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Blacks Experience More Family Member Deaths Than Whites, on Average

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Replacing Obamacare: U-M Experts Available

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Getting a Medical Education From Your Headphones

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Stacks of textbooks and medical journals may soon go the way of the Dodo for many physicians looking to stay updated on latest medical research and breakthroughs. Digital learning tools, such as podcasts, are the way of the future, at least according to James Siegler, MD, a resident physician in Neurology at Penn.

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The Birthplace of Public Higher Education in America

How the University of Georgia sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation

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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Faculty Receive Tenured Professorships

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is expanding the ranks of its tenured faculty with the appointments of scholars Goker Aydin and Sunil Kumar. With these latest appointments, the Carey Business School now has 10 tenured professors among its 87 full-time faculty.

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Questioning Post-Soviet in a New Era of Russian-American Relations

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Allegations and investigations into interference in the U.S. Presidential election have brought Russian-American relations into the national spotlight in a way unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.

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Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Where Belief in Free Will Is Linked to Happiness

Researchers show that the phenomenon, previously seen in Western populations, also occurs in Chinese teenagers, and can cross cultural divides

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Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility for Low Income Students

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A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, the report ranks Stony Brook among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation whose students begin college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and then go on to have income in the top three-fifths of income distribution.

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​Not Just Funny: Satirical News Has Serious Political Effects

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests.A study found that people chose satirical news that matched their pre-existing attitudes – liberal or conservative – and that watching satirical news reinforced those attitudes as much as watching serious news.

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Film Expert Available to Discuss Coming Oscar Nominations

Paul Helford, the principal lecturer for creative media and film at Northern Arizona University, is available to discuss the nominations, what they mean for the film world and what nominees are likely to take home the statue.

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Call for Proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting

The Goodman Institute is currently seeking proposals for investigative stories that serve the public interest. The application deadline is Monday, February 20.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Names Marketing Expert as First Holder of Klappa Professorship

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Marketing scholar Laura Peracchio will hold the endowed professorship named in honor of Gale Klappa, the retired CEO of WEC Energy Group, and his wife, Judith Klappa, a former communications professional.

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Trump Opposition Can Learn From Eco; Counter Outrageous Pronouncements but Stop Playing by His Rules, Virginia Tech Expert Says

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Can the Comorbidity of Depression and Psychopathy Be the Devil's Work?

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Occult practices feed both depression and psychopathy.

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Pulitzer Center Panel Features Front-Line Journalists on Cuba

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications will host an impressive slate of journalists with recent reporting experience in Cuba for a panel discussion about the country’s uncertain future.The panel discussion is part of Medill’s new partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit organization, based in Washington D.







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