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Monday, August 15, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


NYU Study Looks at How Racial Inequality is Produced Online

Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Information, Communication, and Society


Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between receptivity t...

– Elsevier

Journal of Pediatrics

Study: Paying Terrorist Kidnappers Doesn't Pay Off for Countries

Paying ransoms to terrorist kidnappers may encourage more abductions and worsen the situation for others, according to new research from UT Dallas. Countries that negotiated with terrorists to release hostages faced up to 87 percent more kidnappin...

– University of Texas at Dallas

European Journal of Political Economy

Large Human Brain Evolved as a Result of 'Sizing Each Other Up'

Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social groups, researchers have proposed.

– Cardiff University

Scientific Reports


Emergency Financial Aid From Call Centers Effectively Prevents Homelessness

Nearly every major U.S. city offers a hotline for people facing homelessness to call in order to request emergency financial assistance. Despite the fact that more than 15 million people call these hotlines each year, little has been done to understa...

– University of Notre Dame

Science, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 11-Aug-2016 at 14:00 ET

WSU Engineers Develop Improved Tracking Tool for Animal Clinic

Wichita State University is collaborating with Spay Neuter Kansas City (SNKC) to research, evaluate and improve a technology used by the clinic to track animals.

– Wichita State University



Persistence Makes the Difference in Minority Participation in Science Careers, Wisconsin Researchers Say

The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin says that the problem appears ...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Embargo expired on 12-Aug-2016 at 09:00 ET


Sticking to a Budget; Avoiding Credit Card Crises in College

You’re heading to college for the first time or returning to campus, and you decide with your parents to get a credit card in your name. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences financial expert says you can use credit wi...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Law and Public Policy


Legal Commentaries Continue to Make an Impact, 250 Years On

A four-volume work that has never been out of print for the past 250 years is still making an impact on the modern world's legal thinking.

– University of Adelaide

Oxford University Press

LifeWire Announcements

American University Partners with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Fellowships for Arts Management Students

Joint partnership will create a new fellowship program designed to increase diversity in arts management.

– American University

John Tracy Clinic Introduces a Weekend Family Camp Program

Complex family dynamics that surround a hearing-impaired child’s development have few outlets for exploration.The camp is designed to help dispel the isolation that pediatric deafness can impose on children and their parents.

– John Tracy Clinic

Wistar Receives the Pennsylvania Dept. Of Labor & Industry Apprenticeship Grant to Further Explore Workforce Development Through Career Education

Wistar has been awarded a Nontraditional Apprenticeship Grant by the Pa. Dept. of Labor & Industry to explore implementing the Biomedical Technician Training Program for the Pa. region.

– Wistar Institute

Federal Grant Will Aid Migrant Farmworker Students

Funds will help establish a High School Equivalency Program on campus and in the community.

– California State University, Sacramento

University Ranks in Top 100 in Degrees for Minorities

Diversity flourishes on and beyond the campus, thanks to academic support services and an all-inclusive community.

– California State University, Sacramento





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