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Social and Behavioral Sciences

16-Sep-2016


Big Data Gives Insight Into Appeal of Services Like Uber

In a novel test of the benefit a company can generate for consumers, a new study estimates just how much consumers are gaining from the technology company Uber, helping to explain the service’s popularity.

– University of Chicago

NBER Working Paper, Sept-2016

15-Sep-2016


For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined curriculum — is the reason so many poor students...

– Johns Hopkins University

Sociology of Education, Oct-2016


Book Shares Stories of ‘Proud, Popular’ Young Gay Men

Upbeat books like “The New Gay Teenager” (2005) have made Cornell’s Ritch Savin-Williams the go-to advocate for gay teens all over America.

– Cornell University


A “Scientific Diversity” Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists

Corinne Moss-Racusin, assistant professor of psychology, has published a research paper titled "A 'Scientific Diversity' Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists" in the August 5 issue of the journal CBE—Life Sciences Educa...

– Skidmore College

CBE—Life Sciences Education

Education

16-Sep-2016


The Decision…and…I’m Coming Home

NBA star LeBron James made career decisions in 2010 and 2014 that stunned the sports world and eventually resulted in two team championships with the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His methods of communicating also provided a valuab...

– Case Western Reserve University

15-Sep-2016


Intensive Math Training Does not Affect Approximate Number

Jessica Sullivan, assistant professor of psychology, recently co-authored two papers: "Intensive Math Training Does Not Affect Approximate Number Acuity: Evidence from a Three-Year Longitudinal Curriculum Intervention" in the Journal of Numerical Cog...

– Skidmore College


College of Architecture Launches New Master’s Degree in Design and Health

Starting this semester, the Texas Tech University College of Architecture becomes one of only six universities in the country to provide specialized education in these fields with the launch of its newest graduate degree, the Master of Science in Arc...

– Texas Tech University

Law and Public Policy

19-Sep-2016


Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor

Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him t...

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– Iowa State University

16-Sep-2016


American University Event Highlights First Ladies’ Impact on Military, Families, Vets

First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush were joined by historians, former staff members, and White House-insiders for the “America’s First Ladies: In Service to Our Nation" conference.

– American University


Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

More than 100 million poor and middle-income Americans cannot afford representation for basic human needs, according to the ABA. A new Baylor Law School program provides a business strategy to help the public find affordable legal services by showing...

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– Baylor University

15-Sep-2016


Fear-Mongering or Friendly: How Social Media Shapes Attitudes Towards Refugees

New research shows how social media can impact the inclusion and integration of Syrian refugees in host societies.

– Concordia University


UT Students to Provide Real-Time Social Media Analysis of Presidential Debates

Students in a graduate seminar at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be monitoring social media discourse during the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates and on Election Day and reporting out their results in real-time for me...

– University of Tennessee

LifeWire Announcements


$1.2 Million NSF Grant to Wayne State to Impact Detroit Public School Students’ Interest in STEM

Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation that aims to impact minority students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related careers.

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Science Foundation, 1614187


Improving Police-Community Partnerships Workshop

The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) is offering a two-day workshop on research-proven strategies for improving and strengthening police-community relations.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Random House Editor to Deliver Lecture at Saint Joseph's University

Random House executive editor and best-selling author Jon Meacham will present the 2016 Carfagno Lecture Series on “Ethical Leadership in Faith, Politics and Business" October 18 at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

– Saint Joseph's University

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