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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


50 Years of Chicago NOW at UIC

Collection shows womens' fight for equal pay, rights

– University of Illinois at Chicago

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Nature Imagery Calms Prisoners

Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some of the harshest environments...

– University of Utah

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Embargo expired on 01-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET

includes video


'Marrying Up' Is Now Easier for Men, Improves Their Economic Well-Being, Study Finds

As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist.

– University of Kansas

Demography 10.1007/s13524-017-0601-3



Computer Science in Culture: Hackers More Likely to Be 'He' Than 'She'

A new report, released today, examined portrayals of computer science across media. The results demonstrate that while the uses of tech may seem to be unfettered, there are still limits as to who can be shown on screen using computer science.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Time to Expand Foreign Language Opportunities, Says Iowa State Professor

Learning a foreign language is vital in today’s global economy. That’s why Iowa State professor Chad Gasta is a strong advocate for expanding language opportunities, specifically dual-language immersion programs.

– Iowa State University

Law and Public Policy


Why Hasn’t U.S. Tax Policy Responded to Rising Inequality? Surprisingly, It’s Our Beliefs in “Equal Treatment,” Researchers Find

Americans’ lack of support for raising taxes on the wealthy to address inequality may be explained, in part, by our beliefs in “equal treatment,” finds a new study by political scientists at New York University and Stanford University.

– New York University

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 on Honoring Reconstruction

Given the sheer number of Confederate memorials, there is bound to be another shocking flashpoint of the kind that rocked Charlottesville and the nation. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee have vanished from Baltimore and New Orleans. Chief Justice ...

– Swarthmore College


Back to the Future -- One Airport Will Let You Get Past Security Without a Plane Ticket

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, Pittsburgh International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to allow non-fliers regular access into it gate-side terminal areas since security measures changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Dean Headley,...

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– Wichita State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Calls on President to Preserve 'Dreamers' Program

The American Psychological Association called on President Trump today to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, noting that ending it would break up families and derail many young immigrants’ chances for a quality edu...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

University of North Florida Receives 2017 Higher Education in Diversity Award

The University of North Florida received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third time UNF has been ...

– University of North Florida

Reavey Receives Fulbright for Study in Romania

Brooke Reavey, assistant professor of marketing, will spend this academic year teaching and studying in Romania as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. She will be doing research on Romanian millennials' apparent disengagement with nonprofit and philanth...

– Dominican University

Gonzaga University School of Law Launches Center for Civil and Human Rights

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Law is launching a new Center for Civil and Human Rights this fall to further its mission-based commitment to public service and social justice, and to advance understanding of the law surrounding c...

– Gonzaga University

Second Annual Let’s Move, Let’s REACH Day Slated for Sept. 16

The second annual Let’s Move, Let’s REACH physical activity day along 24th Street just north of the Creighton University campus is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16.

– Creighton University

Binghamton University Opens $70 Million Smart Energy Building

Binghamton University celebrated the grand opening of its new $70 million, 114,000 square-foot Smart Energy Building today, Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Innovative Technologies Complex, on campus.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Concert to Dedicate New Brown and Church Carillon at Salisbury University September 6

A dedication concert for a large traditional carillon is rare. According to Rick Watson of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, only two such instruments have been installed since 2005. That changes on September 6, with the dedication of Sali...

– Salisbury University





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