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Monday, November 13, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


Queen’s University Belfast to play host to NI’s first Being Human Festival of the Humanities

Queen’s University Belfast will host Northern Ireland’s first ever Being Human hub as part of the 2017 Being Human Festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities.

– Queen's University Belfast

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Research Finds People Will Desire Something Even More if You Increase Their Focus on It

Study suggests ways marketing and clinical treatment can influence behavior

– Case Western Reserve University

Motivation and Emotion

“That’s What She Said”: Harmless Joke or Contributor to Rape Culture?

Commonplace suggestive jokes, such as “that’s what she said,” normalize and dismiss the horror of sexual misconduct experiences, experts suggest in a new essay published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, a National Communication A...

– National Communication Association

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies


Study: Colleges with Fewer Women Less Likely to Publish Sexual Assault Policies, Definitions of Consent

Small, private colleges with fewer female students are less likely than larger public colleges to have sexual assault policies and a definition of sexual consent on their websites, according to a new study from researchers at RTI International and th...

– RTI International

Journal of School Violence

Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of

Two UF Psychology Professors Examine the Prejudices and Stereotypes That Contribute to Social Inequality and Discuss the Tests Social Scientists Apply to Measure the Implicit Bias People Tend to Harbor

– University of Florida

New Research Finds That Brexit Is Already Having an Effect on Local Communities

Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) have today (Friday 10 November) published a new report which has found that Brexit is already having an effect on local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland...

– Queen's University Belfast



University of Utah Helping to Provide a Path to Higher Ed in Utah's Prisons

Erin L. Castro, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, is the driving force behind a new project that seeks to bring equity and access to a college education to a critical yet challenging space: Utah’s prisons.

– University of Utah


Wolters Kluwer New Quizzing Tool Delivers Personalized Learning for Millennials and Next Generation Medical Students and Residents

Wolters Kluwer Health unveiled a quizzing engine that delivers personalized learning and on-the-go insights to support how, when and where today’s medical students want to learn. The powerful quizzing tool allows students to track progress, view re...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Law and Public Policy


Subalpine Wildflowers, Butterfly Evolution, Ancient Mammals, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

– Newswise


Alabama Voters, Down-Ballot Wins, End of TPS, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

NIH Awards $2.34 Million to GBSI for Reverse Experimental Design Training to Improve Research Reproducibility

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) $2.34 million over five years for a groundbreaking experimental design training project to improve reproducibility in preclinical research. The proje...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

NYU Carter Journalism Institute Accepting Applications for “The Reporting Award” to Cover Underreported Topics in the Public Interest

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is accepting applications for “The Reporting Award,” which supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest.

– New York University

The Future Is Female - Just Not in Film: Image of Girls in Popular Movies Bears Little Resemblance to Reality

While parents, teachers and even advertisements may tell girls that they can do or be anything, a new study reveals that popular movies have a different message.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

$1.5 Million Gift From Give Something Back to Support Scholarships at Rowan University, Rowan College at Gloucester County

Give Something Back is contributing $1.5 million for scholarships for disadvantaged youth at Rowan University and Rowan College at Gloucester County in New Jersey.

– Rowan University

Embargo expired on 10-Nov-2017 at 12:05 ET

Temple University Experts Available to Discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, professors at the Fox School of Business are available to discuss consumer affairs, retail analytics, and digital marketing practices.

– Temple University

18 High Schools Throughout New Jersey Participate in First Ever Young Women in Bio Event at Rutgers

Rutgers University hosted one of the first Young Women in Bio (YWIB) events in New Jersey Oct. 20 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Approximately 270 high school women from 18 schools throughout New Jersey attended the event to learn about caree...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Leading Expert on Bilingualism to Speak at Northwestern

Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women’s studies at University of California, Riverside and one of the leading experts on bilingualism, has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Lecturer in Multilingualis...

– Northwestern University





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