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Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Arts and Humanities


Uncovering little-known aspect of black history

The acclaimed national Colored Conventions Project has named two members of the UI campus community co-directors of its first pilot satellite partner, and a new course gives students an opportunity to rediscover this little-known part of Iowa history...

– University of Iowa

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Perseverance Toward Life Goals Can Fend Off Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders

People who don’t give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of Americans...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Embargo expired on 02-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Obstacles to overcome before operating fleets of drones becomes reality

The technology exists to replace a single remote controlled drone with an automated fleet, but an Iowa State researcher says there are several obstacles to tackle first. He is part of a team developing models to efficiently operate a fleet, while mai...

– Iowa State University

Jump to Content International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems 2019

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Mental Disorders More Common in People Who Live Alone

Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders, regardless of age and sex, according to a study published May 1, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Louis Jacob from University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Fran...



Embargo expired on 01-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Cost is a Top Factor When Americans Register for Recreational Team Sports

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), when registering for recreational team sports, Americans consider these top three factors: scheduling, location and cost.

– National Recreation and Park Association

Researcher studies bystander behavior in sexual-assault prevention

West Virginia University researcher Danielle Davidov is examining violence-prevention programs that teach potential bystanders to short-circuit situations that are charged with violence. They give participants strategies for intervening in risky situ...

– West Virginia University


Is Wikipedia stealing the news?

While the influence of Facebook and Google on the news landscape has been well examined, Wikipedia’s role as a source of breaking news has not received enough attention, says a University of Sydney expert.

– University of Sydney

First Monday

Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2019 at 21:00 ET

Only Some People Get One Health Benefit From Social Support

Scientists have long known that the support of friends and family plays a key role in protecting people’s physical health. But a new study suggests that the benefits don’t go to people who may really need it – those with low self-esteem.

– Ohio State University

Health Psychology

Bots exploiting blockchains for profit

Like high-frequency traders on Wall Street, a growing army of bots exploit inefficiencies in decentralized exchanges, which are places where users buy, sell or trade cryptocurrency independent of a central authority, a new study finds.

– Cornell University

Cornell Blockchain Conference, April 2019

Television Programming For Children Reveals Systematic Gender Inequality, According to New Research

Researchers have found systematic gender inequality both within the content children watch on television, and behind the scenes in the industry where the content is created.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Center for Scholars & Storytellers - The Landscape of Children's Television in the US & Canada


Seeing the World – Great Opportunity but Increases Hazardous Drinking in Students

Many thousands of young people opt to study abroad for part of their degree course, seizing the personal, cultural, and academic opportunities this brings. However, excess alcohol consumption also features in some stays abroad ─ with new research s...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET

Genes, Roommates, And Residence Halls: Influences on College Student Drinking

Individual genetic make-up, roommates’ drinking behavior, and how much individuals think their friends are drinking all influence students’ own alcohol use, according to new findings from the ‘Spit for Science’ project at an urban campus univ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET

'Pedigree Is Not Destiny' When It Comes to Scholarly Success

A new analysis of academic productivity finds researchers' current working environments better predict their future success than the prestige of their doctoral training.

– Santa Fe Institute


Embargo expired on 29-Apr-2019 at 15:00 ET

Poor People Pay For Criminal Justice System, Rutgers Study Finds

Major criminal justice reforms such as removing mandatory fines, providing relief for poor defendants and assessing the ability to pay would go far in correcting a criminal justice system that punishes low-income people, a Rutgers University-New Brun...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

FSU researcher finds hate crimes committed by groups hurt the most

Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to increased chances of serious injury regardless of the motivation be...

– Florida State University

Criminal Justice and Behavior

Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit

UW researchers conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones.

– University of Washington

2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Ohio State Researchers Among First to Study Facebook Data

Researchers at The Ohio State University will be among the first to have access to privacy-protected Facebook data to study social media’s impact on democracy in the United States. The Ohio State-led project was among 12 inaugural recipients of the...

– Ohio State University



Toward a More Inclusive Community: UVA Darden Student Receives Inaugural Award for Global Leadership

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business community came together on 25 April for the presentation of a new recognition: the inaugural Lemuel E. Lewis Bicentennial Award for Global Leadership.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Behavioral Science Initiative at Darden Seeks to Solve Real-World Challenges in Diversity, Sustainability and Human Well-Being

A deep dive into entrepreneurship among black women in resource-constrained environments in Detroit. The power of oral traditions in intergenerational decision-making. Overcoming barriers between behavioral science and engineering with an eye toward ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Recruiters Offer Tips to Convert Internship to Job Offer at Inaugural UVA Darden Career Fair

Students often ask Darden’s Career Development Center: How does one secure that full-time offer? Several recruiters and School alumni shared their answers to those questions during Darden’s inaugural spring career fair, which included a networkin...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern’s 5 Tips for Effective Leadership

Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern said there were two themes running through her professional career: a love of learning and a love of working. Speaking at Darden as part of a Leadership Speaker Series event, McGovern said both themes were present early in...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Pop Culture


Is Captain America Obese? New Study Highlights Exaggerated Physical Differences Between Male and Female Superheroes

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research from Binghamton University and SUNY Oswego f...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, April-2019

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Law and Public Policy


US public support for undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship stronger if pathway includes military service, University of Washington research shows

Americans appear more willing to support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if that path includes serving in the United States military, according to new research from political scientists at the University of Washington.

– University of Washington


Expert: Justin Trudeau’s French isn’t bad; Quebecers just don’t think he belongs

Quebec’s criticism of Justin Trudeau’s French serves to position him as an “outsider” to Quebecois identity, according to a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

American Review of Canadian Studies, Feb-2019

Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth

Three-quarters of residents of the South's "It City" are souring on the rapid pace of growth and say they want their tax dollars to go toward something other than business development.

– Vanderbilt University

Results and methodology available at

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URI biologist, colleagues warn of peril from biological invasions as White House proposes to halve funding

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning abo...

– University of Rhode Island

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment


Research Suggests Strategy for More Equitable Medicare Reimbursement

Those who were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid were sicker, had more cognitive impairments and difficulty functioning, and needed more social support than those who were not enrolled in both government programs, Saint Louis University research...

– Saint Louis University

Health Affairs; K23-HL109177-03

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New space race: Essays from University of Washington-led symposium explore changing law, policy

A new space race is underway, characterized by a growing number of government and private players and three intersecting trends: democratization, commercialization and militarization. But what does that mean for international geopolitics and safe —...

– University of Washington

LifeWire Announcements

Four WVU faculty awarded Fulbright grants

Four West Virginia University faculty members, all in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, have received grants from the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program to conduct research abroad.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

3 UVA Darden Students Receive Genovese Fellowships

Three hard-working members of the Class of 2020 on 22 April received fellowships that will cover the cost of their Second Year at the Darden School of Business. Alumnus Frank Genovese (MBA ’74) returned to the School for a special First Coffee to a...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Announces Alumni Leadership for Historic Fundraising Campaign

Darden has announced the leadership for Powered by Purpose, its fundraising campaign in support of UVA’s historic $5 billion campaign set to launch in October. Jim Cooper (MBA ’84) will serve as chair with Bill Coogan (MBA ’82), Kirsti Goodwin ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Lori K. McDonald named vice president for student affairs at the University of Utah

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. McDonald, who is currently associate vice president and dean of students at the U, will assume her new position on July 1, 2...

– University of Utah

HHMI Announces $30 Million Science Education Initiative

HHMI's third competition for the Inclusive Excellence initiative will award grants to up to 30 schools to help increase their capacity to include students of diverse backgrounds in science.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

UNLV Launches Faculty Information System to Reduce Administrative Burden, Unlock Time for Teaching and Research

University taps Interfolio to establish a unified faculty affairs system and streamline faculty promotion, tenure, and review process.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Gonzaga University Senior Ivan Jimenez Wins Governor’s Civic Leadership Award

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ivan Jimenez, a Gonzaga University senior engineering management student from Sammamish, Washington, is one of three students statewide selected as recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Civic Leadership Award for his service and soci...

– Gonzaga University

The Olin Conductorless Orchestra to Perform an Ann Schaffner Concert May 10

The Olin Conductorless Orchestra (OCO) will perform works by Mozart, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Arturo Marquez, as well as a medley from Pirates of the Caribbean, at Olin College on Friday, May 10, at 1:30pm.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

University of Utah receives prestigious grant from Lumina Foundation to support degree completion initiatives

The University of Utah has received a $335,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to assess the effectiveness of its newly launched Invest in U program, an income share agreement program aimed at helping students finish their degrees faster. The grant a...

– University of Utah

Students from Minnesota and Massachusetts Win DOE’s 29th National Science Bowl®

Students from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, won the 2019 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® (NSB) today in Washington, D.C. In the middle school competition, students from Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, Ma...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Stony Brook to Award Honorary Degrees to Diverse Trio of Trailblazers

Stony Brook University will award an honorary degree to three trailblazers at its 2019 commencement ceremony: actor and polymath, Alan Alda; Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke, and Crittercam inventor Greg Marshall (SBU ‘88 MS Marine Science)., a...

– Stony Brook University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with New Knowledge: Univ. Of Michigan and Harvard Team Up for Opioid Summit

A day-long summit on opioid-related topics will focus on bringing findings from research and community-based efforts to those who can use them to make a difference in public policy and clinical practice.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Expert Panel to Discuss the Changing Nature of the Science-Policy Interface

California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) James W. Rote Distinguished Professorship in Marine Science & Policy program will host a panel of science policy experts to discuss the changing nature of the science-policy interface in our natio...

– California State University, Monterey Bay

HARC’s May 1 People & Nature Speaker Series to feature Mr. Jigar Shah

Bi-annual Program to focus on the Green New Deal: Private and Public Investment for our Climate Future

– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)





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