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Arts and Humanities


Composing Dreams

Ben Rivers, a graduate student in music at California State University, East Bay, isn’t letting Parkinson’s disease get in the way of his dream to become a composer.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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Researchers Determine Historical Buildings Not Connected to Fort Armstrong

A recent published paper puts to rest assumptions that three wooden structures were associated with the historic Fort Armstrong in Alabama.

– University of Alabama

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Accentuate the Positive to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research pub...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2017 at 09:00 ET

What Goes On in Class WhatsApp Groups

Class WhatsApp groups provide young people with space where they feel able to develop closer and more open relationships that allow them to express themselves in ways they couldn’t in the non-virtual domain. This is the finding of a new study at th...

– University of Haifa

Eating Your Feelings? The Link Between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Applied Psychology


Parents of Newborn Daughters Take Fewer Risks Study Suggests

This study explores the effect of learning a child’s gender on parents’ attitudes towards risky behaviors. In this study, the first of its kind, the authors gathered prenatal and post-birth data from the pediatric wards of hospitals in both the ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

conference of the Society for Risk Analysis

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2017 at 10:00 ET

New Measures of Aging May Show 70 Is the New 60

A new Stony Brook University-led study uses new measures of aging to scientifically illustrate that one’s actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, particularly in relation to population aging.

– Stony Brook University


Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2017 at 14:00 ET

To Work or Not to Work: Moms’ Well Being Rests on What She Wants

The center of a mother’s life tends to be her children and her family, but if mom is unhappy about staying home with the kids or about working outside the home then she (and anyone close to her) may suffer, according to new research from Arizona St...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2017 at 09:00 ET

Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food Waste

Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working...

– Iowa State University


Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-Being -- and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, Baylor University sociologists have found. But those who feel more distant fro...

– Baylor University

Boyhood Victims of Violence Are More Likely to Commit Similar Acts Against Intimate Partners as Young Adults, Study Finds

The majority of college-aged male aggressors of physical, sexual and emotional violence also reported being victims of violence themselves, both in childhood and as young adults

– Case Western Reserve University

People Who Go to Bed Late Have Less Control Over OCD Symptoms

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

31st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, April-2017

New Research Suggests Older Dads Have “Geekier” Sons

Mount Sinai study suggests that this gives them certain advantages over their peers

– Mount Sinai Health System

Translational Psychiatry

Study Finds Chimpanzees and Humans Console Victims of Aggression in Similar Ways

The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. Researchers analyzed surveillance camera footage of the immediate aftermath of 22 nonfatal robberies to observe the behaviors and characteristics of victims and bystanders — knowled...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

PLOS ONE, May 2017

Key Skill to Attain Virtual Team Leadership Is Ability to Type Fast

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that to the fast typist go the leadership spoils. The study suggests that the fleet-fingered are more likely to emerge as the leaders of virtual work teams that have members scattered in multiple offices....

– University of Iowa

Leadership Quarterly

Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones

It’s a cheesy pick-up line: “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” It might also be something that profoundly alters how we perceive other people. According to research from UC San Diego, familiar faces look happier to us than unfamiliar ones...

– University of California San Diego

Psychological Science

Study Finds Most People Aren't as Happy as Their Friends on Social Media

A study led by computer scientists at Indiana University has found that people with the most connections on social media are also happier. This may cause most social media users to not only regard themselves as less popular than their friends but als...

– Indiana University

EPJ Data Science; 1636636; D17AC00005

Anti-Bullying Expert: “Educators Need to Step In to Prevent LGBTQ Harassment”

What can parents and educators do to protect the rights of LGBTQ students in the face of bullying?

Expert Available

– New York Institute of Technology


Believing the System Is Fair Predicts Worsening Self-Esteem and Behavior for Marginalized Youth

Disadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of ...

– New York University

Child Development

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2017 at 20:05 ET

No Place Like Home

According to a new study, individuals with relatively elevated symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD) respond more favorably to advertisements with home concepts.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (Feb 2017)

Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Retail and Restaurant Data Breaches

UAB cybersecurity expert Gary Warner says, as businesses work to better protect sensitive customer information, consumers must be proactive when making purchases.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



Military Kids Use Virtual, Augmented Reality to STEMulate Learning

Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged milit...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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Eastern Philosophies, Western Strategies: Strategic Intuition

Professor L.J. Bourgeois' new course, "Strategic Intuition and Eastern Philosophy", promotes the awareness of Eastern philosophy's effect on global economy aside from the linear analytics of Western economics.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


'Principal Pipelines' to Develop School Leaders May Be Affordable Way to Improve Schools, RAND Corporation Finds

Improving school leadership by better selecting, training and evaluating principals can be an affordable option for school districts that aim to reduce turnover and improve schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corpora...

– Wallace Foundation

What It Takes to Operate and Maintain Principal Pipelines

Law and Public Policy


Study Assesses Risk in a Changing Insurance Market for Driverless Vehicles

Despite projections, insurers will likely play a key role in supporting the safe deployment, adoption and sustainability of driverless cars. The relatively unknown nature, likelihood and extent of driverless accidents presents risk management challen...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Society for Risk Analysis conference

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2017 at 10:00 ET

Climate Change Label Leads to Climate Science Acceptance

In the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a new Cornell University study finds that labels matter when it comes to acceptance of climate science.

– Cornell University

Climate Change, May 2017

Still Taking Paris Seriously

Several social scientists explain why, despite the US exit from the Paris climate agreement, policy analysis reveals states and agencies continue to take climate change seriously.

– Michigan Technological University


Study Argues Cybersecurity Breaches Require Less Technology, More Attention

As network technologies reach deeper into our personal, professional, and even political lives, the threats posed by cybersecurity breaches grow in number and degree. This new study provides a unique, qualitative analysis for the detection of organiz...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

conference of the Society for Risk Analysis

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2017 at 11:30 ET

Study Surveys Public Reaction Before and After a Terror Attack

It is a rare opportunity when public policy professionals have information at their fingertips for comparing public views around a traumatic event before implementing new policies. This new study analyzes the public’s risk perception regarding terr...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

conference of the Society for Risk Analysis

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2017 at 07:30 ET

IU Expert Outlines Steps NCAA Should Take to Reduce Sexual Violence by Athletes

The NCAA should enact rules aimed at reducing sexual assaults by athletes while more equitably punishing the perpetrators and their universities, according to a newly published article by an Indiana University expert.

– Indiana University

Syracuse Law Review Vol. 67:357

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Georgetown Global Health Expert to Testify on U.S. Support of the World Health Organization

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, will testify before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations examining the role of U.S. support ...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

LifeWire Announcements

Three Honored by Society for Risk Analysis European Chapter

The Society for Risk Analysis European Chapter (SRA-E) awarded three prestigious scholarships at its Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. These awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the study and science of risk analys...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal

Smithsonian Releases Season Two of Sidedoor Podcast

"Sidedoor," the Smithsonian's podcast, returns today to begin its second season. The podcast transports audiences behind the scenes with stories that can't always be told through a museum exhibit.

– Smithsonian Institution

UIC Experts Publish Papers on Chicago Public Schools

Peer-reviewed special issue on Chicago Public Schools edited with studies by UIC Education experts.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

IU's Kelley School of Business and Microsoft to Offer Dual Certificate in Cloud-Based Analytics

Microsoft and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business are collaborating on a new dual certificate program in cloud-based analytics. The unique program is designed to provide graduates with job-ready skills needed to participate in the digital ...

– Indiana University

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ Returns to the United States After Successful European Tour

Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' is returning to the United States for the first time since 2014 following a five-museum tour in Europe. The prize piece of the University of Iowa Museum of Art's permanent collection will begin its U.S. tour July 8 in Kansas...

– University of Iowa





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