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Monday, December 4, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


From Medical Discovery to Food and Fine Arts, Italian-American Contributions Celebrated at Annual Foundation Conference

At this year’s 42nd annual NIAF Gala Weekend at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C., all aspects of Italian heritage were celebrated, including food, the fine arts, and scientific discovery. The weekend’s events included the medica...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)


What Gives Poetry Its Aesthetic Appeal? New Research Has Well-Versed Answer

New psychology research points to the factors that explain why we find particular poems aesthetically pleasing—results that enhance our understanding of “why we like what we like.”

– New York University

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts

Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2017 at 15:00 ET

UT Austin Professors Discover Copy of Jesus’ Secret Revelations to His Brother

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Do You Know These 5 Ways to Protect Your Credit?

As you start your holiday shopping, San Diego State cybersecurity expert Dr. Steven Andrés offers his best advice on safeguarding your money and your identity.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Professor Authors Textbook Examining the Psychology of Happiness

How do you define happiness? Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, has taken a critical look at that question in his recently published textbook titled “The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological...

Expert Available

– State University of New York at Geneseo


Helping Young Adults Talk About Decision to Abstain, Delay Sex

A new study looks at how college students initiate conversations about abstaining from or delaying sex. At a time of greater awareness about sexual assault, ISU's Tina Coffelt says it is important to help students navigate these conversations.

– Iowa State University

Western Journal of Communication

Researchers Find Link Between Excessive Screen Time and Suicide Risk

A new study concludes excessive time on electronic devices is linked to a higher risk of depression and suicide among teenagers, especially girls.

– Florida State University

Clinical Psychological Science

Pop Culture


Olympic Sports Federations Get 'D' for Self-Governance

A first-of its kind report card for the organizations charged with supporting Olympic sports down to the youth level found much need for improvement in transparency, democratic processes and checks and balances.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Law and Public Policy


The Unexpected Way International Business Influences U.S. Politics

Corporations in different industries tend to donate to the same political candidates when their board members serve on the boards of international companies, too.

– Vanderbilt University

American Journal of Sociology; 1131204


Priority Rule for Living Organ Donors Should Include Post-Pledge Waiting Period to Ensure Quality of Supply Isn’t Compromised, Johns Hopkins Researcher Says

Researchers argue that the “donor-priority rule” might create unintended consequences because it provides a stronger incentive to individuals who are more likely to seek a transplant in the future. The supply might increase, but at the risk of po...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


People with Disabilities More Likely to Be Arrested

People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.

– Cornell University

American Journal of Public Health

LifeWire Announcements

Memory of Jane Addams Celebrated with Archives, Tour at UIC

‘Mother of social work’ was first American woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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