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Arts and Humanities


Why belief in ‘Limbo’ has disappeared in recent decades – Queen’s University Belfast research

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that the belief in Limbo – a place for unbaptised babies - has declined throughout the decades in Ireland due to the changing beliefs and values of the nation.

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– Queen's University Belfast

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Veterans Who Join Veterans Services Organizations Have Higher Quality of Life, Study Finds

Participation in veterans services organizations make vets less likely to experience social isolation, a new study finds.

– American University

Psychological Services

Redefining Family: In New Book, Wellesley Sociologist Examines Kinship Ties in the Age of Advanced Reproductive Technology

A new book, Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin, offers timely insights into an unprecedented phenomenon: how the discovery of half-siblings sharing donor DNA who are born into different families has ...

– Wellesley College

Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin


Innovative School Treatment Found Highly-Effective For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In one of the largest school-based clinical trials of its kind, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College found an innovative, comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX) yields significant improvements for elementary-school...

– Canisius College

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Nov-2018



UA Little Rock researchers discover locations of missing Elaine 12 graves

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and his graduate students are making headway into a mystery 99 years in the making. Dr. Brian Mitchell and his graduate students in the Intro to Public History Class have followed a trail of ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Board of Regents approves expansion of in-state tuition offers to Midwest cities

Wichita State University is continuing to expand its appeal outside of the Wichita area by now offering in-state tuition to students living in several additional metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Now even more students will have the opportunity to e...

– Wichita State University

Darden Professor Bob Bruner Joins UVA Faculty Looking Back at 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, three University of Virginia professors want to make sure their students understand what happened and how it could happen again.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcements

Italian-American Foundation Honors Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD Founder & President of Sbarro Health Research Organization

Italian-American Foundation, Filitalia, honors Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Founder & President of Sbarro Health Research Organization at Temple University with the Humanitarian award at the foundation’s 31st Anniversary Gala.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Nine Schools of Nursing to Expand Awareness of the NIH's All of Us Research Program

The AACN is pleased to announce that nine nursing schools have been selected to receive funding through AACN's Mini-Grants Awards Program to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research program.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

FedEx Provides Additional Funding To Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® To Support Emerging Women Leaders

Babson College, the No. 1 ranked college and global leader in entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that FedEx Corp. has agreed to contribute an additional $500,000 to support the school’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® to assist and enc...

– Babson College

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are the
 2019 Boe Forum Speakers at Augustana University

Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies today announced Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as the keynote speakers for the 23rd Boe Forum on Public Affairs to be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

UA Little Rock researchers receive 20k grant from Google to study artificial intelligence

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and doctoral student have received a $20,000 Google AI research grant for their research in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Dr. Xiaowei Xu, professor of information science, and Tolgaha...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Clinic provides legal help to veterans

The Veterans Legal Clinic serves Georgia veterans and their dependents to help them get the benefits they have earned through military service.

– University of Georgia

Work on Political Theatre in Yugoslavia Wins NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize

New York University has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater for 2016-17 to Stanford University’s Branislav Jakovljevic for his Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia 1945-91.

– New York University

Norman Lear to Receive Rod Serling Award

Norman Lear, the producer and filmmaker who transformed the American cultural landscape with television shows like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” will be presented with the 2018 Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Throug...

– Ithaca College

Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland to Play 2019 Cortaca Jug Football Game at MetLife Stadium

The Division III football rivalry between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland will reach new heights in 2019, when the annual Cortaca Jug game moves to MetLife Stadium — home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Once referred to by Sports...

– Ithaca College

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health Announces Partnership with Palm Beach County

Collaboration aims to improve outcomes for the community’s youngest children, from their first day of life

– University of Chicago Medical Center

APA Elects Consultant Sandra L. Shullman President

WASHINGTON – Sandra L. Shullman PhD, a consulting psychologist internationally known in leadership assessment and development, has been elected 2020 president of the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Names First Open Science and Methodology Chair to Deepen Commitment to Data Sharing, Transparency in Science

The American Psychological Association has named Steve W.J. Kozlowski, PhD, as its first open science and methodology chair, responsible for working with the association’s authors, reviewers, editors and publications board to understand and develop...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Applied Psychology

2018 Nurse Faculty Scholars Selected by AACN and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future

The AACN is pleased to announce that six Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through a national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. This program, developed to help address the faculty shor...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections”—Nov. 16 Panel Discussion

New York University will host “Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections,” a panel discussion featuring researchers from the New York metropolitan area, on Fri., Nov. 16.

– New York University





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