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Full circle ─ rigorous study links moderate drinking in older age with lower risk of death ─ but more research still needed

Alcohol consumption in later life has increased over the past decade. Although moderate alcohol intake in older adults has been previously linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, recent studies have suggested little ─ if any ─...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Jul-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Lower Galilee

– University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

The vast majority (91 percent) of Americans will participate in an outdoor recreation activity hosted by their local park and recreation agency this summer, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). ...

– National Recreation and Park Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Is that news really “fake,” or is it just biased?

In an era of concern over “fake news,” a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. Researchers found that a source seen as biased may lose credibility with people, eve...

– Ohio State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Embargo expired on 08-Jul-2019 at 03:00 ET


Patients Are More Confident When Orthopaedic Surgeons Wear White Coats

Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopaedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is publ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research


Infants 10 to 16 months old prefer those who yield in conflicts, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., July 2, 2019 – Social status matters, even to infants between 10 and 16 months old, according to a new study by two University of California, Irvine cognitive scientists. Published online in Current Biology, the research found that ...

– University of California, Irvine

Current Biology, July-2019; Nature Human Behaviour

Even today, we want our heroes to know right from wrong

n a world of sympathetic villains and flawed heroes, people still like fictional characters more when they have a strong sense of morality, a new study finds. Researchers found that people best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least lik...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Media Psychology


July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which focuses on the mental health challenges experienced by underrepresented groups. Minorities face additional hurdles due to lack of adequate, culturally competent care and cultural stigma. ...

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– American Psychological Association (APA)


What makes a good excuse work? A Cambridge philosopher may have the answer

We've all done it, offered an excuse for our poor behaviour or rude reactions to others in the heat of the moment

– University of Cambridge

Philosophy and Public Affairs



Temple Partners with Philadelphia Orchestra on 2019 China Tour

Four decades ago, Temple bestowed an honorary degree upon Deng Xiaoping, one of China’s most revered leaders. The degree was the only honorary degree the late Deng ever accepted, positioning Temple in a unique role in the opening of U.S.-China rela...

– Temple University


Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlin...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

The new racial disparity in special education

New research revealed that black and Hispanic students are put into special education more often in white schools. But, they are much less likely to be identified as needing special education in schools that are mostly minority, where they are surrou...

– Michigan State University

Law and Public Policy


Study Snapshot: Vanished Classmates: The Effects of Local Immigration Enforcement on School Enrollment

Partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police departments designed to enforce immigration laws reduced the number of Hispanic students in U.S. public schools in adopting counties by 10 percent after two years.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Embargo expired on 02-Jul-2019 at 08:55 ET


Democracy in Hong Kong

CFR Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert. As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, June 10, 2019.

LifeWire Announcement

MFA Artist Eddy Miramontes Awarded David Antin Prize at UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts awarded artist Eddy Miramontes the David Antin Endowed Prize for Excellence in MFA Visual Arts. Having graduated June 2019, Miramontes is the second recipient.

– University of California San Diego

CSU Receives Grant to Establish Scholarship Program for New California Teachers

​​​​The California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor announced the formation of a CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program to prepare K-12 teachers. Funding for the statewide program is provided by a $3.1 million grant ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Babson College Receives EQUIS Re-Accreditation From EFMD

Babson College, the top-ranked academic institution worldwide for the study of Entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that it has received EQUIS reaccreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

– Babson College

Tulane researcher to study trauma intervention in mothers and children

The study will be led by assistant professor of psychology Sarah Gray, who also serves as director of the Tulane Child and Family Lab.

– Tulane University

Alexander Triantis Named Dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins University has named Alexander Triantis to serve as the third dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School starting August 15. Triantis is currently dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where h...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School





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