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Monday, September 18, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


‘Fake News’ From 1738 Offers Lessons for Modern Historians

A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant pro...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Early American Studies, Summer 2017, pp. 505-538,


New UIC Music Leader Sees City, Campus as Music Lab

Louis Bergonzi takes the baton to become UICs new head of music and conductor of UIC Orchestra.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Change Never Ages

As the second-oldest state in the nation, West Virginia is in dire need for professionals who can work with its aging population. To meet this need, the School of Social Work at West Virginia University has launched a new undergraduate gerontology mi...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Long-Term Lack of Interest, Longer Life, Marrying Up, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise

Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer from Mental Distress

What are the implications for the mental well-being of Americans without paid sick leave? Researchers from FAU and Cleveland State University are the first to explore the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers ages...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry


Kids Praised for Being Smart Are More Likely to Cheat

An international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave dif...

– University of California San Diego

Psychological Science

Pop Culture


U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: Fail

The United States earns failing grades when it comes to the number of people walking to work and school and the number of walkable communities, finds a new national report. Amy Eyler, associate professor at the Brown School, serves on the advisory pa...

– Washington University in St. Louis

National Walking and Walkable Communities Report Card

Law and Public Policy


Forest Restoration, Old Fish, Electric Eel Insight, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

Jane Addams-Hull House Exhibit Asks: How Do Shuttered CPS Schools Affect West Side?

After CPS closed dozens of schools, exhibit looks at the affects of closures on the West Side neighborhood of Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

The Government of Canada Invests Over $21M in Innovative Health Research

Today, the honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, was at the CHU de Québec – Laval University Research Centre, to highlight a total investment of over $21M in cutting-edge research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Poet Natasha Trethewey named 2017 Heinz Award Winner

Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey, who joined Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences as a Board of Trustees Professor of English on Sept. 1, has been selected by the Heinz Family Foundation to receive the 22nd Heinz Award in ...

– Northwestern University

Prof. Shlomo Shpiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award upon Prof. Shlomo Shpiro, incumbent of the Paterson Chair in Security and Intelligence at Bar-Ilan University's Department of Political Studie...

– Bar-Ilan University

Texas Tech Meets Enrollment Criteria to Qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institution

With a record enrollment of Hispanic undergraduate students during fall 2017, Texas Tech University has met the enrollment criteria to be recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. This fall marks the firs...

– Texas Tech University

An Online Class for Families Demystifies the College Experience

Humboldt State University aims to improve graduation rates and keep family members connected with their new college students and the University experience.

– Humboldt State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

NYIT Cyber Conference to Address Threats, Protections for People, Places, and Things

Whether discussing the security of people’s private health and financial data or the critical infrastructure of smart cities, New York Institute of Technology's annual cybersecurity conference will spur dialogue around increasingly complex challeng...

– New York Institute of Technology

Grand Opening to Commemorate New Campus Location in San Diego

Building upon its more-than-30-year reputation of providing opportunities for working professionals, veterans and active members of the military, the University of Redlands will open the doors to a new campus in Mission Valley, centrally located in S...

– University of Redlands

LifeWire Marketplace

New Mixed Methods Research App Announced

Mixed methods research design is an innovative research methodology for health science (including nursing science), social science, and behavioral sciences.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University





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