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Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Missouri S&T professor solves Thomas Hart Benton mural mystery

Art historian Dr. James Bogan believes he’s solved a mystery – the identity of a pivotal African American figure in Thomas Hart Benton’s 1936 mural in the Missouri State Capitol.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


WVU Creating Pathways to Flexible Humanities Degrees, Careers

English professor, Humanities Center interim director receives NEH Next Generation Ph.D. grant to support doctoral training

– West Virginia University

Modern Dance Giant Donald McKayle Has Died

Modern dance pioneer Donald McKayle, one of the first African American men to break through racial barriers via dance, has died. The iconic performer, choreographer, teacher, director and writer had a wide-ranging impact on the United States’ creat...

– University of California, Irvine

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Zuckerberg Testimony Is ‘Turning Point’ for Data Privacy Discussion

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal turnin...

– West Virginia University

Buffalo State Experts: Hazing Reflects Power Struggle and Desire to Belong

Approximately, 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year, according to the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention.

– SUNY Buffalo State


Study Says Charisma Trumped Narcissism for Voters in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

A new study of the 2016 U.S. presidential election suggests that narcissism and charisma are both important predictors of voter choice. Researchers found that attributed charisma may serve as a balance to narcissism. Thus, followers of a candidate po...

– Florida Atlantic University

Personality and Individual Differences

Serving Customers? Smile - but Not Too Much

A new study by the University of Haifa, the Open University of Israel, and The University of Amsterdam found that service staff who express emotions in high intensity - positive or negative - are perceived as less trustworthy and customers are less s...

– University of Haifa

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Facebook Privacy Settings: How to Make Your Account More Secure

Gary Warner, cybersecurity expert and director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, offers tips on which Facebook settings to pay close attention to.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Expert Available on the U.S. Role in the Holocaust

Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and author of “The United States and the Nazi Holocaust” is available to comment on the Holocaust, its lasting effects, and how it is taught and talked about in America.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest University



“I Truly Learned to Be a Leader During My Time at Humboldt State.”

Don’t write Sofia Pereira off as a small-town mayor. At just 30, she’s using what she learned at the CSU to make Arcata, California, a trailblazer in sustainability.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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Dining Dilemmas Give WFU Students Food for Thought from Dining Room to Treatment Room

Wake Forest University students participating in next week’s “Dining Dilemmas” have a healthy appetite for exploring bioethics and building community.

– Wake Forest University

UVA Darden Students Explore Intersection of Business, Culture and History in Israel

This March, 34 University of Virginia Darden School of Business students traveled to Israel for a new Darden Worldwide Course focused on innovation and technology in the country dubbed the “Startup Nation.” Led by Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Leadership in the Wild: UVA Darden Students Brave Patagonia’s Rough Climate, Terrain

At the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, students celebrate the uniquely collaborative culture, the rigor of the academic program and the life-changing learning experiences during their two years in Charlottesville. This past March, 1...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Experience of Black Doctoral Students Underscores Need to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

The risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They know they'll face challenges, but the barriers described by black men interviewed as part of a six-year study show how race was...

– Iowa State University

American Educational Research Journal

National Assessment Results Show US Education Reforms Misguided, Expert Says

The "nation's report card" results that show math and reading achievement has dropped, while the gap between low- and high-performing schools is proof education reforms are ineffective, Yong Zhao says

Expert Available

– University of Kansas

Law and Public Policy


Research Ties Persistence of 'White Flight' to Race, Not Socioeconomic Factors

New research casts doubt on the argument that 'white flight' is motivated by socioeconomic factors, not race. Examining population trends in racially mixed suburbs, sociologist Samuel Kye finds that white flight occurs when nonwhite residents move in...

– Indiana University

Social Science Research May-2018

Geographic Variation in Medicaid Creates Social and Political Inequality

Jamila Michener examines Medicaid through the lens of federalism in her new book, "Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics."

– Cornell University

LifeWire Announcements

NIGMS Program Director W. Fred Taylor to Be Honored at CUR’s 2018 Posters on the Hill

W. Fred Taylor, acting director of the Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, will receive the Honorary CUR Fellows Award at an April 18 reception during the Counc...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Columbia University's Medical School Launches Scholarship Program to Eliminate Loans for Students With Financial Need

Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons stepped up the launch of a program to eliminate medical school loans for those with financial need.

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

UIC Hosts Discussions on Future of Puerto Rico, Post-Hurricane Maria

Panelists include experts, filmmakers, scholars and activists from the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

New Fellowship Program Promotes Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

Five students have been selected for the Little Joe Ventures Fellowship Program in Entrepreneurship, a new initiative at Northwestern University that supports entrepreneurial innovation at the undergraduate level. Made possible by a gift from alumnu...

– Northwestern University

Conflict in Outer Space Will Happen: Legal Experts

Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.

– University of Adelaide

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Names Jessica Camille Aguirre Winner of Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Jessica Camille Aguirre, a freelancer writer who has served as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa, the winner of its Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.

– New York University

Legal Experts: Conflict in Outer Space Will Happen

Some of the best legal and policy minds at the University of Adelaide, UNSW Canberra, University of Exeter and the University of Nebraska College of Law will develop the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations, to be comp...

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

WVU Department of History Receives American Historical Association Grant to Support Career Diversity Initiative

West Virginia University is one of 20 institutions in the U.S. to receive a 2018 Career Diversity Implementation Grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) to support a career diversity initiative for graduate students in the Department of ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

WVU Creating Pathways to Flexible Humanities Degrees, Careers

Ryan Claycomb, a professor in the West Virginia University Department of English and interim director of the WVU Humanities Center, is working to create pathways for more flexible doctoral degrees in the humanities, particularly English and history, ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Investor-Philanthropist Steve Borowski ’79 to Receive UCI’s Extraordinarius Award

The University of California, Irvine Alumni Association will bestow its highest honor, the Lauds & Laurels Extraordinarius award, upon Steve Borowski ’79 for his philanthropic and volunteer work for the university. In its 48th year, Lauds & Laurels...

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Tulane Novel Tech Challenge to Award $20,000 in Prizes to Top Innovators

Nine student finalists in the Tulane Novel Tech Challenge will address a panel of judges with their ideas for improving the environment, human health, education and urban infrastructure through technology on Friday, April 13, from 2-5 p.m. in Room 12...

– Tulane University

Former Starbucks Exec, World-Renowned Geophysicist to Speak at Commencement

Wanda Herndon, who was instrumental in building the Starbucks global brand, and Marcia McNutt, the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences, will speak at Michigan State University's commencement ceremonies on May 4.

– Michigan State University

Former VA Secretary Dr. James B. Peake to Deliver Uniformed Services University Commencement Address

Former Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary and retired Army Lieutenant General (Dr.) James B. Peake will deliver the commencement address for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Saturday, May 19, at the Daughters of the America...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Indiana State Presidential Inauguration a Reminder of University’s Economic Impact

In addition to the university itself contributing nearly $400 million to the economy, 85 percent of State graduates remain in Indiana to work and raise their families.

– Indiana State University

Deutsches Haus at NYU to Host Panel on “Threats to Democracy” – April 18

NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “The State(s) We’re In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations — Threats to Democracy”, a panel discussion featuring authors and scholars discussing threats to Western liberal democracy on Wed., April 18, 2018 a...

– New York University





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