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Monday, January 11, 2016

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Religious Beliefs Don’t Always Lead to Violence

Study shows thinking from God’s perspective can reduce bias against others. (more)

– Carnegie Mellon University

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Arctic Architecture

This semester, 14 University of Virginia architecture and landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate students spent 10 days on Norwegian... (more)

– University of Virginia

Arts and Humanities

08-Jan-2016

Professor Offers Unsettling Look at Humanity with Study of People and Their Dogs

A Vanderbilt University professor has researched true stories of people and their dogs—some tender and some disturbing—to make a compelling case for re-thinking our treatment of both.

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– Vanderbilt University

07-Jan-2016

Arctic Architecture

This semester, 14 University of Virginia architecture and landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate students spent 10 days on Norwegian Arctic islands 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, learning how to design for a harsh, dynamic environment that many see as the next great frontier of development.

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– University of Virginia

Social and Behavioral Sciences

11-Jan-2016

Gov’t Instability Prompts Support for Lighter-Skinned Candidates Among Both Blacks and Whites, Study Shows

Government instability prompts both Black and White Americans to show a preference for lighter-skinned over darker-skinned political candidates, researchers at New York University, the University of Chicago, and Rutgers University have found.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

– New York University

08-Jan-2016

Interaction During Reading Is Key to Language Development

A new University of Iowa study finds babies make more speech-like sounds during reading than when playing with puppets or toys—and mothers are more responsive to these types of sounds while reading to their child than during the other activities.

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Language Learning and Development

– University of Iowa

Social Networks as Important as Exercise and Diet Across the Span of Our Lives

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers show how social relationships reduce health risk in each stage of life.

PNAS

– University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New Democracy Dataset to ‘Revolutionize’ Democracy Research

A five-year collaboration between the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has resulted in a new, public dataset for researchers of democracy. The first of its kind, the newly released Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset provides scholars with vast research opportunities on hundreds of aspects of democracy.

– University of Notre Dame

Project Removes Pets from Abusive Environment

Some domestic and sexual abuse survivors delay or refuse safe shelter because they can't take their companion animals with them. A collaborative project offers foster care for pets so survivors will be more likely to seek their own protection.

– Northern Michigan University

07-Jan-2016

Religious Beliefs Don’t Always Lead to Violence

Study shows thinking from God’s perspective can reduce bias against others.

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PNAS

– Carnegie Mellon University

Study Shows Racial Bias in Media Coverage of Celebrity Domestic Violence

Athletes, musicians and actors who commit acts of domestic violence continue to face heightened scrutiny, and new research from the University of Maryland reveals that the news coverage of such cases is often racially biased.

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Sociological Spectrum

– University of Maryland, College Park

Year-Round Distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit Has Significant Benefits, Says Study

The Earned Income Tax Credit aids millions of Americans each year, lifting many out of poverty – but spacing it out in multiple payments could significantly reduce recipients’ dependence on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family, suggests a recent University of Illinois study of a pilot program in Chicago.

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– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New RTI Press Book Encourages Homeowner Energy Saving Using Behavioral Science

A new book published by RTI Press and co-edited by RTI International's Brian G. Southwell explores the behavioral factors behind individual homeowners' use of energy, and what might change those behaviors.

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Innovations in Home Energy Use: A Sourcebook for Behavior Change

– RTI International

Law and Public Policy

11-Jan-2016

Why Washington Is Failing

Bad feelings about each other rather than competing ideologies keep Republicans and Democrats from encouraging their representatives to compromise and get things done, say the authors of a new book about why Washington won’t work.

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– Vanderbilt University

07-Jan-2016

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Evidence-Based 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for creating 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that are based on a thorough review of the strongest available scientific evidence to improve how and what Americans eat.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New Brief Recommends Increased Insurance Coverage for Exercise Programming for Individuals with Mental Illness

American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Behavioral Medicine co-author policy brief.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

LifeWire Announcements

Brand Refresh Mines the Depths of Missouri S&T Pride

Missouri University of Science and Technology is ringing in the New Year with the introduction of a refreshed brand identity to strengthen pride among all students, alumni, faculty and staff and more clearly define what it means to be a Missouri S&T Miner.

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– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Application Period for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Special Education Fellowship Program Now Open

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education Program accepting applications for its one-year immersive training experience through March 1.

– Kennedy Krieger Institute

Gonzaga Professor Tod Marshall Named Washington State Poet Laureate

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Tod Marshall, an award-winning poet and English professor at Gonzaga University, has been appointed the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington State Arts Commission and Humanities Washington announced today. His term begins Feb. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

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– Gonzaga University

UIC Study to Help Survivors of Violence

A new federal grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago aims to help survivors of violence, particularly young men of color.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Virginia Mason Institute Launches New Website

/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, announced today the launch of its redesigned website, at virginiamasoninstitute.org.

– Virginia Mason Institute

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