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Monday, November 19, 2018

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary researc...

– Stony Brook University

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 06:00 ET

Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Suicide Risk

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 people in the country every year, similar to the number of deaths caused by the opioid epidemic. Previous studies show that suicide tracks in families independ...

– University of Utah Health

Molecular Psychiatry; R01MH099134; K01MH093731

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 09:00 ET

Spanking in developing countries does more harm than good

Spanking may be increasingly harmful for children on a more global scale than previously known, a new University of Michigan study indicates.

– University of Michigan

Child Abuse & Neglect

Russian Trolls Relied on Local News More than Fake News in 2016 Presidential Election, New Analysis Finds

The Internet Research Agency, a Russia-based group of Internet trolls, relied on local news more than it did fake news to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

– New York University


Home for the Holidays: FSU Researcher Finds Women More Likely to Stay Away From the Wheel

A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or the availability of other transit options.

– Florida State University

Ageing and Society

Organizations with broad social ties improve outcomes for communities recovering from natural disasters

The most equitable recoveries following a natural disaster where in places that saw an increase in organizations that have a broad, crosscutting presence. In order to encourage a wide economic recovery, communities should think about activating advoc...

– University at Buffalo


Social Support Networks Help Motivate Changes among Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

Automobile crashes related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) account for approximately 30 percent of fatal crashes, and 10,000 deaths annually. Social support – defined as emotional, informational, or instrumental help from individuals' social net...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2018 at 10:00 ET



Trends in International Education: American University’s International Student Body Up 39 Percent; 61 Percent of AU Students Study Abroad

American University’s international student population increased by 39 percent over last year, adding 903 new students, according to a new report on the impact of international education on the U.S. higher education sector.

– American University


‘Two Heads Are Better Than One’ — a New Way of Nursing Education — Gets High Marks from Students in Baylor University Study

A new “buddy system” of nursing education — in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the “real world” of nursing — is effective, according to a study b...

– Baylor University

Journal of Nursing Education

UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare middle school students for college access and suc...

– University of California, Irvine

Cornell signs study agreement with Verto Education

High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn general education and elective credits abroad before coming to the Cornell College community.

– Cornell College

UVA Darden’s New Venture Lab Supports MBA Entrepreneurs

Student founders at the UVA Darden School of Business have a new avenue of support. Darden Venture Lab, launched in September by Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers students dedicated workspace, group meetings, men...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Beatles expert available to discuss legacy of the ‘White Album’ on its 50th anniversary

Florida State University Professor Barry Faulk, author of 'British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977,' talks about the history and legacy of the Beatles eponymous double album.

Expert Available

– Florida State University

Law and Public Policy


Growing Number of State Laws Limit Local Government Control Over Food and Nutrition

In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments’ ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses,...

– New York University

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET


An evidence-based way to help fix our broken politics

It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. It is an idea tested with actual representatives and their constituents, with intriguing an...

– Ohio State University

Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Firearm Deaths, Injuries Among Children: New Website to Accelerate Knowledge, Prevention

The site,, aims to share what’s known—and what experts still need to find out—about guns and people under age 19. The site offers free access to a trove of data on the issue, as well as training for health care provid...

– University of Michigan


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Partnership with Education at Work leads to Microsoft hiring two business students in competitive program

Two students from the David Eccles School of Business who have worked on behalf of Microsoft through Education at Work have been hired by Microsoft for the company’s highly sought-after and competitive MACH program.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcements

The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research will present its 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments to Union College and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This annual award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that ...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Annual Meeting Association of American Colleges & Universities, January 25, 2019

Geochemist E. Bruce Watson Recognized for Eminence in Mineralogical Research

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has recognized E. Bruce Watson, a geochemist and Institute Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with its highest honor, the Roebling Medal, bestowed for scientific eminence in the broad field of mi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

DHS S&T and FEMA Award Funding for School Age Trauma Training

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and FEMA awarded funding to the not-for-profit National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) to deliver free, lifesaving trauma training to high sch...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

CUR Math/CS Division Selects 2018 Faculty Mentor Awardees

The Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected recipients of its 2018 Faculty Mentor Award: Liz Bouzarth (Furman University), Gabriela Marcu (University of Michigan), and Karl Schmitt (Valparaiso...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Vanderbilt Research Hub to Examine Issues Faced by Children at Risk for Poor Health, Education Outcomes

Experts from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development are joining efforts to establish a Policies for Action (P4A) Research Hub at Vander...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Humboldt State University Set to Receive 884-acre Forest

Humboldt State University is on the verge of receiving an 884-acre forest near campus, which will be used for research and field experiences.

– Humboldt State University

UW-Milwaukee welcomes new Letters & Science dean

University selects Scott Gronert to lead its largest school or college

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UVA Darden Ranked No. 1 MBA for Best Professors and Consulting

The Princeton Review named the UVA Darden School of Business among the top MBA programs in a number of key categories, including the No. 1 ranking for best professors and the best MBA for consulting.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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