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18-Apr-2018


Photograph of the Late Barbara Bush by Diana Walker On View at the National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989. The portrait will be installed this morning in the museum’s In Memoriam space, on the first floor, and will be on vie...

– Smithsonian Institution

17-Apr-2018


Iowa State Architecture Students Create Massive, Twisting Structure for Reiman Gardens Exhibition

This spring, 77 students in Iowa State University’s second-year architecture studios designed, built and installed a 1,300-square-foot structure at Reiman Gardens for its “Forces of Nature” kinetic art exhibition, on display April 28 through No...

– Iowa State University

16-Apr-2018


Children’s Writing Fellow and Children’s Laureate co-host creative writing extravaganza at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Myra Zepf, the Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and PJ Lynch Laureate na nÓg, hosted a creative writ...

– Queen's University Belfast

Social and Behavioral Sciences

18-Apr-2018


Early First Deployment, or Short Time Between Deployments, Increases Risk for Attempting Suicide in Soldiers

Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide during or after their second deployment, according to a study published April 18.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

JAMA Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 11:00 ET


Overcoming Bias About Music Takes Work

New research from the University of Arkansas Music Cognition Laboratory gives insight into how the brain judges music quality.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Scientific Reports, April 2018

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 04:00 ET


Police Cars Nearly Twice as Likely to Crash While Responding to Emergencies

A new study from the University of Iowa shows the importance of drivers pulling over for police cars en route to emergencies. The study finds that police cars are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident when they’re in emergency...

– University of Iowa

Accident Analysis and Prevention


Study Suggests Social Workers Could Help Families Navigate Foreclosure, Protect the American Dream

In a qualitative study, researchers focused on Cleveland service providers who shared how foreclosure affects their clients. The research was recently published in The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Contemporary Social Services


Promiscuous America: Smart, Secular and Somewhat Less Happy

Sexual promiscuity is uncommon in America, but a subtle shift has occurred over the past three decades: Men are engaging in such behavior less frequently while more women are sexually adventurous.

– University of Utah


UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

Innovators aren’t born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Existing theories and previous research on how innovation occurs largely assume that it ...

– University of California San Diego

17-Apr-2018


Child Marriage Occurs in the US and Threatens the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys Nationwide, UCLA Researchers Report

According to a new report by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, approximately 78,400 children in the U.S. are or have been married.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Embargo expired on 17-Apr-2018 at 03:00 ET


Adolescents’ Cooking Skills Strongly Predict Future Nutritional Well-Being

Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education an...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


Why Are Yawns Contagious?

Why is it that when somebody nearby lets out a yawn, you suddenly have the urge to reply with one of your own? A psychologist from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains contagious yawns, and how we share this trait with other animal species.

– Texas A&M University

16-Apr-2018


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


Are Millennials Taking Over the Supply Chain?

The way you get a cup of coffee, cook a meal at home and even purchase clothing is changing. Each consumer wants something completely unique, which has disrupted the entire supply chain and created the "experiential supply chain."

– Michigan State University

Supply Chain Review


Childhood Poverty Cost U.S. $1.03 Trillion in a Year, Study Finds

Childhood poverty cost $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Impoverished children grow up having fewer sk...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Social Work Research

Education

19-Apr-2018


Hello, Mr. President — About the Environment…

Students at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a challenge: You’ve met the president in an elevator. What do you tell him about the environment? In observance of Earth Day, the students wrote “elevator speeches” to have at t...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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18-Apr-2018


UVA Darden Experts Share Innovative Finance Tools to Combat Inequality

At the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival, Darden Professor Greg Fairchild led a discussion on how the finance sector and finance tools can help fight socioeconomic inequalities.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Unlocking Value Through Values: How Impact Investing Spurs Innovation to Improve Society

Professor Elena Loutskina led a discussion on how investors can better target innovations that improve society with Village Capital President Ross Baird at Darden's Sands Family Grounds in the Washington, D.C., area.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

17-Apr-2018


Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

UC San Diego Alumni awards rising stars across science, technology, medicine, arts, education and social justice who are disrupting the status quo to help build a better world

– University of California San Diego

16-Apr-2018


Comeback Kids of Johns Hopkins Nursing

Taking the road home to Baltimore rewards an HIV researcher and a community-minded caregiver. The city provides fertile ground for their contributions.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Iowa State Engineers Create Innovative Disaster Relief Container for 3M Challenge

Iowa State University engineering students have developed a new, practical and cost-effective way to drop medical supplies into a disaster area as part of the inaugural 3M Disruptive Design Challenge on April 13 at 3M headquarters. Their air-drop con...

– Iowa State University

Pop Culture

17-Apr-2018


CRNA Takes Boston Marathon by Surprise

26-Year Old Sarah Sellers who graduated from nurse anesthesia school less than a year ago and became a CRNA, shocked many, including herself when she placed second in the Boston Marathon.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Law and Public Policy

19-Apr-2018


WVU Student Researching Effects of Reproductive Politics on West Virginia Women

West Virginia University junior Ashley Brash is researching the effects of reproductive politics on women in West Virginia. Brash’s research focuses on interpreting actions by legislators and construction of arguments against abortion and allowance...

– West Virginia University

17-Apr-2018


'Democracy in Exile' by University of Washington's Daniel Bessner, Explores Brain Drain From Germany in 1930s, Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy

As America's long military experience in Iraq has shown, it is good to have an exit policy — and prudent also to find ways to hold government policymakers accountable for their mistakes. Such themes arise in "Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the...

– University of Washington

16-Apr-2018


Are the Media All “Doom & Gloom”? Not When It Comes to Coverage of Our Oceans, New Study Finds

The news media are often accused by adopting a “doom and gloom” tone, especially when it comes to coverage of the environment. However, a new study on how journalists report on the state of our oceans shows that view may be misguided.

– New York University

Global Environmental Change


Boise State DNA Lab Helps Exonerate Convicted Killers

Following motions brought by the Montana Innocence Project (MTIP), Montana District Court Judge Kathy Seeley has overturned the 1995 robbery, kidnapping, and homicide convictions of Fred Lawrence and Paul Jenkins. The two men had received life senten...

– Boise State University

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LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Pre-Distribution of Potassium Iodide (KI) and Maintenance of KI Stockpile Called for in Advance of Multi-Organizational Meeting

American Thyroid Association calls for pre-distribution of potassium iodide (KI) to individual households residing within a minimum of the 10-mile emergency planning zone (EPZ). The ATA® also calls for maintenance of a stockpile of potassium iodine ...

– American Thyroid Association

LifeWire Announcements


American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Four NYU Faculty as 2018 Fellows

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected four New York University faculty as fellows--among those author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

– New York University


CUR Fellows Awardees Promote Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Sandra Gregerman, director emeritus of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Bert Holmes, Philip G. Carson Distinguished Chair of Science and professor of chemistry at University of North Carolina ...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


NYIT Appoints New Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Patrick Minson is joining NYIT as vice president for development and alumni relations, where he will be responsible for leading NYIT’s fundraising programs and strategic development plan to help build the institution’s reputation and resources, e...

– New York Institute of Technology


WVU's Popp Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Brian Popp, assistant professor of chemistry at West Virginia University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Helen Berman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berman is among 213 people elected to the acad...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


WVU’s GangaRao Testifies Before House Committee on the Use of Composites in Infrastructure

In testimony delivered today (April 18) to the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Hota GangaRao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, discussed the importance of inves...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET


Pizza Hut Museum Grand Opening Event Is April 25

An event marking the official opening of the new Pizza Hut Museum on the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the museum.

– Wichita State University


UVA Darden Announces 2018 Genovese Fellowship Recipients

Three students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on 17 April learned that a fellowship would cover the cost of their second year at Darden.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


WVU Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

— Brian Popp, assistant professor of chemistry at West Virginia University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award. The award recognizes Popp’s development of new methods utilizing carbon dioxide reactions t...

– West Virginia University


Civil Engineering Students Awarded Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

Many highways and railways are built near natural or manmade slopes or on top of soil conditions, which during an earthquake or rain-induced landslide, could cause major damage to roads and tracks.

– California State University, Fullerton

LifeWire Higher Education Events


NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies to Host “The Origins of the Arts”—April 26-27

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “The Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo sapiens,” the annual Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, on Thurs., April 26 and Fri., April 27.

– New York University


Elizabeth Teisberg, Value-Based Health Care Expert, to Speak at UT Friday About New Options for Employers

Elizabeth Teisberg, a nationally recognized expert on value-based health care, will give a talk at UT this Friday, April 20, about ways employers can maximize the value of the dollars they spend on employee health care.

– University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

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