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Monday, April 30, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Fifty Years On, Journalist and NYU Distinguished Writer in Residence Pete Hamill Recalls His Time on the Presidential Campaign Trail with Robert F. Kennedy

Fifty year later, journalist Pete Hamill recalls his time on the presidential campaign trail with Robert F. Kennedy.

– New York University

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Beyer

Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2018 at 08:00 ET


Community Efforts to Prevent Teen Problems Have Lasting Benefits

A University of Washington study finds that a community-based approach to substance-abuse prevention, which can include after-school activities, can affect young people into adulthood.

– University of Washington

American Journal of Public Health; R01 DA015183

Nursing and Burnout: Breaking the Cycle

Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy teaches nurses to identify moral dilemmas, speak up to address them, and move on healthfully

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing



Study Explores Link Between Curiosity And School Achievement

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school — regardless of economic background — suggests a new University of Michigan study.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Pediatric Research


Student Success and Undergraduate Research

Spring 2018 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research seeks to provide evidence for undergraduate research's impact on student success in academe and beyond

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research


Constructing California's Future

CSU construction management programs prepare students for the fastest-growing industry in California.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

includes video

Pop Culture


The Flying Disc so Big It Was Mistaken for a UFO

Before the days of drones, two UNLV engineering professors were looking for a way to engage their students beyond textbook exercises. So, naturally, they gravitated toward flying discs. Big ones. This is their story.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

UGA alumnus’ successful campaign to land the Centennial Games put Atlanta on the international map

– University of Georgia

Law and Public Policy


NUS-Led Study: Beltway to Divert Diesel Trucks in Sao Paulo Improved Public Health

A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Sao Paulo revealed that a beltway constructed to divert heavy-duty diesel vehicles traffic in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has reduced public health damag...

– National University of Singapore

Embargo expired on 27-Apr-2018 at 06:00 ET


New Study Addresses the Role of Health in Climate Lawsuits

A new analysis investigates the role of health concerns in climate litigation since 1990 and finds that although health is cited in a minority of cases, it may have critical potential for protecting communities from the effects of climate change and ...

– George Washington University

American Journal of Public Health

LifeWire Announcements

Rainer Glaser named chair of chemistry at Missouri S&T

Dr. Rainer Glaser, professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has been named chair of chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Joel Mokyr Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Economics

Joel Mokyr, the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Associa...

– Northwestern University

Second Annual UCI Giving Day More Than Doubles Last Year’s Total

The University of California, Irvine’s second annual Giving Day on April 25 raised over $4 million – more than doubling last year’s $1.4 million. This year’s Giving Day also set new records for the number of gifts received, number of parent d...

– University of California, Irvine

Army Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung Named New Medicine Department Chair at ‘America’s Medical School’

An internationally-recognized expert in the field of critical care and burn resuscitation, Army Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung, has been selected to serve as the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the F. Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed S...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

UIC Receives Papers of Longest-Serving Chicago Mayor, Richard M. Daley

Hon. Richard M. Daley papers join papers of his father the Hon. Richard J. Daley at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Ralph Nader, Advocate and Former Presidential Candidate, to Deliver Inaugural Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Lecture – May 3

Ralph Nader, a long-time consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, will deliver New York University’s Inaugural Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Memorial Lecture on Thurs., May 3.

– New York University

‘America’s Medical School’ Announces Enlisted-to-Physician Program Selectees

Twenty-three non-commissioned officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have been given the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Enlisted ...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

National Book Award Winner, TIME Honoree Jesmyn Ward to Address Tulane Graduates

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who has been hailed as the heir to William Faulkner and one of TIME magazine’s Most Influential People of 2018, will deliver the keynote address for Tulane University’s Commencement at 9 a.m., May ...

– Tulane University





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