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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Why Everyone Wants to Help the Sick -- but Not the Unemployed

New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection... (more)

– Aarhus University

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Increased Marrying, and Mating, by Education Level Not Affecting Genetic Make-Up, New Study Finds

While the latter half of the 20th century showed a widening gap between the more and less educated with respect to marriage and fertility, this trend has not significantly altered the genetic makeup of subsequent generations, a team of researchers... (more) (Embargo expired on 30-May-2016 at 15:00 ET)

– New York University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

31-May-2016

To Strengthen an Opinion, Simply Say It Is Based on Morality

Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests.

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, July-2016

– Ohio State University

27-May-2016

TSA Snarls May Boil Down to Ineffective Communication

Up front for Guy McHendry, Ph.D., is the TSA’s lack of communication for novice airline passengers who, when confronted with security procedures, might not have the firmest grasp of what’s expected.

– Creighton University

26-May-2016

Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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– Newswise

Why Everyone Wants to Help the Sick -- but Not the Unemployed

New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

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American Journal of Political Science

– Aarhus University

Education

30-May-2016

Increased Marrying, and Mating, by Education Level Not Affecting Genetic Make-Up, New Study Finds

While the latter half of the 20th century showed a widening gap between the more and less educated with respect to marriage and fertility, this trend has not significantly altered the genetic makeup of subsequent generations, a team of researchers has found.

(Embargo expired on 30-May-2016 at 15:00 ET)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

– New York University

Law and Public Policy

27-May-2016

Study Shows Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes

Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration fees for plug-in vehicles. In a paper to be published in the August issue of Energy Policy, researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say that approach is misguided.

– Indiana University

26-May-2016

Study Explores Why There Is No Labor Party in the United States

The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” running as a Democrat? “In any other industrialized country, Sanders would likely be the standard-bearer for a labor or social democratic party,” said McGill University sociologist Barry Eidlin, whose new study appears in the June issue of the American Sociological Review. “But the U.S. famously lacks such a party.”

American Sociological Review, June-2016

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

LifeWire Announcements

Council on Undergraduate Research Elects New Executive Board Member

Council on Undergraduate Research Elects New Executive Board Member, Karen Havholm, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

MSU Pilots Joint Medical and Business Degree

Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree in fall 2016. The joint M.D./MBA provides additional preparation for physician leaders in navigating the changing landscape of the health care industry.

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– Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

New Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program Announced by Georgia State College of Law

Georgia State University College of Law is adding a certificate in intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs.

– Georgia State University

UT System in Consortium Bidding for Sandia National Laboratories Contract

The University of Texas System, The University of New Mexico, and The Texas A&M University System are exclusive members of the Battelle and Boeing team, which has signed a formal agreement to bid jointly to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

– The University of Texas System

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates Urged to Harness Advances in Technology to Improve Society at 210th Commencement

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin—leader of the world’s largest humanitarian organization—urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Saturday.

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Marketplace

America’s Lack of Female President ‘Exceptional’ From Global Perspective; Hillary Clinton Suited for Position

It’s high time the United States elected the first woman president, and Hillary Clinton’s ability to handle global and domestic issues makes her most qualified to do the job, according to a new book edited by Dinesh Sharma, associate research professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York In The Global Hillary, published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Sharma suggests that as a leading advocate of “smart power” – that is, combining America’s ‘hard’ military power and ‘soft’ cultural power – Clinton is arguably poised to tackle America’s global challenges than other candidates.

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– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Every Monday Should Be World No Tobacco Day

On May 31st, the World Health Organization hopes to spur the nearly one billion smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. While this annual event generates media attention and is a potential starting point for many quit attempts, without a sustained effort these smokers will likely be puffing away again in a matter of weeks. Researchers say that one way to keep the momentum going after this once-a-year push to get smokers’ attention, is to use every Monday as a weekly opportunity to support smokers in their efforts to quit and stay quit.

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JAMA

– Monday Campaigns

Literacy Advocate and Pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Mariana Glusman Publishes Book to Address “30 Million Word Gap”

Pediatrician and literacy advocate writes book to curb the 30 million word gap. It is on the critical importance of reading and talking to you baby the minute they are out of the womb.

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– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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