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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


West Virginia Dialect Project Launches 'WVU Voices' Documentary

West Virginia University's West Virginia Dialect Project has created a documentary, "WVU Voices," to showcase the diversity of dialect on campus.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Clothes Make the Woman: Less Empathy Towards Women Showing More Skin

Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. An international team of researchers led by Giorgia Silani from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vien...

– University of Vienna



New Research Describes, Analyzes Consumers’ Territorial Behavior

Researchers have uncovered territorial reactions when consumers feel psychological ownership of products that don’t technically belong to them, and marketers should take care not to offend such customers.

– New York Institute of Technology

Journal of Consumer Research

Somebody Has to Dust!

A new study from the University of Utah that examined gender, health and housework among married, heterosexual couples who are no longer employed found a woman’s health has to be considerably impaired before she stops doing chores and her husband t...

– University of Utah

Journal of Women & Aging; 1157698, R01 HD069609


Linking Success in Certain Fields to Intellectual Talent Undermines Women’s Interest in Them

Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray ‘brilliance’ as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity, or college major to this trait undermine women’s interest in it.

– New York University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, stil...

– Baylor University

Society and Mental Health

NUS Study: Gratitude Helps Drug Abusers Better Cope with Stress and Challenges

Two psychologists from the National University of Singapore found that drug abusers who have more grateful dispositions have less severe drug use.

– National University of Singapore

Substance Use & Misuse

Jeans Made with Child Labor? People Choose Willful Ignorance

Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew it.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Consumer Research


Companies’ Online Waiting Lists That Offer Priority Access for Referrals May Succeed Only Under Limited Conditions

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher who has examined "referral priority programs" cautions that companies should use the program only under limited circumstances. As trendy and easy to implement as it may appear, it can backfire by drawing...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Management Science

Would You Pay $20 a Day to Lease a Luxury Car?

Frequent payments can make consumers feel better about the benefits they are receiving from their purchase. More frequent payments can help people appreciate recurring pleasures and increase the likelihood of purchasing. The findings has implications...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Journal of Consumer Research Jan-2018

Twitter, Trump and Sexual Assault: A Call to Men for Action

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men to condemn violence against women, finds a first-of-its-kind study by Michigan State U...

– Michigan State University

Violence Against Women, Jan-2018

Success in Community College Aided by Comprehensive Case Management, Study Finds

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that students who participated in the full comprehensive case management program were significantly more likely to stay enrolled and to graduate within six semesters.

– University of Notre Dame

UF Expert Gives Tips to Cut Your Energy Costs

Jan. 10, which is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, serves as a reminder of how we can reduce those costs. By following some simple suggestions, we can save money on our energy bills by following easy tips, says a University of Florida Institute of...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Combatting ‘Disinformation’ About Child Abuse

Children need nurturing, attention to health and basic needs, safety and appropriate supervision. Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children.Especially for the v...

– Washington University in St. Louis



Higher-Ranked Colleges Don’t Necessarily Provide a Better Educational Experience, New Study Shows

College rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education, but new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that rankings have little to no relationship to student engagement, an importa...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Review of Higher Education, Dec. 2017

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The Hottest Jobs for 2018, and Beyond

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics spotlights what are likely to be the fastest growing occupations between now and 2026 across the United States.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


How to Talk to Children About Race

Karen Tao, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, studies how children talk about and understand race. She stresses the importance of starting conversations about diversity early and provides tips o...

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– University of Utah

Law and Public Policy


Junk Food Tax is Legally and Administratively Viable, Finds New Analysis

An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible...

– New York University

American Journal of Public Health, Dec. 21; R01HL130735

Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET


Earned Income Tax Credit Increases Women’s Earnings Over Time, Study Finds

The earned income tax credit may be one of the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty mechanisms the United States has instituted. Proposed expansions of it generally cite extensive research that focuses only on its short-term benefits. But a new stud...

– University of California, Irvine


A Handout or a Hand Up?

Do you feel better about giving your uneaten sandwich to a homeless person than handing out cash? New research reveals fundamental truths—and contradictions—about how we choose to help others versus what we'd want for ourselves.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Journal of Experimental Psychology, Aug-2017

LifeWire Announcements

American Indian Nursing Documentary Receives Multiple Awards

A documentary film titled “Essence of Healing: Journey of American Indian Nurses” received the 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award at the group’s 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis in October and the Best Service Film A...

– North Dakota State University

President Ochoa Joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa has joined a collective effort of distinguished higher education leaders from across the nation to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

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CSU Online Programs Get High Marks in 2018 Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recognizes CSU’s online programs as some of the top in the nation.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks No. 5 for Online Nursing Programs

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) tied for the No. 5 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Nursing Program rankings for 2018, maintaining its top 5 ranking in the nation.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Vicky Kalogera wins 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Northwestern University astrophysicist Vicky Kalogera has been awarded the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics for her groundbreaking work studying compact objects -- including black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs -- in astrophysical s...

– Northwestern University

FAU Online Graduate Business, Nursing and Education Programs Ranked in 2018 ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for “Best Online Graduate Programs.”

– Florida Atlantic University

University of North Florida Earns Top 40 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Online’ Bachelor’s Programs

UNF is among hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released today. UNF is ranked among the Top 40 colleges and universities in the country for “Best Online Bachelor’s...

– University of North Florida

MSU Uses $1.5M Mellon Foundation Grant to Build Massive Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.

– Michigan State University

IU Kelley School of Business hosting National Diversity Case Competition

For the seventh straight year, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business is hosting 140 undergraduate students from 35 business schools who are competing in the National Diversity Case Competition on Jan. 12 and 13.

– Indiana University

Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

One of the NIH’s training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.

– Virginia Tech

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Program Receives Key Accreditation

University of California San Diego Extension recently received accreditation for its Lactation Consultant program from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP), making it one of only four programs in the world to h...

– University of California San Diego

New Dean Announced for the American University School of Public Affairs

New Dean Announced for the American University School of Public Affairs

– American University

New Law Enforcement Training Center opens at Wichita State University

Wichita State's School of Criminal Justice moves into new Law Enforcement Training Center on WSU's Innovation Campus.

– Wichita State University

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LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow to keynote MLK Observance

Northwestern University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a two-week schedule of events Jan. 15 to 31. Many events are free and open to the public.

– Northwestern University

Key Governance Trends, Developments in Securities Litigation Focus of Institute

A look at regulatory and legislative developments, key court cases to consider and advising corporate boards in the face of uncertainty are among key topics to be covered during the 45th Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern U...

– Northwestern University





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