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Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Research Finds

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (more) (Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Featured Story:

Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us

When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of New York University researchers has found. (more) (Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2015 at 11:00 ET)

– New York University

Arts and Humanities

05-Aug-2015

Debate 101: Expert Offers Five Tips to Equip Viewers to Watch, Analyze Presidential Contests

Matthew G. Gerber, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and director of Baylor’s nationally recognized debate program, says viewers who are serious about learning about the U.S. presidential candidates should be equipped to cut through the campaign clutter and zero in on their respective messages – or lack thereof.

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– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

06-Aug-2015

New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions Influence Learning and Memory Processes in the Brain

The study, led by Dr. Shlomo Wagner, also found the scientific explanation behind the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”

eLife

– University of Haifa

05-Aug-2015

Chicago Bears, American Academy of Dermatology Team Up to Fight Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology and the Chicago Bears are teaming up to promote skin cancer prevention and detection by hosting free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings on Aug. 6 and 7.

– American Academy of Dermatology

04-Aug-2015

Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Research Finds

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2015 at 09:00 ET)

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Study Reveals Latest Evidence that Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat--and Suggests that Threat Can Be Used to Justify Actions that Result from Prejudice

When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, “I felt threatened.” However, new research reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice -- and that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat. The study by Angela Bahns, a social psychologist and professor at Wellesley College, is published this month in the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

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Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Jul-2015

– Wellesley College

How New Moms Assess Their Partners’ Ability to Parent

New mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him involved in parenting, new research finds.

Parenting: Science and Practice

– Ohio State University

Opioid Use and Sexual Violence Among Drug-Using Young Adults in NYC

The research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in NYC, and to identify the specific social and contextual factors surrounding this group’s experiences of sexual violence.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence; R01DA035146; P30DA01104

– New York University

Helping Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

Care2Caregivers marks its one-year anniversary of providing a lifeline to thousands caring for loved ones with dementia & Alzheimer's

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– Rutgers University

03-Aug-2015

Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us

When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of New York University researchers has found.

(Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2015 at 11:00 ET)

Nature Neuroscience

– New York University

Education

05-Aug-2015

Outside the City, Urban Students Focus on Environment

A group of New York City high school students, most with little experience outside their low-income neighborhoods and a narrow view of the natural world, will get a new look at nature this month when they spend a week doing hands-on environmental science 250 miles from home in Central New York.

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– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Law and Public Policy

03-Aug-2015

Startup Creates Online Resource to Inform Voters About Local and National Candidates

University of Chicago students and alums have created BallotReady, a free online and mobile voter guide. The project, which started last year, provides tailored, easy-to-digest information on candidates and referendums listed on local ballots. ­

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– University of Chicago

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Legislation Introduced That Would Reduce Healthcare Spending and Improve the Health of People with Diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) renewed its call for Congress to pass legislation that would result in more people with diabetes gaining access to diabetes education through The Access To Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015.

(Embargo expired on 05-Aug-2015 at 00:05 ET)

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– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

LifeWire Announcements

NSU College of Nursing’s R.N. to B.S.N. Program Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation

Best Master of Science in Nursing Website Announces Top Programs

– Nova Southeastern University

Bioscience Students Earn Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarships From the ASBMB for Commitment to Diversity

Five students from across the United States earned Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarships from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for their academic accomplishments in the face of adversity and commitment to increasing educational access for underrepresented students.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The George Washington University Names Inaugural Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Longtime arts advocate and educator Sanjit Sethi will head the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the university announced today.

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– George Washington University

US Ambassador to African Union to Head a Top International School in Nation’s Capital

The George Washington University announced today that Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II will serve as the new dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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– George Washington University

Philip W. Jackson, Education Scholar Committed to Children's Flourishing, 1928-2015

Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Education, Psychology and the College, died July 21 due to complications from cancer. He was 86.

– University of Chicago

NSU Establishes New Farquhar Honors College

Nova Southeastern University Establishes New Farquhar Honors College

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– Nova Southeastern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Cybersecurity Experts to Discuss Tricky Balance between Data Sharing and Privacy

The second annual Senior Executive Cybersecurity Conference (Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore) will focus on the conflict between crime fighting and privacy. Early-bird discount registration prices are in effect through Aug. 15.

Senior Executive Cybersecurity Conference

– Johns Hopkins University

GA-PCOM Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrates 10 years of impact. Since opening its doors in 2005, the college has generated millions of dollars in economic impact, created dozens of jobs and helped train hundreds of students to do more for themselves, the community and the world.

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– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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