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Monday, August 17, 2015

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Police More Likely to Be Killed on Duty in States with High Gun Ownership

Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, homicides of police officers are linked to the statewide level of gun ownership, according to a... (more) (Embargo expired on 13-Aug-2015 at 16:00 ET)

– University of Illinois at Chicago

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APA Review Confirms Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression

Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. (more)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Arts and Humanities

13-Aug-2015

At 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Tested His “I Have a Dream” Speech On a High School Audience

While MLK’s first “Dream” speech was played publicly for the first time Tuesday, it’s a speech King had been practicing since he was a teenager. A Wake Forest professor and his student identified striking parallels between the “Dream” speech and an address King delivered as a high school student.

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– Wake Forest University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

14-Aug-2015

Study Finds Link Between Marital Distress, Poor Food Choices

A study conducted by a team of researchers, including Lisa Jaremka, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware, found a link between marital distress and poor food choices.

Clinical Psychological Science

– University of Delaware

African-Americans Most Likely to Stop Taking Meds in Medicare Part D’s Coverage Gap

Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans age 65 and older.

Social Work in Public Health

– University at Buffalo

13-Aug-2015

APA Review Confirms Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression

Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Collegiate Recovery Program Part of Restructuring That Creates More Collaborative Opportunities

The Institute for the Study of Addiction, Recovery, & Families houses three centers, each with a different focus on community and family systems.

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– Texas Tech University

Parents and Kids: Managing the Anxieties and Emotions of Back to School

Dr. Marcy’s focus is on the emotional aspects of the new school year — the stress it causes for kids and parents. She has a model called The Six Rs of Returning to School: Rest, Routine, Responsibility, Reassure, Resist and Role Modeling. She talks about how to help children with the sudden overwhelm of transitioning from summer fun and later nights to resuming long days in the classroom and doing nightly homework. She is also an expert on kids’ socialization issues, like bullying (how parents should manage if their kid is the victim or if their kid is the bully), dealing with new teachers, adjusting to a new school.

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– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Education

14-Aug-2015

Broward College Experts Offers Back-to-School Tips

As summer winds down, and students make their way back to the classroom, Broward College is offering several tips to help overcome the challenges and stress that come with the start of a new school year.

Expert(s) available

– Broward College

Law and Public Policy

13-Aug-2015

Police More Likely to Be Killed on Duty in States with High Gun Ownership

Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, homicides of police officers are linked to the statewide level of gun ownership, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study found that police officers serving in states with high private gun ownership are more than three times more likely to be killed on the job than those on the job in states with the lowest gun ownership.

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American Journal of Public Health

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Announcements

Broward College Announces New Accelerated Weekend Supply Chain Management Express Program

As a part of the new Supply Chain Management Express degree program, Broward College is offering flexible and accelerated weekend options at its Miramar West Center. Designed for busy working adults interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree, this program will allow students to complete their degree in just over two years. Applications are currently being accepted.

– Broward College

University of Utah to Celebrate Grand Opening of Award-Winning S.J. Quinney College of Law Building on Sept.1

Facility designed to enhance innovation in legal education and strengthen Utah law school's commitment to community service. Interesting sustainable features have already garnered the building awards.

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– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Nominees Lined Up for An Evening with the Stars

The nominations are in and the stage is set for An Evening with the Stars, the annual sparkling celebration of all that is good about Johns Hopkins Nursing. Its Shining Star Awards honor outstanding nurses in the Hopkins community. Nominees are invited to the event and winners are announced at the ceremony.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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