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04-Feb-2019


Advocating for Social Issues at Work More Likely to Succeed Linking Morality and Mission, Study Says

When convincing management to consider advocating for a particular social issue, employees may think it is wise to focus on the benefits to the bottom line but making a moral argument may be a better strategy, as long as it aligns with the company’...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 04-Feb-2019 at 09:00 ET

01-Feb-2019


Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom

In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers a question at the center of intense public debate: Is Islam hostile to religiou...

– University of Notre Dame

Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today


Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses

Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study.

– Lancaster University

Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science


Researchers Find Overdose Deaths Are Likely to Increase with ‘Changing Nature’ of Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths in the United States between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.

– Penn State College of Engineering

JAMA

31-Jan-2019


Study draws connections between sports fandom and political tribalism

According to research co-authored by Megan Duncan, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, “fans of sports teams and supporters of a political parties perceive news much in the same way.”

– Virginia Tech

Newspaper Research Journal


Imperceptible movements guide juvenile zebra finch song development

New research from Cornell University shows zebra finches engage in socially-guided vocal learning, where they learn their songs by watching their mothers’ reactions to their immature songs.

– Cornell University


Even a one-hour 'planting party' can lift spirits, build skills among women in prison, study shows

Exposure to nature, even through a brief gardening activity, can improve well-being among women in prison, a UW Tacoma-led study finds.

– University of Washington

International Journal of Prisoner Health

Education

04-Feb-2019


Time parents spend with children key to academic success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analyzed data on children in Israel who lost a parent through death or divorce.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Labor Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers

Embargo expired on 04-Feb-2019 at 06:00 ET

01-Feb-2019


UVA Darden Professor Breaks Down Super Bowl Ad 'Dos' and Don'ts'

Like many Americans, Kimberly Whitler will tune into this Sunday’s Super Bowl not just for the game, but for the ads. While the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams duke it out on the field, major companies will compete to see who can make...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

31-Jan-2019


German Electrochemists Publish Open Access: TIB Promotes Open Access Transition in the Field of Electrochemistry

Pennington, NJ – (January 31, 2019) – Since 2018, all the members of the German consortium of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) led by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology have benefite...

– The Electrochemical Society


Geographies of the Holocaust

This spring semester will find Dr. Alberto Giordano, of the Texas State Department of Geography, teaching a class in the Honors College with the title: Geographies of the Holocaust and Genocide.

– Texas State University


After Court Case, UVA Business Analytics Students’ Tool Could Help Vets Effected by Agent Orange

Sailors on ships like the USS Alamo spent days and weeks in the territorial waters of Vietnam, where they could have been exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange — linked with various health conditions including Parkinson’s disease and cancer...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture

01-Feb-2019


Humility is a core trait of today's Super QB

Like Super Bowl LLII MVP Nick Foles, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is redefining what it means to be a leader in today's NFL. The University of Delaware’s Kyle Emich says smart teams realized that the humble quarterback is more valuable than a dom...

– University of Delaware

Law and Public Policy

01-Feb-2019


Report calls for new strategies to contend with Chicago gangs, violence

The nature of gang violence in Chicago has been changing but policies and practices to address it have not, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Great Cities Institute

31-Jan-2019


Study shows marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid mortality rates

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor’s research has shown that local access to legal drugs at the county level reduces opioid and heroin-related mortality rates. In states that have medical cannabis laws, the researchers found that mo...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

LifeWire Announcements


Babson Names Robert Stringer Director Of Award-Winning, Immersive Summer Venture Program

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College has announced that consultant, author, and venture capitalist turned angel investor and startup advisor Robert Stringer will be the new Director for its award-winning, immersive Summer...

– Babson College


Institute of Politics and Global Affairs to open at Cornell

A new Cornell institute focusing on politics and global affairs – to be directed by former Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) – will launch in the 2019-20 academic year.

– Cornell University


Gonzaga U. to Host 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4

SPOKANE, Wash. — Top researchers and thought leaders focused on hate and building peace will participate in the 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.

– Gonzaga University


UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities Receives California Humanities Grant for Community Conversations

The University of California San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities received a two year, $10,000 Humanities for All Project Grant to support eight public forums that explore how the arts and humanities can inform discussion about important challe...

– University of California San Diego


URI history professor leading international team compiling a history of the papacy

Joëlle Rollo-Koster, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, is heading an international team of scholars that is creating a landmark work on the history of the papacy commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

– University of Rhode Island


NYIT Appoints Gordon Schmidt as Dean of School of Health Professions

Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., FACSM, has been appointed dean of the School of Health Professions at NYIT. He has served as interim dean of the school for the past six months and has been a member of the faculty and associate dean since August 2017.

– New York Institute of Technology

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Flirting, Romantic Communication Expert Will Speak at Iowa State

With Valentine’s Day approaching, an expert on flirting is coming to Iowa State University on Feb. 7 to share how he came to define the “five flirting styles” through his research into relationships and social interaction.

– Iowa State University

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