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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Changing How Buildings Are Made

Kinga Pabjan, a master’s candidate in architecture and construction management at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses how 3D printing could impact sustainable design.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Resource Scarcity Increases Support for Death Penalty

ASU psychologists and legal scholars have identified a novel influence for death penalty beliefs: the availability of resources in the environment. Most research on death penalty attitudes focuses on cultural, political or religious influences. A ser...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Predicting, Preventing Spread of Opioid Epidemic in Rural and Micropolitan Areas

The increase of opioid overdose deaths in rural communities across the country has far outpaced the overdose rate in urban areas, and a team of researchers wants to know why. The goal is to identify prevention strategies and use big data to predict w...

– Iowa State University

New Book: Entertainment Media Shape Our Politics More Than We Know

A new book argues that entertainment media like Game of Thrones shape our beliefs, in way we aren't aware of, about social justice, crime and terrorism, tolerance and diversity, the benefits or dangers of technology, and the characteristics of leader...

– University of Vermont

The Glass Ceiling: Three reasons why it still exists and is hurting the economy

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds the glass ceiling--that invisible barrier to advancement that women face at the top levels of the workplace--remains as intractable as ever and is a drag on the economy.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Latinos need a disaggregated approach to health care

Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, representing 16.3 percent of the population and growing — coming from more than 25 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.Each Latino group has a uniq...

– Washington University in St. Louis



CEOs paid less than peers more likely to engage in layoffs, research finds

CEOs who are paid less than their peers are four times more likely to engage in layoffs, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Personnel Psychology, July-2018

Senior Citizens Day: Stress-Free Approaches To Managing Health In Diverse Older Adults

America is aging, with about 15 percent of the population over the age of 65. As Americans age, susceptibility to chronic conditions increases and level of overall health can decline.

– Texas A&M University



UVA Darden Welcomes Record-Breaking Class of 2020

The University of Virginia Darden School of Virginia community formally welcomed the Class of 2020 on 20 August as a talented group of 335 First Year students began their two-year journey through the world’s best MBA education experience at a morni...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Experts says University can help solve state teacher shortage crisis

West Virginia University experts Erin McHenry-Sorber and Matthew Campbell say that WVU can be a key player in solving the teacher shortage crisis, which has several causes including higher salaries and different hiring timelines in bordering states a...

– West Virginia University

Students affected by Hurricane Maria bring their research to SLAC

This summer, five graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico had the opportunity to use SLAC’s world-class facilities to keep their studies on track.

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Eating right is a vital part of the game plan for high school-age athletes

In addition to following a balanced diet, young competitors need to know when to eat what types of food to allow enough time for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients they need to perform at their best.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Vulnerable Youth Stress the Importance of Influential Adults in Their School Lives

Kids who faced daunting barriers to success in the classroom had a clear message for University at Buffalo researchers who asked them as young adults to look back on their experiences with maltreatment, homelessness and their time in school: Adults c...

– University at Buffalo

Children and Youth Services Review

Griha Pravesh: A Public-Private Partnership

UVA Darden's Institute for Business in Society partners with Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to present the annual P3 Impact Award. Griha Pravesh, one of the five finalists, helps low-income popu...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Drawn to Charlottesville, UVA Darden Alumni Make Big Impact on Life of the Community

Alumni of the UVA Darden School of Business span the globe, with a thriving network of 16,000-plus spread across 90 countries. They hold leadership positions at top companies in New York and Beijing, San Francisco and Delhi. However, the pull of Dard...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Where Are They Now? SDSC Tracks Summer Research Experiences

A survey conducted by previous participants in the San Diego Supercomputer Center's annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) summer internships shows that many previous REHS participants followed a computer science and engineering (...

– University of California San Diego


Iowa State Sophomore Returns From Summer on Research Vessel, Atop Active Volcano

Chanel Vidal, an Iowa State University sophomore in geology, returns to campus after a whirlwind summer working aboard a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, studying the Deccan Traps in India and collecting gas samples from an active volcano in th...

– Iowa State University

Law and Public Policy


Medical Device Firm Managers May Rely on Physicians to Screen Out Defects Rather Than Issue Recalls

Results of a new behavioral study into what influences the decision to recall a defective product found that medical device firm managers may rely on their physician-customers to screen out detectable defects, in lieu of issuing a recall.

– Indiana University


How the United States Landed in a Debt “Danger Zone”

The interaction of public and private debt in the United States reduced economic growth about 0.43 percentage points per year between 2009 and 2014, a new study suggests. In addition, growth declined an additional 0.40 percent due solely to high leve...

– Ohio State University

Social Science Research Network


Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

A drug policy researcher is proposing changes to the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs European drug policies. The changes focus on addressing use and abuse separately, collecting input from a broader range of stakeholders, and targeting ...

– North Carolina State University

Frontiers in Pharmacology, Aug-2018

LifeWire Announcements

UC San Diego Philosophy Professor Wins 2018 Lakatos Award

UC San Diego professor Craig Callender has been awarded the 2018 Lakatos Award, given annually for outstanding contributions to the philosophy of science in the form of a book. Callender’s “What Makes Time Special?” tackles the conflict between...

– University of California San Diego

APA Launches Video on Race-Related Stress

The American Psychological Association has produced a video entitled “Racism in America” aimed at promoting dialogue on the complex issues associated with race-related stress.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

NYU Researchers Awarded $6.3 Million NIH Grant to Create Video Data Library of Infants and Mothers at Play

The National Institutes of Health announced a $6,341,419 grant to support the Play and Learning Across a Year (PLAY) project— a large-scale, sharable, searchable, fully transcribed, annotated, and curated corpus of video data of human behavior.

– New York University

UVA Darden and Virginia Community Capital Extend Application Deadline for 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards

The Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) today extended the application deadline for the 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards, which recognize Virginia businesses that demonstrate sustained ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Valerie Crabtree Named Chief of Psychosocial Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Valerie Crabtree, Ph.D., a St. Jude psychologist and leading expert in research on sleep disruptions in children with cancer, has been promoted to Chief of Psychosocial Services.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

National Grief Study Launched to Help Military Families Manage Loss of a Loved One

Participants are now being sought for a new study, Stepping Forward in Grief, which was motivated by key findings from USU’s National Military Family Bereavement Study (NMFBS), the first large scientific study on the impact of U.S. service member d...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Konica Minolta Again Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer Supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced they will again support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensac...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Iowa State alumnus returns to tell refugee stories, including his own

An Iowa State University architecture alumnus is returning to campus Sept. 5 to share his story as a Syrian refugee and to discuss his artwork recreating refugees’ stories in suitcases.

– Iowa State University

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack Will Speak at Iowa State University

Tom Vilsack is returning to Iowa State University this fall to discuss recent developments in U.S. trade relations and foreign policy and their effect on U.S. agricultural markets and practices.

– Iowa State University

"Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection" on view this fall

The Tufts University Art Galleries presents "Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection," from Aug. 29 through Dec. 16, 2018. A public opening reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in...

– Tufts University

Tackle Kids Cancer Patients and Families to be Honored Guests at THE NORTHERN TRUST FedExCup Playoffs - August 25 and 26

Tackle Kids Cancer, the Official Charity Partner of THE NORTHERN TRUST since 2016, will be prominently involved at THE NORTHERN TRUST FedExCup Playoffs at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus this weekend.

– Hackensack Meridian Health





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