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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


S&T Historian’s New Book Chronicles Record Producers Who Created American Roots Music

A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Predicting What Drives People to Seek, Stay in Substance-Use Treatment

About 22 million Americans are substance dependent, yet only 2.5 million seek treatment. Reviewing 5,443 records of adult substance use treatment clients, a new study examined treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote tre...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention


In Era of #MeToo, Majority of Employees Say Their Employers Fail to Take New Steps Addressing Sexual Harassment

The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the revelations and consequences have prompted ongoing, national conversations about appropriate behavior, only 32...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 15-May-2018 at 06:00 ET

Misperceptions of Deadlines Can Have Negative Influence On Daily Decision Making, Johns Hopkins Researcher Shows

Two recent studies by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher conclude that our misperceptions based on deadlines have a direct and negative impact on how we perform certain tasks. Both papers appeared recently in the Journal of Consumer Res...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Journal of Consumer Research

When Are Puppies Cutest?

Canine researcher's discovery reveals more about the depth and origin of the human-dog relationship

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals

includes video

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them. B...

– Ohio State University

AEA Papers and Proceedings

Neighborhood Is Key Factor in Recidivism Rates for Ex-Offenders in Arkansas

The neighborhood that a person recently released from prison lives in is a key factor in whether that person will eventually return to prison, according to a study by two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In their study, “Th...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

National Institute of Justice


It’s Not Enough for Companies to Say They're a Flexible Workplace

Faculty researchers at CSU Channel Islands and Sacramento State find employees really want a work culture that supports true flexibility, engagement and work-life balance.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Middle East Expert Can Discuss U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Clashes in Israel

Dr. Muqtedar Khan, who specializes in the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy in the Arab world, can talk about the current impact and potential ramifications of the official move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Expert Available

– University of Delaware



Graduation 2018: Charlotte Robertson Earned an MBA While Feeding the Vegas Strip

Like many of her peers, Charlotte Robertson (Class of 2018) began working in restaurants to help pay her way through the University of Virginia as an undergraduate student. Unlike those who dabbled, Robertson, working at Charlottesville’s iconic C&...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


C’Mon Get Happy: Upbeat Songs by Female Singers Dominate the Charts, UCI Study Finds

Roll over, Beethoven. Elvis Presley too. Female singers with upbeat dance songs are far more likely to make the bestseller music charts, according to new findings by University of California, Irvine researchers. Yet the number of happy songs has decl...

– University of California, Irvine

Royal Society Open Science, May-2018

Law and Public Policy


Decarbonizing Electricity Generation: The Future Is Bright and Tailwinds Strong for Renewables

This week UVA Darden’s Batten Institute released the second in a series of sector-focused research reports – Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry – that looks at the role of technology and innovation in addressing climate c...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Opioid Misuse Costs Indiana Over $4 Billion Annually, or $11 Million Daily, IU Study Finds

Over the past 15 years, the number of opioid overdose deaths in Indiana has risen by more than 500 percent, while misuse of these drugs has cost the state a total of $43.3 billion, according to research from Indiana University.

– Indiana University

Survey Says: Michigan Voters Undecided on Candidates but Have Opinions on Pot

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or SOSS, revealing that many voters still are undecided on candidates b...

– Michigan State University

Professors available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opening, Iran-Israel military strikes

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

Expert Available

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

UC San Diego Extension Hits a High Note With Summer Jazz Camp

Fourteen-year-old UC San Diego Jazz Camp participant recognized with an outstanding soloist award at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. In its 16th year, the five-day UC San Diego Jazz Camp summer program is designed for intermediate to adva...

– University of California San Diego

UIC Named Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Award Winner by Dept. Of Ed.

Officials hope to hope to make UIC a carbon neutral, zero waste, net zero water and biodiverse university.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Announce Alumni Award Winners

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) announced three alumni award winners, two Distinguished Leadership Awardees and one Titan Awardee, who are innovators in biomedical, extreme environment robotics and science fiction and fantasy writ...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

New home for Dassault Systèmes at University of Adelaide

Dassault Systèmes and the University of Adelaide have further strengthened their strategic partnership, with the announcement that Dassault Systèmes will establish its South Australian regional center on campus at the University.

– University of Adelaide

University of Washington’s Janice DeCosmo Elected as 2019–2020 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Janice DeCosmo—associate vice provost for undergraduate research, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington—has been elected as the...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

New Website Guides Users of APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards

WASHINGTON -- The American Psychological Association has launched a website to guide researchers in psychology in using the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards, which are aimed at enhancing the quality of published research by promoting tra...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

International Financier Charles Ryan Appointed to Board of Trustees

Charles Ryan, a distinguished international financier who started one of Eastern Europe’s leading venture capital firms, has been appointed to the Temple University Board of Trustees.

– Temple University

U Center Receives Grant From Boeing to Expand Treatment Program for Military Service Members

An innovative program at the University of Utah proven to be effective in treating military service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts has received a significant grant from the Boeing Company that will allo...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rensselaer Center for Architecture Science and Ecology To Participate in Industry City Open Studios

The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open its doors to visitors as part of the Industry City Open Studios event in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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





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