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Arts and Humanities

20-Dec-2019


Discrimination impacts health of LGBT people, analysis finds

In a review of thousands of peer-reviewed studies, the What We Know Project, an initiative of Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, has found a strong link between anti-LGBT discrimination and harms to the health and well-being of LGBT peop...

– Cornell University

What We Know Project

19-Dec-2019


The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was hung from doorways to ward off evil spirits? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ale and ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences

19-Dec-2019


New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media

A Mississippi State University researcher and a recent graduate are publishing their new study on how the dissemination of correct information on social media platforms can shift public perception amid a wave of “fake news.”

– Mississippi State University

Science Communication, Nov. 26, 2019

Education

19-Dec-2019


Danaher President on Finding Challenge, Fulfillment in a General Management Career

Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as director of operations for the organization’s camp on Catalina Island, off the coast of C...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


How 5 UVA Darden Alumni Are Transforming Societies by Pursuing Their Purpose to Deliver Inclusive Growth

“Inclusive growth” — the wide diffusion of the benefits of an expanding economy in terms of opportunity, income, economic security and quality of life — is a hot topic for today’s MBA students at the University of Virginia Darden School of ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


High-Tech Teddy Bears and More From the Psychology of Technology Conference

Brought to the School through the leadership of Professor Roshni Raveendhran and co-sponsored by Darden and its Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Psychology of Technology, spanned two days and included sessions featuring resea...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Directions in Research on the Psychology of Technology Conference

Law and Public Policy

19-Dec-2019


Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis

An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs fr...

– Vanderbilt University

Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2019; 20190004

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Senate Passes Bill Promoting Physical Activity Among Americans

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed S. 1608, a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. The Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act would require the updating of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Am...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


FY 2020 Spending Bill Funds Critical Initiatives While Neglecting Urgent Priorities

The spending bill passed today is a welcome step forward. Allocations in the bill will strengthen public health and research efforts during the year ahead and will provide critical support for important goals. At the same time, the legislation in its...

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

LifeWire Announcement


American University’s New District Scholars Program to Provide Full Tuition Scholarships to 10 DCPS Students

To enhance access to high quality education and support the Washington, D.C. community, American University launched its new AU District Scholars Program.

– American University


University of Utah appoints first chief safety officer to lead campus-wide improvements

The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer. Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, ...

– University of Utah

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