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Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Determining Free Speech for Students: When Does Interpretation Play a Part?

In the fall of 2010, some female public middle school students began wearing the Keep a Breast Foundation’s “I ♥ Boobies” wristbands and distributing them to classmates to raise awareness, show support, and open a dialogue about breast cancer...

– National Communication Association

First Amendment Studies

UIC Music Faculty Featured at Ear Taxi Festival

Week long contemporary classical music festival to include UIC faculty.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


UC Santa Cruz Receives Largest Gift in Campus History

UC Santa Cruz has received a gift of an extraordinary archive of photographs documenting the people, landscape, and politics of California in the mid-20th century.

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2016 at 16:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Analyzing Picture Books for Nutrition Education

Feeding children can be a challenging process for many parents. A previous study found 46% of preschoolers were picky eaters and 40% of picky eaters remained picky for two or more years. Nutrition education and recommended feeding practices may help ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Embargo expired on 06-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET


Pleasant Family Leisure at Home May Satisfy Families More than Fun Together Elsewhere, Study Finds

While family fun often is associated with new and exciting activities, family leisure spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a more effective route to happiness, according to a Baylor University study.

– Baylor University

World Leisure Journal

Leadership Expert Says Political Skills Important to Leader Satisfaction

Leaders skilled at influencing others may be happier at work, according to a Kansas State University researcher. Andrew Wefald, associate professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies, says political skill — the ability to build connections,...

– Kansas State University

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

How the Performing Arts Can Set the Stage for More Developed Brain Pathways

A new study shows that dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood — but in markedly different ways.

– Concordia University


The Ironic Benefits of Organizational Misconduct, Reducing Costs of Chronic Illness, and Twitter-Stock Price Link Among Topics in Johns Hopkins Business Research Magazine

The fall 2016 issue of Changing Business, the twice-yearly magazine featuring research by the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is now available online and in print. Six recent research projects by Carey faculty members are highligh...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Navigating Negative News for the Sake of Childr

With violent images and breaking news of shootings and killings constantly on television, how do parents navigate these images to protect their children from negative effects. That all depends on the child's age and mental state, says a Harris Health...

– Harris Health System


Mentor Program Helps Asian American Students Navigate Cultural Issues

Mentor Program at UIC helps Asian American students navigate cultural issues funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution program (AANAPISI).

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Psychologists Available to Discuss Causes, Treatment of PTSD Among Servicemembers

With discussion in the presidential campaign of servicemembers and military veterans who experience post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologists are available to talk about the research behind the latest understanding and treatment of PTSD.

Expert Available

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Why ‘Managerial Derailment’ Affects Women More Than Men

Gender bias can influence how supervisors view a manager’s long-term potential, a new study shows.

– University of Florida

Vast Majority of Impoverished Fathers Involved with Their Children

A new study published in the journal Families in Society suggests criticism of impoverished and African-American fathers for not being involved in the lives of their children is largely unfounded and that even in cases of incarceration, most low-inco...

– University at Buffalo

Families in Society



More College Students Receiving Federal Pell Grants as Family Incomes Decline, RtResearchers Find

The percentage of college students receiving Pell grants has climbed steadily since 1999, while their family income has declined, according to a recent report by RTI International researchers.

– RTI International

National Center for Education Statistics


Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds NYU Steinhardt Study

Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Deve...

– New York University

Educational Researcher

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET

McNabb Chosen to Deliver "The Great Courses" Lecture Series on The Renaissance

An online video clip of Western Illinois University's "The Purple Chair" television show has helped a Western Illinois University professor land a prestigious lecturing opportunity.

– Western Illinois University


Enhanced E-Book Features Unrelated to Narrative May Reduce Learning for Preschoolers

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 – Reading e-books enhanced with sound, animation and games not related to story content may reduce learning in children between the ages of 3 and 5, according to University of California, Irvine researchers.“With the ...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Aug-2016

Instructors Trained in Koru Mindfulness at UofL School of Medicine

Fifteen individuals from UofL and more than 30 around the nation received Koru Mindfulness instructor training at the UofL School of Medicine.

– University of Louisville

NSF Grant of Nearly $1M Will Ease Transition for Sac State Transfers

Five-year allocation benefits majors in biological sciences or chemistry as part of the Hornet Science Scholars program.

– California State University, Sacramento

Law and Public Policy


New Findings Address State and Community Tobacco Control Policies and Practices

A new series of research papers presents key findings of state and community tobacco control research to help guide state and community tobacco control policies and practices.

– RTI International

Tobacco Control, Oct. 2016

Sexual Assault Kit Testing Programs to Be Expanded

To help communities reduce the national backlog of untested sexual assault kits, RTI International will provide training and technical assistance to an increasing number of state and local agencies as they identify and test sexual assault kits, inves...

– RTI International


Donald or Hillary? Why Listening to Them Makes a Difference to Voters

Does listening to Donald Trump’s or Hillary Clinton’s opinions humanize them to voters more than reading their opinions? A new study examining people’s reactions to those with differing political views and found that when they watch or listen t...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business


Colombia’s Defeated Peace Agreement Not Entirely Surprising, Social Media Analysis Shows

The “no” vote was somewhat predictable given what we know of other peace agreement referendums and social media analysis, according to Jason Quinn, research assistant professor in the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) project at the University of Notre ...

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Announcements

Wake Forest to Launch First-Year Study Abroad Program in Denmark

In fall 2017, Wake Forest will launch a new year-long study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark, designed exclusively for first-year students.

– Wake Forest University

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Maureen Van Stone Receives Academies Appointment

Committee Formed to Study Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

– Kennedy Krieger Institute

University of Arkansas to Lead STEM Training for College Educators in Iraq

The University of Arkansas is leading an initiative to provide faculty at Iraqi colleges and universities professional development training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known collectively as STEM.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Report Offers Cornell University Options to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2035

Cornell University's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group released a report today which recommends a variety of measures, including increasing conservation efforts and outlining options to replace natural gas for campus heating with renewable energy s...

– Cornell University

It Takes a Village: Researchers Visiting Tiny House Villages Across US to Study Benefits, Challenges

Kansas State University's Brandon Irwin, assistant professor of kinesiology, and Julia Day, assistant professor of interior design, will be traveling the United States to study the new trend in housing: tiny houses.

– Kansas State University

Ralph Kohl Named to Head Washington,DC, Operations for Federal Government Affairs

Ralph Kohl is the AANA's new Senior Director of Federal Government for the AANA. The position was previously held by Frank Purcell for the past 13 years. Kohl has been with the AANA for more than four years as an associate director of Federal Gover...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

EVENT ADVISORY: Secretary-General of OECD to Meet with AU Students

EVENT ADVISORY: Secretary-General of OECD to Meet with AU Students

– American University

New Center for Access to Justice to Highlight Problems Within Justice System

Georgia State University College of Law has established the Center for Access to Justice, a regional and national base for the study of issues relating to access to criminal and civil justice for those with limited financial means.

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Professional Development Short Course Focuses on Decision-Making About Products, Projects in Companies

A professional development short course focuses on business and leadership from an engineering perspective. Participants will learn a process to evaluate products and projects at their company so they make better use of company resources.

– Kansas State University





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