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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, November 9, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


Prison Camp Liberators of WWII: Baylor University Finds New Way to Pay Tribute to Heroes

The firsthand accounts of 19 Texas veterans who helped liberate World War II Nazi concentration camps now can be seen and heard on Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History (IOH) website using a new video indexing tool that allows a rare type of access to their compelling stories.

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– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


People Routinely Attribute Moral Obligations to People Who Cannot Fulfill Them

New research from the University of Waterloo debunks the age-old moral philosophy that if you are unable to do something, then you are not morally obligated to do it.

– University of Waterloo


Religious Upbringing Associated with Less Altruism, Study Finds

Children from religious families were less likely to share with others than were children from non-religious families. A religious upbringing also was associated with more punitive tendencies in response to anti-social behavior.

(Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2015 at 12:00 ET)

Current Biology 25, Nov. 16 2015

– University of Chicago



Iowa State Stand-Up Comedy Club Builds Confidence Through Laughter

The Iowa State Stand-Up Comedy Club is about more than telling jokes and making people laugh. Students say performing on stage builds self-confidence and skills they'll use in their future careers.

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– Iowa State University


UofL’s Trover Campus a National Model in Drawing Physicians to Rural Practice

William J. Crump, M.D., associate dean for the UofL Trover Campus, shows that physicians who spent their last two years of medical school at the rural campus are much more likely to ultimately practice in a rural setting.

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The Journal of Rural Health

– University of Louisville


Keeping Children Safe and Healthy: Best Practices Information for Child Care Providers

New posters from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) give child care providers critical information on properly using cleaning products in their facilities.

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– American Cleaning Institute

How Native American Students View Engineering

Sparking interest in engineering among Native American youngsters—that’s the goal of a the National Science Foundations’ Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, but as those involved will tell you, it’s a tough task. Two South Dakota State University researchers decided to find out why college-age Native American students opted for careers in social sciences and nursing rather than engineering.

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– South Dakota State University

LifeWire Announcements

Teaching the Blind to Draw – and Do STEM

$1 million NIH technology transfer grant will speed adoption of interactive raised line graphics devices in schools that help young blind students learn to draw and, later, facilitate their taking math and science courses that require them to interact with graphics. The devices were developed by University of Vermont start-up E.A.S.Y. LLC.

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– University of Vermont

USU Alumnus Rear Admiral (Dr.) David Lane to Direct Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, MD – Rear Adm. (Dr.) David Lane, a 1991 graduate of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been named as the next director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, made the announcement on Monday.

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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

CrossingPoints to Begin $2.5 Million Expansion of Transition Program for Students with Disabilities on UA Campus

Through a grant from the USDE, CrossingPoints will increase its annual enrollment from 18-20 students to as many as 30, with an increased focus on developing skills for independent living and accessing post-secondary education.

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– University of Alabama

Dr. J. Stephen Dumler to Chair Pathology Department at Military Medical School

J. Stephen Dumler, MD, has been selected to chair the Department of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” effective in January 2016.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

For Health People, 25 Years of Keeping the South Bronx Healthy Is Reason to Celebrate

Community-based organization that provides peer health education on AIDS, diabetes, asthma and chronic disease prevention and self-care, as well as mentoring for high-risk youth is celebrating 25 years in the South Bronx. The festivities take place Friday, November 20 at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse.

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– Health People

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