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Monday, March 26, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


UAH English Professor’s Work Shows That Poe and Schreber Are Birds of a Feather


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– University of Alabama Huntsville

Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes (ISBN-13 9780823278497), 2018-01-02

Social and Behavioral Sciences


What Can Predicting Titanic Deaths Tell Us About the Limits of Artificial Intelligence?

An algorithm can predict which passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 and can do so with 97 percent accuracy—a result that both demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence and, more subtly, points to its shortcomings. AI...

– New York University

Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World


Study: Are They Lying? What Non-Verbal Clues Can and Cannot Tell You

From dating sites to job interviews to law enforcement, decision making would be much easier if there were some mannerism that served as a guaranteed indication of a lie. Unfortunately for the dateless, hiring managers, the police or anyone else wh...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Nonverbal Behavior

U.S. Census Records Lead to Search to Identify Victims of Elaine Massacre

In 1919, one of the deadliest racial conflicts in the country occurred in Elaine, Arkansas. Historians still do not know how many people died during the Elaine Massacre. Barclay Key, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Lit...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

WVU Researcher Illuminating Gender Dynamics in 2018 Election

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University , has been selected to contribute her expertise on gender in American politics to Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project dedicated to tracking, analyzing and ill...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


High GPA Could Work Against Young Women Job Hunters

Stellar grades in college could hurt – rather than help – women new to the job market, according to a new study that suggests employers place more value on the perceived “likability” of female applicants than on their academic success.

– Ohio State University

American Sociological Review

Easier Seen Than Done: Watching How-to Videos on Youtube Gives People False Sense of Expertise

Millions of how-to videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have given people unprecedented access to the skilled performances of experts. Nevertheless, learning a new skill by watching a video on social media can also lead people to become overconf...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Psychological Science

Law and Public Policy


Baldwin Wallace CRI Poll Finds Broad Support for New Gun Laws in Ohio

A survey of Ohioans, conducted by Baldwin Wallace University’s Community Research Institute (CRI), found broad support for new measures to regulate the sale of firearms with three quarters of registered voters in favor of raising the minimum age to...

– Baldwin Wallace University

The Challenge of Raising Water Productivity

Professor Peter Debaere examines the relationship between water and economics and suggests how we can improve water productivity and sustainability.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Prominent Women in Political Office Boost Female Candidates Down Ballot, New Research Finds

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that a state with a female governor or U.S. senator will see an increase in the proportion of women seeking state legislative office by about 2 to 3 percentage points.

– University of Notre Dame

American Journal of Political Science

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Omnibus Budget Bill Includes Important Provisions Supporting Public Health, APA Says

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association commended congressional leaders for crafting a budget that puts public health over politics.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

NYU’s Prison Education Program Receives $1 Million Grant from Mellon Foundation

NYU has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its Prison Education Program, an initiative that brings a college education to incarcerated individuals at New York’s Wallkill Correctional Facility. ...

– New York University

The Mellon Foundation

West Virginia University Launches Minor in Addiction Studies to Combat the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settin...

– West Virginia University

WVU Launches New Master of Legal Studies Curriculum

To meet the changing needs of professionals working with evolving policy and regulatory issues in the justice system, homeland security and healthcare, the West Virginia University Department of Public Administration has launched a new 30 credit hour...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers Six New Online Graduate Programs

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will offer six new fully online, part-time graduate programs through its Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) program beginning in the fall of 2018.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Partners with the Mastercard Foundation on Educational and Training Initiative in Rwanda

SC Johnson College of Business to train young Rwandans in hospitality and tourism industries

– Cornell University

CSU Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

Graduate programs at California State University campuses are among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 20.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Trustees Appoint Presidents of CSU Bakersfield, CSU Dominguez Hills

CSU Trustees Appoint Presidents of CSU Bakersfield, CSU Dominguez Hills

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Nova Southeastern University Mourns the Loss of H. Wayne Huizenga, Celebrates His Legacy

The impact H. Wayne Huizenga had on Nova Southeastern University is immeasurable. He had a tremendous, positive impact on so many lives.

– Nova Southeastern University

Graduate Engineering Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rank Among Best in the Nation

The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released this week.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Thomas Parham Appointed President of California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D. to serve as president of California State University, Dominguez Hills.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills

Rensselaer Introduces First in the Nation “Data Dexterity” Requirement for All Undergraduate Students

Data is a critical building block of a fast-approaching future, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ensuring that all of its students are adept architects with the adoption of a new institute-wide requirement in data education.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Campus Welcomes Soda and Swine, Enlists Next Wave Commercial to Attract Additional Innovative Retail

Soda and Swine. Photo by Zack Benson/Spoonfed AgencyThe University of California San Diego is renowned for its prime location, perched atop the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Now, as the campus undergoes an exciting transformation with the addition of ...

– University of California San Diego

Scripps Family Contributes $4.6 Million Towards Two Crucial Scripps Oceanography Projects

The University of California San Diego today announced charitable gifts from more than a dozen descendants of Edward W. Scripps that will make possible two crucial and high-profile projects at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Included in the proj...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Oslo: 25 Years Later” Conference to Feature Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators—March 25 at NYU

New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Oslo: 25 Years Later,” a one-day conference that will include Israeli and Palestinian negotiators whose work resulted in the 1993 Oslo Accords, on Sun., March 25.

– New York University

CSUMB to Host Community Dialogues Forum Focused on Immigration

CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa will lead a facilitated dialogue to discuss immigration in the United States Wednesday, March 28, 2018

– California State University, Monterey Bay

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke to speak at MSU

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke will speak at Michigan State University at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall as part of the Transformative Justice Speaker Series.

– Michigan State University





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