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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Arts and Humanities


FSU Faculty, Students Connect with Prison Choir Through Power of Music

Professor Judy Bowers and students from FSU's choral education program are working with the women's choir at Gadsen Correctional Facility, and the teaching and learning is a two-way street.

– Florida State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Violence Against Children Costs South Africa $16.85 Billion Annually, Researchers Say

Violence against children in South Africa cost the nation R238.58 billion (equivalent to $16.85 billion in U.S. dollars) in 2015, Save the Children South Africa revealed at a press conference today (Nov. 23).

– Georgia State University


Yogic Breathing Helps Fight Major Depression, Penn Study Shows

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from re...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; UL1TR000003

Season’s Greetings From the UCLA Health Media Relations Team – and a Gift of 5 Holiday Story Ideas

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest during this holiday season.

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips

With the holiday shopping season fast-approaching, retailers around the country are preparing to put new and innovative sales strategies to the test and capture the attention of customers, notes Kelli Hollinger, director of the Center for Retailing ...

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– Texas A&M University


Sexism May Be Harmful to Men’s Mental Health

Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 12:00 ET

Reliance on Reason, Evidence as a Moral Issue Measured in Study

While some people rely more on reason and evidence than others when deciding on their beliefs, a new report suggests people can also come to see a reliance on reason and evidence as a moral issue – to see the rationality of another's beliefs as ind...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide Post-Election

Preparing dinner for a house packed with hungry family members on Thanksgiving Day can be stressful enough, but pepper it with conversation about politics and the 2016 election earlier this month, and the day could spoil easily.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Why We Rely on Inaccurate Information

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements?

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– Northwestern University



Graduation Rates at Georgia State’s Perimeter College Rise 5 Percentage Points, Highest Increase in College History

Since the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College last January associate degree graduation rates at Perimeter College have risen by 5 percentage points, the highest increase in the college’s history.

– Georgia State University

The George Washington University’s New Test Optional Policy Helped Shape a More Diverse Freshman Class

A summer of 2015 decision to not require SAT or ACT scores for most students applying for admission at the George Washington University for fall 2016 has led to the most diverse freshman class in the university’s history.

– George Washington University

Law and Public Policy


Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels.

– Duke University

NBER Working Paper

LifeWire Announcements

UIC Alumni, Faculty Artists Chosen for Whitney Biennial

Six UIC alumni and faculty chosen for Whitney Biennial

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Rep. Susan Brooks Visits New Specialized Pharmacy

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) met with pharmacists (cite names as pictured) working in a new controlled substances pharmacy recently opened in Indianapolis by Cordant Health Solutions.

– Cordant Pharma

NYU's Carter Journalism Institute Accepting Applications for “The Reporting Award”

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is accepting applications for “The Reporting Award,” which supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest.

– New York University

UIC Historian Honored for Book on Buckley and Mailer

Kevin Schultz has received the Robert F. Lucid Award from the Norman Mailer Society. The annual award, given for the most outstanding contribution to Mailer scholarship during the previous year, recognizes Schultz’s 2015 book, “Buckley and Mailer...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Polish Literary Scholar Wins Career Achievement Award

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Michał Paweł Markowski is the recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages' 2016 award for outstanding contribution to scholarship.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Reception to Celebrate Donation of Political Papers to UIC

A reception will be held at UIC to celebrate the donation of political papers from Former Sen. Pres. Emil Jones, Jr.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Three NYU Students Selected as Rhodes Scholars

Three New York University students representing two countries, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, have been selected as Rhodes Scholars: Dubai Abulhoul (UAE) and Guillaume Sylvain (Canada), seniors at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Melissa Godin (Canada), a se...

– New York University

Design Innovation From Nature Launches New Website

A newly formed research group, Design Innovation From Nature, has launched a website in response to UC Berkeley's growing interest in biologically inspired structures and systems.

– UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Jonathan Holloway Named New Provost

Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College, has been named provost of Northwestern University, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today.

– Northwestern University

U Launches School for Cultural and Social Transformation

A newly created school at the University of Utah aims to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues surrounding race and gender in American society. That goal is reflected in its name: School ...

– University of Utah

‘Saving Mes Aynak’ on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix Coming Soon

“Saving Mes Aynak,” the documentary by a Northwestern University filmmaker about a race to save the 5,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site from destruction, has been released on DVD and digitally by iTunes and Amazon. The film is expected to...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Startup Scholarship to UT Austin MBA Program

The University of Texas at Austin has a unique scholarship opportunity for startup founders interested in earning an MBA. Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs will award two scholarships during a shark-tank style pitch competition at UT Austin on February ...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

British Chamber Music Rounds Out Bienen’s December Offerings

EVANSTON - A concert of chamber music selections by premier British composers will round out the December programming at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music. Previously announced programs include Duke Ellington’s jazz arrangement of the Tcha...

– Northwestern University





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