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Thursday, June 18, 2015

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California Leads the Way on Immigration Reform, State Citizenship

University of California, Riverside researchers argue that some of the most important developments in immigration policy are now occurring at the... (more) (Embargo expired on 16-Jun-2015 at 00:05 ET)

– University of California, Riverside

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Not-So-Guilty Pleasure: Viewing Cat Videos Boosts Energy and Positive Emotions

If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think, according to research from... (more)

– Indiana University

Science News

17-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 17 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: A nutrition expert's take on the trans fat ban, Prenatal DDT exposure tied breast cancer risk, new anesthesia monitoring technology.

– Newswise Trends

16-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 16 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: An anonymous donor for cancer research, solar storms and incidences of rheumatoid arthritis, vulnerabilities in genome’s ‘Dimmer Switches’, new treatments for Alzheimer's, How people make decisions for or against flu vaccinations.

– Newswise Trends

15-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 15 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: new drug for heart disease, astronomy, sleep, stroke, diabetes, materials science, MERS, and U.S. Politics.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

17-Jun-2015

'Deep Maps' Explore Time, Place, Space to Paint Deeper Understanding of the Humanities

Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another.

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

17-Jun-2015

Love, Factually: Cornell Gerontologist Finds the Formula to a Happy Marriage

Karl Pillemer uncovered common advice for couples walking down the aisle or decades into marriage. The top five lessons from the elders, along with Pillemer’s analysis:

30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage

– Cornell University

UB Researchers Take Important Steps Toward Understanding How Animals Make Sense of the Auditory World

Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.

Journal of Comparative Psychology

– University at Buffalo

'Broken Windows' Theory of Neighborhood Crime Too Broad to be Effective

Traditional signals for opportunities for crime may not be representative of the whole neighborhood.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

16-Jun-2015

Not-So-Guilty Pleasure: Viewing Cat Videos Boosts Energy and Positive Emotions

If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think, according to research from The Media School at Indiana University.

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Computers in Human Behavior

– Indiana University

When a Sudden Boost in Status at Work Isn’t All Good

Imagine getting a sudden boost in status at work that changes you from a largely ignored worker to someone that others turn to for advice and help.Sounds great, doesn’t it? But a new study finds that an unanticipated gain in status can come with some negative baggage – if you did not earn the boost.

Academy of Management Journal

– Ohio State University

Self-Expression, Conversation, and Adults v. Teens in Social Media

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- While some may argue that life on social media is a never-ending popularity contest, teens and adults may use online apps for very different purposes. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) have found that teens are leveraging social media as a conversation space and an outlet for self-expression to a greater extent than adults, and are also more focused on posting photos that attract attention.

CHI 2015

– Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology

15-Jun-2015

Love and Money: How Low-Income Dads Really Provide

Low-income fathers who might be labeled “deadbeat dads” often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they choose to give goods like food and clothing rather than cash.

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Journal of Marriage and Family, Jun-2015

– Johns Hopkins University

Attention to Angry Faces Can Predict Future Depression

Up to 80 percent of individuals with a past history of depression will get depressed again in the future. However, little is known about the specific factors that put these people at risk. New research suggests that it may be due to the things you pay attention to in your life.

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Clinical Psychological Science

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Education

17-Jun-2015

Gonzaga Helps Create New Community Library in Zambezi

The district of Zambezi, located in northwestern Zambia, recently received its first community library, a new two-room building consisting of 20,000 books and a technology center, thanks to Gonzaga University and cooperating partners.

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– Gonzaga University

Pop Culture

16-Jun-2015

UW-Milwaukee Creates Free App to Help Parents Encourage Reading

UW-Milwaukee’s App Brewery and the Waukesha (Wisconsin) County Public Libraries have developed a free app called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” that families can use to track the books they’re reading to their preschoolers.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Law and Public Policy

16-Jun-2015

California Leads the Way on Immigration Reform, State Citizenship

University of California, Riverside researchers argue that some of the most important developments in immigration policy are now occurring at the state level.Their findings appear in the latest installment of Policy Matters, a public policy journal of the UCR School of Public Policy.

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– University of California, Riverside

Increasing Regulation of Care Services Is Making the Sector Less Attractive for Workers

Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK and as the population ages, the demands for care and employees will increase. However, the health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical. Research commissioned by the Borough of Poole and The Dorset Better Together Programme and carried out by Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice has explored some of the barriers to employment and how they can be tackled.

– Bournemouth University

A Better Way To Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Georgia State Researchers

Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with alumnus Merlin M. Hanauer and colleagues.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Announcements

UC Riverside Launches B.S. in Sustainability Studies in Fall 2015

A bachelor of science degree in sustainability studies that emphasizes social and environmental justice issues will launch at the University of California, Riverside in fall 2015. It is offered through the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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– University of California, Riverside

$52 Million Contract Will Allow Ohio State to Continue Running Huge National Surveys

A $52 million federal contract renewal will allow The Ohio State University to continue a long-running national survey project that captures America’s story.

– Ohio State University

GW Establishes Program on Extremism

The new program is the first of its kind in the U.S. devoted solely to research on extremism.

– George Washington University

Nova Southeastern University to Offer Master of Science in Nutrition

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched a Master of Science in Nutrition degree program, adding to the university’s vast array of health care degree options. The program is the first in Florida to offer this degree in a primarily online course format.

– Nova Southeastern University

UVA Darden School Enriches Residential MBA

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announces several new enhancements to its residential MBA program

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Announces 2015 Recipient of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award is presented to recognize outstanding SNEB members for their scholarly contributions to and student engagement in higher education. This award is designed to honor exemplary nutrition faculty who motivate college student learning through innovative and effective teaching methods.

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– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Georgia State University Library Awarded Grant To Digitize Accounts of Deadly Labor Strike

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has awarded the Georgia State University Library a $121,418 grant to digitize and transcribe more than 200 hours of recorded interviews from the production of “The Uprising of ’34,” the 1995 documentary on the General Textile Strike of 1934.

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– Georgia State University

Howard University Dental School Dean Leo Rouse Named to USU Board of Regents

Leo Rouse, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., dean of Howard University’s College of Dentistry, was recently confirmed by the Secretary of Defense as the newest member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences governing board. Rouse’s appointment was effective May 15, 2015.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Edward Snowden’s Lawyer Among Prestigious Line-Up of Privacy Campaigners, Scholars, Journalists and Tech Experts in Cardiff for Major Surveillance Event

A major conference will get underway today (18 June 2015) bringing together journalists, international researchers, privacy advocates and technology developers to discuss the relationship between the state, its citizens and the media in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks.

(Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2015 at 00:05 ET)

– Cardiff University

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