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Monday, October 29, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


‘Iphigenia’ Collaboration Shines Light on World Refugee Crises

Film opera “Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee” examines and responds to today’s global refugee crises in a unique performance that blends film, theater, dance, and music.

– University of Iowa

Filmmakers Starting Academy Award Campaign for 'Saving Brinton'

“Saving Brinton,” a documentary by Tommy Haines, John Richard, and Andrew Sherburne, has built a passionate audience over the past year and is now making a run at an Oscar nomination.

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


What's Stopping You From Raising Kind and Empathic Children?

It ought to be easier to raise pro-social children — kids who are helpful and kind and empathic — since the impulse toward pro-social behavior is something we’re born with. Yet so many youngsters seem to miss the mark. Two aspects of how we rai...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

Developmental Psychology


Irritability in Young Children as a Sign of Deeper Mental Health Issues?

Christen Deveney, assistant professor of psychology at Wellesley College, seeks clues to the factors that contribute to childhood irritability, a common but often misunderstood possible symptom of mental health issues.

– Wellesley College

Developmental Psychobiology

How to Show Your Partner That You Care

In our primary relationship, we all want to be understood. We want our partners to "get" us. Whether we're upset or joyful or sad, whether we're disappointed, excited, or discouraged, we want our partner to accept and understand what it is we're feel...

– Family Institute at Northwestern University

Journal of Family Psychology

Communication matters: New program eases staff-family conflict in assisted living

New research from Cornell University shows an effective approach to reduce staff-family conflict in assisted living facilities in order to ensure the well-being of residents in care.

– Cornell University

Seniors Housing & Care Journal



Study: Passive investors facilitate activists' ability to be aggressive

Three business-school researchers found that the increasing numbers of passive investors is encouraging activism targeted at board makeup changes, proxy settlements and the sale of the business or its parts.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Review of Financial Studies

Unprecedented growth in the college labor market

For the ninth year in a row, the job market for college graduates is booming, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.

– Michigan State University

Pop Culture


Texas A&M Expert: Celebrate National Cat Day With Some Real Cat-titude

It’s time to open up a can of tuna and celebrate National Cat Day on Oct. 29, and if it’s true cats have nine lives, that’s almost as many days that are devoted to worshipping your furry feline – a case of duplicat-tion if ever there was one....

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


UT/TT Poll: Texans Choose Ted Cruz over Beto O’Rourke in Incumbent-Favored Election

In a U.S. Senate race that has attracted nationwide attention, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leads U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke by 6 percentage points among likely voters, 51 to 45 percent, in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Study Shows Republicans, Democrats Prefer Gender Balanced Decision-making

Citizens have more faith in their government institutions when both women and men are involved in decision-making, according to a study conducted by Diana Z. O’Brien, associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University and her co-inves...

– Texas A&M University

American Journal of Political Science, Sept-2018; Indiana University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Los Angeles, Illinois, Washington D.C. and Louisianaawarded $10 million to launch program for transition-age foster youth

Youth Villages announces grants to four jurisdictions in its drive to make intensive services available to each of hte 20,000 young people who age out of foster care by 2028.

– Youth Villages

LifeWire Announcements

American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $4 Million Gift to Aid Construction of a Public Museum Dedicated to Vision and Eye Health

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a project to construct the world’s first public museum dedicated to vision and eye health. The new museum will be located in San Francisco.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

122nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmologyc

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2018 at 16:00 ET

U.S. Department of Education Awards $900,000 for Engineering Ph.D. Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) 2018 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute nearly $900,000 to support an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in aeronautical engineering and mecha...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET

UVA Darden Ranked No. 1 Education Experience in the World for 8th Straight Year

The Economist has named the University of Virginia Darden School of Business the No. 1 education experience in the world for the eighth consecutive year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Funding for UVA Darden Alumni Ventures Shows Dramatic Growth

As the entrepreneurial offerings at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business continue to grow and mature, funding for ventures started by Darden alumni is skyrocketing.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Darden Reaches Carbon-Neutral Goal as UVA Hollyfield Solar Facility Comes Online

Electricity began flowing last month from the UVA Hollyfield Solar facility, an innovative partnership between the University of Virginia, the Darden School of Business and Dominion Energy.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Funding Bolsters Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Research at UVA

The University of Virginia and the Darden School of Business have announced a dramatic expansion of behavioral research capabilities available to University faculty

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Conducting Research on Muscle or Nerve Disorders? Apply for a Development Grant from the AANEM Foundation!

The AANEM Foundation is currently seeking applicants for up to $100,000 in development grant funding. Any institution conducting this type of scientific research is encouraged to apply. Letters of intent are due January 7, 2019; final applications ar...

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Center for Deployment Psychology seeks doctoral students for 2019 Summer Institute

Calling all clinical or counseling doctoral students! The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is looking for up to 45 students for its annual Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Arm...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Identifying, Reducing Flow of Counterfeit Goods

Graduate students will gain the skills to help identify and reduce the flow of counterfeit through the NSF Research Traineeship program. This compliments what the South Dakota Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology is already...

– South Dakota State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Native American Studies Program to Host 26th Anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony Oct. 30

The Native American Studies Program at West Virginia University welcomes the public to its 26th anniversary of the Peace Tree Ceremony. The guest of honor is Sarah Kastelic, executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, who wil...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences





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