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03-Jul-2020


Cutting Down But Not Out: Very-Heavy Drinkers Needn’t Quit Completely for Cardiovascular Benefit

High-risk drinkers who substantially reduce their alcohol use can lower their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) despite not completely abstaining, according to study findings published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. CVD encompa...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 03-Jul-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences

06-Jul-2020


Future Teachers More Likely to View Black Children as Angry, Even When They Are Not

A study of prospective teachers finds they are more likely to interpret the facial expressions of Black boys and girls as being angry, even when they are not. This is significantly different than how the prospective teachers interpreted the facial ex...

– North Carolina State University

Emotion, July-2020

02-Jul-2020


Stemming the Spread of Misinformation on Social Media

New research reported in the journal Psychological Science finds that priming people to think about accuracy could make them more discerning in what they subsequently share on social media.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science, June-2020


Collectivism drives efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Research from the University of Kent has found that people who adopt a collectivist mindset are more likely to comply with social distancing and hygiene practices to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

– University of Kent

British Journal of Social Psychology


Study: Crowdsourced Data Could Help Map Urban Food Deserts

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas suggests food deserts might be more prevalent in the U.S. than the numbers reported in government estimates.

– University of Texas at Dallas

Frontiers in Public Health, Mar 6, 2020

Education

02-Jul-2020


Gender gaps in STEM college majors emerge in high school

Although studies have shown that women are more likely than men to enter and complete college in U.S. higher education, women are less likely to earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In new research, Kim Weeden, the Jan...

– Cornell University

Sociology of Education

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Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Receive $1.2 Million NIH Award to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Students

At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland’s anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action. Cleveland State University and Clevela...

– Cleveland Clinic


UA Little Rock’s new flexible MBA program offers best of online, face-to-face classes

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) students the opportunity to embrace the best of on-campus and online learning through a new flexible MBA program.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


UC San Diego Receives $1.6 Million to Better Prepare Young Adults for Engineering and Technical Careers

Longtime University of California San Diego supporter Buzz Woolley has pledged $1.6 million over the next three years to fund an innovative new initiative that will significantly expand the region’s engineering and technical workforce.

– University of California San Diego

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