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Monday, February 8, 2016

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Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence. (more)

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images, Study Follow-Up Finds

People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity — dubbed "pushback" by University of Washington Information School researchers — is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found. (more)

– University of Washington

Arts and Humanities

05-Feb-2016

Wichita State University Releases New Kansas Population Forecast

Between 2014 and 2064, the Kansas population is expected to increase from 2,904,321 to 3,538,277, a 21.8 percent increase, according to a forecast released by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University. Twenty of Kansas' 105 counties are projected to have increases in population, while the other 85 are projected to have population declines.

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– Wichita State University

04-Feb-2016

‘Stakes Are High’ in Pope’s Visit to Mexico, Experts Say

When Pope Francis travels to Mexico Feb. 12-17, he will visit six cities — including two in the state of Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state — and will celebrate a Mass in Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A University of Notre Dame expert calls this a "defining trip" for the pope.

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– University of Notre Dame

Social and Behavioral Sciences

05-Feb-2016

Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Super Bowl Won’t Make You Feel Super, Even if Your Team Wins

Communication researchers Drew Margolin, and Wang Liao have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year’s Super Bowl.

– Cornell University

'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images, Study Follow-Up Finds

People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity — dubbed "pushback" by University of Washington Information School researchers — is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.

– University of Washington

Former NAACP Chief’s Endorsement Signals Lackluster Clinton Support, Expert Says

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ standing among black voters could receive a boost with the expected endorsement of Benjamin Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. Darren Davis, a professor of political science and an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, notes that political endorsements are primarily symbolic, but Jealous’ endorsement is more symbolic than most.

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– University of Notre Dame

04-Feb-2016

Mature Drivers Favour Checks on Over 70s, New Study Finds

The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history.

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– University of Warwick

UCI Researchers Link Compulsive Facebook Checking to Lack of Sleep

If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep.

– University of California, Irvine

Education

04-Feb-2016

Still Connected After All These Years

Many of us cannot picture ourselves working for the same organization for decades. But a growing number of UC San Diego academics have been teaching students, conducting research and connecting with the campus for a half century or more. Following are remarkable insights from a few of these extraordinary faculty members whose fondness for the campus continues into their golden years.

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– University of California, San Diego

Pop Culture

04-Feb-2016

Popular Diet Myths Debunked

Thousands flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often in the media that it’s hard to know which tips to trust and which ones should be tossed. Underneath popular opinion and platitudes, the truth about eating healthy may surprise you. A Texas A&M Health Science Center registered dietician separates myths from fact when it comes to your diet.

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy

05-Feb-2016

A First Time for Everything: Thoughts on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Upcoming Budget Address

Political blogger covers the ongoing Pennsylvania budget saga in this edition of Weekly Capitol Update Blog.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society

04-Feb-2016

UT Study Measures Impact of Removing Planned Parenthood From Texas Women’s Health Program

The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who previously used injectable contraception, according to a peer-reviewed study by University of Texas at Austin researchers.

The New England Journal of Medicine

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Announcements

AACN Announces Election Results for New Members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Undergraduate Applications to GW Up by More Than 28 Percent

The George Washington University has received a record number of admissions applications. University admissions officials report applications for first-year, undergraduate students applying to enter for fall 2016 rose an unprecedented 28 percent over the previous year.

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– George Washington University

CWRU School of Law to Offer New Executive Master’s Degree in Financial Integrity

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is adding a new executive master’s degree program in financial integrity, inspired by increasing demand by financial institutions and government agencies for anti-money laundering experts. The new program will be the first offered in this field by a major research university.

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– Case Western Reserve University

Nanovic Institute Awards Laura Shannon Prize to Mark Thompson, Author of ‘Birth Certificate’

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2016 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Mark Thompson for his book “Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš,” published by Cornell University Press. A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute, praised the book as “an extraordinarily imaginative book that shows us how biography can provide a lens into understanding major historical crises.”

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– University of Notre Dame

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