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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


MTSU Launches New Online ‘First Amendment Encyclopedia’ for Public Access

Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Suggests You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods ma...

– University of Warwick

Royal Society Open Science

Midlife Depression May Stem From Tension with Mothers and Siblings

Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by an Iowa State University researcher found that tension with our mothers and siblings is associated with symptoms of ...

– Iowa State University

Social Sciences

UGA Study of Same-Sex Couples Reveals Causes of Work, Family Stress

People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Vocational Behavior


Researchers Document Changes in Teenage Parenthood

The U.S. birth rate hasn’t changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research.

– Indiana University

Child & Youth Care Forum, 7-Aug-2017

New Research Aims to Prevent Deaths of Children in Hot Cars Through Better Messaging

Dozens of young children die each year after being locked in a hot car, but new research shows that most parents don’t believe it could happen to them.

– University of Georgia


Getting Emotional After Failure Helps You Improve Next Time, Study Finds

New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.

– University of Kansas

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

Science Denial Not Limited to Political Right

A new study from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests people of all political backgrounds can be motivated to participate in science denial.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.

– University at Buffalo

Nicotine & Tobacco Research


Reliance on ‘Gut Feelings’ Linked to Belief in Fake News

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University


Black, White or Multicultural: Constructing Race in Two Countries

A new study demonstrates the strong influence ancestry plays in Americans’ interpretation of whether someone is black, white or multiracial, highlighting differences in the way race is socially constructed in the U.S. compared to other parts of the...

– University of Utah

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Brandon’s Book Released – Going the Distance

Brandon Hudgins, professional long-distance runner, GPA/Wegener’s patient and leader of VF Team Brandon, has shared his story in his recently released book, “Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory.”...

– Vasculitis Foundation



Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016

College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study from Tufts University’s Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students.

– Tufts University

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 11:30 ET

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not That of Hispanics and African-Americans

Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-...

– Baylor University

American Journal of Political Science

Graduate Science Training Pays Dividends in and Out of the Lab

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System



Study Showing 70 Years of Improving Campus Climate For LGBTQ Students Raises Concerns About Trump Policies

The author of a new study showing slow but consistent progress in the experiences of LGBTQ students on college campuses over the past 70 years is concerned that for the first time since 1944, that trend may be reversing.

– University of Vermont

Journal of College Student Development

New Report Sheds Light on How Effective Nonprofits Expand Their Reach Through Partnerships

As funders, social innovators, policymakers and researchers pay greater attention to expanding the reach of effective programs, a new report analyzes how 45 nonprofits did just that by creating partnerships to serve more people while still maintainin...

– Wallace Foundation

One-Third of Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers, but Not for Lack of Jobs

There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia. The assumption is the majority aspire to a faculty career but drop out of the academic pi...

– Cornell University


A Look Back at the 2017 i.Lab Incubator

The i.Lab Incubator, housed at the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab and operated by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business‘ Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recently wrapped up its intensive, 10-week 2017 program. More ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Collaborative Partnership at Pacific University (Ore.) Benefits Football Student-Athletes and Health Program Students

Collaboration Between Academic Programs and Intercollegiate Athletics Benefits Pacific University (Ore.) Football Student-Athletes

– Pacific University (Ore.)


Olivia the Ovary, Timothy the Testis Take the Squirm Out of Reproductive Ed

Olivia the Ovary and Timothy the Testis are the dancing, jaunty stars of The New You, That’s Who, a new series of animated music videos aimed at helping kids ages 10 to 14 understand puberty and reproduction. The three videos are part of Reprotopi...

– Northwestern University

CSU to Offer Cuba Study Abroad Program

Columbus State University is now accepting applications for its first study abroad experience in Cuba. The spring break trip is scheduled for March 16 – 24, 2018.

– Columbus State University

Pop Culture


Original Pizza Hut Building Gets New Location, Being Turned Into Museum at Wichita State University

The original Pizza Hut building at Wichita State University since 1986 was moved to WSU's new Innovation Campus on Monday, Sept. 18. It will be turned into a museum dedicated to the history of the world-famous pizza chain.

– Wichita State University

includes video

Law and Public Policy


Flint Water Crisis Led to Lower Fertility Rates, Higher Fetal Death Rates, Researchers Find

Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a Univer...

– University of Kansas

KU Economics Department’s Working Papers Series in Theoretical and Applied Economics

includes video


Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump’s U.N. Speech

Political and Foreign Policy Experts Available to Comment on President Trump’s U.N. Speech

Expert Available

– American University


UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Joins Groundbreaking Study on Big Data Ethics

Funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research), brings together a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in computational science, research ethics, data practices, law and...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Tech Innovations Needed To Reduce Unemployment Insurance Payment Errors After Harvey

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma undoubtedly affected the number initial claims for unemployment insurance, reminding us of the important role that the Unemployment Insurance program will play in the recovery from those storms.

– Texas A&M University

The Takeaway, Mosbacher Institute newsletter

LifeWire Announcements

Daniel Rodriguez to Step Down as Law School Dean

Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will step down as dean at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today.

– Northwestern University

Mobile Fabrication Laboratories to bring STEM Learning to Schools in the Los Angeles Region

Four new mobile fabrication laboratories (fab labs) to help students build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills will soon make their debut in Los Angeles County. California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together with To...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Arkansas University Joins New Department of Homeland Security-Funded Consortium

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been named a priority partner in a new Department of Homeland Security-funded national consortium. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate will award the consortium a $3.85 ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UCI Receives $200 Million Gift to Name College of Health Sciences and Launch Major Integrative Health Initiative

The University of California, Irvine today announced the largest gift in its history: $200 million from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime campus supporters, to name a first-of-its-kind College of Health Sciences focused on interdisciplinary integrati...

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

The CSU's Feria de Educación Paves Path to College

​The California State University has partnered with Spanish-language television network Univision once again to bring the ninth annual Feria de Educación, California’s largest Latino education fair, to CSU Northridge, Sacramento State and Fresno...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Over 4,000 Patients, Caregivers and Staff Join John Theurer Cancer Center’s 9th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event

On Sunday, September 10, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading hospitals for cancer, celebrated its largest and most successful Celebrating Life and Liberty event ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

The All-or-Nothing Marriage

What does a modern marriage look like? And how can today’s couples seek personal fulfillment in their marriages while remaining committed to it for the long run? This September, Northwestern University professor and relationship expert Eli Finkel ...

– Northwestern University





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