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Article ID: 719264

Jean Case, Carolyn Miles Headline New UVA Darden DC Area Speaker Series With Unscripted Approach to Candid Conversations

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will feature prominent speakers at its UVA Darden DC Metro facility beginning this fall, offering the opportunity to hear from top leaders across a variety of sectors.

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19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 719273

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Doubled in 2018

Tufts University

College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout.

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19-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 719256

Highlights of American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

American Psychological Association (APA)

The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology. Topics to be presented include whether virtual reality is ready for primetime, how fake news persists on social media, the use of games to enhance psychotherapy, how wearable technology may help improve well-being at work, and how technology can help people successfully age.

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19-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Technology,

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Article ID: 719247

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab launches Civic Media Fellowship

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab (AnnLab) has launched a fellowship program to empower social entrepreneurs, artists, organizers, scholars, and others to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement around pressing areas of public interest — with particular attention to underrepresented communities. Funded by a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, fellows enjoy a unique opportunity to reflect on their journeys while collaborating on creative and meaningful projects.

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19-Sep-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Newswise: UniSA leads nationwide push for academic integrity

Article ID: 719153

UniSA leads nationwide push for academic integrity

University of South Australia

Academic integrity is critical to every aspect of education and increasing breaches of academic integrity are raising concerns about the international reputation of higher education in Australia.

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18-Sep-2019 10:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation

Article ID: 719177

Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation

Wichita State University

Gun‐owning women exhibit levels of political participation about gun policy and a greater willingness to engage in political discussions about gun control than nonowning women, according to Alexandra Middlewood, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University.

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18-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    18-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719156

Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects.

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18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 719207

Amazon Studios gets body image right in 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'

Furman University

When she saw the trailer for the movie “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” psychologist and body image researcher Kerstin Blomquist’s first thought was, “Oh, no. They’re doing it again!” Blomquist studies how to prevent disordered eating and how to promote a positive body image. She thought Hollywood had made another movie perpetuating negative stereotypes about people with obesity. Then, she saw the movie. “The movie was surprisingly better than I expected." She talks about what the movie got right, and what it could have done a little better.

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18-Sep-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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