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Hands-on Chemistry Course Has Students Taking on Rare Cancers

With graduation just around the corner, a few undergraduates finishing up a hands-on chemistry course will be taking very useful skills with them to the next stop on their career and education path. With robotic arms and moving trays to run automated...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Arts and Humanities


Our Taste in Movies Is Highly Idiosyncratic—and at Odds with Critics’ Preferences

Our taste in movies is notably idiosyncratic, and not linked to the demographic traits that studios target, finds new study on film preferences. The work also shows that moviegoers’ ratings are not necessarily in line with those of critics.

– New York University


'The Iowa Review' Spring 2017 Issue Showcases Writing by Military Veterans

The Iowa Review, published at the University of Iowa, will feature the writing of the five prize winners from the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest in its Spring 2017 issue.

– University of Iowa


Blackhawk Restaurant’s History Celebrated in Library Collection

Opening celebration for legendary Blackhawk Restaurant collection at UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Smithsonian Snapshot: Reuniting an Enigmatic Artist’s Paintings

For the first time in nearly 140 years, three paintings by the legendary but mysterious Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806) have been reunited at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery—the only location to show all three original ...

– Smithsonian Institution


Faculty Experts Available to Discuss ‘the Great War’ 100 Years After US Entry

The U.S. officially entered the Great War – known more commonly as World War I – 100 years ago in April 1917 and remained active through the war’s end in November 1918. Many historians view WWI as a turning point for the rest of the 20th centur...

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– DePaul University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Positive Father-Child Relationship Can ModerateNegative Effects of Maternal Depression

A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of ...

– Bar-Ilan University

Development and Psychopathology


Study Links Cellphone Proliferation, More Frequent Calls to Mom by Adult Children

Making that Mother’s Day phone call isn’t as big a deal as it used to be. According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, adult children are in touch with their moms more frequently than were earlier generations, thanks to the pro...

– University of California, Irvine

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.

– University of Florida

Social Development

How Focusing on Parent-Child Relationships Can Prevent Child Maltreatment

In order to help children facing maltreatment, the relationship between the parent and child is key, argues Kristin Valentino, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

– University of Notre Dame


Abusing Power Hurts Leaders, Too

We know that power can corrupt, making people act in ways that harm others. But new research from the University of Florida shows that when the powerful misbehave, they hurt themselves, too.

– University of Florida

Academy of Management Journal

Can’t Touch This: The Psychological Effects of Functional Intimacy

In “Functional Intimacy: Needing—But Not Wanting—the Touch of a Stranger,” University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Ayelet Fishbach explores the discomfort felt in a situation that requires functional intimacy. The study prese...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Journal of Personality & Social Pscyhology

Report: Unprevented Diabetes Fuels Unnecessary Alzheimer's

"Unprevented Diabetes Means Unnecessary Alzheimer's", a report by Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute projects that without prevention for New York City's estimated 1.3 million pre-diabetics and for New York State's 5.4 million pre...

– Health People


Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Die

Uninsured women with breast cancer were nearly 2.6 times more likely to have a late-stage diagnosis than cancer patients who were insured, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

– Washington University in St. Louis


Bullying's Lasting Impact

A new study led by the University of Delaware found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade often suffer from depression and begin using alcohol and other substances years after the initial incidents.

– University of Delaware

Garden-Enhanced Intervention Improved BMI and Nutrition Knowledge of California Students

The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. For example, parent feeding practices have been shown to be influential, but that influence has also been shown to change with age. Factors such as access to fruits and vegetables and th...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Kansas State University Research Center Helps Consumers 'Fight Bac' Through National Poultry Food Safety Campaign

The Partnership for Food Safety Education is using research from Kansas State University's Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior for its nationwide campaign promoting food safety and safe poultry handling.

– Kansas State University

Supporting Spouses: Family Studies Expert Advocates Showing Appreciation for Military Spouses

A Kansas State University expert on military families says most military spouses experience a lifestyle of constant adjustment.

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– Kansas State University



How Pokémon Go Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication Skills

Technology continues to change the way students learn. That's why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State’s School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including games ...

– Iowa State University

The Reading Teacher


New Study Examines Labor Market Outcomes for Students Graduating From Hispanic-Serving Institutions

A new study led by Florida State University faculty member Toby Park finds Hispanic students who attend and graduate from Hispanic-serving colleges and universities have comparable earnings to those who graduate from similarly ranked non-Hispanic-ser...

– Florida State University

Law and Public Policy


Border Fences Reduce Risk of Transnational Terrorist Attacks, Other Effects Unclear

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has found border fences do reduce the risk of a transnational terrorist attack, though the research leaves open questions about other types of factors. The researchers also did not examine whether ...

– University of Kansas

International Studies Quarterly

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Study: Black and White Kids Faring Equally in Subsidized Housing

Disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings, a study found.

– Johns Hopkins University

Housing Policy Debate, May-2017

Experts: CEO of GE Justified in Cautioning Against U.S. Protectionism

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt recently said “protectionism makes the U.S. look weak not strong,” in a speech recently delivered at Georgetown University, openly disagreeing with many of President Donald Trump’s policies. He continued to say ...

– Drexel University

LifeWire Announcements

Babson MBA Students Named Two of the World's 'Best & Brightest' by Poets & Quants

Babson graduate students John Kluge MBA’17 and Ross Chesnick MBA’17 have been recognized as two of the world’s “most accomplished, inventive, and selfless full-time MBAs" as part of Poets & Quants third annual Best & Brightest MBAs feature, s...

– Babson College

UofL Developing Program to Guide Other Universities in Teaching Palliative Care

Faculty members at the UofL School of Medicine have begun developing a national training program to instruct educators at universities across the United States in teaching interprofessional palliative care to those who care for cancer patients.

– University of Louisville


Lewis University Inaugurates Dr. David J. Livingston as 10th President

On the feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, April 7, Lewis University inaugurated its 10th president, Dr. David J. Livingston.

– Lewis University

Acclaimed USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun awarded Berlin Prize

USC Annenberg Professor and MacArthur genius Josh Kun has been named a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship in Berlin awarded annually to top-tier scholars, writers, composers and artists from the United States.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

41 Scientists Selected by Philanthropies as International Research Scholars

HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the selection of 41 International Research Scholars, early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across the globe.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Embargo expired on 09-May-2017 at 09:00 ET

Great Lakes Journalist Dan Egan Named Water Policy Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences has appointed Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan as the Brico Fund Senior Water Policy Fellow in Great Lakes Journalism. In this role, Egan will investigate, write and ...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of North Florida Accounting Grad Top CPA Exam Performer/Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

Patrick Kmieciak, who earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Florida, is a top CPA exam performer and winner of the 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs. This is the fi...

– University of North Florida

NovoThelium Wins Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

A Ph.D. candidate at the UT Austin College of Pharmacy received first place in the 2017 Spring Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition for her company, NovoThelium.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Guo Named Yangtze River Scholar

Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs – Greater China at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a Yangtze River Schol...

– Washington University in St. Louis

John Davis Named Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Provost

John Davis, the Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College and executive director of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Global Academic Programs and Terra Foundation Europe, has been named Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Prov...

– Smithsonian Institution

Women’s Heart Fund to Host Heart of Rock and Roll Cocktail Reception in Asbury Park

The Women’s Heart Fund will host its signature event, the Heart of Rock and Roll cocktail reception, on Friday, June 2, from 7-10 p.m. at the Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. The Women's Heart Fund Board is excited to announce that this year's eve...

– Meridian Health

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Commencement 2017: The Importance of Creativity and Critical Thinking in Business and Management

As graduation nears, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute business students at the Lally School of Management are preparing to hit the ground running as they look to transform the world at the intersection of business and technology. Two exemplary Lally ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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