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Monday, March 19, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Poll: Social Media Makes It Both Easier and More Challenging to Parents of Tweens

As children hit the “tween” stage, parents may struggle balancing the need for independence with appropriate supervision – and social media has changed the ground rules.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 19-Mar-2018 at 00:00 ET

National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives

When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural reso...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Multiple Screen Use Affects Snack Choices

Using multiple screen devices simultaneously while snacking may influence food choices, according to a new Michigan State University study. Specifically, when people engage in media multitasking that makes them feel good, they're more prone to eat he...

– Michigan State University

Computers in Human Behavior

Politics Is Not the Primary Reason People Are Leaving Churches, Study Suggests

Extreme political views might be driving some people away from churches, but the actual number of departing parishioners is not that large and those who do leave the pews are mostly marginally involved with the institution, according to a new study c...

– University at Buffalo


Altering Songbird Brain Provides Insight Into Human Behavior

A study from UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute demonstrates that a bird's song can be altered -- to the syllable -- by activating and deactivating a neuronal pathway responsible for helping the brain determine whether a vocalizati...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 12:00 ET

Queen’s Researcher Develops Interactive Map Which Shows How the Irish Potato Famine Transformed Ireland

A researcher from Queen’s University Belfast has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great Irish Famine had on the population during the nineteenth century.

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 20:05 ET

How Cash Can Promote Tropical Forest Conservation

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Nature Sustainability

Social and Demographic Factors Linked to Charitable Giving in Recent Study

Research investigates how social connectedness influences charitable giving, which could help philanthropies target donors more effectively

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Dec. 2017



ACI: Packets Up! = Accident Prevention

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has a simple reminder for parents and caregivers: “Packets Up! is accident prevention.” PACKETS UP! is ACI’s consumer safety initiative to help reduce the number of accidents related to liquid laundry pa...

– American Cleaning Institute

Sonoma State University's MBA in Wine Business is a Rarity

The MBA and EMBA in Wine Business programs in Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics are the only of their kind. Recent alumni share how it has advanced their careers in one of California’s most profitable markets.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Fisheries Conservation, Bornean Orangutans, Female Birds Prefer Smart Males, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

URI Police Train Community to Respond to Active Shooter

The "civilian" training sessions had been in the works long before the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in February. University police already provide active shooter training for a number of municipal police departments and other universities.

– University of Rhode Island

LifeWire Announcements

Aldon Morris to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Research, Mentoring Efforts

Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, is the winner of the 2018 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship o...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Author Illustrates Complex Politics of the International Rule of Law

Curious about the idea that international law is good medicine for bad policies, Ian Hurd examines how and why governments use and manipulate international law in foreign policy.

– Northwestern University

Cornell to Collaborate with Vingroup to Establish VinUniversity in Hanoi, Vietnam

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University announced plans March 13 to collaborate with Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest property developer, in establishing a world-class teaching and research institution, VinUniversity. The campus for this private, nonprofit ...

– Cornell University

UIC Library of the Health Sciences Receives Medical Library Association Award

UIC library system lauded by Medical Library Association

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Stony Brook University Receives Prestigious Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

Stony Brook University has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the award recognizes outstanding inno...

– Stony Brook University

University of Redlands Honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA Recognition

The University of Redlands, a private liberal arts university in Southern California, has received the 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management and for engaging staff and ...

– University of Redlands





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