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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Historian Charles Blockson to Receive the Philadelphia Award

Charles L. Blockson, curator emeritus and founder of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in the Temple University Libraries, is the latest recipient of the Philadelphia Award, a nearly 100-year-old honor that is given each year to a loca...

– Temple University


Northern Coast of Peru Was a Hospitable Rest Stop for Early Americans

An exceptionally well-preserved site in northern Peru suggests that early Americans migrating south along the Pacific coast may not have always moved as quickly as we thought--instead, they may have stopped and "settled in for a good long while" alon...

– Vanderbilt University

Science Advances, May 24 2017

Embargo expired on 24-May-2017 at 14:00 ET


Ithaca College Physics Professor Making Digital Replica of Historic Revolutionary War-Era House

Using state-of-the-art 3D laser technology, Ithaca College Professor Michael “Bodhi” Rogers is helping to preserve the historic Schuyler House — once a home of Alexander Hamilton’s father-in-law – in upstate New York.

– Ithaca College

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids. ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 25-May-2017 at 09:00 ET


Emotional Toll From Mass Trauma Can Disrupt Children’s Sense of Competence

Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new Iowa State study, children with higher levels of competence were more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms followin...

– Iowa State University

Applied Developmental Science

Change at Work Linked to Employee Stress, Distrust and Intent to Quit, New Survey Finds

At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and more likely to say they plan to leave the organiza...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.

– University of Kansas

Social Science Quarterly

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New Test Could Help Gauge Depression Risk Following Natural Disasters

Pupil dilation could identify which individuals are at greatest risk for depression following disaster-related stress, and help lead to targeted interventions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Clinical Psychological Science, May 2017

University of Kentucky Researchers Help Victims of Violence Manage Chronic Pain with Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to reg...

– University of Kentucky

Organized Sports Not Enough to Fulfill Activity Requirements, Kansas State University Study Finds

Organized sports don't provide children with nearly as much exercise as many parents might expect, according to a Kansas State University study.

Expert Available

– Kansas State University

WVU Expert Says Terrorism Is ‘Not a Muslim Thing’

Political and economic unrest, not religion or ethnicity, are often the causes of terrorist attacks like the one in Manchester, England. The response should not just center on increasing military action and security reinforcement , according to a Wes...

Expert Available

– West Virginia University


Study: Awareness of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Influenced Male Students' Classroom Behavior

U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according to...

– University of Kansas

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Youth’s Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Child Development, May 2017

Give It a Rest, Part 1: How to Reduce Fatigue and Raise Productivity

UVA Darden Professor Manel Baucells discusses his research that shows quantitatively how valuable breaks and rest are to productivity.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business



How Grade School Science Projects Led to a Career

Kevin Cox wanted to be a medical doctor from the time he was about five years old. He had a passion for helping people, and he especially wanted to help other kids. So he got serious about science in grade school — so serious that he made really...

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Embargo expired on 24-May-2017 at 05:00 ET


Graduation 2017: UVA Darden Graduates Encouraged to Find Meaning, Fulfillment

UVA Darden School of Business graduates heard from Dean Scott Beardsley and student speakers from all formats of the MBA program during the 2017 graduation ceremony.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


‘Cold Calling Is Dead’ and More Digital Marketing Insights From the Theory + Practice Marketing Conference CEO Andrew Rose presents to marketing researchers at the 2017 Theory + Practice in Marketing conference hosted by UVA Darden School of Business.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Teaching by Example for Nearly Five Decades

As a young woman in the 1950s, California State University, Bakersfield professor Dr. Jackie Kegley was told that women shouldn’t pursue a college education. That experience continues to inspire her commitment to first-generation students.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


What Zombies Can Tell Us About Ourselves: Baylor University Pop Culture Critic Talks About ‘Living with the Living Dead’

Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for zombie enthusiasts. Those who yawn at the notion of the living dead also have rea...

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– Baylor University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

OADN Joins Nursing Colleagues in Opposing Cuts to FY 2018 Budget Proposal

OADN, as the Premier Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, joins with nurses and nursing organizations across the country, in opposing the FY 2018 Budget Proposal. OADN will continue to advocate for federal support for Title VIII and nursing ed...

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

American Psychological Association Criticizes White House Budget Proposal

The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Vets4Warriors Recognized by Department of Defense for Its Support of Military Employees

Vets4Warriors, operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, receives prestigious Pro Patria Award

– Rutgers University

MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs Into 2017 Accelerator Program

Two Babson graduate alumni businesses—DropZone for Veterans and GEMS Boxes—have been named finalists in the 2017 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program.

– Babson College

Cal Poly Pomona Team Wins First NASA Student Design Challenge

A Cal Poly Pomona team has won the NASA Glenn Research Center’s first University Student Design Challenge. During the four-month competition, 16 teams of students designed concepts for using aeronautics vehicles as a means to travel within city lim...

– California State Polytechnic University Pomona

University of Redlands Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

Innovative application of high-impact educational practices has earned the University of Redlands national recognition as a “College of Distinction.”

– University of Redlands

Longtime Babson Faculty Celebrate Milestones

This year, Babson College is celebr­ating the careers and accomplish­ments of a number of its longer serving and valued faculty members. Sydel Sokuvitz, Michael Fetters, Allan Cohen, Kent Jones, Robert McAuliffe, Dawna Dewire, William Coyle, Joa...

– Babson College

Thomas A. Saenz of MALDEF Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Cal State LA's Commencement 2017

Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2017 Commencement at California State University, Los Angeles.

– California State University, Los Angeles

Babson College Again Featured in Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures" Book

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, is one of the nation's best institutions at offering its undergrads both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities according to The Princeton Review® and the second e...

– Babson College

UCI Meets U.S. Department of Education Eligibility as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The U.S. Department of Education has named the University of California, Irvine a Hispanic-serving institution for 2017-18, meaning that fully one-quarter of undergraduates identify as Latino and that half of all students receive financial aid.

– University of California, Irvine

Nation’s First Pipeline Program Provides Accelerated Pathway from High School into Medical School

“FAU High School M.D. Direct” is the first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the U.S. and places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring phys...

– Florida Atlantic University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Innovation in Aging Fund Selects Grant Recipients, June 1 Event to Highlight Winners

June 1 Event to Highlight Winners Features WGBH’s Kara Miller and Aging 2.0’s Stephen Johnston

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Students and Alumni Will Participate in 2017 Summer Venture Accelerator

Two Olin College teams will spend the summer in an intensive 10-week venture accelerator at Babson College.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering





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