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Monday, March 5, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Big Little Representations: How Hollywood Shapes Our Views of Domestic Violence

In her latest book, Diane Shoos examines portrayals of abusive relationships on the Silver Screen that reinforce who and what we believe about domestic violence.

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– Michigan Technological University


New Research Models How Artists Can Benefit from Retaining Equity in Work

What would happen if the artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg had retained 10 percent equity in the artwork sold in the start-up phase of their careers? This question is the focus of a new study from Amy Whitaker, NYU Steinhardt School of Cul...

– New York University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Selfies Drive Self-Image and May Lead Many to Seek Plastic Surgery

Rutgers and Stanford researchers develop new mathematical model to explain how smartphones act as “portable funhouse mirrors”

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

No Laughing Matter, Yet Humor Inspires Climate Change Activism

Melting icecaps, mass flooding, megadroughts and erratic weather are no laughing matter. However, a new study shows that humor can be an effective means to inspire young people to pursue climate change activism. At the same time, fear proves to be an...

– Cornell University

Journal of Communication, Feb - 2018

They Grin, You Bear It. Research Reveals Physical Impact of a Smile

Research led by Jared Martin, a psychology graduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shows that smiles meant to convey dominance are associated with a physical reaction — a spike in stress hormones — in their targets. On the othe...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientific Reports

Hold Hands to Ease a Lover’s Pain and Your Brains Couple Up Too, New Study Shows

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Enrichment Program Boosts STEM for Black Students but Leaves Latinos Behind

In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline – in high school, when students’ commitment to STEM ...

– Cornell University

Research in Higher Education, Jan 2018


Something Special Brewing in New Darden Club

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has dozens of student-run clubs, with areas of focus ranging from professional sectors like consulting and finance to affinity clubs like Graduate Women in Business and those focused on athletic pu...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


March Madness: DePaul University Math Prof Talks Longshot Odds of Picking Perfect Bracket

As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to win Powerba...

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– DePaul University

Law and Public Policy


Media Advisory: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University public safety leadership professor concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.

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– Johns Hopkins University


Just Conservation: Environmental Issues and Social Justice Commingle

Social justice and environmental conservation are considered great values in our society. However, in some conservation efforts, conflicts arise. A team led by Michigan Technological University explore ethical frameworks to resolve these conflicts.

– Michigan Technological University

Biological Conservation, Feb-2018

Companies Have Little Incentive to Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment

New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.

– Vanderbilt University

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Will Trump Admin Tax Cuts Lead to More Hiring, Increased Wages? Not According to UVA Darden CFO Roundtable Members

CFOs from leading publicly traded and private equity-held companies based in the Washington, D.C., region shared their insights on Trump's tax stimulus package and its impact as part of the Top-of-Mind topic — It’s All About the Stimulus — at t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcements

Rutgers School of Public Health Appoints Urban-Global Chair

Dr. Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH, will join the Rutgers School of Public Health as the Chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health in April.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 07:00 ET

UIC Forms Partnership with Central Intelligence Agency

The University of Illinois at Chicago has launched a new partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency that will enhance student career opportunities at the university, officials recently announced.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Centers’ Spring 2018 Program Series Celebrates ‘Spaces for Wellness’

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change announce its spring 2018 program series events.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Study Looks to Help More New Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Backed by a $3.6 million National Institutes of Health grant, a Michigan State University researcher is looking to reduce postpartum depression by expanding a preventative program that has already shown it can cut the postpartum depression rate in ha...

– Michigan State University

UNC Charlotte Names Mike Hill of the University of Florida as 49ers Athletics Director

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois has announced the appointment of Mike Hill as the next Director of Athletics at UNC Charlotte. Hill, currently Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at the University of Florida, will assume his resp...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The CSU’s New Data Center: A Win for Students and Campuses

The recently upgraded center ensures the CSU's 23 campuses can be nimble and responsive to the changing needs of their students, faculty and staff.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

New Faculty-in-Residence Ben Gorvine Named to Join Willard Hall

Psychology Professor Benjamin Gorvine has been named Faculty-in-Residence at the newly renovated Willard Hall and brings a wealth of experience from earlier roles at Northwestern to his new position, which starts in fall 2018.

– Northwestern University

Significant Growth Expected with Eight More Innovation Campus Projects

Eight significant projects are being built, planned or discussed for the east side of the Wichita State University campus.

– Wichita State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Gonzaga Presidential Speaker Series Welcomes ‘Me Too’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke, Journalist Ronan Farrow April 20

Gonzaga University proudly announces that New York activist Tarana Burke, originator of the “Me Too" movement, and journalist Ronan Farrow, who helped break the story exposing multiple accusations of assault and harassment by Hollywood producer Har...

– Gonzaga University





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