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Arts and Humanities


Surviving Climate Change, Then and Now

An archeological dig in Italy reveals that prehistoric humans made it through a major natural disaster by cooperating with each other – and that's a lesson for our future.

– Universite de Montreal

Journal of Quaternary Science. April 3, 2018

Social and Behavioral Sciences


UNF Psychology Study Reveals Certain Cultures Short in Everyday Patience

Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, conducted a European study regarding patience in everyday life, revealing cultural differences as to when people get impatient an...

– University of North Florida

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology; Jan-2018


The Data Debacle: Many Unaware Researchers Study Their Social Media

If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers often gather and study their tweets according to a new study....

– University of Kentucky

Equal Earnings Help Couples Say ‘I Do’ and Stay Together

Recent work by Patrick Ishizuka, a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University’s Cornell Population Center, is the first to offer empirical evidence that cohabitating couples are likely to get married only when they earn as much as their married peer...

– Cornell University



So You Want to Be a...Software Developer

Creative, innovative software developers are behind just about every digital technology we touch. Discover how the CSU is preparing students for one of the most in-demand jobs in the nation.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Post-Strategy: 4 Keys to Executional Excellence

Darden Professor Scott Snell discusses the importance of strategic execution and how to perform it successfully, featuring examples from LinkedIn, Marriott, Microsoft and UPS.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Race for Young Scientific Minds

Argonne partners with CNH Industrial to test the competitive nature of budding engineers as they design, build and race their own electric cars.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


Supreme Court Patent Case Has Major Implications for International Relations

Stephen Yelderman, associate professor at the Notre Dame Law School says the case pits the U.S. interest in rewarding patent owners for their inventions against the sovereignty of other nations.

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– University of Notre Dame

Expert Sees Threats of Increased Military Conflict in Syria

Once a point of potential cooperation in the early days of the Trump administration, Syria is now an area of possible increased military conflict as the interests of the U.S. and Russia diverge in the Middle East, a West Virginia University expert sa...

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– West Virginia University


‘Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds

Findings suggest real news is failing as a corrective to false information perpetuated by fake news

– Northwestern University

SAGE Journals

WVU Expert: Ryan’s Decision to Retire Is Calculated

Paul Ryan’s decision to retire is likely rooted in fears that he could lose his seat in the upcoming election, that the GOP could lose the majority—or both, according to one West Virginia University expert. American politics expert Jason MacDonal...

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– West Virginia University

LifeWire Announcements

NYU Launches Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

New York University has launched the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, a research unit to inform policy related to these linked societal and scientific concerns.

– New York University

NYU Receives Luce Foundation Grant to Establish “Port Cities Environments in Global Asia” Project

NYU has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for a three-year project entitled “Port Cities Environments in Global Asia,” which is a collaborative research and education initiative involving NYU faculty in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shan...

– New York University

Professor Jennifer Pazour Receives Inaugural Women in STEM2D Award

Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named an inaugural recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2018 at 13:00 ET

Stars of Stony Brook University Gala Honoring Dorothy Lichtenstein Raises $7.1 Million to Support Scholarships and Creative Writing and Film Programs

Nearly 700 guests gathered on Wednesday evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to honor one of America’s most dedicated and energetic art and education benefactors, Dorothy Lichtenstein, at the annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala. The philanthropist ...

– Stony Brook University

Four Nemmers Prize Recipients Announced

Northwestern University today (April 13) announced the winners of the 2018 Nemmers Prizes in four disciplines -- earth sciences, economics, mathematics and music composition -- recognizing top scholars for their outstanding achievements, their contri...

– Northwestern University

Hank Foley Installed as NYIT’s Fourth President

Academic, business, and civic leaders joined members of the NYIT community to celebrate the official installation of Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., as president of New York Institute of Technology.

– New York Institute of Technology

UC San Diego’s Preuss School Celebrates 20th Year with Fundraising Benefit

The Preuss School at UC San Diego will celebrate this milestone year at its annual benefit, the Preuss Promise, on April 20. The event will celebrate 20 years of academic achievement and excellence, in addition to raising funds for the school to cont...

– University of California San Diego

NEH Grant Funds Museum Studies’ War-Related Arts Course

Throughout history, artists explored their military experiences

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Sky Blue FC Announces Hackensack Meridian Health as Title Sponsor for 2018

Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced that Hackensack Meridian Health will return in 2018 as the title sponsor of the club.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Deborah Curtis Inaugurated as 12th President of Indiana State

Curtis is the first woman — and second graduate, after third president William Wood Parsons — to lead the university. Earning a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction/secondary education from State in 1986 served as her professional launch pad.

– Indiana State University

RTF Faculty, Students to Be Honored with BEA Awards

Rowan faculty and students from the College of Communication & Creative Arts will be honored this week with five awards

– Rowan University

SLU LAW Adds Two Internationally Recognized Scholars to Faculty

“The addition of Ruqaiijah Yearby and Ana Santos Rutschman to the SLU LAW faculty will have an immediate and significant impact on the intellectual vibrancy of the law school community," said William P. Johnson, dean of Saint Louis University Schoo...

– Saint Louis University School of Law

UW's Kristina Olson Wins NSF Waterman Award for Studies of 'How Children See Themselves and the World'

Kristina Olson, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington, has won the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award, given to an outstanding scientist under age 40.

– University of Washington

NYIT Names Junius J. Gonzales as Next Provost

Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York NYIT, today announced the appointment of Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., as the university’s next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Gonzales’ background includes high-level leadersh...

– New York Institute of Technology

Jane Mayer, Author of Bestseller “Dark Money,” to Speak at UT Friday

Jane Mayer, author of the nonfiction bestseller “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” will speak at UT Austin this Friday about how untraceable corporate money is affecting American democracy....

– University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

UVA Darden School, Concordia and U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships Extend Application Deadline for 2018 Public-Private Partnership Award

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships today extended the application deadline to April 30, 2018 for the P3 Impact Award, wh...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

2018 Concordia Annual Summit

NYU Undergraduate Amanda Lawson, Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform, Named 2018 Truman Scholar

Amanda Lawson, an undergraduate at New York University’s College of Arts and Science and an advocate for criminal justice reform, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 12-Apr-2018 at 17:00 ET

Magination Press Moves Up Publication Date of Book to Help Children Understand Police Shootings

Magination Press, the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association, has moved the publication date of “Something Happened in Our Town,” a book to help children understand and deal with police shootings of civilians, to May ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Forbes Names 17 CSUs Among Nation's Best Value Colleges

​Seventeen California State University campuses are included in Forbes magazine's third annual ranking of 300 schools that deliver the best bang for the buck based on tuition costs, academic quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Secures Philanthropic Support for Graduation Initiative 2025

More Than $3 Million in Multiple Grants Awarded to the CSU to Support Faculty Innovation

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSUMB to Break Ground on New Student Union

CSUMB is set to break ground on a new 70,000 GSF student union on Monday, April 12, 2018.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Money Magazine names Rowan a “Best College for Your Money”

Money Magazine this week included Rowan University among a group of the most valuable schools in America, colleges and universities where the cost of attending is well offset by earning potential for their graduates.

– Rowan University

The Passion of Politics

A scholarship gift from West Virginia University alumni will support political science undergraduate students.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Historian Jennifer Morgan on “Race, Gender, and How the Past Informs the Present…and Our Future”—April 19

Historian Jennifer Morgan will deliver “Living in the Moment: Race, Gender, and How the Past Informs the Present…and Our Future” on Thurs., April 19.

– New York University

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House to Host Senator George Mitchell for Belfast’s Good Friday Agreement 20th Anniversary – April 17

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House will host Senator George Mitchell for its annual Irish Institute Lecture on Tues., April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., where he will reflect on the twentieth anniversary of Belfast’s Good Friday Agreement (GFA) (NYU Kimmel ...

– New York University





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