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Science News

21-Jan-2020


Launch of Think Global Health

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the everyday lives of people around the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Think Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, January 21, 2020.

Arts and Humanities

22-Jan-2020


Traces of the European Enlightenment Found in the DNA of Western Sign Languages

Sign languages throughout North and South America and Europe have centuries-long roots in five European locations, a finding that gives new insight into the influence of the European Enlightenment on many of the world's signing communities and the ev...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Royal Society Open Science

21-Jan-2020


History department partners with Pentagon for internships

History graduate students have new outlets for professional development beyond the traditional academic career path. One of those activities is an internship with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Wash...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Students, Iowa State police join forces to design new police gear

Iowa State University industrial design students are collaborating with the ISU Police Department to examine the issues police officers face with their uniforms, gear and vehicles – and what designers can do to help solve those problems.

– Iowa State University

Architecture, Media, Politics, Society Experiential Design Conference, Jan-2020


Why Rilke Resonates in Popular Culture—and Even Politics

NYU's Ulrich Baer explains why poet Rainer Maria Rilke resonates on the big screen—in the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit, for instance—and in the culture at large as well as why poetry finds a surprising home in movie theaters.

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– New York University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

23-Jan-2020


'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveal...

– Indiana University

22-Jan-2020


Cyberbullying linked to increased depression and PTSD

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. ...

– University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry


Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a ye...

– University of Washington

JAMA Psychiatry

21-Jan-2020


Banning Food Waste: Lessons for Rural America

As Vermont prepares to implement the first statewide food waste ban, UVM research shows 72% of Vermonters already compost or feed food scraps to pets/livestock, but few are willing to pay for curbside composting pickup. Study offers important policy ...

– University of Vermont

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 21-Jan-2020

Embargo expired on 21-Jan-2020 at 09:00 ET


Women still face barriers to breastfeed at work

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Workplace Health & Safety

20-Jan-2020


Parent confidence is key to keeping kids from unhealthy foods

As the countdown to a new school year begins, many parents will soon find themselves facing the often-arduous task of filling the school lunchbox which, despite the best of intentions, often ends up containing more junk food than nutrition. Cutti...

– University of South Australia

Nutrients

Education

23-Jan-2020


Tick-tock! The countdown is on for back-to-school sleep routines

With less that a week to go until the start of a new school year, parents are preparing themselves for the inevitable back-to-school rush. But amid the dash for backpacks, books and last-minute haircuts, children’s sleep routines must also be high...

– University of South Australia

22-Jan-2020


Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works

Kristy Roschke is the managing director of News Co/Lab, and she offers remedies for readers who want to stay media literate.

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– Arizona State University (ASU)

AP news poll

Law and Public Policy

23-Jan-2020


Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

– Queen's University Belfast

22-Jan-2020


Decline in Late Stage Cancer Diagnoses After Health Reform Law

Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Medical Care; RSG-16-017-01-CPHPS; P30 CA047904 ; Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation


Stepping Up and Standing Out

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, according to a new online survey released by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Polit...

– American University

Gender on the Ballot


UND Aerospace and Petroleum Engineering teaming up to study whether aviation safety concepts can be applied to offshore drilling

“Better safe than sorry” is an overused credo in life. But in the world of aviation and oil-and-gas exploration, as much as anywhere, it can be the fine line between life and death. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine re...

– University of North Dakota

21-Jan-2020


Five Questions About the Senate Impeachment Trial Answered

The impeachment trial will likely dominate the news for the rest of the month, if not longer. In doing so, it could potentially affect the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and the rhythms of the Democratic presidential campaign. So here are answers to ...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Five Questions About the Senate Impeachment Trial", The Water's Edge, CFR.org, January 16, 2020.


Election 2020 Series: A Conversation With Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick discusses his foreign policy views and priorities.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Deval L. Patrick, Election 2020 Series, Council on Foreign Relations, January 21, 2020.

includes video

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Mentoring Madness Impacts Record 3,000 Students Across Adirondacks

The largest single-day mentoring event in the history of the Adirondacks saw over 100 volunteers from area colleges, hospitals, businesses and law enforcement travel to schools to share their own stories and offer career advice to thousands of young ...

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

LifeWire Announcement


Peer-Reviewed journal, Public Culture, Has New Home at NYU

Public Culture, the award winning interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities journal, has a new editorial home in the Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communication (MCC) at New York University. Duke University Press will continue to...

– New York University

Public Culture


Dr. Francine Conway, Dean of Rutgers University’s GSAPP, prepares the next generation of socially responsive psychologists to lead social change

On Monday, January 20th, Dr. Francine Conway, Dean and Distinguished Professor for Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and President of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psycho...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cultivating Compassion: A psychodynamic understanding of ADHD


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President Paul S. Viviano Chosen for a 2020 Cardinal’s Award by Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and Chief Executive Officer Paul S. Viviano is being honored with the 2020 Cardinal’s Award by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Recognized for his distinguished leadership in the healthcare industry, for h...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles

LifeWire Higher Education Events


CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination?

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will host the CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination to discuss a New Jersey bill known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Naturals). The bill w...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Geology Museum Hosts Open House

Presentations on natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and their impacts will be held in Scott Hall and are open to the public at the Rutgers Geology Museum’s 52nd Annual Open House. There will also be hands-on activity sessions for kids...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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