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Arts and Humanities


Students Use GIS Mapping to Experience Survivors’ Journeys

Students at the University of Redlands are using GIS mapping technology to retell stories of systematic persecution, courage, and resilience shared by those who survived one of history’s most horrific genocides.

– University of Redlands


Iowa State Students Design, Build Children’s Garden at Iowa Women’s Prison

Iowa State University design students worked with incarcerated women and prison staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to design and build a children’s garden, which will encourage positive family visits and healthy relationships.

– Iowa State University


Author Charles Johnson — with New Story Collection 'Night Hawks' Out — Discusses the Anatomy of a Short Story

The dozen stories in "Night Hawks," published this month by Scribner, range from realism to light science fiction, myth and his own personal experiences, laced gently with humor and philosophy.

– University of Washington

Social and Behavioral Sciences


How Parents Cause Children’s Friendships to End

A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups. Researchers examined parenting styles as well as mother and father self-reported depressive symptoms to p...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Family Psychology


From the Mouths of Babes: Infants Really Enjoy Hearing From Their Peers

Sorry, new parents -- even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers -- other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from th...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

175th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 09-May-2018 at 08:00 ET

includes video

Top-Ranked Reviewers Aren't the Top Influencers When It Comes to Online Sales, Study Says

Top-ranked reviewers on online retail sites such as may influence purchases, but a research study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business finds that those who post reviews less often and more informally can be seen as more trus...

– Indiana University

Workplace Wellness Program Study Measures Quality of Life Variables

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s success—and whether it was worth an employer’s investment—dep...

– University of Georgia

Journal of Environment and Occupational Medicine

Idle Talk or Fierce Competition? FSU Research Finds Women Use Gossip as a Weapon Against Romantic Rivals

Researcher finds adult women use the same techniques as adolescent girls

– Florida State University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Religious Left Mobilized in Solidarity for Women's March on Chicago, Study Finds

Kriag Beyerlein’s study, co-authored with Notre Dame graduate student Peter Ryan, compares the 2017 Women’s March Chicago with historical examples of religiously motivated progressive social activism and is now published in Sociology of Religion...

– University of Notre Dame

Sociology of Religion

Creating a Compelling Character to Aid Latinas with Depression and Anxiety

Imagining how a compelling story could ignite interest in a topic that is often considered taboo, MarySue Heilemann, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, set out to create such a project to attract English-speaking Latinas with elevated symptoms ...

– UCLA School of Nursing

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Motivational Interviewing More Effective Than Lectures

Michael “Mick” MacLean, associate professor of psychology, who has done extensive research on adolescent alcohol and substance use. Most recently, he’s implemented a strategy for reaching teens who are experiencing substance-related problems bu...

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– SUNY Buffalo State


Researchers Use Emojis to Develop a Modern Face Scale for Product Testing

A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better t...

– Kansas State University

Food Quality and Preference

Video Game Designer Says Medium Can Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue and Increased Self-Awareness

Video games can be used for more than just entertainment, they can also help raise awareness for mental illness and diseases, said Doris C. Rusch, an associate professor of game design in DePaul University’s School of Design.

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– DePaul University


Oversharing Can Have Consequences, Research Says

Researcher finds that relationships are at risk when people fail to set expectations about the sharing of private information.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Communication Studies, Vol. 69, 2018

How Recent Economy Kept Black, White Young Adults From Leaving Nest

Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their parents, but the reasons why differ starkly by race, a study concludes.

– Johns Hopkins University

Journal of Housing Economics, Apr-2018; 180748

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

“Between a bouquet that lasts one or two weeks at most and an orchid that can stay in bloom for three months and live up for 15 years or longer, orchids are definitely a winner for any mom’s heart,” said UF/IFAS environmental horticulture profe...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences



Troubling Stats for Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

By federal law passed in 1975, children with intellectual disabilities are supposed to spend as much time as possible in general education classrooms.But a new study suggests that progress toward that goal has stalled.

– Ohio State University

American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host 95th Annual Conference

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will host its 95th Annual Conference from June 20-23 in Columbus, OH. ADHA’s Annual Conference is North America’s premier dental hygiene event.

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

ADHA's 95th Annual Conference, June 20-23, 2018

Profiles in Student Success: Anthony Karambelas

Anthony Karambelas was just 14 when he started at Cal State LA. Now 16, the third-year English student says he’s found the ideal place to learn.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

includes video


Introducing Graduate Students Across the Globe to Photon Science

Brookhaven Lab recently started an online course to teach graduate students about the advanced material characterization techniques available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


Stay Safe, Take the Bus

A Montreal study reveals that people who travel by car are four times more likely to be injured than people who travel by city bus. Buses are safer for cyclists and pedestrians, too.

– Universite de Montreal

Journal of Urban Health, al of Urban Health April 2018, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 196–207


Mandatory National Menu Labeling Underway. While It Is a Good Start, Restaurants Could Voluntarily Do Much More, According to Virginia Tech Expert

Restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.

– Virginia Tech

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Policy Key to Healthy Communities

175 students from 16 California State University campuses experience health policy making firsthand

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Embargo expired on 09-May-2018 at 08:05 ET

LifeWire Announcements

Commencement 2018 Profiles

In the days leading up to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Commencement ceremony on May 19, we are sharing profiles of some of our outstanding students

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 09-May-2018 at 14:00 ET

University of Nebraska Partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory

Goal is to make University of Nebraska go-to place for biodefense education for students hoping to work for the Department of Defense. Vision is to build an education pipeline that starts at the undergraduate level and continues through the graduate...

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Babson College Establishes Women In Technology Board

Babson College has launched the Babson Women in Technology Board in support of the Babson Women in Technology Initiative (B-WIT). B-WIT’s mission is to further support Babson women in the technology industry by providing resources, a professional n...

– Babson College

NYIT Receives Grant to Support Higher Education in Architecture and Design

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has received a grant exceeding $2 million from the IDC Foundation to support higher education in architecture and design.

– New York Institute of Technology

Texas Tech University Cuts Ribbon on Costa Rica Campus

Red Raiders have arrived in Costa Rica, ready to cut the ribbon on the university’s first international campus, Texas Tech University at Costa Rica (TTU-CR), located in the capital city of San Jose. The ribbon cutting is one more step in the univer...

– Texas Tech University

Babson Among Top MBA Programs For Finance Careers According To Financial Times

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business full-time MBA program has been recognized as one of the top 50 for a career in finance worldwide, according to the Finan¬cial Times (FT) Top MBAs for Finance 2018 ranking.

– Babson College

Design for America Recognized with Prestigious National Design Award

Design for America (DFA), a national network of students, mentors and community leaders using design thinking to tackle social challenges, has been recognized with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for corporate and i...

– Northwestern University

NYIT Adds Two Entrepreneurial Financial Strategists to Its Board

Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), today announced that two executives with proven track records in organizational leadership, financial services management, technology, and business innovation hav...

– New York Institute of Technology

APA Names Chief of Professional Practice

WASHINGTON – Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP, has been named chief of professional practice of the American Psychological Association, responsible for promoting the practice of psychology and the availability of behavioral health services through fed...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Netscape Co-Founder, Saints Hero, Grammy Winner, Healthcare Advocate Honored at Tulane Commencement


– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Commencement 2018 Profiles

In the days leading up to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Commencement Ceremony on May 19, we are sharing profiles of some of our outstanding students

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 08-May-2018 at 16:00 ET

Saint Joseph’s University to Celebrate Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Jameer Nelson, the all-time leading scorer in Saint Joseph's men's basketball history and NBA All-Star, is among the graduates participating in SJU's 167th commencement exercises.

– Saint Joseph's University





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