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Arts and Humanities


UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Dr. Denise Bossy, a University of North Florida associate professor of history, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support significant research in the humanities and to further her research of the Yamasee Indians, a com...

– University of North Florida

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 08:30 ET

Two Disciplines. Two Wheels. One Unique Program.

The University of Iowa is home to one of the country's only academic bicycle frame-building courses, which industry experts say is setting a worldwide standard for the craft.

– University of Iowa

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Legendary Chicago Restaurant Remembered in UIC Archives

90 years of Blackhawk Restaurant remembered at UIC

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Proposed Media Arts Degree Would Create Unmatched Opportunities for Wichita State Students

A proposed bachelor's degree focusing on animation, audio production, video game design and filmmaking could be a game-changer for Wichita State University students and area businesses.

– Wichita State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

– Michigan State University

Wanting More Self-Control Could Hinder Our Efforts to Exert Self-Control, Study Finds

A new study shows, ironically, that wanting to have more self-control could actually be an obstacle to achieving it. It appears that the mere existence of a desire for self-control undermines one's confidence and brings one to disengage from self-con...

– Bar-Ilan University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Bullies and Their Victims More Likely to Want Plastic Surgery

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Professor Dieter Wolke - and colleagues in the Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School - have discovered t...

– University of Warwick


Dyadic Coping Can Enhance the Coach Athlete Relationship

The relationship between a coach and an athlete benefits from a two-way support system, according to research from Leeds Beckett University.

– Leeds Beckett University

Researcher Says Customized Content on Political Websites Hurts Democracy

Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication and an expert i...

– University at Buffalo

Computers in Human Behavior


Autonomy in the Workplace Has Positive Effects on Well-Being and Job Satisfaction, Study Finds.

New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.

– University of Birmingham

Work and Occupations

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2017 at 00:00 ET


After the Death of a Friend, Healing in a Human Social Network

The first large-scale research on recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group – a study of 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook - shows that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person’s friends. A human social network repairs ...

– University of California San Diego

Nature Human Behavior

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2017 at 11:00 ET

How Dogs Interact with Others Plays a Role in Decision-Making

The latest research by Christy Hoffman, Ph.D., and Malini Suchak, Ph.D., assistant professors of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation at Canisius College, finds that dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from...

– Canisius College

Animal Cognition, April-2017

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults

Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.

– Baylor University

Journal of Interior Design

Hormone-Influenced Social Strategies Shape Human Social Hierarchy, Study Shows

In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish behaviors, psychology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin say there is ...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Science Direct

Military Service Boosts Resilience, Well-Being Among Transgender Veterans

Transgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty U.S. military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life. A study from the University of Washington fi...

– University of Washington

The Gerontologist

Intercept Helps Kaitlin and Her Grandmother Rebuild Relationship

Kaitlin, 16, missed more than 40 days of school last year. She was attending an alternative school after being arrested and expelled for theft. She was on probation with a strict curfew.

– Youth Villages



Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and Users

Students in James Lathrop's class have spent the semester working in the world of integrated reality. They've developed a video game using the Microsoft Hololens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment.

– Iowa State University

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The World’s Tallest Tree (on a College Campus)

Humboldt State University’s northern California campus is home to the tallest tree on any college campus anywhere in the world. This was confirmed by HSU Forestry Professor and renowned tall tree expert Steve Sillett and his graduate students who h...

– Humboldt State University


Experts Examine Flint Water Tragedy, US Infrastructure Crisis

During Darden's Net Impact Week, Professor Peter Debaere with CEO Ruffner Page (MBA ’86) and others lead a discussion on Flint: Two Years Later

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Mayo Clinic to Offer Medical Education Course Required by FAA’s New BasicMed

Beginning Monday, May 1, private and recreational pilots across the country operating certain light aircraft will be able to seek medical qualification through BasicMed, a new pathway offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mayo Clinic ...

– Mayo Clinic

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Law and Public Policy


Tax Expert Available for Interviews on Trump Tax Plan

San José State University Professor Annette Nellen is a tax expert. She has testified before various committees in Washington D.C. on federal and state tax reform.

Expert Available

– San Jose State University


Political Left, Right Similarly Motivated to Avoid Rival Views

A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselve...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


Most New to Medicaid Have No Other Option if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio’s Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Citizens Can Productively Change Politics by Taking the Law to Court

When public goods like clean water, air, and health care compete with funding for particular districts, citizen lawsuits can tilt the legislative process toward a middle ground.

– Santa Fe Institute

LifeWire Announcements

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Announce Winner of "Picture My IBS" Competition

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in collaboration with Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is excited to announce that Kimberly P. of Pennsylvania is the winner of the Picture My IBS competition, an initiative aimed at encoura...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

NYU Historian Stephen Gross Named 2017 Carnegie Fellow

New York University historian Stephen Gross has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, one of 35 selected by the Carnegie Corporation this year.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

Babson College Offers Accelerated Path to an Undergraduate Degree in as Little as Three Years

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship since 1995 and a national leader in education return on investment, continues its innovations in affordability by offering all students an accelerated path to obtaining their undergraduate business de...

– Babson College

NYIT Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients


– New York Institute of Technology

Youth Binge Drinking, Cardiovascular Disease Possibly Linked

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Two Scholarships to Displaced Syrians

Two Syrian medical doctors displaced by that nation’s ongoing conflict will attend the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health starting this summer on full-tuition scholarships to the Master of Public Health program.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Photography Exhibit Explores the Environmental Impact of the Port of Los Angeles

Students from California State University Dominguez Hills and their professor are featured in a two exhibitions, “LA Living Space: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari” and “We Will Be Heard: Work by CSUDH Students,” at Angels Gate Cultural Center in...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Hirshhorn Celebrates 10 Years of Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington” with Summer of Artist’s Work

This summer, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Yoko Ono’s celebratory installation “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” an interactive artwork in which museum visitors tie their han...

– Smithsonian Institution

Online Course Offers Cutting Edge Health and Safety Strategies for Employers

“Fundamentals of Integrated Health and Safety,” a new online course from ACOEM, UL and the UIC School of Public Health, helps employers integrate their health and safety programming in ways that can bolster bottom-line results while improving the...

– American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Announces Music Therapy Initiative with Symphony New Hampshire

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Symphony NH have recently begun a new collaboration between the hospital and professional orchestra toward a goal of bringing medically-based music therapy programs to Mass. Eye and Ear patients.

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Texas Tech Students Show Resiliency by Making Concrete Float

A team of Texas Tech students constructed and raced their concrete canoe as part of the American Society of Civil Engineers regional conference in El Paso.

– Texas Tech University

Sam Farr to Give Keynote Address at CSUMB’s 21st Commencement Ceremony

Sam Farr will give the keynote address to graduates at CSU Monterey Bay’s 21st commencement ceremony at CSUMB May 20, 2017.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

“STEM in Action: A Kids Conference” Provides Inner-City Youth Activities, Knowledge and Fun

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) 3rd Annual “STEM in Action: A Kids Conference” on April 28 will provide close to 1,000 inner-city students the opportunity to participate in interactive science, technology, engineering and ...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills





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