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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Science News


Equality Isn’t Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food a...

– Newswise

Live virtual press briefing - register here to attend


How Do People Decide: Should I Go, Stay, Drink?

Many studies of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) use tasks that involve monetary rewards or losses to examine individual decision-making vis-à-vis alcohol and other substance use. Yet drinking typically occurs in specific social and incentive contexts t...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 25-Jul-2017 at 17:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


More Than 50 Nations, 40 Languages Represented at Gonzaga University's 19th Summer Language Program

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 300 Spokane-area immigrant and refugee learners from preschool through age 80 representing over 50 countries and speaking more than 40 languages are taking part in Gonzaga University’s 19th annual Summer Language Program on ...

– Gonzaga University

‘Root Map’ Transcends Mohawk, US, Canada Borders to Connect Cultures

A new play about borders has found an unusual way to transcend them: by integrating local experiences in each new place it is performed. When it travels Aug. 26 to Akwesasne, the Mohawk Nation territory divided by the U.S. – Canada border, the scri...

– Cornell University


Smithsonian Snapshot: 1967 and the Summer of Love

June 1967 marked the beginning of the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco. The city’s zeitgeist was defined by its psychedelic art and music, and the Monterrey Pop Festival embodied that. Legendary performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and T...

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Women and Men Report Similar Levels of Work-Family Conflicts

WASHINGTON -- Contrary to public perception and many media accounts, women and men report similar levels of work-family conflicts, both in the form of work interfering with family and family interfering with work, according to research published by t...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Applied Psychology

Embargo expired on 27-Jul-2017 at 09:00 ET

Infants Know What We Like Best, WashU Study Finds

Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is most likely to do next, suggests new research in the journal ...

– Washington University in St. Louis



Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Help You Control Emotions

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk – the way people normally talk to themse...

– Michigan State University


Study Indicates Public Investment Pays Off in Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety

A new study of pedestrian and bicycle travel suggests investment in infrastructure and policies to encourage walking and biking is correlated with lower rates of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. The work by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Accident Analysis & Prevention, Sep-2017


Pattern of Marijuana Use During Adolescence May Impact Psychosocial Outcomes in Adulthood

A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Addiction; R01 DA026222, GRFP DGE-1247842

Embargo expired on 25-Jul-2017 at 00:05 ET

Study Explains Link Between Academic Performance and Violence

A lack of variation in the stress hormone cortisol from morning to evening is tied to a wide range of negative health conditions, including inflammation and immune system dysfunction, new Northwestern University research suggests. In the first compre...

– Northwestern University

Child Development

Embargo expired on 25-Jul-2017 at 00:05 ET

Mind-Body Therapies Immediately Reduce Unmanageable Pain in Hospital Patients, New Study Finds

After participating in a single, 15-minute session of one of these mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects ...

– University of Utah

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest

Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sociologist Available to Discuss Government Leaks and Policy within the Media

The ASA has a sociologist available to discuss how leaks of classified information shape policy discourse.

Expert Available

– American Sociological Association (ASA)


Fearing Surveillance, Dads with a Record Avoid Kids’ Schools

A Cornell University sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why kids with fathers who have spent time behind bars, have worse educational outcomes – and strong, lasting, negative consequenc...

– Cornell University

American Sociological Review

New Reports Provide Insights Into Role of Comedy in Social Change

Politics and comedy. Although the two seem like night and day, comedy has proven itself as a powerful tool, prompting people to take action. An expert at American University is available to discuss the intersection between comedy and social justice, ...

Expert Available

– American University



From Volunteer to Decision-Maker: How Parents Can Play a Greater Role in Schools

Schools tend to offer parents opportunities to volunteer that not only reinforce the top-down power structure of schools, but also cater to mostly white, privileged families, maintaining the institutionalized racism that marginalizes low-income famil...

– University of Washington

Peabody Journal of Education

includes video

Moving WIU Forward

For nearly 118 years, Western Illinois University, which started as Western Illinois State Normal School, has been a vital partner in west-central Illinois and across the globe. In spite of the ever-increasing challenges facing public higher educati...

– Western Illinois University

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

In this Q&A, Baylor University’s Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction and an expert on civics education and leadership theory, discusses the importance of investing in student leaders and how parents and teachers...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


When Should the Police Use Confrontational Tactics?

In a newly published article, Northwestern University economist Charles F. Manski and his co-author, Carnegie Mellon University criminologist Daniel S. Nagin, outline a “formal model of optimal policing” that can be used to resolve tensions betwe...

– Northwestern University


Selfish Motives, Not Fairness, the Best Message for Criminal Justice Advocacy Groups

Advocacy groups and activists should appeal to self-interests if they want to obtain public support for criminal justice reform, according to a new study.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Announcements

FAU and U.S. Southern Command Team Up for Science, Technology and Education Initiatives

SOUTHCOM, located in Miami, Fla. and responsible for military operations within South and Central America as well as the Caribbean, will work with FAU to pursue mutual objectives in humanitarian assistance and disaster response, international develop...

– Florida Atlantic University

Greta Van Susteren named a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy announced that Greta Van Susteren will join the center as a non-resident senior fellow.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Institutional Partners Announced for CUR Transformations Project

CUR announces the 12 higher education institutions selected for its Transformations Project (funded by the National Science Foundation)

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Wayne State Receives $2.9 Million NSF Research Traineeship Grant

On July 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation announced awards totaling $51 million to 17 projects that will develop and implement bold, new and potentially transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering and math...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Science Foundation, 1735038

APA Questions Announcement to Bar Transgender People From U.S. Military

The American Psychological Association questioned President Trump’s announced ban on transgender people serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, a reversal of the previous administration’s decision to allow transgender military personn...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

UWM Alumni Association names 2017 Alumni Award winners

Twenty-five individual awardees and two corporate partners will receive "Alumni of the year" honors from the UWM Alumni Association at an evening ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

APA Again Urges Senate Defeat of 'Repeal and Replace' Bills

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization called on the Senate today to defeat any health care legislation that results in fewer Americans having health insurance.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

The Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd Annual BioPolicy Summit: Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation

The Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd annual BioPolicy Summit: Improving reproducibility of research through digital tools, technologies and laboratory automation is scheduled October 16, 2017, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

High School Students Get Peek at Medical School Life

A group of 22 Massachusetts high school students is at Tufts University School of Medicine for five weeks to take part in the Teachers and High School Students program, an annual summer program providing students interested in the health professions ...

– Tufts University

UIC Open House 2017 All-Access Pass

UIC Open House on Sept. 16 to feature more than 100 sessions as well as financial aid information and family-friendly events.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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