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Arts and Humanities


Queen’s Researchers Launch Exhibition Exploring the Anglo-Saxons Knowledge of the Skies and the Undiscovered ‘Planet Nine’

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have launched a new, interactive exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it may provide further clues on the whereabouts of the hypothetical ‘Pl...

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 19:05 ET


English Professor Finds John Stuart Mill in the Margins

More than a century after John Stuart Mill’s personal library was donated to an Oxford college, a University of Alabama English professor and a team of international collaborators are allowing a broader audience access to the history literally hand...

– University of Alabama

Mill Marginalia Online

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children

A recent study finds that young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Youth and Adolescence, May-2018

Meditation and Aerobic Exercise Help Women Recover After Sexual Assault

The #MeToo movement has shed light on our culture's history of sexual violence and harassment. But what is being done to help women heal? New research from Rutgers' Tracey Shors found that women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from Post-Trau...

– Rutgers University

Frontiers in Neuroscience

Study: Transparency, Competition Key to Improving Legislators’ Performance

Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties. These are the key findings of new research performed in Uganda b...

– Vanderbilt University

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference and Equity to Explore Issues of Race, Media in Conference May 10-12

Issues of race and racism permeate American culture and media more than ever. The University of Washington's Center for Communication, Difference and Equity will hold a three-day conference to explore these issues and foster engagement and support am...

– University of Washington

Is It Time to Put Down Your Phone?

San Francisco State professors say there’s a strong link between digital addiction — especially in the form of compulsive smartphone use — and anxiety and depression.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


​Curves or Angles? Shapes in Businesses Affect Customer Response

When you’re waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor’s office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business affe...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Business Research

Stricter FAA Regulations on Pilots Linked to Higher Fares, Fewer Flights

When federal legislators passed a bill in 2010 requiring longer rest periods and more flight training for commercial airline pilots, the goal was to improve passenger safety. But a University of California, Irvine study has found that the regulations...

– University of California, Irvine


Workers of All Kinds-Not Just Moms- Shy Away From Employers Who Aren't Family-Friendly, According to New Study

A new study led by CSUCI Assistant Prof of Sociology Lindsey Trimble O'Connor, Ph.D. and co-authored by University of Michigan Ass't Prof of Sociology Erin Cech, work-life balance is not an issue that concerns only female employees who are often mot...

– California State University, Channel Islands

Sociological Perspectives

Kids with Pets, Rural Upbringing Become Stress-Resilient Adults

Men who were raised in the country with pets have more stress-resilient immune systems than those raised pet-free in the city, according to a new study released this week in the journal PNAS

– University of Colorado Boulder

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Take Me Home, Country Roads: The Future of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles in Rural Areas

Michigan Tech is one of eight universities competing in the AutoDrive Challenge, a design competition sponsored by SAE International and GM. Teams must convert an electrical vehicle, a Chevy Bolt, into an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle. Their first c...

– Michigan Technological University


Lonely and Non-Empathetic People More Likely to Make Unethical Shopping Decisions

Lonely consumers are capable of behaving morally, but aren’t motivated to, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Consumer Psychology, April-2018

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Q&A: UVA i.Lab-Supported Indoor Farming Startup Beanstalk Still Growing After Y Combinator

Indoor farming startup Beanstalk Farms has come a long way in a short period of time. Jack Ross and brother Michael Ross started their venture in the incubator program at the i.Lab in 2017, building a prototype and learning as much as they could abou...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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CSU Programs Help Foster Academic Success

Cal State Northridge alumnus Demontea Thompson uses his personal experience to change the narrative of foster youth in higher education.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 00:00 ET

New Report Details Experiences of Graduates with Student Loan Debt During the Great Recession

Most non-borrowers (81 percent) reported that their undergraduate education was worth the cost, compared with 69 percent of graduates who took out student loans

– RTI International

Conservation Book Addresses Fragmented Populations, Genetic Isolation

"Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations" examines how management of fragmented plant and animal populations can improve through practical applications of conservation biology.

– South Dakota State University

Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Protecting Campus Free Speech, Even When It Challenges Beliefs

Two Cornell University researchers say psychological science’s extensive study of bias offers an important lens to view conflicts of free speech vs. hate speech.

– Cornell University

Perspectives on Psychological Science, May 2018


Ultra-Safe Cells Resistant to Natural Viruses Announced as First GP-write Grand-scale Project

The Center for Excellence in Engineering Biology and the leadership of Genome Project-write (GP-write) today announced its first grand-scale community-wide project, to develop “ultra-safe cells” that resist natural viruses and potentially radiati...

– Genome Project-write (GP-write)

Embargo expired on 01-May-2018 at 07:00 ET

Be Our Guest! The Hospitality Field Is Booming

As tourism continues to grow, the CSU is providing graduates who will thrive in new fields like sustainability and guest experiences.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Partnership with Chevron Key to Advancing CSU K-12 STEM Teacher Preparation

Thanks to the generosity of Chevron, the California State University will enhance its K-12 STEM teacher preparation programs and expand specialized learning facilities on campuses. The CSU was recently awarded a $400,000 grant - the latest in a serie...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Proximity to Books and Adult Support Enhance Children’s Learning Opportunities

An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, finds a new study by New Yor...

– New York University

Urban Education, April 30 2018

Around the World in Four Years: Graduating Senior Finds Calling in Research Abroad

Summers are no time to relax for Adam Willman. Instead, the graduating Iowa State University senior in agronomy and global resource systems has hopped on a plane every summer to study and work – from California to Turkey to Morocco to China.

– Iowa State University

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Iowa State Graduate's Legacy: A Stronger Community

Malik Burton wasn’t sure college would happen. Four years later, he’s graduating Iowa State University as a campus leader in diversity and inclusion efforts, and a passionate advocate with plans to improve higher education through social justice....

– Iowa State University

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First-Generation Graduate: On the Fast Track to a Future in Social Justice

First-generation graduate Jacqueline Garcia is celebrating two milestones this weekend: She’ll receive her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and wrap up her first year of law school at Drake University in Des Moines.

– Iowa State University

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Law and Public Policy


'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.

– Santa Fe Institute

Journal of Development Economics Volume 134, September 2018, Pages 16-27

LifeWire Announcements

Dual Master's Degrees with France to Boost Defense Skills

Skilled engineers for the Australian and global defense industries will graduate from a new dual Master's degree in engineering to be offered in Australia and France.

– University of Adelaide

Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces 12 Most Effective Preachers in English-Speaking World

The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections ...

– Baylor University

Students from Massachusetts and Washington Win DOE’s 28th National Science Bowl®

Students from Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, won the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® (NSB) today in Washington, D.C. In the middle school competition, students from Odle Middle School in Bellevue, Wash...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

InterPlanetary Festival Announces June Lineup

Seamus Blackley, Cory Doctorow, Ashton Eaton, Kate Greene, Annalee Newitz, Scott Ross, Martine Rothblatt, Neal Stephenson, and Pete Worden among luminary panelists and performers to converge in Santa Fe June 7-8, 2018

– Santa Fe Institute

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Researchers Building Database of African American Civil War Soldiers

A team of researchers has launched a project that is working to put online records of the United States Colored Troops—regiments of African American soldiers that included large numbers of men who had been slaves at the start of the Civil War.

– New York University

World's Largest Exercise Class

Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES® Day beginning at 10 a.m.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D., MBA, Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018

Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D., MBA, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

West Virginia Writers' Workshop to Feature West Virginia Poet Laureate and Winner of Prestigious Fiction Award

West Virginia’s poet laureate and the winner of the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize will be instructors at this summer’s West Virginia Writers’ Workshop. The workshop, in its 22nd year, will be held on West Virginia University’s downt...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Northwestern Commemorates 1968 Takeover of Bursar’s Office by Black Students

Northwestern University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 takeover by black students of the Bursar’s Office in Evanston with several days of events in May that highlight a year-long remembrance of the pivotal event.

– Northwestern University

Ceremony Recognizes Faculty Efforts to Enhance Diversity and Equity

More than 30 faculty members and their colleagues were recognized at a Monday, April 30, reception in Guild Lounge for their efforts to enhance diversity and equity at Northwestern University.

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Professor and Renowned Translator Wins Prestigious Literary Award

Northwestern University’s preeminent translator of Polish literature, Clare Cavanagh, is among eight writers to receive The American Academy of Arts and Letters 2018 Award in Literature, given for exceptional accomplishment in writing.The honor, aw...

– Northwestern University

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at its museums.

– Smithsonian Institution

UC San Diego Historian Karl Gerth Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships

University of California San Diego Department of History professor Karl Gerth was awarded two prestigious fellowships totaling $145,000 to further his research on the implications of Chinese consumerism.

– University of California San Diego

American Psychological Association Commemorates Mental Health Awareness Month with Series of Special Activities

The American Psychological Association is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May with a range of activities aimed at providing important insights into the status of mental health for minority and vulnerable communities and finding solutions an...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

UIC Senior Morgan Pirtle Wins National Jazz Awards

Co-founder of the Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Stephen Cohen & Michael McFaul Debate: “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?”—May 9

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at NYU and Princeton University, and Stanford Professor Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, will debate “who is to blame” for the state of U.S.-Russia relations to...

– 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

Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 19:05 ET

Celebrating UIC Commencement, May 9-14

Fourteen distinguished individuals, including accomplished alumni, will visit the University of Illinois at Chicago to address the 2018 graduates and their families at celebratory commencement ceremonies May 9–14.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers to Present New Results of Landmark Study on Nurses in the Public Eye

Researchers will present findings from new research on the representation of nurses in the media, replicating the 21-year-old Woodhull Study on Nurses and the Media, at a press conference at the National Press Club.

– George Washington University

How Poetry Influences Illness and Health

How can poetry influence our experience of illness? How can the lyric form disrupt and reshape our understanding of illness and health care? These and other provocative questions at the intersection of poetry and medicine will be discussed at the nin...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern Law to Host Global Legal Innovation Summit

Thought leaders and change makers from across the globe will gather at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May to address the innovative transformation currently taking place in the legal industry around the world.

– Northwestern University

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. Exercises will take place on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am.

– Wellesley College

‘Community Dialogues’ Event in King City to Focus on Educational Attainment

CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa will host a facilitated dialogue to discuss educational attainment with members of the local community at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

– California State University, Monterey Bay





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