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Monday, May 22, 2017

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Study Reveals Recommendations for Certifying Emotional Support Animals

Little consensus exists when it comes to the certification of “emotional support animals” (ESAs). These animals usually have little or no specific training, which poses a challenge for mental health professionals who are asked to certify them. No...

– University of Missouri Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About

A recent analysis of research into how so-called “sexting” may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity – but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, May 2017


Study on How Rats Process Smell May Address Issue of Experiment Reproducibility

University of Chicago researchers in a new paper look to resolve a 15-year-old scientific dispute about how rats process odors. What they found not only settles that argument, it suggests an explanation for the much written-about replication crisis. ...

– University of Chicago

Helping Transgender Women Find Their Voice

Our voices are like oral fingerprints, but for those who are transgender, the voice one is born with it may no longer match their identity.

– University of Rhode Island

Narcissism: Signs and Symptoms

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a gorgeous hunter, born of a river god and a nymph. However, he was prideful and too caught up in his looks. One day while hunting, a nymph named Echo was enamored with him and approached him, but Narcissus rudely pu...

– Texas AArrayM University


Psychiatry’s Dr. David Rosenberg Talks Child and Adolescent Internet Addiction on TV’s ‘20/20’

“Internet addiction in children and adolescents is a growing problem and part of our culture. The internet is a wonderful servant, but a cruel and crippling master,” Dr. Rosenberg said. “There is some debate in the field about whether internet ...

– Children's Hospital of Michigan



Teacher Racial Bias Matters More for Students of Color

English and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students’ grades and academic expectations, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Developm...

– New York University

FAU Study Says Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated University Environments

Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study of faculty at colleges of business led by a professor at Flo...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Management

Law and Public Policy


Trump Budget Could Be a Climate Cooker

A new white paper estimates the climate impacts of the budget request President Trump is expected to make on May 23. Analyzing Trump’s Budget Blueprint, the study finds the changes in federal spending would produce 1.8 million metric tons of additi...

– University of Vermont


Study: Living in a State with Weak Gun Laws Could Increase Risk of Being Shot by Police

A new study finds that citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement compared to those living in states with the strongest gun laws.

– Academy Communications

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 18-May-2017 at 16:00 ET

2017 Pain Will Lead to 2018 Tax Cut Gain for Middle Class

After a tax cut for the middle class by the end of 2017, expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth above 2 percent in 2018 and 2019, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson Colle...

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Academy Applauds Senate Finance’s Extension, Expansion of Independence at Home Demonstration & Support for Nationwide Expansion

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds the Senate Finance Committee for passage of legislation, this week, that includes extension and expansion of the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration through the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

LifeWire Announcements

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2017 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Civil War, Local Law Enforcement, and Public Education

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2017 Reporting Award: May Jeong, a magazine writer who has covered the war in Afghanistan; Ashley Powers, a freelance magazine journalist who has written about anti-gover...

– New York University

414 Students Participate in 2017 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, graduated 414 students with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees on Saturday, May 13, outdoors on the campus’ Townhouse Green.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

IMSA Student Announced Winner of Inaugural ‘The Next Launch’ Business Pitch Competition

Ayan Agarwal, an Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy student and Hinsdale native, won first prize at the first-ever regional business pitch competition , “The Next Launch,” on Wednesday, May 17.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Pacific University (Ore.) Names Narcedalia Rodriguez Equity Diversity Inclusion Officer

Pacific University Names Narcedalia Rodriguez Equity Diversity Inclusion Officer

– Pacific University (Ore.)

Mannequin Enhances Training and Accessibility for TSA Officers

PATT will contain a “sensored” layer capable of measuring the amount of pressure applied to various areas of the mannequin during a standardized pat-down procedure.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rush University to Celebrate 45th Commencement

Rush University will recognize more than 800 graduating students at its 45th commencement ceremony Thursday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago).

– Rush University Medical Center

NYIT Salutes the Class of 2017 at 56th Commencement

New York Institute of Technology celebrated its 56th commencement, a global event saluting 3,036 graduates from throughout the United States and 62 countries.

– New York Institute of Technology

Award-Winning Producer/Director Urges Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Push Back on that Narrow Road’

At Ithaca College's 122nd Commencement, producer/director Bill D'Elia told graduates not to let life constrict their choices. He drew lessons from his own career path, which took him from working at an ad agency to producing and directing award-winni...

– Ithaca College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates Urged to Embrace Change at 211th Commencement

Describing the dizzying pace of technological innovation, former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit” at the 211th Commence...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Laureate and First Female President of an African Nation, to Deliver Commencement Address at Babson College

Babson College announces that Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will deliver the Commencement address to undergraduate students and graduate students during ceremonies on the Wellesley campus on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

– Babson College

Helen Mirren, Branford Marsalis, Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash Highlight Tulane University's 2017 Commencement

More than 2,800 Tulane graduates, their families and friends will celebrate Tulane University’s 2017 Commencement at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

– Tulane University

Northwestern Nurse Among First Casualties in WWI

Northwestern University Libraries is holding a centennial celebration and wreath laying ceremony to remember nurse Helen Burnett Wood, whose death was among the first affiliated with an American unit in World War I, on Saturday, May 20.

– Northwestern University

Stony Brook University Celebrates 57th Commencement Ceremony

Words of encouragement, wisdom and sage advice prevailed from all who addressed the class of 2017 during the 57th Commencement Ceremony at Stony Brook University today, including honorary degree recipients Michael J. Fox and Jonathan Oringer, Stony ...

– Stony Brook University





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