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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Pre-Travel Advice Does Not Reduce the Risk of Falling Ill While Travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as... (more)

– Umea University

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The Importance of Place When It Comes to New Yorker’s Mental Health

New research from The New York Academy of Medicine reveals the circumstances contributing to mental health problems in a range of urban residents. (more)

– New York Academy of Medicine

Arts and Humanities

27-Nov-2015

Environment Can’t Be Saved While Women Are Second-Class Citizens, Says New Book

Women’s equality is essential for the health of the environment and our future wellbeing, according to a new book launched by Friends of the Earth on 24th November.

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– University of Warwick

Social and Behavioral Sciences

30-Nov-2015

The Importance of Place When It Comes to New Yorker’s Mental Health

New research from The New York Academy of Medicine reveals the circumstances contributing to mental health problems in a range of urban residents.

– New York Academy of Medicine

26-Nov-2015

How Can I Tell if She’s Lying?

For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, any form of non-literal speech such as sarcasm, teasing or ‘white lies’ can be very confusing. A new video inventory of examples of these forms of indirect speech developed at McGill should help in the diagnosis and clinical testing of those with disorders of this kind.

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– McGill University

24-Nov-2015

Pre-Travel Advice Does Not Reduce the Risk of Falling Ill While Travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during travel, the risk of falling ill is not reduced. This according to a dissertation at Umeå University in Sweden.

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– Umea University

“Dine in” with Your Colleagues, Family and Friends on Dec. 3

Dig in! Dec. 3 marks the second annual day for “Dining In” for Healthy Families across the United States, and UF/IFAS Extension faculty are encouraging everyone to enjoy a nutritious meal with those close to them, which also enhances communication.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

23-Nov-2015

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids’ Injuries

Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom with Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants

In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral therapy has turned the once-universally fatal condition into a chronic one, 1.2 million people died as a result of AIDS-related diseases last year.

– Texas A&M University

Protection Plan Tips to Help Ease Electronic Device Shopping This Holiday Season

William Duckworth, Ph.D., a professor of business at Creighton University, provides five simple shopping tips when it comes to answering that question about buying electronic devices: "Do you want the protection plan?"

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– Creighton University

Education

24-Nov-2015

Cancer Survivor Malia Mccoy Spends a Day at the UAB School of Nursing

Cancer survivor Malia McCoy from Pell City, Ala. received the opportunity of a lifetime by shadowing UAB School of Nursing students for a day.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

23-Nov-2015

Acclaimed Chicago Journalists Carol Marin, Don Moseley to Co-Direct New Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul University

Investigative political reporter Carol Marin and producer, Don Moseley, will join DePaul University as faculty in the College of Communication and co-directors of the new Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.

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– DePaul University

Combining Science and Consideration: UGA Researchers Work to Build Empathy Into Engineering Program

When Mark Hain decided to leave his job to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia, he assumed he would get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others.

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– University of Georgia

Pop Culture

24-Nov-2015

Pets Will Thank You for Pumpkin Treats this Holiday Season

Your dog will "gobble" up these easy-to-make pumpkin snacks. Recipe approved by Colorado State University veterinarians and Porter, the dog.

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– Colorado State University

Law and Public Policy

30-Nov-2015

Not All Canadians Feeling the Heat of Climate Change

While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris hammering out the details of the global fight against climate change, a new study out of the University of Montreal and the Trottier Energy Institute shows that Canadian attitudes are somewhat ambivalent.

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“Feeling the Heat? The Paradox of Public Opinion and Climate Change Policy in Canada: Toward a New Research Agenda”

– Universite de Montreal

27-Nov-2015

What Is Left of Our Democratic Ambitions?

World leading philosophers addressed the future of democracy against the backdrop of the Paris terrorism attacks

Conférences de la Montagne, Nov 19, 2015

– Universite de Montreal

25-Nov-2015

Clinton, Carson Top Votes in New Iowa State University/WHO-HD Poll

If the Iowa Caucuses were held this month, 27.2 percent of Republicans likely to attend would support Ben Carson, and 49.5 percent of Democrats likely to attend would favor Hillary Clinton. That’s according to a new Iowa State University/WHO-HD caucus poll out today.

– Iowa State University

23-Nov-2015

Can Improved Collaboration Resolve Environmental Disputes in the West?

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program is a driving force in encouraging collaboration to resolve some of the most hotly contested environmental cases in the region.

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– University of Utah

New Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at University of Utah Paves the Way for Future Research in Era of Precision Medicine

New Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at University of Utah Paves the Way for Future Research in Era of Precision Medicine

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– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

Stony Brook University Announces $600 Million Capital Campaign, The Largest In SUNY History

On November 21, Stony Brook University launched the public phase of a seven-year, $600 million comprehensive campaign. The capital campaign, led by the Stony Brook Foundation, is the largest in the history of the State University of New York. More than 30,000 individuals have already donated a total of $426 million and the Foundation expects to raise the remaining $174 million by July 2018.

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– Stony Brook University

NYU Gallatin Graduate Zachary Fine Selected as 2016 Rhodes Scholar

Zachary Fine, who graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study this spring, has been selected as a 2016 Rhodes Scholar.

– New York University

NYU Gallatin’s Robert Clinton Selected as 2016 Marshall Scholar

Robert Clinton, a senior at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, has been selected as a 2016 Marshall Scholar.

– New York University

Computational Thinking in a Science Setting May Help Students Learn Chemistry

A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech faculty member has received $1.25 million from the National Science Foundation to introduce computational approaches to help students learn chemistry in an environment that encourages scientific discussion.

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– Virginia Tech

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Film Screening and Discussion of in Defense of Food at Milken Institute School of Public Health

The Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University will hold a special pre-screening of the PBS documentary In Defense of Food, a new film that explores the science behind the 2008 book of the same name by journalist Michael Pollan.

– George Washington University

Stanford Professor to Speak About Inequality

David Grusky, professor of sociology at Stanford University, will speak at Cornell College at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 in Hedges Conference Room in the Thomas Commons. He will describe his research on the sociology of class and gender inequality in what he calls today’s New Gilded Age.

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– Cornell College

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