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Arts and Humanities


USC Annenberg Innovation Lab launches Civic Media Fellowship

The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab (AnnLab) has launched a fellowship program to empower social entrepreneurs, artists, organizers, scholars, and others to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement around pressing areas of public interest — w...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Could Johnny Tremain be gay?

This feature story describes education professor Scott Henderson's published research on Johnny Tremain.

– Furman University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Highlights of American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology. Topics to be presented include whether virtual reality is ready for primetime, how fake news persists on social media, the use of games to e...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Three Faces of Teen Popularity: Being Feared, Being Loved, and Being Feared and Loved

In novel longitudinal study, researchers identified three distinct types of teen popularity: prosocial popular; aggressive popular; and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. These naughty and nice Machiavellian-like teens were the most popular and we...

– Florida Atlantic University

Child Development

Study: Bigger cities boost ‘social crimes’

The same underlying mechanism that boosts urban innovation and startup businesses can also explain why certain types of crimes, like car theft and robbery, thrive in a larger population.

– Santa Fe Institute

Physical Review E.

Married CEOs are more committed to social issues than non-married peers

If a company wants a leader who is committed to corporate social responsibility, it would be wise to hire a married man. Married men in the top leadership jobs typically have greater concern for their employees' well-being, and are more accepting of ...

– University of Connecticut

Journal of Corporate Finance

New research: Spend more on transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed

State spending on transitional housing supports for youth “aging out” of foster care can make a big difference in preventing homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse and early childbirth, according to a new study by social work researchers at...

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Adolescence

The Medical Minute: Don’t stay silent on suicide

Suicide can be difficult to talk about due to the cultural stigma surrounding it and the devastating and lasting impact it has on people, families and communities. But it’s important to do so.

– Penn State Health


One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new study shows one important reason why.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Research Suggests the Happiest Introverts May Be Extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You'll be happier.

– University of California, Riverside

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Here's what you need to rise to the top

Nothing in life is free. So how does Magnus Carlsen stay so superior at his chess game? How can Zlatan perform magic with an orange and Ada Hegerberg become the world's best footballer?

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

New Ideas in Psychology

Religion and the Brain – Studies Seek 'Neurobiological Correlates' of Religion and Spirituality

Evidence suggests that religious and spiritual states and behaviors are related to certain structures and processes in the brain, concludes a research review in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

Harvard Review of Psychiatry


New research: More than every second female homicide is committed by the partner

Out of the 536 women who were killed between 1992-2016 in Denmark, 300 were killed by their partner.

– Aarhus University

Forensic Science International: Synergy

Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says

Are you willing to ride in a driverless car? Researchers at the University of Washington studied how Americans’ perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who’s driving.

– University of Washington




New Course on U.S.-Mexican Border Encourages Critical Thinking on Divisive Issues

What shifted over the past 30 years that changed perceptions of the U.S.-Mexican border? Are current policies working? Will barring illegal immigration decrease crime and unemployment? These are some of the issues that Camilla Townsend, a distinguis...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Pop Culture


Amazon Studios gets body image right in 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'

When she saw the trailer for the movie “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” psychologist and body image researcher Kerstin Blomquist’s first thought was, “Oh, no. They’re doing it again!” Blomquist studies how to prevent disordered eating and how ...

– Furman University

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Law and Public Policy


Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


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Nearly a third of likely caucus-goers do not want Biden, poll finds

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading among likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. Voters were asked which candidate they do not want to win the nomination. Nearly a third said former Vice President Joe Biden, follow...

– Iowa State University

Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation

Gun‐owning women exhibit levels of political participation about gun policy and a greater willingness to engage in political discussions about gun control than nonowning women, according to Alexandra Middlewood, assistant professor of political sci...

– Wichita State University


Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land

A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030.

– University of Queensland

Energy Policy

The New Monopolies: Reining in Big Tech

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Stigler Center Committee on Digital Platforms today released its first report delivering eight policy recommendations on how to rein in Big Tech, including creating a new Digital Authority. The inde...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Stigler Committee on Digital Platforms

The Amazon and You

What happens within a country can no longer be considered its concern alone in a global age? Article by Richard N. Haass. Originally published at Project Syndicate September 13, 2019.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, September 13, 2019.


Saudi Arabia’s Oil Vision and the Oil Price Cycle

Blog post from CFR's Energy Realpolitik by Amy M. Jaffe

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amy M. Jaffe, Council on Foreign Relations, September 9, 2019.

LifeWire Announcement

UniSA leads nationwide push for academic integrity

Academic integrity is critical to every aspect of education and increasing breaches of academic integrity are raising concerns about the international reputation of higher education in Australia.

– University of South Australia

UMF’s Gibson Selected as 2019 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee

David Gibson, professor of geology at the University of Maine Farmington, has been selected as the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee of the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

American Association of Endodontists Announces Advocacy Action Center

To amplify the voice of specialized dentists known as endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) rolled out a new, robust web-based advocacy center called the AAE Advocacy Action Center.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Discover your potential at UIC’s Open House 2019

Mock classes, campus tours, one-on-one discussions with financial aid experts available at UIC's Open House 2019

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Announce Program to Advance Discoveries by the Next Generation

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announce the new Harrington-Medical Scientist Training Program (Harrington-MSTP), a two-year scholarship for Case Western Reserve University...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

UVA Darden Announces Global Courses for 2019–20 Academic Year, Record Student Participation

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced 18 Darden Worldwide courses for the 2019–20 academic year, including new courses to Australia, India, South Africa and Kenya.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Argonne organization’s scholarship fund blazes STEM pathway

In the past 10 years, Argonne’s Hispanic/Latino club has awarded more than $35,000 in education funds to area youth. In 2015, Noemy Escamilla was one of those recipients. Escamilla was awarded a summer 2019 internship, and serendipitously chosen to...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Biology Education Researcher Named 2019 Bruce Alberts Award Winner

Mary Pat Wenderoth, a Principal Lecturer in biology at the University of Washington, has been named the 2019 winner of ASCB’s Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

‘Angola 3’ prisoner who spent 43 years in solitary discusses memoir at UIC

Albert Woodfox served the longest sentence in solitary confinement

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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