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Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Arts and Humanities


Opera is Dead...Or is it?

Here in the United States, the world of opera is shifting, changing, and finding ways to survive through a decline in ticket sales. Experts have attributed opera’s troubles to high ticket prices, an aging audience, and a failure to modernize. A ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Designing senior living facilities a challenging task due to unique needs

Designing a senior living space is unlike designing any other health care facility due to the unique needs of aging populations. This spring, students in an Iowa State University wellness design studio are working on innovative solutions to design is...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Rutgers Researchers Define the Emotional Bond Forced onto Adolescent Victims of Sex Trafficking

Rutgers researchers have defined the relationship that forms between children who are sold for sex and the criminals who traffic them.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Pediatric Nursing


Predicting the uphill battle

Geographers developed a series of models that strongly predict how terrain slope impacts travel rates. Using a crowdsourced fitness-tracking database, they analyzed GPS data from nearly 30,000 people. The resulting models are the first to account for...

– University of Utah

Applied Geography

Embargo expired on 03-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET

New Report Shows the Typical Park and Rec Agency Has One Park for Every 2,181 Residents

A new report issued by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) provides an in-depth look at the state of the industry for parks and recreation and important benchmarking data for park and recreation agencies nationwide.

– National Recreation and Park Association

2019 NRPA Agency Performance Review

People with obesity often 'dehumanized,' study finds

New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatised, but are blatantly dehumanised.

– University of Liverpool



Online Romance Is Local, but Not All Locales Are the Same

A "big dating" analysis reveals geographic distance within the U.S. as the strongest driver of mutual romantic messaging.

– Santa Fe Institute

Sociological Science

Embargo expired on 02-Apr-2019 at 12:00 ET

Study outlines was to engage hesitant vulnerable communities

Community needs assessments lay the foundation for improving local health care services, but local leaders may be making decisions based on skewed results if the assessment doesn’t capture a representative sample of the community.

– University of Georgia

Health Promotion Practice

Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

– University of East Anglia

Developmental Science

Youth Voter Turnout Analysis Shows Across-the-Board Increases in 2018 Midterms

Youth voter turnout (ages 18-29) increased in the 2018 midterm election in all 34 states for which data are available, according to two new analyses from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).

– Tufts University

Entitlement and Effectiveness: How Upbringing Affects Leaders

We already know that growing up rich or poor has a tremendous impact on your life — but does it also affect how we treat others in the workplace? Whether or not we’re good leaders? Yes, according to research done by Sean Martin, associate profess...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Mental Health Stigma, Fueled by Religious Belief, May Prevent Latinos from Seeking Help

Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds. Mental health providers and researchers should...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Hispanic Health Care International

Working to employ young adults with autism

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due to autism spectrum disorder. Consequently, he believed finding and hol...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation

The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana.

– University of Montana

Conservation Biology

Be the change you want to see in the world

Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy

– University of Sussex

Energy Research and Social Science

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2019

ORNL used artificial intelligence to analyze data about bullying to reveal potential of broader impacts; flexible sensor wraps around power cables to monitor electrical loads from household appliances; ORNL is evaluating paths for licensing remotely ...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019; Joint Proceedings of the ACM IUI 2019 Workshops, Mar-2019

UB researcher studies the binge-watching blues

Many people binge watch as an escape from the rigors of everyday life. But all that viewing can lead to negative health effects, including sleep disruption and mindless eating.

– University at Buffalo

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Almost half of new teachers consider leaving within 10 years, according to new study

Workload and a better work/life balance are the main reasons teachers leave or consider leaving the profession within ten years, a new survey of 1,200 teachers, published in the British Journal of Educational Studies, finds.

– Taylor & Francis

British Journal of Educational Studies


Students selected for legislative internships

Fifteen West Virginia University students spent the spring 2019 semester interning at the West Virginia State Legislature.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Q&A With UK Sport Psychologist Marc Cormier: What it Takes to 'Win it All'

Marc Cormier, director of the Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate program housed in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and director of Counseling and Sport Psychology Services in UK Athle...

– University of Kentucky

Law and Public Policy


University of Utah law professor publishes review of national monument reductions in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Newly published research by John Ruple, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, contains the first and only comprehensive review of every prior national monument reductions that occurred as a result of presidential...

– University of Utah

Harvard Environmental Law Review


New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Undocumented Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

50 percent or more of Vermont’s undocumented migrant farmworkers are food insecure, says a new book, Life on the Other Border, Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont (University of California Press, April 2019). While the book focuses on Vermont, ...

– University of Vermont

When ‘Sorry’ Makes Things Worse

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new analysis of proprietary insurance data. This provides the most detailed look yet at the impact of apology legislation on such ...

– Vanderbilt University

Stanford Law Review

LifeWire Announcements

Rensselaer Digital Gaming Hub Celebrates First Semester as New York State Center of Excellence

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is celebrating its first semester as part of a New York State Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Cornell College's David Berger Receives Fulbright for Cancer Research

David Berger ’19 is not only getting ready to graduate, but he’s getting ready to move to Austria after getting the news that’s he has received a Fulbright grant to research cancer treatments.

– Cornell College

South Dakota poet receives 2018 Whirling Prize

South Dakota State University English Professor Christine Stewart received the 2018 Whirling Prize in Poetry from Etchings Press for her book, “Bluewords Greening.”

– South Dakota State University

Bluewords Greening, Terrapin Books, 2016; Potluck Podcast, March 2019

Historic Ruin Rises to the Challenge

The NEH awarded the Menokin Foundation a $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant, one of 22 such grants. The 3:1 challenge, seeking to leverage federal funds against private investment, requires Menokin to raise $1.5 million. Me...

– Menokin Foundation

Alfre Woodard to speak at Tufts commencement May 19

Actor, producer and activist Alfre Woodard will deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19.

– Tufts University

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English professor named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

West Virginia University professor Jenny Johnson has been named a 2019 National Endowment for Arts Creative Writing Fellow. An assistant professor in the Department of English, she is using the award to write and do research toward her second book of...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Cornell College Hires Esports Coach for New Program

The next phase of Cornell College’s esports program is officially underway as the college hires its new esports coach: Mayson Sheehan.

– Cornell College

Leading Scholar of Latin American Literature Named Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College

Lee Skinner, a leading scholar of Latin American literature and associate dean at one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, has been appointed to head Tulane University’s Newcomb-Tulane College, effective July 1. In addition to her role as...

– Tulane University

Merage School Announces Cylance Founder and CEO Stuart McClure as 2019 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker

The 2019 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker for the UCI Paul Merage School of Business commencement ceremony will be Cylance founder and CEO Stuart McClure.

– University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

U.S. Nursing Schools Call for Collaborative Action to Raise the Education Level of the Nursing Workforce

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its 825 member schools of nursing have endorsed a new position statement advocating greater engagement among educators, employers, and other stakeholders for preparing more nurses in baccalau...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

Materials Research Society Joins Leading Academic and Professional Societies as an Inaugural Member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

Lecture To Explore “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a lecture by McGill University’s Marcelo M. Wanderley titled “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics” on April 5, 2019.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and founder of Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams, will deliver the university’s first address for the 137th Commencem...

– American University

National Portrait Gallery Presents “In Mid-Sentence”

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “In Mid-Sentence,” a selection of photographs from the museum’s collection that, when seen together, showcase the camera’s ability to capture people in dialogue. Featuring more than 2...

– Smithsonian Institution

ACLU’s James Esseks: “Reflecting on LGBTQ Rights—Past, Present, and Future,” April 8

The ACLU’s James Esseks will deliver “Reflecting on LGBTQ Rights—Past, Present, and Future,” NYU’s Annual Irving H. Jurow Lecture, on Mon., April 8.

– New York University

National Higher Education Leader to Deliver 2019 Ithaca College Commencement Address

A national leader in higher education has been selected to speak at Ithaca College’s 124th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), will deliver the ...

– Ithaca College





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