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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

– Yale University

American Journal of Sociology

Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Lancet

For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

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ECNP Congress in Vienna


Transmedia Storytelling Can Be an Effective Health Intervention

“East Los High,” a pioneering transmedia edutainment program purposely designed to address issues of reproductive and sexual health among teens, is demonstrating the power and potential of leveraging entertainment media for health promotion and s...

– University at Buffalo

American Journal of Public Health

'Likes' Less Likely to Affect Self-Esteem of People with Purpose

The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up of a ‘like’ has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts.

– Cornell University



Penn State Receives Funds for Student-Centered Initiative on Energy Efficiency

Penn State will use funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to launch a collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and Private Energy Partners (PEP)...

– Penn State College of Engineering


Wellness Coloring Book Used to Promote Student Health at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

This fall, every incoming first-year student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the public honors college, was given something unique – a full-size coloring book promoting the wellness services offered through the College’s Wellness Center.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

In the wake of the recent terror events, a Rutgers expert discusses how to discuss violence-related fears with young children and warning signs to anticipate.

Expert Available

– Rutgers University

Pop Culture


Are You a Jerk?

Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

Expert Available

– University of California, Riverside


Hollywood Equality: All Talk, Little Action

New report finds that across 800 films, representation of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, disability still lags behind population norms.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AACN Applauds Committee's Vote to Advance Legislation for Nursing Education and Practice

AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for taking up a series of public health bills, including approving the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Announcements

Scholarship, Creativity of UIC Art Faculty on Display at EXPO CHICAGO

The UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is at EXPO CHICAGO with a booth that highlights the diverse and innovative works of the School of Art & Art History faculty at UIC, Chicago’s public urban research university.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Columbus State University's Space Science Center Partners with NASA on $1.25 Million Grant

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center has entered into a new partnership with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to develop a program that will teach high schoolers how to design and manufacture vehicles for Mars.

– Columbus State University

Two NYU Faculty Win MacArthur “Genius Grants”

Subhash Khot, a professor in NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Julia Wolfe, a professor in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, have been named 2016 MacArthur Fellows by the John D. and Catheri...

– New York University

MacArthur Foundation

Charter School, University Break New Ground with High School on College Campus

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a public charter school are taking collaboration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to new levels. eStem Public Charter Schools is revamping and expanding one of the univ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Vijay Pendakur Named Cornell University’s Next Dean of Students

Vijay Pendakur, associate vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s next dean of students. He will assume the post Jan. 3, 2017.

– Cornell University

UVA Darden School, Concordia and US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Announce Project Nurture as Winner of P3 Impact Award

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships announced Project Nurture as a model public-private partnership (P3) and wi...

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

LifeWire Higher Education Events

NYU to Host Public Debate: “Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?”—Sept. 29

NYU’s Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness will host a public debate—“Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?”—on Thurs., Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m.

– New York University

LifeWire Marketplace

Military Training Tool Leads to Columbus State University's First-Ever Patent

A team of Columbus State University researchers has developed a new tool for training military and emergency personnel, a process that led to the university’s first-ever patent.

– Columbus State University

Temple Breaks the Guinness World Record for Most Sandwiches Made in an Hour.

Temple University made 49,100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in one hour and set a new Guinness World Record. The finished sandwiches were distributed to more than 15 food banks in the Philadelphia region.

– Temple University





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