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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Oscar Nominations: "Positive Strides" and Missed Opportunities, Says Baylor Entertainment Marketing Expert

Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, movies and entertainment. She is an expert on Hollywood and movies featuring actors of color. She said Tuesday's Oscar nominations reveal "positive strides" for recognition ...

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The Rise of the Angry Shopper

A CSU Fullerton marketing professor says “retail rage” is real — and buyers are angrier than ever. An upside to this fury may be job opportunities in brand management.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services


Study Finds a Third of Households – Double Previous Estimates – Struggle to Get Enough Food

The struggle to get enough nutritious food could be far worse than previously understood, according to a new study examining the intersection between hunger and the types of foods found at nearby stores.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Joining Forces to Stop Cycle of Violence in St. Louis

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis will launch the regional St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (STL-HVIP), which will aim to promote positive alternatives to violence, thanks to a $1.6 milli...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Flourishing Under an Abusive Boss? You May Be a Psychopath, Study Shows

According to research from the University of Notre Dame, certain types of “psychopaths” actually benefit and flourish under abusive bosses.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Business Ethics

Incoming Journalists Are Tech Savvy but Lack 'the Basics,' Finds CU Boulder Study

When a CU Boulder researcher surveyed veteran journalists nationwide about their views of industry newcomers, he was told they are skilled in multi-media but lack basic reporting and writing skills.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

A New Collective of Scholars Set Their Sights on Examining the Impact of Race in Marketing

The Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network will focus its efforts on filling the void of scholarly research on race in marketing to impact public policy and nonprofit advocacy decisions worldwide.

Expert Available

– American University


Impact of Religion and Racial Pride on Classroom Discrimination

Two important factors seem to explain black American adolescents’ experiences with teacher-based racial discrimination – religiosity and racial pride, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Overall, for b...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Race and Social Problems

The PB&J Sandwich: A Classic On National Peanut Butter Day

UF/IFAS Extension faculty suggest limiting intake to about 2 tablespoons – about 180 calories. They also suggest buying peanut butter that is just ground peanuts with a hint of salt and one that doesn’t contain the partially hydrogenated fat and ...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences



Texas A&M Reading Comprehension Research Shows Impressive Gains In Test Scores In Brownsville

When it comes to academic success, reading and comprehending text is vital. A program, administered by an expert in literacy at Texas A&M University and her research team, has proven that by showing an almost double-digit jump in test scores at an e...

– Texas A&M University

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET


Civic Engagement Can Help Teens Thrive Later in Life

Want to help your teenagers become successful adults? Get them involved in civic activities – voting, volunteering and activism.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Child Development, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET

Dominican Students Bottle 50 Pounds of Honey From Campus Hives

Dominican University students, faculty and staff bottled a bumper crop of 50 pounds of honey harvested from the university’s four beehives. Members of the River Forest Sustainability Commission and Village President Cathy Adduci also got in on the ...

– Dominican University


New Study Reveals Perceived Gender Bias Against Women is Dominant Factor in College Major Choice for Females

A new study published in the American Educational Research Journal by Joseph R. Cimpian, associate professor of economics and education policy at New York University Steinhardt, and three others, shows that college-bound women are less likely to ente...

– New York University

Sagepub; American Educational Research Journal

Future Year Scholars Program Taps Top Undergraduates to Attend Darden

Darden's Future Year Scholars Program allows new college graduates to earn admission to Darden while still pursuing the start of their career.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


MEN MAKE THE MUSIC:USC Annenberg Study Reveals That Women's Voices Are Missing From Popular Charts

The report examines gender and race/ethnicity of artists and content creators across 600 popular songs on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts from 2012 to 2017.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Conservation Efforts Reveal New Details About Alamo Cannons

Texas A&M conservators have revealed new details about two cannons used during the Texas Revolution’s 1836 Battle of the Alamo. The Rio Grande Cannon and Spanish Cannon returned home to the Alamo in San Antonio on Monday after almost four months ...

– Texas A&M University


MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Race at the Movies’ Expert Available

Mark Christian Thompson, a Johns Hopkins University English professor who last semester taught a course “Race at the Movies,” is available to talk to reporters looking for movie analysis and Oscars/Golden Globes commentary.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

Law and Public Policy


Prosecuting Background Check and Straw Purchase Violations Depends on State Laws

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prosecutions in Pennsylvania for violating the state’s straw purchase law increased by nearly 16 times following the 2012 passage of a law requiring a mandatory minimum...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Injury Prevention

Survey Results Show Christians Becoming Less Concerned About the Environment

There has been no "greening of Christianity" among people in the pews, despite efforts by some religious leaders to emphasize environmental stewardship, according to new Indiana University research.

– Indiana University

Environmental Politics, 20-Dec-2017

From the Colonists to Kaepernick--NYU’s “First Amendment Watch” on the History of Symbolic Protest

NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s First Amendment Watch, an online resource offering coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression, explores the history of symbolic protest with “From Liberty Tree to Taking a Knee: ...

– New York University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

E-Cigarettes: Harm Reduction or ‘Gateway’ to New Smokers?

Smoking is an issue that has been at the heart of public health concerns for decades, with many efforts to restrict tobacco sales, tax cigarettes and sometimes hard-hitting campaigns to get people to quit smoking. But if the tobacco control community...

– Texas A&M University


LifeWire Announcements

UC Receives $10 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Advanced Humanities Research

The University of California has received a $10 million matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance collaborative, interdisciplinary humanities research and education throughout the UC system.

– University of California, Irvine

Queen’s University Belfast Announces Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson, who performs as Duke Special, as the first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.

– Queen's University Belfast

UNLV, City of Las Vegas Receive $1.8M from HUD to Remove Lead from Older Homes

UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV Hospitality College Marks 50 Years, Opens State-of-the-Art Academic Building

At the peak of its 50th anniversary, UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality is ringing in the New Year – and the new semester – with the opening of its state-of-the-art academic building, Hospitality Hall.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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Olin College Named One of Princeton Review's 2018 Colleges That Pay You Back

Olin College awarded by the Princeton Review.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Law School Podcasts: Freedom of Speech and Innovation in the Legal Industry

In the 17th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, Dean Daniel Rodriguez takes a closer look at free speech with Martin Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern Law....

– Northwestern University

Exhibits Focus on Black Millennial Self-Representation, Activism

Exhibits highlight black millennial self-representation and student activism

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Phyllis Sharps Earns Diversity in Nursing Award

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, has earned Modern Healthcare’s Diversity in Nursing award. The accolade is part of the organization’s 2018 Excellen...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Launches New Master of Legal Studies Degree Program

The new, three-semester executive master’s degree program is designed for professionals who may benefit from legal training but do not wish to practice as an attorney. The MLS program’s curriculum is structured for working professionals and is de...

– University of Utah

CDC Awards the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health $2.7 Million to Train Undergraduates as Future Public Health Leaders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health to launch a training program that will inspire undergraduate students...

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

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UNM Lobo Men’s and Women’s Basketball Celebrate ‘Lobos Love Pink’ Week

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will hold their ‘Lobos Love Pink’ games during the same week to raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor all those who face it. The games also raise awareness for breast ca...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

ARN Course in Tampa to Focus on Biggest Healthcare Reform of the Century

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is hosting an educational course, the IMPACT Course: Evidence-Based Solutions to Improve Outcomes, in Tampa, February 16-17, at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Northwestern Law, Academic Engagement Network to Host Symposium on Free Speech

Symposium on Free Speech and Campus. Violence and Disruption’ to bring together academics from around the country. Media invited to attend Jan. 25 symposium in Chicago -Media planning on covering discussion must notify Northwestern media relations...

– Northwestern University

New York Times Columnist Charles M. Blow to Give Mlk Keynotes January 25

6 p.m. keynote in Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Noon keynote in Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Media planning on covering must notify Northwestern media relations by Jan. 24.

– Northwestern University





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