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Arts and Humanities


UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means...

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Violent Video Games May Serve as an Outlet for Aggression, Not a Precursor, Says Virginia Tech Expert

According to a recent study published in Violence and Gender video games decrease the likelihood of producing hate material online and researcher Jim Hawdon says “this finding suggests that violent video games may serve as an outlet for aggression,...

– Virginia Tech


Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds

A new study shows that individuals who possess high primary psychopathic characteristics appear to have distinct advantages over those who don’t, when working for an abusive supervisor.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Business Ethics

Infant Skull Binding Shaped Identity, Inequality in Ancient Andes

The idea of binding and reshaping a baby’s head may make today’s parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage.

– Cornell University

Current Anthropology, Feb-2018

UCI Professor Finds New Digital Divide Threatening Well-Being of Low-Income Teens

In one sense, the digital divide between teenagers from different socio-economic backgrounds is narrowing: All increasingly have access to technologies such as smartphones and computers. But a new digital divide appears to be emerging over the types ...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature, Feb-2018


Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

Republicans who believe that God is very involved with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study. Meanwhile, Democrats who see God as a strict father t...

– Baylor University

Sociological Forum

Hitting Rock Bottom After Job Loss Can Be Beneficial, Study Shows

Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

– University of Notre Dame


College Roommates Underestimate Each Other’s Distress, New Psychology Research Shows

College roommates are sensitive to their roommates’ distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others.

– New York University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

Study Shows Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol Is a Risky Behavior

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psy...

– University at Buffalo

Addictive Behaviors

What Women Want-- How Personal Desire Impacts Pressure for Sex

New research finds young women who value their own desires as much as their partner's, are less likely to engage in unwanted sexual activity.

– Vanderbilt University

Sexuality & Culture



Darden Capital Management Assets Under Management Pass $15 Million

Darden Capital Management, which is entirely student-run and available as both a club and an independent study course, offers Darden students an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity in the field of investment management. Students actively m...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

14 Courses on 5 Continents Highlight Spring Global Learning Opportunities at UVA Darden

Global course offerings at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business are known as Darden Worldwide courses, and they will live up to their name this spring as students learn on five continents via 14 global learning opportunities in March ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Iowa State Honors Seminar Deepens Understanding of Global Problems, Encourages Action

Students in Jean-Pierre Taoutel’s honors seminar, “That’s Me in the Corner,” are thinking critically about global problems and how to help solve them. Students in Iowa State University’s Honors Program enroll in these one- or two-credit spe...

– Iowa State University

Researcher Identifies Ways to Break the Bias of STEM Stereotypes

Women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM, according to a researcher at Missouri...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Want a Great Employee? Hire a Liberal Arts Major

In his new book, San José State business professor Randall Stross makes the case for humanities graduates as among the most versatile and flexible workers.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

In his long career, the evangelical preacher Billy Graham — who died Feb. 21 at age 99 — offered one piece of advice that may be especially relevant to men in the current age of #MeToo sexual harassment scandals — never dine, drink or spend tim...

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– Washington University in St. Louis


NBC's Primetime Olympic Broadcast Features More Male Athletes by Significant Margin

NBC's primetime broadcast of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games has highlighted men's events significantly more than women's events, according to research co-conducted by the University of Delaware.

– University of Delaware

Comic Book Expert Calls ‘Black Panther’ a ‘Cultural Milestone’ for Genre

Part of the reason Marvel’s “Black Panther” has seen so much success is because it came along at the right time both culturally and politically, said Blair Davis, an associate professor of media and cinema studies in DePaul University’s Colle...

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– DePaul University

Law and Public Policy


How The "I Approve" Tagline Boosts Nasty Political Ads

New research co-authored by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher finds that adding the required "I approve this message" tagline to negative campaign ads makes them more credible.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Journal of Marketing Research, Feb-2018


Assassination of Political Leaders Connected to Increase in Social Conflict

An increase in social conflict increases the likelihood of assassinations of political leaders, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Leadership Quarterly, Feb-2018

Book Looks at How 2016 Election Changed the Rules of Political Communication

The midterm election may signal more than a change of direction in Washington, said Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. It also may determine if 2016 was an anomaly or the new norm for future ...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Political Marketing; An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign


Incentive Reform Key to Racial Equity in America’s Cities

Tax increment financing (TIF) and other development incentives have become American cities’ primary means of encouraging local economic development. A new study by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that TIF incentives cou...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Urban Affairs

LifeWire Announcements

Temple Ranks Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students

Joining prestigious research universities such as Brown, Cornell, Harvard and NYU, Temple recently ranked among the institutions that produced the most participants in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

– Temple University

WVU Students Selected for Legislative Internships

Eleven students from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University have been selected to intern at the West Virginia State Legislature this semester.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Saint Louis University Announces Second Major Gift from Chaifetz Family, Naming Chaifetz School of Business in Honor of $27 Million Total Contribution

Saint Louis University announced today that SLU alumnus and trustee Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and his wife Jill Chaifetz have increased their giving to $27 million, including $15 million to the University’s business school. In 2007, the couple provid...

– Saint Louis University

Rabbi Abraham Skorka Named University Professor at Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University’s Institute fo...

– Saint Joseph's University

McCombs School of Business to Offer Entrepreneurship Minor

Starting Fall 2018, the McCombs School of Business will offer a cross-campus entrepreneurship minor option to all undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Real Talk: A View From the Obama White House

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management will host a star-packed panel of former Obama administration officials Tuesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the forces that shape the nation’s executive branch.The panel, moderated by alumna Dorothy ...

– Northwestern University





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