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Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Foundations: A Remedy, with Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis

Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt...

– New York University


Social and Behavioral Sciences


How Do Close Relationships Lead to Longer Life?

While recent research has shown that loneliness can play a role in early death, psychologists are also concerned with the mechanisms by which social relationships and close personal ties affect health. A special issue of American Psychologist, the fl...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 09:00 ET


​Why Many Russians Have Gladly Agreed to Online Censorship

The Russian government has persuaded many of its citizens to avoid websites and social media platforms that are critical of the government, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Social Science Quarterly, Sept-2017

How Monkey Fights Grow

New research finds evidence for a complicated structure behind primate conflict. It is not individuals who control the length of fights, but the relationships between pairs of individuals.

– Santa Fe Institute

Journal of the Royal Society Interface


New Study Links Exercise to Better Self-Control

Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control.

– University of Kansas

Behavior Modification

Helping in the Fight Against Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socio-economic pressures on nearby communities.

– University of Portsmouth



Art Courses Could Help Medical Students Become Better Clinical Observers

Penn-CHOP Researchers Found that Students Who Took a Course in Art Observation Significantly Improved Clinical Observation and Professional Development Skills

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


UNH Researchers Find Campus Sexual Violence Significantly Affects Academics

While much needed programs, and past studies, have predominately focused on the mental health effects of such violent acts on students, new research by the University of New Hampshire shows that aggressive sexual acts can also adversely impact school...

– University of New Hampshire

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Southeastern Radio Program ‘Rock School’ Wins Top Honors

Southeastern Louisiana University’s 90.9FM KSLU’s “Rock School” radio show has earned top honors again in this year’s Communicator Awards. The radio show, hosted by Southeastern Communication Professor Joe Burns, picked up its seventh statu...

– Southeastern Louisiana University

Law and Public Policy


Georgetown Develops Tool to Help Countries Calculate Costs for Developing Health Capacities

Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security announces the launch of a free, web-based tool that allows national leaders to calculate costs of developing the capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

The American Psychological Association expressed its concern in response to the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and urged Congress to pass legislation reinstating protections forme...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

$1.8 Million in Funding Will Support New Research and Approaches to Mixed-Income Community-Building

With $1.8 million in new funding, Case Western Reserve Professor Mark Joseph, and his colleagues are leading an effort to learn how mixed-income development might more effectively promote social equity and inclusion—as initially intended.

– Case Western Reserve University

NUS Rises to 22nd in the World in Latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has moved up two places to clinch the 22nd spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, achieving its best performance since the Rankings started in 2004. This year, NUS continues...

– National University of Singapore

UVA Darden Launches New MOOCs, Including First Giving Voice to Values Online Course

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announces to launch a number of new online courses this fall.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video

Boise State Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Develop Video Training Modules for Math Teachers

Boise State researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support innovation in middle- and high-school math teacher preparation. The four-year grant allows the research team to develop a series of video-b...

– Boise State University

Applications Sought for NEH Grants in Museum Studies

UIC seeks minority students to apply for NEH grant.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

WVU World Languages Chair Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant

Ángel Tuninetti, world languages, literatures, and linguistics department chair at West Virginia University, will travel to Paraguay this fall to build Spanish-language and culture programs for international students.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Archive of Modern American Warfare Hosts Second Annual Symposium

Titled “Insurgency and Counter-insurgency in the Modern Era of Warfare,” the symposium will feature presentations on many facets of insurgency and counter-insurgency theory and practice.

– Texas Tech University

Legendary Music Executive/Record Producer Clive Davis, Marty Bandier and Music and Entertainment VIPs to Celebrate at 13th Annual Songs of Hope Event on Sept. 28

Max Martin, Hans Zimmer, Jack Antonoff and the Chainsmokers announced as honorees for Songs of Hope XIII — benefiting City of Hope.

– City of Hope

American University Museum Announces Fall Shows

Fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Sept. 5. Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m.

– American University

Corporate Counsel Institute to Examine Law in the Digital Age

Practicing law in the digital age, lessons in corporate crisis management, lawyers as in-house leaders and “tuning up” compliance programs are among key topics to be covered during the 56th annual Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) hosted by Nor...

– Northwestern University





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