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Monday, November 14, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Union’s “Man on the Move”

Last summer, Jermaine Wells took a 10-day journey of self-discovery to Dubai, Jordan, Egypt and London. He documented the trip using his IPhone 6, a Sony Handycam, a Kodak Playsport and an IPad. Wells, a musician, has taken his footage and crea...

– Union College

JTC Alum Azariah Tan – a Highly Accomplished Pianist, Has Only 15% of His Hearing Left

JTC’s alum Azariah Tan has become quite the accomplished pianist on the world stage. His story is a featured an article in Singapore’s The Straits Times.

– John Tracy Clinic

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Sunshine Matters a Lot to Mental Health; Temperature, Pollution, Rain Not So Much

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn’t exactly new, but according to a recent study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.

– Brigham Young University

Journal of Affective Disorders, July-2016

Trump Victory Shows Racial Justice Movement Needs Better Storytellers

Striking racial divides in the 2016 election serve as a reminder that racially charged narratives still have a powerful hold on the American mindset. If the left is to compete in future elections, it must learn to tell competing narratives that build...

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– Washington University in St. Louis


Arkansas Doctoral Student Researches Privacy Awareness on Social Media

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student is out to discover how knowledgeable people are about their privacy on social media. Terry Williams, a doctoral student in the integrated computing program, is using a series of surveys and pri...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock



The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Nov. 2016

Zebrafish Spark Imagination for Science Careers in Cash-Strapped Public Schools

A five-year evaluation involving nearly 20,000 kindergarten through 12th grade under-resourced public school students shows that taking part in Project BioEYES, with one center based in Philadelphia at the Perelman School of Medicine at the Universit...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Law and Public Policy


Joshua Tucker, Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, Available for Comment on Post-Election Relations with U.S.

NYU’s Joshua Tucker, director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is available for comment on matters pertaining to U.S.-Russia relations under the Trump administration.

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– New York University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

NY Community Health Leaders Rally Nov. 14 to Urge State to Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency

At a groundbreaking rally on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, NY community health leaders demand the state declare a public health emergency as the first step in effective response to uncontrolled epidemic devastating millions

– Health People

LifeWire Announcements

GW to Establish New Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership

The George Washington University has launched a new center focused on Jewish education and professional leadership.

– George Washington University

Statoil Partnership Bolsters UT Austin Graduate Research and Supports Longhorn Athletics

Statoil, an international energy company based in Norway, has signed a $2.5 million partnership renewal agreement with The University of Texas at Austin to support graduate student research.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Environmental policy center to convene Great Lakes mayors

The Freshwater Lab, a University of Illinois at Chicago-based environmental research and policy center, will host a Great Lakes mayoral summit in 2017 to address the region's basin issues, water, energy and natural resources.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Northwestern’s Medill Names Social Justice Fellowship Winners

A diverse group of Chicago journalists have received Social Justice News Nexus fellowships from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The fellows will report on environmental and energy j...

– Northwestern University

DHS Accepting Applications for 2017 Homeland Security STEM Summer Internships

DHS S&T is now accepting applications for summer internships in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for 2017. Interested applicants may apply until December 7.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Joel Benenson, Stephanie Cutter, Brian Baker, and More on Election 2016—Live Streamed Conference at NYU Florence, Nov. 14-15

Joel Benenson and Stephanie Cutter, senior strategists for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and Brian Baker, who led a super PAC in support of Donald Trump, will be among the speakers at “Inside American Politics,” a Nov. 14-15 conferen...

– New York University

Exploratory Programming: Gearing Up for the Ultimate 24-Hackathon

Most people think of “hacking” as a computer security issue. But, to the members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” it simply means using technology to develop or create something that’...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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