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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into so...

– Michigan Technological University

Social Sciences, Feb-2019

Arts and Humanities


UW-Milwaukee poet blends Spanish, English

Cárdenas was among those honored with an Outstanding Woman of Color award by the University of Wisconsin System.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Teens need frequent communication with parents to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. Mindy Markham, associa...

– Kansas State University

Journal of Family Issues

includes video

Yea, team! Winning fans see self-esteem boost

Fans of a college football team that wins a big game could experience a boost in self-esteem that lasts at least two days after the event, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Communication & Sport

Talking Ourselves Into It: How We Rationalize Bad Choices

When a reward is tempting enough, people will break their own moral codes to gain the desired prize. Afterward, they’ll tell you exactly how they were justified.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Young Children May See Nationality as Biological, New Study Suggests

Young children see national identity, in part, as biological in nature, a perception that diminishes as they get older, finds a new study by psychology researchers. But despite changes in views of nationality as we age, the work suggests the intrigui...

– New York University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2019 at 17:00 ET


Women More Likely to Believe the Bible Is Literally True, But Study Finds this May Have More to Do with Intimacy than Gender

Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. Both men and women who report high levels of closeness to Go...

– Baylor University

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion



As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Learning and Education Outcomes Are Used

In a review published online today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge warn that—as the predictive power of genes tied to learn...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2019 at 09:00 ET

Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results

Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students.

– University of Georgia

Science Direct

Heritage Meets Modernity: UVA Darden Students Find Balance in Course to Dubai, Bahrain

“Honoring the Traditions of the Past While Confronting the Challenges of the Future” — the name of a new Darden global course — aptly describes the inaugural Darden Worldwide Course to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

– Queen's University Belfast

CSU Student Mentors: Peer-to-Peer Power

Peer mentoring isn't new, but more California State University campuses are ramping up these programs as a way to meet students where they're at and give them individualized guidance. In fact, 17 CSU campuses expanded their peer mentoring programs du...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


St. Mary’s College Students and Faculty Travel to Antigua and Barbuda to Study its History, Culture

Several students and two faculty are traveling to the West Indies this week for the Antigua and Barbuda Governor General’s Seminar on Historic Preservation as part of a recent partnership between St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Office of t...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland


Mark and Stacy Parkinson create new scholarship to help DACA students succeed

Former Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson and his wife, Stacy, have established a generous scholarship at Wichita State University to help children of undocumented immigrants earn their degrees to pursue the American Dream.

– Wichita State University

UW-Milwaukee Supports Students Coming Out of Foster Care

Program, one of only two in the University of Wisconsin System, provides coaching and information for students without traditional family networks.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Law and Public Policy


Study says attacks on infrastructure in Gaza and West Bank exact human cost

Israel's targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the University of New Ham...

– Duke University

International Affairs

Report presents economic, environmental strategies for Chicago's Calumet River area

Produced by the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the report provides a framework for the region to plan and carry out future projects that deal with public health and the environment, social equity, and economic develo...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Warwick experts explore what economic policy should look like after Brexit

Opinion formers and policy experts welcomed Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval, a new report from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), launched last night [12] with a panel debate at the Universi...

Expert Available

– University of Warwick

LifeWire Announcements

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people wit...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

$1.7 Million Contract to Establish Binghamton University Community Schools Technical Assistance Center

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has selected Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS) to receive a five-year, $1.7 million contract to become one of three regional Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) for the development and susta...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Count the Nation Kicks Off Campaign to Raise Awareness and Boost Participation in the 2020 Census, Leading to an Accurate National Data Set

The initiative brings academic researchers, Hollywood leaders, journalists and social media content creators together, encouraging full participation in the upcoming census to ensure an accurate count in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

UC Santa Cruz launches the country's first graduate program in serious games

UC Santa Cruz is launching the first professional master’s degree program in serious games offered in the United States, with an initial cohort of students starting in fall 2019. Serious games are designed to accomplish a purpose other than pure en...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Registration Now Open for Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference hosts writers at all levels of experience for a rich week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translation, and screenwriti...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Rutgers Conference Examines Safe Patient Handling

The Rutgers School of Public Health is partnering with several organizations to host, for the first time in the state of New Jersey, a Safe Patient Handling Conference on the Rutgers Busch Campus in Piscataway on March 19, 2018 from 7:30 am – 4:30 ...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

UW-Milwaukee student food pantry honored

The food pantry has served more than 500 students in its first few months of operation.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Monterey City Council Member Tyller Williamson to Keynote Super Sunday Event

SEASIDE, Ca., February 19, 2019 – California State University (CSU) leaders, trustees, campus presidents and alumni will visit nearly 100 churches across the state during the month of February to encourage students to pursue higher education during...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Tinkers, at heart of student free speech, will mark 50th anniversary of landmark SCOTUS case at Iowa State

In 1965, three Des Moines teenagers wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. Their suspension led to a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision that was a turning point for students’ First Amendment rights. On Feb. 25, siblings Mary Beth T...

– Iowa State University





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