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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Alcohol, Anger and Aggression: An Unhappy Combination

Researchers asked 60 adult participants (31 men, 29 women) – recruited through newspaper advertisements – to record their daily social interactions for 20 days. Specifically, for each interaction, participants reported their perception of their i...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 25-May-2018 at 10:00 ET


Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

– Intrusion Technologies

Social and Behavioral Sciences


NYU Professor Replicates Longitudinal Work on Famous Marshmallow Test for the First Time, Makes New Observations

A new replication study of the well-known “marshmallow test” – a famous psychological experiment designed to measure children’s self-control – suggests that being able to delay gratification at a young age may not be as predictive of later ...

– New York University

Psychological Science

Embargo expired on 25-May-2018 at 08:55 ET

Heart Disease Risk in Older Women, Seafood Rich Diet Helps Fertility, Gay Teens Using Adult Hook-Up Apps, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise

Study: Exercise Helps Treat Addiction by Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

– University at Buffalo

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise


Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the ...

– University of Iowa

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

The Secret to Honing Kids' Language and Literacy Skills

Research from Michigan State University found that a child’s ability to "self-regulate" is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills d...

– Michigan State University



Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and social media infiltration expert Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been selected as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Agarwal, Jerry ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Law and Public Policy


Law School Podcast: Facing the Challenges of the Global Legal Industry

In the 21st episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, and as a prelude to the Law School’s Beyond Our Borders, a two-day summit on global legal innovation earlier this month, Northwestern Law Dean Daniel Rodrigue...

– Northwestern University

includes video

GDPR: More Consumer Control and Creative Digital Marketing

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require more consumer control and creative digital marketing. To clear up some of the confusion, Venky Shankar, Professor & Coleman Chair in Marketing and Director of Research at the Center for Retailing...

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– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Announcements

Greg Fairchild Appointed UVA’s Director of Northern Virginia Operations

Professor Greg Fairchild will be the first director of northern Virginia operations for the University of Virginia.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

‘Stunning’ Short Film Exploring Landscape, Memory Selected as 8th Kamil Media Awards Grand Prize

The winning submission in this year’s UC San Diego Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards is an experimental narrative that focuses on urban landscapes, the environment and memory — a short film the Department of Visual Arts jury calls “striking and s...

– University of California San Diego

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Distinguished Global Health Leader Joins the George Washington University

The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University today announced that Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, will join the school on August 15 as the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Gl...

– George Washington University

Moody’s Investors Service Affirms Positive Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Rensselaer’s creditworthiness as A3, citing its large scale of operations, healthy student demand for its technology-oriented programs, growing net tuition revenue, strong fundraising, and President Shirley ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 24-May-2018 at 12:00 ET

Viral International Education Campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere Unveils 2019 National Scholarship Program

Temple University leads the way with eight partner colleges and universities.

– Temple University

Harvard Medical School, Meharry Medical College Team Up for Education

Meharry Medical college first among historically black schools to offer online Harvard Medical School courses to students

– Harvard Medical School

Babson College Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Babson College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, me...

– Babson College

David Eccles School of Business announces Hall of Fame Inductees

The David Eccles School of Business will induct a new member to its Hall of Fame, and honor four other alumni at its 2017 ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 30.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

University of Utah Launches Statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge

The search is on for policy and technology innovation proposals with the potential to foster access to and support for a thriving middle class in Utah — and the best ideas may be eligible for up to $1 million in funding.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Forum Promotes Collaboration, Innovation and Change

Faculty and staff gathered last week at Northwestern University's 11th annual Best Practices Forum to share ideas - and learn from colleagues.

– Northwestern University


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