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Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Tulane Archaeologist Leads Team to Major Maya Find

A team of archaeologists has discovered a nearly 1,500-year old carved altar in the jungles of northern Guatemala.

– Tulane University


Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker to Lead AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Maggie Burnette Stogner has been named executive director of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF)

– American University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


One in Three College Freshmen Worldwide Reports Mental Health Disorder

As if college were not difficult enough, more than one-third of first-year university students in eight industrialized countries around the globe report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to research published b...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2018 at 09:00 ET

The Trust Older Patients Place in Doctors Can Compromise Their Medical Care: Study

Placing trust in doctors to advocate for their health needs, older adults rarely ask for referrals to specialists, specific prescriptions, express concerns or follow-up after medical visits.

– Case Western Reserve University

Clinical Interventions in Aging


Cash Disbursements to Poor Families Led to Higher Voter Turnout Among Their Children, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Finds

Voting increased among young people from poor backgrounds after their families began receiving regular disbursements of unearned income, according to a new paper co-authored by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

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Is Email Evil? Bosses Are Getting Boxed in by Their Inbox

Research from Michigan State University shows that keeping up with email traffic places high demands on managers, which prevents them from achieving their goals and from being good leaders.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Applied Psychology

Keep Them Guessing, Keep Them Gaming

While conventional wisdom says that people don’t like uncertain gains or rewards, a study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that uncertainty can play an important role in motivating repeat behaviors.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Journal of Consumer Research

Poorest Americans Most Likely to Have Used Prescription Opioids — and Most Users View Opioids Positively

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. The study also raises important questions abo...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Does Your Doctor Trust You?

Research by CSUN professor Adam Swenson finds that physicians tend to size up chronic pain patients in unexpected ways.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

Project Captures Stolen Generations’ Voices

A project led by University of Adelaide researchers is collecting oral histories of the Stolen Generations of the Ngarrindjeri people from Murray Bridge, South Australia.

– University of Adelaide


Adolescents Whose Religious Mothers Die Are Likely to Become Less Religious as Young Adults

Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than those who do not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, youths whose late mothers placed no value on religion are more likely to become...

– Baylor University

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

It Pays to Be Nice to Your Employees, New Study Shows

New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Leadership Quarterly, June-2018

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Prompting People to Listen to Each Other Reduces Inequality and Improves Group Performance

Reminding people that nobody has all the answers and everyone has something to contribute can reduce racial inequality and improve outcomes in group projects.

– Vanderbilt University

Social Forces; National Science Foundation


Social Media, Social Problems

A University of Delaware professor explores the effect the Internet and social media has on our well-being in a new book. One finding: The use of smartphones and other mobile devices that allow people to be online wherever they are has created new an...

– University of Delaware

The Changing Face of Problematic Internet Use



Sciences on the Move

The breakables were carefully wrapped. Boxes were packed and labeled. The movers were called.

– Amherst College


Skills-Focused Preschool Programs Better at Boosting School Readiness

The nation’s most commonly used preschool educational curricula – “whole-child” – do not appear to be any more effective at improving children’s academic, social or behavioral outcomes than instructional materials developed by teachers an...

– University of California, Irvine

Economics of Education Review, Aug-2018

4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Entertainment Engineering

How fusing technology and fine arts is helping UNLV students build new creations and careers at top studios like Pixar.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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Historic Tufts University cannon gets a refresh

A decades-old Tufts University tradition of students painting messages of encouragement, resistance, love and celebration on a historic cannon located on campus just got a refresh. Thousands of layers of paint – weighing 2,000 pounds – were remov...

– Tufts University

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LifeWire Announcements

John Christian Named AIAA Associate Fellow

John Christian, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the Class of 2019 Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2018 at 08:00 ET

Olin Ranked #3 in Latest US News Rankings Amid Growing Recognition

An MIT study released in the spring named Olin, along with MIT, as the top leaders globally in engineering education, even as more and more top programs are acknowledging Olin’s influence in their curricular reforms. The Princeton Review recently n...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

UIC continues record enrollment growth with 31,683 students

UIC enrollment for fall semester maintains upward trend that began four years ago

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Tulane’s new Race and Inclusion requirement debuts this fall

For the first time in 12 years, Tulane University has added new course requirements for all Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) undergraduate students, regardless of their major. Beginning this fall, all new full-time, first-year undergraduate students and...

– Tulane University

Evelyn Nazario Appointed CSU Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Evelyn Nazario to serve as the university's vice chancellor for human resources. Nazario will assume the role as the university's chief human resources officer with the depar...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado Appointed to Higher Ed Council of Presidents

Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado has accepted an appointment to the Council of Presidents, an influential committee of the Washington-based Association of Governing Boards (AGB) of Universities and Colleges. The 27-member council represent...

– Ithaca College

UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has rated the University of California, Irvine the seventh-best public university in the country in its 2019 Best Colleges evaluation, released today. UCI also placed 33rd among all American universities – public and privat...

– University of California, Irvine

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee exceeds $200 million fundraising goal, pushes on

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee reached the $200 million goal of its largest fundraising effort ever. The money will support student success, research excellence and community engagement. Fundraising will continue through June 30, 2019.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UVA Darden Announces New Leadership Board Members

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced the election of new members to its Alumni Association Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Board, Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council and Global Advisory Council.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Announces New Members to Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced three recently elected members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Lytx Endows Fellowship at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management

Lytx, a San Diego-based video telematics and analytics pioneer, has established the Lytx Graduate Fellowship for Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. The Rady School’s MSBA graduate degree p...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Beckers Bringing Family’s Story, Mental Health Advocacy to Iowa State

Joan and Dave Becker are bringing their family’s story and advocacy for individuals with mental illnesses to Iowa State University this month.

– Iowa State University

LifeWire Marketplace

DREAMS: A P3 Partnership

The DREAMS public-private partnership helps girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women. DREAMS utilizes a multisector approach to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saha...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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