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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


When a Celebrity Dies, Social Media Gets Toxic, New Study Shows

A study of 7,000 Facebook comments found that even in the wake of a death, people are remarkably mean to each other online. A few technological fixes could improve things, researchers say.

– University of Colorado Boulder

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Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition: ...

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– Baylor University


Watch: MAD Magazine Donation Honors Alum's Love of Laughs

As a part-time librarian while at Swarthmore, David Peele ’50 saw volumes of dusty old books — and mischievous opportunity.

– Swarthmore College

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Queen’s Researchers Find That Asylum Seekers and Refugees in NI Need Better Support

Researchers from Queen’s University have launched findings from a research study examining the everyday life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.

– Queen's University Belfast

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Major Life Events Shared on Social Media Revive Dormant Connections, Study Shows

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.

– University of Notre Dame


Ithaca College Professor Finds Emotion Makes Memory Unreliable

In a new article in the journal Memory, entitled “The Robustness of False Memory for Emotional Pictures,” Ithaca College assistant professor Brandy Bessette-Symons shows that while under certain circumstances emotion can improve memory, it also m...

– Ithaca College


Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

New research from American University finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.

– American University

What’s in a Name? How the Perception of Taking a Spouse’s Surname Can Define Power in Marriage

A new study led by a UNLV psychology professor shows that a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


New Wellesley Study, Published on Fifth Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting, Shows Gun Sales Increased Significantly After Elementary School Massacre

The Sandy Hook school shooting five years ago prompted political response that led to significantly higher gun sales; and this resulted in greater numbers of accidental deaths by firearms – in both adults and children, according to a new study auth...

– Wellesley College


Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET



Sports RDs Fueled by Bama Mentorship

In an unprecedented occurrence, each of the four football programs participating in the College Football Playoff will feature a sports dietitian (Sports RD) who spent time professionally or scholastically at the University of Alabama. Amy Bragg, Al...

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– Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET

Peace Corps Volunteer Goes From Senegal to ... Wherever She Chooses

Nurse scholar rewarded for her Peace Corps service and her promise.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


UVA Darden Executive Education Expands Program to Develop Bahrain Business Leaders

A two-week Leadership Development Program for Bahrain business leaders hosted at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and led by Darden Executive Education in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Entrepreneurship on the Inside: UVA Darden Growth Catalysts Innovate Within Big Business

This is a story about the power of entrepreneurial thinking and a bias for action that University of Virginia Darden School of Business graduates use to thrive in the large organizations where the vast majority work.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Folklorist's Research Tracks Societal Trends in Decorated Graduation Caps

The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture. UNLV professor and folklorist Sheila Bock is documenting the graduation caps and researching trends in the stories they tell.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Six Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

How to cope with the stresses of the pending holidays.

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– Loyola University Health System

Consumer Reports

Law and Public Policy


Corporate Accountability: How a Company Proves Its Character

The public has growing expectations for business to address pressing social needs, and the world of instantaneous communication has empowered all of a company’s stakeholders to be 24/7 auditors. This post begins the conversation the late Professor ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Vanderbilt Expert on What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Government Shutdown

Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer weighs in on all things related to the possible government shutdown—how much time Congress will try to buy, what deals need to be made, who's to blame and more.

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– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Announcements

UWM Art Collection Gets New Home

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will celebrate the opening of the new Emile H. Mathis Gallery with an exhibit featuring some of the UWM Art Collection’s most prominent works, including pieces by Picasso, Rembrandt and Degas.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Times Columnist to Keynote MLK Observance

Charles M. Blow, media expert, social and political commentator, educator and author, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

– Northwestern University





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