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Monday, October 31, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Small Town Tales: Historian Seeks Stories of 'Going Home' at Flint Hills Discovery Center Exhibit

Kansas State University students and Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor of history and director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, are collecting stories about average Americans and their hometowns

– Kansas State University

Gonzaga-in-Florence to Commemorate Italian City’s 1966 Flood with Special Exhibition Nov. 16

Gonzaga-in-Florence, Gonzaga University’s flagship study abroad program begun here in 1963, will mark the 50th anniversary of the devastating flooding of the Arno River on Nov. 4, 1966, one of the worst in Florence history, with a special exhibiti...

– Gonzaga University


Baylor Author Discusses Art of the Short Story, Recommends Five Scary Tales for Halloween

This Halloween, a Baylor University creative writing professor is urging readers to resurrect their interest in short stories. Arna Hemenway, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, says short stories still have a lot to off...

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– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Transition From Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time Leads to Depressions, VA Tech Expert Advises on Clown Craze, Powerful People Are Less Decisive, and More in the Psychology and Psychiatry News Source

The latest research and features in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

– Newswise


Halloween Activities Help Babies Develop Senses, Kids Develop Empathy

Babies crunching leaves in their hands, children creating costumes with their parents, and families picking pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch -- it doesn't have to be cheap or include witches and werewolves for parents to spend time with their chil...

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– University of Alabama


Presidential Election Victories Paved by Non-Competitive, Rather Than Battleground, States, Game Theorists Conclude

The role of non-competitive states in presidential elections has been underestimated, an analysis by a pair of game theorists shows.

– New York University

Public Choice

States Increasing Regulation of Retail Tobacco Sales, but Could Be More Effective

State actions to regulate retail sales of tobacco nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, but much of that activity involved e-cigarettes, perhaps the least harmful ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Tobacco Control October 2016

The Transition From Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time Leads to Depressions

The number of people diagnosed with depression at psychiatric hospitals increases immediately after the transition from daylight saving time to standard time -- this is the conclusion of a recent register-based study from Denmark.

– Aarhus University


Can Therapy Dogs Assist in Motivating Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Research by a Texas Tech University behavioral analyst who works with therapy dogs suggests using canines as a reward for completed tasks could be useful.

– Texas Tech University

Are You Addicted to Social Media? Expert Offers Six Questions to Ask Yourself

Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal?

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– Baylor University



Birding to Change the World

A new college course, “Birding to Change the World,” aims to give undergrads and elementary school kids something rare in environmental education: hope.

– University of Vermont

Pop Culture


Study: Pop-Culture News Helped Destigmatize Out-of-Wedlock Childbirth

Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at...

– University at Buffalo

American Sociological Association

Law and Public Policy


Building a Base of Understanding: Scholars Examine Children's Literature and Principles of Human Rights

A human rights scholar has explored through research how children's literature can, and does, provide kids a source of learning ethical principles -- fairness, justice and equality -- that underlie human rights law.

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– Georgia State University


Interactive U.S. Map Developed by Swarthmore College Students Puts Changes in State Voting Laws Into Context

The interactive map allows users to view changes to various state election voting laws over the past decade from a national perspective.

– Swarthmore College


A Patriot Fights for Gender Freedom

Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse Paula Neira, co-sponsor of USNS Harvey Milk, views activism on behalf of LGBTQ service members as a continuing service to the military

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

White Supremacist Activity Spikes When Trump Talks Anti-Immigration: Vanderbilt Researcher

The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has coincided with a large spike in white supremacist activity on the Internet, with Jewish journalists targeted in particular, according to a Vanderbilt professor. “The Trump campaign ...

– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New University of North Florida Poll Shows Clinton, Rubio and Amendment 2 Hold Leads in Florida

A new poll of likely voters in Florida by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida, shows that in a four-candidate contest—with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein—Clinton holds the l...

– University of North Florida

LifeWire Announcements

George Washington University’s National Churchill Library and Center Opens at Gelman Library

George Washington University’s National Churchill Library and Center opens at Gelman Library

– George Washington University

Toronto Police Service Supports Breastober with Pink Fundraising Campaign

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the Toronto Police Service has come on board to support breast cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Private Support to UC San Diego Totals a Record-Breaking $213 Million

In fiscal year 2015-16, the University of California San Diego received nearly 46,000 gifts totaling $212.9 million to help ensure the university’s position as an academic and research powerhouse.

– University of California, San Diego

15-Year War on Terror to Be Discussed at UIC

War on Terror to be discussed at UIC

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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