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Monday, July 16, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


New American University Course Will Give Students an Insider’s Perspective on White House History

The nation’s most famous home will be the focus of a new undergraduate course at American University this fall. In partnership with the White House Historical Association, American University’s Department of History will offer "A History of the W...

– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


From the Lab to the Real World: Program to Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible in Community

A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders stud...

– Tufts University

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

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How Looking at the Big Picture Can Lead to Better Decisions

New research suggests how distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others affected.

– Ohio State University

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other use...

– University of Iowa

Journal of the American Heart Association

Study: Veterans Who Join Veterans Services Organizations Have Higher Quality of Life, Study Finds

Involvement in veterans service organizations an lower post traumatic stress and can lower the stigma of accessing medical care, according to new research from an American University professor.

– American University

Psychological Services



Educating Abroad

Growing up in Milford, Ohio, Emily (Lawry) Hatch’s kitchen wall was home to something not commonly found in kitchens – a world map.

– Bowling Green State University


Gonzaga Hosts Summer Leadership Institute for Young Women

Twenty-two female undergraduate students from across the state of Washington who are energized to become more involved in the political process have gathered at Gonzaga University for a summer women’s leadership institute through July 17.

– Gonzaga University

How Can Video Games Impact Education?

It is an $18 billion industry. At least one person in more than 60 percent of households is considered a frequent gamer. For Dr. Sam von Gillern, that is reason enough to focus on the use of video games in education.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


UTHealth offers tips to get children back on a school sleep schedule

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of He...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Pop Culture


Olympian Trades Silver Medal for Gold Bars

Josephine Pucci, a member of the 2014 silver medal-winning U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team will once again be representing her country – this time wearing the gold. Pucci, a New York native and co-founder of The Headway Foundation, will don the ...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Law and Public Policy


Anger, Anxiety Motivating Voters in 2018

The political climate has Americans fuming and they report feeling less hopeful and proud heading into the midterm elections. A new national poll found emotions driving increased involvement and engagement as November approaches, especially among wom...

– University of Delaware

Taxing American wars creates accountability, prevents lengthy conflict

Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, argues that part of the reason is the lack of a war tax – a special levy historically paid by the American people during times of war.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Announcements

Professor Jennifer Pazour Selected To Participate in U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 13-Jul-2018 at 10:00 ET

Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

$1.5 million from The Davee Foundation boosts UIC scholarship fund

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has received $1.5 million from The Davee Foundation to expand its scholarship support for high-achieving students with financial need.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Feeling Race” and Other Crucial Issues:Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia

As controversies over overt racism, White Nationalism, #MeToo, income inequality, immigration and social polarization dominate the American conversation, more than 5,500 sociologists whose work provides insights on these and other vital topics will m...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)


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