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Cutting down but not out: Drink reduction is a viable goal in treatment for alcohol dependence

Drink reduction goals are achievable and sustainable for people seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, according to new study findings. Sustained abstinence has long been considered the optimal treatment outcome for those with a clinically diagnos...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET

Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

Andrew Koeser, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of environmental horticulture, led a newly completed study that looked at 43 cities in Florida. Researchers showed that Florida cities with tree ordinances that protect large trees have 6.7 percent more tr...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Landscape & Urban Planning

Arts and Humanities


International Peace Photographer Reza Deghati to Speak at UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities welcomes international photographer Reza Deghati to campus to discuss his philosophy about bettering humanity. The artist, who simply goes by Reza, will present a public forum and exhibition of his wor...

– University of California San Diego

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Insecurities May Drive People to Save More

When people feel that their own good impressions of themselves are at risk, they may try to increase their savings, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 08-Apr-2019 at 09:00 ET

Are you with me? New model explains origins of empathy

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Santa Fe Institute have developed a new model to explain the evolutionary origins of empathy and other related phenomena, such as emotional contagion and contagious yawning. The model suggests that the ...

– Santa Fe Institute

Embargo expired on 08-Apr-2019 at 05:00 ET

Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the “Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” to measure and assess Alzheimer’s knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational an...

– Florida Atlantic University

Aging & Mental Health


Pay Gap for Women Social Work Faculty Continues Nationwide

Even in a profession where women are the majority, social work faculty women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to new research from West Virginia University.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



Achieving health goals may depend on how you see yourself

People often visualize themselves pursuing health goals, but how they see themselves could make a difference. New research shows imagining yourself in the third person – or through someone else’s eyes – can derail your pursuit of health-related...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Consumer Psychology

Internet Experts Who Attract Paid Advertisers Run the Risk of Alienating ‘Followers,’ Johns Hopkins Researcher Writes

Influencers start out by creating attractive content and providing advice in a specific area. Over time, they build an audience. That audience comes to trust the Influencer for her insights and recommendations. Once an audience develops, marketers be...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School



WIU Computer Sciences to Develop Virtual Reality Program to Improve Social Competencies for Students with Disabilities

Western Illinois University Department of Computer Sciences Associate Professor Justin Ehrlich received funding for the development of a virtual reality (VR) program designed to improve social competencies for students with high functioning autism an...

– Western Illinois University

UVA Darden Students’ Powerful Data Visualization Wins Seat at Table With Steve Ballmer

Thanks to a single compelling data visualization, UVA Darden School of Business Class of 2019 students Mike Christison, Jette Welch, Aamir Imam and Michael Osborne will soon have the opportunity to dine with one of the world’s most influential busi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Sam Adams Brewing Legend Shares 5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

One of the handful of individuals responsible for the craft beer revolution, Boston Beer Co. Chairman and Co-founder Jim Koch, spoke at the Darden School of Business in late March at an event hosted by the Darden School of Brew, discussing how the up...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

CSU Awards Grants to Support Student Well-Being

​​​The CSU Chancellor’s Office has awarded inaugural mini-grants to CSU faculty, staff and students in support of basic needs and student well-being. The funding will go toward identifying ways to connect students with available campus resour...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Crowded Out? Government Spending and the Private Sector

Does government spending pull resources away from the private sector? It’s a question that has long vexed economists. One widely held theory, the crowding-out effect, asserts that yes, government spending eats up resources that otherwise would be a...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Flexibility sought in forfeiture law

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide is reviewing the current law of forfeiture in South Australia and its impact in murder or manslaughter cases, especially those that involv...

– University of Adelaide

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASA Supports Key Elements of HHS Pain Task Force Recommendations

In comments submitted to the federal government, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) formally supported the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force. ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

LifeWire Announcements

DeFrank-Cole named Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Students Earn National Awards for Nuclear Energy Related Research

Three Boise State students in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering have been awarded financial support for their nuclear energy research through the Department of Energy Integrated University Program.

– Boise State University

Colleges of Education, Business and Economics, and Engineering Rise in National Rankings

Boise State University colleges rising in national rankings

– Boise State University

Rodney Sullivan Named Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at UVA Darden

The Darden School of Business has announced Rodney Sullivan as executive director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management. Sullivan joins the Darden School from AQR Capital Management, the Greenwich, Connecticut, based investment managemen...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Announces Plans for New Inn and Lifelong Learning and Meeting Center

The UVA Darden School of Business announced plans to modernize its facilities on the University’s North Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a new inn, lifelong learning and meeting center, and arboretum to enhance the world’s best educatio...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

BGSU to host Batman in Popular Culture Conference April 12-13

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Batman, Bowling Green State University’s Department of Popular Culture and the Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies will host the Batman in Popular Culture Conference April 12-13 at Jerome...

– Bowling Green State University





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