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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Roman Theater Discovered in University of Haifa Excavations at Hippos (Sussita)

Surprisingly, the theater is situated outside the city walls and appears to have formed part of a large sanctuary. Accordingly, it may not have functioned as a regular Roman theater, but rather played an important role in religious ceremonies to one ...

– University of Haifa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study: For Men with Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress May Lead to More Aggressive Treatment

The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Urology, Feb-2017

‘Just About Managing’ Families Need More Help to Save Researchers Say


– University of Birmingham

Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films

The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies, which can be seen by children of all ages, has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, a new analysis published in the journal Pediatrics shows.

– Annenberg Public Policy Center


Why Better Choices Depend on ‘Libertarian Paternalism’

Nudging people toward better behavior through policy can be effective, but can face resistance if people feel their autonomy is threatened.

– University of Florida

Journal of Marketing Research

Misinformation May Improve Event Recall, Study Finds

Decades of psychological research cast doubt Research on eyewitness testimony has shown that false details put forth during an interrogation can lead some people to develop vivid memories of events that never happened. While this “false memory” p...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Study Reveals Best States for Lovers

Is Virginia really for lovers? Other states may have something to say about that. In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states ...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Research in Personality

Vanderbilt-Led Study Finds Parent’s Physical Activity Associated with Preschooler Activity in Underserved Populations

Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Amer...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Play and Cognitive Skills in Kindergarten Predict Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, an...

– New York University

Applied Developmental Science


Children Are More Apt to Confess Misdeeds if They Think Parents Will React Positively

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

New Framework Could Help Online Addicts Reduce Their Usage

Research has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic. A new model developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan-2017

Moralistic Thinking on Political Left, Right Not So Different

Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. The findings are from four related studies that examine how liberals and con...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy



Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

A research team at the UNC School of Medicine found that the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student’s success while pursu...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Financial Globalization and the 'Locust' Myth

Professor Pedro Matos discusses his research that shows that foreign capital is generally good for public firms, spurring long-term investment, employment and innovation

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Pop Culture


The Nomadic Who? -- Broomball Documentary Features Clarkson University Alumnus

David Zarneke plays broomball for the Nomadic Horde, a Washington, D.C., team that, improbably, took the Men's Class D Broomball Championship in 2012. The team's unlikely rise to the top is the subject of a documentary film, “The Nomadic Who?.

– Clarkson University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Georgetown Global Health Law Experts Examine “A Pivotal Moment of Opportunity and Peril” in Global Health

As the world’s leading global health organizations – the World Health Organization, World Bank and United Nations – face significant political changes and challenges internally and externally, two global health law experts point out that galvan...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

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LifeWire Announcements

NYU Psychology Professor Freeman Receives NSF “CAREER” Award to Study “Stereotypic Vision”


– New York University

U.S. News Ranks Rush’s College of Nursing 7th in Online Rankings


– Rush University Medical Center

UIC Education Professor Awarded Fulbright to Study in Greece

UIC professor awarded Fulbright to study teacher preparation, refugee student learning issues in Greece.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UVA Darden Faculty Members Named to Endowed Professorships

A press release about the Darden School of Business' latest appointments to endowed professorship chairs

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Nova Southeastern University Programs Ranked As Some of Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report

Each year U.S. News & World Report releases rankings of colleges/universities and their programs. This year, 3 NSU online programs were ranked among America's best.

– Nova Southeastern University

Radiology Residents and Fellows: Shape the Future, Apply for RLI Summit Scholarships

Radiology residents and fellows who want to ensure quality, elevate service, deliver extraordinary patient care and develop thriving practices may apply for scholarships to attend this year’s Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) Summit.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)





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