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Monday, January 29, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Alumni From Britain’s Top Private Schools Are 94 Times More Likely to Reach Elite Positions

The alumni of nine leading private schools are 94 times more likely to reach the most powerful elite positions in British society than those who attended any other school, according to a unique historical analysis of Who’s Who led by researchers at...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review


Is the Battleground State of Colorado Turning Blue?

A new survey by the American Politics Research Lab finds that Coloradans support Dreamers, oppose Trump, and would likely support a Democrat for Congress if elections were held today

– University of Colorado Boulder


UCI-Led Study Identifies Assets, Needs of County’s Fastest-Growing Immigrant Community

Treating Orange County’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities as a monolithic racial group obscures the unique needs of those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable, according to a new study led by University of Calif...

– University of California, Irvine



ACI Unveils ‘Exploration Clean’: Teaching the Chemistry Behind Cleaning

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched “Exploration Clean”, an online experience aimed at teaching middle-school students the science and chemistry behind cleaning. This is the first step in creating a platform containing educational ...

– American Cleaning Institute

2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention


Students Join Quest for New Antibiotics From Soil Bacteria

Sacramento State is joining the push to mitigate one of the world’s most critical public health crises: antibiotic resistance.

– California State University, Sacramento

FSU Professor Offers Students Unique Course on North Korea

This semester, with a new course called “The History of North Korea from Colonial Past to Divided Present,” Culver is working to provide those curious students with an academic opportunity seldom afforded to American undergraduates.

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– Florida State University


UVA Darden Colleagues Carry Late Professor’s Book Over the Finish Line

The late Professor James Rubin’s book, Reset, was published earlier this month after several Darden colleagues pitched in to finish and edit his draft and shepherd it through publication.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How Can an Advisor Help You? Let Us Count the Ways

If you don’t have an academic advisor, get one. And if you have one and haven’t seen her in a while, it’s time to check in. Advising can make all the difference in your success as a student.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Why Some States Develop Innovative Economies, and Others Don’t

A new study finds that state borders matter when it comes to developing innovative businesses. According to the study, states with abundant venture capital, government financing, and robust research universities see a 16-fold increase in product inno...

– University of Iowa

Research Policy, March 2018

The University of Washington's Dan Berger Discusses Excesses of Incarceration in New Book 'Rethinking the American Prison Movement'

Dan Berger of the University of Washington discusses his new book, "Rethinking the American Prison Movement." His co-author is Toussaint Losier of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

– University of Washington

LifeWire Announcements

UIC Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Study How Teachers Learn

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Learning Sciences Research Institute has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant by the James S. McDonnell Foundation through the foundation's initiative to better understand teacher change and teachers as...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Researcher Charts Course for Global Study of Music Education

Hannah Whitehouse EVANSTON - Music started Northwestern University junior Hannah Whitehouse on a path that will take her across the globe to England, Kenya, India, the Philippines and New Zealand on a research mission this summer.This year'...

– Northwestern University

CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Extraordinary Commitment to Student Success

The California State University will honor four faculty and one staff member for their outstanding commitment to student achievement and contributions in their fields with the Wang Family Excellence Awards. As part of their recognition, honorees will...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Two UC San Diego Playwrights Selected for Prestigious New Play Festival

Two new works selected for the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays were written by University of California San Diego playwrights, marking the first time a UC San Diego faculty member and MFA student have had their work featured simulta...

– University of California San Diego

Baylor Honors UCLA Chemistry Professor with $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, as the 2018 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary rew...

– Baylor University

2017 a Banner Year for Academic Programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Programmatic advances in 2017 propel graduate education offered at the only university-level academic medical center in Monmouth County, NJ.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Art Exhibition at Salinas Center for Arts and Culture to Focus on Foster Youth

SEASIDE, Ca., January 26, 2018 – A new exhibition, “LOST CHILDHOODS: Unofficial stories,” opens February 2, 2018 at the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Salinas Center for Arts and Culture from 5-9 p.m. The event, free and open...

– California State University, Monterey Bay





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