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Monday, June 8, 2015

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Science News

05-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 5 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: trending stories, journal related news, children's health, women in healthcare, air pollution, birds, awards, Dr. Oz.

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Newswise Recommends Expert Spotlight - Expert Video Interviews, Q&As, Breaking News and More

Expert interviews on topics ranging from breaking news, research results, trends, current events, and more.

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04-Jun-2015

Newswise Recommends Journal Related News

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Trending Stories Report for 4 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Newswise staff picks, schizophrenia, new MRI technology, marine biology, space, diabetes, healthcare, new leadership.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

05-Jun-2015

Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Prehistoric Gold Trade Route

Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland. A study suggests people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500BC).

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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

– University of Southampton

Emmy-Winner Laura Ling Tells Carthage Class of 2015 to ‘Always Have Hope’

Drawing from experiences that helped her endure 140 days in a North Korean prison, Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Laura Ling urged Carthage College’s graduating class to “always have hope.”

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– Carthage College

Lafayette College Archivist Offers Historical Context on Voyage of Hermione Replica Ship to U.S.

Diane Windham Shaw, scholar of the Marquis de Lafayette, is director of special collections and the college archivist at Lafayette College, and is an excellent source on Lafayette’s legacy as a key figure in the American Revolution.

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– Academy Communications

04-Jun-2015

Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?

Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student learning? Can students concentrate with the same intensity while exchanging texts with their friends and family? A new study published in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Education, evaluates how different types of messaging impact student retention of classroom material.

Communication Education

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences

05-Jun-2015

Why Good People Do Bad Things

When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of misbehaving could help more people do the right thing, according to a new study.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

As Baby Boomers Age, Do Their Decisions Get Better or Worse?

As an economic and political force, researchers say that older adults hold a tremendous amount of social power. A new West Virginia University study is examining what factors contribute to older adults’ decisions.

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National Science Foundation grant

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

04-Jun-2015

Study Links Delay of Gratification To How Brain Structures Are Connected

The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, June 2015

– Georgia State University

Losing Etched Into Cleveland's Identity?

Release and video/audio materials available for story about the psychology of losing possibly being worn as a badge of honor by Clevelanders who haven't seen their professional sports teams win a championship in more than 50 years. That may be about to change as the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers begin face the Golden State Warriors in the finals.

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– University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Pop Culture

05-Jun-2015

Check Out These Beach Safety Tips From Texas A&M

Many beaches can have hidden dangers that lurk in the surf. Beach accidents can happen quickly and they can be deadly, says a beach expert at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Announcements

NYU Launches International Research Center Dedicated to Improving Children’s Lives in Vulnerable Regions

New York University today announces the creation of Global TIES for Children: Transforming Intervention Effectiveness and Scale, an international research center that designs, evaluates, and advises on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe.

– New York University

Celebrated Artist Supports Health People Kids at "Where Dreams Become" Opening at Soho Arts Club,NYC, June 6

"Where Dreams Become," opening at the Soho Arts Club, 76 Wooster Street, NYC, on June 6th presents major new work of internationally acclaimed artist Yong Jo Ji; proceeds help support unique South Bronx mentoring program for South Bronx teens helping other kids overcome adversity

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– Health People

Shira and Jay Ruderman Receive Honorary Doctorate From the University of Haifa

Shira and Jay Ruderman were honored with a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, from the University of Haifa at a festive event on Tuesday, held as part of the University’s 43rd Meeting of the Board of Governors. The honor was bestowed upon the Rudermans in recognition of their visionary leadership for making those who are different and outsiders become accepted and mainstream and on their uncompromising investment in strengthening relations between American Jews and Israel.

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– University of Haifa

Prof. Robert Alter Receives Honorary Doctorate From the University of Haifa

Prof. Robert (Uri) Alter of UC Berkeley was honored with a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, from the University of Haifa at a festive event on Tuesday, held as part of the University’s 43rd Meeting of the Board of Governors. The honor was bestowed upon Alter in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the study of comparative literature in general and of translating the Hebrew Bible into English, enabling billions of people around the world access to texts that constitute the cultural heritage of the people of Israel.

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– University of Haifa

Prof. Carol Padden Receives Honorary Doctorate From the University of Haifa

Language and human communication researcher, Prof. Carol Padden of UC San Diego, was honored with a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, from the University of Haifa at a festive event on Tuesday, as part of the University’s 43rd Meeting of the Board of Governors. The honor was bestowed upon Padden in recognition of her pioneering and ongoing contribution to the study of sign language, to understanding the culture of deaf people, and to the study of the nature and development of human language, and on her fruitful academic collaboration with researchers of the Sign Language Research Laboratory and of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa.

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– University of Haifa

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