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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Attitudes of Jewish and Arab Public Concerning Coexistence Deteriorate, but Foundation of Relationships Is Still Firm

Attitudes of Jewish and Arab public concerning coexistence deteriorate, but foundation of relationships is still firm

– University of Haifa


Study: Teaching Students That Intelligence Can Grow with Effort Does Little to Improve Academic Performance

"Growth mindset interventions," do not work for most students in most circumstances, according to a new study co-authored by Case Western Reserve University researchers.

– Case Western Reserve University

Psychological Science

Study Suggests Why Food Assistance for Homeless Young Adults Is Inadequate

Though young homeless adults make use of available food programs, these support structures still often fail to provide reliable and consistent access to nutritious food, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo social work r...

– University at Buffalo

Public Health Nutrition

Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects

In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma – where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic – and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bul...

– University of Delaware

Developmental Review

Asst. Prof. Malisch Offers Solutions to the Conference-Childcare Conundrum as a Mother in Science

Jessica L. Malisch, St. Mary’s College assistant professor of biology, was a member of a working group of academic mothers who, with lead writer Rebecca M. Calisi (University of California), compiled a list of methods for conference organizers to f...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland


Study Finds Differences in How Domestic Violence Victims Seek Help

A study of domestic violence victims finds that Hispanic women seek legal help more often than non-Hispanic white women, and the two groups have different reasons for remaining in abusive relationships.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Violence Against Women, Feb.-2018

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 16:05 ET

Reality Television Played a Key Role in Taking Trump From Apprentice to President

There are many factors that account for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory, but Americans would be doing a disservice to their understanding of the country’s political system by ignoring Trump’s 14-year starring role as a reality...

– University at Buffalo

Research Suggests Creative People Do Not Excel in Cognitive Control

A new study shows that creative people have neither a greater nor lesser ability to override impulses or engage in goal-directed thought.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Uncertainty Leads to Treatment Delays for Young People with Mental Illness

Stigmas, attitudes of self-reliance and misattributing symptoms led a group of young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis to delay seeking treatment, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Psychiatry Services

Software Aims to Reduce Food Waste by Helping Those in Need

An Iowa State University research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.

– Iowa State University

Resources, Conversation and Recycling; Telematics and Informatics

‘Mothers in Medicine’ Provides Guidelines for Navigating Both Medical Careers and Motherhood

The George Washington University's Katherine Chretien, MD, created a guidebook with over a dozen women in medicine, to help those navigating both medical careers and motherhood.

– George Washington University

DHS S&T and HSI Collaborate on Technologies to Save Children from Abuse and Exploitation

S&T and HSI C3 are designing, developing, testing, and integrating new face recognition algorithms that will allow agents to sift through massive amounts of digital data much faster and efficiently than current manual processes.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Babies Who Look Like Their Father at Birth Are Healthier One Year Later

Infants who resemble their father at birth are more likely to spend time together with their father, in turn, be healthier when they reach their first birthday, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State Univers...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Health Economics

Coping with Trauma After Parkland and Other Distressing Episodes

Exposure to trauma is increasingly common among school-aged American students, yet many affected children are not receiving the mental health care that could enable them to heal and thrive. Schools are the most common source of mental health care for...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

American University Professor Launches National Effort to Train Aspiring Black Journalists

Sherri Williams, assistant professor of race media and communication at American University teams with Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and The Nation to launch "Black On Campus," a new effort to train the next generation of blac...

– American University

Money Can Make You Happier — If You Spend it Right

Research by San Francisco State professor Ryan Howell says it’s what we buy that really matters to our well-being.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



​Some Teachers Don’t Talk to Anyone About Violent Incidents

One in five teachers who were the victims of physical or verbal violence at their schools didn’t report the incidents to school administrators, according to a nationwide study.The results showed that significant minorities of teachers who experienc...

– Ohio State University

Social Psychology of Education

Building a Collegiate Debate Dynasty

As the college hoops season heats up for the start of March Madness, basketball isn't the only collegiate competition that fans have their eye on. Debate's national tournament will be held March 23-26, and UNLV’s young debate program is continuing ...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

How Does the UVA Darden Network Work? 3 Stories of Success

When discussing Darden’s unique value proposition, inevitably the conversation turns to the fiercely loyal and mutually supportive group of Darden School of Business and University of Virginia graduates. It’s a network that starts in the classroo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Online Guide Offers Insights, Tool Kit to Help School Districts and Community Organizations Recruit Students for Voluntary Summer Learning Programs

A new summer learning recruitment guide offers guidance and detailed templates that districts and others can use to interest children and families in these programs and encourage their participation.

– Wallace Foundation

Going the Distance

Eight West Virginia University students traveled to the Galapagos Islands January 5-14 to compete at Model UN’s annual international conference.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


10 Tips for a Successful College Visit

March is the month many high schools schedule their spring breaks. Families with college-bound students may be embarking on campus visits, which can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the college search.

– University of Georgia

Pop Culture


Celebrating Champions: New Book Goes Inside Kentucky's 1977–78 Basketball Season

March Madness is upon us, and basketball fans are preparing to root on their favorite teams, while remembering treasured championship moments. In “Forty Minutes to Glory,” Doug Brunk gives fans an inside account of UK’s 1977-78 squad from summe...

– University of Kentucky

Law and Public Policy


Proposition 47 not responsible for recent upticks in crime across California, UCI study says

The implementation of Proposition 47 – which reduced the prison population by charging certain drug and property offenses as misdemeanors rather than felonies – is not responsible for the recent upticks in crime throughout California, according t...

– University of California, Irvine

Criminology & Public Policy, Aug-2017


Envisioning a New Climate-Change Playbook: UVA Darden Convenes Business and Policy Leaders for DC Innovation Summit

To spur thoughtful dialogue and action, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently convened the Jefferson Innovation Summit 2018: Catalyzing Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Tackle Climate Change at the historic Carnegie Institut...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Don’t Talk and Drive

Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Improving the Distribution of Wealth Requires Addressing World Poverty

Political equality and democracy matter, but to improve the global distribution of wealth we must reduce global poverty, according to a new paper from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

LifeWire Announcements

Columbia Takes the Reins on Horse Therapy Program for Vets with PTSD

A horse therapy research program for veterans with PTSD initiated with funding from the Earle I. Mack Foundation will be fully managed by Columbia University.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Babson’s Blended Learning MBA Ranked No. 3 Online MBA In U.S. By Financial Times

Financial Times (FT) ranks Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program No. 3 in the United States and No. 6 worldwide in its 2018 Online MBA ranking.

– Babson College

American University and Special Olympics Collaborate to Advance Research on Disability

American University and Special Olympics Collaborate to Advance Research on Disability

– American University

University of Redlands School of Music launches one-of-a-kind degree

Music students seeking a professional career as a choral musician can soon apply for the one-of-a-kind Master of Music in Vocal Chamber Music beginning in September 2019 at the University of Redlands, a premier private liberal arts and professional u...

– University of Redlands

UVA Darden, The Boston Consulting Group Partner on Digital Transformation Course

The University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business has partnered with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to create a four-week online course on digital transformation. The launch follows last year’s successful collaboration on the Pricing Strategy...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Maryland, Baltimore Starts Police Athletic/Activities League Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore has launched a Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) for kids in W. Baltimore. It is one of only two PAL programs at a university.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Tyrus Miller Is Named Dean of UCI School of Humanities

Distinguished literary scholar and author Tyrus Miller will join the University of California, Irvine as dean of the School of Humanities, effective July 1, 2018. He currently serves as vice provost and dean of graduate studies at UC Santa Cruz.

– University of California, Irvine

Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Curtain Rises on UWM’s Renovated, Updated Mainstage Theatre

A fire in UWM’s Mainstage Theatre caused millions in damage and disrupted productions for almost a year. But it also provided the opportunity to improve the theater in myriad ways, from lighting and acoustics to accessibility and comfort, and it ta...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Wellesley College Presents the First-of-Its-Kind Convening of the World’s Most Influential Voices in African Women’s Leadership

Wellesley College, widely recognized as the world’s premier college for women, will present The African Women’s Leadership Conference, a first-of-its-kind gathering in the United States of some of the most influential voices in African women’s ...

– Wellesley College





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