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Monday, July 13, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


USCB Summer Institute on America's Reconstruction Attracting Educators from Around the United States

The institute, “America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story,” will guide 30 K-12 educators from around the United States through more than a century of American history—from the final years of the cotton kingdom in the South, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and up to the modern civil rights era.

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– University of South Carolina Beaufort

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Unique Alzheimer's Study Reveals for the First Time Communication Patterns that Sustain Spouse-Caregiver Relationships

As a result of impairment in communication, married couples affected by Alzheimer's suffer isolation, depression and estrangement. Limited research has existed on communication in couples affected by AD and existing research primarily focuses on identifying communication deficits – until now.

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International Journal of Human Caring

– Florida Atlantic University


Cell Phone Notifications May Be Driving You to Distraction

A new Florida State University study has found that just receiving a notification on your cell phone can cause enough of a distraction to impair your ability to focus on a given task. The distraction is comparable to the effects seen when actually using a cell phone to make calls or send text messages.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

– Florida State University

University of Chicago Anthropologist Leads Global Effort to Improve Climate Change Models

Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a University of Chicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate scientists better document land cover and use over the past 10,000 years.

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– University of Chicago



Salisbury University Partners with Coastal Hospice to Hold Grief Management Camp for Children

Salisbury University partnered with Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care to hold a three-day bereavement summer camp on campus. Designed to help kids with grief management, it was open to ages 6-12. Four senior social work majors enrolled in summer course on children’s grief assisted as counselors.

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– Salisbury University

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