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Monday, February 22, 2016

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Squirm with Purpose: FSU Research Shows Fidgeting Is Helpful for ADHD Patients

New research by Kofler at FSU’s Children’s Learning Clinic shows that children often fidget or move when they are trying to solve a... (more)

– Florida State University

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Research Finds No Increase in Major Crimes After State’s 2011 Prisoner Release

In 2011, California embarked on one of the biggest and most controversial criminal justice experiments in history. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Plata, the state passed the Public Safety Realignment Act – in... (more) (Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2016 at 00:00 ET)

– University of California, Irvine

Arts and Humanities

18-Feb-2016

UA Professor Explores the Definition of Family

That which we call family can be as fluid as we allow it to be. David Sterling Brown says examples abound, from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

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– University of Arizona

Social and Behavioral Sciences

22-Feb-2016

Squirm with Purpose: FSU Research Shows Fidgeting Is Helpful for ADHD Patients

New research by Kofler at FSU’s Children’s Learning Clinic shows that children often fidget or move when they are trying to solve a problem, and that movement may have a positive effect on children with ADHD.

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Journal of Attention Disorders

– Florida State University

19-Feb-2016

Nonverbal Behavior May Overshadow Substance in Presidential Debates

Fair warning to presidential candidates participating in upcoming presidential debates: your inappropriate nonverbal behavior is noticed, and it could overshadow the substance of what you say.

– National Communication Association

FSU Partners with Orlando Police Department to Study Suicide Prevention Training

The Orlando Police Department has joined a Florida State University study to analyze the effectiveness of an online suicide prevention training for police officers.

– Florida State University

18-Feb-2016

Is There a Digital Hood?

A new, novel study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media.

New Media & Society

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Education

19-Feb-2016

Study Examines Teach for America's Impact on Costs, Hiring at Five School Systems

Teach For America has reaped millions of dollars in nonrefundable finder’s fees from school systems in the U.S. through lucrative contracts that require schools to hire designated numbers of the organization’s corps members – whether or not its teachers meet districts’ specific content or grade-level needs, a new study suggests.

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Education Policy Analysis Archives

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Law and Public Policy

19-Feb-2016

Research Finds No Increase in Major Crimes After State’s 2011 Prisoner Release

In 2011, California embarked on one of the biggest and most controversial criminal justice experiments in history. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Plata, the state passed the Public Safety Realignment Act – in legislative shorthand AB 109 – which required that California’s 58 counties develop policies that best fit their local needs in anticipation of the transfer of 33,000 inmates from state prisons to county supervision. Their options included adding jail beds, putting the transferees on probation or under electronic monitoring, or providing drug/alcohol rehabilitation services.

(Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2016 at 00:00 ET)

The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, Feb-2016

– University of California, Irvine

Research Highlights Need to Change EU Migrant Policy

A series of proposed changes to EU policy on refugees and migrants has been released by researchers at the University of Warwick. The policy suggestions are the result of an on-going three year project, Crossing the Mediterranean sea by boat: Mapping and documenting migratory journeys and experiences, which is in its first year and is part of the wider £1 million Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, launched by the Economic and Social Research Council in September.

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– University of Warwick

Islamic State Increasing Use of Children and Youth for Military Ends, Georgia State Study Shows

A study by Georgia State University researchers shows that the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS, is mobilizing children as soldiers, suicide bombers, marauders and propagandists at an increasing rate.

CTC Sentinel, Feb-2016

– Georgia State University

18-Feb-2016

Market Integration Could Help Protect Poor From Climate-Related Food Insecurity

Global market integration is key to buffering future commodity prices and food security from the negative effects of climate change on agriculture, says a Purdue University agricultural economist.

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2016 AAAS Annual Meeting

– Purdue University

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– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

Humboldt State Expands Food Access with CalFresh Benefits

Humboldt State University is among the country’s first universities to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

– Humboldt State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Highlight Financial Security Day Program

To help individuals, families and small-business owners understand and improve their finances, the University of Notre Dame is bringing together national experts from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the financial wellness industry for Financial Security Day on Feb. 25.

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– University of Notre Dame

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