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Newswise: Book tackles questions parents have about media violence
Released: 24-Feb-2020 9:40 AM EST
Book tackles questions parents have about media violence
Iowa State University

Making sense of all the research and debate over media’s risks and benefits can be overwhelming for many parents trying to decide what’s best for their child. That’s why Iowa State researchers wrote a book to present the research in a way that helps parents make informed decisions.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
Just as Tobacco Advertising Causes Teen Smoking, Exposure to Alcohol Ads Causes Teens to Drink
New York University

Exposure to alcohol advertising changes teens’ attitudes about alcohol and can cause them to start drinking, finds a new analysis led by NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The study, which appears in a special supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, uses a framework developed to show causality between tobacco advertising and youth smoking and applies it to alcohol advertising.

Released: 22-Feb-2020 10:50 PM EST
New Alternative Spring Break Empowers Students in Climate Resilience and Local Activism
Humboldt State University

The program welcomes students from any major to enroll in HSU’s first alternative spring break with a specific focus on climate change.

Newswise: Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Released: 22-Feb-2020 10:45 PM EST
Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Humboldt State University

Professor Harris, along with his wife Lorene, who passed in 2012, were strong advocates of education and supporters of students.

Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Released: 21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.

Newswise: University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
Released: 21-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Arkansas has donated $30,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to establish a fund to support the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lab for construction management and engineering students. 

Released: 21-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
University leaders’ gift to honor academic units helping students succeed
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two leaders of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have donated $25,000 to honor academic units who are going above and beyond the call of duty to support student success.

Newswise: Chicago Public School students go beyond coding and explore artificial intelligence with Argonne National Laboratory
Released: 21-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
Chicago Public School students go beyond coding and explore artificial intelligence with Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory’s Educational Programs and Outreach department hosted Computer Science for All — Coding and Beyond, in December as a part of the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago initiative.



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