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Arts and Humanities


Napa Gallery hosts “The F Word” and other compelling takes on contemporary culture

For featured artists Kayla Mattes and Elisa Ortega, the title of their exhibit, “The F Word,” stands for “fiber,” “fabric” and “feminism.”

– California State University, Channel Islands

2019 Spring Napa Shows


Increasing Diversity in the Study of Philosophy

At Rutgers-New Brunswick and other U.S. universities, the study of philosophy remains mostly white and male, but a new course on African, Latin American, and Native American philosophy is expanding the canon to include voices that speak directly to f...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


Music Historian Delves Into ‘Nashville Sound’ on ‘MTSU on the Record’

The vast diversity of artists and experiences that make up Nashville’s love affair with music was the topic on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Mental Health Issues Increased Significantly in Young Adults Over Last Decade

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Associ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

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SPIT Lab Leading the Effort to Analyze Hair, Expand Research on Puberty

Puberty is something we all go through and yet there is limited science to explain how it affects our physical and mental health. The answers to these questions may be found in our hair.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Research on Adolescence

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Campaign to Change Social Norms around FGM in Africa Shows Promise

W. Douglas Evans, PhD, a professor of prevention and community health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and his colleagues studied the Saleema Initiative in Sudan, a public health campaign to raise awareness...

– George Washington University

PLOS One, March 2019


Immigration Is Beneficial to Economies, Even After 100 Years

A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today.

– Oxford University Press

Journal of Review of Economic Studies

Child victims of sex trafficking receive mixed messages: If we aren’t ‘aggressors’ then why are we arrested?

The following joint op-ed was written by Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, and Linda Smith of Shared Hope International.

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– Wichita State University


Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers is the first to examine parents' rules about prohibiting both electronic cigarette and regular cigarette use in homes and cars.

– Massachusetts General Hospital


How online neighborhood reviews could aid urban planning

Every day, people share a huge amount of info in online neighborhood reviews. They talk about whether neighbors are friendly, how well buses run, and much more. A new study shows how we can sort through this vast trove of digital data to improve citi...

– University at Buffalo

Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Poor Sleep a Problem for Foster Children

Children living in foster care may have a higher risk of developing insomnia, and this can lead to long-term mental and physical health problems, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Children and Youth Services Review



Johns Hopkins Match Day 2019

The wait is almost over for students who will soon graduate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: At noon on Friday, March 15, they will come together and open the envelopes that let them know where they will spend the next chapter of...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


More Than a Single Answer: Problem Solving Skills and Qualities Students Need to Be Ready for the Jobs of the Future

Testing an accepted belief knowing it can be disproved at any time is the foundation of science and scientific discovery. The process relies on people being curious; exploring deeply by asking challenging, even probing questions in order to find answ...

– Nord Anglia Education

Students team with Argonne scientists and engineers to learn about STEM careers

Students got a taste of teamwork during the 17th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) on Feb. 21 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The event, attended by more than 100 eighth-grade girls from 40 area...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Wichita State University President John Bardo Dies

John William Bardo, 13th president of Wichita State University, died today (Tuesday, March 12) 2019 at Wesley Medical Center. He was 70 years old.

– Wichita State University


Breaking Down Bullying: FSU Researchers Find Girls More Likely to Notice, Interpret and Intervene

Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies.Those findings were recently published in the Journal ...

– Florida State University

Journal of Early Adolescence

Pop Culture


Good Sport? The Psychology Behind Losing

UNLV sports psychologist Brad Donohue on Netflix docuseries "Losers" and a new mental health approach to helping athletes find the silver lining after loss.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Law and Public Policy


Eligibility Verification Could Save Billions in Improper Federal Benefit Payments

MITRE Announces Payment Integrity Challenge Winner, Citizen Wallet concept by SAP, which could improve federal agencies’ ability to verify applicant eligibility for benefit payments.


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Watching for 'bright lines' during the Trump presidency

For the past year and a half, Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group of political scientists, has been surveying the American public and their colleagues in academia in an effort to gauge the health of the nation's democracy.

– University of Rochester

Perspectives on Politics

Later Abortion Increase in Texas Linked to House Bill 2

A 2013 law, known as House Bill 2, led to more Texas women seeking abortion in their second trimester due to increased distance to clinics, fewer providers and longer wait times.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Obstetrics & Gynecology

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Nursing Workforce Development Funds Chopped from Trump Budget Proposal

The AANA expresses concerns in response to President Trump's proposed cuts to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development funding.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

LifeWire Announcements

Rutgers Dean Appointed to Newark’s LGBTQ Commission

Rutgers School of Public Health dean, Perry N. Halkitis, has been appointed to the Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Commission, convened by Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

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BGSU’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans ranked No. 1 in Ohio

Bowling Green State University’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans are ranked No. 1 in Ohio in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings.

– Bowling Green State University

UIC remains strong in US News graduate schools rankings

The University of Illinois at Chicago continues to be recognized for its academic strength in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program ranked No. 1 in California and No. 10 nationally

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC ranked No. 1 in California and No. 10 nationally in physician assistant programs in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Ranks No.1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) maintains its standing as the nation’s top accredited graduate nursing program, ranking No. 1 for both its master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in U.S. News & World Report’s (USN&WR)...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Part-Time MBA program jumps 16 spots to No. 44 in U.S. News rankings

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business’ Professional MBA program jumped 16 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the best part-time MBA programs, moving to No. 44 overall, and No.1 part-time MBA in Utah.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Hopkins Bloomberg School Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The School has held the #1 spot since the publication began ranking schools of public health in 1994.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jefferson College of Pharmacy Announces New Master’s Degree in Population Health Pharmacy

The Jefferson College of Pharmacy has announced a new master’s degree in Population Health Pharmacy. One of the first of its kind, the Master’s in Population Health Pharmacy focuses on the impact of health determinants on outcomes associated with...

– Thomas Jefferson University

School of Public Affairs at AU Jumps in National Ranking in U.S. News & World Report Survey

School of Public Affairs at American University Jumps in National Ranking in U.S. News & World Report Survey

– American University

New York Institute of Technology Appoints Medical School Alumnus to Board of Trustees

Daniel Ferrara, (D.O. ’86), FACEP, has been appointed to NYIT’s Board of Trustees. Ferrara is the most recent alumnus to join the institution’s governing board, and the first from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM).

– New York Institute of Technology

Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage

After recently gaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will soon begin offering the first t...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

UVA Darden Lands in US News’ Top 3 for Graduate Compensation, Rises in MBA Rankings

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business continues to show positive momentum in key rankings, moving up in multiple categories in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Business Schools 2020 rankings.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Dallas Ecopark a teaching tool for public, industry, governments

Texas A&M AgriLife's ecopark in Dallas will welcome visitors for tours and lessons in "green" development beginning late 2019.

– Texas A&M AgriLife

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Olin College Joins Public Interest Technology Universities Network as Charter Member

Olin College has joined the Public Interest Technology Universities Network (PIT-UN) as a charter member. The PIT-UN is a partnership of 21 colleges and universities across the United States who have come together to educate a new generation of stude...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Names Beth Kramer Vice President for Advancement

Beth Kramer has been named Vice President for Advancement at Olin College of Engineering. Kramer will be a key part of the leadership team supporting Olin College as it continues to receive recognition for its role in leading change in engineering ed...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“The Viral Storm” Author Nathan Wolfe on Virus Hunting and Exploratory Research—March 29

Nathan Wolfe, author of The Viral Storm, will give a public talk on Virus Hunting and Exploratory Research on Fri., March 29.

– New York University

New York Institute of Technology Launches Women’s Corporate Council

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will launch the Women’s Corporate Council, a newly formed group of female leaders whose goal it is to empower and inspire others within the NYIT community and beyond, at a special event on its New York City c...

– New York Institute of Technology





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