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Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in... (more)

– Indiana University

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Beyond Emojis and LOL, the Art of Writing for 'The Internet Unconscious'

In his new book, “The Internet Unconscious,” Sandy Baldwin unwraps the layers of the artistry that comprise the emerging field of... (more)

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

30-Mar-2015

Adolescents’ Riskier Online Behavior Suggests Need for Age-Based Warnings

Adolescents who have engaged in past risky online behavior such as providing personal information and befriending strangers are much more likely to repeat such behavior in the future, according to new research that suggests risk information should be tailored to different age groups.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

27-Mar-2015

Love the Cook, Love the Food: Attraction to Comfort Food Linked to Positive Social Connections

A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it.

– University at Buffalo

Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

26-Mar-2015

Rich Countries are Failing the Most Vulnerable, Says New Report by OECD

Donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions, according to a new report authored by NYU’s Center on International Cooperation for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

(Embargo expired on 26-Mar-2015 at 13:00 ET)

– New York University

Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

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Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

– Indiana University

Education

30-Mar-2015

Classroom Learning and Dyslexia Research

Bournemouth University lecturer Dr Julie Kirkby is investigating the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning in children with dyslexia.

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– Bournemouth University

27-Mar-2015

Loyola Stritch Medical Students Wash the Feet of Homeless Men and Women

Following the example of Pope Francis and commemorating one of the most poignant acts of Jesus’s ministry, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students washed the feet of the marginalized at the Sole Care Foot Clinic in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

– Loyola University Health System

Pop Culture

26-Mar-2015

Beyond Emojis and LOL, the Art of Writing for 'The Internet Unconscious'

In his new book, “The Internet Unconscious,” Sandy Baldwin unwraps the layers of the artistry that comprise the emerging field of electronic literature and explores what falls into the literary category in a digital age.

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Law and Public Policy

26-Mar-2015

Rich Countries are Failing the Most Vulnerable, Says New Report by OECD

Donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions, according to a new report authored by NYU's Center on International Cooperation for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

– New York University

LifeWire Announcements

The Council on Undergraduate Research and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation Acknowledge the Undergraduate Research Mentorship of Bruce Jackson, MassBay Community College

CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award 2015 Acknowledges the Undergraduate Research Mentorship of Bruce Jackson, MassBay Community College

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Wvu Professors Earn $1.8 Million in NSF CAREER Award Funding

Three West Virginia University professors from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded $1.8 million in funding from the National Research Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development or CAREER program.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Virginia Tech Researcher to Use NSF Award to Study Factors to Success in STEM Fields

Sarah Ovink, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Tech, will study inequalities in college achievement and subsequent career success among women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

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– Virginia Tech

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Great Lakes, Middle East Leaders to Gather for Water Summit

Government officials, organization leaders and environmental experts from the U.S., Canada and the Middle East will convene April 23-24 for a University of Illinois at Chicago summit addressing water issues in the Great Lakes and Jordan River Valley.

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

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