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That Sound Makes Me Dizzy

Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered why certain people experience dizziness when they hear a particular sound, such as a musical tone. For patients with semicircular canal dehiscence, certain acoustic tones cause the inner ear flu...

– University of Utah

Scientific Reports


Pucker Up, Baby! Lips Take Center Stage in Infants’ Brains, Study Says

Researchers used brain imaging to gauge how the hand, foot and lips are represented in the brains of 2-month-olds – a much younger age than has been studied previously. It is believed to be the first to reveal the greater neurological activity asso...

– University of Washington

Developmental Science; SMA-1540619, BCS-1460889

Arts and Humanities


Reaching for Tissues at the Symphony? It’s Probably Solo Time

A new study helps illuminate the ways in which a composer might intentionally impart sadness into the lines of an orchestral piece. Here’s a clue: It doesn’t take much. The solo player proves to be an important element of the kind of songs that t...

– Ohio State University

Music Perception

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Intimate Partner Violence Doesn’t End with the Relationship

Violence that occurs between intimate partners does not end with the relationship’s conclusion, yet few resources exist to help survivors move beyond the betrayal of abusive relationships in order to begin new, healthy relationships. The effects o...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Interpersonal Violence


Male Couples Report as Much Domestic Violence as Straight Couples

Nearly half of all men in a new study about intimate partner violence in male couples report being victims of abuse.

– University of Michigan

American Journal of Men's Health

How Women Define Their Sexual Histories Affects How They Are Influenced by Them, Study

While it’s estimated that more than a third of women have had nonconsensual sexual experiences in their lifetime, the way they define those experiences may influence their sexual wellbeing, according to psychology researchers at The University of T...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

CIHR: 152269

Less Is More: Researchers Find Lower Heart Rate Variability in Children Is Protective Against Long-Term Effects of Maternal Postpartum Depression

A relatively simple, noninvasive biological test conducted shortly after birth could help researchers identify which children are most vulnerable to the effects of maternal postpartum depression.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Child Development

Living in Areas with Less Sun May Increase Your Risk of OCD

Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, June-2018

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Reducing Deaths From Opioid Overdoses in Illinois

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher says most overdoses and opioid-related overdose deaths in Illinois are now caused by heroin use, often in combination with potent synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and carfentanyl.

– University of Illinois at Chicago



How Six School Districts Changed the Principal Supervisor Role to Better Support Principals

Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.

– Wallace Foundation

High school student mentored by UA Little Rock chemistry professors wins more than $60k for outstanding research

When most people think of tea and molasses, their thoughts don’t stray any further than the kitchen. Meghana Bollimpalli, a Central High School student who was mentored by two chemistry professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, saw ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Syrians’ Pursuit of Peace and Justice in the Midst of War

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor visited Syrian refugees and activists in Turkey and Lebanon in the last of four trips to war-affected countries by an 18-member international research team investigating how peace can be achieved in s...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Research reveals motivations and rewards of citizen scientists

– North Carolina State University

International Journal of Science Education, July 2018; 1114500

Embargo expired on 10-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET


How Do Cultural Ideologies within STEM Lead to Inequality?

Erin Cech, University of Michigan, will report on several NSF-funded surveys and interview-based studies as the plenary speaker at Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 3 (DMMM3) later this month.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Law and Public Policy


Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Increased Health Care Access for Gay Men: Vanderbilt Study

One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

– Vanderbilt University

National Bureau of Economic Research

Supreme Court Justices Should Have Term Limits

Life tenure for Supreme Court Justices, combined with increasing partisan polarization, is a toxic combination that is poisoning our democracy, according to Neal Allen, associate professor of political science at Wichita State University.

Expert Available

– Wichita State University

LifeWire Announcements

Youth Villages Names New Chairman of the Board

James “Jimmy” D. Lackie has been named chairman of the board of directors of Youth Villages, the national nonprofit organization headquartered in Memphis.

– Youth Villages

UVA Darden Partners With The House Student Leadership Center to Form the EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute and Certificate Program for Teens in Washington DC Region

Today, The House Student Leadership Center announced its partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in the formation of The EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Indoor Farming Startup Receives 2018 Kathryne Carr Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from UVA iLab

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced Beanstalk Farms founders Michael Ross and brother Jack Ross, as recipients of the 2018 Kathryne Carr Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab at UVA.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

‘Call Me MISTER’ initiative comes to UIC to train more teachers of color

Call Me MISTER” initiative at UIC focuses on training men of color to teach in CPS elementary grades. The initiative is part of a national effort started at Clemson University to get more male teachers of color in the elementary grades.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Almost Half of Students Offered Admission for Fall Quarter at UCI Are First-Generation

The University of California, Irvine will be bustling in September. The campus has offered admission to more than 36,000 freshmen and transfer students for the fall 2018 quarter while advancing the academic excellence, extracurricular engagement and ...

– University of California, Irvine

Clarkson University to Offer New Master’s Program in Interdisciplinary Bioscience & Biotechnology

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Clarkson University will offer a new master’s degree program in Interdisciplinary Bioscience & Biotechnology (IBB-MS).

– Clarkson University

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) will expand their partnership to deliver two cobranded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Embargo expired on 10-Jul-2018 at 10:00 ET

UVA Darden’s 2018–19 Batten Fellows to Research Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Impact of Teams on Innovation

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has named this year’s Batten Fellows, one of the School’s most prestigious honors for scholarship in entrepreneurship and innovation. Following a competitive selection process, Darden announced...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

U.S. Department of Education Awards $880,000 Grant to Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College were awarded an $880,431 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to fully fund a three-year study of the long-term beneficial impac...

– Canisius College

Lorraine Frazier Named Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University Appoints Lorraine Frazier as New Dean of School of Nursing

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Wolters Kluwer Receives American Nurses Credentialing Center’s 2018 Accreditation Premier Program Award

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott Professional Development portfolio has received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) 2018 Accreditation Premier Program Award for the second consecutive year. The award recogniz...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

American Psychological Foundation Names Fleming New Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Foundation has appointed Ashawnda Fleming, PhD, chief executive officer, responsible for the $18+ million grantmaking organization that supports graduate students and early career psychologists working to fin...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Tulane Debuts Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) is now enrolling students in a new online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity Management program. The online MPS in Cybersecurity Management program will provide st...

– Tulane University





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