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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, March 2, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


URI Professors Address Contemporary Problems From Historical Perspective at Applied History Lab

Two URI history professors are leading practitioners of the emerging discipline of applied history, using the knowledge and wisdom of the past to help identify and address present-day issues.

– University of Rhode Island

The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On

Since his death on February 21, 1965, the man who changed his name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and then finally to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz has stood at the symbolic center of global Africana debates about diasporic consciousness, political liberation, strategies for Black empowerment, and Black religious identity. Half a century later, the intellectual and activist legacy of Malcolm X is more important than ever for understanding the religions and the cultures of Africana people in the modern world.

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Journal of Africana Religions, Feb-2015

– Penn State University Press

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Psychology Has Important Role in Changing Cancer Landscape

Psychology has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in cancer prevention, treatment and control, according to the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2015 at 09:00 ET)

American Psychologist

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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– Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)


African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.

– University of Chicago



Study Finds Summer Entrepreneurship Programs Have Benefits Beyond Business Skills

New York University researchers evaluated the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) 2014 summer entrepreneurship programs, designed to introduce teenage students to the concepts of entrepreneurship while developing their academic and life skills.

– New York University

Pop Culture


Arcade-Style ‘Snake Invasion’ Brings Campus Tradition Online

Every March, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology wield wooden walking sticks called shillelaghs to rid the campus of rubber snakes in honor of how, according to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland centuries ago. This year students, alumni and other visitors to the university’s website will be able to join in on the fun.

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– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


Study Reveals Terrorist Attacks Shifted from Air to Rail

Data on terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2011 show a long-term trend away from air attacks and toward railroad and subway attacks, underscoring the need for increased intelligence gathering to intercept those redirected attempts.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

LifeWire Announcements

What Fuels Our Warriors?

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Mass., has launched the Combat Rations Database, or ComRaD ( which provides nutritional information on individual combat ration meals and their food components. This interactive website features standard nutrition facts, including calories, fat, vitamins and minerals of the MRE, First Strike Ration® (FSR), and Meal, Cold Weather/Long Range Patrol (MCW/LRP), from their most recent production years.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

GW Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians

The George Washington University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians to establish the Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship.

– George Washington University

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Women’s History Month in March through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

– Smithsonian Institution

Dreaming of Being a Doctor – but Think It’s Too Late? New U-M Program Could Help You Prepare

Whether you’re nearing graduation, or have already embarked on a career, you may wonder if your lack of science training and experience means it’s too late to fulfill your dream of becoming a doctor. But a new program at the University of Michigan Medical School could help.

– University of Michigan Health System

Notre Dame Sociologists to Lead American Sociological Association’s Flagship Journal

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced this week that it has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the association’s flagship journal. Omar Lizardo, Rory McVeigh, and Sarah Mustillo will begin their three-year term in January 2016.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Four UChicago Scholars Receive 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded four UChicago faculty members 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships: Eric Budish, associate professor of economics at Chicago Booth; Jian Ding, assistant professor in statistics; Magne Mogstad, assistant professor in economics; and Stephanie Palmer, assistant professor in organismal biology & anatomy.

– University of Chicago

UIC Scholar to Lead ‘Lab’ for Humanities Work on Great Lakes Issues

A University of Illinois at Chicago humanities scholar will lead a multi-site policy “lab” that links three Midwest universities in work that explores social and human issues related to water, energy and natural resources in the Great Lakes region.

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

CDC Director Tom Frieden to Deliver 2015 Packard Award Lecture

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present “Ebola: Past, Present and Future” when he delivers the 2015 David Packard Award Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


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