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Monday, April 29, 2019

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Highlights How Little We Know About Women Terrorists

The first large-scale research project evaluating the characteristics of women involved in jihadism-inspired terrorism finds significant differences between men and women in both their backgrounds and their roles within terrorist groups.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, Apr-2019


Battling combat veterans' true enemy: the specter of suicide

It's s a startling statistic: At least 20 veterans take their own lives every day. There's a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren't equipped to handle it, argue Michigan State University social workers and veterans. B...

– Michigan State University

Some Children Find It Harder to Understand What Strangers Are Saying

New research by New York University Steinhardt Associate Professor Susannah Levi finds that children with poorer language skills are at a disadvantage when given tasks or being spoken to by strangers because they cannot, as easily as their peers, und...

– New York University

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research


College-age males at bars, parties more likely to be sexually aggressive

College men who frequently attend parties or go to bars are more likely to be sexually aggressive compared to those who don't, Washington State University researchers have found.

– Washington State University

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

What Happens When the Patient Is the Harasser?

Two residents highlight the need for further training when responding to harassment from patients. Now, they’re developing a training course to empower their colleagues.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan




Increasing ‘Grit’ Personality Trait Is Possible, Predicting College Students’ Improved Academic Success

Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demogra...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Quality Approaches in Education

This Tree Has a Tale to Tell

On April 24, a group of students, faculty, and staff gathered on the ground floor of the Hunsaker Library for a ceremony to dedicate a new display. The exhibit showcases a large cross-section of an oak tree that stood watch over the University of Red...

– University of Redlands

Law and Public Policy


Study: Millennials Arrested More Often Than Their Predecessors—Even When Fewer Crimes Are Committed

Millennials are more likely to be arrested than their predecessor counterparts regardless of self-reported criminal activity, finds a new study by a Johns Hopkins University expert. Furthermore, black men who self-reported no offenses were 419% more ...

– Johns Hopkins University

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Feb-2019

Justice Systems Fail to Help 1.5 Billion People Resolve Their Justice Problems, New Global Report Finds

Justice systems fail to resolve justice problems for 1.5 billion people, finds a new report by the Task Force on Justice. The report, released today at the World Justice Forum in The Hague, points to a hidden epidemic of injustice that affects all co...

– New York University

Justice for All


Tech fixes can’t protect us from disinformation campaigns

More than technological fixes are needed to stop countries from spreading disinformation on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to two experts. Policymakers and diplomats need to focus more on the psychology behind why citizen...

– Ohio State University

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

LifeWire Announcements

New STEM Resources Added to Materials Explorers™ Program

The materials science and engineering outreach program focused on high school interactions has expanded its topic areas through the support of the Arconic Foundation.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Baylor Announces $15 Million Gift from The Sunderland Foundation for Tidwell Restoration

Baylor University has announced a $15 million gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority projects within its Give Light philanthropic campaign: th...

– Baylor University

AACN Announces Nursing Faculty Selected to Participate in the 2019 Digital Innovation Bootcamp

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that 35 nursing faculty from across the nation have been selected to participate in the 2019 AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, which will be h...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Three University of Redlands graduates receive Fulbright awards

The University of Redlands congratulates its three 2019 Fulbright awardees — Brenna Phillips ’19, Lidya Stamper ’19, and Theo Whitcomb ’19 — who will travel across the globe to the Netherlands, South Africa, and India to teach and conduct r...

– University of Redlands

Willie L. Banks Jr. is named UCI vice chancellor for student affairs

Irvine, Calif., April 25, 2019 — Willie L. Banks Jr. has been named vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Irvine, effective July 15. He comes to UCI from Indiana State University, where he has served as vice president...

– University of California, Irvine

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UC San Diego Wagner New Play Festival runs May 7 – 18

Tickets for the 2019 Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego are going fast, and guests have five world-premiere productions to see: each one written by current students in the Department of Theatre and Dance MFA playwriting program. The 2019 festiv...

– University of California San Diego





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