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Researchers Find Surprise Communication Between Brain Regions Involved in Infant Motor Control

A team of University of Iowa researches has discovered a new connection between two regions of the brain that may help explain how motor skills develop. Working with infant rats, the scientists found that the hippocampus and the red nucleus, part of ...

– University of Iowa

Current Biology

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Arts and Humanities


'Athletes of the Small Muscles': Graduating OT Student Follows Passion Through Treating Musicians

Over the 15-minute course of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, the snare drummer raps out 5,144 individual beats.

– Creighton University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Taxpayers Benefit Most When Government Employee Job Satisfaction Is High, Study Finds

Taxpayers benefit most when job satisfaction among federal employees is high, according to a recent study conducted by a team of 14 researchers. The team identified specific strategies policymakers can implement in order to improve agency efficiency ...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Behavioral Science and Policy


Arkansas Professor Addresses NATO Meeting on Dangers of Information Disseminated by Botnets

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor advised members of NATO about the danger of false information distributed online through botnets, a network of computer programs that act autonomously on social media platforms such as Twitter and Fac...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


RTI International Finds TROSA, an Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Saves North Carolina $7.5 Million Annually

TROSA, a therapeutic community providing substance abuse treatment and job training, saves North Carolina $7.5 million every year, according to an independent study conducted by RTI International.

– RTI International



UVA Darden Professor’s Testimony Influential in Landmark Amazon Tax Case

Professor Ron Wilcox provided expert testimony on behalf of the IRS

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Largest Class of Levine Scholars to Join UNC Charlotte This Fall

Twenty-three young leaders from high schools across the United States comprise the eighth, and largest, class of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program; they will join the University, starting this fall.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Students Bring National Attention to Student-Led Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Two Wichita State University students placed first in the curriculum category at VentureWell's OPEN 2017 conference in Washington recently, finishing ahead of professors, administrators and faculty who were all presenting ideas on how to teach entrep...

– Wichita State University

Pop Culture


You Need More Than Just a White Hat to Tell the Hero From the Villain

The Sopranos’ Tony Soprano and Walter White from Breaking Bad rank among recent television drama’s most notorious protagonists, each of questionable morality. So, here’s the question: Do you like them?

– University at Buffalo

Communication Research

Law and Public Policy


Trump Tweets the Phrases "Fake News" and "Failing NYTimes" the Most

“Fake news” and “failing nytimes” are the two phrases Donald Trump tweeted most in his first 100 days in office, showing just how much the president used Twitter to target the media at the start of his administration, according to Temple Univ...

– Temple University

Study: Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated

Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects gross domestic product (GDP) can be rigged using theoretical assumptions to control forecasts.

– North Carolina State University

American Economic Review, May 2017

American Psychological Association Voices Disappointment Upon Passage of American Health Care Act

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization expressed disappointment that the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act and urged the Senate to reject the bill, which is projected to take hea...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection May 3, the largest-ever American municipal debt restructuring in history. As the U.S. territory seeks forgiveness in $73 billion to assorted creditors, an expert at Washington University in St. Louis says t...

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– Washington University in St. Louis

LifeWire Announcements

Hagan, Rosenzweig Elected to National Academy of Sciences

John L. Hagan and Amy C. Rosenzweig, faculty members in Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given...

– Northwestern University

U-Delaware's Iain Crawford Elected as 2018-2019 CUR Executive Board President

Iain Crawford, associate professor of English and faculty director of undergraduate research and experiential learning at the University of Delaware, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research's executive bo...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Babson College Students Julianne Carlin '17 and Spencer Rivera '17 Receive Fulbright Awards

Babson College is pleased to announce that undergraduate students Julianne Carlin ‘17 and Spencer Rivera ‘17 have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017-2018 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William ...

– Babson College

Wearable Device for Asthma Management Wins Temple University’s 2017 Be Your Own Boss Bowl

The 19th annual competition awards more than $180,000 in cash prizes, and more than $200,000 in related products and professional services

– Temple University

Bloomberg Fellowships Awarded to Eight Students From Organizations Around the Country

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced its inaugural class of fellows. These eight students will receive full scholarships to earn a master of public health degree from the Bloo...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Heather Pinkett Receives a Hartwell Research Award

Heather W. Pinkett, an associate professor of molecular biosciences at Northwestern University, has received a 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for her work advancing children’s health.

– Northwestern University

Zag Hannah Tolson Edges Tarheel to Capture National Championship in Rock Climbing

SPOKANE, Wash. – Less than a month after the Gonzaga basketball team’s historic season ended within a hairsbreadth of capturing the national championship in a loss to North Carolina, Gonzaga honors math student Hannah Tolson edged Kerry Scott, a ...

– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Learn From the Best and the Brightest in the Field of Couple and Family Therapy

Upcoming International Conference "Crossroads of Couple and Family Psychology: A Foundation for Real World Practice on June 22-24, 2107 in Evanston, IL

– Family Institute at Northwestern University





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