Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Newswise LifeWire - Lifestyle and Social Science News for Journalists
Newswise LifeWire
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Public Edition |

(46 New)

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

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 08:55 ET

Arts and Humanities


Students to Design an App Showing Region's Underground Railroad

Ithaca and the surrounding area are full of sites that are important to the history of the Underground Railroad movement, and the popular class is being offered this fall for the third time. But this year, students are adding a new component to the t...

– Cornell University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The “Healthier” Version of Smoking is More Harmful to Youthful Users Than It Seems

There is a general perception among the public that e-cigarettes or vaping products are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, public health questions arise about vaping, especially about youth usage and other vul...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

Racial Profiling by Retailers Creates an Unwelcome Climate for Black Shoppers, Study Shows

Discrimination endured by black shoppers forces them to downplay their race or shy away from an activity among the most common and celebrated in American culture, according to new research.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Consumer Culture

A Neighborhood’s Quality Influences Children's Behaviors Through Teens, Study Suggests

The quality of the neighborhood where a child grows up has a significant impact on the number of problem behaviors they display during elementary and teenage years, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Social Science & Medicine; R01 RD0696909; 1157698

Society for Risk Analysis Explores Decision Making Strategies Regarding U.S. National Security

As world leaders confront old and new global security problems, they can use this understanding to face problems while also taking into account cognitive and behavioral shortcomings that affect their decision-making. Two papers presented at the Soci...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

New Online “Aging in Place Toolkit” Launches in Time for National Family Caregivers Month and Family Holiday Season

New easy-to-navigate website available to 700,000 Bay State family caregivers by providing online and phone support – an eldercare roadmap and helpline for aging-in-place planning

– Dennehy PR


Visual Intelligence Is Not the Same as IQ

The first study of individual variation in visual ability has shown that there is a broad range of differences in people’s capability for recognizing and remembering novel objects and has determined that these variations are not associated with ind...

– Vanderbilt University

Current Directions in Psychological Science (in press); Cognition (Sep2017)

Should Exercise Be What the Doctor Orders for Depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patient's treatment plans, a new study suggests. Michigan State University and University of Michigan researchers asked 295 patients receiving treatment at a m...

– Michigan State University

General Hospital Psychiatry

Is He Really That Into You?

New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived g...

– University of Utah

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,

How to Be Cool

What makes a product or person “cool”? Darden Professor Lalin Anik, Johnny Miles (MBA ’17) and Ryan Hauser present a theory of coolness and explain four traits that contribute to coolness.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Face Joblessness, Lower Income as Adults

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University study shows a child’s neighborhood impacts his or her economic well-being into adulthood.

– Cornell University


New Study Shows Abusive Behavior in Hospital Operating Rooms Undermines Surgical Team Performance

The impact of surgeons’ leadership on surgical team performance was studied, focusing on “psychological safety” and team efficacy. Abusive supervision — such as putting down someone in front of others — and highly controlling behaviour und...

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

The American Journal of Surgery, July 18, 2017

Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.

– UCLA School of Nursing

JMIR Mental Health

includes video

NSF Funded Report Focuses on Classroom Technology

UIC research highlighted in cyberlearning report

– University of Illinois at Chicago

In Korea, President Schapiro Analyzes Future of Higher Education

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro told a global forum in Seoul, South Korea, that the critical skill for students to acquire in higher education in this technological era is “the ability to educate yourself for a lifetime."

– Northwestern University

includes video


US-Born Workers Receive Disability Benefits More Often Than Workers From Abroad

People born elsewhere who work in the United States are much less likely to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits than those born in the U.S. or its territories. Foreign-born adults are less likely to report health-related impediments...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Demography, Dec. 2017

An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama.

– University of Alabama

Behaviour Research and Therapy, Oct-2017

Arkansas Researchers Looking Into How Opinions Are Formed, Manipulated in Artificial Population

Researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are investigating how opinions are formed and manipulated in an artificial population. They set up a simulation demonstrating how the opinions of the artificial population are driven by inter...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Computational Social Science Conference

Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

The director of peer support network Vets4Warriors discusses challenges veterans face after leaving service – and how the public can help

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick



Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only ...

– Iowa State University

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Giving Students Freedom In The Classroom In STEM Learning

Texas schools are attempting to solve problems associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. That’s where project-based learning (PBL) comes in – by serving as a teaching method that gives students...

– Texas A&M University

UVA Darden’s Inaugural Resilience Week Develops Key Leadership Trait: How to Deal With Adversity

Second Year Catherine Aranda helped organize Darden's inaugural Resilience Week, which featured panels discussions, speakers and a variety of event.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Former UVA Basketball Player Transitions from Hardwood to Business

More than eight years after delivering a magical performance in his final basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena, Mamadi Diane is back at the University of Virginia, this time as a First Year at the Darden School of Business.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Turning Political Emotions Into Classroom Assets

A political discussion can easily turn emotional. But when these emotions erupt among middle and high school students, they can become powerful teaching tools to keep kids engaged and learning, says a University of Georgia researcher,

– University of Georgia

Law and Public Policy


New Study Points to Risks from Mislabeled Unregulated Cannabidiol Products

Study findings highlight need for manufacturing and testing standards and federal government oversight.

– RTI International


So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert

Information security is a white-hot career. Find out how campuses across the CSU are preparing students to fill these in-demand jobs.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Arkansas Poll Finds Arkansans Support Some LGBT Civil Rights But Not Others

The poll was designed and analyzed by Janine Parry, professor of political science at the U of A. The poll has a track record over its 19-year history of coming within two points of actual election outcomes.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

19th annual Arkansas Poll


Elections: Statewide Survey Explores Problems, Potential Reforms

A statewide survey of local officials shows that a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction's ability to administer accurate elections, however, those in Michigan's largest cities and townships—which hold nearly half the population—were ...

– University of Michigan

Affirmative Consent in Rape Cases Subject of 2017 Fordham Debate at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

American law has long criminalized rape and other forms of sexual assault. In recent decades definitions of such crimes have been expanded, mostly providing greater protections for victims who testify they were subjected to non-consensual sex. This t...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Statement of APA President in Response to Texas Church Shootings

Following is the statement of APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD, in response to the shootings at a Texas church that left at least 26 people dead and 20 others wounded, and President Trump’s assertion that the attack was a “mental health probl...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

UVA Darden Professors, Campus Environment Ranked No. 1 by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review named UVA Darden among the best in the country in a number of key categories, including best campus environment.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Queen’s University Belfast Historian Releases Biography on Oliver Cromwell’s Advisor

An historian from Queen’s is launching a new biography on John Owen, advisor to Oliver Cromwell and one of the most important religious leaders in the Puritan Revolution.

– Queen's University Belfast

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Member Joins U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Visiting Researcher

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Aparna Gupta has been invited to join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a visiting researcher.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Marisa Tufaro Foundation Donation Supports Art Therapy and Child Life Programs at BMSCH

A hospital stay can be an anxious time for children and their families. The Marisa Tufaro Foundation helped make these stays less stressful for children when they recently made a generous donation to the child life program at The Bristol-Myers Squibb...

– Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

National Student Affairs Organization Honors NYIT’s St. Léger

Gabrielle St. Léger, Ed.D., dean of students for the two New York campuses of New York Institute of Technology, has been selected as a 2018 Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association, a leading professional organization for colleg...

– New York Institute of Technology

Andrea Gunn Eaton Appointed UCI Chief Campus Counsel

Andrea Gunn Eaton, a top legal voice for one of the nation’s largest university systems, will join the University of California, Irvine as chief campus counsel.

– University of California, Irvine

New FAU Advising Program Supports Foster Care and Homeless Students

Less than 3 percent of youth raised in foster care graduate from a four-year college. FAU’s University Advising Services has launched “Educate Tomorrow,” a new academic advising program that will support foster and homeless youth on a Florida D...

– Florida Atlantic University

Northwestern Law Trial Teams Win Labor Law Competition

From left: Lane Lansdown, JD ’18, Hannah Freiman JD ’18, Coach Mark Duric, Coach Kendrick Washington, Amanda Tzivas JD ’19 and Joey Becker JD ’18. Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, who presided over the final round, is in the background. The team will...

– Northwestern University

Grant to Assist Robbins Renewal Project

Backed by funding from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a partnership between the village of Robbins and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to support ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Kerry Masterson Acquitted of 2009 Murder

After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson, a joint client of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, is free following a jury’s not-guilty verdict in the Circuit Court ...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” NYU’s Rose-Marie Lewent Conference—November 16-17

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” a two-day conference that will address many of the central questions regarding the contribution of the Scrolls to our understanding of the Bible and the hi...

– New York University

Geopipe Technology Models the Real World for Training Simulations, Games, Architecture — Showcase Exhibition Nov. 14 on Capitol Hill

Geopipe, Inc., which allows professionals in simulation, gaming, architecture, and other fields to instantly download immersive virtual models of the real world, will feature its work as part of the inaugural “University Innovation & Entrepreneursh...

– New York University

University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase

Looking at Global Climate Solutions From Multiple Angles

Highlighting the need for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to solving climate change, Northwestern University’s second annual Climate Change Symposium brings together academics, non-profit and think tank leaders, policy makers and busin...

– Northwestern University

Former Air Force Surgeon General Thomas Travis to Deliver Keynote Speech at UT Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Day Ceremony

Retired Lieutenant General and 21st U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Dr. Thomas W. Travis will be the featured speaker at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Third Annual Tribute to Veterans, Nov. 7.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

“The Big Picture: What’s at Stake in Trump’s America?”—Nov. 7 Symposium at NYU

New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) will host “The Big Picture: What’s at Stake in Trump’s America,” a day-long symposium on the rise of Donald Trump as a candidate and decisions as president, on Tues., Nov. 7.

– New York University

Northwestern University Remains Engaged With Mexico

A faculty panel organized by alumni leaders from Northwestern University will highlight the continuing collaboration between Northwestern and Mexico on Nov. 9 in Mexico City.

– Northwestern University





 Subscribe / Unsubscribe
 Edit My Preferences
 Comments / Suggestions
 Contact Us
 Newswise Home
 Newswise Contact Directory
 Expert Queries
 Presspass Application

More News from:


 University of Georgia

 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

 Northwestern University

 Vanderbilt University

 New York Institute of Technology

 Queen's University Belfast

Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2017 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

215 E. 5th St. SW, Charlottesville VA 22903 | 434-296-9417

 Contact Us