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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Dispels Notion Social Media Displaces Human Contact

New study shows use of social media does not reduce face-to-face contact with friends, family

– University of Kansas

Information, Communication & Society, Feb-2018

Higher Income Level Linked to Police Use of Force Against Black Women

Black women with higher incomes are more likely to experience a forceful police interaction during a traffic stop, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We found that the likelihood of exposure to each type ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research

UNLV Study Finds No Testosterone Changes in Esports Gamers

Players of the competitive esports video game League of Legends showed no change in testosterone during game play, UNLV researchers have found.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

journal Computers in Human Behavior


Romantic Relationships Buffer Gay and Lesbian Youth From Psychological Distress

Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study co...

– Northwestern University

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Study Shows Options to Decrease Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes for Adolescent Drivers

Driving assessments and experience in diverse driving situations could lead to fewer crashes among young drivers.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Adolescent Health, Feb-2018

How to Talk to Children About Scary World Events

Physician gives tips on how to have difficult conversations about world tragedies (i.e., shootings).

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– Loyola University Health System



University of Chicago to Host 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

The University of Chicago and President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Foundation’s 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting October 19-21, 2018.

– University of Chicago

11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting October 19-21, 2018

Using Data to Reduce Time to Degree

CSU Launches Innovative Student Success Analytics Certificate Program with Support from New Grant

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Remember Me

How do you explain to a child that Grandpa or Grandma has Alzheimer’s disease?

– UCLA School of Nursing

The World’s Greatest Grandpa — A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.

Policy Suggestions to Boost STEM Education

Wichita State University President John Bardo provided testimony to the committee on Science Space and Technology about what WSU is doing to improve STEM education and to more closely tie the university's educational approach to the needs of area emp...

– Wichita State University

Insights on Innovation in Energy, Humanitarian Aid Highlight UVA Darden’s Net Impact Week

The energy sector appears ripe for the sort of disruption that has upended scores of traditional industries, although entrenched interests and incumbents are clinging to traditional sources and models.This insight came during a clean energy panel dis...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Award-Winning Journalist to Discuss '#MeToo Moment'

E.J. Graff, award-winning journalist, commentator and author focused on gender, sexuality and social justice, will give a lecture at Northwestern’s Evanston campus on the rise of the #MeToo movement.Graff’s talk will take place 4 p.m. Monday, Feb...

– Northwestern University

Law and Public Policy


Climate Change Planning Underway for Central Ohio

A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.

– Ohio State University


Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know

As states legalize medical or recreational marijuana, employers, employees and unions are asking how to keep people safe in the workplace.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

U.S. Government Failure to Prevent Gun-Related Violence May Violate International Human Rights

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law students will conduct in-depth research examining U.S. government responses to gun violence and whether they violate America’s obligations under international human rights law.The research project is...

– Washington University in St. Louis

LifeWire Announcements

Amherst College Wins $500K Mellon Grant to Support Humanities Students and Diversity in Higher Ed

The grant will be used to attract and prepare Amherst students from underrepresented groups for graduate study and academic positions in the humanities, and contribute to the Mellon Foundation’s mission to diversify the faculty ranks of American co...

– Amherst College

UVA Darden School Partners with Tom Tom Founders Festival to Spark Innovation in Small Cities

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced its partnership with the Tom Tom Founders Festival is continuing into its seventh year. The festival — a celebration of innovators, visionaries and artists — will take place in ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Lawrence Venuti Wins Global Humanities Translation Prize

EVANSTON - Northwestern University Press and the University’s Global Humanities Initiative have selected Lawrence Venuti as the winner of the second annual $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize for a translation-in-progress of a global literar...

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center—Feb. 23-May 4


– New York University

Students Create App for Arezzo, Italy

Ahead of guiding University of Oklahoma students through their study-abroad journey in Arezzo, Italy, program facilitators Randa Shehab and Zahed Siddique wanted a way for them to make a difference for Norman’s sister city.

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering





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