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Arts and Humanities


Billy Becerra and the Unbearable Lightness of Grieving

In his son's memory, Billy Becerra and his family will participate in the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Walk & Play L.A. event on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


Curating history: UC San Diego undergraduates trained in library archives, present historical exhibits on Tijuana and the South Pacific

Students participated in the very first, two-quarter undergraduate curating course: independent study opportunities made available by the Institute of Arts and Humanities and the Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted b...

– University of Kentucky

Journal of Early Adolescence

How Was Your Day? Honesty, Both Positive and Negative, Creates Intimacy

A study of couples conducted at the University of Utah found that both partners enjoyed emotional benefits when they asked and answered the question, How was your day?

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


UF Survey: Homeowners Want to Keep Their Lawns Lush and Conserve Water

They also want a landscape with pollinators, one that helps preserve the environment and one on which they can lie in a hammock for peace of mind, said Laura Warner, a UF assistant professor of agricultural education and communication.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Teaching Your Baby Signs Can Help With Early Language Skills

CHLA Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Susan Silbert, MS, CCP-SLC, provides tips on how you can help young children benefit from simple American Sign Language gestures that can help them communicate—even before they use verbal words.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


Study: How You Love People Reflects on How You Love Pets

“Our research suggests it might be a good idea for potential close relationship partners to have compatible attitudes towards pets,” Marshall said.

– Texas Tech University

Department of Psychological Sciences

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: The haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Our most enduring regrets are the ones that stem from our failure to live up to our ideal selves, according to new Cornell University research.

– Cornell University

Emotion, April 2018

In Debate of Scheduled Versus Spontaneous Exercise, Which Motivates You More?

Older adults seem to be more motivated by scheduled workouts, including the role of a fitness coach or a significant person involved in their exercise goals, when compared to those getting exercise only through spontaneous physical activity.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)


The New Self-Esteem: Feeling Worthy From the Inside Out

Feeling Worthy from the Inside Out by Aaron Cooper, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist

– Family Institute at Northwestern University



New wine course blends insights from the best

An innovative new short course will give industry professionals access to the best minds from two of the world’s greatest wine locations: Adelaide, Australia and Bordeaux, France.

– University of Adelaide

The Business of Wine

Law and Public Policy


Study: WIC Participation Better Among Vulnerable, US Citizen Children Whose Mothers are Eligible for DACA

Results of a study of nearly 2,000 U.S. citizen children and their mothers add to growing evidence of the multigenerational, beneficial effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy on children who are citizens, illu...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Pediatrics

Study shows that gun purchase delays can reduce suicide rates

UAB economists show the benefits of gun purchase delay policy in relation to suicide rates.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Economic Journal

Primary to yield record number of women on general election ballot

More women are running for political office motivated by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. This could lead to a record number of women serving in one state legislature, according to an analysis by the Catt Center for Women and Politics.

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– Iowa State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

EU Commission Refers 6 Countries to EU Court for Failure to Keep EU Air Quality Standards

European Commissioner Vella has referred 6 out of 9 countries to the European Court of Justice for failure to keep EU air quality standards.

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Statement of APA President Regarding the Traumatic Effects of Separating Immigrant Families

Following is the statement of APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, regarding the deleterious impact on the health and well-being of children and families who are separated as they seek to enter the United States without proper documentation: ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Professor Emily Liu Receives ELATE at Drexel Fellowship

Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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UVA i.Lab Announces 2018 Summer Incubator and Startup Grants Program Ventures

The W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory (i.Lab) at the Darden School of Business welcomes 23 new ventures to its flagship 2018 i.Lab Incubator program. This summer’s startups include founders from six UVA schools.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

School of Social Work to Host Annual Summer Institute on Aging June 12-14

West Virginia University’s annual Summer Institute on Aging Conference will be held Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14 at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center. The Summer Institute on Aging conference was created to provide continuing e...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Summer Institute on Aging Conference, June 12-14, 2018

UVA’s New Master’s in Business Analytics Program Accepting Applications for August 2018 Start

The University of Virginia is now officially accepting applications for its new Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). The program received formal approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on 22 May.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Carlos Escoto Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Carlos Escoto—psychology professor, chair of the Department of Psychological Science, and coordinator for undergraduate research and creative activities at Eastern Connecticut State University—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Counci...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


WASHINGTON – APA fellow David G. Myers, PhD, and his wife, Carol, have donated $1 million to the American Psychological Foundation.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Wayne State College of Nursing receives $2.6M HRSA grant to expand BSN training in Detroit

The need for nurses who practice on community-based primary care and public health teams is growing. As health care moves from hospital settings to the community, these teams will need RNs working to the full scope of their license, particularly in a...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

Health Resources and Services Administration

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Putting the World Back in the World Cup”—June 7 Symposium

NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) will host “Beautiful Games? Putting the World Back in the World Cup,” a one-day symposium on the global phenomenon that is the World Cup, on Thurs., June 7, 2-8 p.m.

– New York University

LifeWire Marketplace

Binghamton University professor publishes his first mystery novel

S.G Grant, an award-winning professor of history education at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has published his first novel, Stealing Homer, under the pseudonym Geoffrey Scott.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York





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