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Monday, October 19, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


If Plato Were Alive Today, How Would He React to Modern Times?

If Plato were alive today, what would he think of our modern times? Specifically, how would he react to a modern world where secularism and religious fundamentalism are growing further apart?

– Southeastern Louisiana University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


College Students Say Prescription Stimulants Easy to Find on Campus

Seven out of 10 college students say it is somewhat or very easy to obtain controlled stimulants without a prescription, according to a new survey conducted on eight U.S. campuses.

2015 College Prescription Drug Study

– Ohio State University

Think Again Before Tapping the Install Button for That App

The results from a recent study showed that multitasking when using mobile devices creates stress and increases the potential for choosing unsafe apps.

HFES 2015 International Annual Meeting

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Describing the Indescribable

Mystical experiences are frequently labeled as indescribable or ineffable. However, new research suggests that when prompted, people who have had a mystical, spiritual or religious experience can describe the event.

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Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, July 2015

– Thomas Jefferson University

Alcohol and First Sexual Experience: Risks for Young Women

If a young woman’s first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research finds.

Journal of Adolescence

– University at Buffalo



College Enhances Support for First-Generation Students

UChicago’s Class of 2019 represents a roughly 40 percent increase in the number of students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education—an all-time high. The University is doing more than ever to support those students’ success throughout their time in the College.

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– University of Chicago

Pop Culture


Health People’s Senior Coordinator and Accomplished Comedian, Michael Goodhope, Returns to the Bronx Stage This Saturday, October 17

Michael Goodhope, coordinator of the award-winning Kids-Helping-Kids Mentoring Program, is the featured comedian at the fall “Gospel Comedy and Music Extravaganza” on Saturday October 17th, 4:30-8:00pm at the Lehman College Studio Theatre, in the Bronx.

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– Health People

Powwow Seeks to Balance Tradition with Health and Wellness

For many Native American tribes, powwows are seen as community gatherings, a social time complete with colorful regalia, fry bread and stew, and the familiar sound of traditional drumming and dance. But they’re also beginning to serve as important tools for health advocates who are working to reduce health disparities within the population.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

Law and Public Policy


UNF Poll Reveals Trump Holds Slight Lead in Close Republican Primary Race

A new University of North Florida statewide poll of Republican primary likely voters reveals that if the Republican primary were held today, Donald Trump would garner the most votes with 21.7 percent. The poll shows Ben Carson closing in with 19.3 percent, while Marco Rubio comes in third with 14.9 percent and Jeb Bush at a distant fourth with 9 percent of the vote.

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– University of North Florida

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Applauds SAMHSA Report Calling for End to 'Conversion Therapy' for Youth

The American Psychological Association expressed support for a report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration calling for an end to the practice of “conversion therapy” for children and youth.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Miss Myrtle Woldson Celebrates Arts, Education with $55 Million Gift to Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. – Miss Myrtle Woldson, an accomplished businesswoman, musician and philanthropist, has celebrated her love of the arts, music and student success with a $55 million gift to Gonzaga University – the largest in University history – to fund student scholarships and build a performing arts center.

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– Gonzaga University

UC San Diego Named Among Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges

The University of California, San Diego has been named the 11th most ethnically diverse college in the nation, according to a new report.

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– University of California, San Diego

UVA Darden School Rises to No. 2 in the World in The Economist’s 2015 Rankings

Darden School of Business is No. 2 in Annual MBA ranking in the Economist

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Barbara Pierce Bush to Headline Global Health Lecture at USciences

Former first daughter Barbara P. Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC), will headline the sixth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health at University of the Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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– University of the Sciences





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