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Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Color Blind? Bias-Aware Whites Better for Modern Race Challenges, Says New Study

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that whites aware of their biases are better equipped to address... (more)

– University of Vermont

Featured Story:

It’s Official: Workplace Rudeness Is Contagious

Rudeness in the workplace isn’t just unpleasant: it’s also contagious. (more)

– University of Florida

Arts and Humanities

15-Jul-2015

New Harper Lee Novel Unlocks Complexities of Earlier Characters

A Creighton professor explores how her own novel, written partly as a response to Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' compares to Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

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– Creighton University

Hurricane Katrina: A Decade Later GW Experts Available to Discuss

Aug. 29, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making U.S. landfall. GW experts are available to discuss.

Expert(s) available

– George Washington University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

16-Jul-2015

Does Salt Cause Thirst? It’s Really Not All That Certain

In a recent study conducted by Prof. Micah Leshem of the University of Haifa, no correlation was found between salt intake and an increased sense of thirst or more drinking of water – “Tavern owners can reduce the amount of salt in their bar snacks without fear of a cutting down their customers’ consumption of drinks,” says Prof. Leshem

– University of Haifa

It’s Official: Workplace Rudeness Is Contagious

Rudeness in the workplace isn’t just unpleasant: it’s also contagious.

Journal of Applied Psychology

– University of Florida

15-Jul-2015

Color Blind? Bias-Aware Whites Better for Modern Race Challenges, Says New Study

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that whites aware of their biases are better equipped to address contemporary racial challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious ways, than those who claim to have no racial preferences.

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Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

– University of Vermont

NYU Study Examines Psychoactive “Bath Salt” Use Among U.S. High School Seniors

33% of students who used bath salts reported using only once or twice; however, frequent use was also common among users with an alarming 18% of users reporting using 40 or more times in the last year.

American Journal of Addiction, July 2015; NIH K01 DA-038800

– New York University

14-Jul-2015

Chicago's Metra Rail Commuters Are Glued to Tech, but Wi-Fi and Outlets Are Scarce

A new study from DePaul University finds Chicago's train stations lags in amenities that commuters demand, including a place to plug in your phone. Despite this, Metra rail ridership is up, and commuters' dependence on tech might be the cause.

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– DePaul University

Family Support More Important Than Pre-School Care in Securing Children’s Wellbeing

The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for young children, according to new research from the University of Warwick.

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Pre-School Childcare in England, 1939–2010

– University of Warwick

Law and Public Policy

13-Jul-2015

Robotics and the Law: When Software Can Harm You

Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative, says Ryan Calo, assistant professor in the UW School of Law, that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence.

– University of Washington

LifeWire Announcements

Health People's Tarik Carr, 23, Named Mentor of the Year Award Gala Thursday July 16

Tarik Carr, 23, lead mentor at Health People's Kids-Helping-Kids becomes the first "Peer" mentor honored by the Mentoring Partnership of NYC and LI. Tarik, who became a mentor at age 14, after his mother died, mentors a 13-year old whose mother has AIDS

– Health People

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Announces Endowed Professorships Including First Robert C. Flanigan, MD, Professor in Urology

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is proud to announce the appointment of three endowed professorships. Marcus Quek, MD, FACS, is the first Robert C. Flanigan, MD, Professor in Urology. In addition, Simon Kaja, PhD, has been named the Dr. John P. and Therese E. Mulcahy Professor in Ophthalmology and Stephen MacLeod, BDS, MD, FACS, has been named the Joseph R. and Louise Ada Jarabak Chair.

– Loyola University Health System

USC Annenberg Announces First Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellow

USC Annenberg today announced that Monica Castillo has been selected as the school’s first Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellow.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Johns Hopkins Invests in Ethics and Food Policy With New Professorship

Jessica Fanzo, PhD, a nutritionist, professor, and expert in the fields of biodiversity and food security, will be the first Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor and will help lead the university's collaborative efforts in ethics, global food, and agricultural policy.

– Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology Director Awarded for Elder Abuse Research

Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, won the Judge Edward Sosnick Courage to Lead Award for his extensive work to create ways of identifying older adults at risk of financial exploitation. The award is presented annually by the Oakland County SAVE (Serving Adults who are Vulnerable and/or Elderly) Task Force.

National Institute of Justice, GMS2014-MU-CX-0001

– Wayne State University Division of Research

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