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Unique Social and Behavioral Research Centers Investigate Society’s Most Pressing Issues

Research in the fields of social and behavioral science can have tremendous influence on legislation, spark meaningful conversations, and ultimately lead to a more...

AIR Partnership Program Seeks to Increase Diversity in Behavioral and Social...

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) announced it will be ramping up its Pipeline Partnership Program this summer after the initiative was delayed by...

Federally Funded Food Safety Lab to Partner with Minority-Serving Institutions for...

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) led by Purdue University and Cornell University announced a funding opportunity in global food...

CIC Selects Seven Schools for Legacies of American Slavery Project

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) announced in February the seven colleges and universities that will participate in a multi-year project titled “Legacies of...

College Students Concerned About Data Use in Higher Education, Research Shows

A new study released on Wednesday shows that open conversations about data collection and sharing are missing from college campuses.  Funded by the Bill and...

LGBTQ Population in the U.S. Larger Than Ever Before, Gallup Poll...

Americans are self-identifying as LGBTQ more than ever before, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday. New data shows that 5.6 percent of adults...

UAB Develops First Culturally Based Palliative Care Protocol

Palliative care in the U.S. has long had a cultural focus on the White middle class, but a recent project by The University of...

Public Policy Schools Create Research Centers to Help Solve Some of...

Public policy schools tackle society’s greatest challenges by operating research centers and collaboratives dedicated solely to studying policy solutions on education, public health, and...

University of Louisville Institute ‘Builds a Bridge’ Between Research and Action...

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville (UofL) seeks to support racial and social justice activism through the...

New Survey Reveals Growing Rates of Sexual Assault Across Student Demographics

Approximately one in four undergraduates who are women or non-cisgender will experience a sexual assault at some point during their college careers, according to...

An INSIGHT Investigation: Accounting for Just 0.5% of Higher Education’s Budgets,...

Spending on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts at American universities has increased 27 percent over the past five academic years, according to an...

International STEM Scholars Face Visa Restrictions, Racial Profiling Under Trump

STEM scholars from countries outside of the United States contribute enormously to research initiatives at American universities. They generate billions of dollars annually toward...

Large Classes Deter Female Participation in STEM, New Research Shows

A new study published this week in the journal BioScience reveals that female students are less likely to participate in STEM classes with 120 or...

Enrollment at American Colleges and Universities Continues to Decline

Overall enrollment at American colleges and universities has decreased by 1.7 percent since last year, according to a new report issued by the National Student...

Institutions Hope to Increase Diversity through the Science of Mentorship

A 2012 federal report found a lack of students from underrepresented backgrounds entering undergraduate programs that lead to careers in biomedical research. To address...

Comprehensive Report Reveals New Insights about Diversity in Higher Ed

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released a report on race and ethnicity in higher education in the United States. According to ACE,...

African Americans Experience Racism Differently Across Gender, Education Levels

Most Black Americans say they have experienced racial discrimination. African American men and those with some college experience, however, are more likely to face...

Number of College Students with Anxiety Disorders Has Doubled in the...

New research from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) reveals that the number of college students aged 18 to 26 who suffer from...

Studies Provide Further Proof that African American Students Benefit from Having...

African American students who have even just one or two black teachers in elementary school are significantly more likely to enroll in college, according...

College Admissions Officers Weigh Academic Excellence Over Personal Characteristics, Report Shows

On Nov. 8, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released its annual report State of College Admissions. It details which qualifications colleges...

Student Affairs Profession Offers Gender Equity, Better Opportunities for Women

According to a recent study conducted by the College and University Professional Association (CUPA), women who work in student affairs tend to enjoy more...

Advancing Research for Practitioners

Front-line student support staff — specifically, those who interact daily with students — are an essential force in delivering education and advancing a success...

New Institute Uses Data to Improve Social Mobility

Economists from Brown University and Harvard University have launched a new research and policy institute that they say has the potential to revive the...

Highly Educated African American Women Less Likely to Suffer Serious Health...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) shows a positive correlation between education and health for African American...

New Report Reveals Business Leaders’ Promising View of Higher Education, Liberal...

A new report released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) reveals that employers have a generally positive view of America’s higher education...

The Refugee Experience

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley recently launched an online resource that gives users insight into the experiences of modern migrants and refugees....

Study Shows Parental Emotional Support Greatly Affects Low-Income Students’ Academic Success

Parental emotional support is a key factor in college success for low-income students, according to a new study by Josipa Roksa, a professor of...

Recent Study Debunks Assumptions about First-Generation Students

Campus Labs, a higher education data collection and software company, has released the results of a study comparing educational attitudes of first-generation students to...

New Study Tracks the Effectiveness of Interfaith Engagement Strategies

Today’s college students are more likely to participate in conversations about gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability than they are to discuss...

New Framework Guides Institutions in Supporting Mental Health Needs of Students...

According to a joint report by The Steve Fund (TSF) and The Jed Foundation (JED) — two national nonprofit organizations that seek to promote...

The Nursing Educator Dilemma: Maintaining a Commitment to Diversity Amid a...

The demand for nurses continues to grow in the United States, but nursing schools are not able to admit as many students as they...

Summer Programs Offer Underrepresented Students Graduate-Level Research Experience

Unlike many healthcare fields, public health tends to attract individuals from a variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. A recent report from the...

Patented Medicine: Universities Are Receiving Patent Royalties, but Where Does the...

The day when universities operated in an ivory tower, focused only on scholarship, and left profit-making endeavors to companies, has clearly faded. Patent development...

Research Aims to Improve Experiences of Marginalized Groups

As the national conversation on race and diversity continues to expand and diverge, colleges and universities are beginning to support scholarship in these areas...

Male Students of Color Encounter Racist Stereotypes Despite Personal Success

African American men who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years must overcome racist stereotypes along the way despite academic success and holding on-campus...

Diversifying the Pathway to the Professoriate

Through the organization C3, liberal arts colleges and research institutions work together to transform higher education For many higher education institutions, the job of diversifying their...

Study to Track Students’ Changing Attitudes About Faith and Diversity

A new long-term study aims to track changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors in regard to faith and diversity using surveys. This fall, incoming freshmen...