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Monday, October 12, 2015

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

08-Oct-2015

Survivor’s Guilt Often a Byproduct of Those Who Live Through Tragic Events

UAB clinical psychologist says those who survived the Oregon mass shootings or other difficult events should engage with a team of mental health professionals.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pop Culture

08-Oct-2015

From Fado to Flamenco: Iberian Music and Dance From Around Globe Make Way to GW’s Lisner Auditorium’s Stage

Lisner’s 2015-16 Iberian music and dance series Highlights Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Cultures

– George Washington University

What's Our Obsession with Steve Jobs All About?

The new movie about Steve Jobs is expected to draw huge crowds eager to see yet another romanticized story about a well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, explores why in his new paper, “Steve Jobs, Romantic Individualism, and the Desire for Good Capitalism” in the International Journal of Communication. He writes that this desire says “more about our culture than the man,” and that Jobs’ story fits perfectly with the romantic individualist story that American culture can't seem to get enough of.

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International Journal of Communication

– University of Vermont

LifeWire Announcements

Collaborative Research Project to Examine Sources of Happiness and Personal Fulfillment

A new research project at the University of Chicago and University of South Carolina will bring together scholars from different fields to study the factors that bring about deep happiness and a sense of meaning in one’s life.

– University of Chicago

Caring for America’s Aging Population

New online educational programs at Rutgers help health care professionals provide a wider range of services to older adults

– Rutgers University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Mock Presidential Election, "The Road to the White House Starts at Western IL University," Kicks Off Oct. 20

Western's Mock Presidential Election is the largest - and most elaborate - student-run mock election event in the nation. In 2007 and 2011, faculty, students, and staff at Western organized two MPE events, and both simulations accurately predicted the outcome of the following years' presidential elections.

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– Western Illinois University

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