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Arts and Humanities


80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity

October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and recogniti...

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– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.

– Michigan State University

Academy of Management Journal


People Think Harder and Produce Better Political Arguments When Their Views Are Challenged, Study Shows

People who are presented with political statements contradictory to their own beliefs tend to think harder and produce better arguments, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

American Politics Research, Aug-2017

Wichita State University Professors Contribute to New Book 'Communication Disorders in Aging'

Four professors in the College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State have contributed to a new book, "Communication Disorders in Aging." The book provides an in-depth look at communication disorders affecting older adults and their daily lives...

– Wichita State University

Communication Disorders in Aging

Panhandle Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Feed Hungry

Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! You can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a project coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty a...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Placing Faith in Virtual Strangers

Sarah Tanford, a professor with UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality, is an expert in hospitality consumer behavior. Over the past five years, she’s been plumbing the depths of online travel review sites, examining a number of elements to evaluate ...

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


School, Health and Behavior Suffer When Children Have TV, Video Games in Bedroom

A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for obesit...

– Iowa State University

Developmental Psychology

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Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immi...

– New York University

American Journal of Education

Anxiety, Depression Can Diminish Retirement Savings

Psychological distress can take a toll on more than just health. It can also significantly damage retirement savings, according to a new study by a Cornell University financial economist and her co-author.

– Cornell University

Health Economics

The Making of a Revolution

Political scientists have, for years, assumed leaders matter because they represent interest groups. Personalities are much less important. But what happens when someone with an inflated ego becomes the one in control? A group of political scientists...

– University of California San Diego

International Organization, Vol. 71 Issue S-1

Teens’ Online Friendships Just as Meaningful as Face-to-Face Ones, UCI Study Finds

Many parents worry about how much time teenagers spend texting, sharing selfies and engaging in other online activities with their friends. However, according to a recent research synthesis from the University of California, Irvine, many of these dig...

– University of California, Irvine

Adolescent Research Review, May-2017

New Book Offers Insight Into Not-So-Funny Side of Comedy

Wellesley Professor of American Studies Takes Readers “Behind the Laughs” of a Sometimes Brutal Business

– Wellesley College

Behind the Laughs: Community and Inequality in Comedy



Preschool Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global performance in this crucially important subject.

– Michigan State University

Early Education and Development

High School Football Participation Has ‘Peaked’, Further Declines Likely, Says CU Boulder Professor

After a steady climb, boys participation in U.S. high school football peaked in 2009 and began a slow decline, a new analysis shows, The author says concerns about concussions are driving it, but swirling political controversies could make it worse. ...

– University of Colorado Boulder


Group Project? Taking Turns, Working with Friends May Improve Grades

A University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more co...

– University of Washington


Grant Ushers Delaware to Forefront of Gene Editing Education

The world’s most revolutionary gene editing technology is coming to college classrooms in Delaware, thanks to a $1 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to the Delaware Technical Community College and the Gene Editing Institute of Chris...

– Christiana Care Health System

Law and Public Policy


Interactive Web Tool Shows Potential Impact of Tobacco Policies

If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, according to a new web application.

– University of Michigan

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American Psychological Association Welcomes Withdrawal of Cassidy-Graham

WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD, on behalf of the American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization, in response to the withdrawal of Cassidy-Graham, the Senate bill aimed...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Statement by Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN,President, the American Society of Nephrology, Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Proposal

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, released the following statement today regarding the US Senate’s consideration of the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal:

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

LifeWire Announcements

Indiana University, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on 2017 Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

More than 400 students, faculty and staff at Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business will volunteer to build a home with Habitat for Humanity on the IU Bloomington campus Oct. 3-14. The build is sponsored by Whirlpool Corp., which also w...

– Indiana University

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Debuts

Just published is the first issue of <i>Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research</i> (SPUR), a quarterly academic journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research that features research on and assessment of undergraduate research in the Uni...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Salisbury University's President Dudley-Eshbach to Step Down After 18 Years

Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, the president of Salisbury University, today announced her decision to step down effective June 30, 2018. She is the University System of Maryland’s longest-serving female president and is the second longest-tenured presid...

– Salisbury University

NYU to Train NYC Underserved High Schoolers to Become Neuroscientists with New NIH Funding

New York University will partner with 10 underserved public high schools across New York City to develop and implement a cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience curriculum with a new $1.3-million-dollar grant awarded from the National Institute of Genera...

– New York University

Bienen School of Music seeks nominations for $100,000 Nemmers prize

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites nominations for the 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The biennial prize will be awarded in spring 2018.

– Northwestern University

Promoting Art Through Justice: Groundbreaking Sculpture by Artist Edgar Arceneaux Soon on Display at University of Utah

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will officially unveil a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who has created an original work for the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

– University of Utah

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Announces $200 Million Fundraising Campaign – Largest in Its History

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is launching the public phase of a $200 million fundraising campaign, the largest in its history, after raising more than $170 million during a quiet phase that began in 2012.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA Program Ranks 41st in the Nation in Latest Forbes Report

Today Forbes released its America’s Best Business Schools report ranking Full-Time MBA programs based on return-on-investment. The 2017 report placed UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program at 41st in the nation, up one place ...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Northwestern Author Shares Stories of Syria with Chicago-Area Audiences

Wendy Pearlman was so moved by the courage and humanity in the stories ordinary Syrians told of their protest against a brutal regime, she interviewed more than 300 displaced Syrians across the Middle East and Europe in order to share their accounts....

– Northwestern University

WFU Announces Gathering of National Leaders to ‘Rethink Community’ Oct. 19-21

Wake Forest University is convening a group of national thought-leaders across the ideological spectrum to explore what it means to live in a society that is more diverse, polarized, global and virtual than ever before.

– Wake Forest University





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