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Abstinence not Required: Individuals with Alcohol Dependence May Benefit from Less Drinking

Individuals who seek help for an alcohol use disorder (AUD) may be presented with either of two treatment goals: abstinence or no heavy-drinking days, which are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in testing medications to treat AUD....

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Sign Language Reveals the Hidden Logical Structure, and Limitations, of Spoken Language

Sign languages can help reveal hidden aspects of the logical structure of spoken language, but they also highlight its limitations because speech lacks the rich iconic resources that sign language uses on top of its sophisticated grammar.

– New York University

Theoretical Linguistics

Valuing older buildings: Architecture professor's book argues for reuse rather than wrecking ball

In her new book, Kathryn Rogers Merlino, University of Washington associate professor of architecture, argues for the environmental benefit of reusing buildings rather than tearing them down and building anew.

– University of Washington

Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Shows Targeted Increases in Public Health Spending Lead to Decrease in Infant Mortality Rates

A new study shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality. The study focused on public health expenditures in Florida, where the infant mortality rate is even hig...

– Florida Atlantic University

Social Science & Medicine


Experimental compound reduces Gulf War illness-like behavior in mice

n experimental drug is showing some promise in stopping mood abnormalities and cognitive disorders similar to those seen in people with Gulf War illness, an animal study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2018 at 16:00 ET

'Bargaining While Black' May Lead to Lower Salaries

African-American job candidates are more likely to receive lower salaries in hiring negotiations when racially biased evaluators believe they have negotiated too much, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media communities supporting moms who are breastfeeding create a unique bond.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, Nov-2018


Stanford GSB Research Shows How to Encourage Children’s Healthy Decisions

A recent study analyzed how to encourage school children to drink more water and found that honesty is the best policy

– Stanford Graduate School of Business

Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas

Adolescent marijuana use may alter how neurons function in brain areas engaged in decision-making, planning and self-control, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings are the result of an animal model study focu...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Neuroscience 2018, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Face the Music: Explicit Anti-Piracy Warnings Are Best Deterrent

STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer and download symbol with a prohibitive slash is the most effective way...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Annual Meeting

The Vault Game Unlocks History of Emotions

Researchers from the University of Adelaide working with software developers have created a unique educational game which shows players how emotions have changed throughout history.

– University of Adelaide

The Vault

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More Than Intelligence Needed for Success in Life

Research carried out at the University of Adelaide and the University of Bristol has examined long-held beliefs that success in school and careers is due to more than just high intelligence. Non-cognitive skills are also important.

– University of Adelaide

Nature Human Behaviour

Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2018 at 11:00 ET

Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds

  Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect may develop more slowly, according to new research led by the University of Washington. Violence, psychological or emotional abuse, deprivat...

– University of Washington

Biological Psychiatry



Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Wheeling, West Virginia, native and WVU anthropology and women's and gender studies student London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thurs...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting


After surviving a parachute accident, vet heads back to class

Veteran survives parachute accident, torn aorta, comes back to school to learn to heal

– University of Georgia

This UVA Darden Professor Isn’t Teaching Your Parents’ Operations Class

Darden Professor Doug Thomas suggests we forget our preconceptions about studying operations. In an era where technology-driven disruption has upended business models, the operations field is richer, more dynamic and arguably more critical to venture...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


UW Evans School, Harvard, Northeastern study: State governments’ internet footprints reveal what they do -- and how and why they differ

To better understand how state governments across the United States execute their diverse responsibilities, look at their internet footprint, says a new study by researchers at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and Northeastern Univer...

– University of Washington


Stanford GSB research on the economic impact of Opportunity Zones on poverty

New research from Stanford GSB analyzes the potential impact of Opportunity Zones

– Stanford Graduate School of Business

STATE TAX NOTES, October 15, 2018

Women are leaning in, primed for political takeover

Wendy Smith, a professor of management and leadership, and Terry Babcock-Lumish, founder of Islay Consulting, champion gains women have made in politics, demonstrated by wins in this year’s primaries, and poll numbers that predict a big showing by ...

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– University of Delaware

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Decries Proposal Allowing Indefinite Detention of Immigrant Children

The American Psychological Association voiced opposition to a proposed rule that would allow the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to detain immigrant children with their families indefinitely.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Announcements

Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA Program jumps 20 spots in Bloomberg rankings

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business vaulted 20 spots in the Bloomberg Businessweek 2018 Best Business Schools rankings, placing the Eccles School at No. 36 in the country.

– University of Utah

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2018 at 05:00 ET

Merage School leaps ahead in Bloomberg Businessweek’s MBA rankings

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business climbed in Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings of Best Business Schools for 2018, ascending from No. 51 in the U.S. to No. 43.

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Lynn Andrea Stein Named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lynn Andrea Stein a 2018 Distinguished Member. Stein was recognized for educational innovations, including her work as one of Olin’s founding faculty members and her leadership of what is now ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Quit with the Great American Smokeout

To support the the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, Quit & Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, are i...

– Monday Campaigns

Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA)

Researchers to Digitally Map Lived Religion in St. Louis Region

With a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, researchers at Saint Louis University will create a digital portrait of religious life in the St. Louis area.

– Saint Louis University

UIC scholar honored for work serving the 'public good'

Barbara Ransby, a University of Illinois at Chicago historian, writer and activist, is the recipient of the American Studies Association's 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship, which recognizes scholars who have applied or used their sch...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Penn and CHOP Team Receives $1.84 Million Grant to Study Best Practices for Curbing Cell Phone Use While Driving

a team from Penn and CHOP have received a major grant from the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Transportation, to help curb distracted driving. The team will investigate strategies — such as redesign...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Awarded $1.6M for Undergraduate Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is preparing and inspiring a new generation of cancer investigators through Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR). The 10-week program recently received a five-year National Institute...

– Case Western Reserve University


Babson College Launches Babson Academy To Advance Global Entrepreneurial Learning At Universities Around The World

Babson College has launched the Babson Academy, created to advance global entrepreneurial learning at universities around the world, provide faculty, administrators, and students of other educational institutions access to Babson’s thriving entrepr...

– Babson College

New imprint at UIC looks to the past to share future artistic ideas

UIC’s “Something Other Press,” is inspired by the independent spirit of Dick Higgins whose small imprint, “Something Else Press,” was based in New York City between 1964 and 1974.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UCI announces plans for Student Success Building

Recognizing the importance of wellness and support services to overall student success, the University of California, Irvine today revealed plans to build a comprehensive, conveniently located center that will house mental health, wellness and academ...

– University of California, Irvine

Viasat Invests in UC San Diego’s Design Lab

The Design Lab at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of founder Don Norman, has received a $250,000 gift from global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). Viasat was founded by Mark Dankberg and two UC San Diego...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UIC to host event exploring Chicago's native communities

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute and Native American Support Program will present Natives in Chicago, a discussion on the impact of policies and the work of community organizations to provide services and programs that c...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

“150 Years of Classical Studies in New York” Symposium Considers Impact on Art, Education, and Performance—Nov. 13

NYU's Center for Ancient Studies will host “Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York,” a November 13 symposium that will consider the discipline’s impact on art, education, and performance in New York City.

– New York University

“The Decline and Fall of Empires: Habsburg & Ottoman”—Nov. 9-11 Conference

NYU's Remarque Institute will host “The Decline and Fall of Empires: Hapsburg & Ottoman,” a three-day conference marking the centennial of the end of World War I, Nov. 9-11.

– New York University





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