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Arts and Humanities


Rediscovery of the Earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, Translated Into English

The earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, lost for over 1500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time, thanks to research from the University of Birmingham.

– University of Birmingham

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

On Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” – one of the most iconic speeches in American history and a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. For b...

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– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


1 in 5 Women with Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet

A recent study finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.

– North Carolina State University

Maternal and Child Health Journal, Aug-2017


Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: New Report Shows Big Waistlines Are to Blame

A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder, compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across psyc...

– Florida Atlantic University

Bipolar Disorders

So-Called “Bright Girl Effect” Does Not Last Into Adulthood, Study Finds

The notion that young females limit their own progress based on what they believe about their intelligence—called the “bright girl effect”—does not persist into adulthood, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University


Supporting Children in Distress: The Power of Parental Emotion Coaching

he Importance of Responding Well to Children’s Emotional Distress

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


High Moral Reasoning Associated with Increased Activity in the Human Brain’s Reward System

Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain’s frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of rest and while performing a sequential risk taking and decision making task according to a new study fr...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Reports, Aug-2017; R03DA027098; R01HL102119; R01 MH107571; R21DA032022; P30NS045839; TP2016020; 31070984; 31400872

Smileys? Not at Work

A new study has found that using a smiley in a work-related email to a stranger makes the recipient perceive the sender as less capable. “While an actual smile has a positive impact on creating an initial impression, adding a smiley can harm the pe...

– University of Haifa

Sales Newbies, Don’t Fret. Just Go Above and Beyond

Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, indicates a first-of-its-ki...

– Michigan State University

Providing Support for Individuals Experiencing Relationship Problems: Tips for Clinicians, Family Members, and Friends

When couples are dissatisfied in their relationship, couple therapy, in which both members of the couple participate in the treatment, has become one of the most widely practiced interventions. The effectiveness of couple therapy in improving couple ...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

​Why Both Bigots and Egalitarians Say ‘They Don’t See Race’

People who claim they “don’t see race” when they evaluate others may think they all have similar beliefs about racial justice – but they’re very wrong, according to a new book. In fact, the belief in “racial colorblindness” unites peopl...

– Ohio State University

The Psychology of Racial Colorblindness: A Critical Review

When a Lot Is Too Much: Childhood Stress and Extracurricular Activities

After-school activities like sports, clubs, dance lessons and volunteering provide important enrichment opportunities for schoolchildren, but too much participation without enough downtime, or participating for the wrong reasons could lead to unhealt...

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– Rowan University


NUS Study: You May Be as Friendly as Your Genes

A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that young adults who have higher expression of the CD38 gene as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence are friendlier and more socially adept than others. They have more ...

– National University of Singapore

Psychoneuroendocrinology, April 2017, Volume 78, Pages 185–192



FSU Researchers Find School Board Diversity Reduces School Suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students.

– Florida State University


New UVA Darden Fellowship Offers Path to High-Demand Tech Startups

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has introduced a highly selective fellowship for MBAs seeking experience with early stage technology startups and mentorship from leading venture capitalists.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Widening Horizons for High Schoolers with Code

In July, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory hosted a five-day Coding Camp for more than two dozen high school juniors and seniors, teaching new programming skills and how computer science is an integral part of an Arg...

– Argonne National Laboratory


Three Ideas Changing the World, Courtesy of UVA Darden Alumni

On the surface, road improvements in India, a biodegradable six-pack holder and an innovative rehabilitation technology bear little in common. All three started as simple ideas, and each became a reality advancing a better ideal for society because o...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


From the Dentist’s Office to the Mud Of "Texas Cotton": George Hardy, "Troll 2" Cult-Classic Movie Star and UAB School of Dentistry Graduate, Preps for His Third Sidewalk Film Festival Experience

Alex City, Alabama, dentist George Hardy will star in the premiere of the short film “Texas Cotton” this week at the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival. Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the s...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Law and Public Policy


Political Memorabilia Owned by First Female Mayor of Oxnard Part of Research Project for CSUCI

A photo of Senator Bobby Kennedy campaigning in Oxnard the day before he was assassinated is one of hundreds of political artifacts recently donated to the John Spoor Broome Library at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI).

– California State University, Channel Islands


Marijuana Legalization Health Effects on Teens and Young Adults

A Rutgers psychiatrist discusses how states can minimize the health risks to young people when considering marijuana legalization

– Rutgers University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Making the Case for Declaring the U.S. Opioid Epidemic a National Public Health Emergency

President Trump has announced his intention to declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and a new JAMA Viewpoint written by public health and law experts decisively makes the case for why and how the declaration would work.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

LifeWire Announcements

UC San Diego’s Center for Peace and Security Studies Receives $3.3 Million Grant

How can humans best cooperate in an increasingly complex world? The Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California San Diego is working to find out by studying new and emerging modes of conflict—cybersecurity, militar...

– University of California San Diego

UCI Among Sierra Magazine’s Top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for Eighth Straight Year

With the announcement today of Sierra magazine’s 2017 “Cool Schools” ranking, the University of California, Irvine becomes the only campus to score in the top 10 for eight consecutive years. UCI rated eighth this year on the strength of its gre...

– University of California, Irvine

Gala to Benefit State Works Scholarship Program

The cost of a college education came with sticker shock for Nuri Rodriguez and she knew she needed to address it from the start of her freshmen year at Indiana State University.

– Indiana State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Jay Rockefeller and Sylvia Burwell to Keynote WVU Children’s Health Policy Summit Sept. 7

As children’s access to quality and accessible health care is in uncertain times, West Virginia University’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics is set to host a Children’s Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences





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