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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


West Virginia University to Host International Open Access Week Oct. 24-30

Open access is the free and immediate access to research. It includes free online access to digital full-text material, which is primarily peer-reviewed journal articles. This year’s International Open Access Week theme is Open in Action. It highli...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Older Men Cling to 1950’s, ’60’s Blueprint of Masculinity

Study: Older men adhere closely to an idealized masculinity script that is incompatible with the realities of later life

– Case Western Reserve University

Men and Masculinities

New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. Research by Canisius College professor Joshua J. Russell, PhD, focuses on how children understand death in...

– Canisius College

Environmental Education Research, 2016; Book chapter in - Mourning Animals: Rituals and practices surrounding animal death, 2016

Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has found the abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex.

– University at Buffalo

Addictive Behaviors

FSU Researcher: Plan Ahead for Successful Aging

For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.

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– Florida State University


Today’s Self-Taught Typists Almost as Fast as Touch Typists…as Long as They Can See the Keyboard

New study finds touch typists have a definite edge in speed over nonstandard typists but self-taught typists do nearly as well as long as they can see the keyboard.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (17Oct2016)

Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

First-Ever National Catalog of Protest Data Gives Researchers More Complete Picture of Events

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that protest events captured in the study were considerably smaller than those reported in newspapers, and the events were spread out over a far greater number of different cities.

– University of Notre Dame

Sociological Methods & Research

Other People Are Less Attention-Grabbing to the Wealthy

The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern University computer scientists. The algorithm, trained on ...

– Northwestern University


Psychology Paper Authors Range From Dr. Phil to the Dalai Lama

Steven Jay Lynn, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University, and Scott O. Lilienfeld of Emory University examined 78 authors or co-authors that may be surprising to the psychology world. Th...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Perspectives on Psychological Science, July-2016,

Eureka! Gender Affects How We Judge Competence, Genius

Think of the word "genius," and a few images undoubtedly come to mind – perhaps a picture of Albert Einstein, of a scientist in a lab shouting “Eureka!” or of present-day theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

– Cornell University

Social Psychological and Personality Science, Oct-2016

Will Millennials Ever Get Married?

Statistics show Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering



Community Colleges Play Essential Role in Physiology Education

Despite community colleges serving an important role in the STEM education pipeline, physiology students and faculty at these schools are not getting the same professional development and collaboration opportunities as their counterparts at four-year...

– American Physiological Society (APS)


Race Influences Teachers’ Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Steinhardt Study

Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student’s race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research.

– New York University

Social Science Research; Institute of Education Sciences, Dept of Education R305B090009

Case Western Reserve Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Support Research Training for Medical Students

Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant

– Case Western Reserve University

Pop Culture


Hollywood Film Historian and Horror Film Expert Lists 10 Movies ‘Everyone Should See’

James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a Hollywood film historian and an expert on cult and horror films. While horror is not everyone’s favorite genre, Kendrick ...

– Baylor University


Witchcraft Collection Offers New Treats for Halloween

The Cornell Witchcraft Collection contains documents that are hundreds of years old, including witch-hunting manuals and pamphlets and minutes from 16th, 17th and 18th century European witch trials.

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– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy


Debates: Linguistic Trick Boosts Poll Numbers

A study of U.S. presidential debates between 1976 and 2012 found that matching certain aspects of an opponent's language can lead to a bump in the polls.

– University of Michigan

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Debating the Debates: Research Project Studies Civility in Presidential Election

The 2016 presidential election has reached unprecedented levels of incivility, according to an ongoing collaborative research project that involves Kansas State University researchers and students.

– Kansas State University

National Communication Association Reaffirms Credos and Releases Publication Featuring Free Speech

NCA reaffirms its commitment to the teaching, research, and other professional activities that fuel best communication practices and that support ongoing interpretations of free speech, whether legal, historic, artistic, or political.

– National Communication Association

LifeWire Announcements

Social Justice Initiative to Host Author of Book on Segregation in Chicago

Author, reporter Natalie Y. Moore discusses her book, "The South Side."

– University of Illinois at Chicago

December 3 Is Dine in Day

Though most people know that family meals are important, finding time to sit down and share a meal together can be a challenge. Dine In Day promotes the importance of homemade, group meals in fostering family and community relationships, encouraging ...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researcher Jennifer Pazour Named Gulf Research Program Fellow

Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Verify User’s Identity While Saving Phone Battery Life: NYIT Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant

Paolo Gasti, Ph.D., assistant professor of Computer Science at NYIT, and a team of researchers has been awarded nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for the research project: “Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Auth...

– New York Institute of Technology

Wallace Video Series Shows How Illinois Boldly Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals

The Wallace Foundation today released a four-part video series exploring Illinois' bold actions to revamp the way school principals are prepared. The state required all of its approved programs to reapply for accreditation under higher standards, bas...

– Wallace Foundation

Harvard Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide “specific, detailed and concrete alternatives” to a state’s lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that is impossible to obtain without forcing physicians and other...

– Harvard Medical School

Library Exhibit Celebrates 20th-Century Chicago Commercial Designers

The Richard J. Daley Library at UIC is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 27 Chicago Designers group.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

The Economist Again Names UVA Darden School No. 1 Education Experience in the World

UVA Darden School of Business is ranked No. 3 overall in The Economist's full-time MBA rankings and is named among the top 5 in several different categories

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

BBI Receives $6.2 Million Award from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for Southeast ADA Center

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) has been awarded a five year, $6.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Administration on Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabili...

– Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Olin College President Richard K. Miller Receives 2017 Brock International Prize in Education

Olin College president Richard K. Miller receives international education prize for his contributions to the reinvention of engineering education in the 21st century.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering





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