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Arts and Humanities


Project Examines 14th-Century Poetry to Broaden Interpretation of Hindu Prayer

A University of Kansas researcher has examined a collection of literary hymns from 14th-century Kashmir to argue that carefully-constructed poetry has been a key feature of prayer in India for centuries.

– University of Kansas

International Journal of Hindu Studies


Expressing Gratitude Makes Us Healthier. Who Wouldn’t Be Grateful for That?

. In a new article in the National Communication Association’s Review of Communication, authors Stephen M. Yoshimura and Kassandra Berzins explore the connection between gratitude expression and psychological and physical well-being. As one might e...

– National Communication Association

Review of Communication

‘Our Declaration’ Selected for One Book Program

Author Danielle Allen argues for defense of equality as cornerstone of democracy.

– Northwestern University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Mayo, ASU Program Helps Mothers in Medical Professions Lower Stress and Beat Burnout

Mothers who work as health care professionals, such as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, can reduce their stress levels and burnout significantly by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study by...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Women’s Health Issues

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Struggling with Different Work Identities? Your Work May Suffer

Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle those different work identities may affect your jo...

– Ohio State University

Academy of Management Journal

Musical Beds: Iowa State Professor Finds Co-Sleeping Is More Common Than Some Parents Admit

Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but an Iowa State professor says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the ...

– Iowa State University

Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work, newly published in the jour...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Media Psychology April 11, 2017

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Personal, Social, Workplace Problems

Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Information Systems Journal, March-2017

Cybersecurity Firm Trains Sycamores for High-Tech Heroics

Indiana State University Professor Bill Mackey aims to combine users' behavioral causes of cybercrime with criminological research to prevent cyber attacks.

– Indiana State University


Cross-Cultural Study Strengthens Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of c...

– Iowa State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Stress Can Increase Empathy

Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers led by Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship betw...

– University of Vienna

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Designing for Growth: 5 Keys to Innovation

UVA Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka and co-author Randy Salzman discuss growth through design thinking and offer five keys to achieving a core competency in innovation.

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Professors Discuss Consequences of 'Brain-Hacking' Software for Smartphones

Anderson Cooper visited CSU Dominguez Hills for story about the effects of habit-forming smartphone applications.

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– California State University, Dominguez Hills


Alaska, Delta Finish No. 1 and 2 in New Airline Quality Rating While Overall Airline Industry Posts Best-Ever Results

After four years at the top of the Airline Quality Rating, Virgin America slipped to third in 2016, and the airline it announced a merger with last year – Alaska Airlines – has finished No. 1, with Delta coming in at a close second, according to ...

– Wichita State University

What Triggers a High-School Student to Suddenly Drop Out?

Divorcing parents, a car accident, a job layoff or any other major stressful event can provoke adolescents to quit their studies, a new UdeM study shows .

– Universite de Montreal

Child Development, March 28, 2017

Michael Foods CEO Advises Planning for the Unplanned

An account of the talk given by Michael Foods CEO Jim Dwyer (MBA ’82) at a recent UVA Darden Leadership Speaker Series event

– University of Virginia Darden School Foundation



When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger...

– Ohio State University

Educational Researcher


Classifying English Proficiency Varies by District, with Mixed Outcomes for Students

The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status—a process termed reclassification—varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Hum...

– New York University

American Educational Research Journal

Bus-Taking Linked to Lower Kindergarten Absenteeism

Kindergarten students who take the school bus have fewer absent days over the school year and are less likely to be chronically absent than children who commute to school in any other way, according to new research published online today in Education...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Perceived Value of College Education Differs by Generation

Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections varies based on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, who have student loans.

– South Dakota State University

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Dec. 2016; Family and Consumer Sciences Rserach Journal, Sept. 2016

When Good Deeds Go Unpublished

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Indiana University have shown that women faculty members are doing more service work—primarily internal service—than their male colleagues, which may hinder their overall success in acade...

– University of California, Riverside

Research in Higher Education

Missouri S&T Miner Tank Fuels Student Innovation

From a proposal to create synthetic amino acids to help meth babies recover from addiction to the design of a new type of robotic joint to simplify complex movements, some inventive ideas of several Missouri University of Science and Technology stude...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

CSUCI Schedules Social Business Summer Camp for Area High School Students

Discovering your core values, connecting with others, then channeling those values into a social business or personal cause will be at the heart of the inaugural My Name My Story California Institute for Social Business Social Entrepreneurship Summer...

– California State University, Channel Islands

Cal State LA Earns National Recognition for Making Great Teaching a ‘Crucial Lever’ to Student Success

California State University, Los Angeles was recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) in a new report that profiles the university’s exemplary efforts to raise student outcomes through effective instruction. The paper, Instructional Q...

– California State University, Los Angeles


Student and School Variables Can Predict High School Dropout, Study Finds

The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study.

– Georgia State University

School Psychology Quarterly

Law and Public Policy


Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World

Big Pixel Initiative researchers at the University of California San Diego are partnering with Columbia University and Arizona State University to create a continuous, global map of the urbanization process, and they’re looking to the public to he...

– University of California San Diego


Trump’s Strike Appropriate But He Needs To Reconsider Refugees, Says Fmr. U.S. Amb. To Syria

President Trump’s missile strikes against the Assad regime in Syria on Friday were “appropriate and measured,” says Former Amb. to Syria Ryan Crocker, but the emotion Trump showed when discussing the chemical attack on civilians should give him...

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

US Trade Association Calls on South Carolina State University to Stop Promoting Bad Science

The National Candle Association is calling upon the leadership of South Carolina State University to put a stop to the university's promotion of unsupported research and scientifically inaccurate claims.

– National Candle Association

LifeWire Announcements

CSUCI Appoints New Provost

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has appointed Geoffrey W. Chase, Ph.D., to the role of Provost. Chase is currently a vice president at the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). He will assume his duties at CSUCI in July.

– California State University, Channel Islands

CSUCI Director of Student Leadership and Career Development Wins National Award

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Director of Student Leadership & Career Development Amanda Carpenter, Ed.D., has been recognized by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), a national organization.

– California State University, Channel Islands

Miriam Pierson '18 and Nathaniel Urban '18 Win National Debate Tournament

When Miriam Pierson ’18 and Nathaniel Urban ’18 heard their topic — the filibustering of Supreme Court nominees — for the finals of the Stanford Debate Tournament, they smiled. Some of their friends burst out laughing.

– Swarthmore College

Former Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Public Service Champion Estelle Richman to Receive Honorary Degrees From Temple

The two will attend Temple’s 130th Commencement, and Vermeil will address 2017 graduates.

– Temple University

Babson Launches Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBA Students

Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has launched a Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBA students, focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously...

– Babson College

Southeastern Offers Only IB Certification Tract for Teachers in the South

Certification – which is granted by the International Baccalaureate Organization – prepares teachers to use advanced academic techniques in the growing number of IB schools. IB programs offer students in elementary through high school a comprehen...

– Southeastern Louisiana University

Photographs Documenting Japanese-American Life in L.A. to be Preserved at CSU Dominguez Hills

CSU Dominguez Hill’s Library Archives received a $39,200 archival grant from the Haynes Foundation to continue preserving the history of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles and throughout the state.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Smithsonian Brings Garden Stories to Life with “Community of Gardens” Mobile App

Smithsonian Gardens celebrates National Garden Month with the launch of its first mobile app “Community of Gardens,” which brings stories of gardening in the United States to life.

– Smithsonian Institution

Michael Spagna Named Provost, VP for Academic Affairs at CSU Dominguez Hills

Following a national search, Willie J. Hagan, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has appointed Michael E. Spagna as provost and vice president for academic affairs effective July 1, 2017.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills





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