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Monday, November 16, 2015

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#FAUTwitterStudy First-of-Its-Kind to Reveal Meaningful Information About People and Situations From Tweets

What can you tell about people and their situations from only 140 characters? Apparently, quite a lot according to a new study about Twitter.... (more)

– Florida Atlantic University

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Canada Has the Tools to Boost Number of Refugees and History Suggests They Would Thrive: Expert

By redirecting resources and streamlining the processes that govern refugee admissions to Canada, the federal government can and should dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted, says a McMaster University expert. (more)

– McMaster University

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13-Nov-2015

#FAUTwitterStudy First-of-Its-Kind to Reveal Meaningful Information About People and Situations From Tweets

What can you tell about people and their situations from only 140 characters? Apparently, quite a lot according to a new study about Twitter. Researchers from FAU used more than 20 million Tweets to study the psychological characteristics of real-world situations that people actually experienced over the course of two weeks.

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– Florida Atlantic University

12-Nov-2015

Largest Provider of Highly Trained Assistance Dogs Opens Flagship Texas Training Center in First-ever Collaboration with A Health Care System

Baylor Scott & White Health and Canine Companions for Independence have opened the first Canine Companions training center in Texas and the first in the nation to be connected to a health care system. This is Canine Companions’ sixth training center in the country, and it will allow the organization to provide more highly trained assistance dogs free of charge to people with physical and developmental disabilities.

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– Baylor Scott & White Health

Canada Has the Tools to Boost Number of Refugees and History Suggests They Would Thrive: Expert

By redirecting resources and streamlining the processes that govern refugee admissions to Canada, the federal government can and should dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted, says a McMaster University expert.

Expert(s) available

– McMaster University

Education

12-Nov-2015

Binghamton University Professor Develops Framework for Teaching Networks

A framework co-developed by a Binghamton University researcher could help future scientists improve their understanding of all types of networks, from social media channels to beehives. Hiroki Sayama, director of the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems and associate professor of systems science and industrial engineering at Binghamton University, co-led a team of over 30 network science researchers, educators, teachers and students to set up a framework that any school can adapt to teach students the concept of a network from the ground up.

Journal of Complex Networks , Nov-2015

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Law and Public Policy

12-Nov-2015

Media Advisory: American University Experts Forecast the 2016 Election

American University professors, AU research fellows, and Cook Political Report's David N. Wasserman will gather to discuss Election 2016 predictions. The discussion will surround congressional races as well as the presidential contest.

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– American University

LifeWire Announcements

Quit with the Great American Smokeout -- Stay Quit with the Magical Motivation of Mondays

Quit and Stay Quit Monday (QSQM) and The Great American Smokeout are combating the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States. On Thursday, November 19th the 39th annual Great American Smokeout celebrates smokers kicking the habit. Research shows smokers are most successful when they have continued support. Using weekly words of encouragement and accessible free materials, QSQM helps guide clients to success throughout the quitting process.

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– Monday Campaigns

PCOM and SJU Partner on Alumni EMBA Program

Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB), in collaboration with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), will offer a fully Online Executive MBA program with a focus on healthcare for alumni of PCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program, beginning in March 2016.

– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

PCOM Launches Master's Degree Program in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration

PCOM has launched a new master’s degree program in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration for those interested in advancing their career in the growing field of aging services and the administration of institutional and community-based care.

– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

$18 Million Pledged to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color

Wake Forest University is among a group of two dozen colleges, universities and public interest organizations that today collectively announced $18 million in commitments to support and improve academic research about women and girls of color.

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– Wake Forest University

Experian North America CEO Craig Boundy to Speak November 18 at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Craig Boundy, CEO for Experian North America is the featured speaker for the November 18 Distinguished Speaker Series event hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Boundy will share his insight on the important role big data plays in today’s economy and how data is being used as a force for good for consumers, businesses, government and society. The event will be held in the Merage School Auditorium from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., followed by a complimentary reception.

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– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

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