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Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Women Still Dealing with the ‘Celluloid Ceiling’ on Indie Films Too

A new study out of San Diego State makes clear that female directors, producers, writers, and other roles are still underrepresented on independent movies shown at film festivals nationwide.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Create Art From Nature: How to Make Paper, Brew Plant Dyes and More

Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Smithsonian Snapshot: I Wanna Rock!

Inspired by a rock concert, artist Debra Baxter created her “Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles” series. The hand gesture known as devil horns, or rock horns, gained popularity at 1970s heavy-metal concerts as a staple of audience appreciation.

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Mind Changing Can Be Risky

When leaders use a moral argument rather than a pragmatic one as the basis for a position, they may be judged harshly if they change that position later. They are perceived as hypocrites, less effective and less worthy of future support, according to...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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Dining Hall Intervention Helped College Students Choose Healthier Options

As most college students’ diets are low in fruits and vegetables and high in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium, researchers from the University of Toronto and Memorial University of Newfoundland created a cross-sectional study to examine whether mes...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

New Driving-Simulator Lab Accelerates Research Into Driver Behavior and Vehicle Technology

Investigators in the KU Transportation Engineering Analysis Laboratory are researching driver behavior, psychology and distracted driving, as well as traffic engineering, signal control and the gamut of new technology appearing in modern vehicles.

– University of Kansas

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Muslim Women’s Experiences with Stigma, Discrimination and Abuse Are Associated with Depression in America

UAB study examines relationships between stigma, discrimination, abuse and depression in American Muslim women.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Women's Health, June-2017

Model of Health: FSU Researchers Find Plus-Size Fashion Models Capture More Attention, Improve Women’s Psychological Health

Florida State researchers find women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models.

– Florida State University

Wichita State Student Makes Big Discovery During Anthropology Dig

A Wichita State University anthropology student working on an archaeological site near Arkansas City, Kansas, has discovered an artifact dating back to the 1600s.

– Wichita State University


Are Friends Better for us Than Family

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar.

– Michigan State University

Personal Relationships

Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, a...

– New York University

Insomnia Associated with Increased Risk of Suicidality

People who suffer from insomnia are three times more likely to report thoughts of suicide and death during the past 30 days than those without the condition, reports a new meta-analysis from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



CSU Campuses Report Record Numbers of Graduates for the 2016-17 School Year

California State University campuses are seeing a record number of graduates for the 2016-17 school year, with 13 campuses having their largest graduating classes to date.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Poverty . . . An Equal Opportunity ‘Disrupter’ of Student Success

55 school districts analyzed statewide in Center for Urban Education Leadership report.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Bringing Native Students into STEM Fields

A program to increase the number of Native Americans enrolling in engineering school in South Dakota has received National Science Foundation funding to evaluate and continue the ongoing program. Hands-on learning projects developed to address needs ...

– Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota School of Mines, and South Dakota State University


Is There a Link Between Infertility and Child Educational Outcomes?

Findings from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist's co-authored study suggest that involuntary childlessness prior to either a first or a second birth is associated with lower academic achievement— both test scores and grade point avera...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


NUS Researchers Pilot ‘Home-but-Not Alone’ App to Help New Parents Make a Smoother Transition

research team led by Assistant Professor Shefaly Shorey from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has developed a novel mobile application to deliver postnatal education...

– National University of Singapore

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Law and Public Policy


NDSU Study Examines Perspectives on State's Oil Development

The latest round of oil development in North Dakota’s Bakken region has raised a variety of issues and concerns, according to new research led by Devan McGranahan, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resource Sciences.

– North Dakota State University

Science of the Total Environment, Dec-2017


Officers on Afternoon Shift Report Being More Fatigued

Officers who work afternoons are twice as likely to be fatigued, which puts them at greater risk for accidents, errors and stress, according to results of UB-led study that won first place in national conference poster competition.

– University at Buffalo

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference, April-2017


UTEP Researchers Study Racial Bias in Police Stops

When a 2015 newspaper analysis of traffic-stop data by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) in San Jose, California, revealed that African-Americans and Latinos were more likely to be stopped, searched or temporarily detained than the rest of the ci...

– University of Texas at El Paso

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Spread of Local Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Likely

Since 2014, seven U.S. municipal or county jurisdictions have adopted excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but no such taxes have been passed at the state or federal level. A new viewpoint evaluates reasons for success...

– Tufts University


LifeWire Announcements

Making Health Care More Human

As West Virginians face the challenges of 21st century health care, scholars at West Virginia University aspire to help students understand this reality. A new minor in medical humanities and health studies teaches the social and cultural contexts of...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Chris Watson Named Assistant Vice President for Student Outreach and Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Christopher Watson, dean of undergraduate admission at Northwestern University, has been named assistant vice president for student outreach and dean of undergraduate admission, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today (June 7).

– Northwestern University

CSU Highlights Global Impact at NAFSA

The California State University is the country's largest system of senior higher education, but its educational impact stretches far beyond California and even the nation. This international reach was highlighted at the NAFSA conference in Los Angele...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

UVA Darden Launches Online Project Management Course on FutureLearn

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has partnered with the online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new project management course.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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West Texas Native Chosen to Lead Texas Tech School of Law

Jack Wade Nowlin takes over after serving as the senior associate dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

– Texas Tech University

Rutgers University Ranks 21st Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016

Rutgers University ranks 21st among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.

– Rutgers' Office of Research and Economic Development

Dan Linzer Named President of Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Dan Linzer, provost and professor of molecular biosciences, will leave Northwestern University this summer to become president of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). His appointment is effective Oct. 1

– Northwestern University

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Stories of the American Experience

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will host a series of programs exploring American identity and creativity. “Circus Arts” will take visitors behind the scenes to explore the cultural and artistic expressions of...

– Smithsonian Institution

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Free Summer Events at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., will host family-friendly activities throughout the summer to meet every staycationer’s needs. The popular “Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display...

– Smithsonian Institution

First-Generation Students Make Up More Than Half of UCI’s Class of 2017

More than 7,500 students and their families will attend University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 16, through Monday, June 19, in the Bren Events Center.

– University of California, Irvine





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