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Advocate for People with Disabilities to Receive One of Syracuse University’s Unsung Heroes Awards

In recognition of her work as a passionate advocate for people with disabilities, Omolara Funmilola Akinpelu, Research Associate with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, has been selected as a recipient of Syracuse University’s 2011 Unsung Hero Award. Akinpelu has been instrumental in the creation of practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women: they not only experience domestic violence at vastly disproportionate numbers, but also encounter barriers to seeking assistance.

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Expert Available to Comment on Politicians' Use of Violent Metaphors, Which Some People Have Criticized Following the Shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Baylor University professor says violent metaphors are nothing new in American politics, but the 24-hour news cycle and anonymity of the Internet "open the floodgates" for extremists who have no way of being held accountable.

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Five Questions on Tucson Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin

Joel Dvoskin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Tucson, Ariz. He is author of numerous articles and chapters in professional journals and texts, including a number of articles that deal with treatment of people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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Unique Partnership Will Promote Sustainability Training for Pharmacists

University of the Sciences and Practice Greenhealth announced today that they have established a first-of-its kind partnership to develop and promote sustainability training for pharmacists, pharmacy students and related professionals.

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Expert: Illinois Death Penalty Will End 'With a Whimper'

Given the conflicted politics of the death penalty, it was probably inevitable that the Illinois legislature would vote to abolish the practice, says Indiana University legal expert Joseph L. Hoffmann.

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Middle School Is When the Right Friends May Matter Most

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As adolescents move from elementary school into their middle or junior-high years, changes in friendships may signal potential academic success or troubles down the road, say University of Oregon researchers.

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Some School Social Workers Don’t Feel Prepared to Manage Cyberbullying

Some school social workers report that they don’t feel equipped to handle incidents of cyberbullying among teens. A new Ohio University-led survey of 399 members of the 11-state Midwest School Social Work Council found that while nearly all agreed that cyberbullying can cause psychological harm— including suicide—and deserved more attention from schools, just more than half felt empowered to deal with the issue.

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Disney Movies Promote “Beautiful as Good” Stereotype

While most research studies regarding the “beautiful as good” stereotype have focused on the adult or young adult viewer, Appalachian State University psychology professors Doris Bazzini, Lisa Curtin and Denise Martz have studied the effect viewing an animated movie that portrays “beauty as good” has on children, male and female, ages 6 to 12.

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Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior

Matthew Robinson, a professor of criminology at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., is the author of “Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior.” His book integrates risk factors identified by more than a dozen academic disciplines which have been shown to increase the odds of antisocial behavior and criminality. The book is co-authored is Dr. Kevin Beaver of the Florida State University.

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Nursing School Awarded Healthy Sum For Scholarships

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing has been selected among the nation’s top nursing schools to receive coveted scholarship funds for undergraduate nursing students from the nation’s largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.







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