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Arts and Humanities


UIC Shakes Up ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ Play with Female Casting

UIC School of Theatre presents Glengarry Glen Ross with female cast.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Over to You, Automation

In determining how much lead time a driver needs before taking over control of the automation in both critical and noncritical situations, system designers should not limit their focus to average time to respond.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 08:00 ET

Creative People Sleep More, Later, and Less Well

The study compared art students and social science students. The finding: art student sleep more hours, but reported more sleep disturbance and daytime dysfunction

– University of Haifa


Psychologists Available to Discuss Psychology of Deception

With the growing disagreement between the White House and the media over what constitutes fact, the American Psychological Association has made available psychology experts who can comment on the issue of deception, including why some people (politic...

Expert Available

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that min...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Psychiatry Research

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2017 at 10:00 ET

The Great Unknown: Risk-Taking Behaviour in Adolescents

Adolescents are more likely to ignore information that could prompt them to rethink risky decisions. This may explain why information campaigns on risky behaviors such as drug abuse tend to have only limited success. These are the conclusions of a st...

– Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 40962 (2017)

UTHealth Researchers Pinpoint Area of Brain Linked to Bipolar Disorder

A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain’s hippocampus – long identified as a hub of mood and memory processing – was linked to bipolar disorder in a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Positive Social Support From a Spouse Could Have Negative Consequences, New Research Shows

Offering your spouse what you believe to be positive support could have negative physiological effects on them, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of ...

– New York University

Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2017 at 12:35 ET

Blacks Experience More Family Member Deaths Than Whites, on Average

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of ...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2017 at 15:00 ET

​Not Just Funny: Satirical News Has Serious Political Effects

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests.A study found that people chose satirical news that matched their pre-existing attitude...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Communication

Where Belief in Free Will Is Linked to Happiness

Researchers show that the phenomenon, previously seen in Western populations, also occurs in Chinese teenagers, and can cross cultural divides

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Psychology



Borrow or Serve? An Economic Analysis of Options for Financing a Medical School Education

An American medical education is expensive. The median cost of attending a four-year, public medical school is more than $240,000 and the median cost of a private medical school education is more than $314,000. Because few students are wealthy enoug...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Academic Medicine, Jan. 25, 2017

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2017 at 18:00 ET

Better Grades Linked to Fitness and Iron Levels in Female Students, Study Shows

An analysis of 105 female college students showed that those with the highest levels of stored iron and the highest fitness levels had better grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

J Nutr 2017; 147:104-9

Bain Partner Credits UVA Darden Experience with Planting Seeds for Success

Arpan Sheth has used his Darden background and entrepreneurial nature to position himself at the intersection of technology and business in the heart of the world’s fastest-growing economy.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

College-Educated Keep the Faith, Study Shows

America's college-educated actually attend church more often than those who lack a degree. The "faith-killing" impact of higher education relates to church-going habits in high school years as well as choice of college.

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sociological Quarterly, Fall 2016


UCI Study Links Teacher Training, Improved Student Writing Skills

A study from the University of California, Irvine has found a correlation between teacher professional development and improvements in academic writing by English learners in grades 7-12.

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Educational Psychology, Jan-2017

Undergraduates to Explore Precision Livestock Production

College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program aimed at recruiting minority students to the field.

– South Dakota State University


Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility for Low Income Students

A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of...

– Stony Brook University

The Birthplace of Public Higher Education in America

How the University of Georgia sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation

– University of Georgia

Getting a Medical Education From Your Headphones

Stacks of textbooks and medical journals may soon go the way of the Dodo for many physicians looking to stay updated on latest medical research and breakthroughs. Digital learning tools, such as podcasts, are the way of the future, at least according...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Law and Public Policy


Study Reveals Public Perception of Police and Body-Worn Cameras

There is a push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in policing. Yet, limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggests that the public supports using them in law enforcement. Results of a new study describes general public perceptions ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Researchers Find Improved Preventive Care From Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

More Americans are taking steps to prevent disease because of the insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new, groundbreaking study by Indiana University and Cornell University researchers.

– Indiana University

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Jan-2017


Financial Trust Index Shows Growing Split Among Pro/Anti-Trump Camps, Voters Want to Preserve Forests and Water, Experts on Latest Executive Orders, and More in U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

Video Game Ratings Work, if You Use Them

Critics have questioned the effectiveness of video game ratings, but new Iowa State University research finds children spend less time playing violent video games when their parents use the rating system to guide purchases and set rules for video gam...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing


Large Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion Did Not Level Health Disparities in Cancer Surgery

An analysis of the New York State’s Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery – a proxy for comp...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2017 at 10:00 ET


Questioning Post-Soviet in a New Era of Russian-American Relations

Allegations and investigations into interference in the U.S. Presidential election have brought Russian-American relations into the national spotlight in a way unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.

Expert Available

– Humboldt State University

LifeWire Announcements

Original Pizza Hut Building at Wichita State University Getting New Location, Being Turned Into Museum

The original Pizza Hut building at Wichita State University will be moved to WSU's new Innovation Campus and turned into a museum dedicated to the history of the world-famous pizza chain. Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by brothers Frank and Dan Carney...

– Wichita State University

UC Irvine Business School Launches New Master of Finance Program Beginning Fall 2017

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has launched a new Master of Finance (MFin) program following extensive research indicating high demand from recruiters and students alike. The new program is accepting applications now and classes are sch...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named No. 1 Nursing Master’s Program by College Choice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the nation’s Best Master’s Program in Nursing by College Choice. The school was ranked No. 1 out of the top 50 nursing institutions for its reputation in the field and return on investme...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Wins Innovation Grant From the American Society of Association Executives

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) project, Go with Purpose Global Challenge: Elevating Student Engagement through Global Collaborations, was named one of four winners of the American Society for Association Executive...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Mount Sinai and GLG Announce 2017 Global Health Scholars

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) today announced the 2017 class of Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholars. Three additional scholars will join the program, now...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Babson College Welcomes Newest Cohort of Posse Scholars and Awards Four-Year, Full-Tuition Scholarships

Ten high school seniors from New York City have been awarded Posse Scholarships at Babson College. The group, selected to be part of Babson Posse 14, will serve as the institution’s newest cohort of youth leaders joining the Class of 2021 in the Fa...

– Babson College

Call for Proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting

The Goodman Institute is currently seeking proposals for investigative stories that serve the public interest. The application deadline is Monday, February 20.

– Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Names Marketing Expert as First Holder of Klappa Professorship

Marketing scholar Laura Peracchio will hold the endowed professorship named in honor of Gale Klappa, the retired CEO of WEC Energy Group, and his wife, Judith Klappa, a former communications professional.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Faculty Receive Tenured Professorships

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is expanding the ranks of its tenured faculty with the appointments of scholars Goker Aydin and Sunil Kumar. With these latest appointments, the Carey Business School now has 10 tenured professors among its 87 ...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Event Puts Spotlight on the Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

William’s book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, traces the idea that exposure to nature can make us happier back in history to Aristotle’s time.

– George Washington University

Gonzaga Religious Studies Lecture Jan. 30 by Jonathan Brown Addresses Islam, Interreligious Dialogue

Jonathan Brown, the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will discuss, “Why Shouldn’t I Think There’s a Problem with Islam?” in a free, public lecture at 5 p.m., Monday, J...

– Gonzaga University





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