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Monday, June 6, 2016

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More Sex Partners Before Marriage Doesn’t Necessarily Lead to Divorce

New research from University of Utah researcher Nicholas H. Wolfinger explores counterintuitive trends in the link between premarital sex and marital... (more) (Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2016 at 00:00 ET)

– University of Utah

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Meaningful Work Not Created -- Only Destroyed -- by Bosses, Study Finds

Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. (more)

– University of Sussex

Science News

03-Jun-2016

Quantum Dots, Plasma Tubes, and Supernovas - News from DOE Office of Science Labs

Click to visit the DOE Office of Science channel

– Newswise Recommends

Social and Behavioral Sciences

06-Jun-2016

More Sex Partners Before Marriage Doesn’t Necessarily Lead to Divorce

New research from University of Utah researcher Nicholas H. Wolfinger explores counterintuitive trends in the link between premarital sex and marital stability.

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– University of Utah

03-Jun-2016

Meaningful Work Not Created -- Only Destroyed -- by Bosses, Study Finds

Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows.

MIT Sloan Management Review

– University of Sussex

Study Finds That Our Level of Wisdom Varies Depending on the Situation

While we may think of some people are consistently wise, we actually demonstrate different levels of wisdom from one situation to the next, and factors such as whether we are alone or with friends can affect it, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.

Social Psychological and Personality Science

– University of Waterloo

02-Jun-2016

European Identity Continues to Grow

Despite the recent crises in the EU, citizens increasingly identify themselves as European compared to recent decades. This is according to a new study by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), which confirms forecasts they made in a 2006 study and brings further insight to the demography of European identity.

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Population and Development Review

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

De-Coding the Character of a Hacker

Malicious hacking online costs the private and corporate sectors up to $575 billion annually, according to internet security firm McAfee. While security agencies seek out "ethical" hackers to help combat such attacks, little is known about the personality traits that lead people to pursue and excel at hacking. A recent study published on Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows that a characteristic called systemizing provides insight into what makes and motivates a hacker.

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Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

– Frontiers

Education

02-Jun-2016

Gender Gap Discovered in Science Exam Performance

Male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are designed rather than academic ability. In addition, high socioeconomic status students are performing better than lower-status students on those same tests.

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CBE--Life Sciences Education

– Arizona State University

5 Things to Know About Getting MD/MBA Dual Degree

Michigan State University recently announced that it would pilot a joint MD/MBA program beginning in the fall. Combining programs from MSU’s College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business, the dual degree prepares physician leaders to navigate the changing, complex landscape of the global health care industry. But many questions arise about this dual degree. Why pursue such a rigorous curriculum? Is it worth it in the long run? Here are five things to know about the MD/MBA program and what it means for the health care leaders of tomorrow.

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– Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

University of Utah Honors College Dean Available to Comment on Deeply-Engaged Learning in a Large Research University

On Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 U Honors College Dean Sylvia Torti will be in Southern California for two alumni gathering and student recruitment events. Torti can be reached by media to discuss the value of a college degree, deeply-engaged learning experiences for undergraduates and providing students with unique, hands-on experiences through Praxis Labs, which are year-long, project-based courses at the U's Honors College.

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– University of Utah

Law and Public Policy

03-Jun-2016

Why Choose Just One? A Different Approach to Voting (SJU Expert)

How would a strong third-party candidate affect the math of the American election system? And would an alternate form of voting yield a president that more citizens are happy with?

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– Saint Joseph's University

LifeWire Announcements

Leonard and Lynne Barrack Donate $5 Million to Temple University

Temple University Trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife Lynne, two of the university’s most generous benefactors, have donated $5 million to the President’s Strategic Fund. In recognition of this support, a scholarship initiative in the Beasley School of Law will be established.

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– Temple University

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