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Study participation cuts alcohol use and boosts viral suppression in female drinkers with HIV

Women living with HIV are less likely than men to achieve viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy. Reduction in alcohol use is a possible strategy to improve health outcomes in women with HIV, with evidence that unhealthy alcohol use (>7 drinks...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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“Can’t wait to blackout tonight”: Tweeted Intentions and Motives for Blackout Drinking

Drinking too much too quickly can cause alcohol-induced blackout – where the individual stays conscious but cannot later remember what happened. Blackout drinking can lead to accidents and risky behaviors, and may have long-term effects on brain fu...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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

Arts and Humanities


A philosophy that puts ethics into everyone's hands

How do we make ethical decisions? Existentialism suggests every person has the freedom—and responsibility—to choose the most ethical way to live. This was the topic at the International Summer Conference in Continental Ethics, hosted at West Virg...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to exa...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why sex becomes less satisfying with age

The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of women enjoying sex postmenopause is even lower.

– North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society

Blow Your Diet? Admitting It to Someone Might Help You Do Better Next Time.

Disclosing a lapse in self control, like straying from a diet or spending too much on something frivolous, can help you do better next time if you truly feel guilty about it, but insincere confessions can actually make you more likely to slip up agai...

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Teens ‘Mocked’ by Their Parents Are at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ bel...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

International airline alliances benefit connecting passengers, UCI-led study finds

Allowing airlines to form international alliances leads to lower fares for passengers who combine two aligned carriers in making an overseas trip, according to a new study led by the University of California, Irvine.

– University of California, Irvine

Credit Counseling Can Lead to Significant Reduction in Consumer Debt

People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We followed the credit records of counseled...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Economic Inquiry

Men Who Avoid Teen Parenthood Through Partners Use of Abortion Gain Long-Term Economic Benefits First of Its Kind Study Says

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and subsequent educational attainment, avoidance of bad relationships and socioeconomic status. Now, a first of its kin...

– University of Utah

Journal of Adolescent Health


Too Much Screen Time for the Kids? Grandparents May Also Be Complicit

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their grandchildren, while under their supervision, to spend about half of their time on a mobile phone, t...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Children and Media, Volume 13 2019

Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity. An Iowa State study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those playing Minecraft without instr...

– Iowa State University

Creativity Research Journal

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Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard -- but is it out of our control?

Have you ever tried to stay away from fast food, but found hard-to-ignore signals that represent its availability - like neon lights and ads - are everywhere?

– University of New South Wales

Psychological Science

Becoming new parents increases produce purchases

In the United States, both children and adults eat too few fruits and vegetables, which puts them at risk for poor diet quality and adverse health consequences.

– Elsevier

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior



Training Trials

First national study shows cutting residents’ training hours has not resulted in lower performance for new doctors Resident training was capped at 80 hours per week in 2003, down from 100+ hours, a controversial move that left many worried Despit...

– Harvard Medical School

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From Field to Classroom: Early Peace Corps Experience Foreshadows Professor’s Role Orchestrating Case Method at UVA Darden

Darden Professor Justin Hopkins developed his expertise in accounting not just in academia, but around the world in the Peace Corps and in practice at Ernst & Young.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Joins Effort to Aid Charlottesville-Area Entrepreneurs

Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help lead UVA’s new Catalyst Accelerator Program, designed to support local entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Four ways scholars say we can cut the chances of nasty satellite data surprises

A team of Penn State researchers are reminding policy makers, industry, and citizens that satellite data, left unchecked, can be as dangerous as it is useful and as threatening to national security and civil liberties as it is helpful to the national...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Penn State Law Review

Voter Turnout Surging Among People with Disabilities

People with disabilities comprise an increasingly powerful voting bloc heading into the 2020 elections, outnumbering Latino voters and nearing the number of African-American voters.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)


Macron and French Resistance: Economic Growth and Labor Policy

Though French President Emmanuel Macron entered office with huge popularity, his attempts at long-term economic growth through labor reform were met with plummeting approval ratings and even yellow-vest protests. What will the country do to balance s...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Lawyers, not plaintiffs, see payouts in liability cases

Research shows that plaintiffs often make out with a relatively paltry settlement—if they receive any compensation at all—while their lawyers pocket up to triple the amount in fees.

– University of Georgia

“Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation


In Africa, coffee as a pathway to peace

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, peace and economic opportunity are percolating, thanks to efforts by the University at Buffalo and Boston's Polus Center to develop a more inclusive coffee value chain.

– University at Buffalo

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Study Led by NYU Silver School Professor Finds Street Homelessness is Exacerbated by Bureaucratic Obstacles

According to the research, eligibility requirements for housing are so daunting, they result in many individuals sleeping outdoors.

– New York University

Evaluation and Program Planning

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Manufacturing Groups: NY Dioxane Bill Could Take Familiar and Trusted Products Off Store Shelves

The CEOs of associations representing the household and commercial cleaning product supply chain are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent the serious consequences of legislation that could effectively take many products off store shelves across th...

– American Cleaning Institute and the Household and Commercial Products Association

LifeWire Announcement

Olin College President Rick Miller Plans to Step Down

Olin’s longtime president and first employee, Richard K. Miller, is stepping down from his role on June 30, 2020, after 21 years leading the unique engineering college. A national search for his replacement is currently underway.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Ocean Vuong as Artist-in-Residence 2019-20

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named award-winning writer and poet Ocean Vuong as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-20 academic year—a role that will include a panel discussion (Oct. 2) featuring fellow writers and poets as well as...

– New York University

Darden Executive Education Launches New Comprehensive Development Programs for High-Potential Leaders

Darden Executive Education has refreshed two of its most impactful comprehensive management development programs, offering newly relevant courses for both new and experienced managers.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

German University Awards UVA Darden Professor Ed Freeman Honorary Doctorate for Groundbreaking Work

Professor Ed Freeman's research on stakeholder theory continues to be enormously influential in and outside of the academic world.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden School Foundation Announces New Chair, 10 New Members to Board of Trustees

Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin (MBA ’85) began the role of chair of the board of trustees on 1 July, succeeding outgoing chair Elizabeth Weymouth (MBA ’94).

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UNM and Los Alamos National Labs Sign New Cooperative Joint Faculty Agreement

The University of New Mexico (UNM) and Los Alamos National Laboratory signed a landmark Institutional Agreement that provides staff from both institutions unprecedented access to collaborative research and allows for academic appointments for LANL st...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

UTEP Wins Prestigious Award for ‘Thank You for 30’ Campaign

UTEP’s fundraising division, Asset Management and Development (AMD), launched the campaign in November 2018, a few months after University President Diana Natalicio announced her plans to retire after more than 30 years at the helm.

– University of Texas at El Paso

Rensselaer Celebrates Legacy of Space Exploration During Apollo Anniversary

NASA’s ongoing exploration of space – celebrated this month with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed man on the moon – is inextricably tied to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Keeping Do-It-Yourself Gene Science Safe

Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received a two-year grant to provide regulatory recommendations for gene-editing research conducted in non-traditional settings. The aim of this $160,000 grant from the National Human Genome Resear...

– Case Western Reserve University


JSA Awards Graduate Fellowships for Research at Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Sciences Associates has announced the award of nine graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Iowa State Students Develop Self-Checkout Fraud Detection Model to Win International Data Mining Competition

A team of Iowa State University graduate students brought home the top prize from the 20th annual Data Mining Cup, beating nearly 150 teams from 114 universities in 28 countries. The winners were announced July 3 in Berlin. The students developed a m...

– Iowa State University





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