain health, the importance of medical research, multi-institute collaboration on medical education technology, tax cuts and the economy, cancer survival, and Alzheimer's research.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities


Gonzaga Poet, Professor Tod Marshall to Receive Humanities Washington Award

SPOKANE, Wash. – Humanities Washington will honor poet and Gonzaga University English Professor Tod Marshall with the 2015 Humanities Washington Award at the Bedtime Stories fundraiser Oct. 23 at the Spokane Club.

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– Gonzaga University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Midlife Career Change Reinvents Businesswoman as Occupational Therapy Assistant

A successful sales executive turns to Rutgers program to help others reclaim their lives

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– Rutgers University

IU Researcher Looks to Internet as New Frontier in Collecting Data on the Mind

With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data. But psychologists are also looking to the Internet as a new source of information about the mind -- and an Indiana University researcher is on the forefront of those developing the tools to make it happen.

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– Indiana University



Gonzaga University Regents, Trustee Teach Students How to 'Rock the Workforce'

SPOKANE, Wash. – Three members of Gonzaga University’s Board of Regents, one Trustee and senior Sara Wendland shared with students their best advice recently on “How to Rock the Workforce.” More than 150 invited undergraduates – sophomores, juniors and seniors – attended the recent presentation organized by the Board of Regents and Career Center and GAMP.

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– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Announcements

BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to Receive 2015 National Distinguished Disability Service Award

Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and University Professor, is to receive the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers). The NARRTC award is given to individuals who have made inspiring contributions to the field of disability through research, teaching, service, and advocacy.

– Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

WashU in St. Louis Partners on Innovative Program to Reduce Re-Incarceration Rates

Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been tapped to serve as executive director for the research initiative of a new public, private and academic partnership aimed at lowering incarceration rates in the United States.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

UChicago Acquires Papers of Cartoonist Daniel Clowes

The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, Lab’79, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author.

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– University of Chicago

Johns Hopkins Launches Master of Bioethics Program

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics will enroll its first class of master’s degree students in Fall 2015, offering a multidisciplinary Master of Bioethics (MBE) program for full-time and part-time students.

– Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Texas Instruments Gives $3.2 Million for Student Plaza and Maker Space at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has received a $3.2 million gift from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to support the construction of the Texas Instruments Plaza and Maker Space for Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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– Georgia Institute of Technology

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Celebrated Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Saint Louis University

Celebrated Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Saint Louis University May 16.

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– Saint Louis University

LifeWire Marketplace

Partnership with Student Consulting Group Enhances WashU Tech Transfer, Career Training

A student-led strategic consulting firm, The BALSA Group, is expanding the technology transfer capabilities of Washington University in St. Louis while broadening career opportunities for its members. BALSA, which has become a national model for similar student groups, also supports local economic growth and development.

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Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

– Washington University in St. Louis


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