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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Advancing Equality: How Constitutional Rights Can Make a Difference Worldwide

Embargo expired on 14-Jan-2020 at 00:05 ET


Drinking among sport-playing college students is strongly influenced by peer perceptions

Alcohol misuse among college students remains a major public health concern. Students’ perceptions of how much their peers are drinking, and of peers’ attitudes to alcohol, are known to be a key influence on their own alcohol use. Two distinct ty...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 13-Jan-2020 at 10:00 ET

Beyond the binge: Extreme drinking common among working-age adults

Binge drinking is a common and harmful pattern of alcohol use, often defined as consuming at least four (for women) or five (for men) drinks in one drinking episode. However, some people drink well beyond this, consuming two or even three times the b...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 13-Jan-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


#Stayathomeparents tweet anti-spanking beliefs but for some, their behaviors might differ

Stay-at-home parents are likely to tweet anti-spanking beliefs and desires, but those 280-character messages may not always convey what's happening in homes.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions, and 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Research shows that as many as 50 percent of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10 percent keep them for more than a few months. Giving up on New Year’s resolutions is often related to three issues: diffic...

– Nuvance Health

A Rutgers Expert’s Guide to Understanding 2020’s Campaign Polls

Four years after the presidential election surprised nearly everyone who followed public opinion polls, it is critical for 2020 voters to have a better understanding of how polling works and what they should look for as the election cycle heats up an...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


App uses voice analysis, AI to track wellness of people with mental illness

A new study finds that an interactive voice application using artificial intelligence is as accurate at tracking the wellbeing of patients being treated for serious mental illness as their physicians.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2020 at 14:00 ET

It’s 2020: Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting

Telling youth not to “sext” doesn’t seem to be reducing the prevalence of them sharing nude photos or videos. A national sample of about 5,000 youth ages 12 to 17 showed 14 percent had sent and 23 percent had received sexually explicit images. ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Adolescent Health

National survey seeks musicians' input on mental health and substance misuse challenges

The goal of the survey is to collect data that will help experts develop interventions to support musicians.

– Tulane University

A Look Back: The Metcalfe Rooms

The Metcalfe Rooms at Buffalo State College help preserve the legacy of the renowned New York City architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White.

– SUNY Buffalo State


Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. Researchers from Aarhus University have delved into this topic and examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water.

– Aarhus University

Scientific Reports


Calculated Surprise Leads to Groundbreaking Discovery in Cognitive Control Research

To better understand how motivational control processes help maximize performance when faced with task challenges, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and provide fascinating insights into the role of the dorsal anterior cin...

– Florida Atlantic University

Nature Human Behavior

Black Workers’ Status in a Company Informs Perceptions of Workplace Racial Discrimination

“Research shows that black individuals encounter an enormous amount of racial discrimination in the workplace, including exclusion from critical social networks, wage disparities and hiring disadvantages,” said Adia Harvey Wingfield, co-author of...

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Sociological Review



Innovative mindset takes Iowa State student on the ride of his life

Charlie Wickham loved roller coasters as a child – but he didn’t want to ride them. He finally hopped on one at 10 years old. Now a senior in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, Wickham has ridden 250 roller coasters around the world...

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2020 at 10:00 ET

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StubHub Chief Product and Technology Officer on Solving Problems and Listening to Customers

After a summer internship with a major consulting firm following his First Year at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, StubHub Chief Product and Technology Officer Arnie Katz (MBA ’09) opted to strike out on his own after graduati...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Putting tech to the test: HU launches User Experience Center

Harrisburg University just opened a User Experience Center of its own, dubbed the HU-UXC for short, where students will develop UX testing, product development, project management, and marketing skills on real-world projects.

– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


Menthol Ban Could Increase Health Equity

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Me...

– University of Kentucky

Health Promotion Practice, January 7, 2020


Who’s Liable? The AV or the human driver?

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia Law School have developed a joint fault-based liability rule that can be used to regulate both self-driving car manufacturers and human drivers. They propose a game-theoretic model that describes the s...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Jan 14 2020

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Evaluating the Administration’s Iran Policy, 116th Cong. (2) (2020) (statement of Richard N. Haass, President, CFR).

LifeWire Announcement

UIC climbs to No. 3 in U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s online bachelor’s degree programs rose to the No. 3 spot in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Global Leaders to Speak at UVA Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series This Spring

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome two distinguished global leaders to Grounds this spring as part of its Leadership Speaker Series.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Texas A&M University-San Antonio Announces First-Ever Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Texas A&M University-San Antonio has named its first-ever intercollegiate athletics director. He is Darnell Smith--a former star high school athlete at nearby Taft High School in San Antonio, who will leave a university position in Oklahoma and retur...

– Academy Communications

UIC announces partnership with Mexican technological university

Monterrey Institute of Technology to call UIC home in the Midwest.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

FAU’s Online Graduate Nursing Program Soars to No. 7 in 2020 ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s online master’s degree soared to No. 7 from the No. 23 spot in 2019, and is the top-ranked program for private and public institutions in Florida. FAU’s College of Business, College of Education an...

– Florida Atlantic University

UNC Charlotte Opens the Carolinas' First Interdisciplinary School of Data Science

UNC Charlotte has opened the Carolinas' first School of Data Science. The interdisciplinary school allows UNC Charlotte to expand on its programs in the field and open up the growing and diverse field of data science to students with varied career in...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UTEP Receives $1M to Develop System to Increase Number of Students Who Pursue Graduate Engineering Studies

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation to help low-income, academically talented undergraduate students in engineering successfully advance to ...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Wayne State University to address urgent need for STEM educators

Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, Wayne State University announced it is launching the Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project, an innovative multi-sector partnership that aims to positively impact st...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

U.S. Dept. of Education, U336S190025

LifeWire Higher Education Events

“Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective”—Jan. 23 Panel Discussion at NYU’s Jordan Center

New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host “Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective,” a panel discussion featuring a range of experts on Ukraine’s history and politics, Thurs., Jan. 23.

– New York University

J-Term Speaks to the Culture of University

Nationally, 10 to 11 percent of students study away by the time they graduate college. At Augustana University, that number is 52 percent, with more than 230 students expected to study away this academic year. More than 150 of those students are part...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

LifeWire Research Alert

Preparing for the Next Foreign Policy Crisis

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Paul B. Stares, "Preparing for the Next Foreign Policy Crisis", Council on Foreign Relations, December 2019.





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