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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Why We Won't Get to Mars Without Teamwork

If humanity hopes to make it to Mars anytime soon, we need to understand not just technology, but the psychological dynamic of a small group of astronauts trapped in a confined space for months with no escape, according to a paper published in Americ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 24-May-2018 at 09:00 ET


​Why an Upcoming Appointment Makes Us Less Productive

You’ve got a full hour until your next meeting. But you probably won’t make the most of that time, new research suggests. In a series of eight studies, both in the lab and real life, researchers found that free time seems shorter to people when i...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Consumer Research

New Book Focuses on Impact of Online Content Moderators

In his new book, “Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media,” Tarleton Gillespie investigates how social media platforms police what we post online, and the large societal impact o...

– Cornell University

“Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media,”


Income Inequality Is Changing the Nature of How Parents Invest in Their Kids, Widening Class Divides in the U.S.

A new study shows that rising income inequality in the U.S. has led affluent parents to increase spending on their children, widening the gap in child investment along class lines. The results suggest that income inequality erodes the equality of opp...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Review

Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like do...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frontiers in Psychology May 22, 2018

Texas Tech Student Creates 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for Local Child Using Library Makerspace

SivaTeja Pati, a biology major at Texas Tech University, presented Toby with a custom-made, Spider-Man-patterned prosthetic hand he designed and 3D printed for the boy, using the Makerspace in the University Library.

– Texas Tech University


Age-Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years

a new study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborators published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughl...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

JAMA Pediatrics; R01-MH093552

Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 11:00 ET



Art Historian Brian Goldstein Shines Light on Overlooked Architect

A new grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago will help Assistant Professor of Art History Brian Goldstein continue his research on architecture through the lens of social and racial justice, and more specifi...

– Swarthmore College

Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race. Flo...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Ithaca College Graduates Urged to Live Their Values

Despite being part of a generation that has come of age in an era fraught with conflict and unprecedented challenges, members of the Ithaca College Class of 2018 were urged to live their values and find ways to help those in need through gestures lar...

– Ithaca College

UVA Darden, Cambridge Judge, HKU Partner to Bring Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference to Hong Kong for First Time

The Darden School of Business joined the Judge Business School and their new partner, the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU), to co-host the 9th annual Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference in Hong Kong on 9...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Class of 2018 Urged to ‘Dream Big and Small,’ Graduates Enter Strong Job Market

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed more than 460 new graduates to its alumni ranks on 20 May during a hot and sunny graduation ceremony on Darden’s Flagler Court.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Graduate Presents Alzheimer's Research at Harvard, Capitol Hill

Wichita State graduate Abdul-Mannaan Giles was selected out of 400 national entries to present his research to members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

– Wichita State University

Bulldogs in Australia: CHARGE Syndrome Conference Takes MSU Faculty, Grad Students on Research Adventure

School psychology doctoral students in Mississippi State’s College of Education are participating in the 13th Biennial CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Accompanying the students is MSU Assistant Professor of School Psychology Kas...

– Mississippi State University

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Pop Culture


Smithsonian Snapshot: “Get This Man a Shield!”

Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen. This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from 201...

– Smithsonian Institution

Law and Public Policy


Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without pa...

– Florida Atlantic University

Social Work in Health Care


Study: Guns in Chicago Just ‘2.5 Handshakes’ Away

In one of the first studies to try to map a gun market using network science, researchers used the novel scientific approach to understand how close offenders are to guns in the city of Chicago.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

Fundraising Gaining Momentum with More Than $2 Million to Support Babson College Recreation and Athletics Center

Babson College is transforming the campus experience for students and faculty as part of its upcoming Centennial Celebration, including investing in the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Center (BRAC), scheduled for completion in Fall 2019.

– Babson College

University Venture Fund — Impact Investing: Student Venture Fund Completes First-Round Close at $8.2m

The Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business today announced the successful first-round close of University Venture Fund — Impact Investing (UVF II), an $8.2 million fund that follows on the heels of the orig...

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Department of Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee Elects New Chair, Lingqian (Ivy) Hu

Faculty in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have elected Lingqian (Ivy) Hu to serve as chair of school’s internationally recognized department of urban planning.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Redlands School of Education Dean Named Impact Academy Fellow

Dr. Andrew Wall, dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands, was named an Impact Academy fellow, joining a cohort of leaders chosen for their commitment to improving educator preparation. Wall is one of 13 fellows in the academy’...

– University of Redlands

Embargo expired on 22-May-2018 at 10:05 ET

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UW-Eau Claire's Karen Havholm Elected as Treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Karen Havholm, director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, has been elected treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Graduate Largest Ever PhD Class at 2018 Ceremony

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2018 class will be the largest PhD class to ever graduate from the school with a total of 10 students—underscoring the school’s commitment to advancing science and preparing n...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Babson College Celebrates Groundbreaking For Babson Commons At Horn Library

Babson College held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Babson Commons at Horn Library project on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Largely supported through the generosity of the Weissman Family with additional support from Stephen Cutler MBA'61, this 10,000-...

– Babson College

Two New Fellowships Will Benefit NYU Science Journalism Students

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Felsten Fishman Family Foundation are funding new fellowships for students in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

– New York University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Renowned Iranian-Kurdish Filmmaker Screens Three of His Films at Northwestern

Renowned Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi will visit Northwestern University for a series of screenings and conversations May 23-25.

– Northwestern University





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