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Arts and Humanities


Too Few Women and Native People in Entertainment, Say CSU Professors

When the 90th Academy Awards take place this Sunday, March 4, audiences will no doubt hear about not just the cinematic achievements of the past year but also the strides made in building more diversity in entertainment. And while there has been p...

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– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Sound as Social Practice

The University of California San Diego Department of Music is well known for its emphasis on experimental music and sound in composition, performance and scholarship, and brings this to the forefront at a special two-day conference March 2-3. “Soni...

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Extra Sunlight in Late Summer, Early Fall Could Help Stave Off Flu, Study Finds

People getting more rays of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D — in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas economi...

– University of Kansas

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper

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Image Conscious People Are More Likely to Give to Crowdfunding Campaigns

People who are more image conscious tend to support more crowdfunding campaigns according to a new study. The research, from the University of Portsmouth, says that funders who have a public profile containing a photo are more likely to be image cons...

– University of Portsmouth

Computers in Human Behavior Volume 83, June 2018, Pages 45-55


For Girls Who Mature Early, Psychological Problems Last Into Adulthood

Tracking nearly 8,000 girls from adolescence through their late 20s – far longer than other studies have – a Cornell University researcher says girls who get their periods earlier than peers are likely to experience depression and antisocial beha...

– Cornell University


Study: Brain Stimulation Helps Younger, Not Older, Adults' Memory

A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that while the younger adults showed memory improvement from transcranial direct current stimulation, the older adults did not.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences


Does Medical Expansion Improve Population Health?

The escalating influence of modern biomedical conceptions of health and illness now dominate healthcare delivery. A new study finds that this expanding “medical industrial complex” is not straightforwardly responsible for improved life expectanc...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 03:05 ET

UCI-Led Study Links Racial Discrimination to Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Racial discrimination can have serious health consequences. A new study led by the University of California, Irvine has found that more self-reported incidents among black and Latino adults corresponded to higher blood pressure levels, putting these ...

– University of California, Irvine

Ethnicity & Health, Jan-2018

A Better Way for Families to Care for the Dying

Rutgers palliative care expert Judy Barberio gives patients and their families strategies on how to ease the transition to end-of-life care

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


How Do Your FRIENDS Plan to Vote?

Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?

– Santa Fe Institute

Nature Human Behavior

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Perceptions of Old Age Change as We Age

Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans ...

– Michigan State University

Frontiers in Psychology

Upstanding by Design: How Social Networking Sites Can Crack Down on Cyberbullying

What prompts some people to intervene in cyberbullying, while others just stand idly by? A Cornell University research team has discovered a way to encourage people to intervene – and it can be built right into the design of social networking sites...

– Cornell University

National Science Foundation.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors Offer Insights on Cognitive Science

Sergei Nirenburg, professor and head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was the guest editor of the Winter 2017 edition of AI magazine, the official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artifi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)



Can a Website Close the Gender Pay Gap?

Wellesley College is launching a website that just might help get women closer to closing the gender wage gap—by leveraging the College’s singular career education model and its network of women, widely acknowledged as the most powerful women’s...

– Wellesley College

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AACSB Recognizes Clarkson University Alum and Ravenwood Golf Club Owner, David D. Reh as 2018 Influential Leader

Clarkson Alum David Reh is recognized as an influential leader.

– Clarkson University

CSU's Educational Opportunity Program Levels the Playing Field

College wasn’t always in the cards for Jevon Wilkes, having grown up in a group home within the Department of Children and Family Services in East Los Angeles. It wasn’t until high school that Wilkes began to become aware of opportunities that wo...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


How Do Teachers Integrate STEM into K-12 Classrooms?

New teaching standards like the Next Generation Science Standards call for weaving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into classrooms better. What makes this integration effective?

– Michigan Technological University

International Journal of STEm Education; NSF DRL-1238140

Art Students to Physicians: Don’t Forget Why You Love Being a Doctor!

The Pennsylvania Medical Society teams up with students from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design for new campaign to remind physicians why they became doctors.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society


Experts at DePaul University Available to Comment on Illinois Political Races

As Illinois voters prepare for state primary races March 20, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary. Their expertise includes self-funded campaigns, the influence of national politics on local races, endorse...

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– DePaul University

Law and Public Policy


FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Ban on Assault-Style Rifles, Universal Background Checks and Raising Age to Buy Guns

In the wake of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at a South Florida high school, a vast majority of Floridians support stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles, universal background checks and raising t...

– Florida Atlantic University


True Public Health Reform Must Address Poverty, Baylor University Epidemiologist Says

Despite the debate over the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — and the perception that it transformed the nation’s public health system, the legislation did little to impact or advance public health, according to Baylor University epidemi...

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– Baylor University

Global Advances in Health and Medicine

LifeWire Announcements

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education receives $100,000 Eberly Foundation grant to expand WVUteach program

Through WVUteach, the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education is set to produce nearly 25 STEM teachers each year, accelerating the pace of placing certified teachers in vacant West Virginia classrooms. A $100,000 grant from ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Obama Foundation and University of Chicago Announce Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders from Around the World

Today, the Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago announced the Obama Foundation Scholars Program, a new program at the Harris School of Public Policy to support the next generation of leaders making an impact on issues in their communities a...

– University of Chicago

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Darnall Army Medical Center to Receive USU Excellence in Teaching Award

The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, will be recognized for its superior clinical training of military medical students and graduate nursing students in a ceremony Feb. 28.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and Georgetown University Launch Research, Education Collaboration

A new collaboration established between Georgetown University and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research aims to expand both institutions’ research and training missions in the biomedical sciences.

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

A pharmaceutical sciences doctoral student studying results of weight-reduction surgery delivered the top presentation at North Dakota State University's Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies ...

– North Dakota State University

University of Redlands Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities

The Peace Corps announced this week that the University of Redlands ranked No. 4 among small schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 14 Bulldogs currently volunteering worldwide.

– University of Redlands

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Preserving Consumer Access in Pharmaceuticals Marketplace Is Topic of Symposium at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will host an all-day symposium March 19 on preserving consumer access in the complex pharmaceuticals marketplace. The event, to be held at Carey’s Harbor East campus, is directed by Stacey B. Lee, a Carey as...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Annual EPIIC Symposium to Feature Leading Diplomats, Scholars on the Fate of the Liberal World Order

Diplomats, scholars and activists from across the globe, including United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, former Foreign Minister of Poland Radoslaw Sikorski, and former Canadian Justice Minister Allan Rock, will gather at Tufts U...

– Tufts University

The 33rd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

Boston University Questrom School Dean to Speak at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Graduation

.Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s graduation ceremony, Tuesday, May 22, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School





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