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Arts and Humanities


Crossroads Premieres ‘Paul Robeson’ at NBPAC’s Grand Opening, ‘Lion King’ Actor to Star

Paul Robeson – a play examining the life of the famous scholar, athlete, entertainer and activist who graduated from Rutgers 100 years ago – is the first production of the upcoming season of the Crossroads Theatre Company as well as Crossroads’...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


No Long-Term Negative Effects of "Time-Out" in Children, Study Finds

Contrary to misleading reports in the media and online, the disciplinary strategy of "time-out" is not associated with increased behavior problems or other long-term negative effects in children, reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Beha...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Distractions distort what’s real, study suggests

A new study suggests that distractions – those pesky interruptions that pull us away from our goals – might change our perception of what’s real, making us believe we saw something different from what we actually saw.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance


Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

AMA Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism, Study Finds

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, according to a Rutgers-led study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Victims of domestic violence often stuck with financial debt

New research from Michigan State University uncovers the troubling financial situation women face due to “coerced debt” their partners place in their names, jeopardizing their chances of starting over and building a life of their own.

– Michigan State University

Violence Against Women

Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, “real problems” such as violence and racism that are perceived as more immediate than issues of climate cha...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Community Practice

Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase the cost of smoking, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Targeting the tobacco ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Tobacco Control


Good at math? It means little if you’re not confident

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes – unless you don’t have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University


Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early

Wichita State's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.

Expert Available

– Wichita State University



Specialized training benefits young STEM researchers

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University, State University of New York has proven that young college students are capable of leading real research. And according to a new study, students in FRI do better when the instr...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

FEMS Microbiology Letters, June-2019; FEMS Microbiology Letters, July-2019

Standardized Medical Residency Exam May Reduce Pool of Diverse and Qualified Candidates

Test scores bias entry to radiation-oncology residency programs, and potentially other programs.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Practical Radiation Oncology


The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

In 1886, female students at Vassar College put on a parody of the opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The work reveals notions about who can or cannot do math. Sci comm researchers discovered the libretto in a used bookstore in 2005 as Vassar...

– Michigan Technological University

Configurations, Sept-2019

UNF Ranked as ‘National University’ Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges

For the first time, the University of North Florida has been included in the “National Universities” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Colleges,” which includes data from more than 1,900 colleges and universities ...

– University of North Florida


How Pipeline Programs Can Increase Diversity in Dentistry

In 2012, two students at NYU College of Dentistry—who are now both full-time faculty members—set out to create a pipeline program for underrepresented and low-income high school students to boost their interest in health professions, including de...

– New York University

Journal of Dental Education


At Rutgers Career Mega Fair, A Record-breaking 408 Organizations Will Recruit Students and Alumni

In one of the nation’s largest and most diverse recruiting efforts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick beginning Monday, Sept. 9 will host a three-day Career and Internship Mega Fair, with an expected record-breaking turnout of students.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Pop Culture


Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.

Named a major women’s health issue by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, it is no surprise that the number of celebrities impacted by autoimmune disease is on the rise. Kim Kardashian West recently opened ...

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)


Cornell College scores big with new esports program

Head Coach and Program Director for Esports Mayson Sheehan just filled the varsity roster with 18 students for Cornell’s inaugural year. The esports team will soon compete in matches for the game Overwatch.

– Cornell College


Pop Culture and News Coverage of Homelessness has a Race, Gender and Attention Problem, Research Shows

An analysis of 150 episodes from 50 television programs, and 5,703 news articles by American University's Center for Media & Social Impact, reveal major concerns about the way we view homelessness and solutions to homelessness.

– American University

Center for Media & Social Impact research; HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING SECURITY IN U.S. CULTURE:

Smithsonian Snapshot: Stay Sharp This School Year

With back-to-school season underway, just the sight of this pencil sharpener may bring back memories of school days past. Generations after it was first introduced, this style of sharpener can still be found in schools today.

– Smithsonian Institution

Law and Public Policy


How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?

A new study published in nature Sustainability proposes alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Nature Sustainability

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

What’s Preventing the Next World War? Random Luck

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security,

– Ohio State University

Only the Dead: The Persistence of War in the Modern Age

UT/TT Poll: Biden Leads Democratic Presidential Nomination Race in Texas

On the eve of the latest debate among the 10 qualifying Democratic presidential candidates, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden the top choice among Texans who plan to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidentia...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Texas Tribune Poll


Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows

Research led by Notre Dame's William Evans confirms that for every HUD-VASH voucher distributed, one fewer veteran is living on the streets.

– University of Notre Dame

Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts t...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

A Conversation With General Joseph Dunford

General Joseph Dunford discusses U.S. military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and the current state of cooperative efforts with U.S. allies. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership features pro...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

General Joseph Dunford, Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy, Council on Foreign Relations, September 5, 2019.

includes video

Can Presidents Block Investment in China?

President Trump has threatened to make U.S. companies leave China. Can he do that?

Expert Available

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Jennifer A. Hillman, Council on Foreign Relations, September 5, 2019.


Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

A new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence preventio...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 09-Sep-2019 at 16:00 ET

Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern v...

– Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (First Study); Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Second Study); R21AG055804

Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

A new paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Social Work and American University’s School of Public Affairs confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health, suggesting the urgent need for policies to combat this pro...

– American University


When Scientists Face an Angry Community

A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.

– Ohio State University

includes video

LifeWire Announcement

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Redesigns MBA Program with Greater Emphasis on Analytics, Leadership, and Career Development

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is redesigning its flagship full-time MBA program with new courses and strategic focus for fall 2020. The redesigned Johns Hopkins MBA curriculum increases experiential learning opportunities for students and empha...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Embargo expired on 12-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET

$2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas

The Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust has gifted $2.25 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to preserve and educate the public about the history of Arkansas, including the notable contributi...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

19th Surgeon General of the United States to Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in Se...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tom Andriola is named UCI vice chancellor of information technology and data

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 — Tom Andriola, an experienced business and technology leader in the education and healthcare sectors, has been named vice chancellor of information technology and data at the University of California, Irvine, effecti...

– University of California, Irvine

Nursing School Named in Recognition of Gift by WeatherTech CEO David MacNeil

Dominican University has named the Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing in recognition of a gift by alumnus David MacNeil, CEO of MacNeil Automotive (WeatherTech) in honor of his late mother, a pediatric nurse and teacher.

– Dominican University

2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability to Build on Success of Inaugural Year

Ivory Innovations launched the 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability at the University of Utah’s Davis Eccles School of Business.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Major Gift Launches First Amendment Clinic at Tulane

The clinic is being supported with a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation.

– Tulane University

$20M gift establishes The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul University

DePaul University has received a $20 million gift from anonymous benefactors to establish The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, which is designed to transform the landscape of diplomacy by empowering a diverse generation of diplomats from a wide ra...

– DePaul University

UCI ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for fifth straight year by U.S. News

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 9, 2019 — The University of California, Irvine has been ranked the nation’s ninth-best public university in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of “Best Colleges,” released today.

– University of California, Irvine

State of New Jersey and Rutgers University Announce New Gun Violence Research

Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University today announced it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Thunderbird School of Global Management Hosts Alumni Reunion in Japan

Thunderbird School of Global Management would like to invite you to attend an exclusive Business Forum in Tokyo this coming Saturday where you can have access for one-on-one interviews with prominent business leaders in Asia for any reporting you are...

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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