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Thursday, June 4, 2015

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Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful to Kids Than Traditional In-Person Harassment, Study Finds

Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it's likelier to be of shorter duration and... (more) (Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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Political Science Study Debunks Idea of Public Opinion Backlash

Does putting same-sex marriage in the public spotlight impede future policy gains for gay and lesbian couples? A new study says no, contrary to previous research on the topic. (more)

– University of California, Irvine

Science News

03-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 3 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: aging & genetics, cancer, treatment for kidney disease, healthcare & wellbeing, environment, welcoming new leaders.

– Newswise Trends

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02-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 2 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: melanoma, relationships, color blindness, kidney replacement, oceanography, supercomputers, awards/honors.

– Newswise Trends

01-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 1 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: neurology, cancer, immunotherapy, Alan Alda present science award, genetics, vision, lung cancer, prostate cancer, environmental health.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

03-Jun-2015

Waterloo: A Defining Battle in Military History

French general and politician Napoléon Bonaparte won more battles than he lost. But under his command on June 18, 1815, the French army was defeated at Waterloo in a battle that changed the political landscape of Europe.

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– DePaul University

Life and Works of First Native American Female Author to Be Presented at Washington, D.C. Meeting of Indigenous Studies Association

Sarah Winnemucca, a 19th century Northern Paiute woman who dedicated her life to improving the living conditions for American Indians in the West, was known for her activism. While her life has been documented in a loose autobiography in the past, a new book by West Virginia University English professor Cari Carpenter illustrates nearly 30 years of the icon’s life and fills in gaps in Winnemucca’s fascinating history.

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

01-Jun-2015

Students in Arts and Sciences Influence, Benefit Each Other

This year, in a new partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative awarded grants to five teams comprised of nine University of Chicago graduate students and three SAIC graduate students.

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– University of Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences

03-Jun-2015

Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful to Kids Than Traditional In-Person Harassment, Study Finds

Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it's likelier to be of shorter duration and not involve significant power imbalances, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2015 at 09:00 ET)

Psychology of Violence

– American Psychological Association (APA)

A Kit for Every Midwife: International Confederation of Midwives Endorses Direct Relief-developed Midwife Kit as Global Standard

/PRNewswire/ -- The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has provided its first-ever formal endorsement of a Midwife Kit as a standard for midwives trained to ICM's competency standards. The Midwife Kit was developed by Direct Relief in consultation with ICM experts. Direct Relief will provide the kit free of charge to midwives in developing countries.

– Direct Relief

02-Jun-2015

Sojourner Center Launches First-of-its-Kind Effort to Study Link Between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

Sojourner Center, one of the largest and longest running domestic violence shelters in the United States, announced plans to develop the first world-class program dedicated to the analysis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women and children living with domestic violence, a largely unrecognized public health issue.

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– Sojourner Center

Study Explores How Past Native American Settlement Modified WNY Forests

“Our results contribute to the conversation about how natural or humanized the landscape of America was when Europeans first arrived,” co-author Steve Tulowiecki says.

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– University at Buffalo

Gamers Needed: New Ghost Map Hyperspace Added to Verigames Site

There's a new game for serious gamers to explore on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Verigames site (https://verigames.com/). Ghost Map Hyperspace, developed by Raytheon BBN Technologies, is the newest addition to a series of games being developed under DARPA sponsorship that empower gamers to do the work of software verification experts simply by playing games.

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– GameDocs

01-Jun-2015

Study Explores Reasons Behind Alcohol Abuse in Non-Heterosexual Women

Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new study.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Political Science Study Debunks Idea of Public Opinion Backlash

Does putting same-sex marriage in the public spotlight impede future policy gains for gay and lesbian couples? A new study says no, contrary to previous research on the topic.

American Journal of Political Science, Apr-2015

– University of California, Irvine

Education

02-Jun-2015

Why the “Cool Factor” Won’t Lure College Grads to Your City

A new nationwide study reveals that the kind of cities that attract college graduates has changed since the 1990s.

Papers in Regional Science

– Ohio State University

01-Jun-2015

NYU Study Evaluates Remedial Pathways for Community College Students

Academic programs that provide alternatives to traditional remedial education help students succeed at community colleges, but different programs result in a range of outcomes for various sub-populations of students.

AIR Forum 2015

– New York University

Pop Culture

03-Jun-2015

Back to the Past: Why Movie Studios Keep Recycling Stories, and Why We Keep Paying to See Them

Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.

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– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy

02-Jun-2015

3D Printing: A Technology That Could Revolutionise Our Lives

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of turning a 2D digital image into a 3D object through printing successive layers of materials until an entire item is created. Initial images are created in design software programmes before being realised through 3D printing. The advent of consumer 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise its use as a technology, but also opens up a whole host of intellectual property (IP) debates.

– Bournemouth University

Global Water-Pricing Practices Suggest Approaches to Managing California Water Scarcity

As water scarcity and quality issues grow in California and around the world, a new book co-edited by UCR water economist Ariel Dinar and water experts in Spain and Argentina examines the experience of 15 countries where conservation has been achieved through water-pricing incentive systems.

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– University of California, Riverside

New Book Takes International Human Rights Laws to Task

In his recent book, The Twilight of Human Rights Laws (Oxford University Press), Posner takes to task international human rights treaties. The Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law contends they have failed to accomplish their objectives because they are “too ambitious, even utopian and too ambiguous,” and there is little evidence that these laws have improved people’s well-being.

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– University of Chicago

LifeWire Announcements

Eight Schools Test-Drive PULSE Certification of Undergraduate Biology Education

When the AAAS published "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action in 2011," the community of life-science educators was determined that it not become a dead letter. Eight schools have just finished the pilot certification process the community set up to allow departments to measure their progress against the 2011 goals.

– Washington University in St. Louis

UAB President Announces Planned Return of Football, Bowling and Rifle

Initial results of fundraising efforts far exceeding historical financial support significantly improve the Athletic Department’s financial picture, make possible the return of football, bowling and rifle.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

American University School of International Service Dean James Goldgeier Elected President of APSIA Executive Committee

Goldgeier to serve two year tenure as elected president of Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs' (APSIA) Executive Committee.

– American University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Amazon, Google and New Intellectual Property Strategies To Be June 10 Luncheon Hot Topic at Georgia State University

Wes Anson, accomplished author, international intellectual property (IP) valuation and licensing expert and chair of CONSOR, an intellectual asset consulting firm, will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 11th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, June 10, at the Georgia State Student Center, 44 Courtland St. SE.

– Georgia State University

UC Irvine Announces 2015 Commencement Schedule

“Born Free” ruled the box office and the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” topped the Billboard charts when UC Irvine’s first graduating class of 14 students received their diplomas. On June 25, 1966, in what is now the Libraries Gateway Study Center, they gathered with family and friends at tables draped in harvest-gold linens and shook the hand of founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. This year – representing the scale by which the campus has grown – ceremonies for UCI’s 50th graduating class will stretch over four days in the Bren Events Center, and 7,057 Anteaters will participate. Ten school-based events will be held, featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology, athletics and law.

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– University of California, Irvine

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