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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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"Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."

Boston Globe editorial board asks newspapers around the country to join them in support of a free press.

Science News


Liquor Stores are Linked to a Higher Number of Neighborhood Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the U.S. have steadily increased during recent years. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 injured. Prior research showed an association between the number of neighborhood alcohol stores and risk of ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Research Shows More Seniors Are Happy Despite Cognitive Decline

A new study, authored by Anthony Bardo and Scott Lynch, examines "cognitive life expectancy." What exactly does that term mean? Bardo, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, describes "cognitive life expectancy" as how lon...

– University of Kentucky

When Lying Helps, and When It Hurts

If you think you’re helping someone by lying, you may want to think again. Telling a lie in order to help or protect someone—a practice known as prosocial lying—backfires if the person being lied to perceives the lie as paternalistic, accord...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Prenatal Exposure to Violence Leads to Increased Toddler Aggression Toward Mothers, Study Finds

Babies whose mothers experience interpersonal violence during pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggression and defiance toward their mothers in toddlerhood, according to new research by Laura Miller-Graff and Jennifer Burke Lefever.

– University of Notre Dame

he International Journal of Behavioral Development

The Parenting Sweet Spot with College-Bound Kids

The transition to college is a balancing act for students and their families.

Expert Available

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Could Enhance the Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

– University of Portsmouth

Journal of Psychiatric Research Volume 104, September 2018, Pages 176-182

A Re-Evaluation of Resilience in Adults

Research on how adults deal with adversity has been dominated by studies claiming the most common response is uninterrupted and stable psychological functioning. In other words, this research suggests that most adults are essentially unfazed by major...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Research Gate

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Are U.S. Cities Getting More or Less Violent? New Database Offers Mixed, But Optimistic, Picture

Violence has fallen in nearly all major U.S. cities since 1991. However, recent fluctuations in violence in selected cities point to temporary disruptions in this 17-year decline.

– New York University

American Violence

Positive coping strategy in Islam linked with less depression, anxiety from spiritual struggles

Adopting an Islamic concept of coping with spiritual struggles, known as “spiritual jihad,” is associated with post-traumatic growth and virtuous behaviors—and related to reductions in anxiety and depression, according to a new Case Western Res...

– Case Western Reserve University




IMSA Promise Receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)


Despite Flood Damage, Graduate Student Research on Pilgrim River, Brooks Creek Persists

Graduate students studying area rivers and streams affected by the way the June 17 flood has changed the landscape.

– Michigan Technological University

Local High School Students Explore Diverse Healthcare Field at Roswell Park

y-two local high school students participated in a unique career development program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center this summer. The Buffalo Healthcare Exploration (BHE) program

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Missouri S&T, Missouri State Partner to Expand Cooperative Engineering Degree Programs

Students at the state’s second-largest public university will soon be able to pursue an additional undergraduate engineering degree as part of an expanded agreement with the nation’s first technological institution west of the Mississippi River. ...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Academy of Management Honors UVA Darden Professor Ed Freeman With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Academy of Management (AOM) awarded University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Ed Freeman the 2018 Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management at its annual meeting in Chicago on 12 August.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Using Data Analytics to Target Human Smugglers

Igloo was developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), and is currently in use by select units of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the lead agen...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


The road to November: New poll monitors public attitudes on race, immigration leading up to midterms

A new study developed by Cornell University researchers will use three waves of surveys to show how voters’ views on issues that include race, immigration and gender will influence the 2018 midterm elections in November and whether those attitudes ...

– Cornell University

University of Washington's Hans Scholl on promises, cautions of 'digital government'

The internet has made government more efficient and public records more accessible — but as digital technology evolves it could also bring challenges to long-held constitutional safeguards, says Hans Jochen Scholl, a professor in the University of ...

– University of Washington

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

UTEP Study Recommends School Finance Reforms

The State of Texas would make its school finance system more equitable if it based funding rates on overall district student enrollment rather than daily attendance, according to a study by The University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Education...

– University of Texas at El Paso

LifeWire Announcements

Fred Hutch Wins $1.26 Million Grant to Boost Science and Education Efforts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced it received a five year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), worth $1.26 million.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Tamar Mendelson Named Bloomberg Professor of American Health

Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health. She will also serve, beginning in October, as the ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

WIU Awarded Grant to Purchase Mass Spectrometer

For the second time in the last 10 months, Western Illinois University has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to boost the laboratory capabilities for students across academic majors.

– Western Illinois University

New Elective Gives UAH Students Preview of the Ups and Downs of Critical Care Transport Nursing

Undergraduate students in Ron Bolen’s critical care transport nursing course at UAH learn how to stabilize and care for patients in the air, land, and sea transport environment.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

WVU’s David Stewart to lead Royal University for Women in Bahrain; Brugnoli named to Global Affairs post

Longtime West Virginia University administrator David Stewart, in keeping with the institution’s strategic partnership with the Royal University for Women, is taking a leave of absence to serve as president of the Bahraini school. Amber Brugnoli, a...

– West Virginia University

UVA Darden Welcomes Eight New Professors for 2018-19 Academic Year

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed eight new professors to its top-ranked faculty ahead of the 2018–19 academic year. The new professors will bolster ranks in the academic areas of Quantitative Analysis, Accounting, Globa...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Columbus State University to Offer First Ever Nexus Degree in Film Production

Columbus State University was recently approved by the Board of Regents to offer the first ever nexus degree in film production. With courses to be offered as early as spring 2019, the 60-credit-hour degree emphasizes hands-on learning to prepare stu...

– Columbus State University

APA Presents Awards to Psychologists at The Family Institute

The American Psychological Association (APA) presents a number of awards each year in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship and service to the field. Three psychologists at The Family Institute received awards this year. The awards will ...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

UC San Diego Announces Historic $312 Million Fundraising Year

The University of California San Diego raised $312 million in 2017-2018—a record-breaking amount for any San Diego institution of higher education in a single year. The funds go toward the university’s $2 billion goal as part of the Campaign for ...

– University of California San Diego

Expert on Fatherhood Issues, Poverty and Toxic Stress Elected Chairman of Social Work Department at UW-Milwaukee

David Pate assumed chairman responsibilities on Aug. 1; Hopes to 'Raise the profile of the department nationally in light of all the groundbreaking research happening here.'

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tabak receives $3.3 million NIH grant to study obesity in young mothers

Young mothers are facing obesity and chronic disease at epidemic proportions, and Washington University in St. Louis researchers will use a new grant to test alternatives for prevention and intervention.Rachel Tabak, research associate professor at t...

– Washington University in St. Louis

UCI Is Ranked Third Among Nation’s Best-Value Colleges by Money

Acknowledging the University of California, Irvine’s stellar blend of accessible, high-quality education and alumni success, Money magazine has ranked it No. 3 on its 2018 list of the “50 best colleges in the U.S.”

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Tribal College Students Experience Research at SDState

“Come try it out—this is what we do.” These words from SDState researchers are helping students from Sinte Gleska University in Mission see what’s possible through their research through a two-day BioSystems Networks and Translational Researc...

– South Dakota State University





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