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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Did Grandmas Make People Pair Up?

If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved. (more) (Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2015 at 15:00 ET)

– University of Utah

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The Science of Stereotyping: Challenging the Validity of ‘Gaydar’

“Gaydar” — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual... (more)

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

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– Newswise Trends

03-Sep-2015

Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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– Wichita State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

07-Sep-2015

Did Grandmas Make People Pair Up?

If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved.

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sept. 7, 2015

– University of Utah

04-Sep-2015

Bring on the Night, Say National Park Visitors in New Study

A new study published in Park Science shows that nearly 90% of visitors to a major national park value viewing the night sky and want the National Park Service to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold below which visitors found light pollution of the night skies unacceptable.

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Park Science

– University of Vermont

New Research Finds Adolescents More Likely Not to Smoke When Cigarette Ads Feature Older Adults

For decades, the tobacco and alcohol industries have been accused of advertising their products to kids. Tremendous public pressure has prompted the implementation of strict guidelines. Today, tobacco and alcohol advertising are among the most highly regulated forms of marketing in existence. But, are all of the rules having any effect on the adolescents we seek to protect?

Journal of Consumer Psychology

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

03-Sep-2015

The Science of Stereotyping: Challenging the Validity of ‘Gaydar’

“Gaydar” — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison challenge what they call “the gaydar myth.”

Journal of Sex Research

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

‘Democratic Peace’ May Not Prevent International Conflict

Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a “democratic peace.”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

– Ohio State University

Campus Safety Survey Reveals Student Perceptions and Experiences

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Diane Follingstad, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, unveiled preliminary results from a campus-wide survey of students. Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) found that most students believe UK is safe, but that too many remain reluctant to report sexual assaults. UK officials believe the university is among the first in the country to undertake a mandatory campus-wide survey regarding sexual assault and campus climate.

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– University of Kentucky

Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can people really put down their smartphones?

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– Baylor University

LifeWire Announcements

Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, Named Editor-in-Chief of American Psychologist

Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, an eminent psychological clinician, researcher, educator and administrator, has been named editor-in-chief of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Saint Louis University Partners with Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis to Establish SLU’s First Chess Team

For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, SLU will offer competitive scholarships and recruit top-tier chess players from around the globe.

– Saint Louis University

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences President Charles L. Rice Announces Retirement

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) President Dr. Charles L. Rice announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, concluding his 11th year as president.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

University of Utah Announces 100/100 Initiative at Grand Opening of Award-Winning College of Law Building

Goal of reaching 100 percent bar passage and 100 percent professional employment part of commitment to legal education at S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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– University of Utah

Pursuit of Happiness Leads to a $2.1 Million Grant Award for UofSC, UChicago

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund research that explores the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of life and society.

– University of South Carolina

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Named 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipient

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of “The Mind-Body Problem” and “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away”, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, the White House announced today.

– New York University

Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos Selected Dean of Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Following a competitive national search, Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos has been appointed Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University, effective October 15, 2015. Dr. Sotiropoulos is the James L. Record Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, and Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). Prior to his appointment at UMN, Dr. Sotiropoulos was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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– Stony Brook University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Saint Joseph's University Celebrates 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations with Sculpture Dedication

SJU with the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original bronze sculpture portraying feminine allegorical figures signifying both the Jewish and Catholic religions on Friday, Sept. 25. Rabbi Skorka, the longtime friend of Pope Francis, with whom he co-authored a book about their interreligious dialogue, will deliver the keynote.

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– Saint Joseph's University

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