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Monday, October 17, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


URI Inducts 12 Into Lifetime Service Society

The University of Rhode Island recently inducted 12 faculty and staff members with at least 40 years of service into its Lifetime Service Society during ceremonies outside the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons. Each recipient received ...

– University of Rhode Island

On National Parks Centennial, Sowell Family Collection Brings Nature to You

The collection contains the personal documents of some of the country’s most prominent American writers on the natural world, including drafts, published works, correspondence, journals and diaries, photographs, computer files, audio recordings and...

– Texas Tech University

Groups Recognize School of Design Faculty, Alumnus for Their Work

UIC School of Design Faculty, recent alumnus recognized for their work.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems

Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity – t...

– University of California, Irvine

Pediatrics, Oct. 17, 2016

Embargo expired on 17-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

Worked to Death? IU Study Says Lack of Control Over High-Stress Jobs Can Lead to Early Grave

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are ...

– Indiana University


Early Detection Method Hopes to Prevent Psychosis

Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring.

– University of Adelaide

Translational Psychiatry

Being Rude at Work Is Contagious

Incivil behaviors at work -- put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments -- tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study.

– Newswise Trends

Journal of Applied Psychology

Kids Who Watch Too Much TV Are at Risk of Being Anti-Social or Violent When They Become Teens

Results of new study show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour toward other students at age 13.

– Newswise Trends


Dreading Your Next Trip to the Dentist?

Psychology researchers at West Virginia University have discovered evidence of a genetic basis for fearing dental treatment.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

UTHealth Study Finds That 15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of P...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Eating Disorder Gene Alters Feeding and Behavior in Female Mice

Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are affected by the gene mutation, and some of the abnormali...

– University of Iowa

Biological Psychiatry, Oct 13, 2016

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed Out

Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels.

– University of Michigan

Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they’re addicted to the nicotine.

– Cornell University

Health Economics, October-2014

Low Socio-Economic Status, Fear of Abandonment Early in Life Can Lead to Poor Adult Health

Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University.

– Rice University

Annals of Behavioral Medicine



UTEP President Receives Hispanic Heritage Award

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has announced that UTEP President Diana Natalicio is a recipient of the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Award in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

– University of Texas at El Paso


Improved Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead Students to Better Health, Study Finds

Federal school lunch guidelines enacted in 2012 are doing what they were designed to do: improving nutrition for school-age children and reducing childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Econo...

– Georgia State University

Babson College F.W.Olin Graduate School of Business Named One of the ‘Best Business Schools’ by The Princeton Review

The F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review’s new 2017 edition of its annual book, The Best 294 Business Schools. Babson has also earned the No. 8 spot for a graduate program ...

– Babson College

Pop Culture


Philosophy Professor on the Return Of "The Walking Dead" and Our Cultural Fascination with Zombies

Alden Stout, philosophy professor at Morningside College, says the ambiguities of the world of "The Walking Dead" serve as natural gateways to conversations about morality and personal consequences.

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– Academy Communications

Law and Public Policy


New GW Battleground Poll: Clinton Begins to Pull Away from Trump, and Voters Think She’ll Win

Hillary Clinton is beginning to pull away from Donald Trump in the presidential race, according to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll.

– George Washington University


Clash Over the Legalization of Marijuana Subject of 2016 Fordham Debate at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? That controversial question will be the subject of the 33rd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Oct. 19, sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Global Health Leaders Identify Top Priority for Next WHO Director-General

What should be the highest priority for the next World Health Organization Director-General in the face of mounting health challenges and a shortage of funding? Here's was global health leaders from across the world say.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 18:30 ET

LifeWire Announcements

Wallace Announces Seven Universities to Participate in $47-Million Initiative to Improve How Aspiring Principals Are Trained, and Share What Is Learned with the Broader Field

The Wallace Foundation has selected seven universities and their state and district partners to participate in a new $47-million initiative to develop models over the next four years for improving university principal preparation programs and to exam...

– Wallace Foundation

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Conference on “the Global Migration Crisis” to Examine Impact of Refugees on Rich & Poor Nations–Oct. 20 at NYU

New York University will host “The Global Migration Crisis,” a conference that will consider the impact of migrants and refugees on Europe and North America and on the poor countries of origin, on Thurs., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

– New York University

Influential Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Photography’s Most Esteemed Advocate, and Environmental Innovator and Policymaker Named Recipients of Wellesley College’s Alumnae Achievement Awards 2016

The 2016 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipients are: Marian Burros ’54, a New York Times and Washington Post food writer and editor who transformed how Americans cook; Maria Morris Hambourg ’71, a preeminent art scholar who change...

– Wellesley College

Special Landing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter on ’86 Field

This year, as part of the National Manufacturing Day program hosted by the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, members of the campus, area students, and the local community will have an opportunity to view the arrival of the Si...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Marketplace

In New Book, UW’s Estella Leopold Revisits Childhood at the Family Shack, Described in Aldo Leopold’s Best-Seller ‘A Sand County Almanac’

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, has written a new memoir of her formative years, "Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited." She describes life on the land where her father, Aldo Leopold, practi...

– University of Washington





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