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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Science News

27-May-2015

Trending Stories Report for 27 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics, cancer, nanotech, elderly care, marketing research, energy, children's health, and immunology.

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26-May-2015

Trending Stories Report for 26 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics and cancer, diabetes and blindness, nanotech, engineering, personalized medicine, energy, and e-cigarettes.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

26-May-2015

Boise State Historian Mapping out a New View of the Medieval World

Maps show us the way and identify major landmarks – rivers, towns, roads and hills. For centuries, they also offered a perspective on how societies viewed themselves in comparison to the rest of the world. Karen Pinto, assistant professor of history at Boise State University, is researching a book project titled “The Mediterranean in the Islamic Cartographic Imagination,” which looks at maps from the medieval and early-modern Muslim world. Her research is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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– Boise State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

28-May-2015

Study Suggests Earning a College Degree Before, But Not After, Getting Married Protects Against Obesity

People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new study.

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Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Primates’ Understanding of Quantities Offers Clues to the Origins of Human Counting

Monkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count.

Psychological Science

– Dick Jones Communications

26-May-2015

Where There’s A Will … Well, There’s Another Way

There’s more than one way to gain a sense of control. The traditional view of a life in control is one in which an individual has taken actions to ensure success in both the near and long terms. “Secondary control,” has been given short shrift in both the scientific literature and the attitudes of Western societies. Secondary control can be described as a mindset in which one accepts and adapts to the fact that much of life can’t be bent to human will.

Social Psychological and Personality Science

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Flavored Fruit Drink or Poisonous Cleaning Product? How to Prevent Accidental Poisonings

Two children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Education

27-May-2015

Nova Southeastern University’s Online Criminal Justice Program Named one of the Nation’s Best for Veterans

Nova Southeastern University has been offering online programs for decades. Recently, it's online graduate criminal justice program for veterans was ranked as one of America's best by U.S. News & World Report

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– Nova Southeastern University

Law and Public Policy

28-May-2015

Penn Nursing Study Cites Federal Policy as Key to Primary Care Access and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development

With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years– due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging – the role of advanced-practice nurses or nurse practitioners (NPs) is also increasing. But a new study illustrates how federal policies influence the NP workforce and practice, and how misalignment of those policies with state mandates can affect workforce supply and patient access to care.

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Journal for Nurse Practitioners, May 2015

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

27-May-2015

Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades to National, State Reliability Rules

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured along with new standards to prevent outages.

Risk Analysis

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

LifeWire Announcements

Former NATO Commander Adm. James G. Stavridis Joins Johns Hopkins APL as Senior Fellow

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pleased to announce that Admiral James G. Stavridis, former Commander of NATO Forces and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will join APL as a Senior Fellow.

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– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Names Lynne R. Schrum as New Dean

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has appointed Lynne R. Schrum, Ph.D., to the position of Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, effective July 15. Previously, Dr. Schrum served as Dean and Professor of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University (WVU) where she was seen as a visionary regarding the use of technology in 21st Century learning environments as well as in the transformation of teacher education through online and distance learning.

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– Nova Southeastern University

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