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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Smithsonian Snapshot: Bond, James Bond: The ornithologist

Ian Fleming borrowed the name of a real-life American ornithologist for his fictional British spy.

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


American Girls Read and Write Better Than Boys

WASHINGTON – As early as the fourth grade, girls perform better than boys on standardized tests in reading and writing, and as they get older that achievement gap widens even more, according to research published by the American Psychological Assoc...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 09:00 ET


Self-Regulation Significant to Overcoming Early Adversity

“Would you rather have $14 today or $25 in 19 days?” Researchers studied adults aged 18-25 from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and found that self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and...

– University of Georgia

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Study Shows Parents Display More Conservative Attitudes

In their study of 1,500 participants, Nicholas Kerry and co-author Damian R. Murray, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, conducted four online surveys that examined attitudes to political topics that typically divide liberals and ...

– Tulane University

Personality and Individual Differences

Issues Over Ideology: FSU Researcher Finds Polarized Candidates Can Still Represent Constituents Best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University.

– Florida State University

The Journal of Politics, volume 80, number 4. Published online August 7, 2018.

Women Who Breastfeed for at Least Five Months Have More Kids

Cornell University professor Vida Maralani found that women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three or more children, and less likely to have only one child, than women who breastfeed for shorter durat...

– Cornell University


People can handle the truth (more than you think)

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business explores the consequences of honesty in everyday life and determines that people can often afford to be more honest than they think.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Journal of Experiment Psychology: General.

Rutgers Teaches Caregivers to Focus on Themselves

A new program at Rutgers teaches caregivers of people with disabilities how to avoid “compassion fatigue”

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Associated with Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents

Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Psychologica...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Researchers Identify Potential Target to Improve Sleep in Children

Between 25 and 30% of children under the age of 18 in the United States do not get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation in children can lead to behavioral and mood problems that can negatively affect school performance, social interactions and physical we...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

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What Parents Can Teach Kids During the School Year

As we help our sons and daughters get ready to return to school, let’s reflect on our own readiness to promote our kids’ best emotional development during the school year. Consider these dimensions.

– Family Institute at Northwestern University


Do Rock Climbers Seek Out High Risk Climbs?

The sport of rock climbing is gaining international attention, having been approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. But news headlines about the sport are still dominated by reports of gruesome injuries and near-death falls. Are rock climber...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal

Maintaining Balance in Your Relationship

Every marriage has an invisible emotional bank account. We make deposits into the account through acts of kindness, words of admiration, gestures of support, and more. We make withdrawals from the account by moments of unkindness, harsh or unfair cri...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

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College Students Have Unequal Access to Reliable Technology, Study Finds

Smartphones and laptops seem ubiquitous at U.S. universities, but there is still a "digital divide," with some students less likely than others to have consistent access to reliable technology, according to a study co-authored by an Indiana Universit...

– Indiana University

Communication Research Aug-2018

Most Preschool Math, Literacy Apps Not Designed to Help Children Learn, UCI Study Finds

Most literacy and math educational apps for preschoolers are not designed to help youngsters actually learn, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Few incorporate features informed by evidence-based best teaching practic...

– University of California, Irvine

Learning, Media and Technology, Aug. 2018

Tamara Strives to Be Miss America

Meet Tamara Milford, a thriving student in her senior year at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in pre-law. Tamara is on the Mock Trial team, in Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, participates in YVLifeSet, is a YVScholar and is competing ...

– Youth Villages


Global Perspectives on Early Stage Startups: Leading European Accelerator Visits UVA Darden

Directors from APX, a Berlin-based venture accelerator visited the Darden School of Business recently to share a European perspective on venture creation and acceleration with students and faculty, further strengthening the ties between the School an...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How Do You Create a Critical Thinker?

An innovative reading and writing curriculum born at the CSU has changed how English teachers prepare students who aren’t ready for college.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

New School of Thought

If it’s been a while since you were in college, the rules are changing: Students may now be required to talk to each other, check their cellphones or trade notes. Professors often no longer lecture from a podium. It’s all part of active learning,...

– University of California, Irvine


New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.

– University of Michigan

Kosmos Innovation Center: A P3 Partnership

Kosmos Innovation Center facilitates the development of entrepreneurs and businesses, with a focus on the agribusiness sector. A partnership between three organizations, it is led by Kosmos Energy, a global energy company; DAI Global, an internationa...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Columbus State Ranked Among Most Innovative Universities in the South

Columbus State University was recently ranked as one of the top 20 "Most Innovative Regional Universities in the South" by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

– Columbus State University

Law and Public Policy


Crime, Not Money, Drives Migration From El Salvador and Honduras

A new analysis of data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project's AmericasBarometer survey shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

– Vanderbilt University

Latin American Research Review

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Baldwin Wallace Poll Shows Voter Enthusiasm Gap in Advance of Ohio Midterm Election

A Baldwin Wallace University survey reveals that a strong majority of likely Ohio voters have magnified the significance of the 2018 midterm elections, with nearly 58% saying that voting this November is more important than in previous midterms.

– Baldwin Wallace University

Federal Dollar Allocations to States Result in Lower Infant Mortality Rates

Increases in federal transfers, money that the federal government sends to states to improve the well-being of citizens, are strongly associated with a decrease in infant mortality rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington Universi...

– Washington University in St. Louis

BMJ Open


New credit legislation to improve consumer financial protection, Virginia Tech expert says

New legislation which takes effect September 21, 2018 will allow consumers to freeze their credit at no cost. From a financial perspective, there’s no reason not to do this, according to Virginia Tech's Travis Mountain.

Expert Available

– Virginia Tech

includes video

LifeWire Announcements

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Adds 12 to Full-Time Faculty

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has added 12 full-time faculty members for the start of the 2018-19 academic year, bringing the school’s total number of full-time professors and lecturers to 103.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Washington University partners in five-year $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across U.S.

Tobacco use causes nearly a half a million premature deaths each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease and pulmonary illnesses. Most tobacco is purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, where the tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour on a...

– Washington University in St. Louis

How Is That Dental School Coming Along?

By 2021, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso expects to open its fourth school, the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. Once approved, the WLHSDM will make history as West Texas’ first-ever dental school. To learn what this me...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Ivory Innovations Announces $200,000 Prize Seeking to Improve Housing Affordability

Ivory Innovations has announced the new $200,000 Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability, an award that will honor innovations in design, financing and policy that seek to increase access in housing affordability.

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

Viral international education campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere expands 2019 national scholarship program

Temple University collaborates with 56 other colleges and universities to offer scholarships

– Temple University

UIC Lauded with National Award for Diversity, Inclusion

Oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education recognizes UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Thanushka Yakupitiyage/Ushka as Artist-in-Residence, 2018-19

NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named DJ and activist Thanushka Yakupitiyage, who performs under the name Ushka, as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year—a role that will include a panel discussion (Sept. 25) featuring ...

– New York University

Iowa State Panel Will Center on Recent Supreme Court Rulings, Kavanaugh Nomination

Iowa State University and Drake University Law School faculty are coming together to discuss recent issues surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court.

– Iowa State University





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