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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, May 21, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Preventing Murder by Addressing Domestic Violence

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found 45 percent of victims were at high risk for homicide and severe assault, in a one-year assessment

– Case Western Reserve University



Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

– Universite de Montreal

Canada Journal of Psychiatry, April 22, 2018.


Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? Add Language to the Math, Reading Mix

A University of Washington study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.

– University of Washington

Early Childhood Research Quarterly



Iowa State Students Develop Plans for Crowded Cemeteries, a Looming Issue for Communities Across the Nation

An Iowa State University researcher brought his unique work to the classroom, studying the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, which – like many c...

– Iowa State University


‘Undermatched’ Students Less Likely to Graduate on Time Compared to Peers

A new University at Buffalo study finds that undermatching — when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit — correlates to another higher educati...

– University at Buffalo

Study Snapshot: College Undermatching, Degree Attainment, and Minority Students

Law and Public Policy


Little Difference Between Gun Owners, Non-Gun Owners on Key Gun Policies, Survey Finds

A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners in their support for policies that restrict or regulate firearms.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 17-May-2018 at 16:00 ET

What's Trending in Fake News? IU Tools Show Which Stories Go Viral, and if 'Bots' Are to Blame

Researchers at the IU Observatory on Social Media have upgraded two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.

– Indiana University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Federal Judge: Prison Officials May Not Forcibly Cut Rastafarian Inmate’s Dreadlocks, Violate His Religious Freedom

A team of aw students prevailed in a federal lawsuit arguing that an Ohio inmate should be allowed to keep his dreadlocks, protecting his religious freedom.

– Case Western Reserve University

Science Diplomacy Center Expands Reach After a Year of Connecting Policymakers and Scientists

Arriving at a critical time in global governance and foreign affairs, the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University capped its first year working to bridge the gap between policymakers and the scientific...

– Tufts University

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LifeWire Announcements

School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee Elects New Architecture Chair

Mo Zell was elected to serve as chair of the architecture department at UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture & Urban Planning effective August 1, 2018.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Monica Moody Moore Named Dean Of Graduate Admissions At F. W. Olin Graduate School At Babson College

Monica Moody Moore has been appointed Dean of Graduate Admissions at the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College responsible domestically and abroad for the enrollment growth and strengthened market position of Babson’s graduate de...

– Babson College

Rutgers School of Public Health: Convocation 2018

Convocation remarks by Dean Perry N. Halkitis of the Rutgers School of Public Health to the graduating class of 2018.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

UC San Diego Extension Honors Veterans Through Continued Education

In an effort to help military veterans discover new careers or enhance their current skills, UC San Diego Extension provides a wide range of courses and certificate programs aimed at their success in the civilian workforce.

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Herbie Hancock Tells Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates To Nurture Their Humanity at 212th Commencement

When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Mi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Meet the Class of 2018: An Overview of Commencement

Rensselaer set to host 212th Commencement Ceremony on May 19

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Next Generation of Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

More than 340 uniformed professionals will receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) 39th co...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)





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