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Monday, June 25, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Notes & Words Rocks the Fox Theater

Dave Grohl, frontman of rock band Foo Fighters, joined renowned authors for the ninth annual Notes & Words on Saturday, May 12, at the historic Fox Theater. This one-night-only event raised more than $1.8 million for our Oakland campus.

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Can the Kids Wait? Today's Youngsters May Be Able to Delay Gratification Longer Than Those of the 1960s

WASHINGTON -- Some 50 years since the original “marshmallow test” in which most preschoolers gobbled up one treat immediately rather than wait several minutes to get two, today’s youngsters may be able to delay gratification significantly longe...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Developmental Psychology

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2018 at 09:00 ET

Justice Not Blind to Gender Bias

The new study shows gender bias skews the way people perceive an attorney’s effectiveness when expressing anger.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Law and Human Behavior

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2018 at 00:00 ET


Crisis Can Force Re-Evaluation and Derail Efforts to Reach Goals

Setbacks are to be expected when pursuing a goal, whether you are trying to lose weight or save money. The challenge is getting back on track and not giving up after a difficulty or crisis, says an Iowa State marketing professor working on practical ...

– Iowa State University

Psychology & Marketing

Writing Away the Body Image Blues

In a new study, Renee Engeln, author of “Beauty Sick” (HarperCollins, 2017), tested the effect of three specific writing exercises on college women’s body satisfaction, along with co-author Natalie G. Stern also of Northwestern.

– Northwestern University

Psychology of Women Quarterly

New Book Explores How Expressive Arts Have the Power to Effect Social Change

Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change explores the values and benefits of expressive arts (i.e. visual arts, movement and dance, expressive forms of writing and narrative, music, and performance) and the role they can play in social work ...

– University of Manitoba

Pop Culture


Smithsonian Snapshot: “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”

This stamp, featuring the 1993 movie Jurassic Park’s iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, was released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 as part of a souvenir sheet “Celebrate The Century: 1990s.” Legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan illustrated th...

– Smithsonian Institution

LifeWire Announcements

Nonprofit Monday Campaigns’ Creative Team Turns Sometimes-Dreaded Monday into a Happy Monday

Former ad agency professionals with The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health marketing organization, are adding levity backed by science to public health promotions. Their twists on usually understated nonprofit promo recently won two Hermes C...

– Monday Campaigns

Nuclear Engineering Expert Honored by Health Physics Society

Nuclear engineering expert George Xu, the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Health Physics Society. The award will b...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2018 at 12:00 ET

UIC awarded $1M grant to advance inclusion in STEM education

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

NYIT Names Nada M. Anid to Head Strategic Communications and External Affairs

NYIT President Hank Foley, Ph.D., has appointed Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., to lead the newly created office of Strategic Communications and External Affairs. A results-oriented leader with astute business acumen, Anid served as the first female dean of...

– New York Institute of Technology

NSF Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment

NSF has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah. This project, titled Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in...

– University of Utah

The Gerontological Society Of America Forms Partnership With Organization For Associate Degree Nursing

The Gerontological Society Of America Forms Partnership With OADN

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Six CSU Faculty Members Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Six California State University faculty members have been given the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award this year. The five-year award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in rese...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Texas Tech Named Finalist for National Community Engagement Award

Texas Tech University has been selected as one of four regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, designating the university as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Schola...

– Texas Tech University

President Ochoa Receives Human Excellence Award in Education

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) President Eduardo M. Ochoa was awarded the Human Excellence in Education Award this week at the Hope Collaborative’s 2018 Human Excellence Awards Conference.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Olin and Emerson Colleges Collaborate on Remaking Education Event

Olin and Emerson Colleges have joined forces to produce a groundbreaking one-day event—Remaking Education—designed to raise awareness of the need for change in education, and to inspire action among leaders in education, business, and the non-pro...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Bringing Study Abroad to Commuters: A Case Study at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Studying abroad can impart a number of valuable, lifelong skills in students, including improved foreign language skills, appreciation for other cultures and, importantly, access to unique learning opportunities only available in certain countries an...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

‘Exam Roulette’ Could Quell Essay-induced Anxiety

For many students, essay tests are a source of dread and anxiety. But for professors, these tests provide an excellent way to assess a student’s depth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills. At the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) In...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

Online Professional Development Boosts Teachers’ Confidence, Knowledge

Multiple factors go into making an effective professional development (PD) program for K–12 teachers. Focusing on content, active learning, collaboration and coaching support and using models of effective teaching can broaden the knowledge of scien...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET


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