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Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Study Finds Decreased Social Anxiety Among Young Adults Who Eat Fermented Foods

A University of Maryland School of Social Work researcher joins with colleagues at William & Mary to probe a possible connection between... (more)

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Ways to Decrease Wasted Food in Your Home

Food wasted means money wasted, which can be an expensive problem especially in homes with financial constraints. A new study from the Cornell Food... (more)

– Cornell University

Science News

10-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 10 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: anxiety and fermented foods, glucose transport, research reproducibility, new MRI approach, enterprise transformation, prostate cancer, oceanography, HPV vaccine, probiotics, clinical research.

– Newswise Trends

08-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 8 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: marijuana exposure in children, female viagra, botox for nerve pain, genetics, cancer and bone marrow transplants, stroke, dengue fever, and memory loss in epilepsy.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

10-Jun-2015

Five Companies Control More Than Half of Academic Publishing

A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from 30% in 1996 and only 20% in 1973.

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PLOS ONE, July 10, 2015

– Universite de Montreal

08-Jun-2015

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month, Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine, has compiled a list of the 11 most influential black gospel songs.

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Expert(s) available

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

10-Jun-2015

Americans May Be Wasting More Food Than They Think

Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests.

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PLOS ONE

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Texas Tech Researcher Publishes Study of 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 led by Amelia E. Talley, an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Psychological Sciences.

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Journal of Health and Social Behavior

– Texas Tech University

1 in 4 School Children Exposed to Violence from Weapons, Study Finds

The study, recently featured in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal, reports one in four U.S. school children between the ages of 6-17 have been exposed to violence involving a weapon in their lifetime as either a victim or a witness. Those weapons included guns, knives, rocks and sticks.

American Academy of Pediatrics

– Dick Jones Communications

09-Jun-2015

Study: Misperception Discourages Girls From Studying Some Stem Fields

The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science (PEMC), suggests a new study by Florida State University researchers.

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Frontiers in Psychology, June-2015

– Florida State University

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars? Swarthmore Expert Explains in New Book

In his new book, Swarthmore College Political Scientist Dominic Tierney explains why the United States is struggling on the battlefield, how Washington can resolve a failing war, and how America can start winning again.

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The Right Way to Lose a War

– Swarthmore College

Study Finds Decreased Social Anxiety Among Young Adults Who Eat Fermented Foods

A University of Maryland School of Social Work researcher joins with colleagues at William & Mary to probe a possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety symptoms.

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Psychiatry Research, Aug-2015

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Ways to Decrease Wasted Food in Your Home

Food wasted means money wasted, which can be an expensive problem especially in homes with financial constraints. A new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and the Getulio Vargas Foundation, shows that the top causes of food waste in such homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage.

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– Cornell University

08-Jun-2015

Chimpanzees May Know When They Are Right and Move to Prove It

Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have discovered.

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Cognition, June 2015

– Georgia State University

Law and Public Policy

10-Jun-2015

Report: 1 in 4 Baltimore Residents Live in a Food Desert

A new report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), in collaboration with the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, found that one in four of the city’s residents live in so-called food deserts with limited access to healthy foods.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Expert: New Technology Could Protect Schools from Liability After Violence

Expert can discuss school safety and how a new technology, the COPsync911 threat notification system, that connects a school or other facility under threat directly to the closest patrol officers and local dispatch during an episode of violence—ensuring law enforcement is on the scene faster than 911—and potentially mitigating the liability faced by schools in states like Colorado, which have passed legislation to allow lawsuits against schools when shootings or other violence occurs.

Expert(s) available

– COPsync

08-Jun-2015

Accentuate the Positive When It Comes to Nutrition Education

If you want people to choose healthier foods, emphasize the positive, says a new Cornell University study.

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American Journal of Agricultural Economics

– Cornell University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASHP Adopts Policy Opposing Pharmacist Participation in Capital Punishment

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, ASHP, the national association representing pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings, approved a policy opposing pharmacists’ participation in capital punishment. It affirms that pharmacists’, as healthcare providers who are dedicated to achieving optimal health outcomes and preserving life, should not participate in capital punishment.

– American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

LifeWire Announcements

NUS Maintains Position as Asia’s Top 2 in Latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

The National University of Singapore has maintained its position as one of Asia’s top two universities in the latest Asia University Rankings 2015 published by the Times Higher Education magazine.

– National University of Singapore

NUS Is Number 1 in Asia Again in Latest Quacquarelli Symonds University Ranking

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged once again as the top university in Asia, retaining its peak position in the latest results of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia 2015. This marks the second consecutive time that NUS has topped the rankings since it was first published in 2009.

– National University of Singapore

New Program Will Train Next Generation of Business Leaders

Cornell College is launching a new business major this fall with three areas of focus, including business analytics, which uses data and statistical analysis to guide business decisions, and is one of the fast-growing areas in business.

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– Cornell College

Engineering Sciences Program Prepares Students for Future Problems

Cornell College’s new engineering sciences program will blend a solid grounding in math and science with a liberal arts education that prepares students to solve problems that don’t yet exist.

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– Cornell College

USCB Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw Awarded South Carolina's Highest Civilian Honor

University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw was awarded the Order of the Palmetto – the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for recognition of extraordinary work and dedication to the citizens of South Carolina.

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– University of South Carolina Beaufort

Give Something Back Foundation Awards $1 Million for Additional Rowan University Scholarships

Thanks to a $1-million commitment from the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF), some 50 high school students will be able to attend Rowan University (Glassboro, New Jersey) at no cost for tuition or room and board.

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– Rowan University

Mary Lloyd Ireland Receives ACSM Citation Award

Recognized at organization’s national meeting on May 29 in San Diego, Calif.

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– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Bess Marcus Receives ACSM Citation Award

Recognized at organization’s national meeting on May 29 in San Diego, Calif.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Bottle or Box? Doctoral Student Wins Grant to Study Wine Packaging

Nicholas Johnston, a graduate student at Texas Tech, won the Wine Market Council's first research grant to study how millennials interact with wine packaging and other marketing.

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– Texas Tech University

WIU CSP Faculty Member's International ACPA Grant Award to Facilitate Research about First-Generation College Students and Student Organization Involvement

Western Illinois University Educational Studies Assistant Professor Sarah Schoper will use a grant award to help with her research about first-generation college students and their involvement in student organizations. During the Spring 2015 semester, Schoper was awarded a $500 research grant from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-College Student Educators International's Commission for Student Involvement.

– Western Illinois University

University of the Sciences Announces Board and Administration Leadership Changes

University of the Sciences board chairman Marvin Samson has announced leadership changes within the USciences board of trustees and the University administration.

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– University of the Sciences

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