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Arts and Humanities


Expert: Art museums ‘have work to do to represent complete human experience’

Historically, art museum galleries have lacked diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, abilities, and sexual orientation, and it’s important for museums to begin to address this representation issue in order to show the wide range of hu...

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– DePaul University


Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy and inspired Upton Sinclair’s widely popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism, as uncovered in a recen...

– Iowa State University

Food and History, Dec-2019

What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?

There must be some huge evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction that they actually live six to eight years longer than men everywhere around the world.

– University of Georgia

Social and Behavioral Sciences


It’s a crime, but for meth cooks it’s also a job

The motivation to start cooking meth is often driven by addiction, but a new study takes a closer look at the reasons cooks engage in this criminal behavior and come to see it as a job. Researchers say the work offers insight that can help with the d...

– Iowa State University

Justice Quarterly


Battling treatment resistant opioid use disorder

Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. In a new paper, an addiction expert at the Brown School at Washington University in ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Neurological Sciences


Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest

UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.

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

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience


Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Solutions to some of the problems Iowa communities are facing may be found in the data towns and cities already collect, but lack the resources to access and analyze. Iowa State University researchers are lending their expertise to help communities t...

– Iowa State University



Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Collaborates with Middlesex County Vocational Technical School

Thomas Shanahan, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center, William DiStanislao, vice president, Operations, Raritan Bay Medical Center, gather with students from Middlesex County Vocational Technical School.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Class redesign increases student success in math

A significant redesign of two foundational mathematics courses at the University of Georgia has led to remarkable gains in student success, including an increase from 65% to 85% of students who pass precalculus.

– University of Georgia


NYC Education Leaders Share Best Practices For Increasing College & Career Readiness at Harvard Club Event

“Our college and career readiness results far exceed our comparison group and the borough as a whole,” said Jon Daly, Principal at the Bronx’s Eximius College Preparatory Academy at a principals’ reception at the Harvard Club on February 7. ...

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

Law and Public Policy


The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography

A new study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists finds that how close people live to a major metropolitan area and their town’s population density play a significant role in shaping their political beliefs and partisan affilia...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Political Behavior

Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environme...

– New York University

Marine Policy

The Right Way to Govern the World—a Look at the Current State of Global Governance

Each nation is governed by a single governing body, but what about the world as a whole? Although there is no common “world government”, international issues are regulated by specific organizations—this is called global governance. Does this me...

– Brill

Global Governance

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit additional crimes? The answer, according...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcement

W. P. Carey Foundation commits $25 million to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

The W. P. Carey Foundation, whose generosity launched Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, has made a $25 million commitment to the school to recruit renowned faculty, enhance academic programs, and help launch student careers. The gift will be match...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2020 at 09:00 ET

Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows

Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) and George C. Shields (Furman University) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research to be honored for their leadership and service as role models for those involved in undergraduate resea...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways

The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.

– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

In Program’s First Year, UVA Master’s in Business Analytics Grads Achieve Stellar Career Outcomes

The first cohort of graduates from the University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program achieved outstanding employment success over the course of the 12-month program delivered jointly by UVA’s Darden School of Bus...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rutgers to Host Last Witness to Emmett Till Abduction

Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies on Thursday, Feb. 20, will host the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., the last living witness to the abduction of Emmett Till, for a discussion on Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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