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Oct 10 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Have You Been Screened for Depression Today?

2. Why Teen Girls Are at Heightened Risk of Depression

3. To Quit Smoking, Combine Behavioral Support and Medication

4. Men Work Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

5. Schools Key to Reaching the 1 in 10 Kids with Mental Health Problems

6. “Broad Consensus” That Violent Media Increase Child Aggression

7. Preschoolers with Low Empathy at Risk for Continued Problems

8. Family Violence a Form of “Intimate Terrorism,” Says Psychologist

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Oct 08 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Orthognathic surgery: principles & practice / Jeffrey C. Posnick

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Capturing the latest thinking for the evaluation and treatment of dentofacial deformities, Orthognathic Surgery: Principles and Practice, covers the basic principles and concepts of dentofacial deformities along with planning, surgical techniques, surgical complications, classic patterns, and clinical presentations. Over 5,000 clinical photos and detailed art make this a valuable reference for clinical orthodontists, craniofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and residents in training.

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Oct 08 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: October 15, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Mr. Wu Zhaoming, MPhil Candidate

Title:The role of TRAF-interacting protein (TRAIP) during craniofacial development

Abstract: The control of cell proliferation is crucial for the craniofacial development. But the mechanism of how the cell proliferation is coordinated during the development remains to be elucidated. The TRAF-interacting protein (TRAIP) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase, which plays a role in cell proliferation and differentiation. It has also found been to interact with the cell cycle related protein PCNA. In this study the expression pattern of TRAIP during different stages of craniofacial development will be investigated and its potential relationship with cell proliferation will be evaluated. Its potential upstream and downstream signals will also be explored.

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Oct 08 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

WHO: Global Health Observatory: Mental Health

While more than 800,000 people die from suicide globally each year, the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011 was 2.8%. In Afghanistan, six out of every 100,000 men committed suicide. In the United States, that number was 19. These and other data can be gleaned from the age-standardized suicide rates interactive graph on the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory website dedicated to issues of Mental Health. Additionally, the page provides links to reports on Policy and financing of mental health, Human resources (in terms of the number of psychiatrists available per 100,000 people in a given country), and Mental health care delivery.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 38, October 3, 2014]

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Oct 08 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Oct 07 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for October 2014:

Policy & Politics

Bourdieu and the Big Society: empowering the powerful in public service provision?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3023100

Evidence & Policy

Plural forms of evidence in public health: tolerating epistemological and methodological diversity

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4161889

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice

Getting back to work? claim trajectories and destinations of employment and Support Allowance claimants

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

Voluntary Sector Review

Decoupling the state and the third sector? The ‘big Society’ as a spontaneous order

Families, Relationships & Societies

On the other side of couplehood: single women in Sweden exploring life without a partner

Critical and Radical Social Work

Reconciling radicalism, relationship and role: priorities for social work with adults in England

[Source: Policy Press]

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Oct 06 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Directory of Open Access Journals

At the time of this writing, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexes and provides access to 1,720,260 articles in 9,986 journals from 134 countries. Dozens of fields are represented here, covering ten broad areas, including Medicine, Health Sciences, Biology and Life Science, Social Sciences, and Technology and Engineering. Think about starting with Latest News, where DOAJ lists updates and interesting tidbits. The heart of the site, of course, is its Search function, where readers can search by Title, Keywords, Subject, and other categories, as well as by Journal Language, Country of Publication, and Publisher. Anyone looking for access to high-quality, peer-reviewed, freely available research will appreciate this innovative site.

Happiness Research Institute

For a more earnest look at happiness, check out the web site of the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fascinating articles here make large scale surveys and empirical projects sensical and relevant to anyone with an interest in well-being- for themselves, their communities, and their nation. From the homepage, click New Report to read about why Denmark is named among the happiest countries on earth, year after year. The Projects section highlights recent undertakings by the institute, including projects on Sustainable Happiness and reports on Happiness and work. While not all reports are available here, a number of them are ready for your consumption and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. The Research section of the site may also be of interest as it covers “easily digestible” information on happiness from around the globe.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 37, September 26, 2014]

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Oct 06 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Belonging: The Resettlement Experiences of Hmong Refugees in Texas and Germany
Drawing on a case study of two Hmong refugee populations from Laos that were resettled in a major Texas city and a German village, this article explores the different approaches to immigrant integration found in the United States and Germany as well as the outcomes for the Hmong and their sense of belonging in their new communities.

Policy Beat

Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Has Receded from Headlines But Major Issues Remain

As Central American child migrant flows have returned to their precrisis level, challenges remain concerning the fate of tens of thousands of newly arrived children and families now residing in the United States pending immigration court hearings. Meanwhile, Congress has declined to authorize new funding to address the situation.

[Source: Migration Information Source October 2, 2014]

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Oct 03 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

The new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report Selling Visas and Citizenship: Policy Questions from the Global Boom in Investor Immigration, examines the increasing mix of players and types of immigrant investor programs, their policy design, benefits and other considerations. During the past decade, the number of countries with immigrant investor programs has increased dramatically, and about half of all European Union member states now have dedicated routes. Demand has increased as well, with the U.S. EB-5 program, for example, nearing its annual cap of 10,000 visas this year for the first time, after two decades of relatively low uptake.

The report explores the two primary models: (1) investment in private-sector assets, such as the business investment programs used in the United States, Singapore and the Netherlands, or the purchase of private property, as seen in Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Spain, and (2) providing funds to the government via non-refundable fees, low-interest loans or bonds, as occurs in the Caribbean as well as Australia, Malta and the United Kingdom.

The report provides a global overview of immigrant investor initiatives, examines residency requirements and upfront costs.

Read the report at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/selling-visas-and-citizenship-policy-questions-global-boom-investor-immigration

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

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Oct 03 2014

Read New Journal “Review of Religion and Chinese Society” from Brill

Review of Religion and Chinese Society (Editor-in-Chief: Fenggang Yang)

Review of Religion and Chinese Society is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and book reviews in social sciences and certain humanities disciplines. It welcomes studies that compare religion in Chinese and some other societies.

You now have FREE ACCESS to the new journal until 31 December 2015. Issue 1 is now available on BrillOnline platform and Issue 2 will be available in October.

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