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Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Smithsonian Snapshot: If Dogs Could Fly

The dog days of summer would be a bit cooler for puppies if they could be unleashed to fly around the neighborhood. “Winged Dog,” pictured here, is one of many fanciful creatures created by Stephan W. Polaha (1891–1977) that often mashed up ...

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Apes’ Abilities Misunderstood by Decades of Poor Science

New research argues that what we think we know about apes’ social intelligence is based on wishful thinking and flawed science.

– University of Portsmouth


Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods Less Likely to get CPR, Defibrillation

Compared to people who live in predominantly white neighborhoods, those who live in predominantly black areas are much less likely to receive CPR or defibrillation from a bystander when their heart suddenly stops beating while they are at home or out...

– Duke Health

JAMA Cardiology; 3U54AT007748-02S1

A Magic Formula to Predict Attraction Is More Elusive Than Ever

Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion. The study, which used speed dating data, found a computer could predict...

– University of Utah

Psychological Science

includes video

Understanding Perceptions of Reputation and Identity Offers Opportunity, Study Shows

Research by Brittany Solomon found that, regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how they are generally perceived by others.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Deepening Our Understanding of Gifted Children

CSU Fullerton psychology professor Dr. Allen Gottfried has spent nearly 40 years researching different types of giftedness and how this trait helps kids develop into successful adults.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How Parents Can Become First Teacher of Special Needs Child

Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program created by a Michigan State University scholar significantly improved their ability to communicate with the special needs youth.

– Michigan State University

Communication Disorders Quarterly; nfants & Young Children

Dark-Skinned Whites Arrested More Than Those with Lighter Skin

A Cornell University study found that black men, no matter how dark or light their skin, get arrested at the same rate, but darker-skinned white men are more likely to be arrested than those with lighter skin.

– Cornell University


Children Resulting From Unintended Pregnancies May Experience Depressive Symptoms in Early Adulthood

Children from unintended pregnancies tend to experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood than children from intended pregnancies, however there's little evidence of a causal relationship. Jessica Su, an assistant professor in UB's Departm...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Health and Social Behavior


Study Finds the Burdens of Spousal Caregiving Alleviated by Appreciation

The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life – and few roles are more stressful. But Michael Poulin, a UB psychologist, is part of a research team that has published a study suggesting tha...

– University at Buffalo

Health Psychology



Giving Voice to Values: An Overview

The Giving Voice to Values pedagogy and curriculum are designed to help individuals learn to recognize, clarify, speak and act on their values when conflicts arise.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Ceremony to Welcome ‘Artists Monument’ to Uic

"Artists Monument" by Artist Tony Tasset comes to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

includes video

Law and Public Policy


One Year from 2018 Florida Primary, FAU Poll Shows Tight Race for U.S. Senate, Most Voters Undecided on Governor

With the 2018 state primary election now one year away, voters in Florida give a slight edge to Sen. Bill Nelson over current Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical matchup in the U.S. Senate race. Voters, however, are still widely undecided on the candid...

– Florida Atlantic University

Federal preemption of taxes on state and local sugar-sweetened beverages is not warranted

Federal and state government can alter or hinder state and local activity through a legal mechanism called preemption – when a higher level of government blocks the action of a lower level of government. A new study evaluates whether it could it be...

– Tufts University

American Journal of Preemptive Medicine, Aug-2017; R01HL130735

LifeWire Announcements

Exhibits Highlight African-Influenced Art, Movements

Exhibits part of "Afro-Geographies" theme

– University of Illinois at Chicago

NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disab...

– University of Notre Dame

UVA Darden Welcomes Six New Professors

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed six new professors to its top-ranked faculty ahead of the 2017-18 academic year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop Three New Works

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University (AMTP) announces the 2017/2018 season of workshop readings written by award-winning music theatre creators, directed by leading regional theater and Broadway directors and performed by stu...

– Northwestern University

Rensselaer To Welcome Class of 2021

This past weekend, 1,682 new students will make their way to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to start the next stage of their academic careers. The first-year students hail from 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As a reflection o...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Brothers Win Best Technical Paper at Engineering Global Conference

Twin brothers Bader and Mohammed Alhathal took first place for best undergraduate student technical paper at the 2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Global Conference in Philadelphia, following their win at the Western Regional ...

– California State Polytechnic University Pomona

UNF School of Nursing Among 50 Schools Nationwide Awarded White Coat Ceremony Funding

The University of North Florida’s School of Nursing is one of 50 schools across the country selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to receive funding to host White Coat Ceremonies, which unders...

– University of North Florida

University of Vermont, Partners Receive NEH Grant to Update Popular Image of Vermont Farmer

A new $180,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to a consortium that includes The University of Vermont and three partners aims to paint a more nuanced picture of who is farming in Vermont today -- beyond dairy stereotyp...

– University of Vermont

LifeWire Higher Education Events

‘Union Made’ Exhibit Showcases Labor, Fashion History

ITHACA, N.Y. – The College of Human Ecology and the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives will celebrate 20th-century fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union garment labeling in an exhibition opening A...

– Cornell University

NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw Teams Up with the American College of Rheumatology to Tackle Rheumatic Disease this September

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks™, are teaming up with former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw to raise awareness about this growing and costly healthcare crisis during September’s Rheumatic...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Gonzaga University Hosts 4th International Conference on Hate Studies Oct. 19-21

SPOKANE, Wash. – Top researchers and thought-leaders focused on hate and justice will participate in the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies Oct. 19-21 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.

– Gonzaga University





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