Trending Stories Report for 15 May 2015
Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: social media trends, lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, lasers, Hubble, neurology, and the seafood industry.
– Newswise Trends
Arts and Humanities
Beyond Facebook: The Social Media Alternatives Project
Robert W. Gehl, assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah, is scouring the Internet for what he calls "alternative social media" sites and services built as a critical response to corporate social media. He is cataloging what he finds in the Social Media Alternatives Project (S-MAP). Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Utah
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Going My Way? We Think So, if We Really Want to Get There, NYU Study Finds
Whether we’re buying a ticket to a movie, catching a train, or shopping for groceries, the more committed we are to achieving that goal, the more likely we are to assume others have exactly the same objective, a study by New York University psychology researchers shows.
European Journal of Social Psychology
– New York University
Researchers Call for Interdisciplinary Look at Sexual Violence on Campus
National thought leaders convened at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health yesterday for a symposium identifying gaps in understanding the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses, calling for a broad interdisciplinary agenda for the next generation of research on a significant problem that became front-page news around the country this year.
– Columbia University Medical Center
Study Finds Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments
A psychology study finds that people who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals.
Personality and Individual Differences
– Kansas State University
We’re Happy and We Know It, and Now the Research Shows It
If you have a spring in your step and a smile on your face, you’re in good company. Americans are generally a pretty happy bunch, according to a new study that aims to further our collective understanding of happiness and its root causes.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Washington University in St. Louis
How Do Communication, Race, and Class Affect Police-Citizen Relations in 2015?
Unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray has sparked national conversations about joblessness, race, and police violence that have been simmering for years. Gray’s death is just one of several recent and highly publicized deaths involving police officials. Expert(s) available
– National Communication Association
As Urban Cyclists Multiply, He Explains Why
Robert Schneider, a professor at UW-Milwaukee who researches experience in sustainable transportation, explains how improved infrastructure, in-town redevelopment and changing attitudes are getting more people nationwide traveling on two wheels to get to work.Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines Report
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, commends the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for drafting a strong, evidence-based Scientific Report outlining recommendations and rational for the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Academy supports these recommendations that will improve how and what Americans eat.
– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Undergrad's Poetry Takes the $62,900 Prize
Washington College names the 2015 winner of its famous Sophie Kerr Prize, this year worth $62,900. Alexander Vidiani filled his Prize portfolio with poems about loss, masculinity, fatherhood and the way we use language to connect with one another.Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
– Washington College
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of the Assets of SHW Enterprises, LLC dba ScholarCentric
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. (APA), a leading provider of K-12 Alternative Education solutions, today announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of SHW Enterprises, LLC dba ScholarCentric, a provider of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) assessments, predictive analytics and related services.Media embedded: Image(s)
– AdvancePath Academics, Inc.
NYU Receives $6.4 Million to Study Stress in Middle Childhood
The National Institutes of Health has awarded New York University a $6.4 million, five-year grant to study stress, self-regulation, and mental health in middle childhood.
– New York University
NYU Receives $2 Million to Grow Community College Transfer Program
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation has awarded New York University a $2 million, three-year grant to significantly expand the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP). CCTOP is a scholarship and advising program for students transferring from local partner community colleges to NYU.
– New York University
LifeWire Higher Education Events
Olympic Gold Medalist Challenges Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Fail Forward’
Noting that she was cut three times before finally making the United States Olympic team, Meghan Musnicki challenged the Ithaca College class of 2015 to “fail forward.” Musnicki, who won a gold medal as a member of the women’s crew team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, delivered the main address at Ithaca College’s 120th Commencement ceremony.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Ithaca College
346 Graduate from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Armed Forces Day
Medical students, advanced practice nurses, military dentists, and scientists, clinical psychologists, and public health professionals will move from student to alumni status on Saturday, May 16 – Armed Forces Day – as they receive their degrees at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) 36th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
Binghamton Commencement Speaker Overcomes Challenges of Delivering Speech on Jewish Day of Rest
Don Greenberg was thrilled to be announced as one of this year’s student Commencement speakers for Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, when he learned that his Commencement ceremony was on Shabbat, it appeared as if all hope was lost. Growing up as an Orthodox Jew, Shabbat had always been a time for Greenberg to spend with friends and family, while also resting. For many Jews, Shabbat is a time to disregard many of the typical demands of modernity, such as driving, using electronics, writing, cooking and other forms of “work.”Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
– Binghamton University, State University of New York