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Arts and Humanities

20-Oct-2017


Historian Discovers Early Reformation Writings “Hiding in Plain Sight”

As Protestant Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses – the document that sparked the Protestant Reformation – a historian of early modern Europe has discovered what he believes to b...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Zwingliana, Vol. 44 (2017)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

23-Oct-2017


​Teams Work Better with a Little Help From Your Friends

Here’s something both you and your boss can agree on: Workplace teams are better when they include your friends. Researchers analyzed the results of 26 different studies (called a meta-analysis) and found that teams composed of friends performed be...

– Ohio State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

22-Oct-2017


Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps, Create Solution to Help Consumers

Computer science researchers at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio have developed a novel solution to inform mobile device users about the hidden misuse of their personal data.

– Academy Communications

IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference October 2017

20-Oct-2017


Parents’ Alcohol Use Can Set the Stage for Teenage Dating Violence, Study Finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Youth and Adolescence


UNLV Psychology Professor Launches Study of Traumatic Effects of Oct. 1 Tragedy

Study focused on understanding how people are reacting emotionally to the tragedy at the Route 91 country music festival Oct. 1.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

19-Oct-2017


Teens Sacrifice Sleep When They Spend More Time on Electronic Devices

The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages is keeping more and more teens awake at night. Teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, according to a new...

– Iowa State University

Sleep Medicine


Neighborhood Matters – Association Between Neighborhood Cohesion and Self-Neglect in Chinese American Older Adults

Increasing neighborhood cohesion may enhance self-neglect prevention and intervention in U.S. Chinese older adults, suggested by a new study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 17 OCT 2017 online.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods

Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

– University of Delaware

Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy

Education

20-Oct-2017


Metacognition Training Boosts Gen Chem Exam Scores

Students, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But University of Utah research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on final exams. The boost is strongest for students in the lower 25 percent of ...

– University of Utah

Journal of Chemical Education

Pop Culture

19-Oct-2017


Expert Can Comment on All Things Pumpkin, From Your Coffee to the Reason It Lives in Halloween Season

Cindy Ott, professor of history and material culture at the University of Delaware, offers five facts on the pumpkin as the orange gourd makes its return for Halloween and dominates everything from our coffee selection to the Thanksgiving table. She ...


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– University of Delaware

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Law and Public Policy

21-Oct-2017


Statement on Arrest of ISLA Director, Activists in Tanzania

A team of human rights lawyers and activists were jailed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania – a clear violation of Tanzanian and international human rights obligations.

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

19-Oct-2017


Northwestern Poll: Most African-Americans View Black Lives Matter as an Effective Movement

News about the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) breaks daily -- but how do African-Americans really feel about the grassroots movement? According to a new poll by Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD), 81...

– Northwestern University


IU Business Law Scholars: Securities Case Shouldn't Have Reached Supreme Court

One of the most anticipated cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term -- Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System -- was settled Monday. But two professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continue to raise serious...

– Indiana University

Stanford Law Review Online

LifeWire Announcements


WHO Names Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law a “Collaborating Center

The WHO has designated the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC, as a WHO Collaborating Center with a special focus on providing strategic support to the WHO Pan American Health Organization’s r...

– O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law


A Program for Entrepreneurs, and Those Who Think Like Them

Smith’s program geared to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs has a new name — and new model.

– Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen's University


Meet Temple’s Record-Breaking Class of Student Fulbright Grantees

The latest cohort of Fulbright grantees is part of a historic surge of Temple students and recent graduates who have explored the world and enhanced their careers.

– Temple University


UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities.

– University of California San Diego


Innovative Student Voter Model Earns National Recognition

Northwestern University was recognized Oct. 19 at the national ALL IN Challenge Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The University earned recognition for having highest overall and most improved voter participation rates.

– Northwestern University


UIC Wins National Award for Student Voter Engagement

The University of Illinois at Chicago is among a select group of winners at the first-ever ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awards ceremony to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing voting rates among college students.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Minorities in Entertainment Media Headline Panel Discussion

Several minorities in the entertainment industry will be in Chicago this weekend for the second annual A-List Speaker Series -- including Oprah Winfrey’s former publicist and an Emmy Award-winning on-air personality -- and are available to talk to...

– Northwestern University

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