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Monday, March 20, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two Michigan State University psychology researchers.

– Michigan State University


Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians

The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Accident Analysis & Prevention



Arkansas Professor and Student to Lead NATO Training Course on Social Media Analysis

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy chair and professor of information science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his doctoral student, Nihal Hussain, will conduct a four-day social media analysis training course for NATO Strat...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Killian Tillie From France Part of Gonzaga’s Global Approach to Basketball, Education

SPOKANE, Wash. – A year ago, Killian Tillie was back home in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, weighing multiple opportunities from American colleges offering basketball scholarships. Ultimately, two things drove the 6-foot-10-inch forward’s decision to...

– Gonzaga University


Talking Twang

As Appalachian dialects continue to change in the 21st century, West Virginia teens are altering their speech patterns to build their own identities. A new West Virginia University study examines differences in students’ dialects across the st...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Talking Twang: Study Examines How Dialect Impacts Learning in Appalachian Classrooms

A new West Virginia University study examines differences in students’ dialects across the state and how perceptions of dialect differences shape their educational experiences.

– West Virginia University

UVA Darden Launches Financial Accounting MOOC

Professor Luann Lynch will teach Darden’s new massive open online course on financial accounting.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, COMEXUS Launch Mexico Studies Chair at UC San Diego

To help promote cooperation between educational institutions in the United States and Mexico, the UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) co-launches the Mexico Studies Chair, hosting a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar to research and tea...

– University of California San Diego

Przemek Karnowski From Poland Reflects Gonzaga's Global Approach to Hoops, Education; Players From Six Nations

SPOKANE, Wash. – The anxieties Przemek Karnowski was feeling five years ago when he arrived in the United States to begin his college career at Gonzaga University had nothing to do with basketball. It was everything else – being half a world awa...

– Gonzaga University

Law and Public Policy


Indiana University Law Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Nomination Hearings for Neil Gorsuch

Likeability will be a key factor for Neil Gorsuch's possible appointment to the Supreme Court, says Indiana University law professor David Orenticher.

Expert Available

– Indiana University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American Psychological Association Urges Congress to Reject President's Proposed Budget

The American Psychological Association expressed serious concerns regarding deep cuts in the president’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget that the organization says will curtail advances in research and education while threatening the health, well-...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

AACN Strongly Opposes President's 2018 Budget Blueprint

President Trump released his FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The budget proposes wide sweeping and devastating cuts to programs that ensure health across the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nurs...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

APA Calls Upon Congress to Oppose American Health Care Act

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a Congressional Budget Office analysis projected that the bill, ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Top Allergy Organizations Issue Joint Statement on President Trump's Proposed Budget

A joint statement by the presidents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology addresses the drastic cuts in medical research in the proposed budget by President Trump

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

LifeWire Announcements

Loyola University Chicago Appoints New Stritch School of Medicine Dean

Loyola University Chicago announces the appointment of Steve A. N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, as dean of the Stritch School of Medicine. Goldstein has nearly 30 years of experience in health sciences research, medical education, and higher education adminis...

– Loyola University Health System

Capitol Hill Educational Briefing Set for March 28

AACI will host an educational briefing to introduce the 115th Congress, staff, and Hill veterans, to academic cancer centers and highlight the role they play in pursuit of 21st Century Cures.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

STEM Stars: High School Students Showcase Engineering Excellence in FIRST® STEAMworks

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will once again host the New York Tech Valley Regional competition, March 16-18, on the Rensselaer campus in the East Campus Athletic Village.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

MU Family Medicine Named Leader in Medical Education by U.S. News

The MU School of Medicine is ranked seventh in the nation for the specialty of family medicine. The school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine has been ranked in the top 10 for 24 consecutive years.

– University of Missouri Health

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Georgetown Law Forum - The AHCA: Understanding the Current Healthcare Proposal

A forum with top legal experts to discuss differences between the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Kirk Gibson to Speak at MSU Commencement

Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson will speak at Michigan State University's undergraduate convocation on May 5. He will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. In addition, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, will speak at the ...

– Michigan State University

Celebrate Match Day 2017 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's (ISMMS) fourth-year MD students will participate in one of the most exciting days in their academic career: Match Day. Every year on Match Day, medical students around the world find out what residency progra...

– Mount Sinai Health System





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