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Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Featured Story:

The Paper Ceiling – Women Underrepresented In Media Coverage

Mirroring a major problem in society at large, women are significantly shortchanged when it comes to media coverage, with men being mentioned in the... (more) (Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2015 at 00:00 ET)

– Stony Brook University

Featured Story:

'Likes' and Comments on Social Media Can Sway Potential Voters

When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views... (more)

– University of Delaware

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Reveals Why Men Receive Much More Media Coverage Than Women

For years social scientists have grappled with the question of why men receive far more media coverage than women, and now a new study reveals the answer.

(Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2015 at 00:00 ET)

American Sociological Review, Oct-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

The Paper Ceiling – Women Underrepresented In Media Coverage

Mirroring a major problem in society at large, women are significantly shortchanged when it comes to media coverage, with men being mentioned in the news a whopping five times more than women.

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American Sociological Review

– Stony Brook University


Relationship Quality Affects Siblings’ Mental Health, Risky Behaviors

The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family relationships and how those dynamics affect children’s development. Now, a University of Missouri researcher found sibling relationship quality in adolescence affects Mexican-origin adolescents’ and young adults’ later depressive symptoms and their involvement in risky behaviors, including those with sexual risk.

International Journal of Behavioral Development

– University of Missouri Health

MSU Researcher Receives National Grant for HIV Study

A new national research grant is supporting a Mississippi State faculty member’s investigation of HIV intervention efforts focused on African American women.

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– Mississippi State University


Chimpanzee Personality Linked to Anatomy of Brain Structures, Study Finds

Chimpanzees’ personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers at Georgia State University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Copenhagen.

NeuroImage, August 2015

– Georgia State University

New Survey Shows Major Colleges Spending 145% More to Feed Athletes Since NCAA Lifted Meal Restrictions One Year Ago

Major college athletic programs ramped up their spending for meals, snacks and dietary supplements to feed athletes, from $534,000 to more than $1.3 million, since the NCAA lifted food restrictions one year ago, according to a survey conducted last month by the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

– Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)

Study Finds That Discrimination Is Linked with Worse Health Among Transgender Americans

In a new study, researchers find that transgender people who are more frequently “read” as transgender are more likely to face major and everyday discrimination, and that such discrimination is associated with threats to health.

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Sociological Forum, Volume 30, Issue 3, September 2015

– Indiana University

Study: New Framework Helps Measure, Define Global Homelessness

Ahead of World Homeless Day Oct. 10, researchers have released a new framework to help unite those addressing homelessness worldwide. The Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University developed categories to help policymakers, practitioners and researchers more accurately identify and measure this vulnerable population, using definitions that work across international borders.

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– DePaul University

Relationship Between Sympathy and Helping Others Could Provide Clues to Development of Altruistic Individuals

Developmental psychologists long have debated whether individuals volunteer and help others because they are sympathetic or whether they are sympathetic because they are prosocial. Now, new research from the University of Missouri helps clarify some of the confusion, which could lead to better interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents and clues as to what makes some individuals altruistic.

Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach

– University of Missouri Health

Study: Advance Directives Are About More Than Refusing Care

A new study finds that nearly a third of people who fill out advance health care directives —a document that lays out a patient’s wishes for end of life care — request medical interventions. The research from DePaul University explores the choices people make in advance directives, where they store the documents and with whom they discuss their plans.

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Journal of Clinical Ethics

– DePaul University

'Likes' and Comments on Social Media Can Sway Potential Voters

When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers.

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Journal of Experimental Political Science

– University of Delaware



Are American Schools Making Inequality Worse?

Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the nation’s most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Educational Researcher, Sept-2015

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Pop Culture


Macomb Goes to the Dogs

When the phrase "gone to the dogs" is used, it's usually not used in the most positive fashion. But in Macomb, Illinois, the term is 100 percent positive as the community has embraced a local beloved canine and showcases the dog – or rather, dogs – throughout this west-central Illinois community.

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– Western Illinois University


Could ‘the Martian’ Really Survive? An FSU Expert Talks About ‘Life on Mars’

Florida State University Professor Munir Humayun’s research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — an analysis of an ancient Martian meteorite known as Black Beauty — is unlocking clues about the Red Planet that may one day help answer the question about life on Mars. Humayun can answer questions about his research of the Red Planet and offer insight about the fictional scenario astronaut Mark Watney faces in “The Martian.”

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– Florida State University

Law and Public Policy


Divorcing Drugs and Violence Is Key to Saving U.S. Drug Policy, University of Utah Research Shows

Research by Shima Baughman, an associate professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is being used in public policy discussions surrounding changes to mandatory minimum sentences involving nonviolent drug offenders through the Smarter Sentencing Act.

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– University of Utah

October 2 Health Reform and Re-Entry Forum

This is an event focused on how we can Build Better Health, Jobs and Community for the Justice-Involved using New York's $8 Billion Federal Medicaid Waiver (DSRIP.) It will feature keynote and other presentations, about the concept of "decarceration," healthcare reform and the opportunities arising.

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– Health People

New Book Looks at Why Banks Fail So Many Americans—and a Possible Solution

There are two forms of personal banking in America. For those who can afford it, there are checking accounts, ATMs, and debit cards. For everyone else—including the 70 million Americans who don’t have a bank account or access to traditional financial services—there are “fringe loans”: payday lenders, title loans, and pawn shops. As Mehrsa Baradaran documents in How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, limited access to banking is both widespread and staggeringly expensive:

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– University of Georgia

LifeWire Announcements

Pearson Family Foundation Donates $100 Million to University of Chicago, Creating Institute to Confront New Era of Global Conflicts

The University of Chicago has received a $100 million gift to establish the first research institute and annual global forum of their kind devoted solely to the study and resolution of global conflicts. The landmark gift from The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Foundation is equal in size to the second-largest gift in the University’s history.

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– University of Chicago

NUS is Asia’s Best and 26th in the World, According to the Latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Asia’s number one university, and placed 26th globally in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016. It is the only Asian university to be among the world’s top 30.

– National University of Singapore

Dr. David Riggs to Chair Uniformed Services University Psychology Department

Bethesda, Md --Dr. David Riggs, one of our nation’s foremost psychologists and an expert on the effects of military service and deployments, will become chair of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine – “America’s Medical School” - at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He will assume this new role in November, 2015.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Regional Conference to Address Latino Health Disparities, Policy Impacts

Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Regional Primary Care Coalition, will host a conference on October 7 to discuss the high burden of health problems that affect Latinos living in the Metropolitan DC area and efforts underway to address these health burdens.

– George Washington University

Gonzaga Freshman Twins Simon & Simeon Menso From Liberia Keen to Hear President Sirleaf Speak

Simon and Simeon Menso, identical twin freshmen at Gonzaga University who immigrated to the United States from Liberia at age 6, will be listening attentively to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she delivers Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture at 7 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 4) at the McCarthey Athletic Center

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– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Marketplace

Student-Designed App Unites Coffee Community

Vanderbilt students built a social media app to share knowledge and opinions about third wave coffee and coffee shops.

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– Vanderbilt University





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