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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Science of the Super Bowl LI Newswise Live Expert Panel Event

ON-DEMAND VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: Thursday, February 2 at 2 pm ET, featuring a panel of experts that will scientifically analyze the various aspects of this major pop culture event.

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities


Danielle King: A Champion for the Disabled and LBGTQA Youth

A Rutgers School of Public Health student and former Marine dedicates her life to improving the lives of vulnerable communities

– Rutgers University


Activist Explores, Documents the Authentic Indigenous Experience

Activist and photographer Matika Wilbur shared stories, songs, sorrow and hope with the Northwestern audience who attended her Jan. 26 lecture, “19 Lessons from Indian Roads.”A woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Pacific Northwest...

– Northwestern University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Empathetic People Experience Dogs' Expressions More Strongly

Human empathy can even extend to dogs: Empathetic people interpret dogs' facial expressions more intensely.

– University of Helsinki


Men and Women Are Not That Different with Respect to Age Preferences of Sexual Partners

The difference between men and women with respect to their age preferences, when it comes to sexual partners, is smaller than earlier believed. A recent study shows that also men become interested in older and older women as they themselves age.

– Academy of Finland

Evolutionary Psychology


America's Biggest Secret or Life in a Culture of Pay Secrecy?

My eight-year-old daughter received the classic Hasbro Game of Life as a holiday gift this past year. What caught my attention right away while playing the game with her were the salaries.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

ASA Section on Economy, Work, and Inequality, August 2016

WIU's LaFrance Releases New Policing Book

Western Illinois University Associate Professor of Political Science Casey LaFrance has released a timely book examining decision making by police officers.

– Western Illinois University

To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges

A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight: the people around you may sabotage your efforts. The study also uncovered strategies that people use to navigate interpersonal challenges...

– North Carolina State University

Health Communication, Feb-2017

Economic Sabotage Found in New Examination of Nixon Tapes

University of Delaware economics professors Burton Abrams and James Butkiewicz recently took another listen to recordings Richard Nixon made while in the White House. They emerged with evidence that Nixon knew his 1971 New Economic Policy was dangero...

– University of Delaware



Book by MSU Researcher Focuses on K-12 Education Issues

An award-winning Mississippi State education faculty member is the author of a new guide for all involved in the kindergarten-high school learning process.

– Mississippi State University

The Secret Behind Darden Capital Management’s Success Beating Benchmark Returns

A feature on UVA Darden School of Business' Capital Management, the club and class that gives students the ability to manage part of the endowment, and shows great results.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Law and Public Policy


Chimps' Behavior Following Death Disturbing to Anthropologist, Boxer Crabs Acquire Anemones by Stealing From Each Other, Traffic Noise Disrupts Communication Between Species, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

Gov. Inslee to Gonzaga Students: Journalism More Important than Ever for American Democracy

By Peter Tormey SPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee told Gonzaga University journalism students Friday that the increasingly blurred lines between fact and fiction in American public discourse threatens our democracy, underscoring the crucial importa...

– Gonzaga University


Faculty Experts Available to Discuss Abraham Lincoln Legacy as Birthday Nears

To mark Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Feb. 12 – he was born in 1809 in Kentucky – DePaul University experts are available to discuss the 16th president’s depiction in photography and art, and his relevance in modern times.

Expert Available

– DePaul University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American Cell Biologists Recommend Immigration Policy Reforms to Foster Strong Scientific Enterprise in the US

The American Society for Cell Biology has re-issued a position paper on ways to modernize immigration policy to foster scientific collaboration across borders.

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

LifeWire Announcements

Swarthmore College Names 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

President Valerie Smith will award honorary degrees to film producer and journalist David Gelber ’63, philanthropist John Goldman '71, and actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith at the 145th commencement on May 21, 2017. In addition, approximately...

– Swarthmore College

David Figlio Named Dean of Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy

David N. Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy, and Director and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research, has been appointed dean of the School of Education and So...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Enhances Local Safety with New CERT Training

Northwestern University will enhance its commitment to the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors by launching a new training session of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for volunteers this April.

– Northwestern University

$2.2 Million From State Will Help Speed UCI Research to Commercial Market

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 3, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine has received $2.2 million from the state that will be administered through UCI Applied Innovation to help speed research and innovations to commercialization.The funding will under...

– University of California, Irvine

Beckman Program Offers Exceptional Research Opportunity

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing in-depth scientific research have an exceptional opportunity to do so through the Beckman Scholars Program at Northwestern University.Northwestern is one of 11 institutions selected by the Arnold and Mabe...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Will Invest $1 Million in Reimagined Robert Crown Center

The center is a hub of programs and activities that has enhanced Evanston for decades. The campaign to build a new Robert Crown Community Center, Library Branch, and Turf Park has secured a transformative $1 million commitment from Northwestern Unive...

– Northwestern University

Architecture Competition Aims to Revitalize South Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago students are involved in a competition to come up with plans to revitalize the South Chicago neighborhood.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Wake Forest University Names Former EPA Official to Lead Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wake Forest University has appointed alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Stan Meiburg (’75) as director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 201...

– Wake Forest University

UC Irvine Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program Aimed at Arts and Creative Professionals

UC Irvine’s top ranking Paul Merage School of Business and national leader Claire Trevor School of the Arts unveiled today the brainchild of their collaborative efforts – The Certificate in Arts Management Program. Grounded in foundational busine...

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

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

The University of California San Diego, one of the top 15 research universities in the world and recognized for its contributions to the public good, in partnership with The Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation, founded by Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden th...

– University of California San Diego





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