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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


A Jewish Child’s Journey Out of Nazi Germany

On Friday, April 21, 89-year-old Ruth Moll will take a break from her volunteer duties to participate in Cedars-Sinai's 33rd annual Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) observance. As she has for many years, she will be part of a select group to ...

– Cedars-Sinai


Rock Tour “Text2Give” Supports Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

Rock star drummer Rikki Rockett feels very lucky to be on tour with his band, Poison, this spring. A year ago, he didn’t know if he would survive tongue cancer. But after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial at Moores Cancer Center at U...

– University of California San Diego Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why Children Struggle to Safely Cross Busy Streets

Researchers have found children up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments were tested for their road-crossing abilities. Those fr...

– University of Iowa

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2017 at 00:00 ET


More Than Recess: How Playing on the Swings Helps Kids Learn to Cooperate

A study by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows the potential of synchronized movement in helping young children develop collaborative skills. The measured, synchronous movement of children on the sw...

– University of Washington

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

How Can We Know Other People’s ‘True Selves?’

How can you ever really know someone? Researchers at Texas A&M University found our perceived knowledge of others’ “true selves” is inherently tied to perceptions of their morality.

– Texas A&M University

Wichita State University Students Look to Provide for Homeless, Continue Innovation

When Michael Lee and Kristian Buan enrolled in Engineering 101, they never imagined they would win Wichita State University’s first Koch Innovation Challenge. Lee and Buan were on the team that created the Snail Shell Camper, a mobile shelter for t...

– Wichita State University


Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can Help Reduce Crime

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that’s the most comprehensive to date.

– Michigan State University

Iowa State Professor: Technology Is Great, but Are We Prepared for the Consequences?

Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said the director of Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while driving.

– Iowa State University

The Therapy Juggling Act

When things are up in the air, marriage and family therapists help you spot what is about to fall. UNLV's Katherine Hertlein on being an agent for social change.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Aha! Study Examines People as They Are Struck by Sudden Insight

Everybody loves those rare “aha moments” where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. But until now, researchers had not had a good way to study how people actually exper...

– Ohio State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 17-Apr-2017 at 15:00 ET

Eye Expressions Offer a Glimpse Into the Evolution of Emotion


– Cornell University

Psychological Science

Fits to a 'Tee': Golf Is 'Fore' Everyone, and Economically It's a Great Time to Be a Golfer

Because of the golf industry's downsizing after the Great Recession, the sport is more affordable and accessible than ever, according to a golf course management expert at Kansas State University.

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– Kansas State University



March for Science Participants Interested in Both Promoting, Defending Science

Encouraging science-based policies and defending science from political attacks are strong motivators for March for Science participants, according to a new University of Delaware Center for Political Communication survey.

– University of Delaware

Darden Expands Online Educational Experience with MOOCs

Features the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business success and variety of massive online open courses.

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

Combat Vet, Singer-Songwriter Ready for Next Challenge: Business

Features Barker Squire, the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business MBA student

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


Mountain Class: Geography Students Explore How Communities Work — in the Rockies

“Bear spray will be provided.” Those five words at the end of the syllabus for Geography 269 are just one of several indications that the summer course is not your average study abroad offering.

– State University of New York at Geneseo

Empowering Girls to Become STEM Professionals

To meet the White House's projected workforce needs of one-million additional inclusive graduates by 2022, the California State University (CSU) is developing outreach programs to strengthen the interest of K-12 girls to study STEM (science, technolo...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


It’s Not Love, It’s Not Hate—It’s Just ‘Like’

Professor researches how we use the word "like."

– University of Georgia

Law and Public Policy


Moving Beyond the Affordable Care Act in California

CSU Fullerton health care policy expert Dr. Shana Alex Charles explains why the repeal of Obamacare failed and how a single-payer system may be next for the state.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Banning transshipment at-sea—the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters—is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an analysis of existing maritime regulations.

– New York University

Marine Policy

Researchers From Queen’s Awarded ESRC Grants to Explore the Impact of Brexit in Northern Ireland

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Brexit Priority Grants, for research into the impact and consequences of Brexit in Northern Ireland.

– Queen's University Belfast

Why Swarthmore Supports Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution

Swarthmore College is leading the effort among colleges and universities to support carbon pricing as a matter of policy.

– Swarthmore College

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Nurse Practitioners Will Go To Albany To Urge Passage of Important Patient-Centered Legislation

Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students from across New York State will travel to Albany on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to call for passage of important legislation.

– Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

New Report Forecasts Major Shortfall in Community Health Center Revenues if Congress Repeals Medicaid Expansion, Reduces Marketplace Subsidies and Fails to Renew Health Centers Fund

A new report estimates that community health centers would face a $48 billion shortfall in total revenues between 2018 and 2022 if Congress moves to repeal some key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and separately fails to renew the Health ...

– George Washington University

LifeWire Announcements

"Return to Downton"

Spring fundraiser for AARDA evokes "Downton Abbey" era

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2017 at 00:00 ET

APS Celebrates 50 Years of Diversity in Physiology during Porter Fellowship Anniversary

In honor of the anniversary of the the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) Porter Physiology Development Fellowship, APS will celebrate current and past Porter Fellows and the legacy of the Fellowship at its annual meeting at Experimental Bi...

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Babson Awards 2017 B.E.T.A Challenge Winners With Over $280,000

​Babson College announced its 2017 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​​​​​​​​​​​​​) Challenge winners—DetraPel, TORq Interface, and botkeeper—after a venture showcase with 18 semifinalists and a pitch ...

– Babson College

UVA Darden Inducts New Members to Principal Donors Society, Recognizing Extraordinary Philanthropy

Announcement of the six new members to the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Principal Donors Society

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

UVA Darden Announces Three New Genovese Fellowship Recipients

Three First-Year Darden MBA students at the University of Virginia receive the 2017 Genovese Fellowships

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

USC Annenberg and Fandango Launch Multi-Year Rotten Tomatoes Fellowship in Digital Innovation and Film Criticism

Fandango and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism are partnering to create a professional, hands-on fellowship for digital-native students.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Rensselaer Student Entrepreneur Launches to Help Those with Disabilities Through Mentorship

Winners announced for spring 2017 and “Best of the Best” in the Rensselaer Change the World Challenge; Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Award winners also announced

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Geneseo Named a ‘Voter Friendly’ Campus

SUNY Geneseo is among 83 campuses in 23 states recently designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus” by the national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

– State University of New York at Geneseo

acac Fitness & Wellness Centers Raise More Than $90,000 for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is pleased to receive a donation of more than $90,000 from acac Fitness & Wellness Centers. The money was raised during acac’s most successful “Work Out and Give Back” campaign to date.

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Gregory N. Mandel Appointed Beasley School of Law Dean

Mandel is a national expert in the areas of intellectual property law, innovation and the interface between technology and law. He has served as the law school’s interim dean since July 2016.

– Temple University

UCI’s 24-Hour Online Fundraising Campaign Exceeds Goal

The University of California, Irvine’s first-ever Giving Day on April 12 raised $1.4 million within 24 hours – exceeding its goal of $1 million – to support students, research and innovative programs across campus.

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Texas Tech Student Finds His Passion, Helping Others Do the Same

Tad Davis helps promote innovation and entrepreneurialism throughout campus and across the country.

– Texas Tech University

Council on Undergraduate Research to Host Undergraduate Research and Award Event

Sixty undergraduate/mentor teams from colleges and universities across the nation will present research at the 2017 Posters on the Hill event; researcher Sarah Caudill (UW-Milwaukee) also will be honored.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Calling High School Students for UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program

San Diego-area high school students interested in pursuing a career in scientifically-based research are invited to apply to UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP), a campus-wide initiative designed to engage students in a mentoring relatio...

– University of California San Diego

NYIT School of Engineering and Computer Sciences Inspires with TEDxNYIT: Persistence & Community

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) presents TEDxNYIT: Persistence and Community on April 21.

– New York Institute of Technology





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