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Arts and Humanities

29-Jun-2017


Acoustic Scientist Sounds Off About the Location of Cave Paintings

One popular theory about the Paleolithic cave paintings proposes that sites were chosen based on the acoustics in the caves. The originators of the theory reported a causal connection between the “points of resonance” in three French caves and th...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Acoustics ’17

Embargo expired on 29-Jun-2017 at 14:30 ET

28-Jun-2017


FSU English Professor's Literary Archive Headed for Immortality

The lifetime literary archive of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler has been purchased by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

– Florida State University

26-Jun-2017


Talking Science

In 22 years, Karin Heineman has been behind the camera for hundreds of scientific stories. By bringing a plethora of scientists into the world of media, she has garnered unique expertise in bridging the communication gap between those in and out of t...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences

28-Jun-2017


Does Religion Protect Against Suicide?

Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, finds new research by a Michigan State Unive...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

27-Jun-2017


Researchers Examine Brain Region That Affects Drug Use Habits

University of Iowa researchers have identified a brain region involved in cocaine addiction. The findings could lead to targeted drugs or improved behavioral treatments for substance addiction, including opioid dependency. Findings published in the J...

– University of Iowa

Journal of Neuroscience

26-Jun-2017


Messages with Moral-Emotional Words Are More Likely to Go Viral on Social Media

Tweets about political topics that include moral and emotional language are more likely to spread within the ideological networks of the sender, a team of researchers has found. Its study examined Twitter messages related to gun control, climate chan...

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 15:00 ET


Why Social Isolation Can Bring a Greater Risk of Illness

In the fruit fly, social isolation leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

SLEEP; T32 HL07713, P01 AG17628

Education

29-Jun-2017


Miss USA Inspires USciences Girls Physics Campers

Miss USA Kára McCullough knows a thing or two about the importance of science and encouraging girls to pursue their passions in STEM related fields. McCullough earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry with a concentration in radiochemistry f...

– University of the Sciences

28-Jun-2017


Pair Female Engineering Students for Projects, and They Flourish

Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.

– Wake Forest University


AACN Rounds with Leadership - Understanding Health Equity

Rounds with Leadership, a new forum for AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing..

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

27-Jun-2017


Children Play Key Role in Making Early Education Successful

The way children engage with their teachers, peers and tasks is vital to the success of early-childhood education but greatly underestimated, according to new Northwestern University research.

– Northwestern University

26-Jun-2017


Report Reveals Improvements and Persistent Inequities in College Access and Success in New York City

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students’ pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in ...

– New York University

Law and Public Policy

29-Jun-2017


Study Calls on Chinese Government for Stronger Support of Food Safety Laws

An international team of researchers, including the University of Portsmouth, has called for stronger government intervention in China to implement food safety rules, regulations and support.

– University of Portsmouth

The Information Society, Jun 2017


Car Seat Laws for Older Kids Have Limited Impact

Laws that require increasingly older kids to sit in car safety seats appear to have limited impact, new research has found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

28-Jun-2017


Social Connections Impact Voter Turnout, Decisions, Says FSU Researcher

A new study out of Florida State University shows that individuals more socially proximate to electoral candidates turn out at a higher rate and individuals more socially proximate to a given political party’s candidates vote disproportionately for...

– Florida State University

American Political Science Review

27-Jun-2017


Expanded Medicaid Helped People Do Better at Their Jobs or Seek Work, While Improving Their Health

Most low-income Michigan residents who signed up for the state’s expanded Medicaid program say their new health insurance helped them do a better job at work, or made it easier for them to seek a new or better job, in the first year after they enro...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2017 at 10:20 ET


Immigration Does Not Raise Crime, UCI-Led Study Finds, Refuting Common Assumption

Immigration has no effect on crime, according to a University of California, Irvine professor’s comprehensive examination of 51 studies on the topic published between 1994 and 2014.

– University of California, Irvine

Annual Review of Criminology, Jun-2017

26-Jun-2017


Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Now Available to First Responders

First responders of all disciplines will now be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents thanks to a new virtual training platform made available by the DHS S&T and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Announces Opposition to Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 under consideration by the U.S. Senate.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LifeWire Announcements


Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU Philosopher, Named “Great Immigrant”

New York University’s Kwame Anthony Appiah has been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of its 2017 “Great Immigrants.”

– New York University

The Carnegie Corporation

Embargo expired on 29-Jun-2017 at 06:30 ET


Olin College Announces 2017 Fulbright Winners

One recent graduate and two Olin alumni have earned a coveted Fulbright student scholarship to conduct research or teach abroad.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


University of Utah Names New Dean for College of Education

The University of Utah announced that Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology at the U, has accepted the appointment as the new dean of the College of Education. For a seamless transition, Clark will begin July 1 as the current dean, Marí...

– University of Utah


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Launches DNP/PhD Dual Degree

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) announces a new Doctor of Nursing Practice/Doctor of Philosophy (DNP/PhD) dual degree program that combines the competencies and practice opportunities of the DNP degree with the clinical research and scien...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Saint Joseph's University Names Shaily Menon, Ph.D., as College of Arts and Sciences Dean

Shaily Menon, Ph.D., an accomplished biologist and administrator, will join Saint Joseph’s University as the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will assume the role effective August 1, 2017. Menon most recently held the position of ...

– Saint Joseph's University


Wolters Kluwer Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott PassPoint was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Assessment Solution category. F...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Wolters Kluwer


Wayne State to Develop Online Parent-Training Program for Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for addressing young children’s challenging behavior...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Institutes of Health, MH110600


Utah Appoints New Dean at College of Social Work

The University of Utah has appointed Martell Teasley as the next dean of the College of Social Work. Teasley, who will begin his term on July 1, 2017, comes to the U from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chair of the De...

– University of Utah


CDC Division Director Named New Dean of UIC School of Public Health

Dr. Wayne Giles, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will become the dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, effective September 1, pending...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Building a STEM Pipeline

This summer, Capital Region middle-school students eager to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning will have an opportunity once again to explore the STEM fields at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the 12th con...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Karen Peetz, Former President of BNY Mellon, to Speak at Carey Business School Graduation

Karen Peetz, the former president of BNY Mellon, will deliver the main address at the summer graduation ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

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