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Monday, September 14, 2015

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Science News


Recorded 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.

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– Newswise

Arts and Humanities


The Rise of Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer

Wildly popular comedienne Amy Schumer and her breakout performance at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen is the subject of a new study published in the National Communication Association’s journal Text and Performance Quarterly.

Text and Performance Quarterly

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences


More Time for School Lunches Equals Healthier Choices for Kids

Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetables according to a new study released in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Little Rock University Tabs Native of Great Britain for Institute on Race and Ethnicity Post

A native of Great Britain who has written numerous books on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in the United States and Arkansas is the new director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

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– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


People Worldwide – Even Nomads in Tanzania – Think of Colors the Same Way

Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it? According to new research, the answer is yes.

Current Biology

– Ohio State University

Study: Consumers Will Covet Control After Terrorism Strikes

If terror strikes increase in the United States, some consumers will keep buying as they always have, but others will withdraw from certain markets to minimize their risk. Researchers say the key issue control. Does a person feel like her or she can control the odds of becoming a victim, should a terrorist attack occur?

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Journal of Consumer Behavior

– Vanderbilt University



5 Must-Ask Career Questions for Your Campus Tour

This fall, millions of high school students are touring college campuses nationwide. These five questions can help them get a better idea of campus career support before making that important final choice.

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– Wake Forest University

Tamping Down Test Anxiety

Science faculty and the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) at Wake Forest University are collaborating this fall to help first-year students deal with test anxiety through a three-part workshop, “How to prevent a panic attack on your first college science exam.”

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– Wake Forest University

Pop Culture


Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Book Early; Demand Will Be Strong for Seats

Book your holiday air travel early this year. That’s the advice from Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.

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– Wichita State University

Law and Public Policy


Resource Created to Record Incidents of Riot Control Agents Used on Citizens

Researchers from Bournemouth University, Birmingham University and Omega Research Foundation have released #RiotID – a civic media guide which features images and instructions on how to safely identify and photograph riot control weapons such as tear gas and rubber pellets safely.

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– Bournemouth University

LifeWire Announcements

NUS Offers New Online Public Relations Specialisation Programme for Public Through Coursera

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will introduce a new online specialisation programme in Public Relations for Digital Media. Designed for those who are keen to pursue a career in public relations in a digitally transforming global landscape, the programme is the University’s latest massive open online course (MOOC) to be offered through Coursera, a leading online leaning education provider.

– National University of Singapore

Smithsonian Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Smithsonian invita al público a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia (del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) con una variada programación que incluye vibrantes presentaciones, conferencias, actividades familiares y exposiciones en varios museos del Smithsonian. Toda la programación es gratuita a menos que se indique lo contrario. Para el calendario completo de los eventos visite

– Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15) with a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Smithsonian. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. For a full calendar of events, visit

– Smithsonian Institution

LifeWire Higher Education Events

1st Annual Autoimmune Walk L.A. Helmed by Actress Haley Ramm on Behalf of American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Announcement of Inaugural Autoimmune Walk to be held in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, November 8, 2015

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– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

GW’s Lisner Auditorium to Welcome Some of Biggest Names in Food

It’s a vital time for the food industry, with an increased focus on how to make food easier to access in low-income communities, healthy eating and the local food movement. A food philosopher and several celebrity chefs will discuss many of these popular topics during Lisner’s fall food series.

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– George Washington University





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