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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


A New National Effort Needed to Tackle the ‘Muslim Penalty’ – Report

The report urges the government to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia as “anti-Muslim racism”, and recommends that society take more responsibility to call out and report hateful rhetoric and prejudice.

– University of Birmingham


CSU Students Showcase Visual Arts Talents to Industry Pros

Visual arts students from across California convened at California State University, Dominguez Hills for a special opportunity to present their work in front of entertainment industry leaders at the 27th annual CSU Media Arts Festival (MAF).

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why Do Employees Cheat? Too Much Pressure

Workplace cheating is a real and troublesome phenomenon, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how it starts—and how employers can help prevent it.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Applied Psychology

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What Counts as ‘Nature’? It All Depends

University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn describes “environmental generational amnesia” as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it’s born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm...

– University of Washington

Children, Youth and Environments

UF/IFAS Experts: Clean and Cook Holiday Meals Thoroughly

Here are hints to avoid food-borne illnesses from a holiday meal.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Study: Punctuation in Text Messages Helps Replace Cues Found in Face-to-Face Conversations

Emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points in text messages aren’t sloppy or a sign that written language is going down the tubes — these “textisms” help convey meaning and intent in the absence of spoken conversation, according to...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Computers in Human Behavior, Nov-2017

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New Study Shows Disadvantage for Firms Possessing Celebrity and Status

Research from the University of Notre Dame shows that possessing multiple social approval assets might not always be beneficial for firms. 

– University of Notre Dame

The Academy of Management Journal

Businesses Need Better Approach to Compliance Programs, IU Research Finds

Recent reports of sexual harassment committed by powerful men also highlight the failures of corporate compliance programs designed to protect employees. This is because few companies understand how their employees reach unethical and illegal decisio...

– Indiana University

American Business Law Journal

UTHealth Experts Offer Tips on Surviving – and Enjoying – Family During the Holidays

During the holidays, throwing together a dozen (or 50) assorted personalities is already stressful enough. Add to that the desire to make it picture-perfect and Pinterest-worthy and things really get tough. UTHealth Houston experts can tell you how t...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Toys or Experiences? What You Should Know This Gift-Giving Season

Giving exciting experiences rather than clutter-producing toys is on-trend this holiday season, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have advice on how to do it right. “Experiences are a wonderful way to offer an alternative” to...

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham


How Much Will We Pay for Something? Depends on the Value of What We’ve Just Encountered

The value of the products we encounter influences how much we’ll subsequently pay for other items, new neuroscience research has found. The results point to a previously undetected factor that affects consumer behavior.

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2017 at 15:00 ET

Driving the Conversation: FSU Researcher Finds Media Impacts Public Expression

A five-year study, published in the journal Science, demonstrates that the news media causes Americans to take public stands on issues, join national policy conversations and express themselves publicly more often than they would otherwise.

– Florida State University


High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs

A University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Personality and Individual Differences

New Book Examines Global Impact of Leaders on Communist Party

A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, seeks to understand how such a significant institution could be so different from c...

– University of Notre Dame

New Website and Educational Program Dedicated to Reducing Drowsy Driving

Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management have developed to help raise awareness about the prevalence of drowsy driving and reduce crashes caused by it, an estimated 6,000 per year.

– Stony Brook University

The Lonely Shopper

A University of Iowa researcher finds that lonely people tend to buy more stuff because their loneliness wears them out, making it harder for them to resist their urge to acquire new things. They also tend to bond with the things they buy, forming me...

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– University of Iowa



Student Success Supported Through University-Wide Basic Needs Initiative

​With student engagement and well-being an operational priority that the California State University is working to improve through its Graduation Initiative 2025 efforts, the CSU has ramped up efforts to address food and housing insecurity among st...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Helping Students Through Five Stages of 'Eco-Grief'

Humboldt State University Environmental Studies professor identifies “eco-depression” among her students and adjusts her teaching methods to help students cope with their feelings

– Humboldt State University


Zags Top Nation in Graduation Success Rate

Gonzaga University student-athletes are graduating at a rate of 99 percent according to the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) numbers released by the NCAA this week, which is tied for the highest percentage in the nation.

– Gonzaga University

Veterans' Voices: 'The CSU Gave Me a Path to Success'

If you're someone who is "military-connected" -- meaning you're an active service member, a veteran, or a dependent of either -- you should know about the resources the California State University (CSU) offers to these students, all with the goal of ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Lewis University is First in U.S. to Deliver Admissions Letters by Drone

A Lewis University Unmanned Aircraft Systems program drone delivered a college admissions acceptance letter November 13 to eight Romeoville High School students at their high school.

– Lewis University


​a Touch of Gray in College Classrooms

Last fall, 66-year-old Mark Bainbridge found himself taking a graduate-level course in military history, the only student in the class who was not working on a Ph.D., and assigned to read a new book each week. You might think that Bainbridge woke up ...

– Ohio State University

The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Dec-2016

Law and Public Policy


Editorial: Use Big Tobacco’s Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of m...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society


Legal Implications of Neuroscience Research – Harvard Review of Psychiatry Presents Update

New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on "Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law," presented in the Harvard Revie...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry


Study Finds Racial Disparities in Gun-Related Eye Trauma in the United States

A review of patients who suffered firearms-related eye trauma shows significant disparities in race, location, and circumstance, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2017 at 13:45 ET

Medicaid Expansion under ACA Linked to Higher Rate of Smoking Cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion. The findings support a policy-driven ...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Medical Care; DOI; Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program

Parental Medicaid Expansion Translates into Preventive Care for their Children

When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. This “spillover effect" demonstrates tha...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Pediatrics; T32HP10025B0

LifeWire Announcements

Coca-Cola Donates $1.25 Million to Support Kennesaw State Scholarship Program

Kennesaw State University has received a $1.25 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation for the creation of a scholarship program supporting first-generation students.

– Kennesaw State University

New Certificate in Social Impact for Professionals Offered by Smith School of Business First Program of Its Kind in Canada

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business has launched a new certificate program aimed at equipping working professionals with the knowledge and skills to integrate social impact considerations into their...

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

UCI Receives Unparalleled California Modern Art Trove

An exquisite but long-hidden collection of California art has been given to the University of California, Irvine by the trust of Gerald E. Buck, a Newport Beach developer.

– University of California, Irvine

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Healthy Men Michigan’s Online Screening Tool Helps Men Take Control of their Mental Health

Study led by University of Maryland School of Social Work's Jodi Frey has resulted in more than 1,750 mental health screenings.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

CalStateTEACH Named Apple Distinguished School

The California State University's (CSU) CalStateTEACH program has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 for its innovative one-to-one iPad implementation. The program's mobile learning initiative provides access to CalStateTE...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

NUS Graduates Are 16th Most Employable in the World

Graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are among the world’s most employable. The latest Global University Employability Ranking published by Times Higher Education (THE) placed NUS 16th globally and 4th in Asia. The University i...

– National University of Singapore

Flutist Forges Partnerships with Composers

The 2017 Inaugural Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel will provide flutist Tammy Yonce an opportunity to collaborate with faculty from around the world.

– South Dakota State University

Anna Sew Hoy Selected as Inaugural Artist in Residence at UC San Diego

A renowned artist, Anna Sew Hoy will both practice her craft as well as mentor and instruct UC San Diego students during a critical stage of their artistic development.

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Public Art Initiative ‘Portals’ at Cal State Dominguez Hills Invites Engagement in Criminal Justice Dialogues, Other Conversations Across the Globe

“Portals,” the global public art initiative created by Shared Studios, has chosen California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) as its new Los Angeles location, starting Nov. 14 through the end of the fall 2017 semester. “Portals” are ...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills





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