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Teens Who Vape at Increased Risk for Future Cigarette Smoking

Among high school seniors who have never smoked a cigarette, those who vape are more than four times more likely to smoke a cigarette in the following year than their peers who do not vape.

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AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Meeting Healthcare Needs of the Nation's Most Vulnerable Populations

AACN applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Kathy Castor (D-FL). For over 50 years, Title VIII programs have helped provide a direct response to the call for nursing services across America. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through Fiscal Year 2022 and aligns them with current trends in the profession.

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Buyer and Seller Beware: Bundling Affects How Consumer Products Are Valued

They found that there is an “asymmetry” that applies to the valuation of items offered as a bundle: “consumers will demand more compensation for and experience greater dissatisfaction from the loss of items from bundles, compared to the loss of the same items in isolation.”

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CSO Presentation of ‘Ivan the Terrible’ to Feature UIC Faculty

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Faculty from the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in “Ivan the Terrible.”

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MWAH! Valentine’s Facts About Kissing

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Shakespeare said our lips were made for kissing and if you ask Texas A&M University Professor of Anthropology Vaughn Bryant about it, he’ll tell you all you need to know and more about this age-old pastime.

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Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection

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Authors who create elaborate fantasy worlds often provide maps to guide readers through these imaginary lands. Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives invites visitors to explore fantasy maps with the new exhibit, Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection.

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University of Alabama Offers Engineering Course Taught in German

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This spring engineering students at The University of Alabama are learning automotive engineering through a class taught entirely in German in what is most likely the first German-taught engineering course for American students in the Southeast.

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International, Constitutional Legal Scholars to Discuss Trump’s Immigration Order

Tulane University scholars on immigration, constitutional and international law will discuss the impact and implications of President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barring U.S. entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

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UCI Experts Can Speak About Betsy DeVos Confirmation

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Best Interest Researcher, Fiduciary Rule Author Can Discuss Its Future

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Trump Administration Must Urgently Reassess US Policy Toward China

With the United States-China relationship in a precarious state, the Trump administration must urgently reassess U.S. policy toward China, a group of prominent China specialists conclude in a new report.

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DeVos ‘Choice’ Plan Robs the Poor and Gives to the Rich

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UNH Education Professor Available for Comment on Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearings

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Why Are Men Overlooking the Benefits of Marriage?

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The marriage rate in the U.S. continues to decline and the view that marriage entails a “lack of freedom” is becoming more entrenched, particularly among younger men, according to researchers Nicholas H. Wolfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox.

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Biden Institute Announced

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States, will serve as the founding chair of University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, a new research and policy center.

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McMaster University Launches the French Version of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The research team behind the Portal is now announcing the launch of French version of the Portal which can be found at www.mcmastervieillissementoptimal.org. The French language version of the portal is called the Portail sur le Vieillissement Optimal de McMaster.

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FAU Receives Federal Designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution from U.S. Department of Education

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This designation is only awarded to colleges and universities with enrollment of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students of at least 25 percent.

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Looking for the One That Got Away? International Expert on Rekindled Romances and Lost Loves Available

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How Does the Brain Make Perceptual Predictions Over Time? NYU’s Heeger has a Theory for That

NYU neuroscientist David Heeger offers a new framework to explain how the brain makes predictions. He outlines how “prediction” may be a general principle of cortical function—along with the already-established role of inference.

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Despite a Slump, Tax Revenue Has Recovered in 27 States

Tax collections fell in a majority of states in the second quarter of 2016, ending seven straight quarters of growth in total state tax revenue. Despite the slump, the 50-state total and receipts in 27 states were higher than before their plunge in the Great Recession, after adjusting for inflation.







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