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Monday, November 7, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Why Some Songs Get Stuck in Your Head

Almost all of us get songs stuck in our heads from time to time but why do certain tunes have the 'stick factor'?

– Durham University

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Physical Stature as a Teen Could Predict Future Stock Choices

Researchers find that people who were relatively tall as teens are more likely to invest in stocks, and those who were overweight are more risk-averse and less likely to participate in the market.

– Cornell University

UIC Journal Shows ‘Bots’ Sway Political Discourse, Could Impact Election

Researchers worry that robot-generated tweets distort political online discussion and may impact election outcomes.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

First Monday

Political Scientists Available on Presidential Election

Northwestern University political science professors Alvin B. Tillery Jr., Jaime Dominguez and Laurel Harbridge are available to comment on the presidential election in its final stretch – early predictions, impact of Latino voters, what to make of...

Expert Available

– Northwestern University


Psychologists Identify Key Characteristics of Earworms

If you’ve found yourself singing along to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” hours after you switched the radio off, you are not alone. Certain songs do tend to stick in our heads more than others for some very specific reasons, according to research ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2016 at 12:00 ET

Studies Examine Racial Bias in Pollution, Devaluation of Black Communities

Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a social psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Nov-2016

Pupil Response to Negative Facial Expressions Predicts Risk for Depression Relapse

Researchers at Binghamton University, led by PhD student Anastacia Kudinova, aimed to examine whether physiological reactivity to emotional stimuli, assessed via pupil dilation, served as a biological marker of risk for depression recurrence among in...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Psychophysiology, Sept-2016

Texas Tech Researcher Determines the Most Desirable Traits in Dogs for Potential Adopters

Alexandra Protopopova has performed extensive research trying to increase the adoption rates and decrease euthanasia rates for animal shelters throughout the country.

– Texas Tech University

Fictional Leaders Affect How Voters View Presidential Candidates

Could watching fictional characters like Katniss from The Hunger Games or the Doctor in the Doctor Who series influence the way Americans view leadership and consequently affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential election? According to a new...

– University of Vermont



New Navigation Tool Improves Campus Accessibility

A new student-designed app is making it easier for those with disabilities to navigate Michigan State University’s sprawling campus.

– Michigan State University


Georgianna Duarte Is Indiana State's First Endowed Professorship

Had it not been for a long-term relationship and friendship with a Benedictine nun and their shared anti-war position regarding El Salvador decades ago, Georgianna Duarte may have ended up penning articles like this and never made it to Indiana State...

– Indiana State University

Pop Culture


Chicago Wouldn’t Last Long Under Zombie Invasion, Model Finds

In the unlikely event of the zombie apocalypse, it would take less than two months for the undead to take control of the city, says a new study by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory.

– Computation Institute

Law and Public Policy


Faculty Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

Several faculty experts at the University of Notre Dame are available to comment on issues including immigration, trade, security, international policy and more.

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame


New Texas Tech Study Shows Participation, Trust by Hispanics in Politics Has Room for Improvement

The study was conducted by the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communication.

– Texas Tech University

Soda Tax Falls Flat

Four cities will be voting Nov. 8 on whether to tax soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Some proponents say the taxes would raise prices by exactly the amount of the tax, encouraging consumers to cut down on soda and improve their health. B...

– Cornell University

History, Voting Rights and the Youth Vote: Experts From DePaul University Discuss Election Day

DePaul University faculty experts are available discuss how the presidential, national and local elections relate to various topics in U.S. history, politics and culture.

Expert Available

– DePaul University

LifeWire Announcements

Artist to Discuss Role of Art in Social Activism

Artist Sam Kirk will discuss her art and its role in activism.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

TFI’s On-Ground Counseling Program Named Program of the Year

The Family Institute at Northwestern University receives the 2016 Leo. G Bent award in recognition of it's demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding education in counseling.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

UC Santa Cruz Now Offering Graduate Degrees in Computational Media

UC Santa Cruz will begin offering graduate degrees in computational media, the first comprehensive degrees available at a U.S. university in this rapidly growing and deeply interdisciplinary field. The Department of Computational Media is accepting a...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

LifeWire Higher Education Events

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Host International Congress on Women's Health

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will bring together the world’s leading researchers, clinicians, educators, and community advocates to address women’s health issues across the globe at the 21st International Council on Women’s Healt...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing





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