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Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


UC San Diego Department of Music telematics concert brings musicians together over two continents — live

Fourteen musicians. Three time zones. One live concert. The UC San Diego Department of Music is set to stage a monumental feat, melding the artistry of a live concert with the technical hurdle of crossing oceans and connecting continents at lightning...

– University of California San Diego

Forging Art, Science at Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist Residency Program

This summer, seven artists are working at the Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence program. Artists from across the country and from all fields immerse themselves in the Okoboji region’s natural beauty and inspire artwork in their individual disci...

– Iowa State University


Professor's invention makes playing the trumpet easier, more accessible for musicians

Wichita State University Assistant Professor of Trumpet David Hunsicker has partnered with WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research and WSU Ventures to create the Gapper, a flexible plastic device that helps musicians control the third valve sl...

– Wichita State University

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Bad News Becomes Hysteria in Crowds, New Research Shows

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

Risk Analysis


Fleeting Feelings of Hate May Be OK for Couples, in Small Doses

What matters is whether moments of hate are truly fleeting moments versus ongoing states.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

SAGE Journals

Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a st...

– Washington University in St. Louis

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health


​Coffee helps teams work together, study suggests

Good teamwork begins with a cup of coffee for everyone, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people gave more positive reviews for their group’s performance on a task – and their own contribution – if they drank caffeinated coffee befor...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Psychopharmacology

Many U.S. Women Don't Realize They're Seeking Reproductive Care at Catholic Hospitals

More than one-third of women who go to a Catholic hospital for reproductive care aren’t aware they’re seeking obstetrical and gynecological care at a facility that may have limited health care options due to its religious affiliation.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


An abusive boss today might mean a better boss tomorrow

When bosses yell at you, your day can be ruined. It can also ruin theirs though, and can lead to major behavioral changes that flip their attitudes at work. New research from Michigan State University took prior workplace studies, which focused prima...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Applied Psychology



Academic Study Finds Brokered Deposits Are Safe and Important Deposit Funding for 21st-Century Banking Operations

An academic study conducted for the Utah Center for Financial Services demonstrates that brokered deposits are a secure source of funding for banks.

– The Utah Center for Financial Services, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET

Study Finds Challenges Addressing Sex Discrimination in Schools in #MeToo Era

People responsible for Title IX implementation often lack resources and training, study finds. Staff who are supposed to support students experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination are difficult to identify and access.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Education Policy Analysis Archives, June 2018

20 Questions With UVA Darden alumnus and Thompson Hospitality President Warren Thompson (MBA ’83)

Darden School of Business alumnus Warren Thompson (MBA ’83); the Thompson Hospitality founder, president and chairman runs one of the largest retail food and facilities management firms in the United States.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Rural gangs in Mississippi have ties to Windy City

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is shedding light on gangs in rural communities that have a connection to urban gangs in Chicago. Dr. Timothy Brown, a sociologist and associate professor of criminal justice at UA Little Rock, is st...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

California Needs Many More English Teachers. Fortunately, the CSU Is Preparing Them

More than 40 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home. But to move ahead, most need to speak, read and write English well. Enter the CSU’s many programs for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


High Schoolers Who Use Heroin Commonly Use Multiple Other Drugs

High school seniors who use heroin commonly use multiple other drugs—and not just opioids, according to a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

– New York University

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; K01DA038800; R01DA035146; R01DA041501; P30DA011041

Embargo expired on 04-Jun-2018 at 16:00 ET

Law and Public Policy


WashU Expert: Clear Principles Needed for Meaningful Digital Free Expression

Our daily lives revolve around the internet, whether it’s personal contact, news or the sharing of political views. As such, there remains significant work to do so the internet can deal with the real challenges it faces, rather than ones it fails ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

University of Maryland Legal Studies

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Disappointed and Concerned About Supreme Court Cakeshop Ruling

WASHINGTON – Following is a statement from APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, on the Supreme Court ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

38th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Takes Place

BCERC, widely considered the world’s premier conference for entrepreneurial research, was established in 1981 to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners link theory and practice, and to encourage and increase quality re...

– Babson College

The 38th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Waterford, Ireland, June 6-9, 2018

APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children

Staff members from the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have collected more than 15,000 books for children living below the poverty line in the local area.

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Celebrate Summer With Smithsonian “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— “Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 23. In addition to programs for adults and children, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight. Visi...

– Smithsonian Institution

UCI sustainability efforts earn rare STARS platinum rating

Joining an elite club of environmentally outstanding institutions, the University of California, Irvine has become only the fourth campus in the world to achieve a platinum rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Highe...

– University of California, Irvine

Whirlpool Foundation, IU alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig give $2 million to Kelley School of Business

Gifts totaling $2 million from Indiana University alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig and the Whirlpool Foundation will support IU Kelley School of Business efforts to attract and retain top faculty, provide scholarships to students, and strengthen its ini...

– Indiana University

NUS is 11th in the world: QS World University Rankings 2019


– National University of Singapore

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute’s 2018 Reporting Award Winners to Focus on Hindu Nationalism, North Korean Defectors, and Russia’s Political Activists

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2018 Reporting Award.

– New York University

AACN Announces Nursing Faculty Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Digital Innovation Bootcamp

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that 30 nursing faculty from across the nation have been selected to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, which will...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

U professor Tariq Banuri to lead Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission

University of Utah Professor Tariq Banuri has been appointed chairman of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission. Banuri moves into the role from his positions as an economics professor and associate director of the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advance...

– University of Utah

AACN and AONE Join Forces to Advance New Models of Care and Address Nursing Workforce Issues

Leaders with AACN and AONE announced the formation of a new national strategy designed to strengthen alignment between practice and academia with the goal of advancing innovative solutions to meeting the demands of the current and future healthcare s...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Increases Research Grant for New Investigators to $250,000

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), a charitable arm of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), today announced improvements to its flagship Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) for junior faculty physician anesth...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business Part of $50M Blockchain Innovation Program Launched by Ripple

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new university program founded by the distributed-ledger currency exchange company Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in ...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Life Science Professionals and Futurists Join Top Real Estate Developers and Designers to Reimagine Life Sciences Development in New York

Scientists, and biotech, engineering and commercial building and design professionals are gathering at the Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium at The New York Academy of Sciences on June 12, to reimagine New York City using biology and th...

– Symposium for Life Sciences Real Estate Development





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