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Monday, November 23, 2015

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

20-Nov-2015

How to Eat and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Rutgers eating behavior expert gives tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holidays

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– Rutgers University

19-Nov-2015

Tattoos May Be a Coping Mechanism for Some College-Age Women

Women with multiple tattoos report higher self-esteem than anyone else in the study and escalating acquisition of body art does not correlate with increased depression or suicide ideation. However, the same multi-tattooed women also report a much higher frequency of past suicide attempts.

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: Koch, J. R., et al. Tattoos, gender, and well-being among American college students. The Social Science Journal (2015)

– Texas Tech University

Virginia Tech Researcher Wins $7.2 Million Award to Promote Healthy Relationships, Economic Stability Among Low-Income Couples

Mariana Falconier, associate professor and clinical director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Family Services at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, has won a grant totaling $7.2 million for a five-year project to promote healthy relationships and economic stability among low-income couples.

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– Virginia Tech

Small, Sustainable Actions Make Big Impacts

Colorado State University students are helping the City of Fort Collins with market research on a mobile app, “Lose a Watt,” that encourages sustainable behaviors.

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– Colorado State University

Education

20-Nov-2015

Texas A&M Professor's Research Highlights Different Sides To Bullying

How parents and schools handle bullying situations could have significant effects on children, says Jamilia Blake, associate professor of school psychology at Texas A&M University, who has studied the causes and effects of bullying and its impact on victims.

– Texas A&M University

Pop Culture

20-Nov-2015

Third Anniversary of Slain Florida Teen Jordan Davis

Monday, Nov. 23, is the third anniversary of the shooting of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis over loud music. National race expert Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a University of North Florida associate professor of sociology, discusses how this event contributes to worsening race relations in our country.

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– University of North Florida

Law and Public Policy

23-Nov-2015

Study Shows Marked Decline in Retailer Compliance After Enactment of NYC's Tobacco 21 Law

In a study examining compliance with NYC’s law increasing legal age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 - 21, researchers with NYU, UCLA found retailer compliance with ID checks significantly decreased since the law became effective. Prior to this change, 29% of retailers sampled were noncompliant; afterward, 38% of retailers sampled failed to ask for ID when selling cigarettes to young people. Researchers also examined new minimum price laws for cigarettes and discovered a similar pattern.

Tobacco Control

– New York University

LifeWire Announcements

UofL Establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

The CDC awards UofL $5.7 to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

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– University of Louisville

Michigan's URC Wins $2.5m to Improve Interactions Between Parents, Teachers, Toddlers

Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They have designed a program of professional development for teachers and an intervention for parents and will evaluate its effects on parent and teacher mindfulness and reflective functioning.

Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) - 904R0092-01-00

– Wayne State University Division of Research

University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics, one of the world’s fastest-growing interdisciplinary fields, is the latest graduate degree program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

– University of Chicago

Love at First Site? Wayne State Receives NSF Grant to Explore Impact of Online Dating

With the help of a 3.5 year-long, $851,462 grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of Wayne State University researchers is exploring how the relational landscape in America is being affected by the rise of online dating. The project, “The impact of online technologies on interpersonal communication and perceptions,” will explore how the increasing use of popular online dating technologies affects how people develop romantic connections.

National Science Foundation, 1520723

– Wayne State University Division of Research

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Opioid Overdose Summit Brings Together Researchers & Advocates

Dozens of experts on the issue of opioid drug abuse and overdose will gather at the University of Michigan on Dec. 1, to share the latest information and research.

– University of Michigan Health System

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