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Arts and Humanities


Summertime Safety for Kids

Summer is a great time to get outside with the family, but it is also the time of year when kids are most often injured. You can protect your child by following tips for outdoor activities, heat and sun, and water safety.

– Western Connecticut Health Network

Social and Behavioral Sciences


High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement, Justice System

High school seniors’ confidence in law enforcement and the justice system significantly declined from 2006 to 2017 while their faith in religious organizations and schools was comparatively higher and more stable, according to research published by...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Developmental Psychology

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer from Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others, according to a Rutgers study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Self and Identity 31 May 2019

Patients of Surgeons With Higher Reports of Unprofessional Behaviors Are More Likely to Suffer Complications

Patients of surgeons with higher numbers of reports from co-workers about unprofessional behavior are significantly more likely to experience complications during or after their operations, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

JAMA Surgery

People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk

Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. Among their first findings: those with higher multimorbidity scores experience faster decline in their thinking and ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Gerontology: Series A; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

How Information Is Like Snacks, Money, and Drugs—to Your Brain

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain's dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2019

Athletic trainers call for heat-readiness to protect student athletes

With summer underway, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is calling for all sports organizations to evaluate their readiness to prevent and treat exertional heat stroke, one of the three leading causes of death in sports.

– National Athletic Trainers' Association


Many Parents Struggle for Years to Adjust After Learning a Child is Gay, Bisexual or Lesbian

Two years after their child “comes out” as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a study published today.

– George Washington University

Archives of Sexual Behavior

New study shows gender pay gap is still issue for airline staff

High-flying careers in the airline industry don't mean sky-high salaries for women, according to new research by Swansea University.

– Swansea University

Research in Transportation Business and Management


Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health

To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you’d be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, according to a new Notre Dame study.

– University of Notre Dame


Climate change will fuel more war, new study suggests

Droughts, floods, natural disasters and other climatic shifts influenced between 3% and 20% of armed conflicts over the last century. By century’s end, one in four armed conflicts, including civil wars, will be a result of a changing climate.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Nature, June 12-2019

Study explores how gossip spreads in social networks

Researchers studying the spread of infectious diseases and transmission of information have developed a model that elucidates the reasons why some news propagates through social networks before there is time to corroborate the facts.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs.

– University of Bristol

Risk Analysis

Public Opinion Data Offers Insights Into Transgender Issues

In the first national public opinion survey of its kind, sociologists from Indiana University, University of Maryland and Ohio State University found evidence that undermines some of the primary arguments used to restrict the rights of transgender Am...

– Indiana University




UIC project helps CPS kids learn science through art, movement

A focus of the joint initiative is to create and disseminate an arts-enriched science learning model that can be adopted nationwide.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Law and Public Policy


Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

– Cornell University


Human rights treaties benefit the world’s most oppressed

By incorporating the role of dissent, a new theory of treaty effects shows that international human rights agreements, even if they don’t work perfectly, can still greatly benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

– Vanderbilt University

Contentious Compliance: Dissent and Repression under International Human Rights Law

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

'Whole Person' Approach Needed to Solve Opioid Epidemic, Says APA

Solving the opioid epidemic requires a “whole person” approach that includes nonpharmacological treatment for pain, as well as ensuring that people have the employment, education and housing supports they need for long-term recovery, the chief ex...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 10:00 ET

Lower Health Care Costs Act Highlights the Value of Vaccines

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today on the Lower Health Care Costs Act provides a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to address challenges compromising access to and uptake of vaccines that are among our most impo...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

LifeWire Announcements

Anurag Singh and Sharada Singh of Education Management Solutions, LLC Are Finalists in the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Greater Philadelphia Awards Program

Anurag Singh, CEO, and Sharada Singh, COO, of Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS) were recently announced as finalists in the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Greater Philadelphia Awards program. EMS, a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterp...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

American Psychological Association's 127th Annual Convention Aug. 8 - 11, 2019, Chicago

The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention, Aug. 8-11, 2019

Florida State becomes largest university to add experiential learning requirement

Florida State University is embarking on a new initiative that has the potential to create one of the most diverse and robust talent pipelines in the nation.Already a national leader in student success, Florida State plans to enrich the student learn...

– Florida State University

Salisbury University Launches $75 Million 'We Are SU' Fundraising Campaign

Salisbury University's new $75 million "We Are SU" fundraising campaign is the largest in campus history. The initiative focuses on student scholarships, and faculty and academic enhancements.

– Salisbury University

CUR Biology Division Selects 2019 Mentor Awardees

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected its 2019 Mentor Awardees: Jessica Malisch (St. Mary’s College of MD), Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje (St. Cloud State Univ), and Amelia Ahern-Rindell (Univ of Portland).

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Babson Students Get Hands On to Scale a Lean Venture

A Babson College undergraduate student team this spring helped solve a company’s real operating constraint as part of their capstone class, Scaling Lean Ventures.

– Babson College

Emily Ruskovich Wins 2019 International Dublin Literary Award

Writer Emily Ruskovich, an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, has won the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award for her novel “Idaho.”

– Boise State University

NYU Receives $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Launch Public Humanities in Doctoral Education

NYU has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a Public Humanities program in doctoral education in its Graduate School of Arts and Science.

– New York University

Texas Tech Celebrates Funding, Legislative Approval for School of Veterinary Medicine

Texas Tech University System officials today (June 17) recognized all who played a part in helping secure funding from the Texas Legislature that will help establish the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, a first for the State of Te...

– Texas Tech University

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis now offered by UAH’s College of Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is pleased to announce its newest graduate degree program, the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

The Smithsonian’s Sidedoor has returned with new episodes and a new host. Now in its fourth season, the podcast invites listeners to step behind the curtain into a fascinating world of Smithsonian stories.

– Smithsonian Institution

Texas Tech University System Achieves Historic Success in 86th Texas Legislature

The Texas Tech University System completed a historic 86th Texas Legislature with legislative support and startup funding for a new veterinary school and dental school.

– Texas Tech University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Stuart McClure, Founder of Cylance, Urges Graduates to Never Give Up in Commencement Address

Stuart McClure, founder of Cylance and the 2019 distinguished executive Commencement speaker, urged the nearly 850 graduates across programs — from MBA to Specialty Masters to PhD to undergraduate — to push through fear, never let others define t...

– University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

LifeWire Marketplace

Getting kids and families healthier with cooking through strategic partnerships

Through culinary literacy programming, The Kids Cook Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, and New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative at Rutgers University are promoting healthier eating. Getting kids involved in preparing meals makes them more ...

– Monday Campaigns

includes video

LifeWire Marketplace

U.S. Youth Suicides on the Rise

– Harvard Medical School


Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET





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