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Monday, March 12, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


SDSU Alumni Win Big at Academy Awards with ‘Coco’

San Diego State alumnus Lalo Alcaraz, who acted as cultural consultant on the film, says the charming tale about Dia de Los Muertos could be a game-changer for diversity.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Long-term Residents of East Austin Report Loss of Community Amid Gentrification

Those who have withstood the test of gentrification to East Austin’s historically black neighborhoods hold overall negative views of the changes they believe disrupted the area’s sense of community, according to urban policy researchers at The Un...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


A Combination of Personality Traits Might Make You More Addicted to Social Networks

As social networking companies feel the heat to create a more socially responsible and positive experience for their millions of users, new research out of Binghamton University, State University of New York explores how the interaction of personalit...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

51st Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Jan-2018

includes video


Could Living at High Altitude Increase Suicide Risk? Evidence Suggests Possible Treatments, Reports Harvard Review of Psychiatry

High-altitude areas—particularly the US intermountain states—have increased rates of suicide and depression, suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry


Consumers Find Objective, Comprehensive Grocery Reviews Helpful

When you go online, do you want a flowery review of groceries, or do you want a write-up that’s more straightforward and factual? A new University of Florida study shows consumers find the “just-the-facts” approach more useful.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Regional levels of Fear Associated with Trump and Brexit Votes, Psychology Study Shows

Unlike previous elections, fear and worry played a heavy hand in both the 2016 Donald Trump and “Brexit” elections, changing the script on how personality shapes political behavior, according to an international psychological study on voting beha...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Game Reduces Hyperactivity and Delinquent Behavior in Children

A game that encourages good behavior, positive reinforcement and self-regulation can keep children on task and out of trouble, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.

– University of Georgia

Prevention Science

Strong Relationships in Midlife May Offset Health Risks Associated with Victims of Childhood Abuse

Research has linked childhood abuse to many adverse health outcomes in adulthood, including premature mortality, but according to new Northwestern University research, supportive relationships in midlife can partly compensate for the mortality risks ...

– Northwestern University

Nature Human Behaviour

Study: Self-Esteem Affects the Benefits of Writing About Bias

Expressive autobiographical writing is similar to journaling, but isn’t necessarily a long-term endeavor. It helps organize thoughts, aids in the search for meaning and can place events within a life’s context – and there are documented health ...

– University at Buffalo

Personality and Individual Differences



With a Country, a Sport and a College in Common, Darden Student Becomes ‘Big Brother’ to UVA Hoops Star

Darden School of Business First Year Mamadi Diane, a former UVA basketball player, and current UVA hoops star Mamadi Diakite discuss how the two have become like brothers.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Marriott CFO Offers UVA Darden Students 10 Keys to a Successful Career

Speaking at the Darden School of Business at a Leadership Speaker Series event, Marriott CFO Leeny Oberg told Darden students to make sure their chosen company was a good fit for their values along with other valuable insights to a successful career....

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Poll Finds Majority Believe Immigration Has a Positive Effect on the U.S.

The Dominguez Poll, a survey undertaken by California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and its Urban Community Research Center to gauge the opinions of residents within the university’s service area on a variety of national topics, found t...

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Law and Public Policy


Tariffs and Manufacturing Experts, Russian Relations, Fighting Fake News, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Policy Brief Outlines How to Eliminate the Need for Fish Consumption Advisories in the Great Lakes

Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) make their way into Great Lakes fish. Chronic exposure is a problem for fish-reliant Indigenous communities; they aske...

– Michigan Technological University

NSF ICER-1313755; Eliminating the Need for Fish Consumption Advisories in the Great Lakes Region

LifeWire Announcements

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Awards High School Students in Underserved Communities with Culinary Scholarships for Original Recipes with Grains

High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future chefs faced a challenge recently in the nationwide 2018 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. Winners have been announced and will rec...

– Monday Campaigns

UC San Diego Philosophy Department Ranked Top 20 in the Nation

Based in part on an exceptional faculty with broad strengths in the philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and ethics, the University of California San Diego Department of Philosophy increased its international prestige by ...

– University of California San Diego

Babson College Co-Hosts Ashoka U Exchange 2018

Babson College has partnered with Ashoka U to co-host the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange on April 5-7, 2018 in Boston, MA. As one of the original Changemaker Campuses, Babson continues its commitment to social innovation by bringing the Ashoka U Exchange to...

– Babson College

2018 Ashoka U Exchange

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Team Named Regional Winners in 2018 Case Competition

A team comprised of students from the Lally School of Management and the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently brought home the top honor from the 2018 APICS Case Competition regional held in Parsippany, New Jersey. Spons...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Iowa State Architecture Team Wins Award for Use of Masonry to Cool Buildings

An innovative way to cool buildings using 3D-printed ceramics has earned an Iowa State University architecture team an award in masonry design and construction.

– Iowa State University

Northwestern Launches Faculty Experts Hub and @NUSources on Twitter

Today Northwestern University launched two new digital platforms, Faculty Experts Hub and @NUSources, to give reporters and editors easy access to professors who can share quotes and insights on the biggest breaking news topics of the day.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Metropolitan Museum of Art President and CEO Will Give Ithaca College Commencement Address

Metropolitan Museum of Art President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Weiss has been selected to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 20. Weiss will also be awarded an honorary Doctor of Lette...

– Ithaca College

LifeWire Marketplace

Fly in 4 Helps Students Fly in Three

More than 100 students who have participated in the Fly in 4 program have graduated early.

– Temple University





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