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Monday, February 27, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Wind Ensemble’s Fast-Paced Concert to Present World Premieres

The University of Illinois at Chicago Wind Ensemble to perform.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Do You Look Like Your Name? People Can Match Names to Faces of Strangers with Surprising Accuracy

If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might – and others might think so, too. New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people’s names...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2017 at 09:00 ET

Study Finds Romantic Relationships Can Include Suicide Risks and Protective Factors for Soldiers

Heather Love, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, recently conducted a study that may shed light on factors that contribute to U.S. Army members committing suicide.

– Kansas State University


Lack of Training Contributes to Burnout, Survey of Preschool Teachers Finds

Studies have shown that early childhood education programs can have a positive impact on a child’s success later in life. However, the annual turnover rate nationally for teachers of preschool-age children is approximately 30 percent. Now, research...

– University of Missouri Health

International Journal on Disability and Human Development

Using Twitter May Increase Food-Poisoning Reporting

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. citizens gets food poisoning every year, but very few report it. Twitter communications between the public and the proper government authorities could improve foodborne illness reporting as well as the steps that follow, according...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk

Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Texas A&M researchers are trying to ...

– Texas A&M University

Pop Culture


Desks Join the Internet of Things

The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are enormous, and one benefit may be improving our health.

– Texas A&M University

The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to predict the...

Expert Available

– DePaul University

Law and Public Policy


Discussion to Define Populism and Its Role in Economic Justice

Speaker to discuss populism.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Announcements

IU School of Global and International Studies Convening America's Role in the World Conference

The second annual America’s Role in the World conference at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington will address pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration, the nation and world.

– Indiana University

Kansas State University's Black Student Union Is Best in Big 12 for Ninth Time

Kansas State University's Black Student Union remains the best in the Big 12 Conference.

– Kansas State University

Public Health and Local Art Thought Leaders Collaborate to Improve Community Health

Solving complex social and health issues through arts and culture is the goal of a collaboration between University of Louisville’s Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK) and IDEAS xLab.

– University of Louisville

Houston Chronicle Reporter Brian M. Rosenthal Wins USC Annenberg’s 2017 Selden Ring Award

Brian M. Rosenthal of the Houston Chronicle has won the 2017 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for his seven-part series revealing that Texas state educators systematically denied special education services to hundreds of thousands of sch...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Senator Russ Feingold to Discuss US Elections at American University

As part of the Dean’s Discussions Series at American University’s School of International Service, Former United States Senator of Wisconsin Russ Feingold – and now a distinguished executive in residence at SIS -- and James Goldgeier, dean of S...

– American University

Rowan University NSF Grant Supports Students’ Physics Research in Singapore

Five physics students from four regional universities will spend 10 weeks in Singapore this summer through a program coordinated by Dr. Michael Lim, a professor of physics at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.

– Rowan University





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