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Arts and Humanities


Chamber Opera Addressing Gun Violence to Receive World Premiere at UC San Diego

Grammy Award-winning soprano and UC San Diego Department of Music faculty member Susan Narucki presents the world-premiere chamber opera “Inheritance” on campus Oct. 24, 26 and 27, using the legendary story of Sarah Winchester to address gun viol...

– University of California San Diego

Commissioning Works Allows Performing Arts Center to Contribute to University's Research Mission, Academics

With 108 commissions to date, the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium is not only a presenter of the performing arts but also a creative center whose commissions serve as a springboard for new works.

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


The Cart Before the Horse: A New Model of Cause and Effect

In a recent paper in Nature Communications, scientists led by Albert C. Yang, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, introduce a new approach to causality that moves away from this temporally linear model of cause and effect.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

ature Communications; MOST 101-2314-B-075-041-MY3; 104-2314-B-075-078-MY2


"They have been seared into my memory." Research by Rutgers psychologist Tracey Shors addresses Christine Blasey Ford's testimony detailing alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that she "will never forget" the key details of her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, because "they have been seared into my memory."

– Rutgers University

Frontiers in Neuroscience

School of Social Work receives federal funding to address opioid addiction in Appalachia

Social workers at West Virginia University are leading the way in opioid treatment and prevention in West Virginia, where overdose rates are the highest in the U.S.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Everybody Hurts: Caring for California

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is preparing nurses, social workers and other health care professionals to provide the compassionate care so many of us will need.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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Engaging Students in STEM by Changing the Classroom Experience

Test scores, class attendance and participation have all improved since Elgin Johnston and Heather Bolles switched to a team-based learning approach for calculus courses. The instructors made the change as part of an initiative to retain students in ...

– Iowa State University

includes video

Pop Culture


Welcome to the Beatles: Virginia Tech students publish fresh perspectives on the Fab Four

18 Virginia Tech history students recently collaborated on writing and editing a book on the iconic rock band, the Beatles. Available now online as an eBook and for purchase through Amazon, “Welcome to the Beatles” brings fresh perspectives on th...

– Virginia Tech

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Is Medicine Initiative Support UN Commitment to Reducing Noncommunicable Disease

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and its Exercise Is Medicine Global Health Initiative (EIM) applaud today’s United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

LifeWire Announcements

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life and Liberty at 10th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event at MetLife Stadium

Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, hosted its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium. The event celebrates surv...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

NYU Researchers Awarded $2.91M to Promote the Health and Safety of Youth in New York City Juvenile Justice System

New York University received a $2.91M grant to implement and evaluate a multi-site suicide detection and prevention training to promote the health and safety of incarcerated youth within New York City's juvenile detention system.

– New York University


Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

After months of media buzz, UCI’s Institute and Museum for California Art begins taking shape this fall with special exhibits of never publicly seen masterpieces, lectures and other events.

– University of California, Irvine

UVA Darden Announces Record Number of Global Courses for 2018–19 Academic Year

Led by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives, the Darden School of Business announced it is expanding offerings of Worldwide courses for the 2018–19 academic year to an all-time high of 19 faculty-led courses, rising to meet increasing demand fr...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475K in prizes was awarded to teams of budding entrepreneurs with the best ideas around improving human performance.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Oscar-nominated costume designer coming to Iowa State

Ruth Carter, the “Black Panther” costume designer who has gained fame and multiple Oscar nominations for her work, is bringing her expertise and vision to Iowa State University’s Stephens Auditorium in an upcoming lecture.

– Iowa State University

Center for 21st Century Studies Turns 50

One of the nation's first humanities research centers turns 50 on Oct. 26. Artists, scholars and filmmakers from across the U.S. will attend a free, public anniversary symposium at the center's home at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee





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