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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Arts and Humanities


A Literary View of the Human Era: 'Anthropocene Reading'

The Anthropocene epoch — the proposed name for this time of significant human effect on the planet and its systems — represents a new context in which to study literature. A new book of essays co-edited by a University of Washington English profe...

– University of Washington

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Women Get Less Credit Than Men in the Workplace

New research from the University of Delaware suggests that women receive less credit for speaking up in the workplace than their male counterparts.

– University of Delaware

Academy of Management Journal

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business...

– Baylor University

Computers in Human Behavior

Coping with Grief at the Holidays

A UAB psychologist offers ways to help ease the loss of a loved one as the holiday season unfolds.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Exclusive Analysis: Role of Young Voters in Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Youth turnout in yesterday’s special U.S. Senate election in Alabama is estimated to be 23 percent, according to youth vote experts from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), the preeminent, non-partisan r...

– Tufts University

How to Survive a Visit to Santa if Your Child Feels Anxious

Feature article quoting child psychologist on ways to survive a Santa visit if your child feels overwhelmed or anxious.

Expert Available

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Medicaid Expansion Popular Among Americans Connected to Program

New research suggests constituents more likely to support its expansion

– University of Chicago

The Milbank Quarterly, Dec-2017

Impulse Control Subject of Tulane Brain Institute Study

A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse control issues than females.

– Tulane University


Violence a Matter of Scale, Not Quantity, Researchers Show

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally — which means fewer casualties in a conflict.

– University of Notre Dame



Cedars-Sinai Helps a Future Physician Grow From Cradle to Medical School

Shannon Sullivan, 26, a student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., has already co-authored a major study in a prominent neuroscience journal and earned a coveted fellowship. She traces her career ambitions to age 12, when sh...

– Cedars-Sinai

The Power of One: East Meets West in Strategy

UVA Darden Professor Ming-Jer Chen discusses his seminal work in competitive dynamics and explores how an Eastern philosophical perspective applies to the analysis of strategy and competition.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Restoration Ecology Students Gain Skills Through Service-Learning

The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that th...

– Bowling Green State University


Queen’s University Launch MBA Programme to Enhance Career Progression

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new MBA programme in response to the increasing demand from employers for MBA and business school graduates.

– Queen's University Belfast

LifeWire Announcements

Clarkson University Introduces New Initiative to Partner with Students to Reduce Upfront Costs of College and Accelerate Career Success

Clarkson University is proud to announce the Lewis Income Share Agreement. This is a new way to help students pay for college based on their future incomes.

– Clarkson University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland a Top 25 Hidden Gem for Women in STEM by

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been listed among the Top 25 Hidden Gems for Women in STEM by, a higher education planning tool that offers side-by-side comparisons of colleges.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

John S. Butler Named New Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

UT Austin Management Professor John Sibley Butler has been named director of the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (JBTVL) effective Jan. 1, 2018.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Temple’s Jessica Sandberg Makes Influencers List

The international admissions director was saluted by The Chronicle of Higher Education for her role in the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.

– Temple University

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Sixth Annual Benefit Raises More Than $3.4 Million for the Dubin Breast Center

The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System held its sixth annual benefit on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan.

– Mount Sinai Health System

RTI International’s Gary Zarkin Named Distinguished Fellow

RTI International has named renowned expert in behavioral health economics, Gary Zarkin, Ph.D., an RTI Distinguished Fellow. The appointment of Distinguished Fellow, the highest level in RTI's Fellow Program, honors exceptionally talented individuals...

– RTI International

USC Annenberg launches Health Journalism Impact Fund with support from the California Wellness Foundation

The USC Annenberg School of Journalism today announced the launch of the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, which supports results-focused, explanatory and investigative reporting on the health of underserved communities.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Northwestern Law Launches Online Master of Science in Law Degree

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law will launch a new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree in the fall of 2018.

– Northwestern University

UC San Diego Offers Unique Summer Programs for High School Students

UC San Diego’s pre-college programs provide an opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on the college experience with two residential summer programs. Applications are now open for Academic Connections and Global Environment Leader...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Winners of Fall 2017 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces the winning ideas from the entries in the fall 2017 Change the World Challenge.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

“The Great Gig in the Sky,” Exhibition Envisioning Fictitious Historical Moments by Band Mashrou’ Leila, on Display at NYU—Through Jan. 27, 2018

New York University’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies is hosting “The Great Gig in the Sky: Imagining the Soundtrack to Utopia,” a multi-media exhibition by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila that envisions fictitious historical mom...

– New York University

NYCEDC Analysis: NYC Is the Hub for Opportunity in Education Technology

NY EDTECH WEEK, the global education innovation festival in New York City taking place December 18-20, 2017 at New York University will spotlight and build upon the analysis released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) whi...

– New York University





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