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Social and Behavioral Sciences


‘Would You?’ WVU responds to hazing tragedy with awareness campaign

“Nolan, breathe for me, buddy.” It’s been five years since Nolan Burch, a freshman at West Virginia University, was unable to respond to that plea as he lay on a board at the Kappa Sigma house where he had participated in a hazing event held by...

– West Virginia University


First look at thermostat wars suggests women may be losing these battles

Your characterization of the thermostat war in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman. A new study taking a glimpse at these skirmishes offers the first known data on joint consumer decision-making around...

– Ohio State University


Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2019 at 14:00 ET

Firefighters’ Workplace ‘Brothers’ Can Ease Stress of a Dangerous Job, but Protecting Spouses from Knowing the Perils Can Ramp Up Anxiety

Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study.

– Baylor University

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work

New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or, third-parties who resolve disputes.

– Michigan State University

Hofstra Labor & Employment Law

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children's self-control skills

Parents who continue to hover over their children as they move through early adulthood and begin college: Please don’t.

– Florida State University

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Uncover Secrets of Nesting Birds With “Nest Quest Go!”

Secrets hidden in more than 300,000 index cards with hand-written information about nesting birds are gradually being revealed. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with Zooniverse, an online people-powered research tool, to digitize this val...

– Cornell University


Penn Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway that Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants

Researchers discovered that a protein called CoRest, a neural repressor that is also found in humans, plays a central role in determining the social behavior of ants. The study also revealed that worker ants called Majors can be reprogrammed to perfo...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Molecular Cell

Embargo expired on 12-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET

More Americans struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep

More Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, according to an Iowa State University study. Researchers cannot point to a specific reason why, but they suspect technology may be to blame.

– Iowa State University

Sleep Health

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Preterm children have similar temperament to children who were institutionally deprived

A child’s temperament is affected by the early stages of their life. Researchers from the University of Warwick, the University of Tennessee, University of Southampton and Kings College London have found children who were born very preterm (under 3...

– University of Warwick

Development and Psychopathology


How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

New research from Michigan State University tested how open monitoring meditation – or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one's mind and body – altered brain activity in a way that suggests in...

– Michigan State University

Brain Sciences

Academics launch training resource to improve responses to violence against children

A new training resource aimed at enhancing child-centred responses to violence against children, co-designed with children and young people, has been launched today (Monday 11 November) by academics from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’...

– Queen's University Belfast

Trauma and kids:

As catastrophic bushfires continue to rage across New South Wales and Queensland, thousands of people are reeling from the devastation. It’s a shocking start to Australia’s fire season, but beyond the physical damage, the emotional scars persist,...

– University of South Australia

Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education



UNC Charlotte Partners with The Washington Center for RNC Student Learning Experience

Through a partnership with The Washington Center, UNC Charlotte will host hundreds of students from across the country for an extraordinary two-week educational program during next summer's Republican National Convention.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte



CPU2AL consortium internship connectstop students with Alabama industry

A Low Temperature Plasma (LTP) internship program that connects students in STEM fields from nine Alabama partner universities with Alabama-based industries is preparing for its third round of internships in January.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

UVA Investing Conference: Purpose-Driven and ‘Super Weird’ Strategies to Drive Future of Benchmark-Beating Returns

The 2019 University of Virginia Investing Conference, hosted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School of Business, turned its attention to the prospects for differentiated returns with a conference themed around “the ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pop Culture


Engineering dean gets creative with his LEGO city

Dennis Livesay, dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University, has constructed a 75-square-foot LEGO city in his basement over the last six years.

– Wichita State University

Law and Public Policy


Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s plastic recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra, "China Doesn't Want Your Trash", Why It Matters, November 6, 2019.


Aided by Cornell legal clinic, Ghana native rebuilding life in US

Cornell Law School's Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic worked to win asylum for a Ghanaian man who traveled to the United States after surviving a mob attack in Accra in 2015.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

How to Win the Black Vote

In this short piece, race politics specialist Teresa Cosby explains what black voters are looking for in a candidate.

– Furman University

Legislation inspired by University of Utah law professor’s research aims to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by Christopher L. Peterson, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is at the foundation of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, which aims to cap interest rates on consumer loans to all Americans, especiall...

– University of Utah

Loyola Consumer Law Review

LifeWire Announcement

FDA awards $1.7 million to IU and other universities for quality management research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded $1.7 million to five universities, including Indiana University, for a wide-ranging research project designed to help the agency better understand how to employ its quality management resources when i...

– Indiana University

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Names María Ordóñez to Alzheimer’s Council

The advisory council is made up of federal and non-federal members who serve overlapping four-year terms. As a new member, Ordóñez brings the perspectives of Hispanic and Latino Americans and providers of long-term services and support.

– Florida Atlantic University

Music and movement underscore opening productions in UC San Diego Theatre and Dance 2019-2020 season

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2019 – 2020 season with “Balm in Gilead” on Nov. 15, followed by “Man in Love” Nov. 20 and “Elektra” Dec. 4.

– University of California San Diego

Rutgers Awarded “Greatest Growth in Student Voter Turnout” in Big Ten Voting Challenge

Rutgers had the greatest gains in student voter turnout over the past four years in the Big Ten Voting Challenge – a nonpartisan initiative to spur civic engagement and encourage more students to head to the polls.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

St. Mary's College of Maryland Receives Chesapeake Cultural Studies Grant

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has been awarded a $24,000 Chesapeake Material Cultural Studies Grant from The Conservation Fund. The grant will advance the College’s work using archaeological artifacts to examine how Native American groups...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Conservation Fund

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Muchnick Awarded $30,000 Grant for Kate Chandler Campus Community Farm​

Barry Muchnick, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, has been awarded a $30,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The funds will support research, development, and implementation of ...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Iowa State #26 for entrepreneurship in Princeton Review rankings

Iowa State University is ranked in the top 30 of more than 300 schools offering programs in entrepreneurship.

– Iowa State University

Sowell Center Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Train Visual Impairment Specialists

The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities at Texas Tech University will train scholars as teachers of students with visual impairments, or orientation and mobility specialists, and allow them to complete a m...

– Texas Tech University

$3M Gift Powers New Scholarships for Military Students at UVA Darden

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced a new gift to support members of the military through full scholarships to the School.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

McCombs School of Business Launches Open Online Course on Happiness in the Workplace

AUSTIN, Texas -- If you want a better business, make sure your employees are happy. If you want to be a more successful employee, make sure not to neglect your own happiness.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Happier Employees and Return on Investment

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Persepolis, Then & Now” Brings Ancient Capital to Artistic Present—Nov. 21 Conference

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “Persepolis, Then & Now,” a one-day conference that will explore the impact of this ancient city on modern artists, on Thurs., November 21.

– New York University

Authorial Stars Align for Evening of Readings—Nov. 18

NYU will host an evening showcasing many of its Creative Writing Program’s renowned authors—Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Terrance Hayes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Nick Laird, Sharon Olds, and Zadie Smith—on Mon., Nov. 18.

– New York University


Bloomberg American Health Summit Kicks Off Tuesday Nov. 12 in Baltimore

After years of progress, the average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. The second annual Bloomberg American Health Summit—taking place November 12 and 13, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland—will bring toge...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bloomberg American Health Summit





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