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Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Data From National Violent Death Reporting System Shed Light on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths, Their Use of Lethal Force

Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according to Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH, James A. Mercy, PhD, and Debra Houry, MD, MPH, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers f...

– Elsevier

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

Got Mindfulness? Seven Key Steps for Purposeful Daily Living

Expert Melanie Austin-McCain offers tips for living a purposeful life

Expert Available

– New York Institute of Technology


Why Do Some STEM Fields Have Fewer Women Than Others? UW Study May Have the Answer

A new University of Washington study is among the first to look at why women are more represented in some STEM fields than others. Their conclusion: a masculine culture is the most powerful factor.

– University of Washington

journal Psychological Bulletin

Why American Infant Mortality Rates Are So High

In the U.S., more than 23,000 American infants died in 2014, or about 6 for every 1,000 live births, putting us on par with countries like Serbia and Malaysia. Most other developed countries have lower rates. However, parsing out the data shows that...

– Texas A&M University


Wild Chimpanzee Mothers Teach Young to Use Tools, Video Study Confirms

The first documented evidence of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools has been captured by video cameras set to record chimpanzee tool-using activity at termite mounds in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of C...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2016 at 05:00 ET

Study: When a Group Must Solve Hard Problems, It's Best to Design the Team Around Its Learning Style

What is the best way for a group to collaborate on solving a difficult problem? A new study finds that the answer depends on how that particular group learns.

– Santa Fe Institute

Childhood Family Environment Linked with Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science; National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH42248) ; National Institutes on Aging (R01AG045230)

Study: Medieval Cities Not So Different From Modern European Cities

Modern European cities and medieval cities share a population-density-to-area relationship, a new paper concludes – the latest research to find regularities in human settlement patterns across space and time.

– Santa Fe Institute


Females React Differently Than Males to Social Isolation

While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Canada, suggests females, not males, feel stressed when alone.

– eLife


Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence

Results of new study led by Linda Pagani, professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Psychoeducation, show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisoc...

– Universite de Montreal

Psychological Medicine

West Louisville Youth Working to Change the Downward Spiral of Violence in the City

Louisville youth are helping to change perceptions about violence, and ultimately destructive behaviors through their work with UofL's National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention.

– University of Louisville

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe

Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.

Expert Available

– Florida Atlantic University



Middle School Structure Affects Learning Environment, Student Achievement

Findings from new research published today suggest that longer grade spans that allow middle grade students to serve as relative “top dogs”—students in the highest grades—improve academic achievement and enhance their learning environment, in...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Teachers Could Be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by a Michigan State University researcher.

– Michigan State University

Linguistics and Education, June-2016

The Fantastic Four U of M Vanier Scholars

New Vanier scholars are receiving major grants to study subjects as varied as Indigenous languages, HIV infection, Lou Gehrig’s disease and geothermal energy

– University of Manitoba

Design That Matters Joins Global Health Track of Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship Program at Olin College

A new program funded by the Autodesk Foundation will allow students to concentrate on healthcare-related projects including an infant warmer created by Design that Matters. The baby warmer is designed to provide a warm, clean environment for infants ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


Explore Advanced Lean Tools and Facility Design in Virginia Mason Institute's January Training Sessions

/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations worldwide, is offering two interactive training courses in January 2017.

– Virginia Mason Institute

MSU Receives $5 Million Commitment for Engineering Scholarships

A graduate of Michigan State University, whose only hope of completing his college education in the 1960s was a scholarship, is paying it forward with a $5.3 million gift to the College of Engineering.

– Michigan State University

14 CSU Campuses Nationally Recognized for Volunteer Service

​Fourteen California State University campuses have been named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll​—the highest federal honor that universities can receive for their commitment to community service, service-lea...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


It’s a ‘Numbers Game’

In sports, October means Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series. Once this season's champion is crowned, it won't be long until baseball teams look at their draft options for next year.

– Bowling Green State University

Law and Public Policy


Who Are You Calling a Good Liberal?

Republicans embrace the conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats are willing to self-identify as liberals, according to a new study by Jacob Neiheisel, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Political Sci...

– University at Buffalo

Political Research Quarterly

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.

Expert Available

– Iowa State University


Cabinet Shuffle: Who Will You Appoint?

If he had to do it all over again, would Trudeau give the same weight to gender parity, ethnic diversity and experience in office? Or, knowing what he knows now, would he shuffle the deck differently? Would you? A new card game allows the PM — and ...

– Concordia University


Peter Rodino: Rutgers Alumnus Championed the Constitution

The House Judiciary Committee chair’s nonpartisan conduct of the Watergate hearings ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation

– Rutgers University

LifeWire Announcements

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Princeton Review Names UNF's Coggin College ‘Best Business’ School for a Decade

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The company features UNF’s Coggin College in the new 2017 edition of its annual guidebo...

– University of North Florida

Prosthesis Research to Help TBI and Stroke Patients Receives $1.65 Million in Department of Defense Funding

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and University of Kansas have received a $1.65 million Department of Defense grant to continue developing a neural prosthesis that records signals from one part of the brain, processes them in real tim...

– Case Western Reserve University

McCombs School of Business Honors 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is honoring four distinguished alumni at its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Friday, Oct. 14,

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

UIC Gender and Sexuality Center Hosts Discussion of Sex Worker Rights

UIC Gender and Sexuality Center and the Sex Workers Outreach Project will meet to discuss rights.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor Honored as World Leader in Flipped Learning Educational Movement

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) recently named Dominick Casadonte to its FLGI 100, a list of the top 100 educators leading flipped learning worldwide.

– Texas Tech University

Duke University Professor Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor and Chair of Sociology at Duke University, has been elected the 109th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Christopher Uggen, Regents Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Minnes...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Pussy Riot, John Doe Among Music Icons to Celebrate PunkFest at Cornell

Four generations of punk luminaries – including John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Ian MacKaye, Aaron Cometbus, Shonen Knife, Victoria Ruiz and members of Pussy Riot – will gather at Cornell University Nov. 1-5 for a weeklong celebration of the profoun...

– Cornell University





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