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Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


UAB Theatre Students Portray Patients to Test Occupational Therapy Students’ Skills

A new cross-professional program in which theater students learn to portray patients is providing real-world experience to Occupational Therapy students who need to learn to care for them. The former get to test their chops acting out a key diagnosis, and OT students get hands-on experience before advancing to fieldwork.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur

– Indiana University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Drunk or Stoned: Comparing Sexual Experiences Related to Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Adults

Researchers compared self-reported sexual experiences related to use of alcohol and marijuana, to examine if and how marijuana use may influence risk for unsafe sexual behavior.

– New York University

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IU Study Finds Despite Expectations of Privacy, One in Four Share Sexts

A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive.

– Indiana University

Journal of Sexual Health, Aug-2016

The Medical Minute: Parental Vigilance Key to Preventing Drownings

More children are coming to hospital emergency departments this summer for drownings or near-drownings, including at Penn State Children’s Hospital, where staff members say they have seen more cases recently than they can recall in several years.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

New psychology research finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Aug-2016

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Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both May Increase Your Risk of Stroke

There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature review. The review is published in the August 3, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


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Why Parents Are the New 'Heroes' in Policing Young Drivers

Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted, which means they may hold greater power in enforcing driver restrictions compared with traditional policing, according to QUT research.

– Queensland University of Technology

International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

Sussex-Led Research Explodes the Myth of a 'West vs. Rest' Cultural Divide

A major international research project led by a University of Sussex academic provides new evidence that the common belief in a cultural divide between the West and the rest of the world is little more than a myth.

– University of Sussex

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General


Think Millennials Are the ‘Hookup Generation?’ You’re Wrong, Says FAU Sex Study

Young American adults aren’t doing it as often as you’d think. Although Americans are now strikingly more accepting of premarital sex, a new study reveals that more Millennials, born in the 1990s in particular, are nevertheless forgoing sex during young adulthood. This study really contradicts the widespread notion that Millennials are the “hookup” generation, which is popularized by dating apps like “Tinder,” suggesting that they are just looking for quick relationships and frequent casual sex.

– Florida Atlantic University

Archives of Sexual Behavior

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2016 at 11:00 ET

Reducing "Mean Girl" Behaviors in Classrooms Benefits Boys and Teachers Too

When a targeted program to reduce relational aggression among at-risk girls is shared with the entire classroom, the entire class benefits—not just the aggressive girls for whom the program was developed. Pediatric researchers who developed the Friend to Friend program report on new findings in curbing nonphysical aggression among urban schoolchildren.

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Behavioral Modification, online May 20, 2016; MH075787

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking.

– Wiley

Journal of Traumatic Stress

Millennials Less Sexually Active Than Gen-X Peers

A new study by an SDSU psychology professor finds that today's young adults are less likely to have had sex than those a generation ago

– San Diego State University

Archives of Sexual Behavior

Adolescent Depression in Girls Offset by Presence of 'Boomerang Father'

A study of the impact of "boomerang fathers" -- those who cycle in and out of their children's lives -- yielded surprising results for researchers. "Boomerang fathering" provided a type of stability in a daughter's life that staved off her depressive symptoms compared to those adolescent girls whose fathers were completely absent.

– University of Houston

Journal of Marriage and Family


How to Get This Country Moving

Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Lancet

Trading Changes How Brain Processes Selling Decisions

Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago.

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Intelligence Beyond His Years: 12-Year-Old Heads to Ivy League School

Jeremy Shuler, a 12-year-old boy from Grand Prairie, Texas, graduated from high school at Texas Tech University Independent School District and will begin his freshman year of college at Cornell University this fall. Majoring in applied engineering and physics and minoring in mathematics, Shuler plans to pursue academia for his career.

– Texas Tech University


Hard Work, Smart Choices Help Wisconsin Student Graduate Without Debt

John Parlier, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, managed to complete his undergraduate degree with no debt – and money in the bank for graduate school.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Family Ties and FAFSA Help Father/Daughter Duo Prepare for College

Nia Wilson and her dad, Jon, share their top advice for successfully applying to and enrolling at UW-Milwaukee - from completing the FAFSA to working with a guidance counselor.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


International Shakespeare Scholars Meet for 10th World Congress in London and Stratford Upon-Avon.

10th World Shakespeare Congress held in Stratford Upon-Avon and London - UK.

– University of Birmingham

Cal State LA Launches PokéMon GO Health Walk to Promote Campus Well-Being

Cal State LA has created a Pokémon GO campus health walk, leveraging the wildly popular augmented reality game to promote physical fitness and well-being among students and employees.

– California State University, Los Angeles

Pop Culture


Kentucky Arts Students 'Promised' One 'Boss' Experience

A class of University of Kentucky students from all disciplines of the arts have been working to bring to life a new rock musical based on the music and lyrics of the iconic musician, singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

– University of Kentucky


Health Tips to Have Your Best Summer Yet

The lazy, hazy days of summer are here! Barbecues, swimming, pool parties, what’s not to love? The only downside: A few environmental hazards follow our fun in the sun, but, don’t sweat it; we’ve got your back. Here’s a few common problems to look out for while you’re out with family and friends.

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Bicycle Justice Elusive for Low-Income Commuters

As California and its myriad communities develop paths and policies to promote cycling, one segment of the bike-riding population remains largely invisible to policymakers: Those for whom bicycles are an economic necessity, not an option to driving a car.

– University of California, Riverside

Research: Turning Climate Change Into a Game More Likely to Spur Community Action

The research is among the first compelling evidence that such face-to-face serious games can foster social learning and cultivate shifts in people’s perspectives and attitudes about complex public policy and planning issues, such as climate change adaptation.

– University of Utah

Nature Climate Change; Managing Climate Change Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 100 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

An arrest announced Wednesday by law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., is the 100th charge of ISIS-related offenses in the United States, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

– George Washington University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Report: Work-Load Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance

Humboldt State University researchers describe how outdated state and federal requirements are keeping college students from accessing food assistance programs.

– Humboldt State University

LifeWire Announcements

Fifty Nursing Schools Nationwide Awarded Funding to Host White Coat Ceremonies That Champion Compassionate Care

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals. Launched in 2013, this ground-breaking collaboration between APGF and AACN was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Douglas J. Skinner Named Interim Dean at Chicago Booth

Douglas Skinner, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean for Faculty, will serve as the interim Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business effective August 15, 2016, and continuing until the next dean is named.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Grant to Help Researchers Launch National Cybersecurity Education Program

With the help of a recently awarded National Science Foundation grant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers plan to launch a program designed to fill a national gap in cybersecurity education and better prepare students to enter the workforce.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Henry James Stamp Included in U.S. Postal Service Literary Arts Series

A commemorative stamp for American writer, Henry James, was released by the U.S. Postal Service on July 21. James is the 31st inductee in the U.S. Postal Service's Literary Arts Series.

– Creighton University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Underrepresented Undergraduate Students Gain Medical Research Experience in UofL Summer Program

The Summer Undergraduate Experiences in Biomedical Research program at UofL allows students who are economically disadvantaged, the first in their family to attend college, underrepresented minorities or from underserved areas to spend 10 weeks working in research labs with faculty mentors.

– University of Louisville






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