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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

University Marketing partnered with the College of Design for Iowa State’s fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building: “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The massive pavilion created by design students, fac...

– Iowa State University


Inaugural Residencies Inspire the Nation’s Next Generation of Artists, Writers

The University of Iowa campus played host in July to the nation’s most talented high school–aged artists and writers as part of the Belin-Blank Center’s inaugural Summer Art Residency and Summer Writing Residency.

– University of Iowa


Art Students Travel World in Pursuit of Discovery

Creative and research pursuits take graduate students in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History near and far

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Juvenile Diversion Programs Work, but New CWRU Research Shows They Also Curb Tendencies to Reoffend in Early Adulthood

Juveniles who complete diversion programs for their crimes are less likely to continue their criminal activity as adults, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2018 at 08:00 ET


Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Of all the risk factors associated with low birth weight, a mother’s teenage smoking habit is by far the strongest observed, according to a recent study led by Jennifer B. Kane, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvi...

– University of California, Irvine

Social Science & Medicine, June-2018

Psychologists Discuss Effects of Immigration on Mental Health

With the issue of immigration featured prominently in the news, psychologists at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will be discussing many aspects of the topic, including the psychological harm to migrant youth in...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association


Parents: Think Twice Before You Pressure Your Picky Eater

Seriously, does anyone really like peas? More importantly, should parents pressure kids to eat them anyway, and does it hurt or help the child?

– University of Michigan

Science Direct

Embargo expired on 30-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET



7 Questions with New San Diego State President Adela de la Torre

7 Questions with New San Diego State President Adela de la Torre. Learn more about this dynamic leader and her forward-looking plans for San Diego State University.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Mini MBA speed-networking day

The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's University Belfast recently hosted a business speed networking day for participants on the popular Mini MBA programme at the University.

– Queen's University Belfast

The Academic Sabbatical: Not Just Time Off

The word sabbatical could conjure up all sorts of envy in non-academics who may hear the term and think only of “paid time off.” However, this “time away” is anything but “time off.”

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine

Q&A: How UVA Darden Plans to Become ‘the Best in the World’ at Experiential Leadership Development

In May, the Darden School of Business announced plans for the Initiative for Transformational Leadership and Learning, a multidisciplinary effort to develop a learning laboratory devoted to novel, scientifically verified leadership development.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Happy to Fire, Reluctant to Hire: Hollywood Inclusion Remains Unchanged

Across 1,100 popular films from 2007 to 2017, new report finds little change in representation for women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBT community, or people with disabilities.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2018 at 04:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named a 2018-19 College of Distinction

.St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

CSU Campuses Receive $7.1M to Support STEM Educators

NSF scholarships will put expert science and math teachers in high-need schools

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Tulane University celebrates another record-breaking fundraising year

Tulane University has posted another year of record-breaking fundraising, bringing in more than $150 million and exceeding last year’s previous all-time high by almost $25 million.

– Tulane University

Shirley Moy to lead North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative

Moy, SSW ’88, longtime director of the Center for Social Policy and Community Development in Temple’s College of Public Health, will helm the new workforce initiative funded by a Lenfest Foundation grant.

– Temple University

UCI graduate joins University of California Board of Regents

The University of California, Irvine Alumni Association has chosen William T. Um ’90 to represent all UC alumni as a two-year member of the UC Board of Regents, effective July 1.

– University of California, Irvine

Hewson Stock Gift to University of Alabama is Largest in UA History

Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., and her husband, James, have made a gift of $15 million to The University of Alabama to benefit the Culverhouse College of Business.

– University of Alabama

Charles Lee Powell Foundation: Three Decades of Giving to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego

The Charles Lee Powell Foundation has given more than $35 million in support during the past three decades to the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego. The generous San Diego-based foundation has funded research in t...

– University of California San Diego





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