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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Typologies: Women Drinkers Are More Diverse Than Men Drinkers

People drink alcohol for a number of reasons. This study focused on understanding why people drink and the consequences of their drinking. First, researchers identified “clusters” of drinkers in New Zealand, based on how much alcohol they drank, ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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Arts and Humanities


New Approach Developed by Humanists and Scientists Maps Evolution of Literature

A classicist, biologist and computer scientist all walk into a room — what comes next isn’t the punchline but a new method to analyze relationships among ancient Latin and Greek texts, developed in part by researchers from The University of Texas...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Military Expert Addresses 100th Anniversary of U.S. Entrance Into World War I

It was the “War to End All Wars,” and America’s entrance into the conflict on April 6, 1917, dramatically shifted World War I in favor of the Allies. “The U.S. had a major impact on the outcome of World War I,” says military historian Dr. J...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why Do Some with Radical Views Become Terrorists Yet Others Don't?

Since most people who hold radical views do not become terrorists, what are the factors that drive some to violent extremism? Is there a connection between mental illness and terrorist involvement? And why do some interrogators resort to torture when...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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The “Ferguson Effect” or Too Many Guns? ExploringReasons Behind the Rise in Violent Crime in Chicago

In an article published today in Significance, Arizona State University professors Sherry Towers and Michael D. White examine violence in Chicago and test whether the trends are consistent with the “Ferguson effect.”

– Arizona State University (ASU)

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Former Missing Children Need Better Protection From Negative Aftermath of Publicity Appeals

A new report out today (6 April 2017) calls for better protection for former missing children and their families from the possible negative impact of publicity appeals.

– University of Portsmouth

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With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate

Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and consider attending college.

– Johns Hopkins University

the Institute of Labor Economics working paper

Impostor Feelings Fuel Negative Mental Health Outcomes for Minority Students, Study

While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Male Jumping Spiders Court Whomever, Whenever; Females Decide Who Lives, Dies

Male jumping spiders will try to mate with any female, but that lack of discretion could cost them their lives, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


State-of-Science Book Provides a Comprehensive Review of Elder Abuse Issues

Elder Abuse: Research, Practice, and Policy provides the most up-to-date information regarding elder abuse, with respect to risk/protective factors, clinical assessment and management, ethnography, practice and services, legal justice, elder court s...

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

New Book Shines Light on the Psychology of Awakening Experiences

A new book by a Leeds Beckett University academic and psychologist is the first ever full-scale psychological study of ordinary people’s experiences of ‘enlightenment’.

– Leeds Beckett University


Low-Dose Penicillin in Early Life Induces Long-Term Changes in Behaviour

The researchers report that low-dose penicillin taken late in pregnancy and in early life of mice offspring, changes behaviour and the balance of microbes in the gut. While these studies have been performed in mice, they point to popular increasing c...

– McMaster University

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6 Strategies for Resolving - and Preventing - Workplace Conflict

UVA Darden Professor Kristin Behfar uses her research to teach MBA students how to create and manage successful teams.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation


New Study Finds Political Echo Chambers in Consumption of Science

Reader preferences for liberal or conservative political books also attract them to different types of science books, according to a new study. The result supports observations that the divisiveness of politics in the United States has spread to scie...

– Computation Institute

Nature Human Behaviour

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New Tool Uses Behavioral Cues to Assess Pain in ICU Patients Who Can't Communicate

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients—including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the Internationa...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins


In Defense of Indirect Confrontation: Managing Cross-Culture Conflict

Highlights UVA Darden Professor Kristin Behfar’s research on cross-culture conflicts in the workplace and discusses the nature of indirect vs. direct confrontation.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Researcher Finds Ways to Reduce Stress in Shelter Dogs

Researcher explores behavior in dogs involved in shelter sleepover program to determine suitability for pet owners.

– Arizona State University (ASU)



More Than Half of the Racial College Completion Gap Explained by Pre-College Factors

In an analysis of Texas students, more than 60 percent of the racial gap in college completion rates can be attributed to factors that occur before college – factors that are beyond the control of many colleges and universities, finds a new study l...

– New York University

Journal of Higher Education

Educating and Strengthening the Cybersecurity Workforce

As Americans become more dependent on modern technology, the demand to protect the nation's digital infrastructure will continue to grow. In an effort to produce career-ready cybersecurity professionals and to combat cybercrime nationwide, the Califo...

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– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Four to Receive Honorary Degrees at Clarkson University This Spring

GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, CyPhy Works CTO & Founder Helen Greiner, Northwestern University Prof. Jan D. Achenbach, and Ravenwood Golf Club Managing Partner David Reh will speak at commencement and be awarded honorary degrees by Clarkson Un...

– Clarkson University

High-Schooler Solves College-Level Security Puzzle From Argonne, Sparks Interest in Career

15-year-old Jocelyn Murray and her classmates solved a series of college-level cyber puzzles. This weekend they had a front row seat to watch college-level competitors who are older and more experienced defend their networks from constant attack.

– Argonne National Laboratory


California State University Flips for Student Success

Removing roadblocks to student success through course redesign

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.

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– South Dakota State University


A 'Game-Changing' Election and the Likely Path Forward for Investors

Nick Sargen, an economist and Darden lecturer, discusses the U.S. investing landscape post-presidential election and four key issues investors will be watching.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Pop Culture


Has Music Streaming Killed the Instrumental Intro?

Remember those drawn-out, dramatic intros into the pop power ballads of the 80s? They’re all but gone in today’s chart toppers, according to new research, and listeners’ short attention spans may be to blame.

– Ohio State University

Law and Public Policy


Who Kills a Child?

The neuropsychological profiles of murderers who solely kill children differ significantly from the profiles of those who kill children and adults in the same homicidal act, according to a new study. Murderers of children are impulsive, have lower in...

– Northwestern University

Criminal Justice and Behavior

Law Professor Part of Effort to Improve International Arbitration Cases

Christopher Drahozal, a KU law professor, is helping lead an effort to improve international arbitration cases, which hold billions of dollars and government regulations in the balance. He's doing so by making more information available on people who...

– University of Kansas


What Will Congress Do? PredictGov Has a Pretty Good Idea

Users can look up any pending bill on PredictGov or find predictions through its partner, legislation tracker GovTrack, which now includes a “prognosis” line in its overview of each bill.

– Vanderbilt University


UNH Research Finds Involuntary Part-Time Employment Remains High

Although unemployment overall has returned to its pre-recession level, involuntary part-time employment is still above its pre-recession level, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshir...

– University of New Hampshire

Keeping the Code: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Police, Court Decisions

The researchers found that individuals were more likely to be arrested and convicted when they adopted the code of the street or lived in areas where this belief system was more entrenched in the community.

– Florida State University

Tulane University Experts on Judge Gorsuch Vote, Russian Subway Explosion, Trump Tax Reform Efforts and Brexit.

The following Tulane University experts are available to discuss the Russian subway explosion in Saint Petersburg, the Senate vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform as well as ong...

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– Tulane University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Young Researchers Head to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Science

Young scientists from colleges and universities across the United States will arrive on Capitol Hill on Thursday to talk with senators and representatives about the value of biomedical research.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

LifeWire Announcements

New Website Launched to Promote Dietary Supplement Safety Awareness for DoD Personnel

Healthcare providers, commanders, and military service members looking for information on dietary supplements can now find evidence-based answers on a new Department of Defense (DoD) program website.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

University of North Florida Joins Competitive Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate Consortium

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate has accepted UNF among its 22 new graduate schools of education as members into the consortium. UNF joins over 100 schools of education across the country in the important work of redesigning profession...

– University of North Florida

Harvard Medical School Announces 2017 Media Fellows

Harvard Medical School to host top journalists for educational fellowships

– Harvard Medical School

Graduate Student Researching Parents and Children Facing Adversity Earns Doris Duke Fellowship

In addition to $30,000 to support completion of her dissertation and related research, Bridget Cho will have the opportunity to participate in a peer-learning network of fellows, their academic and policy mentors, expert researchers and policymakers....

– University of Kansas

Kennesaw State Ranked Among Top 50 Schools for Game Design

Computer Game Design and Development program cited for strong academics, facilities.

– Kennesaw State University

‘Open Engagement’ Conference Highlights Art, Social Justice

The University of Illinois at Chicago is co-sponsoring "Open Engagement 2017 - Justice" conference.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

IU's Kelley School Establishing Personal Leadership Center to Coach Business Professionals

Individualized coaching is a key part of graduate and undergraduate degree programs at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. But with the establishment of a new leadership center, the Kelley School will offer personalized executive coachi...

– Indiana University

Dr. Jonathan Forsberg, Navy Orthopaedic Oncologist, to Receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Navy Commander (Dr.) Jonathan A. Forsberg, professor and director of the DOD Osseointegration Program and Musculoskeletal Oncology in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (USU-WRNMMC) D...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Wichita State University Professor, Students Continue Research on Archaeological Discovery

Donald Blakeslee, professor of archaeology at Wichita State University, presented in March at the annual conference of the Society for American Archaeology discussing recent archaeological evidence that shows a thriving ancestral Wichita Indian town ...

– Wichita State University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Join STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, has been selected for induction to the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honor acknowledges nurses who have a...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Stony Brook to Confer Honorary Degree to Actor & Philanthropist, Michael J. Fox

Among the five to whom Stony Brook University will confer an honorary degree at its 2017 commencement ceremony is actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox.

– Stony Brook University

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Olin Professor Lynn Andrea Stein Named American Council on Education Fellow

Olin College of Engineering Professor Lynn Andrea Stein, Ph.D., who also serves as special advisor to the provost, was one of only 46 people selected nationally from nominations by college and university presidents or chancellors as a 2017-18 ACE fel...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Joe Biden Is Back at His Alma Mater

After launching a public policy institute last month at the University of Delaware, former vice president Joe Biden returns to his alma matter for a public celebration on Friday, April 7, at noon. The event will include remarks from Biden, UD Preside...

– University of Delaware

Missouri S&T Students Host 24-Hour Artificial Intelligence Coding Competition

Sleep will be at a premium this weekend at Missouri University of Science and Technology as a computer science student group hosts a 24-hour artificial intelligence coding competition.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology





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