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Monday, January 9, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Adaptive Music in Broadcast

Art feeds on self-expression, and all artists are constrained by the limitations of their bodies and their tools. Working with artists with disabilities, a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been creating more accessib...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

CSU Dominguez Hill's SLICE Center Displays more than 50 Native American Baskets

Since September 2016, CSU Dominguez Hills has been receiving Indian baskets from as far back as the mid-19th Century.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Revisiting the Flint, Michigan, Lead-in-Water Crisis a Year After Its State of Emergency

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 – Last year, as media coverage of Flint, Michigan’s lead-in-water crisis developed, a cautionary tale emerged about the repercussions of cost-saving infrastructure changes and lax governmental oversight, and their dis...

– University of California, Irvine

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Psychology Essential to Achieving Goals of Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Psychologists can offer critical experience and expertise in strengthening the increasingly common model of coordinated health care, the patient-centered medical home, helping to achieve the “triple aim” of improved outcomes, decreased cost and e...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2017 at 09:00 ET


Parents Purchase Frozen Dinners for More Than Convenience

Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


Worker-Owned Cooperatives May Help Address Elder Care Deficit

A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers.

– University of Georgia

Democratizing Caring Labor: The Promise Of Community-Based, Worker-Owned Childcare Cooperatives

Sociology Professor Addresses Caregiving Burden From Personal Perspective

It’s not every day a researcher draws from their own experiences as the basis for a published study but that’s exactly what Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology at Florida State University, has done in her latest paper addressing what s...

– Florida State University



Tool Helps Cities to Plan Electric Bus Routes, and Calculate the Benefits

Researchers have developed a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


The Rise of the Smart Machine Age and the Need for a New Story on the Purpose of Business

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Andy Wicks and Ed Hess look towards the future as they discuss the coming Smart Machine Age and the need we have for a new story of business, as massive job displacement may radically alter ...

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Student Entrepreneurs Ignite Their Ideas at Wildfire

The summer Wildfire program is an intensive, 10-week extracurricular program designed for student entrepreneurs to work on their startups full time. Beginning with the current winter quarter, a lighter version of the program is offered for credit in ...

– Northwestern University

Pop Culture


Florida State Alums Earn Awards/Acclaim with 'Moonlight'

Professor Valliere Richard Auzenne offers her memories of "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins when he was a Florida State film student 15 years ago.

– Florida State University

LifeWire Announcements

CUR Seeks College/University Proposals, Transformations Project

Proposals are sought from higher education institutions to participate in a four-year project to create cohesive, research-based undergraduate curricula in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


UVA Darden Class of 2016 Sees Salary Increases, Strong Employer Demand

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business releases 2015-2016 Employment Report

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Trustees Endow Basketball Coaching Position

Two Northwestern University trustees and their spouses have endowed the men’s basketball head coaching position.Trustee Tim Sullivan and his wife, Sue, and trustee and alumnus Jeff Ubben ’87 MBA and his wife, Laurie, have committed a total of $3 ...

– Northwestern University

Julio Ottino Awarded Top National Academy Prize for Innovative Education

io M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, has been awarded a prestigious national education prize for the development and implementation of Whole-Brain Engineering, the school’s principal guiding strategy...

– Northwestern University

Final Grant From the Atlantic Philanthropies Supports the Cornell Tradition

The Atlantic Philanthropies, the foundation established by entrepreneur Charles F. Feeney '56, has made a $7 million grant to The Cornell Tradition, a fellowship program offering distinctive service, work and scholarship opportunities to some of the ...

– Cornell University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Speak on Campus

Writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, a leading voice on race and politics who was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016, will speak on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

– Northwestern University





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