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Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Philosopher Krista Thomason Examines the Reality of Shame in New Book

Moral philosophers are in agreement that shame is a natural and valuable emotion that occurs most often when someone does not live up to their ideals or standards.

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– Swarthmore College

Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Stopping Exercise Can Increase Symptoms of Depression

Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide.

– University of Adelaide

Journal of Affective Disorders


New Book Researches Online Support Communities for Autism

A new book analyzes how online communities and social media can provide stress relief for families and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism-focused Virtual Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Twitter Users Unaware Their Data Can Be Used for Science

A new CU Boulder study found that two-thirds of Twitter users are unaware their data can be used for science. Many think this would be against their terms of service agreement. It's not.

– University of Colorado Boulder

SAGE Journals


An Unexpected Side Effect of Public Health Education Efforts in Brazil

Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new “Insights” report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

– Vanderbilt University


At First Blush, You Look Happy—or Sad, or Angry

Our faces broadcast our feelings in living color—even when we don’t move a muscle. That’s the conclusion of a groundbreaking study into human expressions of emotion, which found that people are able to correctly identify other people’s feelin...

– Ohio State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 19-Mar-2018 at 15:00 ET

New Research Into Letter-Spacing Could Help Improve Children’s Reading

Increased letter spacing helps individuals read faster, but not due to visual processing, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Brain Research, Feb-2018

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Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

If Americans fulfilled their java urges the same way they carefully shopped for groceries, they would visit five to seven various chain coffee shops regularly — for a blend of different categories. In fact, it turns out that grocery categories such...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Retailing

What Is the Cost of Interrupting a Radiologist?

A first of its kind study shows typical interruptions experienced by on-call radiologists do not reduce diagnostic accuracy but do change what they look at and increase the amount of time spent on a case. The implication of the finding is that as ...

– University of Utah

Journal of Medical Imaging; w911NF-07-2-0055

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Don’t Blame Adolescent Social Behavior on Hormones

Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher. “Changes in social behav...

– University at Buffalo

Current Biology

So Close, Yet So Far: Making Climate Impacts Feel Nearby May Not Inspire Action

Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication at Cornell University, says it is possible to make faraway climate impacts feel closer. But that doesn’t automatically inspire the American public to express greater support for policies that a...

– Cornell University

Journal of Environmental Psychology, Feb - 2018



Study: College Education Linked to Opioid Misuse Among Baby Boomers

The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

– University at Buffalo

Nursing Outlook

Gendered Stereotypes Can Penalize Women for Having Good Grades

A first-of-its-kind study of recent college graduates’ academic performance and their transition to the workforce finds that GPA matters little for men, and a high GPA can hurt women job applicants' chances of getting a call back from an employer. ...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review


Sprinkler Quick Fixes

Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist in Dallas, gives tips for repairing and maintaining sprinkler systems for EPA WaterSense Fix A Leak Week 2018. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana)

– Texas A&M AgriLife

includes video

New CSU Fellowship Program Aims to Increase Diversity of Humanities Professors

The California State University (CSU) has developed a multi-campus consortium dedicated to increasing diversity among the nation's humanities professors.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


A New Angle on Gerrymanders

A University of Vermont mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland’s and California’s voting d...

– University of Vermont

Election Law Journal, March 2018

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Gives Mixed Review to President's Opioid Plan

WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding President Trump’s plan to address the opioid epidemic:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

The Need for a Better Deal for Workers & Residentsin Inland Southern California

Workers and residents in Ontario are not benefiting as much as they could from the city’s economic development projects. Ontario’s politicians have overlooked the community building potential of economic development projects found in other Califo...

– University of Redlands

LifeWire Announcements

Nobel Prize-Winner to Establish Social Business Center in Adelaide

The University of Adelaide has today signed a memorandum of understanding with Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist and entrepreneur Professor Muhammad Yunus to create a Yunus Social Business Centre in Adelaide.

– University of Adelaide

George Washington School of Nursing and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Announce a Partnership

OADN and GWU Partner to Advance Nursing Education

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Medill Announces Cecilia Vaisman Award with National Association of Hispanic Journalists

The award is in memory of a Medill associate professor who was a leader in audio journalism and a member of NAHJ. It will recognize Latinx and Hispanic audio and video journalists who bring light to issues that affect Latinx and Hispanic communities....

– Northwestern University

First-of-Its-Kind Higher Education Joint Cybersecurity Operations Center Launches

Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have announced the launch and activation of OmniSOC, a specialized, sector-based cyber security operations center, or SOC, that ...

– Indiana University

Graduate Program at the Scripps Research Institute Earns Another Top Ten Ranking

The Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at The Scripps Research Institute is ranked among the top ten in the nation according to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report.

– Scripps Research Institute

Virginia Tech Alumnus David Calhoun Gives Historic $20 Million to Transform Honors Education

Calhoun’s gift endows $15 million to help recruit and retain Discovery Program participants, which ultimately will benefit 200 Honors College students each year.

– Virginia Tech

Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2018 at 10:30 ET

U.S. News Ranks Rush University Programs Among Best in the Nation

Rush University received high marks in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings released March 20, with eight College of Nursing programs and one College of Health Sciences program ranked in the top five in the ...

– Rush University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2018 at 00:05 ET

Environmental Economist Named Director of the Center for Water Policy

Tracy Boyer has been named the new Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and director of the Center for Water Policy. Boyer examines how human behavior affects the use of water resources through marke...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Returns to No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is the No. 1 accredited graduate nursing school in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. The school also maintained its previous No. 2 ranking for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

UCI’s Graduate Programs Shine in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of California, Irvine’s Ph.D. program in criminology, law & society placed third in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings – published online today – with six other fields of advanced study in ...

– University of California, Irvine

Eccles School's MBA Program Jumps 13 Spots Into Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business' Full-Time MBA program vaulted 13 spots in U.S. News & World Report's rankings for the best business schools, moving to No. 44 overall, No. 22 for public schools and No. 24 for entrepreneurship. ...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“The Irish-Jewish Couple in Feature Films”—March 29 Lecture at NYU

Historian Lawrence Baron will deliver “From Abie’s Irish Rose to Anna Riley’s Rabbi Jake: The Irish-Jewish Couple in Feature Films,” a lecture on how American feature films about Irish-Jewish romances have conveyed varying messages related to...

– New York University

“Signal vs. Noise: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You”—March 28 Panel Discussion at NYU

New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies will host “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You,” a panel on the role of business and local and state government in environmental action, on Wed., March 28.

– New York University

Texas Tech Hosts Big 12 LGBTQIA & Allies Summit

Texas Tech University’s Office of LGBTQIA will host the first Big 12 LGBTQIA & Allies Summit Friday through Sunday (March 23-25). The summit will bring together college students, faculty, staff and community members who are committed to inclusion, ...

– Texas Tech University


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