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Arts and Humanities

27-Mar-2019


WFU facilities staff to star in performance this fall

Wake Forest University and Forklift Danceworks are co-creating “From the Ground Up” – a dance featuring the movement and stories of custodial, maintenance and utilities, landscaping, construction, and waste reduction employees. The large-scale ...

– Wake Forest University

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In New Book, Wellesley College Professor Sheds Light on the Use of Political Violence by Black Abolitionists

In Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, Kellie Carter Jackson, assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence am...

– Wellesley College

25-Mar-2019


Decolonization and the Settler-Indigenous Relationship

In new work by University of California San Diego assistant professor Julie Burelle, the relationship between two groups of people in Quebec, Canada come into play in an important conversation about settler-indigenous relationships and decolonization...

– University of California San Diego

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

27-Mar-2019


A Simple Strategy to Improve Your Mood in 12 Minutes

We all have a remedy – a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate – for lifting our spirits when we’re in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others w...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Happiness Studies


White People’s Eating Habits Produce Most Greenhouse Gases

White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production compared to foods black and Latinx individuals eat, accord...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Industrial Ecology

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Social Media Has Remarkably Small Impact on Americans’ Beliefs

Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found.

– Ohio State University

PLOS ONE

26-Mar-2019


When tempers flare, nurses’ injuries could rise

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there’s an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare and risk of injuries can go up.

– Michigan State University

Work and Occupations


NEXUS: Where research ideas come together

A new interdisciplinary research center at the University of Utah will bring together researchers in pursuit of innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges, from homelessness to health care, immigration to the decline of the middle class and...

– University of Utah

25-Mar-2019


How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate

More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers usually view positively. Nevertheless, the sales figures of these products often remain low, even though they offer advantages for the environment or for socie...

– University of Göttingen

Journal of Cleaner Production


Migrants are their country's best and brightest

People who choose to emigrate are those with the best education. This flies in the face of popular opinion, according to researcher Costanza Biavaschi, an associate professor at the Department of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and T...

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

urnal of Development Economics


Measurement of thoughts during knowledge acquisition

In a recent learning study they were able to show that new conceptual information is stored along spatial dimensions in form of a mental map located in the hippocampus. Together with colleagues from the Donders Institute at Radboud University in Nijm...

– Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Current Biology


Attractive businesswomen viewed as less trustworthy 'femmes fatales'

A Washington State University researcher says attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. This "femme fatale effect," as she and a University of Colorado colleague...

– Washington State University

Sex Roles


SpongeBob Is Not Why Your Child Likes Junk Food, New Study Shows

Parents and lawmakers looking to cartoon characters as a reason children choose cookies over carrots may be looking in the wrong direction, according to a new report from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and Colorado State University’s Colle...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing


Debt reduction improves psychological and cognitive function, enabling better decision-making

While many of the poor are burdened with debt, helping them financially is controversial because their debts are often believed to result from bad habits. A new study by the Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singa...

– National University of Singapore

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


URI Professor’s Book Reveals World of Migrant Dairy Workers Who Are ‘Milking in the Shadows’

University of Rhode Island Professor Julie Keller's book, “Milking in the Shadows,” published in January by Rutgers University Press and the first book in its Inequality at Work series, looks at the Mexican migrants’ journeys from villages in V...

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– University of Rhode Island

Milking in the Shadows

Education

27-Mar-2019


100% world-class rating for Uni of Adelaide research

The University of Adelaide has reaffirmed its standing as the leading research and innovation university in South Australia.

– University of Adelaide


Snapshot: 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know about S&T’s EDGE Virtual Training

DHS S&T Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform provides a safe, immersive environment where first responders, and now educators, can hone their skills and prepare for a multitude of incident responses.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

26-Mar-2019


To the Ends of the Earth

Antarctica is among the best places in the world to see the effects of climate change in action. Meet four women of the CSU whose work is taking them here on an urgent quest to find solutions.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy

27-Mar-2019


How to cross-examine a machine in court

As society becomes more automated, our trial system needs to identify new ways to cross-examine evidence generated by processes and machines, without requiring human witnesses to vouch for it.

– Vanderbilt University

Texas Law Review; SSRN

26-Mar-2019


Depoliticizing the Supreme Court may mean radically overhauling it

To minimize the influence of partisanship on the Supreme Court, Vanderbilt law professor Ganesh Sitaraman suggests tapping judges on the federal court of appeals for temporary service on the Supreme Court.

– Vanderbilt University

Yale Law Journal (forthcoming)

25-Mar-2019


Study: Chinese youth more hawkish than older generations

Younger Chinese are more hawkish in their foreign policy beliefs than older generations, according to new research by Cornell University professor Jessica Chen Weiss.

– Cornell University

Journal of Contemporary China

LifeWire Announcements


Binghamton University to Offer Master of Science in Human Rights

Binghamton University is offering a new graduate degree program, the Master of Science in Human Rights. The program is the first of its kind in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


$1.5 million Mellon Foundation grant to fund faculty, advance study of race, colonialism and diaspora

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University to hire faculty members in the newly established Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD), an interdisciplinary depa...

– Tufts University


Binghamton University Graduate Programs Earn High Rankings in U.S. News and World Report Guide

Sixteen of Binghamton University’s graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Giving Hope: Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

Young adults on the autism spectrum have the lowest rate of employment compared to their peers with other disability types. Although these individuals often face interpersonal challenges, companies are now discovering that they are valuable employees...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


New dean announced for S.J. Quinney College of Law

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Elizabeth Kronk Warner has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Kronk Warner is currently associate dean of Academic Affa...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events


“Ovid and Art,” a Symposium on the Influential Roman Poet—April 4

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “Ovid and Art,” a symposium on the influential Roman poet, on Thurs., April 4.

– New York University


Author Jeffrey Eugenides to Read and Discuss New Essay on Parental Expectations and Gender Roles—April 3

Author Jeffrey Eugenides will read and discuss “Pink Belly,” a work-in-progress essay about parental expectations and gender roles within the family, on Wed., April 3.

– New York University

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