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Monday, April 9, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


S&T Historian’s New Book Chronicles America’s First Female Egyptologist

A Missouri University of Science and Technology historian is telling the seemingly forgotten story of America’s first female Egyptologist.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

U of R Launches One-of-a-Kind Degree in Vocal Chamber Music

Dr. Nicholle Andrews talks about the new, one-of-a-kind Master of Music in Vocal Chamber Music program, opening in September 2019 at the University of Redlands. Faculty for the program, which combines workshops with online learning, include internati...

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– University of Redlands

includes video


California Man’s Research Leads Him to Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center in Michigan

The results of his MRI shocked Tracy Clifford, 58. The images showed a baseball-sized tumor on the base of his spine. Back then, he was unaware of the 2,400 mile journey he’d be undertaking – traveling to Beaumont Health in Michigan to seek lead...

– Beaumont Health

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics

70 Years Later: FSU Professor Reflects on Legacy of the Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan is still celebrated for its instrumental role in catalyzing the resurgence of Western Europe and containing the spread of Soviet-style communism throughout the continent, said FSU Professor Robert Gellately.

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– Florida State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


School Lunch Decisions Made by the Child and Not the Parent

While school lunches in the UK are subject to food standards, the contents of packed lunches are not as closely scrutinized, and studies have raised concern regarding the nutritional quality of packed lunches. A new study published in the Journal of ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Embargo expired on 06-Apr-2018 at 00:00 ET

Playing of Brahms’ Lullaby Marks New Births at Sinai Hospital

Occasionally—at any given time—a sweet-sounding, classic children’s melody is played over the intercom system at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for all to hear. It is part of a new tradition at the hospital that acknowledges a joyous time for fami...

– LifeBridge Health

April is Earth Month: 19 Ways the CSU Champions Sustainability

The CSU’s new Sustainability Report shows the progress we're making toward our ambitious goals for greener, more efficient campuses. Here are some of the ways we’re doing it.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Analyzing the Animal Ethics of Celebrity Chefs

For consumers looking to reduce their consumption of meat — particularly due to a greater understanding of the ethical treatment of animals — researchers have analyzed the leading cookbooks of 26 celebrity chefs to offer insight and guidance. The...

– University of California San Diego

Food Ethics

Parents Struggle to Discuss Sex with LGBTQ Teens

It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medic...

– Northwestern University

Sexuality Research and Social Policy; R01MD009561

Do Veggie Vans Change the Way People Eat? New UB Study Aims to Find Out

Lucia Leone and her team will expand their successful Veggie Van project by helping organizations across the Northeast and Southeast start mobile produce markets using the Veggie Van model.

– University at Buffalo

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 1R01CA215232-01A1

WVU Geographer Helps Prepare for Internal Climate Migration Through New World Bank Report

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change, according to a new report from World Bank. Brent McCusker, a professor of geography at West Virginia University, has contributed to a study of migration projections ...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



New CSU Working Group to Make Affordable Healthy Food a Reality for Students

Students are increasingly seeking healthier food options on campus. The CSU Food Systems Working Group is finding ways to meet their demand.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


California's Craft Brewers: Small But Mighty

With some 900 brewers up and down the state, more CSU campuses are preparing students to work in this rapidly growing field.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Study Links Rising Heroin Deaths to 2010 OxyContin Reformulation

Researchers at Notre Dame and Boston University found that while prescription opioid consumption stopped rising in August 2010, heroin overdose deaths began climbing the following month, and the rate of growth was greater in areas with greater pre-re...

– University of Notre Dame


Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

– UC Davis Health


MTSU POLL: Democrat Bredesen Leads GOP’s Blackburn in Open-Ended Race for U.S. Senate

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen holds a 10-percentage-point lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn among state voters in a head-to-head contest for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to the late...

– Middle Tennessee State University

Amid Outcry Over Facebook's Privacy Issues, New Approaches Are Needed to Protect Consumers

Facebook's current privacy crisis and questions about how Google gathers, uses and stores our personal information demonstrate an urgent need to review and replace inadequate and outdated ways to regulate data and information, according to research f...

– Indiana University

LifeWire Announcements

Raji Srinivasan Appointed as Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the McCombs School

McCombs School of Business Dean Jay Hartzell has appointed Raji Srinivasan as the school’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, effective July 1, 2018. The search process included multiple engagements with faculty, staff, and students ...

– University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Three NYU Faculty Awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Three New York University professors have been awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this week.

– New York University

NYC Event Launches Initiative on Global Corruption, Inequity and Poverty

The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Rebecca Valli in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 202-434-8049 or, and register here.

– Cornell University

New Programs Offer Training in Catholic Clinical Ethics

Georgetown’s School of Medicine is launching Master of Arts and certificate programs in Catholic Clinical Ethics, in conjunction with the Catholic University of America, as well as with the support of the Catholic Health Association of the United S...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Saint Louis University School of Nursing Receives $8.4 Million Gift

A $8.4 million bequest, the largest gift in Saint Louis University School of Nursing's history, will fund student scholarships.

– Saint Louis University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Minow Debates to Focus on Whether to Preserve Net Neutrality

Northwestern Law hosts second Minow Debate Series April 17 in partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate series honors Newt Minow’s contributions to public and civic life Debate to be streamed live online

– Northwestern University





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