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Monday, June 12, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Musical Mystery: Researchers Examine Science Behind Performer Movements

Researchers at McMaster are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another’s moves without saying a word. The findings are important because a clea...

– McMaster University



Syrian Voices Speak Out in Transformational Protest

In her new book published Tuesday, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria,” Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman recounts intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives h...

– Northwestern University

The Transformative Power of Education

California State University, Fullerton, Alumni Profile, Tam Nguyen

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Social and Behavioral Sciences


How to Be Good: Finding a Beacon for Moral Growth

Researchers at Wake Forest University are studying an in-depth look at “moral exceptionality.”

– Wake Forest University

Distance Patients Must Travel Illustrates Growing Inaccessibility of Abortion

Abortion fund recipients who have to travel out of state for an abortion travel roughly 10 times farther for their procedures than patients able to get care in their homes states.

– University at Buffalo

International Journal of Sexual Health


Fatherhood Factors Influence How Dads Spend Time with Children

A father’s resources, relationships, and parenting beliefs affect how he spends time with his children and financially provides for his family, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Journal of Family Issues

Study of Sisters Helps Explain Dad’s Influence on Risky Sexual Behavior

Researchers have long shown links between father involvement and daughters’ sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father’s behavior and relationships and his child’s problem...

– University of Utah

Developmental Psychology, May-2017

Improving Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Lives Must Go Beyond Teaching Them Skills

School programs designed to educate children and adolescents on how to understand and manage emotions, relationships and academic goals must go beyond improving the skills of the individuals to create a respectful climate and allow adolescents more a...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms in Sign Language

It has been difficult to tell whether neural entrainment is specialized for spoken language. In a new study, University of Chicago scholars designed an experiment using sign language to answer that question.

– University of Chicago



New Features Added to CSU’s MERLOT Improve Access to Open Educational Resources

For the past 20 years, CSU's MERLOT has led the way in providing an online library of free and open educational resources (OER) for teaching and learning by higher education faculty and students.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor

A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and preven...

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– Iowa State University

Pop Culture


Open TV Helps Web Series About Queer People of Color Get HBO Deal

HBO has purchased rights to the wildly popular web series “Brown Girls,” a show set in Chicago about straight and queer women of color developed as part of Northwestern University professor Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open...

– Northwestern University

Law and Public Policy


NYU’s Mitchell Stephens, Author of New Biography on Murrow and Cronkite Forerunner Lowell Thomas, Available for Comment on Journalism Past and in the Age of Trump

New York University Journalism Professor Mitchell Stephens, author of a new biography on broadcaster Lowell Thomas, a forerunner to Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, is available for comment on the role of journalism in the 20th century and in th...

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– New York University


Where Climate Change Is Most Likely to Induce Food Violence

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country’s government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Peace Research

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Amherst President Asserts Commitment to Climate Goals

Biddy Martin is among more than 1,200 leaders to sign a new statement about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

– Amherst College

LifeWire Announcements

Resource Families Get Help with Stress from New Peer Support Helpline

Families who provide care though New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) to the approximately 6,000 children separated from their biological parents face unique challenges. Stress resulting from separation and loss, medical...

– Rutgers University

NSF Grant to Support Program Tackling ‘Heavy Metals’ in Chicago

UIC receives NSF grant to develop high school programs to study urban 'heavy metals' pollution in Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UC San Diego’s Connections with the Dalai Lama Run Deep

During his June 2017 visit to the University of California San Diego, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will share messages of global compassion, with an emphasis on education, scientific inquiry and global responsibility––all values that deeply a...

– University of California San Diego

i.Lab at UVA Launches 2017 Incubator With 22 Ventures, New Program Innovations

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is welcoming 22 new ventures to its 2017 Summer Incubator program.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Biosensors Abroad: Students Join Danish Research Labs This Summer

This International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program focuses on developing interdisciplinary teams to meet the global challenges of health research. Specifically, the students are looking at biosensor technology and its use in point-of-...

– Michigan Technological University

NSF IRES 1559445

UC San Diego Extension's Roxanne Nuhaily Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Announcement of a lifetime achievement award in international education for Roxanne Nuhaily, associate dean of Extension's International and Academic Affairs

– University of California San Diego

Engineering Degree to Be Offered at Indiana State

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved Indiana State University’s request to offer a Bachelor of Science in engineering on Thursday, June 8.

– Indiana State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on June 24

The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This fun-filled family event will again be h...

– Meridian Health





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