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Bullies and Their Victims Obsessed with Weight-Loss

School bullies and their victims are more obsessed with weight-loss than anyone else, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Arts and Humanities


Queen’s University Launches the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive

Queen’s University launch The Visual Voices of the Prison Memory Archive project.

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– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 29-Mar-2017 at 02:00 ET

Puppets Provide Voice During Times of Political Unrest

Puppets are an effective tool for social change. Iowa State's Amanda Petefish-Schrag says throughout history, puppets have helped bring “the voice of the people to light," and she's using some unusual materials to build the puppets to tell those st...

– Iowa State University


Smithsonian Snapshot: A Walk Among the Cherry Blossoms

More than a century ago, cherry trees made beautiful backdrops for photos—just as they do today. This Smithsonian Snapshot shows three young women dressed in kimonos posing with parasols under a blooming cherry blossom tree, circa 1860–1900.

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Cold Symptoms Feel Worse When People Feel Lonely

Having a cold is bad enough, but having a cold if you’re lonely can actually feel worse, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 30-Mar-2017 at 09:00 ET


Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by th...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

Embargo expired on 29-Mar-2017 at 15:00 ET

Products Can Be Pals When You’re Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds

According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are limits to this phenomenon, and the long-term consequenc...

– University of Kansas

Journal of Consumer Research

Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

For the first time, researchers have found a biological basis for financial exploitation in the elderly. The team is led by a Cornell University scientist with collaborators at York University in Toronto.

– Cornell University

Increase in Gas Prices Associated with Increase in Child Maltreatment

Increases in gasoline prices are associated with increases in child maltreatment referral rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Because fluctuations in the price of gas affect the amount of disposable...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Child Abuse & Neglect

Capitol Hill’s Alumni Networks Attract Influence, PAC Money

Capitol Hill’s alumni networks attract influence, PAC money

– Cornell University


UK Marketing Professor Finds New Connections Between Body Image and Spending

New research finds new parallels between idealized body images in advertising and consumer spending.

– University of Kentucky

Journal of Consumer Research

New, Viable Female Politicians Become Role Models for Women, Study Finds

University of Notre Dame professors Christina Wolbrecht and David Campbell studied female candidates for major offices — U.S. House, U.S. Senate and governor — and their effects on female political engagement using data from the 2006-07 Faith Mat...

– University of Notre Dame

Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than ...

– Iowa State University

Frontiers in Psychology


Is Personal Adversity Contributing to Political Polarization?

Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to study co-authored by UB psychologist.

– University at Buffalo

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Panel to Discuss Civil Rights Issues for Threatened Groups

Second panel to discuss Civil Rights Issues.

– University of Illinois at Chicago



High Schoolers Honored for Highlighting “Healthy Holidays” Hygiene

Litchfield, Minnesota high school students who used holiday-themed messages to hammer home the importance of hand hygiene are the recipients of the 2017 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People: It’s a SNAP” National Award. The Healthy Schools, Hea...

– American Cleaning Institute


Champions in Science: Profile of Jenica Jacobi

Each year, the DOE Office of Science write profiles on past NSB competitors. These features include their memories of their high school adventures and information on their education and career accomplishments.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Lewis Nelson (EMBA ’17) Shares Reflections from Darden Worldwide Course in Costa Rica

A group of UVA Darden MBA, Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA students took a week-long trip to Costa led by Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Nation's First Military Ethics Degree Is Established at Case Western Reserve University

While military ethics have been studied for more than 2,000 years, the field has lacked a common entry point for professional training—until now.

– Case Western Reserve University


Graduate Engineering Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranked 39th in the Nation

The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released last week. For the third year in...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Pop Culture


Parents Who Play ‘Pokémon Go’ with Kids: ‘It Wasn’t Really About the Pokémon’

In the first study to survey and interview parents who play "Pokémon GO" with their children, families reported a number of side benefits, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding. However, some wor...

– University of Washington

Law and Public Policy


Fake News, Civil Rights, ACA, Rebuilding the Middle Class, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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

– Newswise

Recent Evolution of German Politics Is Window Into Fringe Parties' Gains

A University of Kansas professor examines conditions in German politics dating back to 2013 to find a window into the recent gains of fringe parties in Europe and the United States, which includes the Trump election and the Brexit vote.

– University of Kansas

German Politics

After Much Media Attention, University of Washington Information School's 'Calling BS' Class Begins

The very name of the class, when proposed, seemed to fire imaginations nationwide and beyond. Now with the beginning of spring quarter, the University of Washington Information School's new course "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data" is getting ...

– University of Washington


Strategy Beyond Markets: The Intersection of Business, Public Policy and Ethics

UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox explains why business leaders should develop a strategic approach beyond the core business issues of supply, demand and competition.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Society for Nutrition and Behavior to Host 50th Annual Conference in Washington, DC

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) will host its 2017 Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC from July 20-24. The premier gathering for nutrition education professionals worldwide, the Annual Conference allows att...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

LifeWire Announcements

Harvard Medical School Unveils First Online Certificate Program for Aspiring Clinicians, General Public

HMX Fundamentals offers four rigorous courses in foundational subjects, including physiology, immunology, biochemistry and genetics. The program is suited for future clinicians and scientifically curious adults seeking in-depth medical knowledge....

– Harvard Medical School

Grant Builds Bridge Between Humanities and Engineering at Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s humanities departments – history and political science; English and technical communication; and arts, languages, and philosophy – have received a $100,000 Humanities Connections grant from the National Endowment for the Humaniti...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

98% of 2016 WFU Grads Employed or in Grad School, New Data Shows

New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school (based on a 91 percent knowledge rate).

– Wake Forest University

Michael Galyean Selected as Texas Tech Provost

After serving as Texas Tech University’s interim provost since Aug. 1, Michael Galyean, Ph.D., has been selected as Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and will begin his appointment immediately. Previously dean of the College of Ag...

– Texas Tech University

Alumnus Taner Halicioglu Kicks off Campaign for UC San Diego with $75 Million Gift

The computer science alumnus hopes that the new institute will promote a cross-disciplinary field that is considered the backbone of many other disciplines. His gift contributes to the $2 billion Campaign for UC San Diego, the most ambitious fundrais...

– University of California San Diego

UVA Darden Partners With The Boston Consulting Group on Online Pricing Courses

An exciting partnership between UVA Darden School of Business and BCG for online pricing courses

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Michael Woodfolk Named President of the Darden School Foundation

Michael Woodfolk has been named president of the UVA Darden School Foundation

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Wine Education Partnership Signals New Era for Industry

To further accelerate wine industry education, innovation and research, a new partnership has been formally announced between the University of Adelaide in South Australia, and KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France.

– University of Adelaide

Case Western Reserve, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein of São Paulo, Brazil, to Hold Health Research and Education Symposium in Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University, including the School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, will be holding a three-day symposium, ...

– Case Western Reserve University

Last Call for Entries: 2017 Science Writing Awards

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) are both accepting submissions for their respective 2017 science writing awards. The deadline for entries for each award is March 31, 2017.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Law School Team Wins National Trial Championship

A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team won the national championship in the National Trial Competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 23 to 25.

– Northwestern University

NYIT Names Henry C. “Hank” Foley as Fourth President

The Board of Trustees of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) today announced the appointment of Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., as NYIT's fourth president, effective June 1. Foley has been serving as interim chancellor of the University of Miss...

– New York Institute of Technology

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Helen Mirren, Branford Marsalis Among Those to Be Honored at Tulane Commencement

Four people who have made significant contributions to bettering the world will receive honorary degrees at Tulane University’s 2017 Commencement, May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

– Tulane University

Creator of The Onion to Present “The Real Story of Fake News”

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” i...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

New Adaptation of ‘Fuente Ovejuna’ Will Premiere at Wirtz

A military commander ruthlessly exploits a rural community until the townspeople, led by the mayor’s daughter, rise up against him in Lope de Vega’s nonstop historical drama “Fuente Ovejuna.”The 17th century Spanish text is getting a fresh ad...

– Northwestern University

Public Invited to ‘a Day with Northwestern’ April 22

Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN’s award-winning show “Pardon the Interruption,” and Nancy Gustafson, the founder of a nonprofit who helps people with memory loss reconnect to the world, will highlight a day of presentations by prominent Northwe...

– Northwestern University

17th-Century Play Ponders Modern Questions of Free Will, Fate

UIC presents play from 1600s Spanish playwright.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

WVU Students Experiment with Artificial Intelligence to Detect Fake News

The WVU Reed College of Media, in collaboration with computer science students and faculty at the WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, is hosting an artificial intelligence course at its Media Innovation Center that i...

– West Virginia University

Electoral College Reform Focus of Northwestern Law Lecture

Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will visit the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law as the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Lecturer on Constitutional Law.Amar’s newest book, “The Consti...

– Northwestern University

Emmitt Smith to Speak at Mentor Tech's 15th Annual Banquet

Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight-time Pro Bowler Emmitt Smith will be this year’s keynote speaker for Mentor Tech’s 15th Annual Celebration Banquet at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. The banquet is a chance ...

– Texas Tech University





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