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Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Therapy for your marriage -- without the therapy
'Reconcilable Differences' was first published to wide acclaim in 2000. The new second edition is substantially enhanced with insights gleaned from an ongoing 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, awarded to University of Miami researcher Dr. Brian Doss. The new edition takes couples through a three-step process and can be an effective, convenient, inexpensive alternative to face-to-face therapy, said Doss.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Annette Gallagher
a.gallagher1@umiami.edu
305-284-1121
University of Miami

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
UH researcher strengthens link between Quran and Bible
By researching the Quran in Arabic and the four Gospels of the Bible in Aramaic, a language common to most of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D., a University of Houston professor says he has established links between the Quran and the Bible. El-Badawi is the author of a new book, 'The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions.'

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
How military changes shaped geopolitics and the fortunes of states and civilizations
The question why Europe performed better and why it emerged ultimately victorious in the competition with other civilizations in the second half of the past millennium puzzles economists, sociologists, historians and the general public. It is now Jimmy Teng's turn to contribute to the lively discussion on how the world became what we know today, in his 'Musket, Map and Money' -- released now fully open access by De Gruyter Open.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
New book on endocytosis from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Endocytosis' covers all of the major pathways of endocytosis and postendocytic trafficking and how they regulate cellular and organismal physiology. Topics such as lysosomal dynamics, the biophysical challenges of bending membranes, and the evolution of endocytic systems are also covered. It is an indispensable reference for cell biologists, but also for neuroscientists, immunologists, developmental biologists, microbiologists, and others concerned with the physiological and therapeutic implications of this key cellular process.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
'Sound Visualization and Manipulation'
Professor Yang-Hann Kim, an eminent scholar in sound engineering, and professor Jung-Woo Choi collaborated to write 'Sound Visualization and Manipulation' (Wiley 2013), which uniquely addresses the two most important problems in the field in a unified way.

Contact: Lan Yoon
hlyoon@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Large-scale study shows power of pre-K
Average scores for children in Georgia's pre-K program were above the national norm on key measures of language, literacy, and math -- findings consistent with earlier studies of large-scale pre-K programs. However, children not enrolled in the program scored at or below the national norm.
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Contact: Dave Shaw
Dave@unc.edu
919-621-3933
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Columbia Business School professor shows golfers how to improve their performance and strategy
Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie expands upon the strokes gained putting stat he developed and which is now in use by the Professional Golfers' Association Tour. Every Shot Counts is not a book about golf mechanics. Instead, using statistical data from the past decade, it is designed to show golfers of all handicaps new ways to improve golf strategy and measure performance.

Contact: Keshia Mark
klm74@columbia.edu
212-854-7120
Columbia Business School

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Question of race not simple for Mexican Americans, author says
About half of Latinos check 'white' in response to the question about race on the US Census. About half check 'other race.' Their choice may have little to do with their skin color, their use of English or Spanish, or their comfort within the larger culture, contrary to common assumptions, says Julia A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies, in a new book.

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-333-2894
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Horizons of science in an e-book available for everyone
Science knows everything and is always ready with a clear answer to any problem -- this is what we think of science while leaving school and how the media present it. The real science is, however, different. What's like? The answer can be found in an e-book prepared by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Contact: Marcin Opałło
mopallo@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Anthropologist's new book explores how apes and humans evolved side by side
Russell Tuttle, one of the nation's leading paleoanthropologists, incorporates his research with a synthesis of a vast amount of research from other scientists who study primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another, and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species.

Contact: Jann Ingmire
jingmire@uchicago.edu
773-702-2772
University of Chicago

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Promise of value-based payments in health care remains unproven, study finds
Pay-for-performance, accountable care organizations and bundled payment programs are widely embraced across health care as a way to improve quality and reduce costs. But a new study cautions that after a decade of experimentation with reforms that provide health providers with financial incentives to improve performance, relatively little is known about how to best execute such strategies or judge their success.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
New book from MIT professor details a new theory of information propagation in various communities
Media Lab professor's new book ties more than a decade's research into a new theory of information propagation in communities large and small.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
New Fukushima book features stark eyewitness accounts
March 11, 2014 will mark three years since Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant failed in the wake of a tsunami and earthquake -- a failure that arguably could have been prevented with better planning and management. A new book by a commission of top experts drawn from the Japanese private sector dissects the disaster and includes chilling eyewitness accounts from Fukushima workers who were at the site at the very moment "the asphalt began to ripple" and cracks appeared on turbine buildings.

Contact: Katie Baker
Katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk
020-732-48719
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Social media harm our ability to act rationally
The Internet and social media provide easy and instant access to an abundance of information but do not make us better equipped to make rational decisions; on the contrary, the technology amplifies irrational social behavior and can manipulate minds and markets, the new book Infostorms shows. Based on research from University of Copenhagen, the book investigates the dangers that our growing dependence on information technology pose to democracy.

Contact: Vincent F. Hendricks
vincent@hum.ku.dk
45-40-16-80-63
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Science Academies explain global warming in 'plain English'
If emissions of greenhouse gases continue in a business-as-usual manner, future changes in climate will substantially exceed those that have occurred so far, with a warming of the Earth in the range of roughly five to nine degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century.

Contact: Anne Stark
stark8@llnl.gov
925-422-9799
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
New orchid flora documents dramatic variety of orchids in a biodiversity hotspot
Covering the oldest, largest, and most complex islands of the West Indies, 'Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles,' newly published by the New York Botanical Garden Press, provides clear, detailed accounts of 594 orchid species found in the Greater Antilles, which includes Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola, the island that comprises the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Contact: Stevenson Swanson
sswanson@nybg.org
917-859-0551
The New York Botanical Garden

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Infostorms: How to roll with 'information punches'
The dawn of the information age is heralded as a turning point for humanity. New tools like the internet, email and instant messaging made information and communications available at the push of a button, and ushered in an era of seemingly instant answers and context. But in our current state of 'any information, anywhere,' there are a number of dangers lurking just beyond the mouse click.

Contact: Alexander Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Solving 'The Boy Problem'
Boys will be boys, goes the old adage, but it's exactly this philosophy that has hurt young men in urban classrooms for more than a century, a Michigan State University scholar argues in a new book.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Wakefield Court Rolls series
Dr. John A. Hargreaves has edited Volume 16 of the Wakefield Court Rolls series. It details proceedings of the courts of the ancient Manor of Wakefield, which originated in the early Middle Ages. The rolls survive in an almost unbroken run from 1274 to the 1920s and are recognized by Dr. John A. Hargreaves has edited Volume 16 of the Wakefield Court Rolls series. It details proceedings of the courts of the ancient Manor of Wakefield, which originated in the early Middle Ages. The rolls survive in an almost unbroken run from 1274 to the 1920s and are recognised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as being 'of outstanding value and importance to the United Kingdom' and have been placed on the Memory of the World Register. as being 'of outstanding value and importance to the United Kingdom' and have been placed on the Memory of the World Register.
Yorkshire Archaeological Society

Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Therapy for your marriage -- without the therapy
Is it possible to observe your own marriage, including your arguments, and see yourself the way an objective observer would see you? If you could, would you behave differently? Andrew Christensen, UCLA professor of psychology, shows couples how to start seeing each other's point of view, reduce conflict and improve their relationship.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

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