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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Library Collection Highlights Decades of Social Justice by Quaker Group

American Friends Service Committee has donated years of archives from its time in the Chicago region.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Settin...

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– Baylor University


All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal

Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would, warned a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Marketing Research (forthcoming)

5 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions At The Holiday Table

UNLV Couple and Family Therapy program director offers strategies for when requests to pass the gravy escalate into debates on passing tax and immigration reform.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Workplace Sexual Harassment 'a Chronic Problem,' Says APA President

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive, chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to the president of the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Military Medical Officers Save Woman’s Life on Veterans Day

Swift action by two Army medical department officers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences saved the life of a Texas woman who went into cardiac arrest on Veterans Day.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Leave Family Feuds Off Your Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular times of the year for family reunions, but the stress of travel, preparations and today’s polarized political climate can turn up the heat on family arguments, leaving a bad taste long after the pleasant arom...

– Rowan University

New Therapy Lessens Impact of Mistreatment at a Young Age

Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age.

– University of Delaware



Celeb Chefs to Judge “Go with Grains” Recipe Contest for High School Chefs in Underserved Communities

High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs will face a challenge from the nationwide 2018 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. The challenge: create an innovat...

– Monday Campaigns


What Nurses Need to Know: Pain Research

Johns Hopkins Nursing researcher Janiece Taylor lets frustration drive her instead of holding her back. She has learned that it doesn't hurt to try something new.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

STEM on Wheels: Bringing Inspiration, Innovation and Creativity to Students

CSU Dominguez Hills’ four new mobile Fab Labs are making science relevant and fun for students of all ages — and delivering unique STEM experiences straight to local classrooms.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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CSU Campuses are Top Performers in Sustainable Campus Index

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a national nonprofit that empowers higher education institutions worldwide to lead the sustainability movement, has included several California State University campus...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of Quality Early Childhood Education Through High School

Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with pee...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

Law and Public Policy


University of Utah Researcher: Consumer Protection From Predatory Lending at-Risk if Financial Choice Act of 2017 Becomes Law

New analysis by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson paints bleak picture of consumer protection options if Financial Choice Act of 2017 becomes law

– University of Utah

Consumer Finance Law Quarterly


New Research: Americans Overwhelmingly Want Foreign Policy Supporting Gender Equality

Most Americans strongly support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes global gender equality, according to a new survey by researchers at Tufts University. The survey also found that Americans’ support for the advancement of women and girls remains h...

– Tufts University

Colombian Peace Agreement Progressing Steadily, Says Kroc Institute Report

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies report highlights significant progress in achieving short-term goals of a bilateral ceasefire, surrender of weapons and creation of institutional and legal mechanisms for...

– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

LifeWire Announcements

UIC Filmmakers Honored with Awards to Fund New Films

Awards will fund two films by UIC professors, one by Jennifer Reeder and the other by Deborah Stratman.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities. There are currently 35 additional top universities in the co...

– University of California San Diego

Sac State's Efforts to Stay Green Again Honored with Gold

Sacramento State has been named one of the world’s most sustainable campuses for the second consecutive year.

– California State University, Sacramento

Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto...

– Amherst College

Texas Tech University Formalizes Agreement With Amarillo College

Texas Tech University and Amarillo College signed an institution-to-institution memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (Nov. 16) to enable the success of community college transfer students. The need for the MOU arose from a meeting between Texas Te...

– Texas Tech University

KU Grant to Examine Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Youth Violence in KC

A four-year, $1.7 million U.S. Health & Human Services grant will examine the effect of the combined support of multiple organizations and agencies on the same group of youth to prevent violence in Kansas City, Kansas.

– University of Kansas, Life Span Institute


UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, the University of California San Diego—one of the world’s greatest producers of technology, medical innovations and scientific k...

– University of California San Diego

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