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Arts and Humanities


Iowa State University Design Students Create Prairie-Inspired Project for Iowa Arboretum in Madrid

Iowa State University design students planned and built an educational and artistic installation for the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, partnering with engineering students to learn about concrete and formwork. In the end, they created “Bluestem,” a f...

– Iowa State University


Smithsonian Snapshot: Ginger Smock, Trailblazing Jazz Violinist

Jazz violinist Emma “Ginger” Smock was born in Chicago in 1920. She moved to Los Angeles after her parents’ deaths and was raised by her aunt and uncle, and she soon displayed precocious musical talent. Smock spent the early 1940s performing...

– Smithsonian Institution

Wizard of Oz Iconic Crystal Ball Visits Cornell Library

The crystal ball from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” – one of Hollywood’s most iconic objects – is coming to Cornell University Library this spring.

– Cornell University


Unlocking Mysteries of the Often-Unknown Art of Dramaturgy

The University of Iowa’s MFA in dramaturgy program specializes in new-play development, allowing dramaturgs to collaborate directly with playwrights.

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The Aftermath of Conflict

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University, traveled to Iraq last summer to explore the results of post-conflict in the country and if its government, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


More Students Report Carrying Guns in Chicago Than New York or Los Angeles

Self-reported gun carrying among high school freshmen, sophomores increased in Chicago between 2007 and 2013, decreased in Los Angeles, remained flat in New York City African-American male students most likely to report carrying a gun Chicago had h...

– Northwestern University

Injury Epidemiology

​How to Help Coaches Identify and Report Suspected Child Abuse

A program designed to help coaches learn to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect among their players has measurable impact 10 months later, a new study shows.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.

– Baylor University

Journal of Business Ethics

Exposure to Domestic Violence Costs U.S. Government $55 Billion Each Year

Case Western Reserve University ‘groundbreaking’ study shows exposure to domestic violence carries long-term consequences for both children and society

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Family Violence

Smithsonian Launches Pilot Program of “Pepper” Robots

This spring, visitors to some Smithsonian museums may find themselves greeted by a 4-foot-tall, wide-eyed robot named Pepper. Six Smithsonian museums have deployed the humanoid Pepper robots in an experimental program to test how robot technology can...

– Smithsonian Institution

You Are What Your Friends Eat

USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society’s is developing a comprehensive algorithm that provides health practitioners the tool to form real-life peer support groups based on demographic, social and health-related data self-volunteered ...

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering


Where People Live Is More Influential than Where They Worship in Shaping Racial Attitudes

Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor Uni...

– Baylor University

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Watch Your Step: How Vision Leads Locomotion

Using new technologies to track how vision guides foot placement, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin come one step closer in determining what is going on in the brain while we walk, paving the way for better treatment for mobility impai...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Gaming Research May Unlock Secrets of ‘Flow’

As an undergraduate, Tejaswini Yelamanchili used to spend hours a day playing video games like Counter-Strike and Age of Empires. Time would speed by – hours seemed like minutes – as she focused on the process of gaming. Now a graduate student at...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Telling Job Seekers How Many Other People Have Applied Increases Applications, Could Boost Diversity

Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn – regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low – increased the number of applications, a finding that could help companies that are seeking more diverse applic...

– Tufts University

Management Science

New UIC Report Details Barriers Facing Chicago’s Asian-Americans

Despite popular stereotypes that Asian-Americans are a "model minority" unaffected by racial discrimination, a new report from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers details the barriers that Chicago's Asian-Americans face due to racial inequi...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Longer Trial Period Signals Product Quality as Does Price — New Research From the University of Washington-Bothell School of Business

How can a company that makes an excellent product — say, really effective software — communicate that quality to the consumer? One way is to set a respectably high price. Another way of "signaling" high quality is to offer a relatively long t...

– University of Washington

Operations Research



Napping Can Help Tired Teens' Performance in School

A team of researchers found a positive relationship between midday-napping and nighttime sleep and believe it might be key to boosting neurocognitive function in early adolescents. The team measured midday napping, nighttime sleep duration and sleep ...

– University of Delaware

SLU, Archdiocese of St. Louis Sign Agreement to Enrich Seminarian Education

St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Fred Pestello, Ph.D., president of Saint Louis University, signed an agreement on Monday, April 23, that brings the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary undergraduate program fully into SLU’s College of Philosophy and...

– Saint Louis University

Iowa State University Creating Biographical Dictionary Featuring Hundreds of Influential Faculty, Staff, Alumni

Iowa State University Museums is nearing the end of a massive effort to collect biographies of the faculty, staff and alumni who have left a mark on the world. Iowa State University is only the third university in the world to create its own biograph...

– Iowa State University

Hard Work and Dedication Carry UVA Darden’s Loutskina to Success in Classroom, Research

Professor Elena Loutskina discusses the hurtles she had to overcome on her professional journey and the decisions that landed her where she is today.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

CYstarters Accelerator Supports Students’ Big Ideas

With ideas ranging from boom boxes to aerial videography, a cohort of Iowa State students will spend 10 weeks this summer working to develop and grow their businesses. The students were selected for the CYstarters program, which provides support and ...

– Iowa State University


Professor Shares Self-Regulatory Behavior Techniques with Next Generation of Teachers

Children with emotional and behavioral disabilities are the most isolated and have the lowest graduation rate of all students.One way to ensure better outcomes for these students is to help them learn how to self-regulate their behavior. This is an a...

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– SUNY Buffalo State

Pop Culture


New App Could Make Cannabis Use Safer

Researchers have developed a prototype app called ‘Am I Stoned’ that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting, April 21–25,2018

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2018 at 15:30 ET

Stephen Colbert and Celebrity Alumni Spend ‘a Starry Night’ at Northwestern

CommFest finale: School of Communication reunion launches next generation of leaders

– Northwestern University

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Law and Public Policy


Gonzaga Law Students to Serve at International Criminal Court

SPOKANE, Wash. -- In a remarkable new opportunity, seven Gonzaga University School of Law students and a Creighton University School of Law student will travel to The Hague, Netherlands in June to spend two weeks conducting evidence and document revi...

– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Announcements

FAU and Max Planck Team Up on First Joint Position

Florida Atlantic University and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have combined forces to form the first jointly supported position between the two institutions.

– Florida Atlantic University

WVU English Professor Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

West Virginia University English professor Stephanie Foote has been named one of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for her work related to cultural production in and around the Anthropocene, the geological epoch in which human activity has had a globa...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2018 at 06:00 ET

School of Social Ecology Receives $1 Million From Estate of Founding Faculty Member

The University of California, Irvine School of Social Ecology has received $1 million from former faculty member Carol Kupers Whalen through her estate. The donation endows the Carol Kupers Whalen Fund, which supports undergraduate and graduate stude...

– University of California, Irvine

UCI Receives $2.4 Million Gift From Estate of Former Faculty Member Christian Werner

A $2.4 million gift from the estate of Christian Werner, professor emeritus of geography and former dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, will support graduate student research and scholarship in social scienc...

– University of California, Irvine

Meatless Monday Introduces the Plant Protein Power Campaign

A common concern in going Meatless Monday is how to get enough protein. To address this, Meatless Monday teamed up with Johns Hopkins CLF to create the "Plant Protein Power" campaign. This campaign includes posters, social media graphics, GIFs and a ...

– Monday Campaigns

New Keysight Millimeter-Wave Research Lab Opened at Queen’s University Belfast

A new millimeter-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. , in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

– Queen's University Belfast

$1 Million Gift to Form Government Finance Research Center at UIC

Motivated by important questions and issues that have a significant impact on taxpayers' health, safety and welfare, a local anonymous donor has given $1 million to the University of Illinois at Chicago to establish a center for innovative government...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Northwestern Names New Law Dean

Employment law scholar Kimberly Yuracko to lead Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

– Northwestern University

Two Northwestern Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two members of the Northwestern University faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Deborah A. Cohen and Gary Alan Fine, both of the Weinberg...

– Northwestern University

White House taps MSU’s Keenum to chair BIFAD board

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was designated chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) by President Donald J. Trump, the White House announced this week.

– Mississippi State University

UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Selects Executive Director

A civil rights advocate and scholar with more than a decade of experience advancing free speech as an attorney and instructor has been named the first executive director of the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic En...

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Philharmonic Musicians, Historians, and Directors on “Leonard Bernstein and Vienna”—May 2

New York University’s Remarque Institute will host “Leonard Bernstein and Vienna,” a discussion featuring those who knew and worked with Bernstein, musicians from the New York Philharmonic, historians, and others, on Wed., May 2.

– New York University

Queen’s Researchers Explore the Anglo-Saxons Knowledge of the Skies and Quest for the ‘Undiscovered’ Planet Nine Through Interactive Exhibition

Academics from Queen’s University Belfast will host a new, interactive exhibition ‘Marvelling at the Skies: Anglo-Saxon Comets and the Quest for Planet 9’, exploring mankind’s understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it pro...

– Queen's University Belfast

Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

– Wellesley College





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