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Monday, February 25, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Life’s Transitions Easier with a Sense of a Well-Rounded Ending, New Study Shows

We are more likely to have positive feelings about transitioning from one stage of life to the next if we have a “well-rounded ending”—or one marked by a sense of closure—finds a team of psychology researchers.

– New York University

Do Sadists Feel Sad After Inflicting Pain? UK Grad Authors Intriguing Study

A new study authored by David Chester, who graduated with a doctorate in experimental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences from the University of Kentucky, delves deeper into sadistic tendencies and aggressive behavior. More specifically, t...

– University of Kentucky

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Physician well-being improving, but burnout risk remains

The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change

Dogs, like people, have moods and personality traits that shape how they react in certain situations. New findings from Michigan State University went where few researchers have gone before to reveal that, also like humans, dogs’ personalities like...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Research in Personality


How to treat depression in prison – and why it matters

In the first randomized study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers found a solution to meet care and cost needs for treating prisoners' depression.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Feb-2019

Smartphones help UB researcher better understand the nature of depression and anxiety

A University at Buffalo psychologist's research using smartphones is providing valuable data in real time, information that could provide treatment benefits for patients struggling with anxiety and depression.

– University at Buffalo



Journalism Students Take to the Sky to Learn From a Bird's Eye View

In a drone journalism class in Kentucky, students are learning to use new drone technology for news gathering purposes.

– University of Kentucky


RTI International Offers First Independent Overview of Technology-Related Bootcamps in Newly Published Study

RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, published a study on Thursday that provides the first overview of the technology-related bootcamp industry from an independent, non-industry-affiliated group.

– RTI International

RTI Press

Ashley Williams Named CEO and CLO of UVA Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning

Darden School Foundation announced today that Ashley Williams has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer of UVA Darden Executive Education, Lifelong Learning and Non-Degree Programs. Williams will assume her new role ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

CYstarters businesses make progress with patents, prototypes

Maintaining momentum after CYstarters is not always easy as entrepreneurs return to class or move on to a full-time job. The progress made after the 10-week summer accelerator ends exemplifies their dedication to get their product to market.

– Iowa State University

Pop Culture


National Day of Unplugging: 5 Reasons to Digital Detox

Ping! Swoosh! Chirp! In an “always on” world — where we’re constantly bombarded with emails, social media notifications, and other distractions — do you sometimes want to go where nobody knows your name? There may not be an app for that but...

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Law and Public Policy


Report Offers Evidence-Based Recommendations Aimed at Reducing Illinois Gun Violence

Ilinois could reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence by implementing ten policies supported by available research, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The ce...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Illinois: Research, Policy Analysis

Potential of Strategic Partnerships to Form a Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA)

Recognizing the persistence of health inequities in the Americas, an emerging Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA) describes its approach to promoting health equity through intersectoral partnerships in a newly released issue of Ethnicity & D...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Ethnicity & Disease

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Endocrine Society objects to Title X gag rule that limits women’s access to contraception

The Endocrine Society objects to the administration’s decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care.

– Endocrine Society

LifeWire Announcements

Babson College Offers Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators in Dubai

Babson College offered the latest edition of its Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) in Dubai February 18-21, 2019.

– Babson College

Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has received a $2,750 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Arkansas Department of Education to research an outdated maritime law that lawyers invoked in an attempt to avoid or...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The World Becomes What You Teach – Zoe Weil, Education Expert Gives Talk at IMSA

Meet Zoe Weil, a popular TEDx Talk speaker, for a free program on “The World Becomes What You Teach,” also the title of her recent book.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Feb 25, 2019 “The World Becomes What You Teach” - Zoe Weil Talk at IMSA

Future of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area to Stanford

The annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6.

– Idea Grove

Senior design students develop materials for space station

Mechanical engineering students are working with NASA engineers to develop 3D printing materials that one day be used at the International Space Station, as part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge.

– South Dakota State University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Jacquelyn Campbell to Speak on Domestic Violence During Sigma Session for the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present on violence against women at the Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) event—“Precursors to Violence: Identifying, De-escalat...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 10 at Chelsea Piers, NYC

Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons, BA ’74, PhD ’84 at its 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 10 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook Foundat...

– Stony Brook University

Freddy Boey appointed Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced that Professor Freddy Boey, Senior Vice President (Graduate Education & Research Translation) will become Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise) from 1 April 2019. Prof Boey will be respo...

– National University of Singapore

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Iowa attorney general, national faith leader to discuss immigration

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy are coming to Iowa State University this week to discuss immigration laws and the current immigration narrative in the United States.

– Iowa State University

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