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Arts and Humanities


Cedars-Sinai Volunteer Delivers Hugs and Crocheted Hearts

Susan Nicholson is known simply as "the heart lady," and not just on Valentine's Day. Since 2013 she has been making and delivering about 50 hand-crocheted hearts each week to people who need a little "lift" -- especially heart transplant patients. O...

– Cedars-Sinai

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect

Victims of child abuse suffer enormous immediate and long-term consequences, with impacts extending beyond individuals and across generations. Preventing child abuse and neglect is imperative, yet not enough is known about pathways into child maltrea...

– University of South Australia


Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of U.S. middle and high school students showed that 28.1 percent had been the victim of at least one ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

The use of jargon kills people’s interest in science, politics

When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Public Understanding of Science

Faith-centered Tattoos Are Analyzed in Study of University Students

With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech University...

– Baylor University

Visual Studies

Red card! Depression linked to low sports activity

From a friendly game of soccer to sweating it solo in the gym, most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But beyond the obvious physical benefits, research led by UniSA expert in sports sociology Dr Katja Siefken shows that sport can also...

– University of South Australia

Journal of Human Movement

Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China

A new study uses China’s one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.

– Ohio State University

Contemporary Economic Policy

ILR Study Could Help Unions Protect Workers’ Mental Health

During a three-year organizational restructuring at France Telecom that began in 2007 – which called for the downsizing of 22,000 employees, often based on ethically questionable methods – there was a wave of employee suicides. Published reports...

– Cornell University

Socio-Economic Review


Revenge is more enjoyable than forgiveness – at least in stories

When it comes to entertainment, people enjoy seeing bad guys get their punishment more than seeing them be forgiven, a new study reveals.

– Ohio State University

Communication Research

Research reveals teachers’ biases when rating first-graders’ academic skills based on learning behavior

The results of the study suggest that racial and gender biases regarding students’ noncognitive skills affect teachers’ overall perception of students’ academic abilities, a previously overlooked area of consideration.

– University of Notre Dame

Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race

'Women my age tend to drink -- it's normal'

Women aged 50-70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines - and most think that's just perfectly fine.

– Edith Cowan University

Sociology of Health & Illness

Around the World, Cornell Fellows Guide Climate Action

More than 1,200 international professionals from about 25 countries applied to participate as members of the spring 2019 and fall 2019 cohorts of the Cornell Climate Online Fellows. About 35 individuals per semester were selected. The fellows partici...

– Cornell University

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks abou...

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– University of Utah Health

When to Pull the Goalie? NYU Researcher Offers Risk-Based Analysis

New York University’s Aaron Brown, who has co-authored an analysis outlining optimal times for teams to pull their goalies when trailing in a game, is available for comment on this aspect of hockey strategy.

Expert Available

– New York University

Pulling the Goalie: Hockey and Investment Implications


Rifles and Shotguns Used More Often in Youth and Rural Suicides

The public has long thought that handguns are more responsible for human deaths, including suicides, than long guns such as rifles and shotguns, which have been believed to be more commonly used for hunting or protection from wild animals. But now, i...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Injury Epidemiology

Embargo expired on 10-Feb-2020 at 10:05 ET

Increases in minimum wage may not have anticipated positive health effects, study shows

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington found that increases in minimum wages primarily had no effect on health overall. However, they did find a mix of negative and positive effects associated with the health of certain groups of ...

– University of Washington

R24 HD042828; American Journal of Epidemiology

Improving Eyewitness Identification Key to Protecting Innocent People

Law enforcement officials can reduce mistakes by eyewitnesses to crimes if they follow a series of recommendations that include interviewing witnesses as soon as possible after a crime and videotaping the session, according to the American Psychology...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Law and Human Behavior

Adapting to Climate Change: We’re Doing It Wrong

When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review.

– Ohio State University

Nature Climate Change

A Happy Partner Leads to a Healthier Future

Research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive decline as they grow old together.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Personality



Medizinstudentin bei Mayo leistet Starthilfe für Fakultätslehrplan, um Menschenhandelsopfer zu ermitteln

Menschenhandel ist eine wachsende Sorge der internationalen öffentlichen Gesundheit. Geschätzte 400.000 Personen in den USA sind davon betroffen, wobei bis zu 88% der Opfer während ihrer Verschleppung einer Gesundheitsfachkraft begegnet sind.

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Advice From US Army JAG Corps General on Leading During Times of Disruption: ‘Be Students of History’ at UVA Darden

Lieutenant General Charles Pede, the 40th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, speaks at UVA Darden

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pursuing Ph.D., Ecuadorian immigrant works to improve lives of immigrants through policy

Twenty years after leaving Ecuador during its economic crisis, Maria Alcívar-Zúñiga learned she had received a prestigious national award recognizing her leadership, academic accomplishments and community work empowering Latinx youth and families ...

– Iowa State University

includes video

‘How I Fell for My Field’

As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Inquiry-based labs give physics students experimental edge

New Cornell University research shows that traditional physics labs, which strive to reinforce the concepts students learn in lecture courses, can actually have a negative impact on students. At the same time, nontraditional, inquiry-based labs that...

– Cornell University

Physical Review X

American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.

– American University


New Study Examines Ways to Improve Cancer Literacy in Young Students

A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates.

– University of Kentucky

Journal of Cancer Education; R25CA221765; P30CA177558,

Law and Public Policy


Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked To Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings

Firearm purchaser licensing laws that require an in-person application or fingerprinting are associated with an estimated 56 percent fewer fatal mass shootings in states that have them, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Blo...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Criminology & Public Policy

طلبة الطب لدى Mayo Clinic يستحدثون منهجًا دراسيًّا للكشف عن ضحايا الاتجار بالبَشَر

الاتجار بالبَشَر أحد مشكلات الصحة العامة العالمية المُتنامية. وتصيب هذه المشكلة ما يُقدَّر بأربع مائة ألف شخص في الولايات المتحدة، وزار ...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Preventive Medicine


Un étudiant en médecine de Mayo lance un programme scolaire pour identifier les victimes du trafic d’êtres humains

Le trafic d’êtres humains représente une préoccupation internationale croissante en matière de santé publique. On estime que 400 000 personnes aux États-Unis sont touchées, dont 88% ont consulté un professionnel de la santé pendant qu'elle...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

LifeWire Announcement

2020 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

The U.S. Department of State Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia and University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society have opened the application process for the seventh annual P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Awa...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

P3 Impact Award

Salisbury University Again Named Among Nation's Top Fulbright Student Producers

Salisbury University has been named among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the third consecutive year. Top-producing campuses were highlighted in Th...

– Salisbury University

Salisbury University Earns Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Salisbury University has long touted civic engagement as a pillar of education. Recently, SU received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, recognizing the University’s commitment to community-engaged learning. Salisbury is one of only ...

– Salisbury University

$60 million gift — largest in Binghamton University history — to fully fund new state-of-the-art Division I Baseball Stadium Complex

Binghamton University, State University of New York, today announces its largest gift ever — $60 million committed to a new Baseball Stadium Complex.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Olin College Named 2020 Best Value College by Princeton Review

Olin College is included in Princeton Review’s just released Best Value Colleges for 2020. In addition to the overall listing, Princeton Review also named Olin as #2 for best classroom experience, #5 for best schools for internships, #14 for best c...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Grant funds UIC study on access to early childhood education in Illinois

Researchers to examine parental feedback on the effects of their child's expulsion from program

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Stacey Nicholas donates $5 million to UCI in support of diversity and inclusiveness

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 — A $5 million gift from UCI Foundation trustee Stacey Nicholas will endow and rename a program serving both The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences – the...

– University of California, Irvine

University of Redlands is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

After an exciting year celebrating its three newest Fulbright students, this week the University of Redlands was designated a “Top Producer of Fulbright Students” for the 2019-20 year.

– University of Redlands





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