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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Religion vs. Science: Shaping Graduate Students’ Identities

Could graduate students’ religious beliefs prevent them from gaining confidence as scientists? A West Virginia University sociologist is exploring the conflicts between graduate students’ religious and professional identities and how those confli...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Graphic Images on Cigarette Warnings Stick with Smokers

If you want smokers to remember cigarette-warning labels, include a graphic image of the results of long-term smoking, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

People Who Embrace Traditional Masculinity Beliefs Less Likely to Report Rape to Authorities

Even in cases where a rape has clearly taken place, traditional beliefs and assumptions about masculinity can cause both witnesses and victims to be uncertain about reporting it, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State Uni...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Aug-2018

Does Neuroscience Hold the Key to Understanding the Criminal Mind?

A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind.

– Cornell University

Journal of Experimental Psychology


UB Expert’s Election Forecasting Model Predicts Big House Gains for Dems

A distinguished professor of political science at the University at Buffalo has published his latest Seats-in-Trouble projection in the journal PS: Political Science and Politics. James Campbell says indications point to as many as 44 seats moving t...

– University at Buffalo

PS: Political Science & Politics

Study Finds You Act Most Like “You” in a Time Crunch

When they must act quickly, selfish people are likely to act more selfishly than usual, while pro-social people behave even more pro-socially, a new study found.

– Ohio State University

Nature Communications

Expressing Your Gratitude Is More Powerful Than You Think

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that people significantly underestimate the positive impact a letter of gratitude has on its recipient.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Psychological Science

Psychopathy: Murder, Myths, and the Media

Psychopaths, the monsters in the closet of so many of our favorite television shows and podcasts, are far more complex than we might have initially imagined.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to ...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


More Than Diverse, Class and Work Teams Need to Be Inclusive

Joel Geske decided to make a change after reading survey responses from students who felt left out or not valued when working on team projects. His approach may seem simplistic, but Geske says you must be intentional to be inclusive, both in the clas...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Advertising Education

Genes Are Key to Academic Success, Study Shows

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Science of Learning

The Digital Age Requires a New Way of Working

Global high-speed connectivity, smart technology infused into every business function, consumers linked and empowered through social media, and Big Data generated by the Internet of Things throughout one’s ecosystem and value chain — these realit...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

No Harm, No Foul? Video Replay and Fans’ Views of Referees

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lalin Anik found that fans believe VAR leads referees to take more risks and make more mistakes. Her research — which is awaiting peer review — specifically focused on soccer’s 2018 FIF...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Aging K-12 schools increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, says CU Boulder professor

Increasing natural disasters and aging schools built before modern codes existed put thousands of school-aged children at risk each day. A new guide and webinar series offer solutions.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Pop Culture


Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Prices will be higher, demand will be strong, so book early

Wichita State University's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.

– Wichita State University

Law and Public Policy


Shorter Life Expectancy Linked to 2016 Presidential Election Outcome

A new study at Columbia found that changes in life expectancy may have influenced voting choices in the 2016 presidential election, with Republicans making gains in counties that had 2.5 times more deaths from suicide, alcohol, and overdose.

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Journal of General Internal Medicine, September 5, 2018

Embargo expired on 05-Sep-2018 at 00:05 ET

LifeWire Announcements

Meatless Monday Campaign and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future to hold panel discussion at Global Climate Action Summit

Panelists will discuss how cities, businesses and organizations can work together to enhance climate action and how they’re uniquely positioned to help reach climate mitigation targets through policies, procurement and other strategies such as Meat...

– Monday Campaigns

Student Designs Take Top Honors in Argentina

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students taking part in a study abroad semester in Latin America were recently named winners in a juried design competition in Argentina, earning first prize and three honorable mentions

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 05-Sep-2018 at 15:00 ET

Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri Strengthen Regional Research and Education with New Joint Appointments

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the University of Missouri - Columbia (MU) announced today that R. Keith Slotkin, Ph.D. and Bing Yang, Ph.D., have been appointed to joint faculty positions between the Danforth Center and MU. They are the...

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

FSMB Foundation Mini-Grants up to $5,000 Now Available

The FSMB Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Federation of State Medical Boards - has widened its grantmaking with a new program that supports the work of diverse research and educational projects through “mini-grants” of up to $5,000 eac...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance Announce Awardee of Pay for Success Structuring Grant

The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance today announced Philadelphia Works, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pa. as the awardee of a nationwide Pay for Success (PFS) transaction structuring competition.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Longtime ROTC administrative officer earns prestigious civilian medal

Jackie Hankins-Kent has been on staff at Temple for nearly 40 years and worked for the university’s Army ROTC program for three decades.

– Temple University

CSU Campuses Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

The CSU is recognized by the AASHE and Sierra Club for efforts to create greener, more efficient campuses

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Rolls Out New User-Friendly Online Undergraduate Application

To make it easier for prospective students to navigate what can be a daunting process, Columbus State University is unveiling a new user-friendly online undergraduate application.

– Columbus State University

UC San Diego Is the First Aira-Enabled University in the United States

Aira, a San Diego-based startup, leverages wearable technology, artificial intelligence and live, human agents, to deliver real-time visual description for people who are blind or have low vision.

– University of California San Diego

New graduate student summer school launches at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Graduate physics students from across the country recently descended on PPPL for the first PPPL Graduate Summer School — a series of lectures the week of Aug. 13 on topics in the field of plasma physics and an opportunity to meet other students wit...

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

NYIT Receives NSF Grant, Aims to Strengthen Regional STEM Innovation

Researchers from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have secured $426,621 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the acquisition of a micro-computed tomography machine.

– New York Institute of Technology

NSF Grant #1828305

Lei Liang Awarded First Research Artist in Residence at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute

World-renowned composer Lei Liang has been named the inaugural Research Artist in Residence at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute. Appointed for three years, the Department of Music professor will expand his research on the sonification of coral ree...

– University of California San Diego

R.I. Schools Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies

URI Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students can apply to Johnson & Wales’ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program after completing their fourth year of the six-year pharmacy program. Applications began in the spring.

– University of Rhode Island

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Stony Brook University to Dedicate Campus Street to Nobel Laureate, Inventor of MRI

University will name a campus street leading to its soon-to-be-opened Medical and Research Translation (MART) building in honor of Paul Lauterbur.

– Stony Brook University

University Students, Faculty and Staff Start Each New School Year by Climbing Nearby NH Mountain

Since their campus was established near the base of Mt. Monadnock, 55 years ago, students, administrators and staff at Franklin Pierce U. start each new school year with a group excursion to the summit—the 2018 climb will take place on Sunday, Sept...

– Academy Communications

LifeWire Marketplace

UC San Diego and Deerfield Management Create Poseidon Innovation to Advance Disease-Curing Therapeutics

University of California San Diego and Deerfield Management announce today the creation of Poseidon Innovation, LLC to advance disease-curing therapeutics. Through Deerfield’s $65-million commitment in Poseidon, UC San Diego investigators will have...

– University of California San Diego

Embargo expired on 05-Sep-2018 at 08:00 ET





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