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Arts and Humanities


New Archaeological Evidence Throws Light on Efforts to Resist ‘the Living Dead’

A new scientific study of medieval human bones, excavated from a deserted English village, suggests the corpses they came from were burnt and mutilated. Researchers from the University of Southampton and Historic England believe this was carried out...

– University of Southampton

Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports


Technology Meets Fashion in Unusual Collaboration

An unlikely pairing of two University of Alabama departments has resulted in an innovative way of displaying student work.

– University of Alabama

Cuddly Cicada: Stuffed Cicada Display Aims to Help People Become More Comfortable with the Insects

Some people find cicadas annoying or scary, but a Kansas State University student has created a stuffed cicada as part of an interactive display that she hopes will make cicadas seem friendlier.

– Kansas State University


Winning Contest Images Combine Art and Discovery of Science

Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the university's 2017 Cool Science Image Contest.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Examines Public Understanding of Drug Rationing Amid AIDS Epidemic

A new study examines what young adults in Balaka, Malawi think about how anti-retroviral drugs are distributed amid an AIDS epidemic in the African nation.

– University of Chicago


Time Delays in Vending Machines Prompt Healthier Snack Choices

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack o...

– Rush University Medical Center

Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2017 at 10:00 ET

Protests with Many Participants and Unified Message Most Likely to Influence Politicians, Study Suggests

Protests that bring many people to the streets who agree among themselves and have a single message are most likely to influence elected officials, suggests a new study.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review April 2017

Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2017 at 00:05 ET



Study Finds One Secret to Successful Schools That Costs Nothing

Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money - think teachers, technology and textbooks.But a new study suggests one factor that doesn’t need any cash to implement can play an important role in helping students succeed at even ...

– Ohio State University

Teachers College Record


The Tasty Side of Math Featured in Upcoming Live Webcast

In a live webcast on April 5, mathematician and foodie Eugenia Cheng will demonstrate how even advanced mathematics can be made fascinating and fun for all.

Expert Available

– Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Researchers Work to Narrow the Gender Gap in Engineering, Computer Science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields?

Expert Available

– Florida State University


Require Business Training for Medical Students, Who Will Need Such Skills to Lead Complex Health Care Enterprises, Johns Hopkins Experts Propose

Two Johns Hopkins University professors recommend a “Management 101” course be embedded into the curriculum of medical schools.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Academic Medicine

Work in the US: The Tenuous Present and Uncertain Future

Dave Hendrick has captured insights shared at the Miller Center’s forum “From Unions to Uber — the Future of Work in America” by UVA Darden Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner and Chris Lu, senior fellow at the Miller Center and former dep...

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Law and Public Policy


Android Apps Can Conspire to Mine Information From Your Smartphone

Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding to mine our information...

– Virginia Tech

Computing Machinery Asia Computer and Communications Security Conference, April-2017

Embargo expired on 03-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET


Increasing Savings at Tax Time

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.The st...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Consumer Affairs

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ACR 2017 Health Policy Priorities Target Healthcare Reform, Doctor Shortage, and Biosimilars Among Other Issues

The American College of Rheumatology today announced its 2017 health policy priorities, providing detailed policy recommendations to improve access to rheumatology care and address the national rheumatology workforce shortage. The policy prescription...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

AAPM Issues Statement Urging Congress to Oppose NIH Cuts

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a professional nonprofit organization supporting medical physicists, has released a statement calling on Congress to reverse President Trump’s proposed cuts to FY 2018 funding for the Natio...

– American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

LifeWire Announcements

Five Notables to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement

Billie Jean King, a pioneering advocate for equal rights and opportunities and a global sports icon, is among the five distinguished individuals who will be recognized with honorary degrees at Northwestern University’s 159th commencement ceremony a...

– Northwestern University

UVA Darden, Concordia and U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Extend Application Deadline for 2017 Public-Private Partnership Award

Deadline for 2017 Public-Private Partnership Award is extended

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Symposium Explores Healing Remedies by Black Communities

Scholars, Activists explore strategies that black, brown communities use to sustain and heal.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New UWM Degree Meets Growing Demand for Advanced Skills in Information Technology

MILWAUKEE _ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies is introducing a new online Master of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree to teach information technology workers new skills that will advance th...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Dittmar Gallery Hosts Community Exhibit on Nature of Memory

“Imprints of the Mind,” a juried exhibit of community-submitted work that explores the themes of memory and identity, will be presented at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery. An opening reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m....

– Northwestern University





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