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Monday, May 14, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Every Monday Should be World No Tobacco Day

Quit and Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, provides free resources to help smokers quit for World No Tobacco Day, and every Monday

– Monday Campaigns

includes video


IU Scientists Find First Evidence Animals Can Mentally Replay Past Events

The ability to test human types of memory in animals will strengthen the search for drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease.

– Indiana University

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Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Can Affect Infant Size, Behavior

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

– University at Buffalo

Child Development

Rising Religious “None” Rates Linked to Conservative Christian Politics

A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correlation between these activities and a rising number of people who do not affiliate with a specifi...

– University at Buffalo

Political Research Quarterly



Report: An ‘F’ Grade for the Nation’s Initial Three-Year Degree Programs

More schools are offering three-year degrees to counter the ever-rising costs of a college education, but a new analysis finds these new programs are failing students.

– Johns Hopkins University

Progressive Policy Institute, May-2018

Craft and Camp: Students Design Innovative Structures for Annual Competition

From concept to construction, Cal Poly’s Design Village provides students with experiential learning in the great outdoors.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


UVA Darden Panel Explores How to Get Started in VC, Ethics and Privacy Concerns of New Tech

Speaking to students and alumni at a University of Virginia Darden School of Business Reunion Weekend panel moderated by Professor Elena Loutskina, three alumni with a track record of success in the industry detailed their own paths to successful car...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Professors Win Aspen Institute Award for Innovative Course on Economic Inequality

The innovative and intensive eight-week “Economic Inequality and Social Mobility” seminar co-taught by Professors Jim Freeland and Ed Freeman was named as a winner of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award by the Aspen Institute Business & Society P...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Graduation 2018: UVA Darden Student to Earn Third Degree, Start Third Business Venture

Corbin Norman will soon graduate from the Darden Executive MBA program, after which he plans to move to Sweden to start a new venture.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

From 10-Minute Pitches to a 10-Week Intensive: Meet Three Startups Accepted to CYstarters

After a 10-week intensive accelerator program this summer, a new cohort of Iowa State University student entrepreneurs will come up for air with a plan to move their startup businesses forward. Meet three of the startups that made the cut for this ye...

– Iowa State University

Pop Culture


Texas A&M Study: Tasty Turtle Dish Had Some Facing Extinction

Funny thing about restaurant menus. They often are among the best gauges of telling us how tastes have changed – quite literally – and how economic good times come and go.

– Texas A&M University

Marine and Coastal Fisheries, April-2018

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Online Campaign #holdmediaaccountable Launched to Rein in Media Companies

A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal? To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat ...

– University at Buffalo

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 12-May-2018 at 12:30 ET

Professor Wins Award for Study Showing Connection Between Neighborhood, Homeowner’s Association and Higher Property Values

Homeowners in the Little Rock area who are looking for a long-term return on their investment should look for neighborhoods with a neighborhood or homeowner’s association, according to a study by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor. ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 10-May-2018 at 12:00 ET

UVA Darden Announces Foundational Gifts to Launch Initiative for Transformational Leadership and Learning

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced plans to launch a new research Center of Excellence: the Initiative for Transformational Leadership and Learning, a multidisciplinary initiative intended to develop and implement a sc...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Professor Receives Award for ‘Socially Engaged Art Project’ Focusing on Incarceration Issues

UIC professor works with people with records on public art projects to support prison policy change

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Latino Cultural Center Leader Honored as ‘Cultural Champion’

Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Charles Whitaker Named Medill Interim Dean

Charles Whitaker, currently the associate dean of journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, has been named interim dean of the school, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today....

– Northwestern University

Provost, VP statements on appellate decision in Vengalattore v. Cornell University

Statement on NYS appellate decision in Vengalattore v. Cornell University from Vice President for University Relations Joel M. Malina and Provost Michael Kotlikoff

– Cornell University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Binghamton University to host its first-ever alternative graduation ceremony for observant Jewish students

For the first time ever, Binghamton University will host an alternative graduation ceremony to accommodate observant Jewish students and their family members who would otherwise be unable to attend their graduation

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Co-Writer of the Black Panther Comics to Speak at Kellogg

Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor, co-writer of the Black Panther comics, will discuss Afrofuturism and African-based science fiction Thursday (May 10) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.The talk, which begins at 5:15 p.m...

– Northwestern University





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