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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Engineering Students Design, Build Wheelchair Device for Dog

Three College of Engineering students at New Mexico State University designed and built a wheelchair device to assist a dog who had his right hind leg amputated due to cancer this past spring.

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)


In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated with Excessive Video Gaming

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Pub...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Computers in Human Behavior

Study Finds Vulnerable Young, Single Women of Color Most Likely to Receive Financial Assistance for Abortion

–Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the U.S., according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Socia...

– University at Buffalo

Social Work in Health Care

Study Finds Three Primary Categories Used by African-American Women Facing Intimate Partner Violence

African-American women in abusive relationships use a variety of strategies pulled from three general categories to survive intimate partner violence (IPV), according to a new University at Buffalo study recently published in the journal Social Work....

– University at Buffalo

Social Work



Large Scale Study Highlights Challenges Faced by Children with ASD in Early School Years

This research stems from one of the largest studies on young children with ASD as they transition into school. Lead researcher Jan Blacher is available for interviews about parent-student relationships, emotional and behavioral challenges, and parent...

– University of California, Riverside

Institute for Educational Sciences, R324A110086


Gifted Students Benefit From Ability Grouping

Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new Northwestern University study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial subject.

– Northwestern University

Review of Educational Research

Pop Culture


University of Washington Law Professor Leads Group Defending 'Aural Tradition' of Creativity in Famous 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case

Many pop songs that entertained millions were written by ear by composers, often people of color and from disadvantaged communities, unlearned in musical notation. A UW professor argues they should receive no less credit.

– University of Washington

Law and Public Policy


Offenders’ Deadly Thoughts May Hold Answer to Reducing Crime

It's something many of us say in anger, but don't mean. However, for a small percentage of people homicidal thoughts are very real. Iowa State's Matt DeLisi says identifying offenders with homicidal thoughts could change how we sentence the most seri...

– Iowa State University

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Experts Available to Speak on Cybersecurity, Russia

In light of the U.S. investigation into Russian hacking, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on cybersecurity and cyberhacking. Political scientists also can discuss how the controversy could impact the r...

Expert Available

– DePaul University

LifeWire Announcements

Russian Educator Picked for Dean

Alexander 'Sasha' Sidorkin wants to 'unlock' the tremendous potential he sees in Sacramento State's College of Education.

– California State University, Sacramento

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UIC Historian to Head Religious Historical Society

University of Illinois at Chicago religious scholar Ralph Keen has been chosen as president-elect of the American Society of Church History.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Learning Scientist Honored by International Research Society

University of Illinois at Chicago learning scientist Susan Goldman has been selected to receive the Society for Text and Discourse's 2017 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Fox Online MBA Earns No. 1 National Ranking by U.S. News & World Report for Third Consecutive Year

For the third straight year, the top spot belongs to Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

– Temple University

New Ranking Recognizes Temple University’s Value to Students

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Temple University as one of the 100 best values among public colleges and universities nationwide.

– Temple University

Darla Moore School of Business Building Earns LEED Platinum

The University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business building has earned LEED Platinum , the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

– University of South Carolina

African American Center Hosts Exhibits as ‘Remedy’ to Violence

African American center to continue focus on remedies to violence

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

CSU Dominguez Hills Marks 75th Anniversary of Executive Order to Incarcerate Japanese Americans During WWII

“And Then They Came for Us…,” California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) daylong commemoration on Feb. 9 marking the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WW...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Religious Violence Expert Mark Juergensmeyer to Begin CSU Dominguez Hills’ Semester-Long Speaker Series ‘Tolerance and Violence in the Mind of God’

“Tolerance and Violence in the Mind of God" explores the connection between religion and violence, solidarity, peacebuilding, and combating terrorism.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills





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