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Monday, March 13, 2017

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Save the Date: 30 March 2017; 9–10 AM ET

The Future of Astronomy: ALMA and the Next Generation VLA – Live Expert Panel discussion

Two of the most iconic telescopes on Earth – the Very Large Array, or VLA as its known, and ALMA, the trailblazing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array – are helping us understand our cosmic origins, but their stories are just beginning. New technology and future expansions will greatly enhance their abilities, revealing never-before-seen details of the cosmos. Two astronomers explain the latest discoveries and future upgrades for these powerful instruments.

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Science News


Anxiety Is a Stronger Harbinger of Alcohol Problems Than Stress

Stress and anxiety are widely believed to contribute to drinking. Alcohol is thought to reduce tension caused by stress (the “flight or fight” response) as well as alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety (anticipation of the unpredictable, ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 09-Mar-2017 at 17:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Students Find Inspiration in Special Class Merging Science, Nature and Art

Peter Krsko hauled 800 feet of hosing through the woods, drilled holes into the trees on his property in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, and for the first time, tapped his maples for the sap that will ultimately become maple syrup. While he was laboring, Krsko b...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

CSU Fullerton Alumnus Joins ‘Hamilton’

Rubén J. Carbajal goes from fan to a member of the cast of the phenomenally popular musical’s national tour.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Social and Behavioral Sciences


People See Black Men as Larger, More Threatening Than Same-Sized White Men

People have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 13-Mar-2017 at 09:00 ET

Sensitive Genotypes Yield Disadvantage in Poor Families, but Advantage in Wealthier Ones

A University of Kansas study's results suggest that children with sensitive genotypes who come from low-income homes will be less financially successful than their same sex sibling without those genotypes. But children with those same genotypes from ...

– University of Kansas

Social Science Research


Brain Hardwired to Respond to Others’ Itching

Itching is a highly contagious behavior. When we see someone scratch, we're likely to scratch, too. Now researchers at the Washington University Center for the Study of Itch have shown that, at least in mice, contagious itching is hardwired in the br...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Science, March 10, 2017

Embargo expired on 09-Mar-2017 at 14:00 ET

Study Suggests Video Games Can Mitigate Defensiveness Resulting from Bad Test Scores

The research by John Velez shows the potential effects of receiving positive feedback from playing video games after receiving a negative test score on an exam.

– Texas Tech University

Conformity Is Not a Universal Indicator of Intelligence in Children

Because innovation is part of the American culture, adults in the United States may be less likely to associate children’s conformity with intelligence than adults from other populations, according to research from developmental psychologists at Th...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Study: LGBTQ+ Individuals at High Risk to Be Victims of Violence

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate crimes, according to a new study by RTI International.

– RTI International

Improve The ER: Design Thinking With Health And Human Services

This is summary of Professor Jeanne Liedtka and Randy Salzman’s Case in Point that ran in the 26 February edition of The Washington Post. In it, they examine the case of Whiteriver Indian Hospital and how design thinking will help the team better s...

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward

Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psycho...

Expert Available

– Saint Joseph's University



Study Reveals the English Language Organized Itself

A Stony Brook University-led study of the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organized that linguistics have previously thought.

– Stony Brook University


Kristine Hodsdon Featured in Five Sessions at ADHA Annual Conference

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) announced Kristine Hodsdon, RDH, MSEC, will form part of its roster of dental hygiene experts speaking at its 94th Annual Conference. As the premier event for dental hygienists to advance their ca...

Expert Available

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

Law and Public Policy


FDA-Required Tobacco Product Inserts & Onserts – and the First Amendment

A legal analysis published today examines the FDA’s regulatory authority to provide consumers with information via tobacco products and their labeling; how actively FDA could do that within existing First Amendment constraints; and new approaches t...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law


Invasive Species, Snake Bites, Unexpected Die-Offs, Racoon Roundworm, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise


Extreme Views, Game Theory, Soda Tax, ACA Repeal, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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

– Newswise

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Voices Concerns with American Health Care Act

The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it would reduce mental health and substance use coverage for millions of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and c...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Exchange Program Expands Asian Partnerships

Students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago now have the option of traveling to Vietnam, which was added last year to the list of more than 40 study abroad countries by the UIC Exchange Program.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UChicago Alum Endows Medical School Scholarship Program with Estate Gift

A physician who graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his spouse are bequeathing their estate to the medical school, creating a new scholarship they hope will encourage future alumni to “pay it forward.”

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Embargo expired on 10-Mar-2017 at 13:00 ET

Salisbury University Honored Nationally for Teacher Education Partnerships

Salisbury University was honored with the 2017 Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Development Schools. The award applauds outstanding school-university partnerships that shape cur...

– Salisbury University

Babson Introduces New Full-Time Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) – Accelerate Program

F.W Olin Graduate School of Business CAM – Accelerate program will be held at the Babson Boston campus and will prepare students for a wide range of career paths

– Babson College

Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students Zaire Johnson ’18, computer and systems engineering, and Vincent Arena ’17, mechanical engineering and design, innovation, and society, have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Public Event to Address Childhood Poverty and Education Outcomes March 23 in Detroit

Dr. Charles Payne, an expert in urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history, will deliver a public lecture titled “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty,” as part of the American...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Press Registration Opens for AERA Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in an array of areas – from early education through higher education, from digital learning to...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)





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