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Monday, February 1, 2016

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From Japan to Samoa: Understanding the Origins of Sexual Behavior

Award-winning researcher focuses on mental health challenges facing sexual and gender minority groups. (more)

– University of Toronto

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Political Duels at Work? Baylor Expert Gives 9 Tips to Keep the Peace

Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during... (more)

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

01-Feb-2016

Political Duels at Work? Baylor Expert Gives 9 Tips to Keep the Peace

Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings.

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– Baylor University

29-Jan-2016

Electric Patch Holds Promise for Treating PTSD

UCLA-led research team plans to test approach with post-9/11 veterans to heal 'the invisible wounds of war'.

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Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface

– University of California Los Angeles UCLA

Health Care Providers’ Familiarity with Military Culture Critical to Improving Care for Veterans

Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study by a University at Buffalo research team.

Military Behavioral Health

– University at Buffalo

28-Jan-2016

Navigating Facebook When You Can’t See Faces

A new study by Cornell information science researchers suggests that the technology used on Facebook and other social media sites should be adapted to improve accessibility.

– Cornell University

From Japan to Samoa: Understanding the Origins of Sexual Behavior

Award-winning researcher focuses on mental health challenges facing sexual and gender minority groups.

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– University of Toronto

Game Changing Innovation Is Rooted in Diverse Experiences and Knowledge

What spurs creativity? A Columbia sociologist studied the teams behind 12,422 video games released worldwide from 1979, when the gaming industry started, to 2009, and found the most innovative teams were built around diverse experiences and knowledge.

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American Journal of Sociology

– Columbia University

Clashes with Cops More Injurious Than Civilian-Only Skirmishes

People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to altercations with other civilians. The findings, based on 10 years of Illinois hospitalization data, are published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

Injury Epidemiology

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Study Shows U.S. Has Greater Link Between Low Birth Weight and Inequality

New research found that while low birth weight was linked to lower income and education levels in four comparable countries, that connection was most persistent in the United States.

American Journal of Public Health; R24HD042828

– University of Washington

Put Your Game Face On

The dark, cold days of winter offer a great time for family or friends to bond over board games, which provide surprising benefits beyond the activity itself, according to Kansas State University's Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena.

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– Kansas State University

Pop Culture

29-Jan-2016

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole vaulting. But this time she’s heading to the world stage not as an athlete, but as a doctor.

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– University of California, San Diego

Law and Public Policy

29-Jan-2016

TV a Top Source of Political Information for Caucus-Goers, According to ISU/WHO-HD Poll

Journalists will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days before the caucuses. According to the Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television news being the primary source.

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– Iowa State University

Is the Supreme Court a Supreme Failure? Provocative Legal Scholar Erwin Chemerinsky to Visit the University of Utah on Feb. 4 to Speak on ‘50 Years of the Constitution.’

Erwin Chemerinsky, a controversial critic of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb. 4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture. The lecture will explore how changes in society and in the court’s ideology have produced major shifts in some constitutional areas, while others have remained remarkably unchanged.

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– University of Utah

28-Jan-2016

Congress in Danger of Losing Relevancy as Presidents Work Around It

By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert.

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– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Announcements

Cornell University to Establish an Integrated College of Business

Cornell University announced today that it will establish an integrated College of Business with the transformative excellence, scope and scale to cement the University’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship.

– Cornell University

Aspen Institute Names Broward College One of the Top 150 Colleges in the Nation

Today, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Broward College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. The Aspen Institute previously named Broward College one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation in 2012.

– Broward College

University of Utah Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Mackenzie Simper, Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Simper becomes one of only 15 students nationally to receive this award and is the first Churchill Scholar for the University of Utah.

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– University of Utah

UVA Darden Launches Online Specialization in Agile Development

Darden has launched a new specialization in the software development methodology agile.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

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