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Arts and Humanities


AAP faculty explore design innovation, resilience

Faculty from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) explored resilient architecture – design, engineering and construction that address climate change and other challenges – through technological innovation and from multiple perspect...

– Cornell University

Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform t...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Ancient historiographers described steppe nomads as violent people dedicated to warfare and plundering.

– University of Bern

American Journal of Physical Anthropology


Understanding of COVID-19 high among Chinese workers, study finds

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it.


PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Embargo expired on 17-Sep-2020 at 14:00 ET

COVID-19 could cause declines in life expectancy in severely affected areas

A new analysis of period life expectancy shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


Embargo expired on 17-Sep-2020 at 14:00 ET

Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds

With the 2020 presidential election on the near horizon, Notre Dame sociologist Kraig Beyerlein discusses what he and his co-researcher learned about the political engagement of U.S. congregations — and how that may impact results on Nov. 3.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Momentum of unprecedented Chilean uprising stalled by COVID-19 pandemic

The uprising that erupted in fall 2019 in Chile against the post-dictatorship government may be diminished by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

New Labor Forum, Sept-2020

The key to happiness: Friends or family?

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, said SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson.

– Southern Methodist University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology



Global first in mixed-reality education during COVID-19 pandemic

The developers of Case Western Reserve University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLens knew they were likely achieving a global first this Spring when they quickly pivoted to the first-ever, all-remote anatomy ...

– Case Western Reserve University

JAMA Network Open

Why are some students forgotten in gifted education?

A Texas A&M expert looks at why some underrepresented students are forgotten in gifted education and how school districts can change that.

– Texas A&M University

SAGE Journals

Keeping students physically active online or in-person

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

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– Texas A&M University


Study shows quizzes improve academic performance

Students who are quizzed over class material at least once a week tend to perform better on midterm and final exams compared to students who did not take quizzes, according to a new meta-analysis. The researchers found immediate feedback from instruc...

– Iowa State University

Educational Psychology Review

Law and Public Policy


Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election

Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with p...

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– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Claim linking Joe Biden to Social Security taxes is misleading

Posts widely shared on social media suggest that Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security in 1983. Those posts mislead on the details.

– Newswise

President Trump Tweets Doctored Video of Opponent, Edited to Replace Audio to Make it Appear that Vice President Biden Plays Controversial Song "F*** the Police" by 90s Rap Group NWA at Campaign Event

Biden actually played the 2019 hit "Despacito"

– Newswise

Fact-checking William Barr: Is your vote no longer secret with mail-in ballots?

Attorney General William Barr has become one of the staunchest supporters of the President's campaign against mail-in voting. Speaking in Phoenix on Thursday, Barr continued to push false and negative narratives about mail-in voting.

– Newswise

Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and deaths.

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcement

United Nations PRME Event to Focus onSustainable Development Goals in 2020

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) virtual event has been scheduled for October 26-29, 2020. This four-day online event will bring together innovative leaders in corporate and social responsibility focused on th...

– Monday Campaigns

Researchers tap AI to help individuals with autism in the workplace

The Yang-Tan Institute of Employment and Disability at Cornell University has joined a multi-institution team that has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create better job outcomes for people with autism sp...

– Cornell University

Homework helpline launches for P-12 students

Students at Texas A&M are offering virtual tutoring sessions, free of charge, to students across the country.

– Texas A&M University

Research Organizations Announce Joint Commitment to Advancing Scholarly Study of Racism

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Society of Research on Adolescence (SRA), and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) have announced that they are jointly committing to advancing scholarly inquiry related to rac...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


UA Little Rock receives $2.1 million grant to help low-income, first-generation, and college students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $2.1 million, five-year grant that will help more students succeed and graduate from college.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UC San Diego launches Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program and minor, a welcome addition to campus

UC San Diego will have a new program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies starting in fall, a long-awaited move that many students, faculty, staff and alumni have been eager to see. Offering cultural programming and the university’s v...

– University of California San Diego

AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, Se...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Federal Reserve Short-Term Funding Markets Conference Set For Sept. 25

Maryland Smith and the Federal Reserve Board co-host a webinar to explore short-term funding markets that are experiencing funding stress and investor runs amid COVID-19 market turmoil.

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Confronting Racism in Higher Education

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is leading a collective call to action for truth, healing and the building of anti-racist campuses with the launch of Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

– University of Utah





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