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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Memoir Illuminates Korean American Experience

When the Los Angeles Riots began April 29, 1992, 12-year-old Carol K. Park was working weekends in her mother’s gas station in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles.Park recalls the “melting pot of violence and discrimination” she experienced in her...

– University of California, Riverside

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Getting Inside Teens’ Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical activity.

– University of Kansas, Life Span Institute

Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude

Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux and Richard Brown, a professor at the City University of New York, concl...

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

I Lost 100 Pounds---A Prediabetes Story

Sandra Marin, a Bronx grandmother who lost 100 pounds by participating in Health People’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-approved National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) will be featured Thursday February 16 in the CDC’s new national ...

– Health People


Population Density Pushes the “Slow Life”

But a new study by Arizona State University shows the opposite may be true – that one psychological effect of population density is for those people to adopt a “slow life strategy.” This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term futur...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 14-Feb-2017 at 15:05 ET


Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.

– Johns Hopkins University

National Bureau of Economic Research working paper

Old Into New: Geneticists Track the Evolution of Parenting

University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain.

– University of Georgia

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?

Expert Available

– Washington University in St. Louis



Students in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School and RAND Corporation.

– New York University

Educational Researcher

Embargo expired on 16-Feb-2017 at 06:00 ET


New Study Contradicts Perceived Immigrant Education Paradox

Research points out that the most common intergenerational pattern within immigrant families is not extraordinary upward mobility and education, but rather class reproduction

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review February 2017

Middle Schoolers Test Their Knowledge at Science Bowl Competition

Ten middle school teams met at Argonne for the 27th annual Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl in February.

– Argonne National Laboratory

UW-Milwaukee Water Program Links Students to Careers

A school-to-work partnership involving the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, the Water Council and local technical colleges provides a pipeline to jobs in the growing water industry..

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Researchers Examine Working Memory as Key to Preventing Misdiagnoses, Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education

Researchers have found a link to growth in working memory and growth in English-language reading among young English-language learning students. The findings suggest better assessment and education that considers second language acquirement, and not ...

– University of Kansas

USDE R324A090092

Pop Culture


GameSpace Offers a Playable Visualization of 16,000 Videogames

Finding information about videogames can now be a game in itself, thanks to researchers at UC Santa Cruz. They created GameSpace, a playable visualization of 16,000 videogames grouped according to common features and displayed in 3-dimensional space ...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Canine Cupids Bring Valentine Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

A team of pettable cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine’s Day, bearing a love-and-kisses message that's sure to stay with the children and adu...

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

Law and Public Policy


Former Diplomat Discusses Michael Flynn Resignation

U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned this week amid growing concerns over the ties between the Trump administration and Russian officials

– University of Michigan

Why Trump Should Tie Free Trade Agreements to Economic Equality

Citizens who have rejected the idea that free trade is always in their best interest might change their minds if free trade agreements included provisions to address economic inequality, according to a Vanderbilt University researcher.

– Vanderbilt University


UCI Researchers Forecast Lower 2017 Violent and Property Crime Rates in Much of SoCal

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in...

– University of California, Irvine


How Public Organizations Can Manage Dissent to Avoid Possible Leaks, 'Guerrilla Government'

A University of Kansas researcher, who has extensively studied how public organizations manage dissent, predicts the Trump administration's limits on federal agencies communicating to the public will likely lead to more instances of "guerilla governm...

– University of Kansas

American Political Science Association

Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community

As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Good Teaching: Where the Money Should Go

Considered as a whole, one finding stood out that may prompt institutions to reflect on their priorities. That finding: “Good teaching is the primary means through which institutions affect students.”

– Ohio State University

How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works

Northwestern Joins Leading Research Universities in Amicus Brief

Northwestern University has joined with 16 other leading research universities to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in a lawsuit opposing the executive order on immigration issued recently by Presi...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Earns AACSB Accreditation

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s leading authority on the quality assurance of business school programs. AACSB accreditation is cons...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Babson College to Honor Coach Judy Blinstrub for Her 600th Career Win

Babson College women’s basketball coach Judy Blinstrub will be honored Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for her legacy of campus leadership that culminated in her 600th career victory last week.

– Babson College

Faculty Projects Earn Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship

Eight innovative faculty projects have been selected for funding for the 2017-2018 school year as part of the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship at Northwestern University. The award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distan...

– Northwestern University

URI Professor Receives National Award for Research, Scholarship

ASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has named Annemarie Vaccaro recipient of the 2017 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award. Vaccaro, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studie...

– University of Rhode Island

Going, Going, Gone! Steven Tyler’s Janie’s FundWins Big at Barrett-Jackson Auction with Sale of Rare Sports Car

A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages.

– Youth Villages

Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Established at Binghamton University

A new, interdisciplinary institute at Binghamton University, State University of New York will generate scholarship, educate individuals, and develop courses and curricula exploring how we can better and understand and disrupt the processes that lead...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Skidmore College Announces Stewart’s Signature Series, Featuring Performances by Internationally Known Musicians and Artists

Skidmore College is pleased to announce the Stewart’s Signature Series, a lineup of premier music and arts events to be held during the summer of 2017.

– Skidmore College

Equality Advocate and Sports Icon to Address Class of 2017

Billie Jean King, pioneering advocate for equal rights and opportunities and a global sports icon, will deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University.Long a champion of social change and equality, King is widely known for her ...

– Northwestern University

Ensemble Connect Program Celebrates 10 Years at Skidmore College

Formerly known as Ensemble ACJW, the Ensemble Connect program was established in 2007 as a graduate fellowship program linking Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute. The program is designed to prepare young musicians ...

– Skidmore College

Career Educator Noma LeMoine to Speak at 28th Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture

Noma LeMoine, chief educational officer of LeMoine and Associates Educational Consulting, will deliver the 28th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Student Center East Ballroom (55 Gilmer St. SE, At...

– Georgia State University





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