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Monday, August 6, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Discrimination based on driver bias remains a major issue for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services

Ridesharing ompanies have sought to address discrimination by removing information about a rider’s gender and race from ride requests, hoping to eliminate bias when a ride is requested. However, bias is a factor when drivers cancel after a request ...

– Indiana University

Kids Eat Right Month™: Academy Urges Adults to Instill Healthy Habits That Will Last A Lifetime

August is Kids Eat Right Month™. Kids aren’t born with healthy eating habits – they learn from their parents. With repetition and practice, healthy eating habits can become a way of life for the entire family.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Late nights = no breakfast and more junk food for kids

Research from the University of South Australia confirms that sleep timing and sleep quality can influence the dietary behaviours of school-aged children, causing them to skip breakfast and eat more junk food, both warning signs of poor nutrition.

– University of South Australia

Journal of Sleep Research


Study: Older People Less Apt to Recognize They’ve Made a Mistake

University of Iowa researchers have found that older people are less likely than younger people to realize when they’ve made a mistake. The finding offers new insight into how aging adults perceive their decisions and view their performance.

– University of Iowa

Neurobiology of Aging

Texas Tech Apparel Design Director Creates Uniforms for Women in the Oil Industry

Creating specialized clothing for groups with specialized needs is nothing new for Su-Jeong Hwang Shin, who has made garments for children with autism spectrum disorder and individuals with Alzheimer's disease. In her most recent project, Shin worked...

– Texas Tech University



Back To School: Finding Comfort In Their Own Skin

Every parent wants their child to feel comfortable in their own skin, but this can seem impossible if that child is afflicted with bad acne or constantly itching from eczema. Such conditions take a terrible toll, as Adelaide Hebert, M.D., professor a...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Back To School: Thinking Outside the Carton

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with ...

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Pop Culture


New History of Theater Design Coming to a Bookstore Near You

“Optical Vacuum" is the first full-length examination of how theater design affected moviegoers’ behavior and perception of the films they watch -- and still does.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Forensic Pathologist Is a Storyteller, Wearer of Many Hats

Dr. Greg Davis'resume sports a long line of national/international forensic consults on criminal cases, including a recent star turn on ABC's "The Last Defense," a seven episode docu-drama that explores and exposes flaws in the American justice syste...

– University of Kentucky

LifeWire Announcements

FAU Places No. 1 in Florida after 100 Percent of Nursing Graduates Pass R.N. Licensure Exam

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing placed in the No. 1 spot in Florida for the 71 graduates of its BSN program who achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination. They performed above the national average ...

– Florida Atlantic University

South Nassau Expands Medical Education Program to Include Internal Medicine Residency Academically Sponsored in Conjunction with Mount Sinai

Program Will Benefit Patients

– Mount Sinai Health System

Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program at UC Santa Cruz Welcomes First Cohort of Students

A new graduate program in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz will welcome its first cohort of students in fall 2018. The interdisciplinary master's degree program will prepare students to design and implement solutions to the complex social,...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Developing a Better Understanding of Sustainable Urban Freight Systems

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is hosting the 2018 Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) Aug. 4-11. The VASI-SUFS will bring together a select group of junior f...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2018 at 12:00 ET

CSUMB Physician Assistant Program Granted Accreditation-Provisional Status; First Cohort Will Begin Class January 2019

CSUMB's MSPA program has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for The Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) officially clearing the program to begin January 7, 2019.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

MSPA program

Faculty Members Anderson, Gijanto, and Johnson Honored with Professorships

Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Karen Leona Anderson, associate professor of English, and Liza Gijanto, associate professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Honors College Professorship. One...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Named #1 Public High School in America

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) has been named the #1 Public High School in America in’s 2019 rankings.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Smithsonian Releases Its Third Installment of Second Opinion: “The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America”

Today the Smithsonian released its third installment of Second Opinion: “The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America,” which examines the importance, impact and future of the arts in America. Launched in 2017, Second Opinion is a digital pla...

– Smithsonian Institution

Mellon Foundation Awards $850,000 Grant to Wake Forest for Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Gener...

– Wake Forest University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

NYU’s Extended Reality Experience “CAVE” to Premiere at SIGGRAPH, Aug. 12-16 in Vancouver

NYU's Future Reality Lab will premiere CAVE, a ground-breaking extended reality story, Aug. 12-16 at this year’s SIGGRAPH, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Center East.

– New York University


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