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Monday, May 15, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Storytelling: A Way for Adult Siblings to Cope with the Complexities of Caring for Aging Parents

A new study in the Journal of Applied Communication Research discusses findings from interviews with 20 adult siblings about their experiences with providing care for their aging parents.

– National Communication Association

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Beauty Requires Thought, Neuroscientists Find

Experiencing beauty requires thought, a team of neuroscientists finds, in a new study that confirms an 18th-century claim by the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

– New York University

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 11-May-2017 at 12:00 ET

Racial Disparities in Discipline Greater for Girls Than for Boys, Research Finds

Research has shown that African-American boys face higher rates of school discipline than other students. But a study co-authored by an Indiana University sociologist finds that racial disparities in school discipline are even greater for African-Ame...

– Indiana University

Sociology of Education, April-2017

Study Shows ‘Walking a Mile in Their Shoes’ May Be Hazardous to Your Health

When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Experimental Psychology

Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?

Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Reaching for the Stars and Possibly Mars.

​The California State University gave alumnus Victor Glover the grounding to become a NASA astronaut and possibly one of the first Americans to lead a mission to Mars.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Managing Body Donations Can Be Quite the Undertaking

At the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, managing body donations for education and research is no small undertaking. As Dwayne Hallman, manager of the morgue at PSOM shares, body donations are an essential part of medical...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

National Leader: Advanced Scholarship Vital to Nursing Stewardship

University of Washington’s School of Nursing's Dean Emerita Nancy Woods addresses faculty at the University of Rhode Island's College of Nursing.

– University of Rhode Island

Texas Tech Collaboration with Slaton ISD Creates Generation of Problem-Solvers

Through a partnership with the Texas Tech University College of Education and the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), the teachers at Slaton Junior High School in Slaton, Texas, are learning how to engage students with high-cognitiv...

– Texas Tech University

Law and Public Policy


ABA Commissions BBI to Launch Nationwide Study to Expand Opportunities for Disabled, LGBT+ Lawyers

The American Bar Association is launching a first-of-its kind nationwide study, conducted by the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, to identify the biases encountered by LGBT+ and/or disabled lawyers in the legal profession and to help de...

– Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

LifeWire Announcements

Babson College Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics in San Francisco

Following the launch of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Wellesley campus, Babson, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, will now be offering the flexible part-time MSBA program at Babson San Francisco beginning in the s...

– Babson College

‘Mark’ of Excellence

UND Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism Mark Trahant joins prestigious 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

– University of North Dakota

includes video

Jane Addams Hull-House to host ‘States of Incarceration’ exhibit

National "Incarceration" exhibit coming to the University of Illinois at Chicago

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Babson College Announces Inaugural Women in Technology Student Fellows

Babson has selected the inaugural undergraduate and graduate fellows for the new Women in Technology (WIT) initiative.

– Babson College

Second Annual In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun Takes Place at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference this June

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to bring back the In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 15 as part of its 94th Annual Conference taking place in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, ADHA is launching a virtual fun run ...

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Honors Graduates and Healthcare Leaders at 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to Receive Honorary Degree and Deliver Keynote Address

– Mount Sinai Health System

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Holds Master’s Degree Commencement Ceremony

Internationally Recognized Expert on Health and Global Development Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH to Receive Honorary Degree and Deliver Keynote Address

– Mount Sinai Health System





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