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Arts and Humanities


Art at the Center of Everything

As chair of education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Sonoma State alumna Sandra Jackson-Dumont wants more of us to see art and museums as not just exciting and relevant, but at the center of everything.

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– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

Architecture Team Honoring the 49 Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims with EFFERVESCE

A team from the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture has won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Small Project Design Competition. The winning design honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting ...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrating the History Behind Cinco De Mayo

Many people mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862.

– Smithsonian Institution

Acclaimed Poets to Honor Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most influential poets of the 20th century, will be recognized by contemporary poets with a day of literary events May 4 at Northwestern University. The events are free and open to the public.

– Northwestern University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study: Better Memory Makes People Tire of Experiences More Quickly

People with stronger working memories tire of enjoying experiences more quickly, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher that can have implications for product marketing and consumer behavior.

– University of Kansas

Journal of Consumer Research

How Ex-Convicts Should Approach a Job Interview

For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research that comes amid the nationwide “ban-the-box” movement.

– Michigan State University

Better Nutrition in Small Bites

Children's book inspires lifestyle changes for families at risk for obesity

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

New Book From UT Austin Professor Explains How to Manage Culture Solutions in a Global Workplace

A Professor The University of Texas at Austin has released a new book titled “The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace."

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

“If you are obsessed with Instagram, you might get an influx of anxiety chemicals that your body strives to reduce by logging into Instagram. We see this type of obsession with smartphones and social media, and it is rampant.” – Dr. Larry Rosen...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

Study Examines State of Social, Personality Psychology Research

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers conducted two studies to examine the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Why Do We Like Our Classes? And Each Other? Our Brain Waves Tell Us, New Research Shows

The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other, a team of neuroscientists has found.

– New York University

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 27-Apr-2017 at 12:00 ET

Analysis: Gender Differences in Depression Appear at Age 12

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Staking Self-Worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper by a University at Buffalo research team suggest that there may be downside...

– University at Buffalo

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin



Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

The content of a children’s book – not its form as a print book or a digital book – predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Amazon; AERA 2017

Embargo expired on 01-May-2017 at 00:05 ET


Variations in Tuition at Public Universities Have Grown, Masking the True Cost of Attendance

Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student’s degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University’s Steinhardt School, Arizona State University, and the Unive...

– New York University

AERA 2017; Spencer Foundation 201600165

Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2017 at 00:05 ET

Hands-on, Culturally-Relevant Projects Help Engage Native Americans in Engineering

Culturally relevant, research-based, hands-on teaching and learning had the greatest impact on recruiting and retaining Native American engineering students. Those are some of the lessons learn through NSF’s Pre- Engineering Education Collaborative...

– South Dakota State University

The PEEC Experiment: Native Hawaiian and Native American Engineering Education, 2016

Weaving a Bright Future

BGSU graduate Fatima Camara is applying her fashion and entrepreneurship skills to launch her own fashion line

– Bowling Green State University


Can Early Experiences with Computers, Robots Increase STEM Interest Among Young Girls?

Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age — but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence. A study from the University of Washington's Institut...

– University of Washington

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Law and Public Policy


Undocumented Student Support, Trump's Tax Plan, Avoiding the Opposition, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

Legal Marijuana Stores Lead to Increases in Property Crime

Legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in Denver.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Primary Prevention

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Illinois Nursing Deans Oppose Illinois SB 888

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN), composed of the deans of baccalaureate nursing programs throughout the state, met in Springfield where they confirmed their ongoing opposition to legislation that would allow Illinois community ...

– Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing

LifeWire Announcements

Babson’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship Recognized by AACSB International for Leading the Way in Entrepreneurial Education

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the world’s largest global education network, has recognized Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship for its commitment to creating and incubati...

– Babson College

Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Donate $7 Million to Name FAU’s School of Social Work

Longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within FAU's College for Design and Social Inquiry.

– Florida Atlantic University

Southeastern Commits to Student Success with Four-Year Degree and No Tuition Increase Guarantee

Under "The Southeastern Promise," the university guarantees to eligible students who opt to participate: Southeastern will not raise tuition for participating students during their four-year tenure; Southeastern commits to providing availability of...

– Southeastern Louisiana University

Hopkins Nursing Builds Toward the Future

Spring 2017 Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing unveils plans for updating school and pushing education forward, plus much more

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

USC Annenberg Student Journalists, KQED’s The California Report Publish Joint Investigation

A new series marking the first 100 days of the Trump administration, featuring work by USC Annenberg graduate journalism students, will launch Friday on The California Report Magazine, KQED’s statewide public radio program.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Binghamton University to Confer Honorary Degree to Tony Kornheiser at Commencement Ceremony

Sportswriter, broadcaster and television personality Tony Kornheiser ’70 is one of four to receive an honorary degree during Binghamton University’s 2017 Graduate School Commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Events Center, on ...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

CSUMB Holds Conference in Effort to Bolster Undocumented Student Support

SEASIDE, Calif., April 21, 2017 – CSUMB students, faculty and staff came together Friday, April 21, 2017 to discuss best practices for supporting undocumented students and their families within the CSUMB community.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Media Advisory: Speakers to Address Spring 2017 Graduates at McCombs School of Business Convocation Ceremonies

This year marks the centennial celebration of UT Austin's first graduating class to earn an undergraduate business degree. Commencement weekend takes place May 19 and 20, 2017

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)





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