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Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Arts and Humanities


Maestro's techniques

Rembrandt van Rijn's paintings are renowned for their masterful representations of light and shadow and a characteristic plasticity generated by a technique called impasto. Now, scientists have analyzed impasto layers in some of Rembrandt's paintings...

– Wiley

Angewandte Chemie International Edition


Streaming chill vibes? Spotify data says the season is the reason

– Our music choices are influenced by season and time of day, and differ by gender, age, and geography, according to a new study from Cornell University.

– Cornell University

Nature Human Behavior

Zimmerli Marks Tiananmen Square 30th Anniversary with Photo Exhibit

Three decades ago, an exchange student from the U.S. brought his camera to a pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square – and found himself documenting one of the most infamous events of the late 20th century. Now, marking the 30th...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


First study to find digital ads work, on millennials

“This is first time we found that digital ads do something and what they do is they increase voter turnout among millennials in municipal elections,” said Haenschen.

– Virginia Tech

Political Communication

New study shows how vegans, vegetarians and omnivores feel about eating insects

Many non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores are open to including insects in their diet. For vegans, however, that is not an option, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

– University of Eastern Finland


Your Body Image Is Impacted by Those Around You

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.

– University of Waterloo

Body Image

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recommends: Plan Ahead Before Dining Out on Valentine's Day

CHICAGO –Going out is a Valentine’s Day treat. To make a restaurant experience healthful and nutritious as well as fun or romantic, plan your plate before you leave the house, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

UAH professor says multigenerational teams could be an asset to companies

Dr. Pavica Sheldon, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), offers insight into the four generations that comprise today's workforce.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama Huntsville


R-E-S-P-E-C-T? LGBT Views on Police Legitimacy and Authority

While there is much research on the LGBT community’s relationship with police, there is scant research on how they perceive police legitimacy and what predicts their willingness to obey, cooperate, and recognize police authority. A new study examin...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Homosexuality

Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, study finds

Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study published in Developmental Science reveals.

– University of Liverpool

Developmental Science

How making an accusation at work makes you seem more trustworthy

Making an accusation about unethical business practices undermines trust in the accused and enhances trust in the accuser, but only if the accusation is made in good faith, according to new research led by Vanderbilt business professor Jessica Kenned...

– Vanderbilt University

Organizational Behavior and Decision Processes

Children looking at screens in darkness before bedtime are at risk of poor sleep

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

– University of Lincoln

Environment International

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office.

– Brigham Young University

AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

The Heart and the Brain: Connecting Social Work and Public Administration

Karissa Bjorkgren, a second-year student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration programs at West Virginia University, is dedicated to addressing mental health in rural communities. She has experienced first-hand how infreque...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


In test of wisdom, new research favors Yoda over Spock

A person's ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

– University of Waterloo

Journal of Experimental Psychology

Facebook Memes During 2016 Presidential Election Differ from Gender Stereotypes

Facebook political memes of Donald Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to focus on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Hillary Clinton were more likely to center on the email scandal and her relationships — a contrast to hi...

– Baylor University

Social Media + Society

Early Parent-Child Conflicts Predict Trouble Charting Life Path

Children who have more conflict in relationships with their mothers during early years of elementary school may find it more difficult to find a sense of purpose in life as they reach adulthood, suggests new research from Washington University in St....

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Youth and Adolescence



Engineering confidence: 'Build Night' offers hands-on making opportunities

On January 14, more than 65 female engineering students attended the first spring 2019 Build Night and completed their first training for and used the machinery often needed to create design projects.

– Penn State College of Engineering


Giving High School Students the Tools to Question Classic Literature

Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students and make them feel their voices are not valued, says an Iowa State r...

– Iowa State University

Harvard Educational Review

Female Graduates Who Wear 'Sexy Clothes' Seen as Less Capable Than Counterparts

Females who dress 'sexily' at their graduation are perceived as being less competent and are believed to have performed worse in their degree than their peers who dress more professionally, new research from the University of Surrey reports.

– University of Surrey

Frontiers in Psychology


Young Children Benefit From Explicit Teaching About Bullying

Young children are confused about bullying, but a new approach to bullying prevention trialled in four junior primary schools in South Australia improved their understanding, shows study.

– University of South Australia

Technical Report

Pop Culture


Empowered Storytelling Geared Toward Women Is a Winning Combo for Super Bowl Ads, Baylor Expert Says

Baylor University advertising and marketing expert says television advertisers who have chosen to appeal to women fans and viewers during this weekend’s Super Bowl have committed their millions of dollars to a wise strategy.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Creating space within law for nonbinary genders

In order to make our policies and regulations more inclusive of nonbinary gender identities, we need to rethink the role of sex and gender in our laws.

– Vanderbilt University

Harvard Law Review


Battling Election Fatigue? ‘Balance It Out with Other Important Things in Life,’ Baylor Expert Says

Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, explains "election fatigue" and provides tips to battle it.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

75 Science Societies Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today led 75 scientific societies in submitting comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regu...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

LifeWire Announcements

Rounds with Leadership: Taking Action to Champion the PhD in Nursing

Rounds with Leadership is a forum for AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

CSU Chancellor White to Receive Leadership Champion Award from Leadership California

Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University, will be presented the 2019 Leadership Champion Award by Leadership California, whose mission is to increase the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state, a...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

UAH's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity to Help Address Predicted Global Shortfall of Cybersecurity Professionals

UAH now offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in addition to its Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Both programs are intended to help address the growing global demand for cybersecurity experts.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study

Brennan School of Business Presents Flying Concessions CEO Zeke Flores

​Dominican University's Brennan School of Business presents Ezequiel "Zeke" Flores, founder and CEO of Flying Concessions, as part of its C-Suite Speaker Series on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Flores' talk will be held in the Martin Recital Ha...

– Dominican University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Inaugural Position to Bolster Faculty Development

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has appointed Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, to serve as inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development. She will support and promote faculty development, advancement, and retention, and further an environment of ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that they didn’t cause their child’s self-injuring, and guidance on how they can become key allies in helping their child heal.

– Cornell University

Tulane’s Homeland Security online master’s program receives high marks

Tulane University’s Homeland Security online master’s program recently received high marks from, including the third-best online master’s program and the top program for intelligence officers for 2019.

– Tulane University

Merage School Climbs to No. 8 among US Public MBA Programs in 2019 Financial Times Ranking

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business continues its upward trajectory, rising in the Financial Times’ 2019 rankings of top MBA programs to No. 8 among public universities in the United States.

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

UVA Darden Tops Financial Times Global MBA Ranking for Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

In its Global MBA Ranking 2019, Financial Times named the University of Virginia Darden School of Business the No. 1 MBA program in the world for General Management and Corporate Social Responsibility.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Marketplace

New Control360™ app enables secure AV live capture, streaming and playback for Video Based Learning and Medical Simulation

HIPAA ready and cyber secure, Control360 removes the headaches and constraints of fixed AV simulation control systems. Enjoy the flexibility to easily record video based medical simulation events from multiple rooms on-the-fly. Live stream and share...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2019 at 09:05 ET

Education Management Solutions (EMS) Takes Learning Out of the Classroom with Innovative Video Management Platform

MEDIASHAREiQ drives learner engagement with easy to manage immersive content. Organize and edit media content with robust search, tag, and comment capabilities plus in-video quizzing, scoring, and polling. Featuring turnkey integration with Blackboar...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Embargo expired on 28-Jan-2019 at 09:05 ET





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