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Monkeys and Humans See Visual Illusions in Similar Way, Study Finds

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University. (more)

– Georgia State University

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Pontiff Makes Historic Visit to Saint Joseph's, Philadelphia's Jesuit University

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at Saint Joseph’s University today, greeting campus officials, student and religious leaders, and... (more)

– Saint Joseph's University

Arts and Humanities

27-Sep-2015

Pontiff Makes Historic Visit to Saint Joseph's, Philadelphia's Jesuit University

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at Saint Joseph’s University today, greeting campus officials, student and religious leaders, and visiting the newly dedicated statue, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” The bronze work by noted Philadelphia artist Joshua Koffman was installed Sept. 25 at the plaza in front of the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, commemorating the 50th anniversary of 'Nostra Aetate,' the Vatican II document that transformed the relationship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths.

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– Saint Joseph's University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

28-Sep-2015

Monkeys and Humans See Visual Illusions in Similar Way, Study Finds

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

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Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, August 2015

– Georgia State University

Early Maturing Girls at Great Risk of Alcohol Abuse Without Close Parental Supervision

Inadequate parental supervision during early adolescence forecasts a host of behavior problems, including problem drinking. A new study at FAU reveals that early maturing girls given the most autonomy had the highest rates of alcohol abuse, with intoxication frequency increasing an average of 234 percent.

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Pediatrics

– Florida Atlantic University

25-Sep-2015

Military Families Find Support with New Helpline

Military Mom2Mom provides a peer-support lifeline to New Jersey military families

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– Rutgers University

3D Photo Technology Helps NAU Archaeologists Document Historic Sites

NAU professor Chris Downum and his team of students have been documenting sites all over the northern Arizona region using photogrammetry technology.

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– Northern Arizona University

Jenna Rowen, PhD, Available to Discuss the Business of Co-Parenting

Dr. Jenna Rowen discusses co-parenting after a divorce, and offers tips for keeping the child forefront in the process.

Expert(s) available

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

24-Sep-2015

Overweight Health Bloggers Perceived to Be Less Reliable

A blogger’s weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a Cornell study published online and in a forthcoming print issue of the journal Health Communication.

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Health Communication

– Cornell University

UW-Milwaukee Shares Deaf Culture with the Community

Students and faculty in UW-Milwaukee's American Sign Language and interpreter training programs reach out to the hearing community with education and events celebrating deaf culture and history.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Education

25-Sep-2015

14th U.S. Surgeon General Issues Warning About Need for More Physicians

Dr. Antonia Novello, 14th U.S. Surgeon General, brought her wit and wisdom to students at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine this week as part of the Diversity Lecture Series. Speaking on the topic, “Health Policy Management in the 21st Century,” she shared healthcare disparity statistics, as well as medical school applicant information to highlight the need for a more diverse group of healthcare professionals. In addition, she issued a warning that in the year 2025, there may not be enough physicians to care for Americans.

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– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

24-Sep-2015

Missouri S&T Geothermal System Exceeds First-Year Goals

As the first year of operation closes for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s geothermal energy system, university officials announce that the system has exceeded its projected campus impact.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Increasingly, Universities Speak to Potential Students in Spanish

Admissions staff who are fluent in both Spanish and English are reaching out to potential students at their high schools, recruiting fairs and other events.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Pop Culture

24-Sep-2015

Mystery Around "Happy Birthday" Song Looming in Wake of Recent Court Ruling

Recent court ruling puts "Happy Birthday" song into popular domain, but discovery of early song manuscript adds mystery to song's origin.

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– University of Louisville

LifeWire Announcements

Dr. Boris Lushniak to Join Hébert School of Medicine Academic Leadership Team

Retired Rear Adm. (Dr.) Boris D. Lushniak, former Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, will join the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” effective in November 2015. Lushniak was selected as the school’s Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics department chair and succeeds retired chair Dr. Gerald Quinnan in the position.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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)

UC San Diego Raises $177.5 Million to Break Campus Fundraising Record

UC San Diego raised 20 percent more in private support during fiscal year 2014-15 compared to the previous year, with over 43,000 gifts and grants totaling $177.5 million.

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– University of California, San Diego

Georgia News Lab Wins Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education

The Online News Association (ONA) today has awarded the Georgia News Lab, a collaborative investigative reporting initiative housed at Georgia State University, the $65,000 Challenge Fund Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education.

– Georgia State University

North Texans Team Up to Deliver Medical Supplies to Syrian Refugees

On Friday, Baylor Scott & White Health's Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) is joining forces with Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. to help Syrian refugees who have been displaced by civil war. The Perots are underwriting the costs associated with delivering essential medical supplies and equipment to Hungarian Baptist Aid workers in Hungary, one of the countries in which Syrian refugees are seeking asylum.

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– Baylor Scott & White Health

Louis Prima Collection Donated to Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archive

Pictures, music and memories of the great entertainer are coming home to New Orleans.

– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco CEO John C. Williams Speaks at Gonzaga School of Business Oct. 7

The Gonzaga University School of Business Administration will present a conversation with John C. Williams, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, from 10-11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.

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– Gonzaga University

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Speak at Gonzaga Oct. 4

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is pleased to announce that it will host Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, on Oct. 4. President Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, has also graciously agreed to deliver Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture, the first by a visiting head of state, at 7 p.m., in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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– Gonzaga University

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