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Monday, May 7, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Temple University Professors Win Coveted Guggenheim Fellowships

Faculty members in Boyer College of Music and Dance and the College of Liberal Arts won prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships to pursue research.

– Temple University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


DNA Sequences Suggest 250 People Made Up Original Native American Founding Population

An international research team's analysis of DNA sequences suggests the Native American founding population that migrated from Siberia consisted of approximately 250 people.

– University of Kansas

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Study: Maternal Placenta Consumption Causes No Harm to Newborns

A joint UNLV and Oregon State University study found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies when compared to infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Around a Million Fewer People Moved House in the 2000s Than in the 1970s – Queen’s University Belfast Researcher

Dr Ian Shuttleworth, a leading researcher from the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s, discovered that the decrease predates the Great Recession and is not just explained by economic issues.

– Queen's University Belfast

Population, Space and Place



Non-White Scholars Are Underrepresented in Scholarly Articles in Communications

Non-White scholars continue to be underrepresented in publication rates, citation rates, and editorial positions in communications and media studies, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and publishe...

– New York University

Journal of Communication

A life changed

Randy Santiago never expected to leave his Chicago neighborhood, let alone go to college. Yet on May 13 he’ll graduate from Cornell College and will head to Madrid, Spain, with a Fulbright Award.

– Cornell College


Endorsements Enhance an MBA Applicant’s Chance

A Cornell University researcher and his colleague offer the first empirical evidence an the effect of personal endorsements in MBA programs.

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy


BW Ohio Poll: Primary Voters Favor Renacci, Dewine, Cordray; Many Still Undecided


– Baldwin Wallace University

Ohio 2018 primary poll report

LifeWire Announcements

Iowa State University Student Named Udall Scholar

Zoey Mauck, an Iowa State University senior working toward degrees in landscape architecture and community and regional planning, has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar for her tireless efforts to make communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-accessible...

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 07-May-2018 at 09:00 ET

Citing Health and Safety Concerns, President Pollack Initiates Greek Life Reforms

President Martha E. Pollack has initiated reforms to Greek life at Cornell. In a message to the campus community May 4, she outlined a series of changes that will take effect – some immediately – through fall 2021.

– Cornell University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Named Inaugural Endowed Chair for Self-Care Research

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb has been named the inaugural Sarah E. Allison Professor for Research and Self-Care.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins Temple’s first-Ever Carnegie Fellowship

College of Education Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab has won a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for her scholarship and activism in food and housing insecurity among college students.

– Temple University

UC San Diego Professor Wins 2018 China Residency Exchange Fellowship

University of California San Diego professor Natalia Molina has been awarded the 2018 China Residency at Wuhan University by the Organization of American Historians. Given in partnership with the American History Research Association of China, the re...

– University of California San Diego

Rutgers School of Public Health Appoints Biostatistics Chair

Dr. Jason Roy, PhD, will join the Rutgers School of Public Health as the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics on July 1, 2018.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Milken Institute School of Public Health Names 2018 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor

Now in its 15th year, the Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor Program honors individuals whose life long contributions to community health centers and medically underserved communities have transformed the fields of public health policy and practice....

– George Washington University

Life Sciences Firms’ Lost Opportunities and ‘CryptoRuble’ Among Topics in Research Magazine from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

The spring 2018 issue of Changing Business, the twice-yearly magazine showcasing faculty research from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is now available online and in print.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Changing Business

Northwestern Honors Teachers Who Pushed Students ‘to Go Beyond the Coursework’

Northwestern’s 2018 Distinguished Secondary Teacher Awards honor educators in California, Illinois and Ohio Teachers and their schools each will receive $5,000 Award recipients will be recognized at honor ceremony, commencement

– Northwestern University

Foundation Gives $6 Million to Support New Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Building

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation of Philadelphia has given $6 million to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) to fund the expansion of its current Anne M. Pinkard building.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The (Down)beat goes on for Jazz Program

Sacramento State’s Jazz Program continues to rack up awards. Downbeat magazine, the bible of the jazz industry

– California State University, Sacramento

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump”—Duke Law School’s Jedediah Purdy, May 11

Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, will deliver “This Land is Our Land: Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump,” a free public lecture, on Fri., May 11.

– New York University

After Nature: Environmental Law, Politics, and Ethics in the Anthropocene

Northwestern’s TEACHx 2018 Promotes Teaching and Learning Through Technology

Showcases instructors who are pioneering experiments in teaching and learning through technology Highlights opportunities for collaboration among instructors, students, learning designers and educational technology specialists Brings together growi...

– Northwestern University

Renowned Journalist Nicholas Kristof Speaks On Justice And Society

Renowned New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof will speak on May 3 at the Peabody Library in Baltimore on the need to build a fairer society.

– University of Maryland School of Medicine





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