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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Collet Book Explores Schools’ Potential for Helping Immigrants Assimilate

Dr. Bruce Collet, associate professor at Bowling Green State University School, sees the important role public schools have in acculturating immigrants into their new societies. In his new book, "Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democrat...

– Bowling Green State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Students Who Are Old for Their Grade More Likely to Enroll in College

WASHINGTON -- Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll in college than their younger peers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association....

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Educational Psychology

Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 09:00 ET


While A Candidate’s Voice Pitch Sways Voters, It Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

Individuals with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Evolution and Human Behavior

New Research Shows What We Know (and Don't) About Serial Rapists

New research from Case Western Reserve University has experts re-thinking what was previously believed about the patterns of serial rapists—that they don’t stick with the same modus operandi.

– Case Western Reserve University


Why Did Donald Trump Win? New Study Suggests Voter Values Are Key

A Texas Tech University psychologist says Trump’s ideals counted more than his party affiliation for those who supported him.

– Texas Tech University

Personality and Individual Differences

Do Your Share: Perception of Fair Division of Housework Linked to Better Sex Among Married Individuals in Midlife

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University. FSU Sociology Professor Anne Barrett and her for...

– Florida State University

Social Forces

Don’t Talk and Drive: Examination of Nearly 100 Prior Studies on Cell Phone Use in Cars Underscores Hazards

In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers’ use of c...

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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

How to Stop a Bully: A Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers

Doctoral student Jonathan Adams offers tips to identify and address bullying based on psychology research.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



How to Win Big with Summer Interns

The tight labor market combined with a positive economic outlook are making recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent more challenging. Summer internships for college students are win-win when organizations teach students about their work environme...

– Wake Forest University

Q&A: Al Ashley Reflects on His Efforts to Diversify SLAC and Beyond

An award-winning mentor and networking guru, Al Ashley has placed thousands of underrepresented minority students in science and engineering summer research programs.

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Women Veterans of the CSU

Student-veterans and current members of the United States military and their dependents face a unique set of challenges when attending college. Every CSU campus is committed to supporting these nontraditional students and provides benefits and resour...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Study: College Course Evaluations Biased in Favor of Male Faculty Members

When teaching identical online courses, a woman receives harsher comments and lower scores than a man.

– Texas Tech University

Political Science and Politics

Physics Student Helps Build Asteroid-Ramming Spacecraft

If NASA someday needs to crash a spacecraft into an approaching asteroid to keep it from hitting Earth, Sacramento State student Elizabeth Gabler will have played a role in keeping her fellow humans safe.

– California State University, Sacramento

“San Francisco Is a Diverse Place in Thought and Ethnicity.”

Dr. Vincent Matthews’ time at San Francisco State University gave him exactly what he needed to get his dream job – head of the school district in which he was once a student.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Two Behaviors Linked to High School Dropout Rates

The factors that may lead to a student's decision to leave school are complex, but a new study from the University of Georgia sheds light on how two behaviors-aggression and weak study skills-contribute to the problem.

– University of Georgia

Journal of School Health

Law and Public Policy


Could Anti-Trump Sentiment Mobilize African-American Voters in 2018?

African-American voters who dislike and feel threatened by Donald Trump and his presidency are much more likely to vote and to engage with politics, according to new research from California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Washing...

– University of Washington

Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Entrepreneurship and the US Economy: Concerns and Implications

Sean Carr, Ph.D., executive director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation interviews John Haltiwanger of the University of Maryland and the National Bureau of Economic Research to discuss entrepreneurship, the U.S. econo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UWM Scholar Explores the Mysteries of Russia and Putin

On March 18, Russian voters will head to the polls for their seventh presidential election since 1990. Reuter, who holds a senior research appointment with the Moscow-based International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, shared h...

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Mexico Well Ahead of U.S. in LGBT Rights

Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT right...

– University of Vermont

State Politics and Policy Quarterly

LifeWire Announcements

CSU Student Newspapers Take Dozens of Awards

California State University media and journalism students representing 13 campuses took home multiple awards from both the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Midwinter Journalism Convention, which recognizes higher education institutions across the U....

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 00:00 ET

In Recognition of $10M Gift, Temple’s New Library to Be Named for Steve Charles

Charles Library, to open next year, will carry the name of the trustee and philanthropist.

– Temple University

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In Recognition of $10M Gift, Temple’s New Library to Be Named for Steve Charles

Charles Library, to open next year, will carry the name of the trustee and philanthropist.

– Temple University

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Transformational Gift From Batten Foundation Establishes New $30 Million Scholarship Program at UVA Darden

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the new Batten Foundation Darden Worldwide Scholarship program. A $15 million gift from the Batten Foundation unlocked a matching gift from UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, and t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Announces a New Philanthropic Partnership with HBO

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is excited to begin the New Year by announcing a philanthropic partnership with Home Box Office (HBO) to provide HBO Now programing gift cards for adults who are treated at th...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Training Kentucky's Next Generation of Cancer Fighters

For many UK students from Eastern Kentucky, cancer is a problem that hits far too close to home. The Career Training in Oncology Program at the UK Markey Cancer Center provides these students with an opportunity to give back and learn how they can he...

– University of Kentucky

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WVU Department of History to host 54th annual Callahan Lecture March 22

The Department of History at West Virginia University will feature author and historian William Beezley as the speaker for the 2018 Callahan Lecture.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

8 Faculty-Led Projects Funded Under UCI Confronting Extremism Initiative

From a massive open online course countering science skepticism to intimate culinary workshops fostering cultural understanding, eight faculty-led University of California, Irvine projects will take innovative approaches to some of society’s most i...

– University of California, Irvine

Texas Tech Receives Second Simon Award for Internationalization Efforts

Texas Tech University has been selected as a recipient of a 2018 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international edu...

– Texas Tech University

University of Redlands, Western University of Health Sciences Partner to Create Opportunities for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare

University of Redlands students will soon benefit from a collaboration forged this week aimed at enhancing diversity in the healthcare workforce and creating opportunities for those working toward a career in healthcare.

– University of Redlands

Cornell Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell College’s...

– Cornell College

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Donates Congressional Papers to Wake Forest

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (‘78) announced today he will donate his Congressional papers to Wake Forest University.

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain”—Lecture by Harvard Medical School’s Livingstone, March 20

What makes Mona Lisa’s smile elusive? What produces a dynamic illusion in Pointillist paintings? And why did Picasso think “colors are only symbols”? Margaret Stratford Livingstone will consider these questions in “What Art Can Tell Us about ...

– New York University

Stanford’s Michael Friedman on “Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond”—March 21, 23, and 28

Michael Friedman, professor of philosophy at Stanford University, will deliver “Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond,” March 21, 23, and 28.

– New York University

Arts Advocate Dorothy Lichtenstein To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Annual Gala April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton te...

– Stony Brook University

Former U.S. Attorney to Lead Panel Discussion on Gun Violence in Chicago

Zach Fardon, visiting distinguished scholar at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and former U.S. Attorney, will lead a panel discussion, “Gun Violence in Chicago: Perspectives from Local Government” at noon, Thursday, March 15.

– Northwestern University

Tarana Burke speaking on the “Me Too” movement March 26 at Iowa State University

Tarana Burke’s simple statement two decades ago – “Me, too” – became a rallying cry last year, launching a global movement to hold sexual abusers and harassers accountable and give a voice to the survivors. Now, that movement is coming to I...

– Iowa State University


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