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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Reclaiming Appalachian Identity

Joshua Stuart, an interdisciplinary studies major at West Virginia University will present research at the Appalachian Studies Association conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 5-8. His presentation focuses on queer culture in Appalachia, where he pu...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Study Links Obesity to Community Characteristics, Demographics

Obesity is concentrated in “high-risk communities, where residents have limited access to healthy foods, limited open/green space, a lack of quality and accessible health care,” the report states, a so-called “ecology of disadvantage.”

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Jan-Feb 2018

Embargo expired on 04-Apr-2018 at 00:00 ET

The Dark Secrets of Social Media Dark Patterns

Tweeting praise or criticism gives you more power - and can pose a greater potential threat - than you may know, according to Michigan State University research. Researchers looked at the "GamerGate" controversy to uncover how one angry social media ...

– Michigan State University

Present Tense

Three-Month-Old Infants Can Learn Abstract Relations Before Language Comprehension

Findings suggest humans’ talent for relational learning doesn’t depend on language

– Northwestern University


Losing Your Nest Egg Can Kill You

People have a 50 percent higher risk of death if they suffer a shocking financial loss

– Northwestern University



Election 2018: More Women Than Ever Are Running for Office

Political science faculty across the CSU say it's an exciting time for women in politics, but there's still plenty to do to achieve gender balance in federal, state, and local government.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


World Autism Awareness Day: How the CSU Is Preparing More Special Ed Teachers to Help Students with Autism

CSU students reflect on how special education credential programs have allowed them to excel and introduce inclusion into and beyond their own classrooms.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office



New NSF-Funded Initiative at Franklin Pierce U. will Help Academically Talented Low-Income Students Pursue Degrees, Careers in Sciences

Franklin Pierce University is launching a new initiative to leverage its scenic 1200-acre campus for expanded undergraduate science research, while helping financially needy students pursue majors and careers in the sciences. The program is made poss...

– Academy Communications


Focus on the Work and the People, Not the Title: Former ModCloth CEO on Forging a Career With Purpose

Speaking to University of Virginia Darden School of Business students at a Leadership Speaker Series event, Matt Kaness Former Modcloth CEO recounted his unlikely career journey and the pivotal role the Darden School played and continues to play in h...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Research on Coastal Housing Recovery After Natural Disasters Shows Gaps in Recovery Policies

A team including an Iowa State University researcher studied Galveston, Texas, homes following Hurricane Ike, finding that the types of housing and homeowners – and how U.S. recovery policy handles each – played a major role in recovery outcomes....

– Iowa State University

ASCE Library

Sophisticated Iranian Hack of University Accounts Offers Lessons

Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, says the hacking was sophisticated, clever and carefully designed to appeal to specific professors.

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Announcements

AERA Announces 2018 Award Winners in Education Research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2018 awards for excellence in education research.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Get Ready for Move More Month

The American Heart Association will kick off Move More Month to rally everyone – individuals, friends and families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces to join together and move for health, fun and togetherness. To keep up the momen...

– Monday Campaigns

Move More Month

8th Annual Zócalo Book Prize Awarded to Michael Ignatieff, Author of "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World"

The Zócalo Book Prize is awarded annually to the U.S.-published nonfiction book that most enhances our understanding of community and the forces that strengthen or undermine human connectedness and social cohesion.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Embargo expired on 03-Apr-2018 at 06:00 ET

Dr. Charles Wight Named New President of Salisbury University

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Charles Wight president of Salisbury University, beginning July 1, 2018. Wight will succeed Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, who announced last fall her plans to step down from the positio...

– Salisbury University

Northwestern Teams Up with Apple, Chicago Public Schools on Teacher Learning

Northwestern University, Apple and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have joined forces to provide professional learning opportunities in coding to Chicago teachers.

– Northwestern University

Former U.S. Attorney to Lead Panel Discussion on Gun Violence in Chicago

Zach Fardon, visiting distinguished scholar at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and former U.S. Attorney, will lead a panel discussion, “Gun Violence in Chicago: Perspectives from Local Youth” at noon, Thursday, April 5.

– Northwestern University

WVU Debate Team Members Qualify for National Debate Tournament

Two students on the West Virginia University Debate Team have qualified for the National Debate Tournament for the first time since 1986.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Screening of HBO’s “King in the Wilderness,” Panel Discussion on MLK Legacy—April 9

NYU will host a screening of HBO’s “King in the Wilderness,” a documentary that explores the final years of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., preceded by a panel discussion on King's legacy, on Mon., April 9

– New York University

CUR to Host April 18 Undergraduate Research Event on Capitol Hill

On April 18, 60 teams of students from colleges and universities across the nation will showcase their research at the 2018 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the American Chemical Society.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


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