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Alcohol Outlets such as Liquor Stores are More Often Associated with Violent Crimes

Previous research has shown that violent crimes are associated with greater access to alcohol outlets. It is unclear, however, whether on-premise outlets such as bars, or off-premise outlets such as liquor stores, have a stronger association with vio...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Smithsonian Snapshot: Illuminating Culture

Pepón Osorio created “El Chandelier” for a performance piece that explored the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York.

– Smithsonian Institution

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Childhood Poverty May Have Lasting Effects on Cognitive Skills in Old Age

Children who grow up in poverty or who are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged may be more likely in old age to score lower than others on tests of cognitive skills, according to a study published in the September 26, 2018, online issue...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 16:00 ET

Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children

A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained...

– University of Iowa

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 00:05 ET

Online Communities See Large Growth in Anti-Semitic Comments, Memes

Large-scale quantitative analysis details the rise of anti-Semitism and how anti-Semitic content flows across mainstream and fringe web communities.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

arXiv, Sept-2018

Is That Selfie Edited? Why It May Matter for Women Viewers

There’s a surprising upside to the fact that many people edit their selfies on Instagram and other social media sites to enhance their appearance. A new study found that when women believed that selfies of thin and sexualized women had been edited,...

– Ohio State University

Body Image

Your Facebook Friends Don’t Mean It, but They’re Likely Hurting You Daily

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar plat...

– University at Buffalo

Social Science Computer Review; U Buffalo News

Gaining Control over Mental Health (Podcast)

How can two undergraduates impact the health of people with mental illness? Inspired by her own experience with bipolar disorder, Alison Bowden from Oregon State University created an app to help manage the daily challenges of living with mental illn...

– Oregon State University

includes video

Thinking ‘Follower First’

Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field in...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

Research finds asking consumers to "round up" their purchases to the nearest dollar is the best way to solicit donations.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Consumer Psychology, Jun-2018

Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability

Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward

Results from a new study suggest that the benefits of breastfeeding reported in the vast majority of prior research could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition. The findings could help guid...

– University at Buffalo

Social Science & Medicine: Population Health

Racial and Ethnic Bias Leads to Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents

Racial and ethnic discrimination is problematic for all aspects of development — from mental and physical health to risky behaviors and academic success — particularly for Latinos, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin determined after...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

American Psychologist


Ethics of lying: When loyalty trumps honesty

Can lying be ethical? Some people seem to think so, especially when it comes to loyalty. A new Cornell University study shows people who are dishonest out of loyalty feel they are acting ethically and morally but outsiders disagree, seeing those acti...

– Cornell University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

UF/IFAS, Communities to Team Up Again for Annual Peanut Butter Challenge

Start spreading the news – and the peanut butter! From Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, you can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a project coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunte...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences



New Study Examines “Strategic Retention” of Teachers by Effective Principals

Highly rated principals succeed at keeping high-performing teachers while moving out low performers. Lower turnover is concentrated among teachers with higher scores on classroom observation measures and higher student test-performance growth scores...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal


Physical Education: How and Why We Play Games

Modifying games, including all students and ensuring safety should be the focus for physical educators as they teach kids key motor, fitness and social development skills.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


An Expensive Lesson in Economics: Trump and the WTO

Donald Trump has taken the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, and levied a first batch of tariffs on Chinese imports — announcing this week the plan to tariff an addition...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Iowa State student finds purpose in giving back to Latinx community

Vanessa Espinoza, a graduate student in Iowa State University’s School of Education, has dedicated her life to giving back to the Latinx community – from launching a literacy project as a high school student, to elevating the voices of underserve...

– Iowa State University

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For ‘Meet the Press’ Producer, Darden Executive MBA in DC Area Was a No-Brainer

Natalie Cucchiara (Class of 2020) is a senior coordinating producer on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” When Darden opened its new facilities in Rosslyn, Virginia — across the Potomac River from D.C.— it opened a whole slate of new possibilities for...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

'Hollywood Reporter' Names UW-Milwaukee Film Program One of America's Best

New BFA in animation and new satellite location round out exciting semester for Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Pop Culture


Historic Survey of Documentary Filmmakers Reveals New Opportunities for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Alongside Economic Hurdles

First of its kind survey of the documentary filmmaking industry offers insights into the state of the industry for racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the changing economics of the business.

– American University

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2018 at 14:00 ET

College Volleyball Player Surprised by Unique Proposal From Boyfriend Disguised as Mascot

One University of Arkansas at Little Rock student-athlete got the surprise of her life when the Trojan mascot she was taking a picture with turned out to be her sneaky boyfriend successfully pulling off an unforgettable marriage proposal.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Law and Public Policy


Kavanaugh Hearing Shows Need for Fixed Terms for Court

The conflict over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for Supreme Court demonstrates the need for eliminating life tenure for Supreme Court Justices.

– Wichita State University


Poll: Delaware Democrats have huge leads, forecasting national 'Blue Wave'

Two Delaware Democrats are dominating opponents by large margins that fall in line with the predicted “Blue Wave” natiowide. In addition to heavy leads, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Blunt Rochester are beating their Republican foes in areas...

– University of Delaware

New Book Suggests Framework for 'Value-Driven Leadership'

"Practice makes perfect" is age-old wisdom that applies to musicians, gamers, speakers — even fly fishermen. A new book by University of Washington professor Patrick Dobel argues that such thinking can also guide public leaders to manage their orga...

– University of Washington

LifeWire Announcements

Eccles School undergraduate program No. 15 for Entrepreneurship in U.S. News rankings

The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has earned the No. 15 spot in the 2019 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs in U.S. News and World Report.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

CSUMB and Regional Community Colleges form Pathways Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Cabrillo College, Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College have formed the Monterey Bay College Pathways Partnership (MBCPP), a partnership aimed at improving time to degree and degree complet...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Festival partnership benefits creative arts students

The University of Adelaide has signed a major sponsorship agreement with Adelaide Festival that will connect creative arts students with some of the world’s most renowned performances.

– University of Adelaide

Babson College Names Agnieszka Kuzniarski Managing Director Of Babson Dubai

Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, has appointed Agnieszka Kuzniarski to the position of managing director of Babson Dubai—the College’s newest global location.

– Babson College

UIC earns national recognition for sustainability efforts

UIC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts with several recent acknowledgements

– University of Illinois at Chicago

MEDIA ADVISORY: Report Card on Children and Youth Physical Activity to Be Released

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) will release its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

'’ re-launches as journalism resource for covering community poverty issues

A website packed with resources, curated content and checklists for journalists has been redesigned and relaunched by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

– University of Georgia

Center for 21st Century Studies Names Six Humanities Fellows for 2018-19

UW-Milwaukee-based fellows cover a wide range of arts, history and contemporary society: Soap opera history to Yiddish drama; scientific theory to themes of occupancy; (video) gaming in American society to revolution and translation in Japan

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Elizabeth Smart speaking at Iowa State on Oct. 5

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home and spent nine months in captivity. Her kidnapping became one of the most-followed child abduction cases in history. On Oct. 5, Smart is bringing her message of empowerment to Iowa State...

– Iowa State University





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