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Monday, September 10, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


In Gut We Trust When It Comes to Choices

WASHINGTON -- Why do some people trust their gut instincts over logic? It could be that they see those snap decisions as a more accurate reflection of their true selves and therefore are more likely to hold them with conviction, according to research...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


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Study: A responsive partner can mean a longer life

Research shows having a partner whom you feel understands you, and cares about and appreciates you is linked to better health and well-being. A Cornell human development expert and his colleagues have just discovered it also can lead to a longer life...

– Cornell University

Psychosomatic Medicine

Sexual Violence Haunts Women With Vivid Memories Years Later

Women who suffered from sexual violence, even those who were not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), had more intense memories – even years after the violence occurred – that are difficult, if not impossible to forget., accordin...

– Rutgers University

rontiers in Neuroscience



Mary Frances Early: A Life of Quiet Courage and Great Accomplishment

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, ou...

– University of Georgia


WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education to Help Rural Students Succeed in STEM Careers

WVU is among the first to receive National Science Foundation awards for the INCLUDES Alliances.

– West Virginia University

West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities

West Virginia’s First2 STEM Student Success Alliance has received a total of $2,406,954 in new funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant program, which helps to develop and maintain a diverse, innovative workforce in t...

– Green Bank Observatory

Writing Code for a More Skilled and Diverse STEM Workforce

This summer, 20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation came to Brookhaven Lab for a new three-week workshop to develop their scientific computing skills for solving real-world...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


Kavanaugh's Critique of Regulatory Law, Seen in Recent Dissent, Being Lost in Nomination Battle

The confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has revolved around his views on judicial independence, gun laws and abortion. A new scholarly article released this week by two legal studies professors at the Indiana Universit...

– Indiana University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Statement of APA President Regarding Administration's Proposal to Detain Child Migrants Longer Than Legally Allowed

WASHINGTON – Following is the statement of American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to detain migrant children beyond the 20 days allowed by current law:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

UGA Climbs to 13th in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Georgia jumped three spots to No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history.

– University of Georgia

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NYIT Launches First Ph.D. Program

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) President Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., today announced the launch of the institution’s first Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program, the highest academic degree that may be conferred by a university...

– New York Institute of Technology

New Faculty Bring Diversity and Innovative Research to the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of five new faculty members whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise will enhance the college’s translational approach to research and teaching.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Honors 10 Businesses, Nonprofits, Governmental Agencies for Ethical Practices

Winners of the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are announced, with winners and finalists in the categories of businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofits.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Buffalo State Included in New York's Clean Energy Workforce Development Initiative

As part of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $15 million clean energy workforce development initiative, Buffalo State College is receiving a $753,000 grant to develop clean energy certificate programs.

– SUNY Buffalo State

Harvard Medical School Announces 2018 Media Fellows

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2018 fellows for its annual Media Fellowship program, Sept. 24-28. The program, now in its 21st year, brings top health and science journalists together with preeminent researchers and physician-scientists ...

– Harvard Medical School

Can't We All Just Get Along? National Conversation on Civility Features Psychologists, Media Personalities

From the Brett M. Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination hearing to people burning their Nike products, as the country approaches the 2018 midterm elections, our national rhetoric is more polarized than ever. Rudeness, name-calling, bullying and insults ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Among NCAA Top 30 Women of the Year Honorees

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 W...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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Onondaga County’s Christa Glazier recognized as esteemed economic development leader

Christa Glazier was presented with the second Cornell University New York State Hometown Alumni Award in Syracuse Aug. 28.

– Cornell University

Tulane’s Latin American Library secures William Spratling’s private papers

Tulane University’s Latin American Library (LAL) has acquired the personal papers of William Spratling, renowned artist, designer, author, entrepreneur and 1920s Tulane architecture professor. This collection contains original personal and busines...

– Tulane University

Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center to Host 10th Annual Celebrating Life & Liberty

Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, will host its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium, featuring special perf...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

California State University Honors Top Student Scholars

Twenty-three students—one from each campus of the California State University—have been selected to receive the 2018 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the university’s highest recognition of student achievement.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Campus Pride Announces Fourth 'LGBT-Friendly' Designation for UW-Milwaukee

Campus Pride chose 30 colleges and universities based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures. UWM is proud to be among them for the fourth year in a row.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Jeffrey Eugenides and Zadie Smith Discuss Their Works--Sept. 13 at NYU

New York University Creative Writing Program will host authors Jeffrey Eugenides and Zadie Smith on Sept. 13 as part of its Fall 2018 Reading Series.

– New York University





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