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6/2/08

New research by Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology, has received a great deal of media coverage in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in the U.K. where <i>The Guardian</i> ran front-page coverage. Seery also did interviews with major media outlets in Ireland, Sweden and Canada, and was quoted in TIME, Newsweek and The Washington Post.

6/17/08

Makau Mutua, dean of the Law School, is quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press on the growing number of law schools and the shrinking pool of law jobs in the U.S. The article appeared in news outlets throughout the country, including <i>The New York Times, Boston Globe, Albany Times Union</i> and <i>Los Angeles Times</i>.

6/16/08

James Cambell, professor and chair of political science and a national expert on campaigns and elections, is quoted in an article on WOIO-TV in Cleveland on prediction by political pundits about the likelihood that John McCain will win the 2008 presidential election.

6/16/08

An article in the <i>Newark Star Ledger</i> on concerns by local school officials about students consuming energy drinks quotes Kathleen Miller, research scientist in the Research Institute on Addictions, on her study, which showed that students who consume energy drinks are more likely to dabble in risky sexual acts, excessive drinking and violent behavior.

6/14/08

An article in <i>USA Today</i> on Friday's unexpected death of award-winning NBC journalist Tim Russert quotes James Campbell, professor and chair of political science.

6/15/08

The cover story in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> about parents sharing work and home responsibilities equally quotes Sampson Lee Blair, associate professor of sociology and an expert on the division of labor in families.

6/11/08

An article on Inside Higher Ed reports on the link between college students consuming energy drinks and an inclination toward risky behavior, and quotes Kathleen Miller, senior research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions.

6/11/08

An article distributed by Reuters reports on research by Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology, that showed that people who don't talk about their feelings after a traumatic event are no more likely to have problems down the road than those who do express them.

6/9/08

<i>USA Today</i>'s "A Better Life" blog looks at a UB study that appeared in the journal "Personal Relationships" that showed that having a parasocial relationship with a celebrity can be a boost to self esteem.

6/9/08

An article in <i>TIME</i> magazine reports on research conducted by Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology, that showed that "talking it out" is not always the best reaction to trauma. "We constantly tell people it's wrong to hold feelings inside. But our finding [suggest] the exact opposite," he said.

6/9/08

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted in an article on ABC News on how good news in Iraq could affect the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama.

6/9/08

An article in the <i>Rutland Herald</i> on the impact of teens' spending habits and financial literacy in the current economic condition quotes Lewis Mandell, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics.

6/6/08

An article distributed by the Associated Press looks at the Building Blocks pre-kindergarten math curriculum developed by Douglas Clements, professor of learning and instruction, and Julie Sarama, associate professor of learning and instruction.

6/4/08

An article in <i>Newsweek</i> reports that while common sense generally dictates that letting it all out, blowing off steam and getting it off your chest are the appropriate way to deal with difficulties, a study by Mark Seery, assistant professor of psychology, suggests that those who do not reveal their feelings in the wake of a collective trauma turn out just fine, if not better, than those who do.

6/3/08

The "Health Highlights" column compiled by HealthDay News reports that for some people, bottling up feelings about traumatic events may be better than letting it all out, and quotes Mark Seery assistant professor of psychology. The article appeared in newspapers around the country, including <i>The Washington Post</i>.

6/3/08

An article in England's <i>The Guardian</i> asks about the benefits of keeping a stiff upper lip in light of Mark Seery's research that showed that talking about your feelings after a collective trauma may not always be the best thing to do.

6/19/08

An article in <i>Newsweek</i> on race relations in the U.S. is written by Wes Carter, a lecturer in African American studies, who says that relations among the races are far better than many thoughtful and concerned Americans give themselves credit for.

6/19/08

An article distributed by Reuters reports that compared with a rate-control strategy, a strategy that focuses on maintaining sinus rhythm does not reduce cardiovascular mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure, and quotes Michael Cain.

6/19/08

An article distributed by Bloomberg reports that heart failure patients don't need aggressive drug therapy to synchronize the beating of their hearts, and quotes Michael Cain, dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/19/08

An article distributed by HealthDay reports on an international study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that shows that a strategy called "rate control," as opposed to rhythm control, may be the best option for keeping patients suffering heart failure and atrial fibrillation healthy, and quotes Michael Cain, dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/22/08

An article in the "Real Clear Politics" section of Yahoo! News on whether there will be a "coattail" effect for Congressional and Senate candidates in the 2008 presidential election quotes James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science.

6/22/08

An article in Australia's <i>The Age</i> newspaper on regular people hiring paparazzi to follow them around and make them feel like stars quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies. The article originally ran in the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>.

6/22/08

An article in <i> The New York Times</i> profiles Harold Rosenbaum, visiting associate professor of music and a recent recipient of the Laurel Leaf Award from the American Composers Alliance presented in recognition of "distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging the performance of new American works."

6/22/08

An article in the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> profiles Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean of medical education and president of the American Medical Association.

6/24/08

Research by Feng Gu, assistant professor in the School of Management's Department of Accounting and Law, was cited in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> in an article on a deal between Washington Mutual and TPG.

6/27/08

An article in <i>The Wilmington News Journal</i> on the controversy over the nomination of the Independent Party of Delaware's gubernatorial candidate by three of the party's four executive-committee members at a local pizza-parlor meeting quotes James Gardner, professor of law.

6/27/08

Michael Sheridan, director of the Center for Geohazards, is quoted in the <i>Pekin Daily Times</i> in an article on the unique problems resident of rural community face in a crisis like the floods in the Midwest.

6/30/08

RIA research scientist John W. Welte is quoted in the <i>Allentown Morning Call</i> in an article about a former Lehigh University student who developed a gambling addiction and wound up serving 22 months in prison for robbing a bank.