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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Connecting journalists with quality fact check sources, Newswise adds Google Fact Check

This month, Newswise launches Google Fact Check as a new submission option for their network of communicators at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Submissions to this feed will be configured specifically for indexing as a fact check article in Go...

– Newswise

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


Blackout or pass-out? What twins tell us about sensitivity to alcohol

A new study involving more than three thousand adult twins from Australia has investigated the contributions of genetic and environmental factors to blacking and passing out after drinking. Twins are an important resource for health research, includi...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Anger More Harmful to Health of Older Adults Than Sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the Ame...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology and Aging

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


Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research

Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people's emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research.

– University of Portsmouth

The Social Science Journal

Source credibility is key to derailing fake news

Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. A new study provides a roadmap for dealing with fake news.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The art of the circus

From tightrope to trapeze, circus arts have long fascinated and inspired people of all ages. Now, research from the University of South Australia is revealing the true value of circus skills and their unique ability to deliver significant mental heal...

– University of South Australia

International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure


Push Yourself Not the Button

UCLA Nursing students create a campaign to encourage faculty, staff and fellow students to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

– UCLA School of Nursing

Returning to the Earth: Eco Death Activists and the "Green Burials" Movement

UNLV sociology doctoral student Nick Mac Murray studies activists working to change how America views and approaches the burials of their dearly departed.

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– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Study: AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. If u...

– University of Vermont

Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Suicide more prevalent among physicians than general public

An article on five facts about physician suicide, authored by Sarah Tulk and Joy Albuquerque was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

– McMaster University

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)



Luxury Italian Menswear Brand Founder Tailors New Career Path at UVA Darden

For University of Virginia Darden School of Business student Quinton Clemm (Class of 2020), an emphasis and appreciation for education has always been a part of who he is.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Researchers want to up the game for nationwide physical education standards

Sacrificed by No Child Left Behind in favor of academic achievement, physical education requirements for public schools returned with the subsequent Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that school systems have consistent—or ...

– West Virginia University

You’ll Find Her in the Stacks: ISU Graduating Senior Will Be Third-Generation Librarian

Cassandra Anderson is following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps, as she graduates from Iowa State University this weekend and begins her next adventure: becoming a third-generation librarian.

– Iowa State University

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Senegal Native, New Iowa State Graduate Sets His Sights Set on Sustainable Energy

Mouhamad Diallo moved to Iowa from Senegal in 2013. Six years later, he’s graduating from Iowa State University with a dual degree in mechanical engineering and materials science. After graduation, he’ll pursue a Ph.D. in materials science, study...

– Iowa State University

includes video

Student Graduating From Iowa State — 20 Years After Starting College in Brazil

This weekend, Patricia O’Connell will finally finish at Iowa State University what she started in Brazil 20 years ago: a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her degree sets her on a path to pursue her passion combining psychology and fitness in a ca...

– Iowa State University

includes video

Law and Public Policy


Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect the Vulnerable but Present Ethical Dilemmas

With reports of crimes against nursing home residents gaining media attention around the country, seven states have passed laws regulating the use of cameras in care facilities. An assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Social ...

– University of Washington

Elder Law Journal

LifeWire Announcements

University of North Florida Education Professor Named 2019 College Ready Florida Innovator

Dr. Matthew Ohlson, interim director of the Taylor Leadership Institute and assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 College Re...

– University of North Florida

New Grant Focuses on Research to Tackle Problem Gambling

University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Financial Social Work Initiative and Maryland-based non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maryland and Delaware, Inc. (CCCSMD)

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Mathematics/Computer Sciences Division of Council on Undergraduate Research Selects 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees

Pamela E. Harris (Williams College), Manda Riehl (Rose-Hulman Inst of Technology), and Kenneth Berenhaut (Wake Forest U) are recognized for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers in mathematics/computer sciences.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Tulane Alumni Couple Donates $5 Million for Presidential Chair

The gift from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta and Bernard J. Panetta II will establish the Panetta Family Presidential Chair Endowed Fund.

– Tulane University

UT Dallas Climbs Forbes’ List of Best Value Colleges in U.S.

The University, ranked No. 1 among all Texas public universities, was recognized for its quality, price, alumni earnings, timely graduation and access for low-income students.

– University of Texas at Dallas

LifeWire Higher Education Events

What Does the Women’s World Cup Signify—On and Off the Field? Institute for Public Knowledge Symposium, May 16

NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) will host a symposium on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a one-day event that will consider the issues of equal pay, field conditions, coaching, and medical attention along with the future of women’s so...

– New York University

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Tom Polen, President and Chief Operating Officer of BD, to Give Johns Hopkins Carey Business School August Graduation Address

om Polen, president and chief operating officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), will be the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s graduation ceremony, Thursday, August 1, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Balt...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School





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