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Arts and Humanities


Newly translated 1500s book teaches the ‘art’ of drinking

When Michael Fontaine, professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, began translating the Latin poem “How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing” by German humanist Vincent Obsopoeus, he could not have known it would be ...

– Cornell University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


People may know the best decision – and not make it

When faced with a decision, people may know which choice gives them the best chance of success, but still take the other option, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Nature Communications

Supporting healthy "grandfamilies"

Master of Social Work student Mariah Martin is an intern with Healthy Grandfamilies, an eight-week training program from the Children’s Home Society for grandparents voluntarily raising their grandchildren.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Dance with your grandma (not during COVID-19 of course)

Physical fitness and social connection can be difficult to maintain in old age. But new research published in Frontiers in Psychology shows that Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) may promote exercise, improve quality of life and deepen familial ties betwe...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Psychology

From watching reruns to relationships, there are many ways of feeling connected

New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that non-traditional social strategies, which can include so-called “guilty pleasures,” are just as effective at fulfilling critical social needs as family connections, romantic relationships o...

– University at Buffalo

Self and Identity


Political polarization leads to non-compliance with pandemic health advice, study finds

Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Economics Kirsten Cornelson and her co-author found that in states with governors who won by close margins, compliance with stay-at-home orders and other health advice is lower among people with the opposite party af...

– University of Notre Dame



In one of America’s rare undergraduate immunology programs, students are ‘preparing for the next pandemic’

There are only a handful of immunology majors offered at U.S. universities. A report last October by UAB researchers made the case for expanding these programs. Now faculty and students are seeing an explosion of interest.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Learning Everywhere: Open Educational Resources in the COVID-19 Era

​​​​​​In these challenging times, the California State University continues to develop ways to reduce students' expenses while maintaining a high-quality education. The CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) is an innovative program th...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Banding Together: How the CSU Remains Resilient in a Time of Crisis

See how the CSU is taking strides to keep teaching and learning on track.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Study estimates revenue produced by top college football players

The most elite players in college football increase revenue for their school football programs by an average of $650,000 a year, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Sports Economics

Innovating the peer-review research process

A team of scientists led by a Michigan State University astronomer has found that a new process of evaluating proposed scientific research projects is as effective – if not more so – than the traditional peer-review method. Normally, when a resea...

– Michigan State University

Nature Astronomy

UVA Darden Professor Frames 3 Myths of Economic Crises as Global Downturn Lurks

While the economic fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak remains nearly impossible to quantify at present given the growing nature of the pandemic, University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner suggest...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How the coronavirus affects the readiness of our military at home, overseas

Branches of the United States military are now feeling the effects of the coronavirus, and that has U.S. military leaders facing a completely new challenge— how to maintain an elite state of readiness against threats, both foreign and domestic whil...

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– Tulane University

Pop Culture


Fandoms and virtual engagement in a time of social distancing

With many people remaining in physical isolation due to the coronavirus, some are turning to old hobbies and even older TV shows to stay engaged socially.

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– DePaul University

Law and Public Policy


Children’s Fruit Drinks Need Clearer Labels, Finds NYU Study

The labels of drinks marketed to kids do not help parents and other consumers differentiate among fruit juice and sugar-laden, artificially flavored drinks.

– New York University

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 16-Apr-2020 at 16:00 ET

Harris Poll: Most Americans want government intervention to reduce inequality

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans now say the federal government should actively seek to reduce inequality, amid the worsening economic crisis produced by Covid-19.

– Lehigh University

Harris Poll

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

The Federal Government Must Act on Supply Chains to Enable COVID-19 Testing in High Volumes

With shortages of test components and swabs, labs still face huge obstacles to COVID-19 testing. With new White House guidelines reliant on more testing, AACC is urging the administration to find and coordinate resources so lab experts can do their j...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

LifeWire Announcement

Six Students Named 2020 Covenant Award Recipients

Six students received the 2020 Covenant Award in a virtual ceremony held on the evening of Friday, April 17, recognized for their exemplary commitment to the core values at Augustana University.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Graduate student at PPPL Ian Ochs wins top Princeton University fellowship

Graduate student in plasma physics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a highly selective honorific fellowship from Princeton University.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

La aplicación-web de UCLA recoge datos de ciudadanos para ayudar a paliar la propagación de COVID-19

Un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad de California Los Ángeles (UCLA), ha desarrollado una aplicación web que permite a todo el mundo ayudar en la lucha contra el coronavirus.

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

Undergraduate Student Audrey Cope Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Augustana University undergraduate Audrey Cope ‘21 is one of just 62 college students nationwide to receive the prestigious 2020 Truman Scholar Award, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced Wednesday evening. Cope is the tenth Augusta...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

UIC library seeks submissions for new UIC COVID-19 story archive project

New archival project dubbed Six Feet Apart: Stories from UIC during COVID-19.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Holds Early Graduation to Help Confront COVID-19 Pandemic

Answering the call for additional medical workers to join the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, today more than 100 medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduated a month early. Many of will immediately join the staff of hospita...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine





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