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Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Wiley Online Library

Arts and Humanities


Phase Transitions: The Math Behind the Music

Why is music composed according to so many rules? Why do we organize sounds in this way to create music? To address that question, a Cleveland, Ohio, physics professor borrows methods from a related question: ‘How do atoms in a random gas or liquid...

– Case Western Reserve University

Science Advances

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

In a tale of two epidemics, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that children of parents who use opioids have an increased risk of attempting suicide.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

JAMA Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 22-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Interactive map reveals that lynching extended far beyond the deep South

An interactive map of lynchings that occurred in the United States from 1883 to 1941 reveals not just the extent of mob violence, but also underscores how the roles of economy, topography and law enforcement infrastructure

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World

Residential child care project addresses emotional pain without causing it

A model of care for children’s residential agencies takes children’s emotional pain into account and emphasizes the bond between the children and their caregivers.

– Cornell University

International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies

Belief in the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Does Not Turn People into Successful Entrepreneurs

Belief in the “Prosperity Gospel” — that God financially blesses faithful followers — does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, such as power and achiev...

– Baylor University

Scientific Study of Religion

Marijuana Use Episodes Linked to Partner Intimacy Experiences

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study.

– University at Buffalo

Cannabis; R01DA033994


Most E-Cigarette Users Want to Quit, Rutgers Study Finds

Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; R33DA041163

Embargo expired on 21-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Fearful customers sensitive to size and scope of a data breach while angry customers are not, research finds

Customers who feel afraid in the wake of a data breach care more about the size and scope of the breach than do angry customers, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Business Research,

Concerns often not offered or accepted in close employee-manager relationships, study shows

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that employees may not want to sacrifice social capital with their leader by voicing concerns.

– University of Notre Dame

Positive Aspects of Masculinity Helps Improve Boys’ Attitudes Toward Relationship Violence

A program aimed at reducing violence against women and girls by focusing on positive expressions of masculinity changed the attitudes of middle school boys who may have been prone to harassment and dating violence as they got older, according to a Ru...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children and Youth Services Review Volume 101, June 2019, Pages 165-173

WVU social workers support opioid recovery through new trainings

Researchers at West Virginia University are fighting West Virginia’s opioid epidemic with new professional development opportunities for social workers.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Chinese-Americans Abused Earlier in Life Face Greater Abuse Risk as Elders, Rutgers Study Finds

Chinese-Americans who were victims of child abuse or intimate partner violence are at a greater risk of abuse when they are elderly, according to a Rutgers study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

FSU researchers find ‘Seeking Safety’ program helps improve mental health for incarcerated women

New research from FSU has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. FSU College of Social Work Ass...

– Florida State University

Social Work Practice

Research Suggests Salons as Potential Locations to Combat Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities

A recent study conducted by Saint Joseph’s University researcher and professor of sociology and criminal justice, Chunrye Kim, Ph.D., revealed that hairstylists in immigrant communities in Queens, New York are aware of domestic violence and other ...

– Saint Joseph's University

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Girls do worse in school when peers are high-achieving boys

Teenage girls do worse in their education, careers and social lives when they have more high-achieving boys in their classes, according to a new study by Cornell University.

– Cornell University

National Bureau of Economic Research

Good leadership and values key to staff satisfaction, study finds

Tourism and hospitality firms that score highly for leadership and cultural values see higher staff satisfaction, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

– University of East Anglia

Tourism Management

Seasonal clock changing helps to synchronize human sleep/wake cycle across latitude

Scientific Reports (Nature Research) released this month a paper by prof. José María Martín-Olalla (Universidad de Sevilla) where seasonal similarities between the sleep/wake cycle in Subtropical

– University of Seville

Scientific Reports



AERA Releases Selected 2019 Annual Meeting Research Papers

Following its 2019 Annual Meeting last month in Toronto, Canada, AERA is issuing brief overviews, or snapshots, of selected papers presented at the conference. AERA's "Study Snapshots" provide a high-level glimpse into new education research.

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Graduation 2019: UVA Darden Graduates Encouraged to ‘Make the World a Better Place’

From Surging Salaries to Percentage of Graduates Accepting Offers, Darden Class of 2019 Sets Records for Career Results as of Graduation

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Graduating to The Next Level: 5 Leadership Lessons for New Graduates (And Anyone Else)

Darden Ideas to Action offers words of wisdom from six experts for graduates (and anyone else) on how real people with a real sense of purpose can make the workplace more productive, responsible and, well, happy.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Class of 2019: 962 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Graduates representing 50 countries received their degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at Convocation on Tuesday, May 21, at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Psychology student first from WVU to study abroad in Slovakia

From Morgantown to Bratislava, one pioneering Mountaineer is making memories as the first West Virginia University student to study abroad in Slovakia.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

ILSAMP Symposium showcases benefits for diverse students, STEM pipeline

Argonne’s Education and Outreach Programs division partners with a number of organizations to advance STEM-related programs. Among them is the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP) program, dedicated to helping underrep...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Pop Culture


Notre Dame Stories: Breastfeeding & IPV, Rome Global Gateway

Notre Dame Stories: Breastfeeding & IPV, Rome Global Gateway

– University of Notre Dame

includes video

Law and Public Policy


Scientific Evidence Boosts Action for Activists, Decreases Action for Scientists

When a proposed policy has the backing of scientific evidence, it may boost the likelihood that activists will get involved with the issue. However, references to scientific evidence seem to dampen the activism of scientific experts, according to re...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration


California Law Led to an Increase in Childhood Vaccination Rates

A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases compared to states that act...

– George Washington University


An anniversary Grady Landrum chooses not to celebrate

Grady Landrum, director of disability services at Wichita State University for the past 27 years, has been in a wheelchair ever since a drinking and driving accident as a 17-year-old. Landrum’s journey is both inspirational and a testament to his n...

– Wichita State University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Specialty Dental Association Teams Up with State Rep. to Proclaim May as Save Your Tooth Month in Illinois

To help people appreciate their natural teeth, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) teamed up with Illinois state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, to proclaim the month of May as Save Your Tooth Month.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

includes video

LifeWire Announcements

Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Initiative Convenes at ISPOR 2019

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held a session for its Women in HEOR initiative yesterday late afternoon at its ISPOR 2019 annual conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR 2019, May-2019

Neel Smith Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee

Neel Smith, professor and chair of the Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, has been selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Donald Lawrence Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee

Donald Lawrence, professor of visual arts at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, has been selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Olin Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Cassandra Overney ’21 has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Overney is among just 496 undergraduates nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2019. She was chosen from a field of over 5,000 applicants and 1,200 nominees from 443 academic in...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Holds 14th Commencement

Olin College of Engineering held its 14th Commencement on Sunday, May 19. Seventy-eight graduates received bachelor’s degrees during the ceremonies, which were held under a big tent on the college’s campus in Needham.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Will Launch Doctoral Program for Nurse Anesthetists

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) announces a nurse anesthesiology option available starting in May 2020 as part of the advanced practice track of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

American University launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

– American University

Stewart named next South Dakota Poet Laureate

Poetry helped Christine Stewart deal with her sister’s death—and started a career that has led to her becoming South Dakota Poet Laureate.

– South Dakota State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

The New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019 Lineup Announced

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, is proud to present the 24th annual New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019. Showcasing new international films, Am...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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