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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Documentary Selected as Official Film for Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary Ceremonies in Hawaii, Dec. 4

"Remember Pearl Harbor" is the latest documentary from Tim Gray that features interviews with veterans who witnessed the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.

– University of Rhode Island

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Early Childhood Household Smoke Exposure Predicts Later Delinquency and Dropout Risk at Age 12

More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having conduct problems at school, and dropping out at age 1...

– Universite de Montreal

Indoor Air, Nov 21, 2016.

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 07:00 ET

When the Going Gets Negative, Recruit Working Memory

Working memory, the ability to process information, may play an important role in coping with negative life events, according to a new study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Florida.

– University of North Florida

Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, Sept-2016


Why Experiences Inspire More Gratitude than Stuff

People are more grateful for what they’ve done than what they have, and that gratitude can lead to greater generosity toward others, according to new research for University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Emotion, Advance Online Publication

How to Stay Fit and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it can be a challenge to fit in your workout and eat healthy when faced with tempting appetizers and sweet treats everywhere you turn. Charles Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of health and ...

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– Canisius College


Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

– Vanderbilt University

Vision Research (03Nov2016)

Embargo expired on 17-Nov-2016 at 10:00 ET

Public Health Researchers Examine How Drug Policy Impacts HIV Vulnerability Among African Americans

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities.

– University of Louisville

How Does the Brain of People Who Do Not Like Music Work?

A new study explains brain mechanisms associated to the lack of sensitivity to music.

– IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

From the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean Sea

New research from the University of California San Diego finds the great migration surge of Mexico-born workers crossing into the United States is over—and will remain this way for years to come. Instead, the new migration hot spot will be workers ...

– University of California, San Diego

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2016

The Role of Physical Environment in the ‘Broken Windows’ Theory


– University of Chicago

Journal of Experimental Psychology, Dec-2016

FSU Researcher: Women Do Get Better with Age

A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase.

– Florida State University

Journal of Women and Aging

Are SIDS and Colic Related? Researchers Propose New Theory

Lead researcher James McKenna, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, and his colleagues suggest that the origin of both colic and SIDS may be related to the gradual emergence of an infant’s ability to voluntarily control the re...

– University of Notre Dame

Family Relations

Law and Public Policy


Flashy Language Doesn’t Fly with Supreme Court

Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Law and Courts


New Report Shows Veterans Treatment Courts Critical for Reintegration

“Veterans Treatment Courts are relatively new,” said Kim Ball, Director of JPO. “We hope that this report, the most in-depth on this topic to-date, will help courts continue to improve and meet best practice standards.”

– American University

Poverty Should Be Measured by More Than Income

Georgia Tech Economist Shatakshee Dhgonde’s research reveals there are multiple dimensions of deprivation, and those dimensions can impact a person’s sense of financial security. She specifically cites six measures as being a more accurate assess...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Social Indicators Research, June-2016

Insurers Use High Drug Costs to Deter Some Obamacare Patients, Economist Says

An economist at The University of Texas at Austin will brief members of Congress on how insurers are using high out-of-pocket prescription drug costs to deter certain chronically ill patients from joining their plans in the individual markets.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Protecting the Players

A newly released on analysis performed over two years by researchers at Harvard Law School outlines key recommendations to improve structural, ethical and legal factors that affect the health of NFL players

– Harvard Medical School

8 Ways to Advance Social Justice After the U.S. Election

Here are eight ideas, for ways to support social justice where government policy may denigrate it.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

LifeWire Announcements

16th Annual Doves of Hope

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its annual Doves of Hope campaign. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Doves of Hope Campaign.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Wake Forest University Names Residence Hall for Maya Angelou

Wake Forest University will name a new residence hall after poet, actress, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Angelou taught generations of Wake Forest students as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at the University from 1982 until h...

– Wake Forest University

UVA Darden School Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for Business in Society

UVA Darden School Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for Business in Society

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Former Illinois Senate President Donates Papers to UIC

Former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. donates his papers to UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UGA Announces $1.2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

The University of Georgia announced an ambitious goal of $1.2 billion for the Commit to Georgia Campaign at a Nov. 17 kickoff event at the Georgia Aquarium.

– University of Georgia

President Eduardo M. Ochoa Recognized as Hispanic Role Model and Leader in Higher Ed

SEASIDE, Ca., Nov. 8, 2016 -- President Eduardo Ochoa is one of 25 leaders recognized by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s “Hispanic Leaders and Role Models in Higher Education.”During Dr. Ochoa’s tenure as president at CSUMB, enrollment...

– California State University, Monterey Bay





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