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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Sponsored by: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018

The 2018 International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges. See more news and info at the IMSA Newsroom on Newswise


Arts and Humanities


As Asylum Requests Rise, Doctors Have Important Role

With applications for asylum in the United States increasing sharply, a new paper from a team of asylum medicine and law experts is highlighting physicians’ important role in evaluating refugees’ claims of torture and persecution.

– University of Virginia Health System

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Empathetic Police Are Less Effective in the Face of Public Criticism, Study Says

Police officers who endorse an empathetic approach to criminal justice do not perform as well when they sense they are underappreciated, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Administrative Science Quarterly

Embargo expired on 28-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET


Mandatory Labels Reduce GMO Food Fears

As national regulators work to develop mandatory GMO food labels, new research by UVM’s Jane Kolodinsky finds that consumer opposition to GMOs dropped significantly after Vermont adopted mandatory labels.

– University of Vermont

Science Advances, 27 June 2018

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2018 at 14:00 ET

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Vacation Time Recharges U.S. Workers, but Positive Effects Vanish Within Days, New Survey Finds

Taking time off helps the majority of U.S. workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job performance, but for nearly two-thirds of working adults, the benefits of time away dissipate within a few da...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

5 Tips for Voicing Values in the #MeToo Era

In the midst of #MeToo, UVA Darden's Mary Gentile’s Giving Voice to Values work provides a lens through which we can think of how to respond to possibly unintended but problematic behaviors before they become reporting offenses.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Virtual Reality Could Be Cure to Public Speaking Fear

Dr. Theodora Chaspari, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is working with Dr. Amir Behzadan, associate professor in the Department of Construction Science, to improve students’ public s...

– Texas A&M University

Study: Can Taking a Hallucinogen Curb Cocaine Use?

Researchers in the School of Public Health are conducting a clinical trial to see whether psilocybin, the active compound found in Psilocybe mushrooms, will help individuals addicted to cocaine stop using the harmful drug.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

People Slimming for Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads

Laura Acosta, a registered dietitian at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said three types of salads often come with lots of calories and are laden with fat and sodium.

Expert Available

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Decision to Live Together Negatively Affects Wealth Accumulation

Living together is often a first step, or for a growing number of millennials, an alternative to marriage. Money or debt can be a common reason for this decision, but there are long-term financial implications to cohabitation, according to research f...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Financial Planning

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Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school – Queen’s University Belfast researcher

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement.

– Queen's University Belfast

Personality and Individual Differences

Why Popcorn Tastes Better When You Eat It with Chopsticks

If you are not enjoying your favorite things as much as you used to, new research suggests a way to break through the boredom: Try the same old things in new ways. Researchers found that people found new enjoyment in popcorn, videos – even water ...

– Ohio State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Beach Bound? UF/IFAS Works With Communities to Ensure Clean Shorelines

As we celebrate July 1-7 as National Clean Beaches Week, thousands, if not millions of people will flock to Florida’s shorelines. If visitors leave garbage, local residents will rid the debris from the shorelines, and some will get help from UF/IFA...

Expert Available

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences



Livestream International Student Science Fair 2018 from IMSA

Every day, mid-morning this week (Wed-Mon), the social media team will be interviewing guests on the FB live lounge, and sharing about how ISSF is going, with daily updates.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair 2018 Day Two at IMSA

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)


American Dental Hygienists’ Association Supports the Elimination of a Patient Procedure-Based Single Encounter Clinical Licensure Examination

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) House of Delegates announced its support for the elimination of the patient procedure-based, single encounter clinical examination for candidates who are graduates of Commission on Dental Accredita...

– American Dental Hygienists' Association


Paul Araiza: Creating His Own Opportunities

When Paul Araiza graduated in June 2018 with his Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) from the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, it culminated a decade-long educational journey spanning three schools, with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afgh...

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


Crowdfunders Aren’t All That Different from Commercial Lenders, Study Finds

Low-Income entrepreneurs need a great story and solid financial backing for the best chance at funding, according to research from a pair of American University professors.

– American University

The Journal of Business Ethics

5 Things to Know Before You Take a Home DNA Test

CSU experts in genealogy and genetics say knowledge can be power, if used wisely.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


Student work featured in Snoop Dogg tour

When Michaela Marioni started her job at Shocker Studios, she never expected to get an opportunity to work on a video that would be seen by thousands.

– Wichita State University

Law and Public Policy


Expert available: State constitutional amendments in North Carolina

John Dinan, a Wake Forest University politics professor and author of the book “State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States,” can provide context and comment on amendments to the North Carolina Constitution the le...

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

NCCN Convenes Summit on Providing High-Quality Cancer Care in an Evolving Policy and Tech Landscape

NCCN convenes summit on providing high-quality cancer care in an evolving policy and tech landscape, featuring FDA Chairman Scott Gottlieb, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Survivors Caucus, Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier and Ted Poe, and new data on the ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

APA Disappointed That SCOTUS Declines to Hear Dassey Case

The American Psychological Association expressed disappointment that the U.S. Supreme Court decided against hearing the case of Dassey v. Dittman, which focused on the susceptibility of juveniles and people of limited mental capacity to make false co...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hires Nurse Entrepreneur to Lead School's Business Development

Nurse entrepreneur Kenneth Dion, PhD, RN, MSN, MBA, has joined the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as Assistant Dean for Business Development and Strategic Relationships. Through this newly created position, he will shape and lead JHSON busin...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Game Design Program Among Top 10 Nationwide

ideo games represent one of the largest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. Beyond games, today’s interactive technology also helps shape how young people learn, drives national defense strategies via computer simulations, an...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Animation Career Review

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2018 at 12:00 ET

Applications Now Open for UVA Darden’s 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards

The Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) today opened the application process for the 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Media Advisory: Watch the International Student Science Fair 2018 LIVE

Tune in to watch live

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

14th Annual International Student Science Fair

Northern Arizona University receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

A team of researchers at NAU was recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will provide Native American students in STEM disciplines with unique opportunities to work with world-class researcher...

– Northern Arizona University

New Dual Degree Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin Combines Business, Computer Science

A new, highly selective integrated honors degree program in business and computer science at The University of Texas at Austin will offer a rigorous four-year undergraduate curriculum aimed at preparing students for top technology careers.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Ocean Medical Center’s Inaugural 2018 Resident White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Residency Training

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center officially welcomed the first class of family medicine and psychiatry residents, at the inaugural 2018 Resident White Coat Ceremony. More than 125 community members were in attendance, including Hackens...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Nova Southeastern University Has One-of-a-Kind Relationship with the NFL

Unlike the rest of the schools in the NCAA, Nova Southeastern University’s football team plays on Sundays. That’s because NSU doesn’t field its own football team. Rather, thanks to a one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Football Leagu...

– Nova Southeastern University

Cornell College Redesigns Core Curriculum

Cornell College's core curriculum has had minor modifications over the years, but this redesign is a more transformative change. Phase II consists of four pilot projects, which will unfold over the next two academic years.

– Cornell College

Aimee Shen of Tufts Medical School granted PATH award from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Microbiologist Aimee Shen at Tufts University School of Medicine is one of 12 new recipients nationwide of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2018 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award for her research on Clostridium difficile...

– Tufts University

GW Launches New Summer Cancer Research Program for Undergraduate Students

The GW School of Medicine and health Sciences and GW Cancer Center have launched a new summer program advancing cancer research through enhancing diversity in the field. The program is open to undergraduate students and is called the GW Summer Progra...

– George Washington University

Saint Joseph’s Offers Exclusive Healthcare MBA Program for American Osteopathic Association

Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), has announced a healthcare-focused Executive MBA program designed exclusively for AOA’s physician members.

– Saint Joseph's University

LifeWire Marketplace

Curiosity Based Learning, Inquiry, Research: the Fundamentals of IMSA at the International Student Science Fair

IMSA's unique way of thinking and learning reaches a global stage

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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The Benefits of Hosting the International Student Science Fair

IMSA hosts ISSF to promote global collaboration and cooperation in STEM research

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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Making Global Connections at the International Student Science Fair

IMSA connects students from across the world to collaborate on making the world a better place

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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