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Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Arts and Humanities


Creating mascots to entertain fans

Brittany Jacob, an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Washington County campus, leads a team that is behind a number of well-known corporate and sports mascots.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


ISU students design proposals for new educational center in Iowa Judicial Building

As the Iowa Judicial Branch Building shifts from physical to digital files, Iowa State University students have designed proposals to turn the soon-to-be-vacant space into an experiential learning center for the public.

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can affect executive function and lead to changes in a child’s brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones, according to a new University of Wa...

– University of Washington

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Sticking to Sports Can Help Kids Adjust

By participating in organized physical activity from the age of 6, children will have less risk of emotional difficulties by the time they're 12, a new Canadian study finds.

– Universite de Montreal

Pediatric Research, May 2019; SSHRC grant

What's Your Attitude About Pubic Hair Removal?

A study led by UNLV anthropologists combed through written records from the 1890s to early 2000s from nearly 200 societies around the world to figure out how pubic hair removal practices differ from Western societies and the motives behind it.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Cross-Cultural Research, SAGE Publications (Vol 53, Issue 2, April 2019)

Do Images of Food on Kids’ Clothes Influence Eating Behavior?

As some sweet treat fans celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 7, a pediatrician examines the new trend of donuts showing up on children's clothing.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Eating Behaviors

Not all teens turn to social media when they’re lonely

Technology is so pervasive it may seem as if teens spend more time on social networking sites than in real conversations with friends. New research challenges that assumption and finds some teens, especially when they feel lonely, prefer face-to-face...

– Iowa State University

Information and Management

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For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse

In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a doctor prescribed them pills to treat an injury and then, later, switch to harder drugs, such as heroin. However, nonmedical opioid users were more lik...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Journal of Addictive Studies



If You Teach Them, They Will Care

The next generation of nurses need the right tools to ensure that they are poised to deliver age-appropriate care and address the specialized needs of an older population. Researchers have developed and tested an innovative new curricular approach to...

– Florida Atlantic University

Nurse Educator


UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

About 19 percent of respondents were identified as food insecure, lacking consistent access to nutritious food, while another 25 percent experienced anxiety about food shortage. Through this work, UF/IFAS researchers found that food insecure students...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Research by SUSU is of Interest for the Whole World

Two-day meeting of the International Scientific Council took place at South Ural State University. Leading scientists from around the world and directors of the largest corporations highly praised SUSU’s accomplishments and discussed the prospects ...

– South Ural State University

2010 college graduate empowers girls through clothing brand

2010 Wichita State University graduate, entrepreneur, and mother, Emilee Palomino is empowering girls allover the world through her brand, Smarty Girl. This brand makes STEM designed leggingsfor girls, such as airplanes, robots, chemistry, dinosaurs,...

– Wichita State University

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Columbia Nursing Study Finds Link Between Healthcare Associated Infections and Nurse Understaffing

A unit-level nurse staffing study conducted by Columbia University School of Nursing found an association between nurse understaffing and healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in patients, demonstrating that understaffing increases the risk of HAIs...

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Journal of Nursing Administration

CSUs Awarded $7M to Improve Equity in STEM Education

Six CSU campuses will receive a combined $7.5 million to reimagine online courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields: Fullerton, Humboldt, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos and Sonoma. ​The awards are issued...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


UVA Darden Data Science Fellows’ Research Cracking the Code on What Makes a Job Candidate Successful

A trio of UVA Ph.D. students — two from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and one from the School of Engineering and Applied Science — who are using new data science tools to answer questions related to what makes a job intervi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UVA Darden Launches Summer Program Offering Admitted Students Early Preparation for MBA Recruiting Success

This June, recently admitted members of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Class of 2021 gained access to an exciting new resource to prepare for their MBA internships and post-graduate careers. Through a new online, self-directed r...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Watch LIVE As a Wild California Condor Chick Grows Up

People across the world can get up-close-and-personal with an endangered California Condor chick in real time through live streaming video of a cliff-side nest in Pole Canyon on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hopper Mountain National Wildlife...

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy


Study offers comprehensive roadmap for regulating political activity by nonprofits

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer's comprehensive approach yields surprising and controversial solutions, beginning with the creation of a simple and broad definition of political activity that charities will be prohibited from engaging in.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Legislation


Mount Sinai Researchers Study Caregiving in Homes and a Health Care Workforce in Transition

Two studies examine spousal caregiving in last years of life and the adequacy of training and preparation for paid caregivers

– Mount Sinai Health System

Health Affairs; Health Affairs

Economists to present model showing success of unconventional monetary policies to Fed officials

Notre Dame associate professors Cynthia Wu and Eric Sims will present the findings in their paper on assessing the agency’s tools for dealing with economic decline to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other high-level economists at a Fed conference in...

– University of Notre Dame

In the Weeds: A Taxing Values Conundrum

What’s an employee to do when her employer asks her to stray from her values? In this Case in Point, Mary Gentile, Steven Mintz and William F. Miller examine a complex situation in the tricky setting of taxes and the cannabis business.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Nation’s Leading Medical Specialty Organizations Applaud Congressional Leaders’ Introduction of Legislation to Improve Oversight and Transparency in Prior Authorization

2019 (H.R. 3107), legislation that would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Experts Address National Shortage of Home Care Nurses for Children

Child health experts from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offer recommendations to address the national shortage of nurses who provide care at home for children with serious chronic health conditions often caused by complicatio...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Health Affairs, June-2019

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 16:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements

DISARM Act Provides Framework Needed to Spur Antibiotic R&D, Protect Existing Drugs

The introduction of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms -- DISARM -- Act -- by United States Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday represents an essential step toward addressing the g...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Michael Zentner Joins SDSC to Lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego today announced the appointment of Michael Zentner as director of Sustainable Scientific Software, effective immediately.

– University of California San Diego

UVA Darden School Announces Ventures Selected for 20th Annual Summer Incubator Program

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, which has been in operation for 20 years.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Businessman donates $3 million for Rowan University pet therapy program

Shreiber’s gift will establish an endowment to create a self-sustaining program to bring certified therapy dogs to Rowan’s Glassboro, N.J. campus.

– Rowan University

Babson Student Startups Are Ready To Advance in Summer Venture Program

Each summer, the top Babson College student startup teams spend ten weeks advancing their businesses in the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Venture Program (SVP). This year’s cohort has started its journey.

– Babson College

1971 Boise State Alumnus Named a Guggenheim Fellow

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named sculptor Jim Shrosbree a 2019 Guggenheim fellow. Shrosbee received his bachelor of fine arts from Boise State University in painting and drawing in 1971.

– Boise State University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

From there to here: 2019 InterPlanetary Festival connects frontiers of space to terrestrial challenges

Leading scientists and sci-fi authors convene in Santa Fe, NM to discuss how to sustain human civilization, on and beyond Earth. Select panel discussions will stream live from the June 14-16 festival.

– Santa Fe Institute

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