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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


UC San Diego Rady School Professors’ Research Is Platform for Innovative Approach to Museum Ticket Sales

Inspired by research from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, the San Diego History Center sees attendance significantly increase when they ask visitors to "Give Forward" rather than paying a set admissions fee. ...

– University of California San Diego


Florida State Religion Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

– Florida State University


Historian Uncovers Untold Story of Early Defense Contractor, Methodist Leader

West Virginia University religious studies professor Jane Donovan’s book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American” is the untold story of an immigrant who transformed American Methodism from a religious movement to a denomination whil...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Orson Welles Plays Starring Role in Creating Brazilian Folklore

American filmmaker Orson Welles changed the perception of the Brazilian Northeast when he filmed the story of four campaigning fishermen for an ill-fated and uncompleted movie, a study reveals.

– University of Birmingham

Past and Present, Jan 2017

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The Social Costs of Smell Loss in Older Women

A new study of older U.S. adults from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman’s social life is associated with how well her sense of smell functions. The study found that older women who do less well on a smell identif...

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 22-Mar-2017 at 06:00 ET

Streamlined Analysis Could Help People Better Manage Their Emotions

The many strategies people use to manage their emotions fall into three core groupings, according to newly published research from the University at Buffalo. Since a lot of psychopathology is related to difficulty in regulating emotions, the findin...

– University at Buffalo

Unforeseen Impacts of the Fair Trade Movement

The University of Delaware's Lindsay Naylor studied fair trade in the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas and found that the marketing practice hasn't done much for indigenous Mayas working on coffee plots. Naylor found that labor prices have been ...

– University of Delaware

History Professor Earns NSF Grant to Look at Evolution of Attitudes Toward People with Developmental Disabilities

Andrew Hogan, PhD, an assistant professor in the Creighton University Department of History, has earned a grant from the NSF’s Science, Technology and Society program to study the evolution of attitudes and narratives about people with developmenta...

– Creighton University


People Afraid of Robots Are Much More Likely to Fear Losing Their Jobs and Suffer Anxiety-Related Mental Health Issues, Baylor Study Finds

“Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a ...

– Baylor University

Gonzaga All-American on Court, in Classroom, Nigel Williams-Goss Aims to be 'DreamKeeper'

An All-American on the court and in the classroom, guard Nigel Williams-Goss has been a dream come true for Gonzaga University. As the Zags, the top seed in the West, prepare to face No. 4-seed West Virginia in the Sweet 16 on Thursday in San Jose, C...

– Gonzaga University


Spiritual Struggles and Mental Health

Phrases like “spiritual struggle” and “experiential avoidance” might not typically be heard in everyday conversation, but a short chat with Bowling Green State University psychology professor Dr. Kenneth Pargament and alumna Dr. Carmen Oemig ...

– Bowling Green State University

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science



Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – but Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and H...

– New York University

Asian American Journal of Psychology, March 23, 2017

Embargo expired on 23-Mar-2017 at 09:00 ET


Research Reveals Students in More Religious Countries Perform Worse in Science and Mathematics

The more religious people are, the lower children in that country perform in science and mathematics, according to new research at Leeds Beckett University.

– Leeds Beckett University

Embargo expired on 21-Mar-2017 at 02:00 ET

Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers.

– Michigan State University

Pacific University Press’ Latest Offering Chronicles Oregon Health & Science University’s Remarkable Transformation into a National Health Leader

Pacific University Press, the publishing arm of the 168 year-old higher education institution based in Forest Grove, Ore., is proud to release its second book, a well-researched chronicle of how Oregon Health & Science University revitalized itself a...

– Pacific University (Ore.)

Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Gold and Silver Medalist to be a Keynote Speaker at ADHA's 94th Annual Conference

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is excited to announce that Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion, will be a keynote speaker at the 94th Annual Conference, ta...

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– American Dental Hygienists' Association


2017 Economic Forecast: Uncertainty Looms

With attention on the Fed’s interest rate increase and projections for the U.S. economy, UVA Darden Professor Alan Beckenstein and Nick Sargen offer their own expert predictions for 2017

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Pop Culture


New Mass Effect Game Could Make or Break Franchise, Researchers Say

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later

With the first anniversary of the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) approaching this week, several Wake Forest experts are available to comment on the original legislation, appeal proposals, court challenges and the impact on the state.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Announcements

Babson College Honors Roshni Nadar Malhotra—Executive Director and CEO of HCL Corporation; Director of HCL Technologies; and Trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation—with Lewis Institute 2017 Community Changemaker Award

The Lewis Institute 2017 Community Changemaker Award at Babson College, designed to recognize persons who have set something in motion in order to create positive change, will be presented to Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director and CEO of HCL C...

– Babson College

Mark Auslander Named MSU Museum Director

Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist, has been appointed director of the Michigan State University Museum. He will lead one of the earliest established museums in the nation, and the state’s first museum to receive Smithsonian affiliate s...

– Michigan State University

YFEL Team Wins Top Award for Innovative Learning Concept at Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations

A four-member team from the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) 2017 program, a Masdar Institute outreach initiative, won first place and a AED20,000 prize for their ‘Learning, Innovation, Fun and Technology’ (LIFT) concept during the Mohamed Bin ...

– Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Public Health, Tropical Medicine Expert Named as New Preventive Medicine Department Chair for Hebert School of Medicine

Bethesda, Md -- Navy Captain (Dr.) Mark S. Riddle, an expert in tropical medicine and public health, was selected to lead the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. ...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $3 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation

The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas, including conducting university-based research and expanding projects to find long-term, communi...

– Baylor University

Congressman Bobby L. Rush Announces Carolyn and Bobby L. Rush Scholarship at Rush University

In honor of his late wife, Congressman Bobby L. Rush has established the Carolyn and Bobby L. Rush Scholarship, which will be awarded to underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing a career in health sciences through the Rush Universi...

– Rush University Medical Center

LifeWire Higher Education Events

FAU Announces Winners of 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference

FAU's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering recently hosted the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference.

– Florida Atlantic University

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. To Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 11

The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will take part in a conversation with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, a recent recipient of the National Medal of Science, on Tuesday, April 11. The event will be held ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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