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Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Science News


Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good b...

– Newswise Recommends

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2016 at 09:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Shows How a Community’s Culture and Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review, Oct-2016


Map-Reading Is More Difficult During Ovulation

New research shows tha estrogen and progesterone cause the brain to favour one memory system or strategy over another

– Concordia University

Working Mothers Most in Need of Social Support Are Less Likely to Receive It

A new study links nonstandard work schedules to weaker private safety nets, particularly for African-Americans, the less educated and those who don't work 9-to-5. However, there also is evidence that switching from a standard to a nonstandard schedu...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Marriage and Family

Does Sleep Affect Child Obesity?

One in five Mexican-American children is obese, according to national statistics. While scientists agree that diet and exercise play a role in obesity, studies also suggest that children who don’t get enough sleep may also be at increased risk for ...

– University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources


NYU Scientists Outline How Brain Separates Relevant & Irrelevant Information

New York University researchers offer a new theory, based on a computational model, on how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information in these and other circumstances.

– New York University

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2016 at 11:00 ET

Study: Virtual Reality Training Improves Social Skills of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that children with autism spectrum disorder, who participated in a virtual reality training program, improved social cognition skills and reported better real-wor...

– University of Texas at Dallas

Computers and Human Behavior, Sep-2016

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2016 at 13:15 ET

University of Minnesota Study Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States.

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering



MSU’s Keenum at UN: Universities Have ‘Vital Expertise’ to Address World Hunger

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum highlighted the important role universities and open data play in addressing world hunger during a speech at the U.N. in New York Friday [Sept. 16].

– Mississippi State University

Donors Helping Kennesaw State 'Lead Entrepreneurship in the Southeast'

Doug and Robin Shore make major contribution to the entrepreneurship center in the Coles College of Business

– Kennesaw State University

Pop Culture


Stony Brook University President and Students Front and Center at UN Women’s HeForShe 2nd Anniversary Celebration at the MOMA

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and 21 Stony Brook students, along with world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe second anniversary events on ...

– Stony Brook University


Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep...

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Reporters Are Invited to Two Virtual Press Conference Events: The Science of Presidential Debates

Providing a new kind analysis of the first U.S. Presidential debate between Clinton and Trump on September 26th at Hofstra U, Newswise will host two live events on September 27th and September 28th, each featuring a panel of experts that will scienti...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2016 at 16:10 ET


University of Utah Researcher: Trump University Lawsuits Lay Groundwork for Potential Impeachment of Donald Trump

New analysis unveiled today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racket...

– University of Utah

Health and Human Rights Expert, Alicia Ely Yamin, Joins The O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University has named Alicia Ely Yamin, a pioneering scholar in social and economic approaches to realizing health rights, as director of the O’Neill Institute’s Health and H...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

UNLV Expert Available to Explain Why Voter Turnout Matters

Political science professor David Damore on how just a few Nevada votes can turn an entire election.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

LifeWire Announcements

NUS Is Top Asian University and 24th in the World in Latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Singapore, 22 September 2016 - The National University of Singapore (NUS) has climbed two notches to the 24th spot in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017, achieving its best performance in the rankings to date....

– National University of Singapore

U.S. News Recognizes Cornell as a Top 100 Liberal Arts College

U.S. News & World Report has once again listed Cornell College as one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges.

– Cornell College

USC Annenberg announces 2016-17 Sony Pictures Entertainment fellow

Paola Mardo is the 2016-2017 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellow and will study film criticism as part of USC Annenberg’s Masters in Arts Journalism program.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to Address American University Students

Senator Warren (D-MA) will speak to American University students about the historic engines of American economic growth and the causes of the economic challenges that working families are facing today.

– American University

IU, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

Construction will begin Sept. 21 on the seventh Habitat for Humanity home that will be built for a Bloomington family by Indiana University students, faculty and alumni on campus, with support from Whirlpool Corp.

– Indiana University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Wellesley College’s Davis Museum Unveils the Davis. Rediscovered—New Permanent Galleries, More Than Doubling Art on View


– Wellesley College





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