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Arts and Humanities


Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges

A new study finds that indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n’ roll.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Sept-2016

Legacy of Shimon Peres: American University Professor Available for Comments and Analysis

Prof. Ziv is available to discuss the legacy of Shimon Peres

– American University


Buffalo State Experts: Blessing Encourages Female Students to Make Voices Heard

As the nation considers the possibility of electing its first female president, Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy and humanities, is encouraging female philosophy students to find their inner leader.

– SUNY Buffalo State

Science of 'Sully': Professor Discusses Airplane Landing That Led to the Movie

Aerospace professor and Airbus 320 expert discusses the story of an aircraft emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, now featured in a top box office motion picture

Expert Available

– University of North Dakota

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review, Oct-2016

Embargo expired on 29-Sep-2016 at 00:00 ET

Setting the Stage From Diagnoses to Dimensions

The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. However, psychiatric pathology complicates assumptions of ...

– Elsevier

Journal of Biological Psychiatry volume 80, issue 7 (2016)


Smoking Bans Persuade Light Users to Give Up the Habit

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sept-2016

Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.

– Michigan State University

The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the ris...

– Concordia University

Identifying Ecstasy’s Dangerous Path

In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug Ecstasy.

– Michigan State University

Global Crime Journal, May-2016

Rest and Well-Being – World’s Largest Survey

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic.

– Durham University

Today’s Parents Spend More Time with Their Kids Than Moms and Dads Did 50 Years Ago

Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take heart: Mothers – and fathers – across most Western countries are spending more time with their children than parents did in the mid-’60s, according to a University of California, Irvine study. And time spent...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Marriage and Family, Aug-2016

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Stress of racial discrimination may help explain racial/ethnic differences in achievement

– Northwestern University


Chronicling Global Migration on a Computer Screen

Researchers at NYU’s Development Research Institute have created “Networks Beyond Borders,” an interactive web site ( that traces the economic and religious ties within two disaporas through data, video, maps, and personal ...

– New York University

U.S. Children Are Less Fit Than Others Around the World

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the Bri...

Expert Available

– University of North Dakota

Lang JJ, Tremblay MS, L├ęger L, Olds TS, & Tomkinson GR. International variability in 20 m shuttle run performance in children an


Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)



Water Activist Honored with OU International Water Prize

The University of Oklahoma Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center awarded Eric Stowe, founder and director of clean water company Splash, with the 2017 International Water Prize. Stowe was selected by a panel of water experts from around the ...

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Cornell Engineering to Offer Systems Ph.D. Program

A unique doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University’s College of Engineering beginning in the fall of 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world’s most complex logistical problems.

– Cornell University


Sociologists Examine Shift From 'No Child Left Behind' to 'Children Left Behind'

Indiana University sociologists Tim Hallett and Emily Meanwell look back to 2007 to understand how the No Child Left Behind Act aquired an alternative meaning: "NCLB means children left behind."

– Indiana University

Symbolic Interaction, Aug-2016


Meaningful Benefits in Math and Reading for Low-Income Students with High Attendance in Voluntary Summer Programs (Infographic)

Study suggests: Kids who attend more thrive more

– Wallace Foundation

Wallace Foundation Research Brief; Wallace Foundation Summer Learning Infographic

Law and Public Policy


First Expert Panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate

Our first expert panel on the Presidential Debate between Trump and Clinton took place on Tuesday, September 27th. The four experts offered a unique scientific perspective, discussing psychological data based on facial gestures, tone and the communic...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2016 at 08:55 ET

Second Expert Panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate

The second expert panel on the Science of the Presidential Debate between Trump and Clinton took place on Wednesday, September 28th. The four experts spoke on the topics of body language, the use of humor, spoken inferred utterances, and the audience...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2016 at 16:05 ET

When Washington Doesn’t Get America

The Washington bureaucracy doesn’t think very highly of the American people, concludes a study of 850 non-elected officials working in the nation’s capital.

– Johns Hopkins University

What Washington Gets Wrong

Husker Debate Coach: Clinton Scores Higher in 'Personality Contest'

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably wouldn’t make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln debate team, judging by their respective performances during Sept. 26's first presidential debate.

Expert Available

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln


First East Harlem Health Impact Assessment Shows Importance of Affordable Housing to the Health of Community Residents

The New York Academy of Medicine's first Health Impact Assessment of East Harlem shows the possible health impact of the loss of affordable housing on the residents of an urban community.

– New York Academy of Medicine

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2016 at 14:00 ET

Bbi Chairman Peter Blanck Addresses Spanish Researchers, Judges, and Law Faculty On "Empowering People with Disabilities" at King Carlos University in Madrid

BBI Chairman and University Professor, Dr. Peter Blanck, will be a distinguished guest at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid from September 19 to September 26, 2016, to address researchers, judges, law faculty, and the public on "Empowering People ...

– Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University


UT Dallas Study Examines Diversity Trends in Past Presidential Appointments

A new UT Dallas study found significant differences in the rate that minorities and women were appointed to top federal jobs under the Democratic and Republican presidents between 1993 and 2013.

– University of Texas at Dallas

Study: Vehicle Mileage Tax Is Best Option for Long-Term Highway Funding

A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.

– Indiana University

Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy Urges Civility in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Through research and a national partnership, Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is calling for civility and respect in Monday's presidential debates and the upcoming debates in October.

– Kansas State University

LifeWire Announcements

LBDA Shines a Light on Lewy Body Dementia During October’s Lewy Body Awareness Month

To drive awareness of a common but little-known dementia, Lewy body dementia (LBD), the Lewy Body Dementia Association and families across the nation stand together in solidarity, making October, Lewy Body Awareness Month.

– Lewy Body Dementia Association

Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio, Accepts Awards, Kicks Off New PBS Series

One of the world’s leading climate scientists talks about her passion with the President of the United States and one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in front of millions of people on the heels of yet another major honor and the premiere of her new ...

– Texas Tech University

Council on Undergraduate Research Announces Mentor Award Winner

The Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) annually recognizes an individual with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

SPUR President and CEO Gabriel Metcalf Named Inaugural Robert S. Cornish Chair

Expected to advance Robert Cornish’s emphasis on regions as a natural framework for managing growth and promoting sustainable futures, the professorship focuses on innovative regional planning theory and practice within California.

– UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Gonzaga Launches Center for Public Humanities, Directed by Professor Brian Cooney

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces its new Center for Public Humanities, directed by Brian Cooney, professor of English. The center will focus on veterans this academic year with special guests including ...

– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Black Men and Health Disparities 

What is the role of law and policy in eliminating racial health disparities? That is one of many topics to be discussed at “Black Men and Health Disparities,” an O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Sept...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law





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