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March Is National Athletic Training Month: March Madness is here and NATA has experts available

Athletic trainers are health care professionals that prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries for active people in many industries, including sports, military and clinical practice.

March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament Injuries – Experts Available
March Madness is here and Athletic Trainers are the health care professionals who work with players all season long to help prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries. National Athletic Trainers’ Association certified athletic trainers are available for backgrounders and interviews.

Science News


Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

Recruiting participants to test treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is time consuming and expensive, limiting the development of new interventions for the disorder. Crowdsourcing is a sampling method that can effectively and efficiently recrui...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 19-Mar-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


“First Large-Scale Study” Illuminates Artist Diversity in U.S. Museums

Eighty-five percent of artists whose work is found in collections of major U.S. museums are white, and 87 percent are male, according to new research by Chad Topaz of Williams College, MA, and colleagues.



Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2019 at 14:00 ET


UCI co-leads project adding 11,400 intra-American journeys to Slave Voyages database

Irvine, Calif., March 19, 2019 — Blending the power of big data and history, an expanded and redesigned version of Slave Voyages – one of the most utilized resources in the digital humanities – is now available. Housing both trans-Atlantic and ...

– University of California, Irvine


Building a Rich Archive of Oral Histories

The new Race and Oral History Project at UC San Diego is intended to collect the stories of people who work and live in the San Diego region, but who have largely been left out of how this history is told.

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Preventing Elderly Falls through Low-Cost Community Events

Reducing traumatic injuries sustained by older adults who fall begins with reducing their risk of falls. Research from the University of Vermont suggests that free community-based events are effective in educating and establishing fall risk reduction...

– University of Vermont

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, March 2010

Older Immigrants Living in U.S. More Satisfied with Life Than Native-Born Counterparts

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.A t...

– Florida State University

Journal of Aging and Health

From the ground up

A new center at West Virginia University is working with communities across the region to address many of West Virginia’s most complex challenges.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Former Inmates Need Social Supports to Maintain Mental Health, Rutgers Study Says

Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology


Breastfeeding Can Erase Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns

Notre Dame researchers found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant difficult temperament.

– University of Notre Dame

Development and Psychopathology



CEIBS Wealth Forum: Technology Offers New Investment Opportunities Amid US-China Trade Worries, Uncertain Economic Outlook

Whether the country can overcome domestic adversity and withstand external shocks were questions occupying the minds of speakers at the 2019 CEIBS-Darden Private Wealth Investment Forum, co-hosted by the China-Europe International Business School and...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Student steps in to help Airbus with last-minute project need

Having direct access to students’ talent and skills is a huge part of why Airbus Americas moved to the Wichita State University campus two years ago. One of those opportunities for collaboration played out perfectly this winter when Airbus official...

– Wichita State University

Q&A: How UVA Darden Alumnus Roger Werner Helped Put the ‘Madness’ in March

In the early 1980s, ESPN was looking for some leverage over big networks and college basketball caught its corporate eye. CBS owned the rights to the Final Four but Roger Werner (MBA ’77), an alumnus of Darden and his fellow ESPN executives realize...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden, Curry Partnership Finds Successful Formula Turning Around Underperforming Schools

Despite mountains of resources poured into the issue, a sustained solution for improving struggling schools remains elusive. One bright spot amid the efforts is the Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), the program jointly led by UVA’s Curry ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Teamwork: UVA Basketball Coach Tony Bennett's 5 Pillars of Success

On Selection Sunday, UVA men’s basketball received a No. 1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the fourth time in the past six years the team has been awarded a top seed. With a 29-3 record for the season, the program serves as a consummate example o...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UTEP President's Tenure Fashioned through Hundreds of Graphic Tees

“My Tenure in T-shirts” is an exhibition that represents more than 30 years of UTEP affinity and community. Each T-shirt tells a particular story about the University’s rich history through language, design, color and pop culture.

– University of Texas at El Paso

Law and Public Policy


Public Administration students compete in global policy simulation

Four public administration students brought their public policy implementation skills to the global stage. The students participated in the fifth annual Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s Batten Student Simulation Com...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Endocrine Society praises European Parliament report’s call to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals

The Endocrine Society applauded the European Parliament’s release of a report demonstrating that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a serious threat to the health of current and future generations and illustrating the need for additional ac...

– Endocrine Society


Who Should Fido Fear? Depends on Relationship

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner.

– Michigan State University


LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New Medicare Bill to Provide Long Needed Overhaul of Diabetes Treatment Services

On March 14, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act (S. 814) in the U.S. Senate. The bill addresses major barriers to access for Medicare beneficiaries, ...

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

LifeWire Announcements

Litfest 2019, the College’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Brought a Collection of Acclaimed Writers to Campus

LitFest attendees gathered in Johnson Chapel on Friday, March 1, to hear from Jennifer Egan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Professor Martha Umphrey, director of Amherst’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry, i...

– Amherst College

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Names Yi-Ling Liu Winner of Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Yi-Ling Liu, a Beijing-based freelance writer who has written for the Economist and the Guardian, among other publications, the winner of its fifth Matthew Power Literary Reporti...

– New York University

Randall ’20 honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019–20 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell Colleg...

– Cornell College

University of North Florida Nursing Director Named 'Advocate of the Year'

Dr. Lillia Loriz, director of the School of Nursing Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, was selected as “Advocate of the Year” by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her advocacy efforts and advancing academic nur...

– University of North Florida

Framroze Virjee Appointed President of California State University, Fullerton

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Framroze “Fram" Virjee to serve as president of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Virjee has been serving as campus president under a term appointment since January ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Ellen J. Neufeldt Appointed President of California State University San Marcos

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Ellen J. Neufeldt, Ed.D., to serve as president of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Neufeldt currently serves as vice president of student engagement and enrollment ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Framroze Virjee Appointed President of California State University, Fullerton

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Framroze “Fram” Virjee to serve as president of California State University, Fullerton. Virjee has served as campus president under a term appointment since December, 2017 and will a...

– California State University, Fullerton

NYU’s Public Safety Lab Joins National Partnership for Pretrial Justice

New York University’s Public Safety Lab has joined the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice, a group of more than two dozen research, technical assistance, policy, and advocacy organizations that will work to advance pretrial justice nationall...

– New York University

Embargo expired on 19-Mar-2019 at 09:00 ET

UIC symposium looks at the arts, politics of architecture

The symposium is presented in conjunction with UIC’s design competition for a new Center for the Arts.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Political scientist receives $1.1 million Minerva Award

A political scientist at West Virginia University is researching the vulnerability of states that border a hostile, larger power and how that proximity affects the ability of those countries to provide basic services to their people. In this case, th...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

LifeWire Marketplace

Notre Dame Stories: Venezuela, Irish Dance

As the situation deteriorates in Venezuela, we chat with Latin American expert Michael Coppedge of the Keough School of Global Affairs, who explains how we got here, and what to expect next. And, as millions of people celebrate their Irish heritag...

– University of Notre Dame

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