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Monday, September 16, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Violent Video Games Blamed More Often for School Shootings By White Perpetrators

People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of school shootings by white perpetrators than by African American perpetrators, possibly because of racial stereotypes that associate minorities with violent crime, according to new rese...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Embargo expired on 16-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET


High Social Support Associated with Less Violence Among Male Teens in Urban Neighborhoods

UPMC Children's Hospital researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

JAMA Network Open; T21TR001856, U01CE002528

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET


How are we doing? Affordable tool measures parents’ perceptions of their child’s school

A team led by a University at Buffalo social work researcher has developed a new tool for measuring parents’ perceptions of how they engage with their children’s education. The tool also offers school administrators a quick, economical and effici...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

First frailty map highlights service need

An online interactive map, which shows for the first time where Australia’s frail and pre-frail people live today and in the future, will help plan services for healthy ageing.

– University of Adelaide



Percussionist, flutist record at The Tank for Sonic Arts

“It’s like playing in the best cathedral in Europe—except it’s this water tank.” That how percussions Aaron Ragsdale describe recording new pieces with flutist Tammy Yonce at the Tank Center for Sonic Arts.

– South Dakota State University

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African American Bachelor’s Degrees See Growth but Trend Behind in Physical Sciences, Engineering

African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. A report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center examined the number...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

From an acoustic levitator to a “Neutron Bloodhound” robot, hands-on research inspires PPPL's summer interns

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's 45 summer interns spent their summer doing hands-on research side-by-side with scientists and engineers at PPPL.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


A Stakeholder Approach to Fighting Malaria in Equitorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea struggled with malaria for years. The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project, a public-private partnership with a stakeholder perspective, has tackled the problem, leading to medical innovation, improved health of inhabitants and ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Are Children Interested in Politics? University of Kentucky Researcher Provides Insight in New Study

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election fast approaching, should the youngest members of society be engaged in the political discussion? Findings of a new collaborative study — conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, University of ...

– University of Kentucky

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool, BotSlayer, that instantly detects coordinated attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media.

– Indiana University

LifeWire Announcement

Eat for Climate Week: Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

Eat for Climate Week is raising awareness about the climate benefits of shifting to a more plant-rich diet. In celebration of Climate Week NYC, restaurants all over New York City will be showcasing delicious and climate-friendly dishes.

– Monday Campaigns

2019 Hack-A-House Winners Announced

Today Ivory Innovations announced the winners of the second annual Hack-A-House, a student driven entrepreneurial competition resulting in innovations to reduce housing costs.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

University of North Florida Welcomes Largest and Most Diverse Class in History

The University of North Florida has started the fall semester with its largest and most diverse freshman class to date. A record 2,648 freshmen entered UNF in August, contributing to the University’s largest enrollment in history at 17,304.

– University of North Florida

Flagship Darden Executive Education Leadership Program Refreshes With Cutting-Edge Content, Convenient Format

Darden Executive Education has announced a number of enhancements to its flagship advanced management program for the cohort starting in May 2020, including a refreshed, forward-looking curriculum and new, convenient format.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Brookhaven Lab, Suffolk Girl Scouts Launch Patch Program

UPTON, NY—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County to organize a new patch program that encourages Girl Scouts of all ages to delve into the world of science, tec...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Fredric Jameson donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

The University of California, Irvine Libraries are honored to announce that Fredric Jameson – the influential scholar and director of the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University – has agreed to donate his personal papers and professional...

– University of California, Irvine

UIC’s record growth continues for 5th straight year

Current enrollment numbers for the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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