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Monday, February 5, 2018

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Bats Cooperative Breeding, Small Changes Cause Big Losses, Rescued Raptors, and More in the Wildfires News Source

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source

– Newswise

Arts and Humanities


Once Homeless, Rutgers Student Becomes a National Science Scholar

Karina Pizzelanti studies medical lab science at Rutgers School of Health Professions

– Rutgers University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

In the first test of detailed consumer-buying habits by categories at more than one chain store selling groceries, a team of business school researchers led by Washington University in St. Louis found that shoppers weren’t monogamist or bigamist bu...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Retailing


Belief in Conspiracy Theories Associated with Vaccine Skepticism

People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F. Kennedy’s assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research published by the Amer...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Health Psychology

Culturally-Adapted Intervention May Help Hispanics with Serious Mental Illness

The first study to examine the initial impact of a culturally-adapted health care manager intervention aimed at helping Hispanics with serious mental illness finds the intervention shows potential for improving their health outcomes.“ ‘Bridges to...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Mental Health Services Research

How Did Our Politics Get Us Here? Sociological Research Provides a Good Answer

At the heart of the matter is a legitimate question that deserves to be considered not only for its importance to Trump’s victory, but also as it relates to many other governments worldwide and throughout history. The pressing question is: How can...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review

Children with Disabilities in West Africa Experience Violence From the Day They Are Born

Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from they day they are born, finds a study published in BMC Public Health by Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of ...

– New York University

BMC Public Health



How Immersive Technology Is Changing the Way CSU Students Learn

Students in education, nursing, astronomy, geology and journalism — to name just a few fields — are using augmented/virtual reality technologies to learn at campuses across the CSU. And, faculty say, they’re loving it.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Project Training Preschool Teachers to Boost Kids' Literacy Expands to More Classrooms

In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in pre-literac...

– University of Kansas


How Does Limited Education Limit Young People?

A recent nationally-representative U.S. Department of Education study found that 28 percent of fall 2009 ninth-graders had not yet enrolled in a trade school or college by February 2016— roughly six-and-a-half years later.

– RTI International

Project Management Lessons From the Launch

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne uses the rollout of to demonstrate essential project management principles.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Make a Game Day Plan for Smart Eating at Your Super Bowl Party

In this feature story, dietitians from LifeBridge Health offer some healthy strategies for those who are concerned about overindulging while watching the big game.

– LifeBridge Health

Law and Public Policy


Landmark Firefighter Health Study Leads to Improved Support

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, has conducted a landmark study into the mental and physical health of its firefighters.

– University of Adelaide

Executive Summary of the MFS Health and Wellbeing Study


Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat i...

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Announcements

Henry James Review to Have New Home at Creighton

Next year, the scholarly journal, Henry James Review, will have a new home at Creighton University. Greg Zacharias, PhD, professor of English and director of the Center for Henry James Studies, will serve as the journal’s new editor.

– Creighton University

McMaster Experts Explain the Mysteries of DNA to the World in a New Massive Online Open Course, or MOOC

Two McMaster University biochemists are working to explain the mysteries of DNA through a novel new public course, called DNA Decoded, which is available to everyone.

– McMaster University

California High Schools Compete in National Ocean Sciences Bowl at CSUMB

Eleven high schools from the Northern and Central California region will face off in the regional component of the 21st annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The com...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Burkhart Center Director Spurs Change Across the State

Since its creation in 2005, Texas Tech University’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has been a leader in training, resources and support. Now, director Wesley Dotson has a chance to impact the way autism services and supports are ...

– Texas Tech University

Genetics Society of America Honors Steven Farber and Jamie Shuda with 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Steven Farber and Jamie Shuda are the recipients of the 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education for their extraordinary contributions to genetics education. Farber is...

– Genetics Society of America

LifeWire Higher Education Events

ACLU’s David Cole on Defending Liberty in An Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year—Feb. 8 at NYU

David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver New York University’s Tony Judt Memorial Lecture, “Defending Liberty in America and Europe in an Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year,” on Thu...

– New York University





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