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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, June 29, 2015

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Science News


Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

Other topics include resurgence of whales off southern California, treating chronic kidney disease, and a breakthrough in a heart-specific type of stem cell.

– Newswise Trends


SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

Other topics include weight loss, medical marijuana, smart traffic lights, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities


Paradise Found: Rutgers University is Home to Top Collection of Rare John Milton Books

Rutgers University's collection of rare books by John Milton is open to the public and contains many surprises – including annotations by famous writers and possibly Milton himself

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– Rutgers University


Tracking the Fortunes of the UK Antiques Trade Online

A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK), led by the University of Leeds (UK), aim to chart the changing geographical locations of dealers over a one-hundred year period.

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– University of Southampton

Who Claims The Past?

American University History Professor Lisa Leff’s new nonfiction book “The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust” tells the story of controversial Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski (Shy-KOV-ski).

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– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Suicide-Prevention Training Helps Schools Identify At-Risk Students Earlier

Rutgers University behavioral health experts help educators spot warning signs for suicide in training program

– Rutgers University


Marketing Messages Can Be Contagious

A University of Kentucky marketing professor is co-author of a just-published study that suggests the thrill a person feels at seeing one particular item while shopping often carries over to unrelated items.

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– University of Kentucky

Poll Shows Majority of New York Residents Trust Police and Approve of Officers Using Body Cameras

More than six in 10 New York state residents – 64 percent ­– have a high level of trust for their local police department – and the more interaction citizens have with their local police, the more they trust area law enforcement, according to the latest Cornell University Empire State Poll.

– Cornell University



Long-term Survey to Follow College Students’ Experiences with Faith, Diversity

Incoming freshmen at more than 130 colleges and universities will take surveys this year about a vital but often overlooked aspect of campus life: how students with different worldviews and religious backgrounds live, learn and work together.

– New York University

Tests vs. Fests: Students in “Learning Celebrations” Rather than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves, Baylor Sociologist Says

A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.

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– Baylor University

Pop Culture


Running with Prosthetic Lower-Limbs: An Advantage or Disadvantage?

Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against athletes without prosthetics.

– Bournemouth University


Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill. Who are the other women who merit consideration on the $10?

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– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States expected to rule imminently in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has a number of sociologists available to discuss same-sex marriage.

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– American Sociological Association (ASA)

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Nurses Ready for Their Closeup as SCOTUS Declares ACA Just

Johns Hopkins dean responds on ACA: Focus on patient care, health all through life is right up the alley of a new breed of caregiver,

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– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

American College of Rheumatology Official Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling

Official statement from the American College of Rheumatology on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling and what this means for the rheumatology community.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

LifeWire Announcements

The McNair Law Firm and the University of South Carolina Beaufort Establish the Senator Clementa Pinckney Endowed Scholarship Fund

The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) has established the Senator Clementa Pinckney Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor Reverend Pinckney’s commitment to education and the leadership he provided throughout the Lowcountry and the State of South Carolina.

– University of South Carolina Beaufort

Changing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Children and Healthy Baby Food Safety Curriculum – JNEB’s Best Article and GEM

awards which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, “Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education,” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 25–28, 2015.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Chapin Hall Seeks National Estimate and Comprehensive Understanding of Homeless Youth in America

With headlines across the country calling attention to a growing population of homeless youth, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is launching Voices of Youth Count, a multi-year original research and policy effort designed to understand how many unaccompanied homeless and runaway youth there are in the United States, create a clear and full picture of what it means to be young and homeless in America, and find and widely share solutions to ending youth homelessness.

– University of Chicago

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Announces Inaugural Program Impact Award

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior announces Food Friends as the recipient of 2015 Program Impact Award in Nutrition Education

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– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

$7 Million Grant Awarded to Study Childhood Influences on Cognitive, Physical Health by Midlife

University of California, Riverside psychologist Chandra A. Reynolds has been awarded a $7 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to study how early childhood influences versus recent influences affect cognitive and physical health by middle age.

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– University of California, Riverside

Yvonne Maddox to Lead Uniformed Services University Research Program

Charles L. Rice, M.D., president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, announced the selection of Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., former acting director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, effective June 15, 2015.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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