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Arts and Humanities


From Civil Rights to Diss Tracks: How Black Women Have Shaped U.S. Culture

In her new book, A Black Women’s History of the United States, co-authored by Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross explores black women's history spanning more than 400 years and includes voices from the poor and working class as well as civil righ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Latest Scarlet and Black Book Explores Lives of Rutgers’ First Black Students

In a new book in the Scarlet and Black Project, Rutgers University continues to examine its historical relationship to race, slavery and disenfranchisement, telling the story of the school’s first black students, who were pioneers treated as outcas...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Still a fan of the golden tan? Tune in to social media and tone down your risk of skin cancer

Social media smarts could make you less susceptible to skin cancer as new research shows that media literacy skills can help change people’s attitudes about what is believed to be the ‘tanned ideal’.

– University of South Australia

Social Media and Society

Research Brief: What Does The Car You Drive Say About Your Manners?

New UNLV study finds that drivers of flashy cars are less likely to yield for pedestrians.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Journal of Transport & Health, March-2020


Spending time in nature reduces stress, research finds

New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.

– Cornell University

Frontiers in Psychology

How Many Tabs Do You Have Open Right Now? A Guide to (Potentially) Effective Multitasking

NYY's Emily Balcetis unpacks research she and others have conducted in vision science, cognitive research, and motivational psychology to offer an account of the habits and practices that successful people use to meet their goals.

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– New York University

Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World


Book tackles questions parents have about media violence

Making sense of all the research and debate over media’s risks and benefits can be overwhelming for many parents trying to decide what’s best for their child. That’s why Iowa State researchers wrote a book to present the research in a way that ...

– Iowa State University

“Game On! Sensible Answers about Video Games and Media Violence”

Childhood physical abuse linked to heavy cigarette use among teens who smoke

A new study in kids at risk for maltreatment shows that physical abuse, especially when they’re toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit.

– Ohio State University

Substance Use and Misuse



Marketing Professor Brings Passionate, ‘Unfiltered’ Approach to UVA Darden — and Students Love It

University of Virginia Darden School of Business features Professor Luca Cian

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Black Business Experience Week at UVA Darden Explores Leadership, Career Opportunities

The recent Black Business Experience Week at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business brought together MBA students, prominent alumni, faculty and community members for a multifaceted exploration of life at Darden, career advancement and ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UA Little Rock releases virtual exhibit to commemorate history of Elaine Massacre, deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has launched a virtual exhibit to commemorate the 1919 Elaine Massacre, the deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history. The exhibit, “Elaine Race Massacre: Red Sum...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Use of Naloxone To Combat the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Explored in New Book

Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdose, should be in every first-aid kit and medicine cabinet. That is the conclusion Nancy Campbell reached after years of research and dozens of interviews with scientis...

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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose


Teacher Retention: How the CSU is Helping Support Teachers of Color

When it comes to addressing California’s teacher shortage, recruitment is only half the story. Here’s how the CSU is making sure new recruits keep teaching.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Nationwide Report Cites Rutgers’ Efforts to Support Low-Income Students

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a national leader among universities committed to improving the enrollment, retention and graduation of low-income students, according to the latest report by the American Talent Initiative (ATI).

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Law and Public Policy


New systemic approach needed to tackle global challenges

Putting systemic thinking at the centre of policymaking will be essential to address global issues in an era of rapid and disruptive change, according to a new joint report by IIASA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD...

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century, New Approaches to Economic Challenges


Customs and Border Protection Officers Leverage S&T-Developed Imposter Detection Training Tech to Maximize Officer Performance

CBP’s OFO Academy at DHS S&T and FLETC Training Innovations Division (TID) developed a new technology that uses eye tracking feedback to maximize officer performance in impostor identification and ID validation training.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Military waste has unexpected consequences on civilians, the environment

The military waste that results from the United States military’s drive to remain permanently war ready has unexpected consequences on civilians and the environment, according to a new book by a faculty member at Binghamton University, State Univer...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Military Waste: The Unexpected Consequences of Permanent War Readiness

Research finds support for 'Trump effect'

When Donald Trump formally announced his presidential candidacy in a June 2015 speech, he declared, among other comments, that "when Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists, and reiterated h...

– University of California, Riverside

British Journal of Political Science

UAH helps nation catch up in hypersonic research

The University of Alabama in Hunstville’s Aerophysics Research Center (ARC), operating on Redstone Arsenal, provides the government and commercial clients with a ready means of hypersonic scaled testing with its three, two-stage light gas gun syste...

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Cook County’s short-lived ‘soda’ tax worked, says new study

A study of beverage sales in Cook County, Illinois, shows that for four months in 2017 — when the county implemented a penny-per-ounce tax on both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks — purchases of the taxed beverages decreased by 2...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Annals of Internal Medicine; Economics & Human Biology

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

University of Utah law professor challenges South Carolina statute that prohibits discussion of LGBTQ relationships in schools

Today, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky, along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson and Brazil & Burke, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcement

Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving

Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving. Vote for your favorite Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle-area sites

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

“Worth Saving” Landmarks Contest

American University among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools

American University among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools

– American University

Trio of Books Penned by UVA Darden Professors Honored as Best Business Books of the Year

Three recent books by University of Virginia Darden School of Business professors have been honored for excellence with Axiom Business Book Awards.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Strategic Execution: Driving Breakthrough Performance in Business; Race, Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience; Can Business Save the Earth: Innovating Our Way to Sustainability...

Case Centre Names UVA Darden Professor’s Case on Trump and the WTO Among the Year’s Best

A recent case by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Peter Debaere has been named among the best of the year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Redlands among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools

Peace Corps announced today that University of Redlands ranked No. 7 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

– University of Redlands

Composer Chinary Ung to be Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

When the American Academy of Arts and Letters inducts its newest members in May, University of California San Diego composer and Distinguished Professor of Music Chinary Ung will become the first faculty member in the university’s 60 year history t...

– University of California San Diego

Clare Boothe Luce Program Awards Grant to Olin College

The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program has awarded $192,000 to support undergraduate research at Olin College. The award, which will be spread over three years, will go toward establishing a CBL Research Scholars Program under which up to 24 students wi...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Class of 2019: 99% of Graduates Employed in Major or Chosen Field

According to a newly published report, 99 percent of recent Augustana University graduates seeking employment are employed in their major or chosen field.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Doc/Chef Robert Graham, Co–Founder of FRESH Medicine and Global Meatless Monday Nutrition Ambassador to hold educational session at the Healthy Food Expo New York

With the growing popularity of the plant-based movement, research shows that diners are increasingly requesting plant-based menu options for their personal health and the health of our planet. Doc/Chef Graham’s session will be enlightening. He’ll...

– Monday Campaigns

Healthy Food Expo New York, March 9

University Announces $100,000 Pledge for New Scholarship for Philosophy Majors

The Augustana University Department of Religion, Philosophy and Classics is pleased to announce a $100,000 pledge for a new scholarship for philosophy majors, the Ibn Sina Scholarship.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Two from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Will Join Sigma’s Researcher Hall of Fame

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Jason Farley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, and Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been selected for induction in the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honor signifies their lifetime achieveme...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

UIC receives archives of pioneering neuropsychiatrist

Early records and personal papers of Dr. Abraham Low, founder of nonprofit mental health organization donated to UIC.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Free Images for Broader Public Use

The Smithsonian announced today the launch of Smithsonian Open Access, an initiative that removes Smithsonian copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million of its digital collection images and nearly two centuries of data. This means that people ever...

– Smithsonian Institution

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UIC receives NSF grant to increase number of minorities in Ph.D. STEM programs

The grant will help create a new multi-disciplinary educational program of self-advocacy at UIC

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

CSU Hosts Informational Session on New Cybersecurity Degree Program

Columbus State University’s TSYS Cybersecurity Center is hosting a series of informational sessions on the new Nexus Cybersecurity degree.

– Columbus State University





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