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Arts and Humanities


Translation Scholars Bridge Cultures, Cross Borders

Northwestern University’s diverse and growing community of literary translators are among leading scholars who play an indispensable role in bringing alive critically acclaimed works across all kinds of boundaries at a time when national borders ar...

– Northwestern University


Women Underrepresented in Philosophy Journals, Data Reveals

Women are underrepresented in philosophy journals, even when compared to their already low rate of representation among faculty, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Philosophical Studies, May-2017

Computer Scientist to Boost Interactivity of Spencer Museum of Art’s History and Holdings

James Miller has teamed up with museum staff as a faculty research fellow for the Integrated Arts Research Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

– University of Kansas

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Studies Offer Insight into Physical and Cognitive Decline among U.S. Asian Aging Populations

The first ever longitudinal study of U.S. Chinese older adults in the greater Chicago area found the cognitive and physical function of U.S. Chinese immigrants may be greatly impacted by their social and cultural context more than non-immigrant popul...

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2017 at 08:00 ET

International Technology Companies Struggling to Balance Productivity with Worker Quality of Life

Researchers have completed an intensive four year study (funded by National Science Foundation) that addresses the conundrum between worker productivity and the need for work life balance. Although they studies the crucial global Information Technol...

– University of Louisville


Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2017 at 09:00 ET

People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary

Truett Seminary's ministry certificate program is designed for those called to the ministry but challenged by busy schedules and/or tight budgets. Among those who have earned certificates are an RV park chaplain, pastors of cowboy churches and a chap...

– Baylor University


In MS, Problems Reading Social Cues May Be Tied to Brain Changes

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an impaired ability to understand how others feel and think may be linked to subtle brain changes, according to a study published in the May 31, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the Am...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Embargo expired on 31-May-2017 at 16:00 ET

Kids in High-Achieving Schools: Addiction Down the Road?

They have what most would want – affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. But these “privileged” American high schoolers can ...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Embargo expired on 31-May-2017 at 12:00 ET

Evidence of Midlife Suicide Among Females in Western Society

New research from the University of Warwick documents modern international evidence of a midlife peak in suicide risk.

– University of Warwick

Web-Based Search Data Is a New Key to Understanding Public Reaction to Major Events

Analyzing millions of internet searches tied to major societal events offers a new way to understand public reaction to those events, according to new research from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue Univers...

– Indiana University

University of Iowa Survey Finds That Even Relatively Well-Prepared Businesses Aren't Very Well-Prepared for Workplace Violence

A survey from the University of Iowa shows that many companies have significant gaps in how they prepare for the potential for workplace violence, even though more businesses are taking the possibility for such a threat seriously.

– University of Iowa

Queen’s Led International Research Network to Explore Role of Early Childhood Development in Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion

An international research network, led by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with UNICEF, Yale, Harvard and New York University (NYU), has been launched today (Wednesday 31 May) to sup...

– Queen's University Belfast

5 Habits That Will Help You Succeed in College

Yuridia Nava, Cal State University, San Bernardino alumna and nationally recognized counselor at Riverside Polytechnic High School, shares her best advice on how high school students can prepare to get into college and do well once they’re there.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Summer Savings: Travel Expert Shares Ways to Save on Vacations

Summer vacations don't have to break the bank, according to Kansas State University's Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, who shares some easy ways to save on airfare, lodging, activities and food.

Expert Available

– Kansas State University



UVA Darden Efforts Thrive in Washington DC Area

Since first announcing plans to expand into the Washington, D.C., area just over a year ago, the School has successfully launched a fully enrolled Executive MBA cohort, placed 10 staff members on location in newly leased office space, laid the ground...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Climbing the Courage Ladder

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jim Detert shares research and explanation around workplace courage

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tools to Help You Learn No Matter Where You Are

The rise of distance education – in which students learn outside a traditional classroom or campus – is driving faculty at Chico State and California State University, Fullerton to innovate and encourage student success.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Athletes Urge Students To Prevent Facial Injury

Three players for the Washington Redskins joined UM alumnus Michael Wright, DDS ’99, MS, at the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry and at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry to raise awareness among youngsters and future d...

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

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One (Now) Nurse's Improbable Path

North Carolina's Sally Rives set her course for a career in sports-related physical therapy. She knows her own mind, but it was nursing that won over her heart.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Law and Public Policy


Law School Podcast: ‘Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars’

Success after law school doesn’t always mean practicing law, and J.B. Pritzker, co-founder of the Pritzker Group and Illinois Democratic candidate for governor, and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871 Chicago, are great examples of how a legal education ca...

– Northwestern University

Abandoning the Paris Agreement Will Erode Trust in the U.S. And Leave Americans Vulnerable, Says ASU Sustainability Scientist

Sonja Klinsky, senior sustainability scientist and assistant professor at Arizona State University, researches strategies for global cooperation on climate and human well-being. Klinsky is available to discuss the consequences of the U.S. pulling out...

Expert Available

– Arizona State University (ASU)

LifeWire Announcements

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is dedicated in Omaha

New cancer center has been under construction for nearly four years; features extensive Healing Arts Program highlighted by Chihuly Sanctuary, designed by world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Scripps Florida Scientist Wins $2 Million Grant to Study Childhood Disorder Linked to Behavioral Problems

Assistant Professor Seth Tomchik of the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The new fiv...

– Scripps Research Institute

National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), 1R01NS097237

University of Utah Launches New Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health

The University of Utah has launched a new center dedicated to providing a transformative influence on health care by unifying research on mindfulness and other integrative behavioral health interventions.

– University of Utah

18th-Century Map Offers New Insight Into Colonial Life in New York

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life.

– Cornell University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Suvranu De Named Fellow of U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics

Suvranu De, the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected as a fellow of the U.S. Association for C...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Babson VP for Programming and Community Outreach Jane C. Edmonds Takes Trip to DC with Mayor Walsh and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

On May 24, 2017, Babson VP for Programming and Community Outreach Jane C. Edmonds, along with the Boston Chamber of Commerce President James Rooney, Mayor Marty Walsh, and 50 Boston business and civic leaders took a trip to Washington, DC to discuss ...

– Babson College

Wistar’s New Biomedical Research Technician Training Program Obtains First State Approval as Non-Traditional Apprenticeship to Support Region’s Life Sciences Workforce

Wistar's Biomedical Research Technician (BRT) Apprenticeship has become the first-ever registered, nontraditional apprenticeship program in biomedical research approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

– Wistar Institute

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Babson WIN Lab and WE BOS to Host Free Summer Soiree on June 7—WIN Lab Applications Now Open Through June 30 for All Women Entrepreneurs

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) invite all to attend their annual Summer Soiree on June 7—a free event to meet with, and learn more about, women entrepreneurs in the community and learn mo...

– Babson College

Military Kids Learn About Prosthetics Using Virtual, Augmented Reality

Approximately 20 middle school-aged children of military service members, will use prosthetic limbs and virtual and augmented reality to gain a deeper understanding of the healing process of an amputee while learning science, technology, engineering ...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)





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