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Monday, June 24, 2019

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Marijuana and alcohol: recreational users drink more, medicinal users drink less

There is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019.

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Seniors Who Drink Socially: Harmless or Risky?

Nearly half of Americans older than 65 years of age self-report as current drinkers. Most do not develop alcohol use disorders; however, it remains unclear if growing older entails greater vulnerability to alcohol’s effects. Research on the impact ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


Hunger, impulsivity, childhood trauma, and drinking contribute to intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) – commonly known as domestic violence, and long associated with drinking – is a significant public health problem. Examination of patients treated at urban Emergency Departments (EDs) shows that choice of drinking...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26

Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Solitary drinking among youth is influenced by social discomfort, especially for girls

Although drinking alone does not necessarily mean that someone has a drinking problem, solitary drinking by youth is alarming for several reasons: it may lead to heavier drinking, numerous psychosocial problems, and long-term alcohol problems. Findin...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Music Students Score Better in Math, Science, English Than Non-Musical Peers

High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Educational Psychology

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


Ageism reduced by education, intergenerational contact

Researchers at Cornell University have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce ageist attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes through education and intergenerational contact.

– Cornell University

American Journal of Public Health



Q&A: How to Practice 'Everyday Courage' in the Workplace

Prof. Jim Detert studies courage. More specifically, the Darden School of Business professor studies courage in the workplace – the kind of courage it takes to disagree with your boss, put forth a new plan, confront a negligent coworker or hold a d...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Former Gov. O’Malley Shines Light on Need for Evidence-based Policy Making at Data Science for the Public Good Forum

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the inaugural speaker of the Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series, co-hosted by Darden at the School’s Washington, D.C., area facility.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco

“Our findings suggest that certain types of stores — tobacco shops, convenience stores and those with a lot of tobacco advertising — are more likely to sell tobacco to a young person without checking his or her ID."

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Health Promotion


Northwestern Center Conducts First-Ever Poll About Presidential Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion

President Barack Obama had the highest rating among modern U.S. presidents for both his overall leadership and rhetoric on diversity and inclusion

– Northwestern University

Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD) Poll


Program expands to help Latin American growers

Stroll the produce aisles of most major supermarkets in the United States and one thing stands out that wasn’t the case 20 years ago: There’s an abundant, diverse supply of fresh fruits and vegetables available to consumers year-round.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Announcements

Babson College Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

Babson College, in a special partnership with The BASE, is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. Funding from the Cummings $100K for 100 grant will allow Babson to bring...

– Babson College

Students Rate UVA Darden No. 1 for Inspiring, Supportive Professors

According to newly released student satisfaction ratings from Bloomberg Businessweek, Darden students rated the full-time MBA with a perfect 100 score in response to the prompt, “My Instructors Were Inspiring and Supportive.”

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Rutgers Film Highlights the Importance of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

The Rutgers Community Living Education Project (CLEP) premiered A Day in the Life of… Burton, Neva, and John at Rutgers Cinema on Monday, June 17.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

includes video

News Release: Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer From Homeland Security to USDA

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 16 pg., 165 KB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational res...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate





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