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AI to help monitor behaviour

Algorithms based on artificial intelligence do better at supporting educational and clinical decision-making, according to a new study.

– Universite de Montreal

Perspectives on Behavior Science, Jan. 21, 2020

Arts and Humanities


New UC San Diego Symposium Stirs Dialogue Among Data Science and Arts and Humanities Experts

On February 7 and 8, UC San Diego will bring together experts from data science and the arts and humanities to examine the emerging relationship between data and culture. The symposium will provide a forum for artists, historians, philosophers, liter...

– University of California San Diego

Cultured Data Symposium, February 7-8

Social and Behavioral Sciences


People may lie to appear honest

People may lie to appear honest if events that turned out in their favor seem too good to be true, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Embargo expired on 30-Jan-2020 at 00:05 ET

Those Who Believe that the Economic System is Fair Are Less Troubled by Poverty, Homelessness, and Extreme Wealth

We react less negatively to extreme manifestations of economic disparity, such as homelessness, if we think the economic system is fair and legitimate, and these differences in reactivity are even detectable at the physiological level, finds a team o...

– New York University

Nature Communications


Past Trauma Exposure, Major Depression Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts in Deployed Soldiers

Lifetime history of exposure to a traumatic event and self-reported lifetime and current depression are predictive of recent suicide ideation in deployed soldiers, according to a new JAMA Network Open study published January 29, 2020. Researchers sug...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

JAMA Network Open, Jan. 29, 2020

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2020 at 11:00 ET

Homelessness just ‘one of the concerns’ when someone is evicted

In addition to the mental and emotional toll of uprooting families to find stable, affordable housing, children facing eviction are at a higher risk for lead exposure and poorer outcomes in the classroom, according to new research from the university...

– Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Eviction Study

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2020 at 06:05 ET

FSU researchers find certain clinical steps can reduce firearm-related suicide

About 47,000 Americans die by suicide annually; more than half are by firearm. Now, researchers at Florida State University have found that certain clinical steps that encourage basic firearm safety could reduce that number.Their study, published in ...

– Florida State University

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Study Challenges Assumptions About Social Interaction Difficulties in Autism

Results suggest social interaction success for autistic adults revolves around partner compatibility, not just participant skill set. “If autistic people were inherently poor, you’d expect two autistic people to struggle more than an autistic and...

– University of Texas at Dallas

Autism, Dec-11-2019

Parents Should Do More to Address Bullying, Say Chicago Parents

When asked who should do more to address bullying, 83 percent of Chicago parents who considered it a big problem for youth responded “parents,” according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chic...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Voices of Child Health in Chicago, Jan-2020

Brain networks come 'online' during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

New brain networks come 'online' during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the Natio...

– University of Cambridge

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Augustana Provides Research Behind Sioux 52 Mentoring Initiative

Along with the Helpline Center and the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken kicked off the mentoring initiative dubbed Sioux 52 on Monday, Jan. 27. Augustana University provided the research behind it.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Dr. Kyong Hee Chee studies aging in communities

Dr. Kyong Hee Chee’s research interests include aging and the life course and community development.

Expert Available

– Texas State University


Rural kids carrying handguns is ‘not uncommon’ and starts as early as sixth grade

Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying as early as the sixth grade.

– University of Washington

Journal of Adolescent Health



Praise, rather than punish, to see up to 30% greater focus in the classroom

To improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive, according to a new study published in Educational Psychology.

– Taylor & Francis

Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education


Research Finds that High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores

Students’ high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Resea...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

How an Innovation Mindset Breaks Mammoth Societal Problems Down to Human Scale

Years ago, when University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka taught an iteration of a design-thinking elective involving problem-solving partnerships with major corporations, it could be difficult to get students to sign ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care pr...

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– Wake Forest Baptist Health


CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Extraordinary Dedication to Student Success

​Annual Wang Family Excellence Awards highlight remarkable contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to the California State University.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Working Together to Close the Equity Gap

Faculty and staff across the California State University are working together to narrow the academic equity gap with help from an innovative professional development program.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Stability pushes Sanders to top of ISU/Civiqs poll; caucus interest building

Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the Iowa State University/Civiqs poll for the first time in the five months of polling leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Maintaining a stable base and picking up supporters from other candidates have contributed to his s...

– Iowa State University

Iowa State University/Civiqs poll

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2020 at 06:00 ET

includes video

Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance

Who -- or what -- is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe?

– Rice University

American Political Science Review


How Active Shooter Incidents Off Campus Lead to Guns on Campus

A new study finds that active shooter incidents off campus and politics are key factors that led state legislators to pass laws allowing concealed weapons on college and university campuses between 2004 and 2016.

– New York University

Educational Researcher


Victims of mass atrocities often portrayed as disempowered in international law

According to a doctoral thesis completed by Nadia Valentina Tapia Navarro, victims of mass atrocities are often portrayed as disempowered, passive, defenceless and docile in discourses pertaining to international law.

– University of Helsinki


Iowa caucus-goers rely on variety of sources to make decision

Iowans have had ample opportunities to meet the Democratic presidential candidates, but likely caucus-goers say this access is not their most important source of information, according to a new Iowa State University survey.

– Iowa State University

includes video

USC Kicks Off 50-State Election Cybersecurity Trainings on Jan. 28 in Maryland

The initiative, supported by Google, will provide invaluable resources to campaigns, election workers, elected officials, and concerned citizens to reinforce election cybersecurity measures through best practices and planning.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Announcement

Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

– American University

New coalition to help hospitals nationwide become healthier in 2020

There’s a movement underway that’s putting the healthy back into health care by ensuring hospitals provide patients with nutritious plant-based food options. In 2020, a new coalition will help hospitals not just in New York but nationwide provide...

– Monday Campaigns

Binghamton University launches on-site broadcast studio to connect with media outlets worldwide

Binghamton University now offers the ability to connect with global media outlets direct from campus, via a newly installed VideoLink ReadyCam® broadcast studio.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

UIC receives archives of Chicago’s first hospice

In addition to being the first hospice in Chicago, Horizon Hospice helped pass the Illinois Hospice Licensing Law in 1983. The University of Illinois at Chicago has receive its archives.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Industry Leaders, Scholars to Convene at UVA Darden for Global Summit on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

Industry experts, scholars and MBA students from around the globe will convene 21–22 February at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business for ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business, 21–22 February

UTEP Introduces Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The new degree is the campus’ latest effort in an ongoing mission of providing competitive academic and research opportunities at one of the most reasonable prices for a U.S. top tier university.

– University of Texas at El Paso

UA Little Rock alum Wylie Cavin donates $269,000 for Bowen law school scholarships

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is hoping his gift of nearly $270,000 will help other Arkansas law students complete their education. Wylie Cavin III, a 1986 graduate of the William H. Bowen Scho...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Public Interest Technology Event to Showcase Latest Research in Tech Law, AI and Society, Data Science, and More—Feb. 6

New York University will feature the latest public interest technology research, including work in the areas of tech law, AI, social science, data science, robotics, investigative journalism, human rights, and more on Thurs., Feb. 6.

– New York University





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