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Monday, April 17, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


UNC Charlotte Study of Online Activism Data Wins Top Prize

UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Grant- Funded Research Aids Emergency Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse

UNC Charlotte clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Married LGBT Older Adults Are Healthier, Happier Than Singles, Study Finds

Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years — and in some states for even longer — but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied the knot, a University of Washington study finds. ...

– University of Washington



A Double Dose of Disadvantage: Low-Income Children Missing Out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Educati...

– New York University

Journal of Educational Psychology; Institute for Education Sciences, US Department of Education (R305A110038).

Pop Culture


How World of Warcraft Can Get You a Job

A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


UW Tax Program Takes Law Students to Remote Corners of Alaska

Each year, in advance of the April income tax filing deadline, University of Washington law students fly to Alaska, hop on bush planes and snowmobiles and travel to remote villages, where they spend a week preparing tax returns at no cost for Alaska ...

– University of Washington


Statewide Poll Reveals Deep Divide in Ohio Opinion on the Trump White House

A new statewide Ohio poll conducted by Baldwin Wallace University finds voters remain deeply divided on many issues in the early days of the Donald Trump administration, including an equal split on whether they trust the president or the media (or ne...

– Baldwin Wallace University

The President's "Enemy" Rhetoric and the Press

President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in degree but different in kind from the tensions and antagonisms with the media that have punctuat...

– University of Utah

Geopolitical Uncertainty Brews Investing Concerns at Shanghai Forum

The 2017 CEIBS Private Wealth Investment Forum — the University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ fourth annual investing summit in Shanghai, hosted in partnership with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) — brought toget...

– The Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia (formerly Darden School Foundation)

FAU Poll Shows Hispanic Consumers in Florida Optimistic About Economy Despite Increasing Cost of Living

Hispanics in Florida are optimistic about their financial situation despite concerns about rising costs and interest rates, according to a new statewide survey conducted by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

– Florida Atlantic University

LifeWire Announcements

Newly Launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Promotes Creativity, Collaboration at Cal

The cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental partnership between the College of Environmental Design, the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business and the College of Letters and Science hopes to guide undergraduate students to the critical n...

– UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

With New Living Community, Humboldt State University Students Bring Consent Culture to Residence Halls

Humboldt State University is one of the nation’s first college campuses to have residence halls dedicated to preventing sexualized violence and supporting survivors and their allies.

– Humboldt State University

Southeastern Receives $10 Million Bequest, Largest Single Donation in Its History

A $10 million bequest to Southeastern Louisiana University -- the largest in its history -- will be used to fund scholarships to help increase the number of women enrolled in STEM programs.

– Southeastern Louisiana University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Ernest J. Moniz, Former Secretary of Energy, to Serve as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2017 Commencement Speaker

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has announced that the Honorable Ernest J. Moniz, former Secretary of Energy and the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special A...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Former VP Joe Biden to Deliver Senior Convocation Address at Cornell May 27

Vice President Joe Biden will give the keynote address at this year’s Senior Convocation, Saturday, May 27, during Cornell’s 149th Commencement Weekend.

– Cornell University





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