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Switzerland Best Place in the World for Older People to Live

Switzerland is the best place in the world for older people to live, closely followed by Norway and Sweden, according to a new report from HelpAge... (more) (Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2015 at 00:05 ET)

– University of Southampton

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Tinder-Tinkering Artificial Intelligence Could Lessen Left-Swiping

An artificial intelligence programme to improve Tinder suggestions has been developed by Harm de Vries, a post-doctoral researcher at the University... (more)

– Universite de Montreal

Science News

10-Sep-2015

Upcoming News Conference: Airline Quality Ratings for Holidays

At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10 the Airline Quality Report will be presented live and reporters will be able to engage with one of the study's co-authors.

(Embargo expired on 10-Sep-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities

08-Sep-2015

Lafayette College Helps Launch National Arts-Based Initiative on Community and Economic Development

New initiative will help rural communities in different geographic locations demonstrate how artistic expression leads to community-wide empowerment and how the assets of local culture can develop economic sustainability.

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– Lafayette College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

09-Sep-2015

Probation for Schools Spurs Transfer Patterns Linked to Family Income

Schools placed on probation due to sub-par test scores spurs transfer patterns linked to household income, a study by New York University sociologists finds.

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

American Sociological Review

– New York University

Switzerland Best Place in the World for Older People to Live

Switzerland is the best place in the world for older people to live, closely followed by Norway and Sweden, according to a new report from HelpAge International, working in partnership with the University of Southampton, UK.

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– University of Southampton

New Research Confirms How to Take Better Workday Breaks

Two Baylor University researchers have published a new empirical study in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The research provides a greater understanding of workday breaks and offers suggestions on when, where and how to plan the most beneficial daily escapes from the J-O-B. The research also debunks some common break-time myths.

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Journal of Applied Psychology

– Baylor University

Financial Distress Can Hinder Success of Academically Prepared Minority Students

A new study of more than 500 Black and Latino college students has confirmed that many encounter obstacles after enrolling in college without adequate financial resources.

– University of Chicago

Finding Missing People Faster!

The mobile app, developed with the support of SAR teams around the nation, provides step-by-step instructions on search plans for first responders and response teams and provides search guidance, protocols and strategies.

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– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

FAU Poll Shows Hispanics Believe U.S. Government Better at Reducing Terror Threat, but Still Worry about Attack

Hispanics think the U.S. government is doing a better job at reducing the threat of terrorism but most are still worried about the possibility of a major terrorist attack on American soil, according to the latest survey conducted by FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative in the College of Business.

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– Florida Atlantic University

Homework Tips for Parents

For parents of all children — and especially those with learning and behavioral challenges — homework can be quite stressful. There are, however, many things parents can do to make the “dreaded homework hour” less difficult for all involved.

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– Family Institute at Northwestern University

08-Sep-2015

Ten Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage

Based on what he has learned during 35 years in the field, Loyola University Health System psychologist Michael Hakimi, PsyD, offers 10 tips for achieving a successful marriage.

Expert(s) available

– Loyola University Health System

Education

09-Sep-2015

Georgia State Named Fifth Leading Innovative University in Nation

U.S. News and World Report magazine has recognized Georgia State University as one of the most innovative institutions in the nation and a national leader in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

– Georgia State University

Pop Culture

09-Sep-2015

Tinder-Tinkering Artificial Intelligence Could Lessen Left-Swiping

An artificial intelligence programme to improve Tinder suggestions has been developed by Harm de Vries, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Montreal who was sick of swiping left.

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Arxiv, 2015

– Universite de Montreal

Law and Public Policy

09-Sep-2015

New University of Utah Project Will Document History of HIV/AIDS in One of Country's Most Conservative States

The pioneering work of Dr. Kristen Ries and her physician’s assistant Maggie Snyder —the first Utah health care providers to treat patients with HIV and AIDS in the 1980s —will be chronicled in new oral history and special collections project at the U. An October symposium at the S.J. Quinney College of Law will focus on their central role in the struggle against HIV and AIDS in conservative Utah.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

Williams College to Address Climate Change Through Comprehensive Action and Investment of Up to $50 Million

Williams College responds to call for leadership on climate change with ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions, invest in renewable energy projects and create investment options in "green" or low-carbon funds.

– Williams College

Researchers Receive Grant from Facebook to Study Cyberbullying and Electronic Teen Dating Violence

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University and his collaborator will collect data to conduct a study to illuminate the nationwide prevalence, frequency and scope of cyberbullying and electronic dating violence among a population of youth.

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– Florida Atlantic University

FAU’s Medical School to Work with foundation2recovery.org to Combat Narcotic Prescription Drug Epidemic

More people die from overdose of prescription opiate pain medications than from all other drugs combined, including heroin and cocaine. Physicians and researchers in FAU's College of Medicine will work with foundation2recovery.org to target this major public health problem using novel approaches to support treatment, prevention and education programs.

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– Florida Atlantic University

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Full Time MBA Program Catapulted 19 Spots to Rank 42nd in the Nation in Latest Forbes Report

Today Forbes released its Top American MBA Programs report ranking Full-Time MBA programs based on return-on-investment. Today’s report placed The Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program at 42nd in the nation, up 19 spots since the last Forbes report in 2013, and 20th among public schools.

(Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2015 at 10:00 ET)

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

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Undergraduate Program Rises Five Spots Among Top 50 in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

In the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Programs report released today, the undergraduate business program at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has climbed five spots to 34th (tied) in the nation and 22nd (tied) among public schools.

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

Early Fall at American University Museum: Craft as Fine Art, Contemporary Chinese Art, and Protest Art

Early fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center open Sept. 12 and close Oct. 18.

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– American University

NSU Home to One of Nation’s 50 Most Affordable Marriage & Family Therapy Programs

The marriage and family therapy program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was recently ranked as one of the 50 most affordable programs in the United States by Best Counseling Degrees. NSU’s program was ranked 26th in the nation, and it is the only Florida college or university to make the list.

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– Nova Southeastern University

New Project Has Lofty Goal: Help People Reach Their Potential

What if a brain scan and other assessments of an incoming college student could lead to a personalized plan to maximize her strengths in and out of the classroom, while finding ways to shore up her weaknesses? This is the ultimate goal of a NSF-funded research project at The Ohio State University.

– Ohio State University

NYU and Stanford Receive $3 Million NSF Grant to Develop STEM Curriculum

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3 million to researchers at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stanford University Graduate School of Education to create a language-focused science curriculum for fifth graders.

National Science Foundation

– New York University

IU, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on Sixth Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

Nereyda Garza, a single mother of three, has spent many years living in other people’s living rooms. But once her new Habitat for Humanity home being built at Indiana University is complete, she will have her own living room for the first time in her life. Construction will begin Sept. 23 on Garza’s home, the sixth Habitat for Humanity house being built with a Bloomington family by IU students, faculty, alumni and staff on campus, sponsored by Whirlpool Corp.

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– Indiana University

APA Names First Executive Director for Membership

The American Psychological Association has appointed Ian D. King, MBA, as its first executive director for member recruitment and engagement.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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