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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


Female Musicians, Composers Take Center Stage in New Concert Series

Most classical music lovers are quite familiar with Felix Mendelssohn, the German composer, pianist, and conductor whose work graced the early Romantic period. But recollections of his older sister, Fanny, are far lesser known.

– SUNY Buffalo State


New Book Chronicles Arkansas Delta Oral History Project

A new book provides a voice for high school students in the Arkansas Delta who participated in a collaboration with the University of Arkansas that encouraged them to celebrate their region’s history, customs and culture.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project: Culture, Place and Authenticity

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Arkansas Researchers Present Cyber Defense Findings at NATO Conference

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and two doctoral students recently got a chance to unveil their research on cyber defense at an international NATO conference. The talk, “Understanding Influence Operations of Novorossiya through Bl...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

NATO Technology for Information, Decision, and Execution (TIDE) Sprint Conference

Black Friday: Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Shopping Trends

As stores across the nation gear up for the holiday shopping season, consumers are developing their shopping lists, searching for Black Friday deals and identifying the stores that offer those low prices with a positive shopping experience. Expert...

Expert Available

– Florida State University


Bisexual Men and Women Face Pay Gap, Indiana University Study Finds

Bisexual men and women are paid less for doing the same jobs than similarly qualified heterosexual men and women, according to Indiana University research that breaks new ground by treating bisexual individuals as distinct from gay men and lesbians i...

– Indiana University

American Sociological Review

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2016 at 06:00 ET

After Decades of Research, Science Is No Better Able to Predict Suicidal Behaviors

Experts’ ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the last 50 years, according to a comprehensive review of suicide research published by the American Ps...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

​Consuming Violent Media Linked to 13x Surge in Violent Dreams

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night....

– Ohio State University


Preventing Adolescent Substance Use May Need to Start in Early Childhood

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood.

– University at Buffalo

Developmental Psychology

Real Men Don't Say 'Cute'

Psychologists tap big data and Twitter to analyze the accuracy of stereotypes

– Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Social Psychological and Personality Science

FSU Professor: 50 Years of Research Fails to Improve Suicide Prediction

Florida State University researcher Joseph Franklin made a startling discovery during an exhaustive examination of hundreds of suicide prediction studies conducted over the past 50 years: Science is still not very good at predicting who will kill the...

– Florida State University

Psychological Bulletin

Study Provides Insight Into Children’s Race and Gender Identities

Research from the University of Washington found that children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race — and that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal influences.

– University of Washington

Eight Ways to Make Kids More Grateful

With Thanksgiving around the corner, now's a natural time for parents to promote gratitude in their kids. And while it can't hurt to participate in the tried-and-true practice of every family member and friend saying what they're thankful for around...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips

According to Dr. Julie Bailey, holiday travelers who bring pets along run the risk of compromising their trips or endangering pets, if they don’t plan ahead. Last-minute flyers may not realize airline rules may change, sedative or other drug option...

Expert Available

– Academy Communications


Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings

Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with pa...

– Florida Atlantic University

Developmental Psychology

Embargo expired on 14-Nov-2016 at 12:00 ET

What Molecules You Leave on Your Phone Reveal About Your Lifestyle

By sampling the molecules on cell phones, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were able to construct lifestyle sketches for each phone’s owner, including die...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 14-Nov-2016 at 15:00 ET

How Stress Affects Saving and Spending Habits

In a study published in the Journal of Marketing Research in October, Kristina Durante of Rutgers University and Juliano Laran at University of Miami find that stress leads consumers to save money in general but spend strategically on products they ...

– Rutgers University

Journal of Marketing Research, Oct-2016

Buying Experiences Makes You More Grateful, Generous

On Thanksgiving, many of us take a moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for -- and we get notable rewards for doing so. Feeling gratitude leads to important benefits, like increased happiness and social cohesion, better health outcomes, and eve...

– Cornell University

Emotion, October 2016

Economics Chair William Evans to Present Research on Refugees to USCCB

A research project by William Evans and Danny Fitzgerald, University of Notre Dame, found that over the course of 20 years, refugees adapt to American life and, on average, pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits.

– University of Notre Dame

Therapy Dog Helps Ease Anxiety Among Wichita State Military, Veteran Students

For the past six months, students in Wichita State's Military and Veteran Student Center in Lindquist Hall have been falling in love with Riley, a Rhodesian Ridgeback / lab rescue dog adopted by center director Sarah Sell.

– Wichita State University

Study Could Explain Mechanism Behind Polling Errors in Clinton-Trump Election

A new study by an economics professor at the University of Arkansas could explain one mechanism driving polling errors in the presidential election: Voters show an increasing disparity between who they are and are not willing to publicly support.

Expert Available

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville



Charter Schools Enroll More Girls, with Boys More Likely to Leave

Charter schools – particularly middle and high schools – enroll a larger share of girls than do traditional public schools, in part because boys are more likely to exit charter schools, finds a new study by New York University researchers.

– New York University


Freefall: Flying in Space

As a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, Dr. Guion S.Bluford became the first African-American to travel into space. He was also the first African-American to return to space for a second, third, and fourth time. Bluford w...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes

Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Developme...

– New York University

Teachers College Record, Nov. 2016

Law and Public Policy


Support for Democracy Linked to Income Inequality

Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new study by Michigan State University political scientists.

– Michigan State University


Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr...

Expert Available

– University of Vermont

LifeWire Announcements

Jack Laub Inducted Into Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame and James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame

Jack Laub is the only student-athlete in NCAA history to play six varsity years. He became one of the first professional basketball players in the NBA after he was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets. More recently, Laub was conferred the honor of “Ch...

– Florida Atlantic University

Wayne State Receives Nearly $3 Million NSF Award for Math Corps

Wayne State University’s Math Corps recently received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and study the replication of its award-winning mathematics enrichment and mentoring program, which operates during...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Science Foundation, 1612400

2017 Society for Nutrition and Behavior Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstracts related to this year’s conference theme: Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Define the Future are also encouraged.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Food Scholarship Program Helps Students Study Instead of Worry About Meals

UGA's food scholarship and other programs that support students just got a big boost from University of Georgia graduate Jess Stokely, who is contributing $900,000 to the food scholarship and $1.5 million to general support for students.

– University of Georgia

Phillips School of Nursing Receives National Accreditation for Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel announced today that its registered nurse (RN) to bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a period ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Martha E. Pollack Named Cornell’s 14th President

U. of Michigan provost to start April 17, 2017

– Cornell University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Renowned Scholar Patricia Gándara to Discuss English Language Learners, Bilingual Education at Brooklyn Event on November 30

Dr. Patricia Gándara, a leading researcher on English language learners and bilingual education, will deliver a lecture titled “Educating Immigrant Students and Emergent Bilinguals” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Ce...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

S&T Students Help Homeless in Globalhack

Missouri S&T student teams won first and second at the GlobalHack VI in St. Louis. Teams were charged with designing systems to help the homeless.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Conference on Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation at Northwestern Law

Critical legal, ethical, financial and political issues that affect high-profile litigation will be the focus during an upcoming conference hosted by Northwestern Law, Nov. 16 and 17 at the Law School. Wednesday afternoon features an interview with...

– Northwestern University





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