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Alcohol Use Disorders Have Long-Term Effects on Brain Structure and Cognitive Function

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are known to adversely impact brain structure and function. Although recovery of brain morphology and function has been reported following abstinence from long-term alcohol use, some structural (e.g., brain area volumes a...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2018 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Teens Today Spend More Time on Digital Media, Less Time Reading

If you can’t remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you’re not alone. In recent years, less than 20 percent of U.S. teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, while more than 8...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2018 at 09:00 ET

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

A study examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness to predict the end of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child’s mental health problems or do they end because of differences between friends on the degree...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Research on Adolescence

More Women Running for Political Office May Hurt Chances for Down-Ballot Candidates

Gender stereotypes and biases still influence voters, especially in elections with more than one woman on the ballot, according to new research from Iowa State University. Researchers found gender had the greatest effect on down-ballot races.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Women, Politics & Policy; Political Analysis

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Let's Talk: Couples Therapy: Podcast

In this podcast episode, Neil Venketramen, staff therapist at The Family Institute, interviews Cheryl Rampage, our senior academic and clinical advisor and clinical associate professor who has more than three decades of experience treating individual...

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– Family Institute at Northwestern University


Language Acquisition in Toddlers Improved by Predictable Situations

Two year-old children were taught novel words in predictable and unpredictable situations. Children learned words significantly better in predictable situations.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Current Biology August 2018

Embargo expired on 16-Aug-2018 at 11:00 ET

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Helping Your Kid Transition Back to School

As we help our sons and daughters get ready to return to school, let’s reflect on our own readiness to promote our kids’ best emotional development during the school year. Consider these dimensions.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University



Historically Black Schools Pay More to Issue Bonds, Researchers Find

After examining the underwriting fees — the fees that underwriters charge a school to bring a bond offering to investors — Paul Gao and his co-authors found that HBCU issuance costs were about 20 percent higher than for non-HBCUs.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Financial Economics

UA Little Rock Paper Wins Award at International Conference for Research on Tracking Disinformation Campaigns Through Social Media

The research presents an in-depth examination of the information networks using social network analysis and cyber forensic based methodology to identify prominent information actors and leading coordinators of the disinformation campaigns.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Galactic Scoundrels Game Creators Raise More Than $27K in Kickstarter Campaign

A group of University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees, students, and alumni who created a space-western storytelling card game – dubbed Galactic Scoundrels – have reached their online fundraising goal to raise enough money to have the game m...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying Online

More than 118,000 CSU students are currently enrolled in at least one online class, yet misconceptions persist about online education. New to the idea? Here are five factors you might not know.

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– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


The Badge Advantage: Skeletal Muscle as an Endocrine Organ

Wichita State University is offering an online badge course In what may be one of the only classes nationwide teaching practical blood flow restriction, defined as BFR, using low-cost equipment.

– Wichita State University

Empowerment Through Ideas: Teaching Effectuation in Pakistan

Dr. Shahid Qureshi is determined to make the world a better place through effectuation, the set of principles for entrepreneurial decision-making developed by Darden’s Professor Saras Sarasvathy, based on a rigorous study of expert entrepreneurs.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

PodMed TT Offers Podcast Listeners Latest Medical News

When medical professionals want to stay in the loop on breaking medical news, there is one podcast they tune into week after week: PodMed TT.

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– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Law and Public Policy


West Virginia Innocence Project Client Freed From Prison

The Innocence Project law clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law has helped free a client from prison after proving he was convicted of a crime he did not commit.

– West Virginia University

LifeWire Announcements

WVU warns parents about dissident fraternities

Concerned about an unfolding effort on the part of several fraternities to withdraw from West Virginia University governance, President Gordon Gee sent a letter Sunday to all students’ parents decrying the actions and warning that joining these org...

– West Virginia University

MTSU Cuts Ribbon on Professional Sales Lab to Train Business Majors [+Video]

Students in MTSU’s Jones College of Business now have access to an innovative sales laboratory that will allow them to hone their selling skills in their efforts to become ready-to-hire graduates.

– Middle Tennessee State University

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Olin College Named one of Nation's Top Colleges by Princeton Review

Olin College has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top colleges, and recognized among the top institutions in academic rigor and student satisfaction.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Money Magazine Names CSUs Among Nation's Best Universities

Twelve California State University campuses were named to Money magazine’s 2018 list of the nation’s Top 50 Best Public Colleges released August 13.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Rowan’s Online Legal Studies Program Ranked Among Best in Study

Rowan University this summer was included on a College Choice list of institutions offering the best and most affordable online legal studies programs.

– Rowan University

TTUHSC El Paso Designated ‘Hispanic-Serving Institution’

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making it the second Health-Related Institution in the nation to receive this desig...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

LifeWire Higher Education Events

CSUMB Selected to Host Architecture at Zero Competition in 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) announced the eighth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs will be held at CSUMB in 2019.

– California State University, Monterey Bay





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