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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, August 3, 2015

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


How to Encourage Healthy Dental Habits Away From Home

School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. Kathleen Pace, D.D.S., assistant professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, offers tips for parents to promote healthy dental habits while away from home.

– Texas A&M University


Positive Reinforcement Plays Key Role in Cognitive Task Performance in ADHD Kids

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – more so than it would for typically developing kids.

Behavior and Brain Functions

– University at Buffalo

Group Launches Plan to Reduce Youth Problems by 20 Percent in a Decade

A national coalition of experts that includes two University of Washington researchers has a bold plan to reduce behavioral health problems such as violence and depression among young people across the country by 20 percent in a decade.

– University of Washington

New Study Identifies Promising Treatment for Military Veterans with PTSD

Attention control training reduces attention bias variability, improves PTSD symptoms

American Journal of Psychiatry

– Creighton University

Young Adults with Autism Show Improved Social Function Following UCLA Skills Program

A wealth of programs target autistic kids. But what about when they grow up? UCLA's Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills is the only evidence-based approach to teaching social skills to young adults with autism.

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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences



NSU Has Back to School Subject Matter Experts

Nova Southeastern University Has Back to School Subject Matter Experts

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– Nova Southeastern University

Law and Public Policy


Pentagon Sends Select U.S. Army Personnel to McConnell Center for Training

The University of Louisville is one of only two institutions to host the army's Strategic Army Broadening seminar, designed to develop next generation of army leaders.

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– University of Louisville

New Website Offers Oral Histories of Richard J. Daley

A new website ( memorializes Richard J. Daley through transcribed oral histories from 59 of his colleagues, friends and relatives, along with selected photos and documents from the Richard J. Daley Collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

As Part of Kids Eat Right Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Urges Congress: Prioritize Nutrition Health of Nation's Children

During Kids Eat Right MonthTM, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges Congress to prioritize the health, nutrition and well-being of millions of American children by reauthorizing and strengthening child nutrition programs. Kids Eat Right Month, celebrated in August, is sponsored by the Academy, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, and its charitable Foundation.

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– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Announcements

HHMI Selects 45 International Student Research Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 predoctoral students from 18 countries to receive fellowships that will help them complete their graduate degrees in the life sciences . The awardees will receive $43,000 during each year of the fellowship. Three of the new fellows are from countries that were not represented in previous years of the program – Jamaica, Philippines, and Poland.

(Embargo expired on 30-Jul-2015 at 13:00 ET)

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

USC Annenberg Professor Robert Hernandez Honored with SPJ’s 2015 Teaching Award

Robert Hernandez, associate professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg, has been chosen by the national Society of Professional Journalists to receive its Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

NSU’s College of Dental Medicine Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Enhance Dental Care and Access for People with Autism

HHS Grant Will Fund Curriculum Development and Resident Training

– Nova Southeastern University

Gonzaga Completes John J. Hemmingson Center

After years of thoughtful planning and construction, Gonzaga University’s 167,726-square-foot John J. Hemmingson Center has been completed, and move-in is underway. The official dedication of the facility is set for Oct. 16. The campus community is eager to experience the transformative impact the new living and learning environment presents.

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– Gonzaga University

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