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Arts and Humanities


Twirlers Earn 19 National Awards

Smith competed in the beginner category for 19-year-old competitors and won first place in the women’s world open solo-baton championship, second place in the women’s national and world open two-baton twirling championship and fourth place in the...

– Texas Tech University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Fat Shaming in the Doctor’s Office Can Be Mentally and Physically Harmful

Health care providers may offer weight loss advice in place of medical treatment, researchers say.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

25th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET


Professor Brings Innovative Program in Adolescent Drug Abuse Research Education to NAU

A grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding an innovative, experiential learning program at Northern Arizona University that has successfully trained dozens of students in specialized research methods in the area of adolescent drug a...

– Northern Arizona University


Kids, Cash, and Snacks: What Motivates a Healthier Food Choice?

What determines how kids decide to spend their cash on snacks? In a study with Boston-area children, researchers show that their experience with money and their liking of brands influenced decisions – and that for some children, higher prices for u...

– Tufts University

Children's purchase behavior in the snack market: Can branding or lower prices motivate healthier choices? Appetite 117 10/1/17


Heavier Asian Americans Seen As "More American," Study Says

A University of Washington-led study has found that for Asian Americans, those who appear heavier not only are perceived to be more "American," but also may be subject to less prejudice directed at foreigners than Asian Americans who are thin.

– University of Washington

Psychological Science

Undocumented Immigration Doesn’t Worsen Drug, Alcohol Problems in U.S., Study Indicates

Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madiso...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

American Journal of Public Health



Why Playtime Could Help Your Preschooler Perform Better in Math and Science

Cornell researchers are working with Head Start Centers and day schools in New York City on early-intervention work to promote development of spatial skills and language acquisition in preschoolers. studies show those with better spatial skills are m...

– Cornell University

Launch of the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN)

The National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN) has formally launched to accelerate educational advancement for nurses across the United States. NEPIN’s diverse stakeholders have joined to establish a national focus that will id...

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


Teachers Travel to Learn

Travel does more than broaden the range of a student’s experiences. It also provides a education majors with new perspectives on teaching.

– SUNY Buffalo State

Silicon Valley’s Billionaires Are Excited About EdTech. Here’s Why

Some organizations predict that by 2020, as much as $252 billion will be invested in education technology, shorthanded as “EdTech.”That rapid growth and intense interest from private companies raises several questions. Key among them: What can Si...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

IFCC Worldlab 2017 Durban

WorldLab 2017 promises to be one of the best with a unique blend of innovative science, evidence based laboratory medicine and an emphasis on personalized medicine. This reflects the changing directions of science and medicine with greater attention ...

– 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program


For Native Students, a Guide Along the Path

UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Pop Culture


Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web

The World Wide Web as we know it today has undergone many changes and raised many moral and ethical questions that creator Tim Berners-Lee never considered when he unleashed it on the world 27 years ago today. As a history of technology professor at ...

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– Texas A&M University


How Central Are Female Characters to a Movie?

A new study from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)--which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment --uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding...

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

LifeWire Announcements

$2.6 Million to Build Versatile Genetic Toolkit for Studying Animal Behavior

Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a simplified toolkit that...

– Washington University in St. Louis

NSF grant 1707221

UC San Diego and Holland Partner Group Break Ground on New Downtown Development at Park and Market

UC San Diego and Holland Partner Group broke ground on a state-of-the-art development that will bring the university to downtown San Diego as well as include a 34-story residential tower. The urban facility will connect the university's wide range of...

– University of California San Diego

FAU Appoints Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Following a national search, FAU has named Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Batalama, who assumes this role today, comes to FAU from the University at Buffalo, a flagship institution of Th...

– Florida Atlantic University

APA Launches Comprehensive Online Resource on Treatment for PTSD

The American Psychological Association has launched a comprehensive online resource to help psychologists and other mental health professionals, primary care providers, patients and families learn about evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic st...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

The Mellon Foundation Supports Major Initiative at Olin College of Engineering to Better Integrate STEM Education with Arts and Humanities

$900,000 to support new model of “artist-in-reference,” an “Arts + Action” student fellowship and an immersive faculty professional development experience

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Texas Tech Names New RISE Director

Brittany Todd Texas Tech University has named Brittany Todd, associate director of the Office of Student Conduct, as director of the Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office. She will begin in the new position today (Aug. 1), filling the sp...

– Texas Tech University

Record Fundraising Year Supports Key UVA Darden Initiatives

The loyal support of alumni and friends of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business resulted in a record-breaking fundraising year, generating more than $30 million in contributions to the School. This elevated multiple strategic prioriti...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Jonathan Holloway Begins Tenure as Northwestern Provost

Northwestern University’s new provost, Jonathan Holloway, greeted the community warmly on his first day today (Aug. 1) with a promise to address the University’s needs and a determination to strengthen critical funding for research across the dis...

– Northwestern University

5-Year NIH Funded Project Bolsters Cps Science Teaching

Program helps Chicago Public Schools Science teachers.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Song of the Trees

In The Wind Garden, the trees, wind and light are the composers. The new sound installation was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams for the Stuart Collection, a public art collection on the University of California San Diego ...

– University of California San Diego

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LifeWire Higher Education Events

Reporters Invited to Join Vanderbilt for Eclipse Celebration, NASA Balloon Launch

The university is offering experts, filing room, technology and a balloon team all in one place.

– Vanderbilt University





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