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Monday, October 15, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Celebrated Alum Carrie Mae Weems Returns to UC San Diego as Part of Dynamic Visual Arts Speaker Series

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts welcomes the return of celebrated artist and alum Carrie Mae Weems. Weems’ visit anchors a dynamic fall lineup of guests meant to engage and inspire an active student population and artistic community on c...

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Half of Parents Say Their Preschooler Fears Doctor’s Visits

Children’s anxiety may negatively impact parents’ interactions with providers during visits and even causes a small proportion of families to postpone or cancel appointments.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2018 at 00:00 ET

When Ignoring Your Spouse Can Help Your Relationship

WASHINGTON -- It is a classic relationship stalemate: One partner asks the other to change something and the partner who is asked shuts down. But that type of response may actually be beneficial for the relationship of lower-income couples, according...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2018 at 09:00 ET

Different is Fair When Conforming to Gender Norms

As parents of any 8-year-old will tell you, fairness matters to kids. However, new research from investigators at Saint Joseph’s University, shows that perceived fairness is impacted by gender norms. The results were published online in Social Deve...

– Saint Joseph's University

Social Development


Researchers Document History Of Fear In Public Health Campaigns

Fear never works. Or does it? Fear can be a powerful tool in public health efforts, although graphic, emotionally evocative campaigns have been the source of controversy over the past half-century.

– Texas A&M University

American Journal of Public Health, Sept-2018

The power of one: what’s my responsibility as a global citizen?

Protectionist laws; anti-immigration sentiments and abuse allegations: one scroll of a feed or flip through the paper can be enough to make you want to shut off and shut down.

– University of Manitoba

Passenger distractions, texting and drowsy driving put teens at risk while on the road

Experts provide parents and teens with safe driving tips leading into Teen Driving Safety Week.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


UNH Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault and relationship violence. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that video games show promise as a tool to share information and i...

– University of New Hampshire

Games for Health, September 5, 2018

U-M tool measures 'iffy' news on social media in time for 2018 election

As the crucial mid-term election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the ...

– University of Michigan

Stringent password policies help prevent fraud, study finds

An Indiana University study finds stringent password rules that encourage longer and more complicated passwords significantly lower the risk of personal data breaches, especially among employees at large organizations that handle sensitive data, like...

– Indiana University

Social Science Research Network; TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018

How Parenting Can Cause Antisocial Behaviors in Children

Children who experience less parental warmth and more harshness in their home environments may be more aggressive and lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a study by researchers at Michigan State University, the University of Pennsylvania a...

– Michigan State University

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolscent Psychiatry; R01-MH081813; R01-HD066040



‘MTSU On the Record’ Explores Gender Identity in Tweens with Professor’s New Novel

Two young women of color who dare to be different are in the spotlight on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

– Middle Tennessee State University


Research on Light-Matter Interaction Could Lead to Improved Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

A paper published in Nature Communications by Sufei Shi, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, increases our understanding of how light interacts with atomically thin semiconductors and creates unique excitonic com...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2018 at 15:00 ET

Penn State Engineering Leadership Discusses Plans for Achieving Gender Equity

Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State, and the Penn State College of Engineering remain fully committed to achieving gender equity among the undergraduate student population within six years.

– Penn State College of Engineering

Pop Culture


Are Popular Diets Safe?

Many of the latest popular diets make wild claims while imposing drastic changes to what you can eat.

– Texas A&M University


Professor Helps Young People Raise Their Voice Against Gun Violence

Ethnomusicologist Dr. Katherine Meizel helped young people nationwide to raise their voices against gun violence.

– Bowling Green State University

Law and Public Policy


Physics Model Finds That SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ Votes Are Non-Partisan

Eddie Lee, doctoral student in physics at Cornell University, applied a statistical physics model to a “Super Court” of 36 Supreme Court justices and 24 nine-member courts from 1946 to 2016 and found was that consensus dominates the court, and st...

– Cornell University

Journal of Statistical Physics

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Bill Signed into Law

President Donald Trump has signed into law HR 302/S. 808, which includes the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act that now paves the way for sports medicine practitioners to work across state lines with liability protections.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

LifeWire Announcements

Research Wins Blue Ribbon at Annual New York Maker Faire

Students and faculty from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) were recently awarded an Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon at the New York Maker Faire. Their research exhibit, a collaborative project between the university’s schools of Engineering and...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2018 at 12:00 ET

Clarkson Ignite Podcast Aims to Connect Clarkson Community

A new podcast at Clarkson University intends to connect individuals across Clarkson’s diverse community and provide listeners with interesting and unique content.

– Clarkson University

St. Mary’s College Ranked 4th Among the Best Colleges in Maryland by College Consensus

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked no. 4 among the Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland for 2018 in College Consensus.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Día de los Muertos Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

he Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a three-day free public program to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), with an after-hours event, performances, family activities and Mexico’s premier indigenous musi...

– Smithsonian Institution

Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows

Sandia National Laboratories has named Mercedes Taylor and Chen Wang its first Jill Hruby Fellows. The honorees have each been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in technical leadership, comprising national security-relevant research with a...

– Sandia National Laboratories

UIC music season heralds new jazz studies leader

UIC music season runs Oct. 12-Dec.8

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC selected for American Historical Association initiatives

The University of Illinois at Chicago department of history will be part of two American Historical Association-led initiatives funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. One initiative will focus on redesigning introductory-level courses and the oth...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Dominican University Receives NSF Grant to Enhance STEM Courses

This $526,892 NSF grant will support retention and graduation rates of students pursuing bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

– Dominican University

NSF 1832237





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