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A Lack of Weekend Drinking Intentions Leads to Excess

Friday and Saturday nights seem to be the universal nights for partying. They are the peak times for heavy drinking by young adults, often beyond what is considered heavy episodic drinking (HED) – five or more drinks per occasion for men, four or m...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Northwestern Engineer’s Innovative Design Exhibited as Art

Northwestern University engineer John A. Rogers has done something remarkable, steering his innovative “Lab on the Skin” invention to a rare level of cultural notoriety as part of an art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

– Northwestern University

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Caution Ahead: The Growing Challenge for Drivers’ Attention

Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study, led by psychology professor David L. Strayer...

– University of Utah

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET

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Middle Eastern Doctor Reflects on Experience Overcoming Prejudice in Doctor-Patient Relationship

Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, MD, associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, talks about overcoming prejudices to heal the doctor-patient relationship in a Health Affairs essay.

– George Washington University

Health Affairs

Discrimination More Likely When Resources Are Scarce

At the height of the Great Recession, psychologist Amy Krosch noticed a troubling trend: people of color seemed to be getting much harder hit than the white population on a number of socioeconomic indicators. She wondered whether something about the ...

– Cornell University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies

The study utilized the McMaster Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Cohort, which includes a group of 179 extremely low birth weight survivors and 145 normal birth weight controls born between 1977 and 1982, which has 40 years' worth of data. The st...

– McMaster University

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 03-Oct-2017 at 01:05 ET

High-Intensity Workouts Send the Wrong Message

As high-intensity interval training has grown in popularity, so has the debate over whether it is an effective public health solution. An Iowa State University professor says the workouts are not sustainable for the majority of people trying to lose ...

– Iowa State University

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

UCI-Led Study Links Neighborhood Affluence, Positive Birth Outcomes

It’s not uncommon for new parents to relocate in search of neighborhoods with better schools, safer streets and healthier, more kid-friendly activities. But a new study led by University of California, Irvine sociologist Jennifer Kane has found tha...

– University of California, Irvine

SSM – Population Health, Oct-2017

Access to Education, Changing Gender Roles Driving More Men Into Nursing, Study Shows

New research from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville shows that the number of men in the field has risen substantially since 1960, a marker of changing economic and social trends.

– University of Notre Dame


Psychologists Available to Talk About Las Vegas Concert Shooting

As you are reporting on various aspects of the Las Vegas shootings, psychologists are available to discuss gun violence and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Advice for Parents on Talking to Children about Violence and Mass Tragedies

When a tragedy strikes, young children will look to their parents to interpret the world for them and parents may struggle to find a way to help their children understand a world that could suddenly seem like a very threatening place.

– Rowan University

APA Offers Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

Constant news reports about the shooting in Las Vegas can cause stress and anxiety for people, leaving them with questions about the causes of and solutions to gun violence. Resources on the American Psychological Association’s website can help peo...

– American Psychological Association (APA)



'Project Rebound Gave Me a Way Forward After Prison'

The 50-year-old program offers those who have been incarcerated the support they need to transition to life on a college campus.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


How Disliked Classes Affect College Student Cheating

One of the tactics that discourages student cheating may not work as well in courses that college students particularly dislike, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Ethics & Behavior

Managing the Digital Divide Within the Global Classroom

New study examines in-class use of digital devices through a multicultural lens.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Western Journal of Communication

Early Entrepreneurship: 3 Deeper Benefits of the Ask

Darden Professor Lalin Anik has some practical advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs: Start by asking questions. Beyond the obvious benefits of asking for help, Anik points out that doing so can trigger deeper thinking. In other words, thoughtfull...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

From Broadway Milliner to Banker, Darden Student Molly Deale Wears Many Hats

Before coming to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Molly Deale designed and created hats for smash Broadway hits like “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “Book of Mormon.” Deale found herself looking for something outside the ent...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Why of Business

As Darden students examine the purpose of business, Professor Ed Hess shares insights on how it has shifted over the years and implications for the technology age.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

When and Why to Seek Venture Capital: Entrepreneurs and Investors Share Their Insights

According to panelists at a University of Virginia Darden School of Business Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation panel discussion held at the Yale Club in New York City recently, when trying to find the best route to capital for new ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Meeting the Needs of Every Student on Every Campus

Dr. Denise Bevly, a former public health worker and college athlete, is bringing compassion and energy to the CSU’s efforts to prevent hunger and homelessness from derailing students.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Youth-Serving Organizations Can Create, Sustain High-Quality Arts Programs To Develop Teens' Arts Skills, Wallace Study Finds

Youth-serving organizations can create and manage high-quality afterschool arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a study by Research for Action and McClanahan Associates funded by The ...

– Wallace Foundation

Stairway to Science

The ACT-SO program launches high school student on path to Argonne’s student research program, a provisional patent and the pursuit of degree at Washington University in St. Louis.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Women Encouraged to ‘Opt-In to Finance’ at UVA Darden

Finance remains a sector of both ample opportunities and unique challenges for women. According to a panel of University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumnae working in various areas of the industry, many sectors of finance remain male-domin...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Facebook Launches Campaign to Promote Computer Science Education in Arkansas

Facebook has inspired the next generation of technology industry leaders in Arkansas with the launch of the “Tech Take Over” campaign at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. “Tech Take Over” is part of the TechStart Partnership between ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

What is STEM education?

Two new studies show how a deeper understanding of what STEM education means in K-12 classrooms can enhance teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math.

– Michigan Technological University

Journal of Science Teacher Education, Aug-2017; Journal of Technology and Teacher Education; NSF #DRL-1238140 ; NSF 0833250


Four Daily Steps Can Improve Overall Health

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in partnership with the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP), kicks off National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) with a simple message for all families: “Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew” every day ...

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

Law and Public Policy


UW Center for Human Rights Studies Law Enforcement, Federal Agency Collaboration on Immigration

Cities and counties concerned about immigrant rights should closely examine law enforcement's collaboration with federal immigration authorities — and the role a for-profit company has in drafting language used in many law enforcement policy manual...

– University of Washington

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AERA Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

In this period of human devastation and public pain, it is incumbent upon us to confront our collective responsibilities as researchers, educators, and policy makers to engage in a dialogue about the pervasive and lethal effects of guns in the hands ...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

LifeWire Announcements

NYU Launches Master’s Degree of Science in Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences has launched a one-year Master of Science in Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (MS-CEI) degree program in collaboration with the Stern School of Business to foster the next-generation of te...

– New York University

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law to accept GRE

As part of continuing efforts to expand access and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a legal education, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law will begin accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to the...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Donors Establish Innovative Workshop to Promote Transportation and Telecommunications Research

A recent anonymous donation to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will fund a workshop designed to promote academic breakthroughs and career counseling for academics studying the intersection of transportation and telecommunications research. ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UMSSW's Financial Social Work Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI) during the 2017-2018 academic year with a new Financial Social Work (FSW) Certification Program and numerous a...

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Ithaca College to Offer New Tuition Benefit as Alternative to State Programs

The Ithaca College New York State Tuition Award will provide up to $6,000 per year to incoming students from New York who would qualify for the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program, which can only be used at a state school.

– Ithaca College

Northwestern Law Team Wins Trial Competition

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Bartlit Center trial team won the Summit Cup championship at the University of Denver over the weekend.The University of Denver’s Center for Advocacy hosted the leading teams from around the country.

– Northwestern University

Canisius College Announces Major Tuition Reduction

Canisius College will reduce its current tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 to $27,000 - a 23 percent reduction - in a move aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of a Canisius education.

– Canisius College

SNEB Celebrates National Farm to School Month with Educational Webinar

This webinar, sponsored by SNEB’s Nutrition Education for Children Division, celebrates October as National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

UVA Darden Announces New Facilities in Washington DC Area

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today that it will open new facilities in the Washington, D.C., area. The dynamic space, housed on the top two floors of a 31-story building with expansive views of the capital region, wi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

CFA Institute, UVA Darden Announce Plans for Expanded Partnership

Dean Scott Beardsley, CFA Institute President and CEO Paul Smith, and leaders from Darden and the CFA Institute came together to sign a memorandum of understanding to expand the partnership between the two institutions.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Professor Receives $230,000 to Assist U.S. Department of Defense in Social Bot Detection

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received $230,000 to help defend the United States against the use of social bots. Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair of Information Science, received the grant to develop a...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Battle of the Sexes: From Line Judge to Movie Critic

In conjunction with the release of the film “Battle of the Sexes,” Bowling Green State University sport management professor Nancy Spencer is available to share her experience serving as a line judge for the famed 1973 tennis match between Billie...

– Bowling Green State University





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