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Monday, January 15, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Community Psychology


UF Team to Help Innovate Retrofits for Homes for People with Disabilities

According to the 2010 National Council on Disability report, 35 million households in the U.S. in 2007 had one or more people with some kind of disability, representing 32 percent of all American households.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed...

– Baylor University

Journal of Experimental Psychology

Are Millennials Gender Rebels or Returning to Tradition?

A forthcoming book from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist provides insight into the minds of today's young adults to uncover the strategies they use to negotiate the unsettled gender norms and expectations facing their generation.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure

How Does Mothers’ Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Affect Boys and Girls Differently?

Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug use and sexual risk-taking. With a new three-year, $840,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (...

– Case Western Reserve University

Can the President Really Do That? Two UW Law Professors Give Answers in New Book

Two University of Washington law professors have written a book on the familiar and lesser-known checks on presidential power.

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– University of Washington



New Study: Distance Education Up, Overall Enrollments Down

A new report, Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States, by the Babson Survey Research Group, reveals distance student enrollments have increased for the fourteenth straight year in 2016.

– Babson College

Law and Public Policy


Hot Spot Policing Focused on Guns Is Most Effective Strategy For Reducing Gun Violence in Baltimore, Study Finds

A Baltimore program that assigns detectives to work in neighborhoods at high risk for gun violence was more effective at reducing gun violence in Baltimore than other initiatives, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Pu...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

LifeWire Announcements

Kellogg Global Hub achieves LEED Platinum status

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.

– Northwestern University

Power and Oppression of Women Explored in Wirtz Center’s First Production of 2018

EVANSTON - Called “a play about witches, with no witches in it” by playwright Caryl Churchill, “Vinegar Tom” follows the lives of seven characters, four of whom will be executed, in 17th century England. Northwestern University’s Wirtz Cent...

– Northwestern University

Hackensack University Medical Center Announces a Training and Certification Partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce a training and certification partnership between its Hospitality Services Division and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI).

– Hackensack Meridian Health

U.S. News Ranks CSUF's Online Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

Cal State Fullerton’s fully online master's degree programs in business, engineering and education are ranked among the best in the country

– California State University, Fullerton

Southerland Named SU Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Dr. Wallace Southerland III recently was appointed associate vice president of student affairs at Salisbury University.

– Salisbury University

12,000 Chrysanthemums, 100 Students & a 1,500-Pound Koala: Cal Poly Rose Parade Float Wins Innovation Award

Learn how students from two CSU campuses worked together to create an award-winning 70th entry in the Rose Parade Tournament of Roses

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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LifeWire Higher Education Events

Bienen School of Music’s Third Annual Skyline Piano Artist Series Continues

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music continues its third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series, featuring five programs by internationally acclaimed virtuosos of the piano, Jan. 20 to May 12, at the Mary B. Galvin Recital H...

– Northwestern University





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