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Monday, August 1, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why We Need Anthropologists During Public Health Emergencies (Like Zika)

Anthropologists play a key role in responding to public health emergencies, particularly infectious disease outbreaks. Here are three examples of how anthropologists are contributing to these important efforts.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law


Smartphone Exercises for a Better Mood

Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. This is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

– University of Basel

Frontiers in Psychology



IFCC eAcademy

eAcademy aims to make high quality educational modules available to Laboratory professionals and will provide a resource for individuals in their training, as well as for those involved in the planning and organisation of educational programmes.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

End an Internship with a Bang, Not a Whimper, to Land a Full-Time Job

The gap in job offer rates between students with internship experience and those without grew from 12.6 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2015. Even if you perform well in an internship, turning the role into a full-time position depends on making a memorable exit. Here's how…

Expert(s) available

– Wake Forest University


Student Who Overcame Traumatic Crash Given CSU Award

Humboldt State Social Work senior Morgan Burris has been given a California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

– Humboldt State University

Law and Public Policy


Transit and Training Crucial to Connecting Unemployed with Jobs

According to a new University of Minnesota study, the mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium. The biggest concentrations of unemployed workers lack fast or frequent transit service to some of the richest concentrations of job vacancies, particularly vacancies in the south and southwest metro.

– University of Minnesota

Minimum Wage Study: Effects of Seattle Wage Hike Modest, May Be Overshadowed by Strong Economy

The lot of Seattle's lowest-paid workers improved following the city's minimum wage increase to $11 in 2015, but that was more due to the robust regional economy than the wage hike itself, according to a research team at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

– University of Washington

With Both Political Conventions Over, Who Came Out Ahead?

Nationally recognized political science expert and University of Louisville professor Dewey Clayton Ph.D., is available to national media to offer comment and political analysis following the conclusion of both Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Expert(s) available

– University of Louisville

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

National Communication Association Urges Communication Scholars and Teachers to Help Communities Heal in the Wake of Shootings

In light of the wave of violence that has left citizens and police officers dead in communities across the United States in recent weeks, the National Communication Association (NCA) has issued an Action Alert, encouraging the nearly 7,000 Communication teachers and scholars who constitute its membership to continue to use their communication expertise for the common good.

– National Communication Association

LifeWire Announcements

UofL Dermatology Chief Elected to National Committee

Callen will be part of the committee reviewing accreditation applications for continuing medical education from institutions throughout the United States

– University of Louisville

New Dual Degree Program to Enhance Optometrists’ Ability to Serve the Community

UAB’s dual Doctor of Optometry and Master of Public Health degree program combines clinical learning with community leadership to improve eye care.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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