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Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Popular images of journalists have changed little over a century, says a new book
If you think reporters are scoundrels, you might point to popular culture. If you think they're heroes, you might do the same. For more than a century, both depictions have been plentiful and constant, whether in films, books and comics; on TV and radio; or more recently in video games, say two experts on the subject, in their book 'Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-621-6721
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Historian's tale of colonial Illinois about collaboration rather than conquest
Illinois has an early colonial history that's easily forgotten, or boiled down to just the explorers Marquette and Jolliet and a few French fur traders. What's missing in that, however, is a surprising history of European and native cooperation, interracial marriage and mixed-race communities, according to University of Illinois history professor Robert Morrissey, in his new book, 'Empire by Collaboration.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-621-6721
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Classroom acoustics for architects
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has published a free online booklet for architects to aid in the application of ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1-American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools, Part 1, the national classroom acoustics standard that applies to K-12 classrooms.
Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Elaine Moran
elaine@acousticalsociety.org
516-576-2360
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Buckley helping lead international schizophrenia research group, edits two books
Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a psychiatrist, expert in schizophrenia, and Dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is a member of the seven-person Executive Committee charged with planning the future of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, the premier global conference on schizophrenia research.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Time and age
Entitled 'Time and Age: Time Machines, Relativity and Fossils,' this book authored by Professor Michael Mark Woolfson from University of York, addresses the measurement of time in relation to astronomical time.

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Apr-2015
ADSA Foundation announces plan to publish third edition of 'Large Dairy Herd Management'
To benefit a broad segment of the global dairy industry, the ADSA Foundation will undertake another major initiative, this time to meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. In 1978, a symposium designed specifically to produce a book, 'Large Dairy Herd Management,' was held in Gainesville, Fla. Speakers' presentations were developed into book chapters. In 1992, the book was updated under the co-editorship of Jack Van Horn and Charlie Wilcox.
ADSA Foundation

Contact: Ken Olson
keolson@prodigy.net
630-237-4961
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Book details misconceptions about smallpox's role in Native depopulation
As part of his new book, 'Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824,' a University of Kansas history professor disputes the idea that infectious diseases themselves gave Europeans an advantage over Native-Americans because indigenous peoples did not have the right medicine or knowledge base to fight these new diseases, such as smallpox.

Contact: George Diepenbrock
gdiepenbrock@ku.edu
785-864-8853
University of Kansas

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
New Notre Dame book offers strategies for engaging millennials for ethical leadership
In 'Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: What Works for Young Professionals and Their Managers,' Notre Dame's Jessica McManus addresses many of the stereotypes about millennials and offers strategies for optimizing their performance in the workplace.

Contact: Jessica McManus Warnell
jmcmanus@nd.edu
574-631-9182
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Can YouTube and Instagram contribute to classroom learning?
New research from Concordia proves that social media can be a powerful educational device -- especially when a student isn't doing so well to begin with.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
'The United States of Excess'
Are Americans hard-wired to consume too much food and fuel? Unfortunately, yes, writes Robert Paarlberg in 'The United States of Excess: Gluttony and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism.' Paarlberg argues that America's excess is driven in each case by its distinct endowment of material and demographic resources, its unusually weak national political institutions, and a unique political culture that celebrates both individual freedoms over social responsibility, and free markets over governmental authority.

Contact: Michael Smith
Michael.Smith@oup.com
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 12-Apr-2015
Report on Bioenergy and Sustainability to be launched
More than 100 experts from around the world contributed to the report, which presents main findings and recommendations on current production and use of bioenergy, as well as growth potential, considering such aspects as land use, feedstocks, technologies, impacts and policies.
São PAulo Research Foundation, Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

Contact: Fernando Cunha
cunha@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4151
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
New book on mitosis from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Mitosis,' from CSHLPress, covers both historical and recent developments in our understanding of mitosis and its regulation. The contributors describe how sister chromatids attach to one another and to the spindle apparatus; how the spindle microtubules nucleate, elongate, pause, and shrink; and how kinetochores and centrosomes serve as anchor and control points. They also survey the biochemical machinery that coordinates the three main regulatory stages -- entry into mitosis, sister chromatid separation, and mitotic exit -- in both space and time.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
'Epigenetics:' The new comprehensive guide from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
In this new edition of 'Epigenetics' from CSHL Press, 36 chapters by experts in the field introduce and explain epigenetic effects from many perspectives. These include the varied molecular mechanisms underpinning epigenetic regulation, discussion of cellular processes that rely on this kind of regulation, and surveys of model organisms in which epigenetic effects have been most studied. The book is a benchmark text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on gene regulation, and an essential resource for scientists interested in this rapidly moving field.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
From quantum, through the big bang, to infinity -- how to explain time?
What is time? Assuming no prior specialized knowledge by the reader, the book raises specific, hitherto overlooked questions about how time works, such as how and why anyone can be made to be, at the very same instant, simultaneous with events that are actually days apart. It examines abiding issues in the physics of time or at its periphery which still elude a full explanation -- such as delayed choice experiments, the brain's perception of time during saccadic masking.

Contact: Maria Hrynkiewicz
maria.hrynkiewicz@degruyteropen.com
48-660-476-421
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
Himalaya calling
World Century Publishing Corp. is proud to announce an exceptional volume on the history of Chinese and Indian civilization. 'Himalaya Calling: The Origins of China and India' takes the reader through the passage of time and examines the intertwining history between these two great nations.

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
New from NYBG Press: An easy-to-use guide to lichens of northeastern North America
Designed to be a user-friendly reference for non-specialists, 'Common Lichens of Northeastern North America' is an easy-to-use field guide for anyone who wants to learn about lichens -- an important but often neglected group of species. 'Common Lichens of Northeastern North America,' by Troy McMullin and Frances Anderson, is now available from The New York Botanical Garden Press. With information about 138 species found in New England and eastern Canada, 'Common Lichens' is an ideal introduction to these fascinating organisms.

Contact: Stevenson Swanson
sswanson@nybg.org
718-817-8512
The New York Botanical Garden

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
New book provides workable approaches for combating bullying
'Practical Strategies for Clinical Management of Bullying' provides the latest findings about bullying and workable approaches for combating this social epidemic.

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Free guide from AGS, AARP helps older Chinese-Americans understand health
A new, free guide from the AGS and AARP helps older Chinese-Americans understand and manage their health during National Minority Health Month.
American Geriatrics Society, AARP

Contact: Dan Trucil
dtrucil@americangeriatrics.org
212-822-3589
American Geriatrics Society

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Launch of 'The Best in Science Writing from Asia 2015' book
Powered by emerging economies and a young, well-trained population, Asia is now not only an exciting place to do science but a fantastic place to write about it as well. As the quality and quantity of Asia's scientific output increases, science writing becomes increasingly important as a means of sharing the knowledge gathered and building a scientifically literate population.

Contact: Clara Wong
clara@asianscientist.com
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
Medieval Russia began speaking German
A researcher from the Lomonosov Moscow State University tells about the linguistic ties between the Medieval Europe and Novgorod the Great. The major role in the history of relations between Western Europe and Novgorod used to belong to the cities of Northern Germany, which formed the Hanseatic League and controlled all the trade in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The east-west trade axis of the Hanseatic League connected Novgorod with many trade centers such as London and existed until the XVII century.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 29-Mar-2015
New book provides inside view of efforts to build 'super battery' at Argonne National Lab
With 20 countries racing to design and build a better rechargeable 'super battery,' a veteran reporter gained special access to write about US researchers leading the 'battery war' charge. The result is a new book, 'The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World.'

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke
Loyola University Medical Center neurologists Michael Star, M.D., and José Biller, M.D., describe the association between migraine headaches and stroke in the new text 'Headache and Migraine Biology and Management.'

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
'On Becoming a Teen Mom' examines life events that lead to teen pregnancy
'On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy' (University of California Press, 2015), a new book by Case Western Reserve University sociologists Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black, focuses on life events resulting in teen motherhood, revealing some realities behind the statistics.

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
NNI publishes workshop report assessing the status of EHS risk science
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, 'Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology,' which was held Sept. 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
'The New Celebrity Scientists' examines how our media-driven celebrity culture produces popular scientific stars.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
efloyd@american.edu
202-500-1326
American University

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