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Preventing harm from drinking in pregnancy: Low rates of prenatal alcohol screening means missed opportunities for intervention

There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Drinking in pregnancy can have...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Bird of Prey: Evocative Film Reveals World’s Rarest Eagle and a New Chapter of Hope

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s debut film, the award-winning documentary Bird of Prey, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Vimeo. With fewer than 800 Great Philippine Eagles remaining on Earth, the film tells the moving tale of a small but de...

– Cornell University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Study Examines the Association Between Race, Ethnicity and Exclusionary Discipline Practices

Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. Now a University of Kentucky doctoral graduate’s expansive research on the subject has been published in the Journal of School Psychology and is...

– University of Kentucky

Journal of School Psychology


ARK report finds that majority of people in NI not prejudiced towards transgender people

A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

– Queen's University Belfast

Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be strengthenin...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Social Forces

Study: Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at deaths by suicide amon...

– University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open


Financial Vulnerability May Discourage Positive Negotiation Strategies

People who feel financially vulnerable may be prone to believing incorrectly their success in negotiations must come at the expense of the other party, leading them to ignore the potential for more cooperative and mutually beneficial options, accordi...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Applied Psychology

Embargo expired on 13-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Growing up With a Friend May Improve a Dairy Cow’s Lifelong Welfare

Just like humans, dairy cows need to adapt to changing environments as they develop. That includes moving among social groups, changing housing arrangements and entering the milking parlor, said Emily Miller-Cushon, an assistant professor of animal s...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

What's the best kind of father? An affectionate, fun-loving one.

Today's dads fulfill household roles that their own fathers did not. Fathers are expected to be more involved in their children’s lives, a practice science finds helps both dads and kids develop.

– University of Delaware

The Global Fatherhood Charter

Many choices seems promising until you actually have to choose

People faced with more options than they can effectively consider want to make a good decision, but feel they’re unable to do so, according to the results of a novel study from the University at Buffalo. Despite the apparent opportunities pres...

– University at Buffalo

Biological Psychology


Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Autism, March-2019

If asked the right way, toddlers will choose broccoli over cake, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., June 12, 2019 – “Would you like cake or broccoli?” If you ask a child under the age of 3, the answer – eight times out of 10 – will be broccoli. But this has less to do with parents successfully instilling healthy food prefe...

– University of California, Irvine

PLOS One, June-2019

Alumni from MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship Soar

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University’s MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship program launched in 2001 after receiving support from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has provided 68 scholarships for qualified Native A...

– Gonzaga University


How fathers, children should spend time together

Fathers who help with childcare on workdays develop the best relationships with their children

– University of Georgia

Journal of Family Psychology

Why you may be prone to hiring a liar, and not even know it

Researchers find that people don’t always disapprove of deception. In fact, they perceive the ability to deceive as an asset in occupations that are stereotyped as high in “selling orientation.”

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, May 2019

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study.College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Scien...

– Florida State University

Journal of Marriage and Family

Gerontology expert can discuss World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


How Cryptocurrency Discussions Spread

PNNL's Dr. Svitlana Volkova and her the team analyzed three years worth of discussions on Reddit from January 2015 to January 2018 measuring the speed and scale of discussion spread related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero cryptocurrencies.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory




The Dog Days of Summer are Here, But this 'Cool' Cat Isn't Worried

Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to cold and dry habitats like the Himalayas in Central Asia. However, for one local snow leopard, making him feel at home in South Florida required replicating his natural environment to keep him “chill.” An en...

– Florida Atlantic University

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Pop Culture


@umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science and German studies at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on how culture, sports and politics converge. His most recent book is "Women in American soccer and European football. Di...

Expert Available

– University of Michigan


Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Appeal and Historical Portrayalof Downton Abbey at Exhibit Opening

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available to discuss the wide appeal and historical accuracy of the much beloved television drama “Downton...

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire

Law and Public Policy


Handgun Licensing More Effective at Reducing Gun Deaths Than Background Checks Alone

A new white paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concludes that of the approaches used by states to screen out prohibited individuals from owning firearms, only purchas...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security, ISU study finds

Forty million Americans, including 6.5 million children, are food insecure. New research shows the combination of food assistance programs SNAP and WIC compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as ...

– Iowa State University

Southern Economic Journal


UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center finds progress on rights of persons with disabilities, but gaps remain leaving millions behind

Twelve years after the landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center finds evidence of marked progress -- but gaps remain leaving more than 160 million people behind

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

American Journal of Public Health

Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

– University of Illinois at Chicago



NYU Silver Study Counters Narrative that Street Homeless Are 'Service Resistant'

Interviews with street homeless in New York City by a team of researchers shows that bureaucratic barriers, not personal resistance, are what prompt many homeless men and women to reject outreach workers' offers of shelter.

– New York University

Only 2% of Black Chicagoans’ Allegations of Police Misconduct Were Sustained: NYU Researchers

Researchers from NYU Wagner and the NYU Department of Sociology look at more than 10,000 citizen complaints filed against the Chicago PD, and find a racial divide.

– New York University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4,...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:05 ET

LifeWire Announcements

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2019 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Marrow Donor Registries, Surveillance in China, and African Descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2019 Reporting Award.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

RCSA’s Silvia Ronco Elected as 2020-21 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Silvia Ronco—senior program director at Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA)—has been elected 2020–2021 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Ronco will become CUR president-elect on July 1, 2019,

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Greg Morrisett named dean of Cornell Tech

Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell University’s Faculty of Computing and Information Science and an international expert in software security, has been named the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, Provost Michael Kotlikoff a...

– Cornell University

Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 22. In addition to programs for adults and children throughout the day, most Smithsonian museums will be open un...

– Smithsonian Institution

Ithaca College Selects National Leader as Marketing and Enrollment Strategy VP

Laurie Koehler, a national leader with over two decades of experience in developing and establishing a vision and direction for student recruitment and marketing at higher education institutions, has been named vice president for marketing and enroll...

– Ithaca College

Matthew Bennett Named American University Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Matthew Bennett, who previously led global communications at the Motion Picture Association of America, will return to his alma mater, American University, to become the school's vice president and chief communications officer.

– American University

GW Selected as 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award by the Virginia Department of Education for Second Year in a Row

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences was selected by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education as a recipient of the 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award for Region 4.

– George Washington University

Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online

Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.

– Saint Louis University

Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, was elected the 112th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, has be...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

UIC’s College of Education launches urban higher education master’s program

UIC has begun a Master of Education program for urban higher education institutions.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UC San Diego Celebrates 9,325 Graduates in Class of 2019

The University of California San Diego concludes the region’s college graduation celebrations with today’s All Campus Commencement, and ceremonies for its undergraduate colleges, Graduate Division and professional schools happening throughout the...

– University of California San Diego

Clinton, Albright Call for Leadership that Unites at Wellesley College Reunion

As part of Wellesley College’s annual reunion weekend, former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Korbel Albright joined Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson for a conversation about their time at Wellesley, their service...

– Wellesley College





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