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Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Nurse-Cheerleader Always on Her Game

NFL squad leader keeps spirits up in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and on pro football sidelines

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Who is the Real Indiana Jones?

Iconic movie character helps make professor’s book about 200-year history of Western archeological finds accessible.

– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety

People showing high levels of extraversion and conscientiousness may have protection against depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Research in Personality

Using Dance to Build a Community

In early 2017, Courtney Kalaher formed the Out Loud Dance Studio in Houston. Twice each week, students in the area come together to laugh, play and express themselves through movement.

– Texas A&M University

APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologi...

Expert Available

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Leave a Buffer for Your Bumper: Study Contradicts Practice of Traffic Light Tailgating

Traditional thinking says the closer a car is to a traffic light and the car in front of it, the more likely that car will be to pass through the intersection before the light turns red again. Thanks to new research by Virginia Tech, drivers now have...

– Virginia Tech

New Journal of Physics, Volume 19, November 2017

New UCI Study Reveals How Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight


– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Journal of Interactive Marketing, November 2017

Why Do Men Have Unwanted Sex? It’s Not Just Gender Expectations, New Research Finds

Men have unwanted sex with women in order to conform to gender expectations and to avoid uncomfortable interactions finds new research by a New York University sociologist.

– New York University

Social Forces

Queen’s Academics Find That the 1998 Good Friday Agreement Is at Risk Due to Brexit

Academic experts from Queen’s University Belfast are presenting a report in Brussels today (Tuesday 28 November) which has found that Brexit poses deep risks for the 1998 Agreement that is the foundation of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

– Queen's University Belfast

​Sometimes, It Pays for the Boss to Be Humble

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s good to be humble when you’re the boss – as long as that’s what your employees expect.Researchers studying workplaces in China found that some real-life teams showed more creativity if the employees rated their bosses ...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Applied Psychology

She Changed Her Own Life, Now She’s Helping Other Women Change Theirs

Nasreen Shekh escaped a life of subservience and squalor in her village in southern Nepal to chart her own course as a social entrepreneur in Kathmandu

– Dominican University


White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns

White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence a...

– Baylor University

Social Problems

Some Men Confuse Sexual Interest with Consent Regardless of the Situation, New Study Shows

Some men tend to confuse sexual interest with consent, regardless of the situation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Nov-2017

How Much Should a Victim Be Compensated for Emotional Suffering?

When assessing total compensation for a victim, the presence of a small economic loss “crowds out” the presence of an emotional loss, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Christopher Hsee an...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Social Media, Powerful Tool to Address Health Issues

Social media is a powerful tool that can help people facing health challenges, such as Native Americans on kidney dialysis.

– South Dakota State University



Video Highlights from the 2017 UVA Investing Conference

The 10th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference brought together investors, academics, financial analysts, executives and economists to explore the current economic and political landscape and identify investing opportunities and strategi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video

3 Keys to Project Management: Lessons From the 21st Century Battlefield

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Josh Sims (EMBA Class of 2018), an Army veteran, discuss three essentials of project management, with examples from Sims’ time in Afghanistan.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What’s the Real Purpose of Annual Employee Reviews?

When Darden did away with the traditional annual performance review system, it took an employee-centric approach to develop something new. This piece by Lisa Cannell discusses how the School came to the iterative, customized feedback process it uses ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Toys for Tiny Engineers

University of Delaware's K-12 STEM education expert recommends holiday gifts based on a few of the National Academy of Engineering’s “Grand Challenges” for the future.

– University of Delaware

Pop Culture


Researchers Trained Neural Networks to Be Fashion Designers (Sort Of)

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Adobe Research have demonstrated how artificial intelligence and neural networks could one day create custom apparel designs to help retailers and apparel makers sell clothing to consumers b...

– University of California San Diego


Law and Public Policy


Tobacco Control Viewed Through the Lens of Moral Psychology

Perspective of moral psychology helps inform why tobacco control debates are often so vitriolic and yet so often based on limited science, Lynn Kozlowski writes in new paper.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Dec-2017

Broader Gun Restrictions Lead to Fewer Intimate Partner Homicides

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

– Michigan State University

American Journal of Epidemiology, Nov. 29, 2017

Law School Podcast: Trump and the Presidency

In the 16th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez talks to former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston JD ’78 and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newt Minow JD ’50...

– Northwestern University


WVU Chief Economist: Opioid Crisis Has Cost West Virginia Nearly $1 Billion

West Virginia University’s chief economist said the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the U.S. has come with a hefty price tag, causing a void in this state’s economy of nearly $1 billion.

Expert Available

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET

Research: Proposed GOP Tax Plan Could Cost California Taxpayers $38B

A third of Californians would face a substantial tax hike under the proposed GOP tax plan, which would also hurt the housing market, according to an analysis by Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Study: Police Body-Worn Cameras Reduce Reports of Misconduct, Use of Force

A new study on the effects of body-worn cameras on police officers concluded that the technology is associated with significant reductions in complaints of police misconduct and police use of force incidents. The study, conducted by UNLV’s Center f...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


New Study Shows Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Is Working

Study shows kids are not only eating healthier food, but in some cases, school-meal participation increased.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

American Journal of Public Health, Nov-2017

LifeWire Announcements

Research to Relieve Stress of Police Officers Expands

A new study could bring a better scientific understanding of the unique stressors facing police officers. Expanding on a pilot study, the new project delves deeper into the effectiveness of an eight-week mindfulness-based program on police well-being...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison


'Library Journal' Names Salisbury University's Guerrieri Academic Commons Among 'Uncommon Common Spaces'

Salisbury University’s award-winning Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC) is a little … uncommon. And that’s a good thing. Library Journal recently highlighted the facility among three “Uncommon Common Spaces” in its annual “Year ...

– Salisbury University

Transformation of Combat Casualty Care, Advances in Military Healthcare Focus of New Book

Advances in medicine that dramatically improved warfighter survival and recovery in America’s most recent wars are the focus of a new book, “Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan,” j...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)





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