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Arts and Humanities


Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

A collaborative group of researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy recently to digitally map an entire portion of the city — complete with historic architecture, expansive murals and stunning works of art. Dig...

– University of California San Diego

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Study at the University of Haifa: Our Handwriting Reveals Our Mood

Using a unique computerized system to locate minute changes in handwriting, researchers at the University of Haifa managed to identify differences between people in various moods. The goal: to create an objective index of mood independent of the indi...

– University of Haifa


Universal Basic Income Policies Don’t Cause People to Leave Workforce, Study Finds

New research from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy suggests that a universal basic income would not cause people to leave the workforce.

– University of Chicago

NBER, February 2018


One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain’s Ability to Focus

Researchers at the University of Arkansas and the Ministry of Education of China studied expert and non-expert video game players and observed that both groups showed an increase in visual selective attention after only one hour of video game play.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 13-Feb-2018 at 05:00 ET

March Madness Mentality: Faced with Chance to Win, Most Coaches Go for Tie

When faced with a choice between a “fast” option that offers a greater chance of ultimate victory but also a significant chance of immediate defeat, and a “slow” option with both a lower chance of winning and a lesser chance of immediate defe...

– Cornell University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Jan-2018

Love and Courtship in the Digital Age

More than 20 years later, platforms for pairing up – and the attitudes toward those who use them – have changed considerably. But is the proliferation of dating sites and mobile apps altering our courtship experiences and long-term relationships?...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University


Lead Us Not Into Temptation; Predictors for Infidelity and Divorce Highlighted in New Research

New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships.

– Florida State University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Too Much TV at Age 2 Makes for Less Healthy Adolescents

Skipping breakfast, eating junk food and doing less well in school might all result from watching TV too young, study finds.

– Universite de Montreal

Preventative Medicine, Feb. 7, 2018

New University of North Florida Poll Shows Florida Governor Candidates Lack Name Recognition

The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll that reveals an overwhelming lack of name recognition among Democratic candidates and Republican candidates running for Florida governor. The survey also shows that a m...

– University of North Florida

Database Will Help Build Foundation for Steganalysis of Forensic Evidence

There is no good way for forensic investigators to detect if a digital photo or file contains a hidden message in a criminal case. Developing a tool to assist in these cases is why an Iowa State University research team is taking thousands of photos ...

– Iowa State University



UA Little Rock Team Attends Global Clinton Initiative University

Three University of Arkansas at Little Rock students attended the Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 13-15 at Northeastern University in Boston to discuss their design of a water pump to provide clean drinking water to a rural village in Haiti...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

5 Factors That Fuel Income Inequality

Professor Peter Belmi discusses his five most interesting findings with regard to his research on income inequality.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


2018 Economic Forecast: Does Steady Growth Obscure a Shaky Foundation?

Darden Professor Alan Beckenstein and colleague Nick Sargen, a Darden lecturer, offer their projections for the U.S. economy in the coming year. Their remarks were delivered at an event hosted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management and th...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Teens Post Online Content to Appear Interesting, Popular and Attractive, UCI Study Finds

Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and links to post on Facebook and Instagram, according to a recent study from the University of California, Irvine. Content that makes them ...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Research on Adolescence, Feb-2018

“Cal Poly Taught Me to Focus on My Values and What I Want to Get Out of My Career.”

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is giving graduate student Iris Huang the knowledge, skills and connections to succeed in one of today’s hottest fields: data analytics.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer

Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


This Valentine’s Day, Speak The Language Of Flowers

While it would be easy to buy a dozen roses to profess your love to a significant other this Valentine’s Day, understanding the language of flowers could help you take your floral overture to the next level.

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

– Texas A&M University

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how commun...

– University of Kansas


How Much Did African-Americans Shape President Lincoln’s Views?

EVANSTON - First published in 1942, “They Knew Lincoln” by John E. Washington (1880-1964) sold out quickly and was never reprinted. The author, a pioneering of Black dentist who was also a public school teacher, delved into the question of how mu...

– Northwestern University


UCI-Led Study Identifies ‘Hot Spots’ of Water Quality Violations

While serious violations like those in the Flint, Michigan, crisis are rare, ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water poses challenges for communities across the country, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine....

– University of California, Irvine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Feb-2018

New Report on MS13: How the World's Most Notorious Street Gang Defies Logic, Resists Destruction

A new report by InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) reveals new details about MS13 and the way this gang operates. The report also provides policy recommendations for eradicating MS13.

– American University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Urges Defeat of Bill to Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

The American Psychological Association called on the House of Representatives to reject a bill that would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act, our nation’s foremost civil rights law for persons with disabilities. The bill, H.R. 620, the ADA...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Academy of Home Care Medicine Applauds Extension of Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds Congressional leaders for including a two-year extension of the successful Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by the President.

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

To Prevent Cyberattacks, Paper Suggests Agency Similar to National Transportation Safety Board

After arguably the worst year ever for cyberattacks and data breaches, Indiana University research suggests it may be time to create an independent cybersecurity agency board comparable in approach to the National Transportation Safety Board that inv...

– Indiana University

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Opposes Cuts to the Healthcare Workforce and Education in President's FY 2019 Budget

President Trump released the Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget yesterday, which proposes sweeping cuts to certain federal programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education. The American Asso...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Olympic Medal-Winning Luge Sled has Clarkson Technology Behind It

A couple of Clarkson University Professors helped to create a portion of the sled Chris Mazdzer rode to his silver-medal finish on Sunday.

– Clarkson University

LifeWire Announcements

Media Invited to Register for 2018 Annual Meeting of Education Researchers

The American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AERA Annual Meeting

American University Appoints Traevena Byrd as General Counsel

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today she has appointed Traevena Byrd as vice president and general counsel, effective April 9, 2018.

– American University

Students Help Organize Event to Support Persons with Disabilities

During the first week of spring semester, a group of Swarthmore students used putt-putt golf and animal fun to help raise close to $11,000 for local persons with disabilities.

– Swarthmore College

Black History Month at UIC

The theme for UIC’s Black History Month 2018 is “Blacknificent” and features a keynote conversation with actress Yara Shahidi.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New Book Raises Questions About Citizen Input in Government Contracting

Taxpayer dollars fund a variety of important public programs, including many that are delivered by private contractors, but citizens often are not involved enough in shaping these contracts, according to a new book by Kristina Lambright, associate p...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Citizen Participation in the Age of Contracting

UVA Darden Executive Education, Olympic Rower Challenge Team Dynamics in New Washington DC Area Program

Darden Executive Education is launching an innovative new team development program in the Washington, D.C., area. Aligning Teams for Growth and Change brings together high-performance individuals for workshop-based learning that focuses on tackling a...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Northwestern Law Team Wins Regional Trial Championship

CHICAGO - A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Bartlit Center trial team won the Midwest regional of the National Trial Competition over the weekend for the third year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years.

– Northwestern University

IMSA President Finalist for Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award

The Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award honors exemplary performance and excellence in school leadership of a Pre-K through 12th grade principal or head of school from the Chicagoland area. Dr. Torres is one of seven school leaders who will be recogni...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Seattle Times Reporters Win USC Annenberg’s 2018 Selden Ring Award

Mike Baker and Justin Mayo of the Seattle Times have won the 2018 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series “Quantity of Care.”

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

CSUMB and Monterey Jazz Festival Enter Educational Partnership in 2018

New Program Kicks Off March 5 with Tia Fuller and Marcie Chapa at CSUMB’s World Theater SEASIDE, Ca., February 6, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and Monterey Jazz Festival have entered a new educational partnership that ...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

U of A Researchers Receive Grant to Study Domestic Terrorism Patterns

Researchers from the University of Arkansas' Terrorism Research Center are using Risk Terrain Modeling to investigate links between terrorism events and their precursors.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

LifeWire Marketplace

Religion and Power: Race in the Church

Korie Edwards, associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, talks about how race and power structures are perceived in churches, and also how religion plays a role among youth.

– Ohio State University

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