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Not a Trace: Blackout Drinking Reduced by Brief Counseling

Drinking too much too quickly can have many harmful consequences, including alcohol-induced blackouts – where the individual continues to function and make decisions, but later has little or no memory of the events. Blackout drinking is associated ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 11-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


UC San Diego celebrates contemporary literature in New Writing Series

The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series has introduced hundreds of writers to the greater San Diego community since 1986, and this year’s spring speakers encompass a wide range of up-and-coming and established authors. Poet...

– University of California San Diego


UC San Diego Philosophy Professor Awarded $1.2 Million Grant to Advance Research on Free Will and Responsibility

University of California San Diego Department of Philosophy professor Manuel Vargas and Santiago Amaya of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia have been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to advance understan...

– University of California San Diego


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Sniffing Pleasant Odors May Decrease Cigarette Craving

Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Embargo expired on 15-Apr-2019 at 09:00 ET


Men sometimes act less interested in sex -- in order to get it

When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen.

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences


Researchers Look to Close the Gap Between Bike-Sharing Programs

Texas State’s Zhijie Sasha Dong, assistant professor, Ingram School of Engineering and graduate student Lingyu Meng look to close the gap between public bike systems and bike sharing systems in big cities like Nanjing, the capital of China’s Jian...

– Texas State University

People turn to consumerism to confront problems, grief and feelings

People are increasingly turning to commercial settings as outlets for their emotions, confronting problems, grief and feelings.

– Lancaster University

Journal of Consumer Research



Juggling two jobs, family and school wasn't easy, but for new R.N.-to-B.S.N. grad it was worth it

She's 50. A mom of five. Grandmom of five. Works two jobs. And she's earning a new nursing degree this May.

– Rowan University


More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state's graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect w...

– Michigan State University

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Improving Retention Through Classroom Management

One of the main reasons teachers leave is because they are not good classroom managers. They struggle with managing disruptive students, implementing effective actions and asserting authority in the classroom.

– Texas A&M University

Journal of Urban Education, 2019, Vol. 54(3)

Private Equity Finding Value in Yesterday’s Tech ‘Shiny Objects:’ UVA Darden Private Equity Conference

When the public markets begin to see once splashy technology companies as dinosaurs, Siris Capital Group Managing Partner Frank Baker starts to take a closer look. Keynoting the 2019 Darden Private Equity Conference at Darden, Baker explained the str...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

From the NBA to MLB to the NHL: A Darden Pro Helps Top Sports Franchises Outperform

University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Valerie Camillo (MBA ’00) knows you want to know about Gritty. Everyone always asks about Gritty, the wild-eyed, transcendently famous Philadelphia Flyers mascot.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Business Analytics Student’s Predictive Model Takes Home Cash Prize in Global NCAA Tournament Competition

Like many UVA students, David Lorenz filled out a bracket and rooted for the Virginia men’s basketball team to win it all in the recent NCAA Tournament. Lorenz applied the machine-learning tools he’s using in UVA’s Master of Science in business...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy


FDA added sugar label could be a cost-effective way to improve health, generate savings

The FDA’s mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and beverages could generate important health gains and cost-savings for the healthcare system and society, according to a new modeling study led by researchers from Tufts Universit...

– Tufts University


Embargo expired on 15-Apr-2019 at 05:00 ET

Transparency From Charities About How Funds Are Used Builds Trust and Increases Giving

Charitable and humanitarian organizations are increasingly tapping into a $30 billion crowdfunding market, not only to raise funds but to build donors' trust by being more transparent, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of ...

– Indiana University

Production and Operations Management


How are things in America? The answer depends on who you voted for

A University of Delaware study found that those who identify with the party of the president are more likely to think conditions of the economy and the world are improving; those who identify with the opposition to think things are getting worse.

– University of Delaware

Political Behavior

South Sudan peace agreement implementation facing challenges, according to new Kroc Institute report

Implementation of South Sudan’s 2018 peace agreement faces critical challenges at the six-month mark, according to an April 11 report released by three researchers at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

– University of Notre Dame

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

American Cleaning Institute Response – Final FDA Rule on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomed a final rule governing hand sanitizers and their ingredients issued by the Food and Drug Adminstration. The FDA is allowing adequate time for manufacturers to complete new studies to generate data reques...

– American Cleaning Institute

LifeWire Announcements

Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency

– Health People

DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 70 Students to Pursue Research at DOE Laboratories

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 70 graduate students from across the nation for its 2018 Solicitation 2 cycle for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Stars of Stony Brook University Gala Honoring Dr. Marilyn Hawrys SimonsRaises Record $28.2 Million

Over 850 guests gathered last evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City to honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons ’74, PhD ’84, at the 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook F...

– Stony Brook University

Olin College Joins Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Olin College joins, as a founding member, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. In total over 40 colleges, universities and research institutions have jo...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

UGA launches campaign to name College of Education for Mary Frances Early; President Morehead provides lead gift

The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA’s first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early, as the University heads into the final year of its Commit to Georgia capital campaig...

– University of Georgia

Sarah B. George to take on new role at the University of Utah

Sarah B. George will be the campus chief advancement officer. George is currently the executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah.

– University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to Host Event on Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law

"Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law" will allow participants to learn from IRS and national experts about recent court cases, IRS guidance, and DOJ actions involving conservation easements.

– University of Utah

Registration opens for third annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

Orange, Calif., April 11, 2019 — The UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge is coming home to the University of California, Irvine campus on Saturday, June 8. Registration is now open for this third annual ride, run and walk to benefit cancer research at the UC...

– University of California, Irvine

Innovation Showcase at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy featuring keynote speaker Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

Join us for a celebration of entrepreneurial and tech innovations from the IMSA community!

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA Innovation Showcase 2019 and Keynote with Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

Anita Hill Will Be Wellesley College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

Anita Hill, university professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of its Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will address the members of the class of 2019, and...

– Wellesley College





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