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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, February 15, 2016

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Featured Story:

What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

Thinking about buying an engagement ring for Valentine's Day? (more)

– University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Featured Story:

Research News from National Labs and more with DOE Science News

Research news in high energy physics, materials science, environment, biology, nuclear physics and fusion, basic energy, supercomputing, and more. (more)

– Newswise

Science News


Research News from National Labs and more with DOE Science News

Research news in high energy physics, materials science, environment, biology, nuclear physics and fusion, basic energy, supercomputing, and more.

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities


FSU Researcher Uses Technology to Tell Civil Rights Icon’s Story

Sixty years ago, the murder of an African-American teenager helped galvanize the civil rights movement in America. Today, the history of that iconic event is being shared through a location-based smartphone application.

– Florida State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Food Availability a Problem in Smaller Urban Cities, Despite Dense Populations, a Kansas State University Study Finds

Michael Miller, doctoral student in sociology, found food stores are largely unavailable in the most densely populated inner-city, low-income neighborhoods of smaller urban cities.

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Rural Sociology

– Kansas State University

When the Boss's Ethical Behavior Breaks Bad

New research on leader behavior by Russell Johnson, associate professor of management at Michigan State University, suggests ethical conduct leads to mental exhaustion and the "moral licensing" to lash out at employees.

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Journal of Applied Psychology

– Newswise Review

UMD Researchers Assess Potential Public Health Impacts of Fracking in Maryland

Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of fracking in Western Maryland, University of Maryland researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production.

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Social Science and Medicine; Plos One

– University of Maryland, College Park


Learning About Struggles of Famous Scientists May Help Students Succeed in Science

High school students may improve their science grades by learning about the personal struggles and failed experiments of great scientists such as Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 11-Feb-2016 at 12:00 ET)

Journal of Educational Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

I Want Her to Want Me: Where Men, Sex and Personality Meet

New research by Union College professor suggests that a man’s attachment style - a personality trait reflecting his romantic relationship tendencies - may actually influence his perceptions of whether a woman is interested in him sexually

Personality and Individual Differences

– Union College

What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

Thinking about buying an engagement ring for Valentine's Day?

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Advances in Strategic Management

– University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds

New University of Washington research shows consistent gender bias among male biology undergraduate students, suggesting that they could be undermining the confidence of female students as they embark on studies in STEM disciplines.


– University of Washington

Feeling Older Increases Risk of Hospitalization, Study Says

People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Health Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)



Communications Professor Devotes Life, Faith to Education of Sickle Cell Disease

Bolanle Olaniran, who lost two brothers to the disease, was diagnosed in 1974.

– Texas Tech University

Six Myths of Gifted Education That Lead to Overlooking Talented Minority Students

Inequality in American public education looms large in gifted education nationwide. While approximately 49 percent of public school students are minority students, they make up only about 40 percent of those in programs for gifted students.

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– University of Virginia

Pop Culture


Mobile Communication Keeps Couples Who Live Close to One Another Even Closer

Texting can make the heart grow fonder. That is just one of the findings of the latest research from Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Results show that even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their dating relationships. And that can be a good thing, Toma says.

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– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Law and Public Policy


WFU Sustainability Experts React to Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plan

WFU law professors provide insight on the Supreme Court’s decision on Clean Power Plan.

Expert(s) available

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AACN Calls for Strong Investments for Preparing the Nursing Workforce in Light of the President’s FY 2017 Budget

AACN called for stronger investments regarding proposed funding levels outlined in President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and ultimately, the delivery of care across the nation.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Announcements

Emily Lazar '93 Scores History-Making Grammy Nomination

Emily Lazar '93 is no stranger to musicians known for chart-topping hits. As president and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge, Lazar has been nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Lazar worked as mastering engineer on the album Recreational Love by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee. She is the first female mastering engineer has been nominated in this category.

– Skidmore College

Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been selected to be the 14th president of Wellesley College, the preeminent liberal arts college for women.

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– Wellesley College

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Future FAU Nurse Practitioners to Head to Guatemala to Care for Indigenous Maya

FAU advanced nursing students and professors will set up clinics and will team up with local health care workers and interpreters in Guatemala. By the time they arrive there, they expect to have in excess of 400 patients lined up each day eagerly waiting to see the “Americans.”

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– Florida Atlantic University

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