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Monday, October 26, 2015

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Do Women Place Less Importance on Their Careers Than Men? Ithaca College Professor Rebuts Common Misconception

“Are Women Less Career Centric Than Men? Structure, Culture and Career Investments” by Stephen Sweet, analyzes data collected from... (more)

– Ithaca College

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Babies’ Babbles Reflect Their Own Involvement in Language Development

University of Missouri research shows that babies’ repetitive babbles, such as "baba" or "dada," primarily are motivated by... (more)

– University of Missouri Health

Arts and Humanities

22-Oct-2015

“Sexters” Should be Requesting Consent

Navigating the minefield of sexual etiquette has never been easy, but a new study explores how today’s romantic partners are being advised on the thorny issue of consent, particularly with regard to “sexting.”

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences

23-Oct-2015

Do Women Place Less Importance on Their Careers Than Men? Ithaca College Professor Rebuts Common Misconception

“Are Women Less Career Centric Than Men? Structure, Culture and Career Investments” by Stephen Sweet, analyzes data collected from employees in 11 countries to determine if gender differences in career centrality — the importance of one’s career to their identity — exist, and examines how those differences relate to professional demands, gender role beliefs and cultural expectations.

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– Ithaca College

22-Oct-2015

Babies’ Babbles Reflect Their Own Involvement in Language Development

University of Missouri research shows that babies’ repetitive babbles, such as "baba" or "dada," primarily are motivated by infants’ ability to hear themselves. Infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants to improve their hearing soon babbled as often as their hearing peers, allowing them to catch up developmentally.

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Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Sept-2015; T32DC00012

– University of Missouri Health

UD Researchers Study Ways to Combat Chronic Stress

Researchers at UD are studying ways to combat chronic stress, and believe that helping families build healthy relationships can head off mental health disorders, learning problems, inability to regulate emotions and a cascade of other troubles.

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– University of Delaware

Education

22-Oct-2015

UD Professor Examines the Changing American Family

Professor Bahira Trask specializes in globalization, diversity, family and personal relations, and work-life issues.

Expert(s) available

– University of Delaware

Law and Public Policy

22-Oct-2015

BGSU Poll: Celebrity Endorsements May Hurt Candidates More Than They Help

Do endorsements, both traditional ones like newspapers and interest groups, but also non-traditional ones like celebrity endorsements, help or hurt candidates?

– Bowling Green State University

BGSU Poll: Voters Approve of and Credit Kasich

Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich enjoys a solid job approval rating in the state, where 56 percent of likely voters in the 2016 presidential election approve of the job he is doing as governor, while 34 percent disapprove. This is according to a recent Bowling Green State University poll of 804 likely Ohio voters conducted by Zogby Analytics on October 16 and 17.

– Bowling Green State University

BGSU Poll: Ohio's GOP Senate Seat Could Become Target for Democrats

New Bowling Green State University poll results from 804 likely Ohio voters suggest that the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman since 2010 may be in danger of “flipping” in 2016. Portman’s chief challenger, former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland, remains popular in the state and beats the incumbent senator in a two-way match-up posed to likely voters.

– Bowling Green State University

Upstate Medical University Researchers Release Second Report on Needs, Risks of Low-Wage Workers

Upstate’s Occupational Health Clinical Centers join the Workforce Development Institute in an assessment of occupational health needs of low-wage workers in Syracuse, N.Y. Findings may lead to new initiatives to improve the quality of work-life for low-wage workers.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University

LifeWire Announcements

Archives of Atlantic Philanthropies Given to Cornell Library

The archives of The Atlantic Philanthropies, among the world’s largest and most influential foundations, will be housed permanently at Cornell. The archives, which will serve as an important resource for philanthropists and historians, document roughly $8 billion in Atlantic grants over three decades – support that has transformed institutions, championed social causes and action, and set entire geographic regions on new trajectories.

– Cornell University

UofL’s PhD Nursing Graduates Help Meet Faculty Shortage

Since the University of Louisville School of Nursing began a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program in 2005, many of its graduates have started careers as nursing faculty at colleges and universities throughout the nation.

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– University of Louisville

FSU College of Social Work to Collaborate on Evaluation of Suicide Interventions for Middle-Age Men

With a $1.28 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida State University College of Social Work and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work will evaluate new online suicide screening and prevention tools aimed at decreasing suicide rates among middle-age men.

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– Florida State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

US Treasurer Rosie Rios to Discuss Currency Redesign at UCI Event

U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, the driving force behind plans to put a woman on the new $10 bill, will talk about currency redesign and answer questions in an appearance at UCI.

– University of California, Irvine

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