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Monday, September 11, 2017

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Four Grants in Four Days

ZOWEEEE!! Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research recorded a big first: 4 DIFFERENT researchers garnered 4 NSF grants over 4 days. “This is a really cool story for us,” said Jonathan McMurry, associate vice president for research. “It ...

– Kennesaw State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Looking Stressed Can Help Keep the Peace

Scratching is more than an itch -- when it is sparked by stress, it appears to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict.

– University of Portsmouth

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2017 at 06:00 ET


Scientist Finds Secret to Thriving

What it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something, according to new research.

– University of Portsmouth

European Psychologist

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 01:00 ET

Study Challenges Perception That Empathy Erodes During Medical School

A new study by social neuroscientists at the University of Chicago, published Sept. 7 in Medical Education, challenges the common perception that empathy declines during medical training.

– University of Chicago

Medical Education

Fall Journal Club focusing on Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Interventions/Programs: Study Design and Methods of Application

The webinars will host authors published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior who will share their experiences with designing and implementing nutrition education interventions and programs. These educational workshops will provide valu...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

UTHealth Expert Explains Hurricane Harvey’s Emotional Wake

Madhavi K. Reddy, Ph.D., of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth explains how going through a traumatic event such as Hurricane Harvey affects the brain's ability to function.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Tweet Life vs Street Life: Exploring the Gap Between Content and Feelings

- Twitter is an unreliable witness to the world’s emotions - Conversation on Twitter has its own unique grammar, rules and culture - Online social life doesn’t always reflect offline social reality - Traditional social research methods are sti...

– University of Warwick

PLOS ONE, Sept-2017

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices, Study Shows

With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociology research at The University of Texas at Aust...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

American Sociological Review

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Sept-2017

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, and Could Reduce Subthreshold PTSD

The severity of symptoms can be reduced for individuals with emerging post-traumatic stress disorder through the use of smart phone apps, according to a new study published in the August edition of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Ne...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking



Students Discuss ‘Cosmic Opportunities’ at 45th Annual SLAC Summer Institute

When the moon threw its shadow on the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory during the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse, it created the perfect backdrop for the 45th annual SLAC Summer Institute (SSI). This year, the program was ...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Pop Culture


From Student to VIP at New York Fashion Week

A dress inspired by Michigan State University's alma mater song is senior Emily Bankes' ticket to New York Fashion Week. Bankes is one of two apparel and textile design students chosen by MSU to spend Saturday behind the scenes at the nation's larges...

– Michigan State University

Law and Public Policy


US Poverty, Health Statistics: U-M Experts Can Discuss

The U.S. Census Bureau will release its 2016 statistics on poverty and health insurance coverage Tuesday, Sept. 12. The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss the latest findings.

– University of Michigan

Media Advisory: How the U.S. Can Sway North Korea

Johns Hopkins University political scientist Steven David has a theory about how the United States might be able to influence the leadership of North Korea. He calls in "omnibalancing."

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on Proposed Amendment Slashing Federal Education Research Funding

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) strongly opposes the Rooney Amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018 (H. R. 3354), currently under consideration in the House of Representatives.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

LifeWire Announcements

Southern Research Expands STEM Education Outreach with New Hire

Southern Research today announced plans to expand the scope of its longtime educational outreach efforts with the hiring of a STEM educator to direct a statewide program.

– Southern Research

Vélez Named Athletic Director at NYIT

Following an extensive national search, Dan Vélez has been selected as New York Institute of Technology's director of athletics and recreation.

– New York Institute of Technology

LifeWire Higher Education Events

WVU Department of History to Host 7th Annual Sen. Rush D. Holt Guest Lecture Sept. 26

The Department of History at West Virginia University will feature historian and religious studies scholar Jon Butler for its annual Sen. Rush D. Holt Lecture Series. Butler will present his lecture, “Protestantism, American Religion and the Unanti...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Photographic Exhibit ‘Flesh and Stone, A Conversation’ Opens at California State University, Dominguez Hills

“Flesh and Stone, A Conversation,” a photographic exhibition at California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Library Cultural Art Center, features the powerful images of renowned Los Angeles artists Scot Sothern and Andy Romanoff. The exhibiti...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Rensselaer Students Grow Solutions for World Concerns at Clinton Global Initiative Program This Fall

Four Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students have been selected to attend the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) this fall.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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