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Monday, October 16, 2017

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Arts and Humanities

13-Oct-2017


“New Children of Israel”

In his new book available today, “New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization,” Nathan Devir, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, explores the next defining moment for the Jewish peo...

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– University of Utah

Social and Behavioral Sciences

16-Oct-2017


Giving a Voice to Mental Illness

A unique group at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care empowers people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health conditions

– Rutgers University

12-Oct-2017


Using Facebook Data as a Real-Time Census

A study by the University of Washington is believed to be the first to demonstrate how present-day migration statistics can be obtained by compiling the same data that advertisers use to target their audience on Facebook, and by combining that source...

– University of Washington

Population and Development Review


Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support, research...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Maternal & Child Nutrition


Researchers Find Dads Often Having Fun While Moms Work Around the House

Researchers from Ohio State and UNC Charlotte found that three months after the birth of their first child, on days when couples were not working, men were most often relaxing while women did housework or child care.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sex Roles


Mental Health Initiative at University of Rhode Island About Keeping Each Other Well

rovides participants with mental health literacy on more common illnesses such as During a daylong training, the program provides participants with mental health literacy on anxiety, depression and substance abuse, while also educating them about bip...

– University of Rhode Island

Education

12-Oct-2017


Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of scholars evaluated the outcomes of Achieve 225, a program designed to promote physical activity and nutrition in schools.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Law and Public Policy

12-Oct-2017


Multiracial Identity Development: Illuminating Influential Factor

The goals of this article are to illuminate the historical context and shifting trends surrounding multiracial individuals in America, and to share research findings on factors that influence racial identity development. Recommendations to support mu...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Statement of American Psychological Association in Response to Trump Order to Halt Vital Health Insurance Subsidies

President Trump’s announcement that he is halting subsidy payments to insurers offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act threatens to significantly disrupt or end health coverage for millions of Americans by destabilizing the individual healt...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Statement of American Psychological Association President in Response to President's Executive Order to Override State Health Insurance Protections, Affordable Care Act Rules

Following is the statement of Antonio E. Puente, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, in response to the president’s executive order to allow trade associations and other groups to offer their own health plans, threatening to d...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements


Temple University Socks Another Record

After collecting thousands of socks, Temple University officially holds the Guinness World Record for the largest sock drive in eight hours at a single location

– Temple University

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Four Northwestern Films Compete at Chicago International Film Festival

Northwestern University’s film prowess will be on display at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival as two documentaries and two feature films are screened. Three faculty members and one alumna from the Department of Radio/TV/Film (RTF) of No...

– Northwestern University


University of Rhode Island Faculty to Receive Institute of Coaching’s Excellence Award

A University of Rhode Island psychology professor internationally renowned for his pioneering work in behavior change, along with his wife and research partner, will receive the Institute of Coaching’s Vision of Scientific Excellence in Coaching aw...

– University of Rhode Island


University of Rhode Island Professor Wins National Mentoring Award in Gerontology

Clark has also specialized in narrative gerontology, which focuses on a patient’s entire life — not just his or her health — and health care policy and ethics. As an educator first, however, teaching and mentoring are among his top priorities, ...

– University of Rhode Island


University of Redlands Alumnus Named California Teacher of the Year 2017

This week, Dr. Brian McDaniel '11 was named a California Teacher of the Year—one of only five to receive the designation this year—and will be nominated by the state for the National Teacher of the Year award.

– University of Redlands

LifeWire Higher Education Events


WVU Energy Conference to Address State’s Economic Opportunities

West Virginia University will look at the state’s emerging energy economy through industry experts, public policy organizations, environmental groups and academic institutions at the sixth annual National Energy Conference Oct. 20.

– West Virginia University

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