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31-Aug-2016


Creation of Coinage Monetary System May Signal ISIS under Stress

ISIS' introduction of a coin-based monetary system may indicate a regime in distress and needing to easily launder its wealth.

– University of California, Riverside

Journal of the Middle East and Africa

Embargo expired on 31-Aug-2016 at 03:00 ET


What Do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping Have in Common?

China scholar and commentator Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor's professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, offers fresh and surprising ways to look at China.

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– University of California, Irvine

30-Aug-2016


On Eve of Historic Presidential Election, Early Fall Shows at American University Museum Explore American Identities

Early fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center are open Sept. 6 through Oct. 23.

– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

31-Aug-2016


Single Women with Personal Wealth More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs Than Men

A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women face more severe constraints...

– University of Stirling

European Economic Review

30-Aug-2016


Smarter Brains Are Blood-Thirsty Brains

A University of Adelaide-led project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain ─ but rather linked more closely to the supply of blood to the brain.

– University of Adelaide

Royal Society Open Science

Embargo expired on 30-Aug-2016 at 19:05 ET


New UMN Study: America's Wars Take Uneven Toll

In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study released this week.

– University of Minnesota

Memphis Law Review


UofL Research Shows Presence of Children in the Home Did Not Motivate Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for ...

– University of Louisville

Public Health Nursing, July 2016


Social Networks Key to Crickets’ Success

Human relationships and interactions form our social network. Crickets are no different, except their networks are simpler. A U of Guelph researcher found the insects’ social network remains mostly unchanged each year and their social structure is ...

– University of Guelph


Research by Missouri S&T Faculty Could Prevent Next Major Human-Related Disaster

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science a...

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– Missouri University of Science and Technology

29-Aug-2016


Ode to Recall: To Remember Events in Order, We Rely on the Brain’s “Symphony”

To remember events in the order they occur, the brain’s neurons function in a coordinated way that is akin to a symphony, a team of NYU scientists has found. Their findings offer new insights into how we recall information and point to factors that...

– New York University

Nature Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 29-Aug-2016 at 11:00 ET


Calm or Fiery? Study Says Candidate Language Should Match the Times

Potential voters who see the nation as being in dire economic straits view a presidential candidate as more “presidential” when he or she uses high-intensity, emotional language, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Presidential Studies Quarterly, Sept-2016


Fair or Unfair? Facial Cues Influence How Social Exclusion Is Judged

People are often excluded from social groups. As researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whether uninvolved observers find this acceptable or not may depend on the facial appear...

– University of Basel

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families

Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the Cheyen...

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– South Dakota State University

Education

01-Sep-2016


Is Your School Ready for an Opioid Overdose?

Story offers great back-to-school questions for parents to ask teachers, principals, and school administrators to see if their school is ready to handle a possible opioid overdose.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society

Embargo expired on 01-Sep-2016 at 06:00 ET

31-Aug-2016


Mobile Media and Visual Art Making Boost School Engagement

Keeping teens focused on what’s happening in class rather than their electronic device is a tall order, given that 73 per cent of them have access to a smartphone — and most would prefer to be on Instagram than at school. But what if making, shar...

– Concordia University

30-Aug-2016


‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination helped some youngsters eat healthier meals, a Universit...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

29-Aug-2016


Texas A&M Students Honoring Victims Of Bonfire Tragedy With Ambitious Project

Good can come from tragedy if students at Texas A&M University have anything to say about it. The student-led organization BUILD has a mission of completing 12 Texas Aggie Medical Clinics (TAMCs) this fall, each dedicated to one of the 12 students ki...

– Texas A&M University

Pop Culture

01-Sep-2016


Book Looks at How ‘Gayby Boomers’ Are Aging

In “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology” (Oxford Press, 2016), Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, makes it clear th...

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– University of Illinois at Chicago

Law and Public Policy

01-Sep-2016


Kroc Institute Charged with Technical Verification and Monitoring of Historic Colombian Peace Accord

The historic Colombia peace agreement announced on Aug. 24 gives the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies primary responsibility for technical verification and monitoring of implementation of the accord through ...

– University of Notre Dame

31-Aug-2016


Trump Meets Mexican President, Presents Immigration Plan, Experts Available to Discuss

A professor who has spent several summers studying undocumented immigration on the US-Mexican border, a sociology professor who studies immigration from a sociological perspective and another researcher who recently took a group of students to study ...

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– University of Michigan

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


CWRU International Law Conference Explores Terrorism and Other Threats to World’s Artistic and Cultural Treasures

International law has regulated art preservation and transfer for decades, but action by terrorists to wipe out religious and cultural assets has magnified the issue. Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Sept. 16 will host a full-day c...

– Case Western Reserve University

LifeWire Announcements


NUS Placed 11th Among Asia’s Most Innovative Universities

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 11th in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking. NUS is the highest ranked educational institution, outside of Northeast Asia, on the list, and is also the...

– National University of Singapore


Johns Hopkins: New Department Offers Environmental Health and Engineering Programs

John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and Whiting School of Engineering have created a new academic department devoted to tackling environmental issues and their impact on public health

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


NUS Confers Honorary Degree on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The National University of Singapore today conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in recognition of his international efforts to promote sustainable development and global peace ...

– National University of Singapore


Education Management Solutions (EMS) Celebrates Opening of Chicago NBOME Clinical Skills Testing Location

Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS), a provider of integrated audio-video and simulation management technologies, congratulates the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) on the opening of their new National Center for Clinical...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)


McKinsey, JP Morgan Chase, Aston Martin Execs Highlight UVA Darden Leadership Speaker Series

Leaders from top companies and organizations will visit Darden to interact with students, faculty, staff and guests through the fall 2016 Leadership Speaker Series.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation


Princeton Review Again Names SU Among Nation's 'Best Colleges'

Salisbury University’s professors “love what they do and prepare [students] for the real world. … Going to class is a joy.”

– Salisbury University


Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Awards Dean’s Medal to Robyn and Tony Coles

Bernard T. Ferrari, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, has awarded the Dean’s Medal to Robyn and N. Anthony “Tony” Coles, Jr. As business executives and philanthropists, Robyn and Tony Coles adhered to a philosophy at the heart of...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


Prominent Real Estate Economics Professor Takes Leadership Role at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate

Prominent Professor of Economics N. Edward Coulson joins the faculty of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business in the area of Economics and Public Policy and will assume a leadership position in the school’s Center for Real Estate as Director of Re...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business


‘Roman Myth and Mythmaking’ Exhibition Opens Sept. 17 at Gonzaga University Jundt Art Museum

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Roman Myth and Mythmaking,” a special, temporary exhibition examining how the ancient Romans constructed and spread their religious and cultural beliefs as seen through mostly small-scale objects they created and used on a dai...

– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Natural History Museums in the 21st Century

Dr. Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the world-renowned Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, whose noted career as a paleontologist has seen him lead expeditions in 11 countries and 19 states, resulting in the discovery of more than 1,40...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


The Olin College Class of 2020 Moves-In

Move-in day for the Olin College Class of 2020 officially kicked off Saturday, August 27, 2016.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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