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Monday, July 23, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


No Football? No Problem! Wichita State to Start Marching Band This Fall

It’s the start of a new tradition: Starting this fall, Wichita State will have a marching band.

– Wichita State University

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Vehicle Accidents with Deer Occur More Often During Full Moon, According to Clarkson University Professor

During full moons, the number of vehicle accidents with deer rises dramatically.

– Clarkson University


Study: Today’s College Graduates Facing Greater Competition for Good Jobs

College graduates are more likely to take less-skilled jobs in recent years than ever before, and a new study from the University of North Carolina says the expansion of higher education has made each bachelor’s degree seem less exceptional to empl...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association


Are You Prone to Feeling Guilty? Then You're Probably More Trustworthy, Study Shows

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology July 2018

World-First Program to Stop Hacking by Supercomputers

IT experts at Monash University have devised the world’s leading post-quantum secure privacy-preserving algorithm – so powerful it can thwart attacks from supercomputers of the future.

– Monash University

UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions

UK researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Four counties have received D...

Expert Available

– University of Kentucky

Research: The More ‘Stuff’ You Have, the More Likely You Are to Be a Procrastinator

An overabundance of “stuff” can have a detrimental effect on a person’s mental health and disrupt their sense of home, says procrastination researcher Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University.

Expert Available

– DePaul University

Current Psychology, June-2018; Current Psychology, June-2018; Current Psychology, June-2018



Iowa State alumna finds startup success from CYstarters program

Megan Sweere is now working full-time on the startup business she founded two years ago as a senior at Iowa State University. She says it never would have happened without CYstarters, a 10-week summer accelerator for student startups run out of the I...

– Iowa State University


Doing School Differently

Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik.

Expert Available

– University of South Australia

Education and New Developments Conference, Jun-2018; Educational Philosophy for 21st Century Teachers

Law and Public Policy


Is Overtourism a Problem, Endangered Species Act in Danger, Trump-Putin Summit Experts, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcements

Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $64 million in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to DOE national laboratories, industry, and 39 U.S. universities in 29 states. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $80...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 20-Jul-2018 at 14:00 ET

Aeronautical Engineering Students Share First Place in AIAA Paper Competition

Two aeronautical engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shared first place in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Multidisciplinary Design Optimization student paper competition.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 12:00 ET

Professor Miao Yu Named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter ’82 Career Development Professor

Miao Yu, associate professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter Career Development Professor. His research focuses on developing...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 16:00 ET

$3M Grant Supports Rutgers Initiative to Study Tobacco 21 Laws

Rutgers researchers, with the aid of a new $3 million National Cancer Institute grant, will be studying the effectiveness of Tobacco 21 laws in the hopes of helping determine how tobacco control policies aimed at young people can be strengthened to i...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 10:00 ET

Tulane Brain Institute Receives $1 Million Pledge From the Priddy Family Foundation

Tulane University’s Brain Institute has received a $1 million pledge from the Priddy Family Foundation to endow and establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund. The fund will provide competitive awards to faculty for early-stage researc...

– Tulane University

UIC, John Marshall Law School join forces to create Chicago’s only public law school

The board of trustees of both the University of Illinois and The John Marshall Law School have voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School -- Chicago’s first and only public law school.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UT’s DisrupTexas Pitch Competition to Award $50K to Aspiring Undergraduate Entrepreneurs from Across Texas

The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin announces DisrupTexas — the largest pitch competition in terms of cash awards for Texas-based undergraduate students.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Marketplace

Sunday in the Park with AARDA!

3rd AARDA Walk in metro Detroit area will feature speakers, exhibitors, free screenings, a "Kid Zone", and a Warrior's Walk around Milliken State Park and Harbor on the RiverWalk to raise awareness and funding for patient services and research.

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)


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