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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Predicting if Young Men Will Live with Their Kids

In one of the first reproductive studies to focus on young men and fatherhood, researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that an adolescent... (more)

– Northwestern University

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The Latest Cancer Research and Related Features at the Cancer News Source

See the latest cancer research and get pertinent informative features on the fight against cancer at Newswise's Cancer News Source. (more)

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Science News

17-Feb-2016

The Latest Cancer Research and Related Features at the Cancer News Source

See the latest cancer research and get pertinent informative features on the fight against cancer at Newswise's Cancer News Source.

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The Latest Research and Features on Obesity

View the latest research and features on Obesity, including weight-loss surgery and dieting at Newswise's Obesity News Source.

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The Latest Research and Features in Children's Health and Pediatrics

Get the latest research and features in the field of children's health and pediatrics, including vaccinations, abuse, premature births, mental health, autism and more in the Newswise Children's Health News Source.

– Newswise

15-Feb-2016

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Arts and Humanities

16-Feb-2016

Fact and Fiction

UCSB scholars weigh in on the ‘intractable problem’ of depicting history on film.

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– University of California, Santa Barbara

Social and Behavioral Sciences

17-Feb-2016

Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown

A qualitative study finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese – which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.

Health Communication DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1045790

– North Carolina State University

APA Calls on Obama Administration to Lift U.S. Restrictions to U.N. Convention Against Torture

The U.S. government should withdraw its restrictions to portions of the U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and “join the community of nations who accept common standards of decency and respect for the inherent dignity of all persons,” according to the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

16-Feb-2016

Predicting if Young Men Will Live with Their Kids

In one of the first reproductive studies to focus on young men and fatherhood, researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that an adolescent male’s attitude toward risky sex, pregnancy and birth control can predict whether or not he will end up living with his future offspring.

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– Northwestern University

Social Media Face Threats Affect Relationships; Communication Helps

Impression management refers to an individual's deliberate efforts to control or influence other people's perceptions. Sometimes impression management occurs in reaction to face threats: unfavorable incidents that undercut a person's ability to cultivate and maintain a desirable self-image on social networking sites (SNSs).

Computers in Human Behavior

– New Jersey Institute of Technology

Cyber Thieves Making Millions in Profits

Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such as Target and Home Depot.

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Deviant Behavior

– Michigan State University

When Job Hunt Excitement Fades, the Ticking Clock Does the Trick

Although a college senior’s job hunt may start as a fun challenge, it is external pressure and consequences that drive the search over the finish line, according to a new study.

– American University

Education

17-Feb-2016

Public Pre-K Boosted Test Taking for Gifted and Talented Programs

Attending public preschool is linked to an increase in students taking the admissions test for gifted and talented programs, reducing the disparity in test taking between disadvantaged students and their peers, finds a study of New York City students by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Educational Researcher, February 2016; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

– New York University

Pop Culture

16-Feb-2016

New Podcast Details Secret Sounds of Star Wars

What makes the electrified hum of a lightsaber?Academy Award-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, who worked on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” explains the mysterious sound behind a Jedi’s trusty weapon in the new Northwestern University SoundTank podcast series.

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– Northwestern University

Law and Public Policy

18-Feb-2016

Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions – and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.

Armed Forces & Society DOI: 10.1177/0095327X16631095

– North Carolina State University

15-Feb-2016

Kenneth Miller Reviews Dover Model of Standing Up for Science

n a Harrisburg, Pa., Federal courtroom 11 years ago, Brown University biologist Kenneth Miller was the first witness in a historic takedown of Intelligent Design's pretense of scientific relevance. In the context of ongoing culture wars over evolution, climate change, stem cell research and vaccination, Miller will reunite with figures from the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial to review that trial's lessons at the annual meeting of the AAAS in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2016.

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2016 AAAS Annual Meeting

– Brown University

Brandeis’ Schuster Institute Helps Free Another Wrongfully Convicted Man

After 30 years in prison on a wrongful rape conviction, George D. Perrot was freed Wednesday, thanks in part to the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis.

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– Brandeis University

Notre Dame Faculty Mourn the Loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Three faculty members at the University of Notre Dame Law School who have clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Feb. 13 at the age of 79, say he will be missed.

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– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Announcements

Ahead of the Game

The University of Utah’s No.1- ranked video game program, Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE), and the David Eccles School of Business announce the creation of the nation’s first dual master’s degree combining a Master of Business Administration with a Master in EAE in game development. This unique degree for graduate students is designed to prepare them for all facets of the growing $91 billion video game industry, from designing and producing games to publishing them in a competitive market.

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– University of Utah

Institute for Oral Health Kicks Off Its Inaugural 5k Run/Walk at ADHA’s Annual Session

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will launch a charitable fun run/walk entitled In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh.

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

Virginia Mason Institute Course Offerings in May

Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, is offering three training courses in May 2016.

– Virginia Mason Institute

Michel Hockx, Scholar of Chinese Literary and Internet Culture, Appointed Director of Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

Michel Hockx, currently professor of Chinese and director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London, has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies within the new Keough School of Global Affairs. He will join the Notre Dame faculty in August 2016.

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– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Amherst College LitFest 2016 to Feature Authors Michael Chabon, Lauren Groff and Other Acclaimed Writers March 3 to 6

In addition to featuring hailed authors and editors, Amherst College LitFest 2016 will celebrate the National Book Award on Campus program—a partnership between the National Book Foundation, Amherst and The Common literary magazine—and a new collaboration between the College and MacDowell Colony.

– Amherst College

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