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Arts and Humanities


Femmes Fatales Play Leading Role in Sexing Up Smoking

Smoking as a social habit is increasingly on the nose for many in modern society, but the reverse is true when it comes to portraying strong female characters in French and Chinese cinema, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.

– University of Adelaide

Asian Cinema

WVU Receives NEH Grant to Host Publishing Institutes

Through a $220,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, West Virginia University English professor Cheryl Ball is developing Digital publishing institutes for authors and editors to experience instruction individually tailored to thei...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Barsness Receives PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board To Help Improve Patient Experience

Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has received a funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that will support a project that brings together patien...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Dean Patricia Davidson, One of Australia's Most Influential Women

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON), has been announced as a winner in the australian financial review and westpac 100 women of influence awards for 2016. Davidson has been recognized in the glob...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

National Communication Association’s 102nd Annual Convention to Focus on Civic Engagement and Social Justice

More than 5,000 Communication researchers, teachers, and students are expected at this year’s National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention to explore the theme of “Communication’s Civic Callings.” Communication scholars will con...

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel at Home in U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds

Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, ...

– Georgia State University

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren’t the biggest cause, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Sociology


CALSPEAKS poll: Pot, Gun Control Measures Likely To Pass

Most propositions on the November ballot in California appear headed to victory.

– California State University, Sacramento

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

Here’s When Powerful People Have Trouble Making a Decision

Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Psychological Science

Faced With Ambivalence, Powerful People Are Less Decisive

Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests. The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps...

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Acknowledging the Importance of Relationship Dynamics When Transitioning to Parenthood

Discussing the importance of addressing the emotional needs of all family members involved upon the announcement of a new addition to the family.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

Recent Study Uses Selfies to Help Improve Tooth-Brushing Techniques

Tracking health behaviors provides opportunity to detect important patterns with statistics and, in turn, intervene to help people with technology or other interventions.

– University of Rhode Island

Indian Journal of Dental Research, August 2016


Black Students Feel Less Welcome at Schools with Excessive Suspensions

Black students who attend high schools where they are disproportionately suspended more so than white students feel their school is less fair and less welcoming, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

No Differences Noted Over Time for Children of Gay, Lesbian, Adoptive Parents

UK psychology assistant professor Rachel Farr has focused her academic career on the effects and outcomes of children adopted by same-sex couples. It is believed hers is the first study that has followed children adopted by lesbian, gay and heterosex...

– University of Kentucky

Journal of Developmental Psychology Oct. 20 2016

More Than Ever, This Election Threatens to Divide Us, Says UAB Psychologist

The contentious presidential campaign is causing stress among friends who hold different opinions on the candidates. UAB's Josh Klapow sheds light on how to cope if your friend is voting for the other side.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills

Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, an...

– New York University

AERA Open; Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education; Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2016 at 00:05 ET


After Four Years, Six Urban School Districts Have Made Significant Progress in Building Pipelines to Develop Effective School Principals

Six large urban school districts made significant progress in building stronger principal pipelines, according to a new independent study of The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative.

– Wallace Foundation

School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs

New research findings demonstrate that school-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay.

– Kennesaw State University


Many Kids Not Ready for Kindergarten

Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to date of early childhood self-regulation.

– Michigan State University

Developmental Psychology

MAA Joins White House to Boost STEM Education on Active Learning Day

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is proud to announce its role in the inaugural Active Learning Day on October 25, 2016, as a part of a nationwide movement to elevate STEM education.

– Mathematical Association of America

New Remedial Math Approach Shows Dramatic Improvement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen dramatic improvement completion of remedial math since it reorganized its classes. The portion of students taking for-credit classes their first year jumped from 38 to 67 percent in just two years.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Pop Culture


New Exclusive Video Series: Luminaries Reveal Personal Experiences That Launched Careers

Billy Joel reveals that the first time he realized how much he loved performing was when he was in third grade and sang “Hound Dog” on his school stage to the delight of fourth grade girls. Ann Curry discusses what it was like being the first in ...

– Stony Brook University

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET


The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween

Witches, Transformers, princesses, and goblins stalking neighborhoods at night for candy wasn’t always what Halloween was about. Hundreds of years ago, Halloween was about celebrating European harvest festival traditions. And as Catholicism began s...

– University of Alabama

Law and Public Policy


Researchers Examine How Can Better Serve State’s Businesses

A new survey by communication researchers at the University of Arkansas revealed that Arkansas businesses frequently interact with state government online, especially for routine tasks, such as paying taxes or applying for permits. Attitudes that bus...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity

The USDA recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015,” which shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year. In this Q&A, Jeremy Everett, dir...

Expert Available

– Baylor University


Gun Control Measures Likely To Pass in California, Psychologist Says This Election Threatens to Divide Us More than Ever, Expert Says It’s Okay to Be ‘Frenemies’, and More in the Politics News Source

Your source for Political news and experts

– Newswise

Freedom-of-Information Workshop for Social Justice to Be Held at UIC

FOIA workshop being held at UIC for social justice

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Announcements

The Next Generation of Scholarly Publishing

Concordia University Press is a non-profit, open access publisher of scholarly books is one of a kind in Quebec and one of just a few in North America.

– Concordia University

UC Berkeley's THIMBY Wins Second Place in Tiny Home Competition

An interdisciplinary team of College of Environmental Design and other UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students won second place in the SMUD Tiny Home Competition, in addition to bringing home specific awards for “Best Craftsmanship,” “W...

– UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

URI Opens New Hub for Leadership in Global Communication and Media

New facility sets the stage for students from communication studies, film/media, journalism, public relations, writing and rhetoric and library and information studies.

– University of Rhode Island

TTUHSC El Paso Receives $6 Million Grant for New Dental School

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $6 million grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) to support its new dental school.

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

University of Utah Researcher Receives Federal Grants to Fund Cutting-Edge Mindfulness Research Addressing Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense grants will be used to investigate Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement treatment for chronic pain

– University of Utah

Dr. Robert C. Speth Receives Prestigious Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award From Nova Southeastern University

In recognition of his significant contributions to Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., was named the recipient of the Sixth Annual Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award. Dr. Speth is a researcher and professor of pharmace...

– Nova Southeastern University

Alumnus Prince Albert Grimaldi of Monaco Establishes a Green Revolving Fund for Amherst College

Grimaldi’s gift—the single largest donation ever recorded for any similar fund—will help pave the way for innovative energy conservation efforts and other sustainability initiatives at his alma mater.

– Amherst College

Babson College Vice Provost Brush Receives Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award

The Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division has awarded the Dedication To Entrepreneurship Award to Babson Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candy Brush. The award is meant to recognize a small number of individuals and organi...

– Babson College

CSU Channel Islands Gets $6 Million From US Dept. Of Education for STEM Education

CSU Channel Islands has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for nearly $6 million to help Hispanic and low income students gain greater access to a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

– California State University, Channel Islands

UIC Historian to Lead Women's Studies Association

University of Illinois at Chicago distinguished professor Barbara Ransby has been elected president of the National Women's Studies Association. Ransby, who has faculty appointments in African American studies, gender and women's studies, and history...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Historian's Book on Prostitution in 19th-Century Poland Wins Awards

University of Illinois at Chicago historian Keely Stauter-Halsted has been named the winner of two literary prizes for her book "The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland." The awards come from the American Historical A...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

High School Math Readiness Focus of $1.28 Million Grant

Nearly 43 percent of high school seniors will need math remediation in college.

– California State University, Sacramento

'Women Also Know Stuff' Receives Mansbridge Award

In its award announcement, the 2016 Mansbridge Awards Committee stated, “These brilliant women have devised a social media strategy to hold accountable those who construct expertise in our society without appropriately including women political sci...

– University of Kentucky

Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Named Chief Of University Police At Georgia State

Joseph P. Spillane, deputy chief of the Atlanta Police Department (APD), has been appointed chief of the Georgia State University Police Department.

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Richard Wolffe to Speak Globalization Impact on Monterey Bay Region Oct. 27

The Cal State University Monterey Bay 2016-17 President's Speaker Series kicks off Thurs. Oct. 27 when President Eduardo Ochoa hosts best-selling author and MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe. The topic of conversation: Impacts of globalization on the Mont...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb on “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election”—Oct. 27

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb will discuss “Race, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election,” in a conversation with NYU historian Greg Grandin, on Thurs., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.

– New York University

Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health, Law & Policy

What are the legal and policy issues that support forced migrants and what are the gaps in international law that may leave certain forced migrants vulnerable and without access to health or legal protections? At the Oct. 26 O’Neill Institute for N...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

American University Hosts National “Reach Higher” Convening

American University is proud to host the 2016 Reach Higher convening on Oct. 28-30, Connecting the Dots: Cultural Competence, Counseling, and College and Career Readiness of Underserved Youth.

– American University

Author to Discuss How Latino Men Are Moving Away From ‘Machismo’

Book talk to discuss how Latino men are moving away from 'machismo'

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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