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Monday, June 11, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Are You Really You When You're Hungry?

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on “hangry”? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and envir...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET

Criticism From Parents Affects How Children’s Brains Respond to Emotional Information

Children of highly critical parents show less attention to emotional facial expressions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, May-2018

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Anorexia or Teenage Quirks? 5 Warning Signs of Food and Body Issues

It's not unusual for teens to skip breakfast or announce, "I'm trying to be more healthy." And so unhealthy food-related behaviors can fly under parents' radar. Here are the signs to look for:

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


High Food Insecurity Found in a Sample of Adults on Probation in Rhode Island

A new study led by public health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine reports significant food insecurity for adults on probation in Rhode Island. Nearly three-quarters of the participants experienced food insecurity over a 30-day perio...

– Tufts University

PLOS ONE, June-2018; R25DA037190; P30DK046200; P30AI042853

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2018 at 14:00 ET

Are Birth Mothers Satisfied with Their Decisions to Place Children for Adoption? Time Will Tell, Study Says

There is consensus among adoption researchers that for many birth mothers the experience of placing their children for adoption brings feelings of grief, loss, shame, guilt, remorse and isolation. Any level of satisfaction (or lack thereof) in such a...

– Baylor University

Families in Society


Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how those...

– Tufts University

Food Policy, June-2018

Former UVA Darden Professor’s Battle With Parkinson’s Leads to Inspirational Book

Highlights former Professor Robert Spekman’s book, My Journey with Parkinson’s Disease, which chronicles his fight with Parkinson’s disease

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business



Practicing medicine is in the blood for McGovern Medical School graduate

When budding doctor Rebecca Thompson graduated from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) May 18, she furthered a four-generation-strong family legacy.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Alumni Association's Outstanding Senior 'Raps' Up The Year

Fellow graduates and their families heard Rachel Herzog at commencement, when the multiple award-winning scholar took a risk and rapped a portion of her speech. Many more will watch her rap on social media. She ended the show-stopping rhyme at the po...

– California State University, Fullerton

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Helping high school ag, science teachers integrate research into curriculum

High school science and agriculture teachers are gettting Ideas for new curriculum units and the chance to network with university professors and other teachers through iLEARN.

– South Dakota State University

Bigger, Faster, Better: CSU Campuses Boost Internet Connectivity

Upgrading nine campus networks to 100 gigs means a more robust internet infrastructure to support students, faculty and research.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


“One of the Most Rewarding Experiences in My Life”

After learning how to incorporate documentary filmmaking into his teaching, Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez worked with students in his “Puerto Rico: Diaspora Nation” course to conduct oral histories of Puerto Ricans in nearby Holyoke, Mass.

– Amherst College

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Campus Garden Promotes Sustainable Food Practices

Students in Gonzaga University’s Collegiate DECA Club kicked off the growing season recently in the GU Campus Garden, planting a variety of vegetables and learning to grow food using sustainable practices. Through their efforts, students learn the ...

– Gonzaga University

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Lab Research Focuses Undergraduates’Career Options and Boosts Job Prospects

Two Florida State University students prepare to present research findings at the National Fire Protection Association's annual conference in Las Vegas next week, a rare opportunity for undergraduates.

– Florida State University


Celebrating 40 years of empowerment in science

Four decades ago, an ambitious group of women scientists at Argonne banded together to help form a group that would empower generations of women to come. In late May, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of that group, the Chicago Area Chapter of the...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive: LendingTree CEO’s Keynote Highlights Effectuation Conference at UVA Darden

Effectuation, the influential and accessible framework for entrepreneurial action, is a breakout star in the world of academic research

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Tracing the Impacts of Food and Nutrition Policies

Many policies are being implemented or considered to try to steer people toward healthier food choices. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature studies that evaluate the impacts of existing policies and seek to inform the design of future ones.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2018, June 9-12, 2018

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2018 at 08:00 ET


Law and society rely upon a ‘Republic of Belief’

Kaushik Basu, one of the world’s leading economists, offers a new methodology for doing law and economics, rooted in game theory, that provides a deeper understanding of why the law works and how to craft more effective laws for a fairer society i...

– Cornell University


When Local Newspapers Close, Government Runs Unchecked, Costs Increase

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows the loss of city newspapers affects more than those nostalgic for print — it also leads to poorly run government and higher costs.

– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

SBP Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers in the United States

Sanford Burnham Prebys is one of 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions ...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

LifeWire Announcements

April Eisman Receives NEH Fellowship for Research on Renowned East German Contemporary Artist

Art historian April Eisman, an Iowa State University associate professor of art and visual culture, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to spend the 2018-2019 academic year doing research in Germany on artist Angela Hampel...

– Iowa State University

UT-Austin’s Christine Williams Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Christine Williams, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin, has been elected the 111th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been elected ASA Vice Presiden...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Iowa State Student Project Wins at National Hospitality Design Awards Competition

A team of recent Iowa State University College of Design graduates won the student category of the 14th HD Awards competition, a national competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine that recognizes outstanding design projects in 23 categorie...

– Iowa State University

Wolters Kluwer Builds an Immersive Virtual World to Prepare Nursing Students for Population Health Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today the launch of Lippincott Clinical Experiences: Community, Public, and Population Health Nursing to prepare nursing students for practice in the burgeoning field of population health using an innovative virtual co...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

2018 ACHNE Annual Institute

UIC hosts STEM Academy summer camp for high school students

UIC CHANCE program partners with ComEd for STEM camp

– University of Illinois at Chicago


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