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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, July 27, 2015

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Science News


Ocean Acidification, Premature Birth and Personality Linked, Back-Packs and Back-Pain, and More Top Stories 24-27 July 2015

Weekend edition including top stories from Friday through Monday July 24-27

– Newswise Trends


Medicare Payment Cuts, Schizophrenia Gene, Leukemia Treatment, and More Top Stories 24 July 2015

Other topics include ethnic disparities in pain treatment, colon cancer and IBD, halting Liver cancer, and more...

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Ocean Acidification, Fighting Wildfires, the Mediterranean Diet and more Top Stories 23 July 2015

Other topics include editing genes, cellular switchboards, treating menopause and more...

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Arts and Humanities


The Algorithm of Writing

University of Delaware researcher Joshua Wilson explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment software.

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– University of Delaware

"Shakespeare Didn't Bother With Copyright"

Courses in classics, mythology, Greek and Latin are attracting more students, thanks to renewed interest in a classical education and the influence of movies and television borrowing plots from Greek and Roman mythology.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Professional Dancers Come to UW-Milwaukee to Enhance Their Careers

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's MFA in performing arts/dance helps working professional dancers enhance their credentials with an academic degree while continuing their careers.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Research Links Premature Birth to Withdrawn Personality

New research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism.

BMJ - Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal Edition; KE24, JUG14, 01EP9504 and Q5 01ER0801

– University of Warwick


American poverty prospects higher than expected

For Americans, the likelihood of experiencing relative poverty at least once in their lifetime is surprisingly high, finds a new analysis from noted poverty expert Mark Rank, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

Despite Court Ruling, Survey Finds Child Welfare Professionals Oppose Corporal Punishment

Nearly a month after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that parents have the right to use corporal punishment to discipline their children, a new survey finds that most leading child welfare professionals think spanking is harmful for children and leads to more aggressive behavior.

23rd Annual APSAC Colloquium

– Tulane University

Law and Public Policy


Warehouse Jobs Pay Poorly, Lack Health Insurance

Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers in Inland Southern California. But a majority of blue-collar warehouse jobs typically pay less than a living wage, are often temporary, and do not provide health-care benefits, according to UC Riverside researchers.

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– University of California, Riverside

LifeWire Announcements

UCI's Business School Kicks Off LIFEvest Financial Literacy Program

Check-in for the 5th annual LIFEvest Financial Literacy Summer Residential Program, hosted by the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, will begin Sunday, August 2, for 40 very deserving 8th and 9th grade girls. The week-long program, held on the UCI campus, will run through August 8th.

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

National University of Singapore and Georgia Institute of Technology Launch New Centre for Next Generation Logistics

The Faculty of Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS Engineering), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has launched the Centre for Next Generation Logistics today. The virtual Centre will work closely with government agencies and the industry to perform cutting-edge research in logistics and supply chain systems for translation into innovations and commercialisation to achieve transformative economic and societal impact.

– National University of Singapore

Merger of Clarkson University & Union Graduate College Approved by New York State Board of Regents

The merger of Union Graduate College in Schenectady, N.Y., into Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.,was approved July 20 by the New York State Education Department Board of Regents.

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– Clarkson University

Dr. Lyman W. Porter, Former Dean of the University of California, Irvine, Business School, Dies at 85

Dr. Lyman W. Porter, the former dean of the University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management (now known as The Paul Merage School of Business) died on July 2, 2015 in Newport Beach, California. He was 85.

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– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

ASBMB Wins National Science Foundation Grant to Expand Mentorship Program for Scientists Starting an Independent Research Career

The National Science Foundation awarded the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology a grant of half a million dollars to support a comprehensive mentoring program for postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty members.


– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Doctoral Students Win Prestigious National Science Education Awards

Florentia Spires and Jacqueline Fernandez-Romero, both educators in the D.C. area and graduate students in Texas Tech's Global PRiSE program, received honors from the White House and the National Science Teachers Association.

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– Texas Tech University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Community Based Festival Celebrates Harry Potter Fans of All Ages

Two-day festival inspired by J. K. Rowling's books takes over downtown Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore Oct. 2-3, as fans of all ages celebrate their favorite stories and characters from the Harry Potter series.

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– Washington College

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