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27-Feb-2020


Observing mothers’ negative experiences with drink may normalize alcohol risks for adolescent children

Adolescents’ expectations of drinking – whether they anticipate having positive or negative experiences with alcohol – are an important influence on their drinking behavior. For example, those with stronger ‘positive expectancies’ are more ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences

02-Mar-2020


Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think

New research from the University of Washington finds that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge.

– University of Washington

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2020 at 05:00 ET


The fantastical Adelaide Fringe: a cultural cure for ‘brain drain’

From sky-high acrobatics to sultry-sequined burlesque, Adelaide’s annual Fringe festival has long been transforming the city into an eclectic and vibrant hive of activity, attracting millions of visitors and directing millions of dollars into the S...

– University of South Australia

CAUTHE 2020 Feb 10-13

28-Feb-2020


Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials.

– Dartmouth College

Science Advances

27-Feb-2020


New Survey: Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Support Local Government Investments in Infrastructure Improvements to Promote Economic Activity in their Communities

More than nine in 10 adults from every major demographic group want their local government to invest in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Associat...

– National Recreation and Park Association


How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play--and your memories of winning big, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists.

– University of Alberta

Addiction


‘Dramas of desperation’: Book examines naked protest in Africa

In July 2002, hundreds of female protestors in Nigeria occupied properties owned by Chevron Texaco. By threatening to take off their clothes, the women convinced corporate authorities to negotiate with them for better resource management and for envi...

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy

28-Feb-2020


Study: Corporate tax incentives do more harm than good to states

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that the vast majority of these incentives ultimately leave states worse off than if they had done nothing.

– North Carolina State University

Public Administration Review


URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to ...

– University of Rhode Island

27-Feb-2020


FAU Poll Shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents Concerned About Impact of Climate Change on Future Generations

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state, according to the second Florida Climate Resilience Survey.

– Florida Atlantic University

Florida Climate Resilience Survey


Study: Corporate Tax Incentives Do More Harm Than Good to States

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that the vast majority of these incentives ultimately leave states worse off than if they had done nothing.

– North Carolina State University

Public Administration Review, Feb-2020


How door-to-door canvassing slowed an epidemic

Liberia was the epicenter of a high-profile Ebola outbreak in 2014-15, which led to more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa.

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Comparative Political Studies

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The Power of Mondays: When All Health Breaks Loose!

The City of Clifton is using the power of Monday to make its residents healthier, one day at a time. As part of its Community Health Improvement Plan, the City of Clifton will kick off a Healthy Monday program, encouraging residents to use each Monda...

– Monday Campaigns


Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project

The Women’s Prison Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Tulane’s Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinic.

– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events


COVID-19 Webcast with Johns Hopkins Experts Today Monday March 2 at 11:30 am ET

With COVID-19 now spreading via community transmission in the U.S. and the World Health Organization raising its risk assessment to “very high,” the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a 30-minute webcast featuring some of t...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Composer of ‘Dear Erich’ to hold Musical Performance, Talk at Rutgers

Ted Rosenthal to perform excerpts from his jazz opera--and share its backstory--drawn from 200 personal letters between his grandmother and father during the Holocaust.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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