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Newswise LifeWire
Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Science News


Medical Marijuana, Autoimmune Disorders, Diabetes, SCOTUS experts - Top Stories 24 June 2015

Other topics include dietary guidelines, smart traffic lights, breast cancer, and biomarker tests for cancer treatment.

– Newswise Trends


Diabetes Research, Meatless Monday, Weight-Loss Surgery, and "Smart" Traffic Lights - Top Stories from 23 June 2015

Other topics include: breast cancer, blood thinners and surgery, cognitive impairment, and new ultra-dark galaxies discovered.

– Newswise Trends


Trending Stories Report for 22 June 2015

Topics include: women's health, cancer care, research at the Large Hadron Collider, dementia drug treatment, dermatology, skin cancer, breast cancer, smoking risks, and genetics.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities


New Study Explores Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication Association’s Communication Monographs reveals specific online conditions under which witnesses to cyberbullying are likely (or unlikely) to intervene in defense of a victim.

Communication Monographs

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Writing Program with Student Interaction Creates Sense of Purpose for Seniors

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

(Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2015 at 08:30 ET)

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2015; Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

– New York University


Belief in 'Free Will' May Give Conservatives an Edge for Self-Control

A psychology study from Indiana University and others in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests conservatives may display a greater aptitude for certain aspects of self-control.

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

– Indiana University



Study Finds Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be identified as having disabilities and, as a result, are disproportionately underrepresented in special education. These findings differ from most prior education research and contrast with current federal legislation and policies. The study was published online today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Urges Congress to Support Current, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines Development Process

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges Congress to remove harmful and limiting language that has been added to two bills regarding the development process for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The language appears in Section 232 of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies FY2016 appropriations bill, and Section 734 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies FY2016 appropriations bill.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Under "Pure Money" Proposal, U.S. Would Create New Money Streams to Address Urgent National Needs

"How American Can Spend Its Way Back to Greatness" explains how the nation's money supply is created and outlines how Congress could create a new money stream to directly fund the nation's most urgent needs.

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– Washington College

LifeWire Announcements

UVA Darden School Launches Specialization in Design Thinking and Innovation Online Program

New Specialization Offered in Design Thinking and Innocvation

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Professor Martha Nussbaum Receives Inamori Ethics Prize for ‘Exemplary Ethical Leadership’

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, has been awarded the 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

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– University of Chicago

Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Support Science Education at Gorongosa National Park

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is announcing a five-year, $2.3 million grant to support educational activities and infrastructure development at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

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– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Alice Walker to Visit UGA in Fall as Delta Visiting Chair

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will visit the University of Georgia as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15.

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– University of Georgia

Saint Louis University Philosopher Awarded $5.1 Million Grant to Study Happiness and Well-Being

Titled Happiness and Well-Being: Integrating Research Across the Disciplines, the project will promote dialogue and collaboration among well-being researchers across a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, philosophy, and theology and religious studies.

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– Saint Louis University

Mellon Foundation Grants $2.7 Million to School of Humanities Graduate Programs

The UC Irvine School of Humanities has received a $2.7 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a pilot program that transforms graduate education by streamlining the time to degree, providing full funding throughout the degree program, and establishing a teaching and research position of up to two years for all candidates who complete their dissertation in five years. UCI is the first institution to couple a shorter time to degree with postdoctoral appointments to create an integrated program designed to launch humanities scholars successfully into academia and alternative careers.

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Historic Undergraduate Research Programs Conference Held at University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma hosts 2015 CUR Professional Development Conference from June 23-25, 2015

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

LifeWire Marketplace

Free E-Cookbook from Meatless Monday Helps K-12 Operations Kick Off the Healthy Habit

The Monday Campaigns announces the publication of "Meatless Monday Goes to School" -- a beautifully designed, free collection of 30 meatless lunch recipes to help K-12 foodservice directors and community advocates implement the Meatless Monday initiative in schools. The e-cookbook addresses the need of K-12 schools for delicious vegetarian recipes that fulfill the meat/meat alternate component of the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) meal pattern.

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– Monday Campaigns

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