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10-Dec-2018


‘Silent Night’ Still Making a Joyful Noise on 200th Birthday

One of the world's most famous Christmas carols, "Silent Night," marks its 200th anniversary on Christmas Eve, 2018. Florida State Musicologist Dr. Sarah Eyerly is available to talk about the song's history and legacy.

– Florida State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

10-Dec-2018


When scientists push people to their tipping point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. A new study tilted people backwards in a device and asked them at what point they thought they would fall if they weren’t suppor...

– Ohio State University

Attention, Perception & Psychophysics


Harry Potter characters will reveal your personality to psychologists

July 31st happens to the birthday of Harry Potter and his creator J.K. Rowling. Ahead of the birthday of one of the most famous wizards of modern times Harry Potter and his creator Joanne Rowling on July 31, researchers from South Ural State Universi...

– South Ural State University

07-Dec-2018


We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an...

– Rutgers University

Scientific American


Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?

UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


7 impactful tips to prevent home fires this holiday season

Enjoy the holiday season while eliminating the possibilities of hazardous home fires.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

06-Dec-2018


Report Finds Evidence of Forced Marriage of Myanmar Women to Chinese Men

Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT). ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2018 at 22:00 ET


'Hangxiety' higher in shy people

Very shy people are more likely to suffer "hangxiety" - anxiety during a hangover - than their extrovert friends, new research shows. In a study of almost 100 social drinkers with either high or low levels of shyness, drinking about six units of alc...

– University of Exeter

Personality and Individual Differences


Providing supervised medical-grade heroin to heavy users can reduce harms

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries, and should be piloted and studied in the United States, according to a new RAND ...

– RAND Corporation


Bah, Humbug? Psychology Expert on How to Cope With Holiday Stress

'Tis the season to be merry and bright! But you may be feeling less than joyful during the "most wonderful time of the year." Do you experience stress, anxiety or even depression from November to January? If so, you're not alone.

Expert Available

– University of Kentucky

Education

07-Dec-2018


Author Daniel Pink Speaks at UVA Darden on Career-Planning, Timing and Why MBAs Still Need to Think Like MFAs

Speaking to students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Pink said writing had been a primary outlet at every step of his career, beginning with short stories as an undergraduate to magazine articles on the side while serving as ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

06-Dec-2018


Targeted Cognitive Training Benefits Patients with Severe Schizophrenia

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information.

– University of California San Diego Health

Schizophrenia Research


What if Humans Are No Longer Earth's Most Intelligent Beings?

In his final, posthumously published book, famed physicist Stephen Hawking raises an alarm about the dangers of artificial intelligence, or AI, and the existential threat it could pose to humanity.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Fear: The Big Inhibitor of Innovation and Transformation

Momentum is growing in the corporate world — more companies are realizing that the convergence of advancing technologies will change how we live and how we work. This realization has led some leaders to initiate either a digital transformation or t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Hach President on Leadership: Measure Impact Instead of Checking Boxes

Hach Co. President Kevin Klau (MBA ’02) attributes much of his career success to what he described as his good fortune to align himself with three “extraordinary institutions” in his life: the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virgini...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Finance Now: The Trends Three Darden Professors Are Watching

The finance sector is as dynamic and multilayered as ever. The space remains one of the most robust at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business — a key component of the core curriculum and the source of scores of electives taught by mor...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Initiative aims to improve education, business with AI

A collaboration between Cornell University and r4 Technologies, a Connecticut-based artificial intelligence company, will develop and apply artificial intelligence solutions to structural challenges that have hindered growth and modernization, and wi...

– Cornell University


Expert: “Literature’s not dead; VR to Inspire Next Generation of Storytellers”

What does virtual reality (VR) have in common with Shakespeare and Hemingway?

Expert Available

– New York Institute of Technology

Law and Public Policy

06-Dec-2018


Political Lessons from the Past

“Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny” by UC San Diego Department of History professor Edward J. Watts explores what factors made the 500-year republic susceptible to collapse, where lessons from the the past can apply to today's political...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Announcements


New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee

Richard Grusin of English and Richard Stockbridge of mathematics are the newest distinguished professors at UWM. Thirty-one distinguished professors now teach, research and mentor students at Wisconsin’s only public urban research university.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


New Book by Rensselaer Faculty Member Explores History of “Closed Worlds”

Lydia Kallipoliti, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has authored The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What is the Power of Shit? in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2018 at 14:00 ET


Smithsonian Latino Center’s Molina Family Latino Gallery To Open in 2021 at the National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s first gallery space, the Molina Family Latino Gallery, will be dedicated to celebrating the U.S. Latino experience and open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2021. The gallery, designed by...

– Smithsonian Institution


UIC establishes new graduate degree in city design

Chicago, a city known worldwide for its planning and design, will have its first-ever graduate degree in city design when the University of Illinois at Chicago launches a new program next fall.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Thunderbird’s Master of Global Management degree named No. 1 in Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal 2019 Business Schools Report

Thunderbird is the only US-based school in the report’s top 5 “Master in Management” degrees.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

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