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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


The Devastating Effects of Nuclear Weapon Testing

The University of Utah’s J. Marriott Library created an interactive, geospatial archive depicting the story of Utah radioactive fallout related to atmospheric nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.

– University of Utah

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Psychology Research Team Analyzes Online Prevention Project

Ringer Distinguished Professor of Psychology Melinda Green hasn’t missed a beat on her research about the heart’s relationship to eating disorders for 15 years.

– Cornell College

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Researchers Discover an Ugly Truth About Attractiveness

New research from Florida State University finds the attractiveness of a romantic partner can influence a person's desire to diet and seek a slim body, though that motivation contrasts sharply between men and women.

– Florida State University

Journal Body Image, Volume 22, September 2017, Pages 48-52

Study: Banks Hired Risk Officers to Mitigate Risk in Years Before Collapse. It Didn’t Go So Well

New research suggests a significant number of national and international American banks hired new Chief Risk Officers to mitigate risk but may have actually helped lead the industry into widespread insolvency.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review, June 17

Optimal Aging Studies Examine Emerging Issues

Bowling Green State University faculty and students are working to improve the lives of people across the lifespan, through teaching, research and engagement.

– Bowling Green State University

The Innovation Dream Team: Opposites Succeed

As an increasingly popular approach to business innovation, the crux of design thinking is that it embraces both creativity and analytical thinking to solve problems; two sides of the design thinking coin, both are essential to the design thinking pr...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

WFU Researchers Studying Effects of Watching Videos of Police Violence on Young Black People

Researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching high-profile videos of police violence on social media.

– Wake Forest University



Filling the Science Communication Gap

Science communication can be hard to define, and even harder to teach. But an academic book co-edited by a technical communication professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to make the subject easier for instructors, and their ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Pop Culture


Emojis Can Bring a Smile, but Also Spur Innovation, at Work

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

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– University of Delaware

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LifeWire Announcements

CSUMB Receives Grant to Enhance Bio Curriculum; Will Incorporate Big Data

SEASIDE, Calif., July 17, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has received a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will help modernize how biology is taught at CSUMB.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Council on Undergraduate Research Elects New Executive Board Member

Educational psychologist Ruth J. Palmer (The College of New Jersey) elected as a general representative to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Money Magazine Names Babson College Top Five for Business Majors in the United States

Babson College has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the top five U.S. schools for business majors in its new 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money ranking.

– Babson College

$1.3M Grant Opens Doors to Careers in Research

More researchers will be entering the biomedical field through a $1.37 million National Institutes of Health grant received by Sacramento State to give students real experience in research projects.

– California State University, Sacramento

Revised Senate Health Care Bill Worse Than First Version, APA Says

The latest version of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, is more damaging than the original draft, since it would support the creation of bare-bones health insurance policies tha...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Bridging the Gap in the Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in biomedical science are at Tufts for Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences, a 10-week program providing scientific seminars and research, workshops, and mentoring for students to learn ...

– Tufts University

Live Stream: Santa Fe Institute Broadcasts First Interplanetary Panel Discussion

What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? The Santa Fe Institute convenes a panel of scientists and sci-fi authors to answer this question Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. MDT. Watch the discussion live on YouTube.

– Santa Fe Institute





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