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Monday, November 27, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


A Sense of Place

Experiencing worlds we might never step foot in—through the vivid memories of Johns Hopkins Nursing researchers

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Imaging Technique Unlocks the Secrets of 17th Century Artists

The secrets of 17th century artists can now be revealed, thanks to 21st century signal processing. Using modern high-speed scanners and the advanced signal processing techniques, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are peering through ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Scientific Reports

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Leave Your Ego at the Door – Researchers Uncover Reality of Wingsuit Flying

Researchers from Leeds Beckett University are challenging the myth that extreme sports enthusiasts push themselves to the max and take risks no matter what the consequences.

– Leeds Beckett University

Frontiers in Psychology


Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: As Numbers Diagnosed Grow, So Does Promising Research

Researchers at Fresno State and CSU Fullerton are among those studying better ways to prevent the most common form of dementia.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Have Yourself a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

While hunting down the perfect gift for Aunt Sally or rushing to whip up a revered family recipe, the last thing on your mind this holiday season might be your safety and security.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Black Friday Deals Can Make You Spend More

New research co-authored by a University of Delaware professor suggests that certain types of these discounts may cause consumers to spend more than they realize.

– University of Delaware

Journal of Marketing Research

Wichita State University Professor Co-Authors Third Book in Personal Development Series

Ray Hull, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, understands that the ability to learn is imperative for every person seeking a goal. This is why he included "The Art of Learning and Self-Development" in the...

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– Wichita State University

The Art of Learning and Self-Development: Your Competitive Edge


Comprehensive Study Examines Gun-Related Deaths and How to Prevent Them

A new study suggests complex solutions to gun-related deaths and goals to decrease rates based on the type of death.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Preventive Medicine

Why Rural Coal Families Are Less Likely to Divorce

Rural coal-mining families show resilience against divorce when faced with the economic downturns common in the industry, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Rural Studies, Nov-2017

Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity

Everyone needs an occasional break, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime. But newly published research by a University at Buffalo ps...

– University at Buffalo

Personality and Individual Differences

Holiday Bombshells: Tact and Timing Are Keys to Delivering Surprising News at a Family Gathering

When family is gathered around the table, there are better -- and worse -- ways to deliver personal updates

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



Educators Use Artwork to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Teaching students to think critically is challenging, but a new strategy that asks students to describe what they see in a piece of artwork is helping develop critical-thinking skills.

– South Dakota State University

Kappan, Nov. 2013


UCI Wins Federal Grant to Explore Link Between Family Income, Early Brain Development

Based on a growing body of small-scale studies documenting that brain development in children from low-income households differs from brain development in children from higher-income households, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child ...

– University of California, Irvine

Teacher Helps Students Become More Financially Savvy

Rebecca Neumann specializes in international finance and macroeconomics, but she also devotes a lot of time to an issue that hits closer to home: preparing students for a life of financial security.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mathematics Professor Plays Games with Infinity

“I work in an area of pure mathematics called set theory, a rich and beautiful subject whose fundamental concepts permeate virtually every branch of mathematics,” said Cunningham, professor of mathematics at Buffalo State.

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– SUNY Buffalo State


AdQuick Founder Leans on Lessons From UVA Darden to Disrupt Billboard Industry

AdQuick Co-founder and CEO Matt O’Connor (MBA ’13) came to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to learn how to make his entrepreneurial vision into a reality.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVIC 2017: Flight to Passive Investing and the Rise of Technology

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business hosts the 10th Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Harnessing India’s Innovation Potential: UVA Darden Global Innovators’ Roundtable Convenes in Mumbai

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business expanded its Global Innovators’ Roundtable to India, convening this month in Mumbai for an in-depth exploration of India’s untapped innovation potential and the most effective ways to harness i...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Although you may consider your pet a part of the family, there are many reasons why it should not join you at the dinner table during Thanksgiving.

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor, Other University Leaders Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of stat...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


Legal Analysis Finds Arkansas Law that Bars Protection of LGBTQ People Unconstitutional

An original legal analysis by NYU College of Global Public Health finds an Arkansas law that prohibits local governments from enacting civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) individuals to be unconstitution...

– New York University

American Journal of Public Health, Dec 2017

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET


Rawls College of Business Professor Studying Risk Management Strategies Resulting from Earthquakes

Bradley Ewing’s research is funded by a CRISP grant from the National Science Foundation.

– Texas Tech University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Conference Aiming to Build Togetherness Through Faith

Around 400 people are expected to attend the Mayor and Faith Conference: Faith in the West Midlands in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Monday November 27.

– University of Birmingham

Statement from Stony Brook University President on Congressional Tax Reform

In response to recent Congressional tax reform negotiations, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said today: "As tax reform negotiations continue, I urge leaders in Congress to consider the adverse impacts of proposed provisions...

– Stony Brook University

LifeWire Announcements

Community College Students to Study Culture, History of Long Island & New York Region as NYU Transfer Students Under Gardiner Foundation Grant

New York University has received a $1 million grant from the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation to expand a program that supports transfer students from New York-area community colleges to NYU.

– New York University

California Governor Signs CSU's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program into Law

With Governor Brown's signing of Assembly Bill 422 into law, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) becomes a permanent program offered at CSU campuses.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Babson College Selected As A ‘Davis School,’ To Provide Need-Based Scholarships To Students From Around The World

Babson College has been selected as a Davis School by the Davis United World College Scholars Program. International students that have completed their final years of high school at one of the 17 United World Colleges will be eligible for need-based...

– Babson College

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Receives Sword of Loyola at 67th Annual Stritch School of Medicine Awards Dinner

Loyola University Chicago bestowed its highest honor to Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at the Stritch School of Medicine 67th Annual Awards Dinner on November 18 at the Hilton in downtown Chicago.

– Loyola University Health System

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UVA Darden Professors Recognized at Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Thinkers50, a biennial ranking of global business thinkers, recognized two University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors as finalists for Distinguished Achievement Awards at a ceremony on 13 November in London. Thinkers50 celebrates the...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Ten UCI Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Ten University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from engineering and computer science to evolutionary biology and physical sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s la...

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Academic Freedom and Hungary’s Central European University—Nov. 30 Panel at NYU’s Remarque Institute

New York University’s Remarque Institute will host “More than a University is at Stake: The Battle to Keep CEU Alive in the Age of Political Populism,” on Thurs., Nov. 30.

– New York University

Historian David Oshinsky on “Bellevue: A Look Back at America’s Most Storied Hospital”—Nov. 28

New York University historian David Oshinsky will deliver “Bellevue: A Look Back at America’s Most Storied Hospital”—a public lecture—on Tues., Nov. 28.

– New York University

DePaul University Holds Inauguration for 12th President, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.

The board of trustees entrusted A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., with DePaul University’s mission statement and presidential Chain of Office during a formal ceremony Nov. 19. Several hundred religious leaders, city officials, and civic and community lead...

– DePaul University





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