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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Region in Brain Found to Be Associated with Fear of Uncertain Future

People who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research published by the American Psy...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 18-May-2017 at 09:00 ET


Sacrificing Sleep for Love

Sleep is important, but if there is something more important or interesting to do—for example, taking care of a baby, finishing a grant proposal before a deadline, or reading a fascinating book—we may stay up late. Sleep in fruit flies is a lot l...

– Thomas Jefferson University

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After Receiving Bad Advice, Bullying Victims Say They Would Give Same Bad Advice to Others

Workplace bullying victims get plenty of advice on how to respond to the situation and make it stop. While well intentioned, much of the advice is impractical or makes the situation worse. Despite the bad advice, most victims said they would tell oth...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Applied Communication Research

Good News for Grilling: Black Pepper Helps Limit Cancerous Compounds in Meat, Study Shows

A Kansas State University researcher recently discovered that a commonly used spice is a champion at reducing carcinogenic compounds in grilled meats.

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– Kansas State University

For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge

While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Where You Live May Impact How Much You Drink

Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found.

– University of Washington

National Assessment Overstates Public Access to Safe Drinking Water in Bangladesh

According to the latest national assessment, 85 percent of the people in Bangladesh have access to safe drinking water. However, a multi-year, interdisciplinary study of water use in one of the country’s rural areas conducted by a team of Vanderbil...

– Vanderbilt University

International Journal of Environmental Health Research

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.

– Baylor University

Journal of Management



Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests

Children who take part in lessons which include physical activity show an increase in health-enhancing physical activity and academic performance, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

– Leeds Beckett University

Professor Researches Cultural Clashes in the Classroom

A Cornell College professor just wrapped up a three-year project to research the story behind one Iowa public school’s struggle to deal with diversity and cultural differences following the initiation of a controversial federal program.

– Cornell College

Educational Review

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Cal State Los Angeles Alumni Siblings Continue Legacy at Famed Porto’s Bakery

Higher education allowed all three Porto siblings to turn the business their parents created into a flourishing, 21st-century phenomenon.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Composition Expert: “Video Games Can Make You a Better Writer”

Can playing video games make you a better writer?

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– New York Institute of Technology

SCIREA Journal of Education


ASU and NYU Researchers Look to Boost Crowdsourced Brainstorming

The very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd context, the researchers sought to determine what effect...

– New York University

CHI 2017, May 06-11, 2017, Denver, CO; DF 70040-020, Brazil

Six California State University Campuses Top Producers of Latino Doctorate Recipients

​According to data recently compiled by the National Science Foundation (NSF), six California State University campuses are among the top in the nation for graduating Latino students who go on to earn a Ph.D. in the sciences.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Queen’s Hosts Mini MBA in Management and Leadership for Second Year

Queen’s University Belfast has launched its Mini MBA for the second year running, which will give participants an insight into today’s modern business world.

– Queen's University Belfast

To Mom, With Love: Darden Student’s New Business Honors Late Mother

UVA Today’s feature on a Class of 2017 student who launched a startup in honor of her mother

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Watch: Four i.Lab Incubator Venture Founders Share Their Stories

Two videos originally produced for the Tom Tom Festival, which showcase four startups that are recent i.Lab at UVA Incubator alumni.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Children Following Deported Parents Face Educational Roadblocks

Children who go to Mexico to live with a deported parent can encounter a host of struggles, including social isolation and difficulty in school because they can’t read and write in Spanish. The children, who may have never been to Mexico, experienc...

– Ohio State University

Mi Padre: Mexican Immigrant Fathers and Their Children’s Education

Keep the Learning Going: Educator Offers Parents Tips for Helping Kids Retain Information Over Summer Break

A Kansas State University education expert offers methods parents can use to help their children retain what they've learned through the summer and all year long.

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– Kansas State University

Law and Public Policy


New Biography Unveils Washington's Most Secretive Man

In early 20th century Boston, the path to political power required one of two backgrounds: Yankee Boston or Irish Boston. The former demanded a Pilgrim or Puritan ancestor and a degree from Harvard. The latter called for an Irish-born father, a widow...

– University of Vermont


New York Seascape, Sage Grouse Survival, Princess Pheromone, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

New Report Details Chicago's Racial, Ethnic Disparities

Racial and ethnic inequality in Chicago is so "pervasive, persistent, and consequential" that University of Illinois at Chicago investigators describe life for white, black and Latino residents in Chicago today as a "tale of three cities."

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New WHO Director-General Should Reform Critical Laws for “Safer, Healthier, and Fairer World”

Reforms to a “trilogy” of global health laws are necessary to assure success and provide a critical roadmap for the World Health Organization’s next director-general, say three Georgetown University legal and public health experts.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Embargo expired on 15-May-2017 at 18:30 ET

LifeWire Announcements

The University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business to Host 37th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), widely considered the premier conference for entrepreneurial research, was established in 1981 to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners link theory and practi...

– Babson College

California State University Launches New Cal State Apply Application Portal

New streamlined website will simplify and expedite application process to California State University campuses

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University Receives Grant for STEM Teacher Preparation

Chevron will fund new project that assists with teacher preparation to implement California’s Next Generation Science Standards Initiative

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Honoring Fallen Officers

S&T honors the service and remembers the dedication to protecting our communities and upholding our laws of all law enforcement officers especially during Police Week.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

UW-Milwaukee Completes 66,000 Service Hours to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee turned 60 in September. To celebrate, the university challenged its community of faculty, staff, students and alumni to complete 60,000 hours of service. They exceeded expectations, and will celebrate 66,000 serv...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Latino Graduation Banquet Honors Grads, Raises Funds at UWM

A sold-out graduation banquet and scholarship fundraiser for Latino students at UW-Milwaukee raised more than $32,000, and demonstrates the university's unique commitment to serving Wisconsin's fastest growing population of college-aged students.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

GW Establishes New Program to Bring More STEM Teachers to High-Need Schools

A new program at the George Washington University will offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors the opportunity to receive teacher training and scholarships for agreeing to teach in high-need school districts across the country a...

– George Washington University

Babson College Among Top MBA Programs for Finance Careers According to Financial Times

Babson College's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business full-time MBA program has been recognized as one of the top 50 worldwide for a career in finance according to the Financial Times (FT) Top MBAs for Finance 2017 ranking.

– Babson College

ORNL, University of Tennessee Launch New Doctoral Program in Data Science

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved a new doctoral program in data science and engineering as part of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Financial Times Ranks Darden Executive Education No. 1 in the World for Faculty, Facilities and Course Design

UVA Darden School of Business Executive Education ranks No. 2 in the United States and No. 5 in the world, according to the Financial Times 2017 Executive Education ranking.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New York Times’ Rachel Swarns to Join Faculty of NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute

Rachel L. Swarns, a New York Times correspondent since 1995 and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, will join the faculty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Inst...

– New York University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President’s Commencement Colloquy to Address “Criticality, Incisiveness, Creativity”

To kick off the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement weekend, the annual President’s Commencement Colloquy will take place on Friday, May 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The discussion, titled “Criticality, Incisiveness, Creativity,” will i...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Set to Host 211th Commencement Ceremony May 20

This spring,1,841 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Commencement 2017: The Ties That Bind

“Family is the most important thing to me,” said Khalil Drayton, who hails from Queens, New York. The oldest of seven children raised by a single mother, Drayton initially wanted to stay close to home when it came time to plan for college. It too...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Commencement 2017: Commitment to Country and to Class

The typical path for earning an architecture degree is five years of classes, studio work, and field experiences. Richard Abendroth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2017, took a somewhat different path—choosing to serve his country along ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist George L. Pla to Receive Cal State LA Presidential Medallion

George L. Pla, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist whose business and civic activities have helped communities across California, will be awarded a Cal State LA Presidential Medallion during Commencement 2017.

– California State University, Los Angeles





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