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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


World War I: Nurses in the Trenches

Letters from Johns Hopkins nurses in World War I reveal the caring amid the carnage

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


‘Under Caesar’s Sword’ Documentary Explores Christians’ Response to Persecution

A new documentary from the University of Notre Dame and the Religious Freedom Institute looks in-depth at how Christian communities around the world respond when their religious freedom is violated.

– University of Notre Dame


Eros and Abstraction: American University Museum in Late Fall

Late fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center are open Nov. 12 through Dec. 18.

– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


When Dictators Die, Stability Reigns

A dictator’s death rarely leads to regime change, according to a new study that comes as a fifth of the world’s authoritarian rulers are at least 70 years old and in various stages of declining health.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Democracy

UF/IFAS Gets $5 Million to Help Families Strengthen Relationships

About 160,000 people got divorced in 2014 in Florida, according to the state Department of Health. UF/IFAS Extension faculty hope to help lower that number a bit through a program called SMART Couples.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Being More Like Men Does Not Help Women in STEM Careers

Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, says Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management.

– Cornell University

Report Released on Affordable Care Act Implementation in Louisville

Findings from a recent study on health care utilization in Metro Louisville indicate the uninsured rate decreased by more than half in just one year, from almost 17 percent in 2013 to just under 8 percent in 2014.

– University of Louisville

‚ÄčKids Should Be Part of Treatment for Moms Fighting Substance Use

Mothers in therapy for drug and alcohol use recover faster if their children take part in their treatment sessions, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

– Ohio State University

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Questionnaire Predicts Likelihood of Unprotected Sex, Binge Drinking

Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail: an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs.

– Cornell University

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Aug-2016

Yearning for a New Phone? You Might Be Suffering From ‘Comparison Neglect’

If you’re reading this on a shiny new iPhone 7, new research suggests you might not have given your old phone its due before trading up.

– University of Florida

What Do New Yorkers Think of Their Healthcare?

A painful, pre-existing condition — obsession over the cost of medical care and health insurance – makes the latest announcements of rising insurance rates a potent political issue, according to survey takers who polled patients throughout New Yo...

– Cornell University

Welcome Home. Who Are You?

Those first holidays with college freshmen returning home can be exciting . . . and frustrating. Here's how to cope.

Expert Available

– Rowan University


Women Have a Remarkable Variety of Orgasmic Experiences

A new review by Concordia researchers published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology details the vast potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.

– Concordia University

Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology

Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays

For many the holidays are a time of stress, loneliness, and anxiety. E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers ways to practice "safe stress" during the holiday season.

Expert Available

– Canisius College


IU Study Finds Slight Shift in Attitudes Toward Bisexuals, From Negative to Neutral

While positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study led by researchers at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambival...

– Indiana University

PLOS One, October 2016

In Communicating Wildlife Conservation, Focus on the Right Message

If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study by Cornell University communication scholars.

– Cornell University

Horrible Bosses


– University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce

Study Reveals the Brain Regulates Social Behavior Differently in Males and Females

The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

– Georgia State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Researchers Study How Religious Organizations Influence Political Efficacy in 2016 Presidential Election

Researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are studying how politics and religion mesh in the 2016 presidential election. The nonpartisan study is led by Dr. Rebecca Glaz...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Data Indicate Significant Impact of NIH African Bioethics Training Programs

A study published in BMJ Open looks back on 10 bioethics training programs funded by the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health.

– Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Law and Public Policy


Arkansas Poll Finds More Than 50 Percent Support for Trump, Boozman

The 18th annual Arkansas Poll released today found an electorate more optimistic about the economy, but more pessimistic about crime, healthcare, education and politics.

Expert Available

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Competence Matters More Than Gender for Women Running for Office

This election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new Iowa State University study found that gender plays a significant role in how much voters care about a candidate...

– Iowa State University

Political Behavior

Announcing Finances 101: An Online Toolkit for Young Adults with Cancer

Young adult cancer survivors need help navigating health insurance options during open enrollment and beyond. This toolkit helps them understand the basics without becoming overwhelmed.

– The Samfund

Bringing Agriculture to Biodefense: Kansas State University Leaders Highlight Issue at Bipartisan Policy Center

Through a panel discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Kansas State University leaders highlighted the threat of bio/agroterrorism and the importance of including agriculture in biosecurity and biodefense.

– Kansas State University

Bipartisan Policy Center panel, Oct-2016


New Study Shows How the US Can Avoid a Debt Disaster

Top-tier research describes ways Congress can curb spending and reduce the national debt.

– University of Texas at San Antonio

The Independent Review

Into the Gray Zone: New Report Analyzes Potential of Active Defense as a Response to Sophisticated Cyber Threats in the Private Sector

A new report from the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. re...

– George Washington University

LifeWire Announcements

CSUMB Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives CCNE Accreditation

CSU Monterey Bay’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is now the only Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program in the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Herzfeld Foundation Gives the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $1.5 Million for Innovation, Research

Gift will support research and development that could improve southeastern Wisconsin’s economy.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cornell University to Light Iconic McGraw Tower Green Annually on Veterans Day

Dr. Joseph Burke, executive director for Campus & Community Engagement, and David Outlaw ’17, president of the Cornell Undergraduate Veterans Association, announced today that Cornell University will light its iconic McGraw Tower green on Veterans ...

– Cornell University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Neh Chair William D. Adams to Discuss ‘Making an Impact: Veterans and the Humanities’ on Nov. 14

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences welcomes William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who will discuss “Making an Impact: Veterans and the Humanities” in a free public lecture in ...

– Gonzaga University





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