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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, May 23, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Inspirational Managers May Harm Workers’ Health

Managers who inspire their staff to perform above and beyond the call of duty may actually harm their employees’ health over time, according to researchers from the University of East Anglia.

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Work & Stress, April 2016

– University of East Anglia


African American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

African American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism – emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race – when talking with their young preschool-aged children about race, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt.

– New York University

Executive Powers in the Nursery

New study explores the effect baby vocalizations have on adult cognition.


– University of Toronto

Support From Family and Friends Important to Helping Prevent Depression in Teenagers

The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, also found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school.


– University of Cambridge

People with ADHD Don't Receive Enough Support

The aim of the study provided by the Master of Arts (Education), Erja Sandberg, was to collect and describe the experiences of Finnish families in which the symptoms of ADHD such as attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are strongly present. Over 200 families participated in the study sharing their experiences of the support provided by educational, social and health sectors as well as the co-operation between these different bodies.

– University of Helsinki



Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges

A study by University of Rochester researchers indicates that teaching candidates better understand the edTPA process and what is expected of them after two years of the licensure test’s implementation in New York and Washington states. The 2015 survey, the second in a series of two examining the implementation of edTPA as a high-stakes assessment for beginning teachers, was funded by the Spencer Foundation.

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– University of Rochester


Evolution and Religion: New Insight Into Instructor Attitudes in Arizona

Evolution can be an emotionally charged topic in education, given a wide range of perspectives on it. Two researchers from Arizona State University are taking an in-depth look at how college professors handle it.

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– Arizona State University

Law and Public Policy


What Does the New Nutrition Facts Panel Mean for You? Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Explains Changes

In the first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts Panel since 1993, the Food and Drug Administration announced today changes that will be made to the Panel over the next two to three years. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its member registered dietitian nutritionists have analyzed the changes to assist consumers in understanding the new Panel and what they mean for people’s healthful eating plans.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Counterterrorism/Aviation Expert Available at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University professor has conducted extensive terrorism and aviation-related research and has also published numerous scholarly articles on terrorism topics.

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Security magazine, April 2016

– Western Illinois University

LifeWire Announcements

Online Press Conference Tuesday: Presidential Pitch Posturing, a Tsunami Warning System, and the Role of Snot in Dolphin Echolocation

Researchers investigating the commonalities in pitch delivery by presidential candidates, the biological basis for dolphin echolocation, and an early warning system to detect tsunamis will describe their latest findings during a webcast press event on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The event will be streamed live at 1:00 p.m., EDT, from the 171st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which takes place May 23-27 in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the webcast will be available for download 24 hours afterwards.

171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Kate Walsh Is Interim Dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration

Kate Walsh, associate professor of organizational management, has been named interim dean of the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Walsh will begin a two-year term July 1.

– Cornell University

Acclaimed Composer, Music Researcher From Long Island Selected as Dean at Texas Tech

Noel Zahler has been an administrator and professor at Long Island University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota before accepting a position at the West Texas university.

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– Texas Tech University

21 Seniors Are First to Graduate From Tufts University’s BLAST Program

Twenty-one members of the Class of 2016 will be the first graduates of Tufts University’s Bridge to Liberal Arts Success at Tufts (BLAST), a program to support and develop undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college or who have attended under-resourced high schools.

– Tufts University

President Shirley Ann Jackson Receives National Medal of Science

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been presented with the 2014 National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the United States government.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Times Reporter Tells Ithaca College Graduates: ‘Follow Your Curiosity’

Adam B. Ellick, senior video correspondent for the New York Times, delivered the 2016 Commencement address at Ithaca College. Ellick's documentary on Malala Yousafzai brought the plight of the Pakistani schoolgirl to the world's attention.

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– Ithaca College

Stony Brook Celebrates 56th Commencement Ceremony

At Stony Brook University’s 56th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, 6,686 students had their degrees conferred joining more than 160,000 alumni from around the globe whose lives and work personify what Stony Brook embraces -- the relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to make a real difference. Graduates span 67 countries, 41 states and range in age from 20 to 73.

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– Stony Brook University

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