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Monday, November 6, 2017

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Science News


Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap

Arts and Humanities


Designs by UAB Professor in Demand Around the World

Video by: UAB Visual Content Works by artist Erin Wright, MFA, which touch on topics from democracy to organ donation, are making a global impact. Wright is a professor of graphic design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the College of A...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

includes video

For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving

For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.

Expert Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


The Math and History Behind House Representation

The Math and History Behind House Representation

– Humboldt State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health

University of Washington researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the UW-led study showed, the greater the impact on mental health. The study is believed to be t...

– University of Washington

Health & Place

Study Finds Fringe Communities on Reddit and 4chan Have High Influence on Flow of Alternative News to Twitter

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology and University College London have conducted the first large-scale measurement of how mainstream and alternative news flows through multiple social media platform...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish Decisions Explained by Neurons’ Firing

People sometimes spend as much time deciding whether to spend a few cents more on groceries as they do deciding whether to spend a few thousand dollars extra when buying a car. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sh...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications, Oct-2017; R01-DA032758; R01-MH104494; T32-GM008151; F31-MH107111

New Intelligence Analysis Program Addresses Growing Industry Need

Indiana State University's department of criminology and criminal justice will officially launch its new program in intelligence analysis as early as 2019.

– Indiana State University



Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


WVU Researchers to Hold NIH-Funded Camp That Turns High Schoolers Into Citizen Scientists

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded West Virginia University's Ann Chester $270,000 for one year to help high-schoolers forge those “magical relationships” and conside...

– West Virginia University

Professor's "News Literacy" Guide Provides Tools to Discern Fake News

In the era of "fake news," cyber attacks and "alternative facts," a Baldwin Wallace University professor arms teachers and students with a guide to distinguish the truth from deceptive information.

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– Baldwin Wallace University

Pop Culture


New Game Highlights the Challenges of Reporting Sexual Harassment

"Hurl the Harasser," created by the American University Game Lab, tackles the issues sexual harassment victims face, and what happens when women come together to speak out.

Expert Available

– American University

Law and Public Policy


Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism

Wake Forest University Professor Barry Trachtenberg, a nationally recognized expert in Jewish history, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary next week. Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) invited Trachtenberg to share his ex...

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Commends Many Recommendations of President's Opioid Commission

The report of President Trump’s commission on combating the opioid epidemic sets the stage for an effective national response, but the need for adequate funding remains unaddressed, according to the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Colonel (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Research Fellowship Established

A new translational research fellowship has been established to continue the pioneering work of retired Army Col. (Dr.) David G. McLeod, who devoted nearly 50 years to prostate cancer research and treatment as a military urologist. He retired in 2016...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Ithaca College Enters New Era: Shirley M. Collado Inaugurated as College’s Ninth President

Collado is the second woman to hold the office, and the first person of color. She is also the first Dominican American to be named president of a college in the U.S.

– Ithaca College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Analytics Program Ranked Third in the Country

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been recognized as having one of the top three Master of Business Analytics programs in the United States by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer) 2018 Master of Business Analytics Rankings.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Northwestern Law and ROSS Intelligence Partner to Address Access to Justice Through AI

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will partner with ROSS Intelligence, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based research tools, to focus on teaching Northwestern Law students how legal technology can facilitate the provision of legal ser...

– Northwestern University

Mellon Foundation Awards $2.1 Million Grant for Art Conservation Project

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2.1 million to SUNY Buffalo State to support the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department and the two other U.S. art conservation graduate programs—the Conservation Center at the Ins...

– SUNY Buffalo State

University Institute Fills Chief Data Officer Role for State of Arkansas

The Institute for Chief Data Officers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will fill an important role to help protect and maximize big data owned by the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Information Systems has contracted the Ins...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Upcoming SNEB Webinar on Geo-fencing Shows Nutrition Educators Cost-Effective Solution to Reaching a Broader Audience

This webinar, sponsored by ASNNA and the SNEB Communications Division, will cover geo-fencing—the practice of restricting online content to particular geographic regions—by using specific examples on Facebook and Google's advertising platforms to...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

UVM's Sustainable Innovation MBA Ranked No. 1 Best Green MBA in America by 'The Princeton Review'

Six years ago when Sanjay Sharma took over as dean of the Grossman School of Business, he set his sights on an ambitious goal: to become the top MBA program in the country for sustainable innovation. That dream became reality on Oct. 31 when The P...

– University of Vermont

includes video

LifeWire Higher Education Events

ARN Annual Meeting in Seattle

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses hosting their annual conference and expo in Seattle, November 8-11, at the Washington State Conference Center.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

REACH 2017

LifeWire Marketplace

Bias in Sports Polls?

Trevon Logan, professor of economics and co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative,, at The Ohio State University, talks about the role behavioral bias plays in sports polls.

– Ohio State University

includes video





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