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Monday, April 24, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Skidmore College Professor Honored with Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Skidmore College faculty member and alumna is honored with prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, Associate Professor Heather Hurst is one of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen for the 2017 Guggenheim Award from nearly 3,000 applicants. ...

– Skidmore College

Art explores Alzheimer’s in dance and orchestra

ASU production breaks new ground for science communication

– Arizona State University (ASU)

includes video


Social Justice Initiative Receives Grant for ‘Intellectual Quilting’ Think Tanks

Social Justice Initiative at UIC receives grant for think tanks.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study: To Innovate, Large Firms Should Let Employees Choose How to Do Their Jobs

New research from NYIT shows large organizations can remain innovative and minimize “red tape” by empowering employees.

– New York Institute of Technology

Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find

A Virginia Tech economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

– Virginia Tech

Information Economics and Policy


New Behavioral Intervention Targets Latino Men at High Risk of HIV Infection

Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four Latino MSM may be diagnos...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

American Journal of Public Health, April-2017

Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2017 at 16:00 ET

Research Team Tracks Complex Web of Monetary Sanctions in 9 States

Sociologists are mapping the complex web of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system in 9 states. They document wide variation on the fine and fee amounts, the circumstances in which they're imposed, how and when courts allow people to pay t...

– University of Washington



Want a ‘Younger’ Brain? Add Beets to Your Menu

New research by scientists at Wake Forest University found that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults. The study was publis...

– Wake Forest University


AERA to Live-stream 31 Annual Meeting Sessions

AERA has announced that it is live-streaming 31 sessions at its 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1. The free livestreamed sessions will feature prominent scholars and policy experts speaking on key issues, including educating immi...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Student Start-Up Shrinks Degrees of Separation Between Celebrities and Fans

Features UVA Darden students Maximillian Huc (MBA '17) and Sam Boochever (MBA '17) - cofounders of the celebrity connection app 1Degree

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

Meet ‘Mr. Eco’

“I created this character with the goal of bringing awareness to energy efficiency and other environmental themes.” – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo alumnus Brett Edwards (aka “Mr. Eco”)

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education

UNLV education policy experts explain why Nevada must prioritize STEM educational experiences for all children, and why waiting until kindergarten is too late.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Baldwin Wallace University Pilots Free Summer Tuition to Boost Graduation Rates for BW Students with Qualifying Financial Need

In a novel approach to keeping low-income students academically on track, Baldwin Wallace University is offering six hours of free, 2017 summer school tuition to qualifying, full-time undergraduate students already enrolled at BW. The goal of the pil...

– Baldwin Wallace University

Law and Public Policy


Study Puts Global Post-World War II Economic Policies in New Light

While economists focused on "The Great Moderation" from 1980s to 2007, a new study led by a University of Kansas economist that examined data in eight countries going back to the 1800s found that reductions in volatility were actually greater in two ...

– University of Kansas

Journal of Macroeconomics


@Umich Prof. Josh Cole: The Next Two Weeks Will Not Be Easy for Macron as He Tries to Assemble Majority Support From a Severely Divided Electorate.

University of Michigan History Professor Joshua Cole discusses French elections.

– University of Michigan


Honeybees in Danger, Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo, Panamanian Golden Frogs, Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworms, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

University of Utah Ranked No. 1 in Milken Institute Report for Taking Technology Innovations From Campus to Community

The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer.

– University of Utah

IMSA Board of Trustees Honors 2017 Alumni Award Recipients

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Board of Trustees honored four Alumni at a ceremony March 30, 2017 in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of endeavor, to IMSA, and to the citizens of Illinois, ou...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

UTHealth School of Public Health Training Youth to Become Advocates for Tobacco Policy Change

To help train youth to become educators and advocates for tobacco policy change, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso is partnering with El Paso Independent School District high school...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Wellesley College’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Parents Estimate College Costs Goes National

MyinTuition has proved so successful that starting this week, a total of 15 schools, including Columbia, Dartmouth, and Rice, are adopting the tool.

– Wellesley College

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Summit to Examine Issues Confronting Great Lakes

"Untrouble the Waters" features Great Lakes mayors, environmental advocates and community leaders who will address critical issues impacting the Great Lakes region.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Award-Winning Journalists Vladimir Duthiers, Thomas Farragher to Speak at URI’s Commencement Weekend, May 20-21

About 15,000 graduating students, families and friends will gather with faculty and staff for Commencement 2017 and mark the University's 125th Anniversary.

– University of Rhode Island





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