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Young Adults are More Permissive of Partial versus Complete Blackouts

Blackouts refer to partial or complete memory loss of events that occur while individuals are drinking. These individuals maintain consciousness during the event and may even be able to engage in complex behaviors such as conversing or driving. This ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2018 at 10:00 ET

Child Mistreatment Is Linked to Alcohol-Use Problems via Impulsive Decisions

Young adults who report mistreatment (‘maltreatment’ by the authors) during childhood often demonstrate poor decision-making skills and are at risk for developing alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems, in particular when around peers. Research sug...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Personal Papers of Former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates John Hanson Briscoe to be preserved at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The personal papers of John Hanson Briscoe (1934-2014), former speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates and longtime St. Mary’s County lawyer and judge, will be preserved at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Archives.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Social and Behavioral Sciences


New Personality Test is Faster – and Tougher to Trick

Psychology researchers have developed a new personality test that is both faster to take and much harder to manipulate by those attempting to control the outcome.

– North Carolina State University

Organizational Research Methods, Aug-2018


Celebrity Culture Likely Contributed to Destigmatizing Out-of-Wedlock Childbirth

In 1992, former Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the sitcom character Murphy Brown's decision to have a child out of wedlock. That ignited discussions that continue today about whether celebrities might be contributing to the demise of the nuclea...

– University at Buffalo

Demographic Research


UNH Researchers Find Chaos at Home Can Adversely Affect Adolescents

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that youth living in chaotic households, characterized by confusion, disorganization and lack of routines, were more likely to be depressed, have poorer physical health and engage in problemat...

– University of New Hampshire

Journal of Family and Child Studies

The ‘Invisible Hand’ Doesn’t Control Markets

New socioeconomic research from Michigan State University found a market disruptor has turned the "invisible hand" theory on its head.

– Michigan State University

Rationality and Society

Close Ties with Fathers Help Daughters Overcome Loneliness

Fathers play a key role in helping their young daughters overcome loneliness, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Family Psychology

S&T Develops the First Line of Defense Against Acts of Targeted Violence

Since 2010, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million into understanding all forms of radicalization to violence, as well as effective prevention and intervention measures. Federal agencies such as the DHS Science and Technology Director...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Wildfire Risk Doesn’t Douse Housing Demand

Demand for real estate rebounds in high-risk areas within one to two years of a wildfire, UNLV study finds. Here’s what the research may mean for homeowners in California and beyond.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management



Toward Adequate Housing for All

UVA Darden Professors Frank Warnock and Veronica Cacdac Warnock bring their financial acumen to bear on one of the most pressing needs in the world — adequate housing.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Design Thinking Powers Ideas to Improve Vulnerable DC Citizens’ Financial Health

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka’s courses on design thinking have influenced those beyond the classroom setting.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Meet Juan Garcia, the CSU's New Student Trustee

Profile on California State Universities new Student Trustee

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Link Between Divorce and Graduate Education a Concern as More Jobs Require Advanced Degree

Children of divorce are less likely to earn a four-year or graduate degree, according to new research from Iowa State University. Researchers says it is important to understand this relationship as more jobs require a graduate or professional degree....

– Iowa State University

Journal of Family Issues

The Surprising Keys to a Successful Career in Data

Four of the Top 10 emerging positions in LinkedIn’s fastest-growing postings of 2017 involve the use of data in some way — including data scientist and big data developer, among others. In response, data and analytics courses have become popular ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


Melting Arctic Ice Revamping World’s Shipping Routes—Prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road” and New Investigation

Rising temperatures are melting the Arctic ice, opening new shipping routes and prompting world powers to jostle for access and control.

– Case Western Reserve University

Trump supporters on U.S. campuses more likely to show prejudice toward international students

A new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that stereotypes alone do not lead to that prejudice against international students. The prejudice is multifaceted, but there are factors leading to prejudice that universities can influenc...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education


Landmark research details impact of Utah’s nationally recognized life sciences industry

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a landmark study of the economic impact of Utah’s life sciences industry, which totaled 130,439 jobs, $7.6 billion in personal income, and $13.0 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the state...

– Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

126 Patient and Provider Groups to CMS: Proposed E/M Service Cuts Will Hurt Sickest Medicare Patients

A broad coalition of 126 patient and provider groups – led by leading national organizations including the American College of Rheumatology – today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to mov...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

LifeWire Announcements

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Nurse and attorney Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, has been appointed to serve as Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this inaugural position, she will promote and strategically further t...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Salisbury University Senior Wins Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

A Salisbury University student raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore has won one of the United States’ most prominent literary prizes. Emma DePanise, who grew up in Queenstown, MD, is winner of the 2018 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

– Salisbury University

Clarkson University Professors Secure $75,000 Facebook Grant for Post Password Authentication Research

Three Clarkson Professors received a grant from Facebook to research how to keep you safe even after you've entered your password.

– Clarkson University

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Opens Immigration Law Clinic

The School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis has launched a new immigration clinic, aimed at helping students learn how to handle immigration matters affecting low- to moderate-income people.“The goal of the Immigration Law Clinic is to ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Gonzaga University Presents Series on Famous Enyclical of Pope John Paul II

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University’s Faith and Reason Institute will celebrate and reflect on the 20-year anniversary of “Faith and Reason,” the famous encyclical of Pope John Paul II, with a series of events in September highlighted by lect...

– Gonzaga University

Graduate School of Oceanography Hosts NASA-Led Exploration of Deep Sea

Scientists with a NASA-led expedition are operating from the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography as colleagues explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to search for life in deep space.

– University of Rhode Island

$50 Million Gift from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Is the Largest Donation in Saint Louis University’s 200-Year History

Saint Louis University announces that St. Louis philanthropists Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield are donating $50 million to the University to accelerate SLU’s rise as a world-class research university.

– Saint Louis University

Macy’s, Fortive, Hilton Executives Headline UVA Darden Leadership Speaker Series This Fall

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome leading executives from the retail, industrial technology and hospitality sectors as part of the fall Leadership Speaker Series (LSS) in October and November of 2018.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

26 CSU Faculty Recognized for Innovative Practices Improving Student Achievement

The California State University (CSU) is recognizing 26 faculty members with Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards for their commitment to student success.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Buffalo State Alumnus Takes on Duke University

Nicholas Irion, '17, was one of the first Buffalo Public School students to be involved with the Say Yes to Education initiative. Through the program, Irion landed at Buffalo State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music education.

– SUNY Buffalo State

Washington Monthly Names UC San Diego the Best Public University for Social Mobility

The University of California San Diego has been named the #1 public university in the nation by Washington Monthly for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Go Behind the Scenes of Pixar Favorites with Award-Winning Lighting Director

Danielle Feinberg, award-winning lighting director for Pixar films such as “Coco” and “Brave,” will deliver a lecture Sept. 6 at Iowa State University discussing how she weaves art and science to create fantastical worlds on the big screen.

– Iowa State University

UIC Urban Forum to Explore Pensions, Debt, Government Services

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s 2018 Urban Forum, titled “The People’s Money: Pensions, Debt and Government Services,” will examine the paradox of improving economic conditions alongside the challenging fiscal situations of the nation...

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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