What’s new this week:

In an essay for Motherly, Longwood University Professor Catherine Franssen explains why respecting the individuality of our children and fostering their emotional intelligence helps to make them better adults.

Professor Stacey Wood of Scripps College shares her latest research on why people fall for scams in a piece for The Conversation. It also ran in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the PhillyVoice.

Professor Catherine Bagwell of Oxford College at Emory University weighs in on how parents can help their daughters navigate “mean girls” and bullying that can start as early as elementary school in this Washington Post On Parenting piece.

Patricia Finkelman, chair of the board of trustees at Grinnell College, talks to University Business about finance training for trustees.

Carthage College Professor Sara Jensen talks to BYU Radio’s Top of Mind show about how she is using knitting in her math class to give students greater understanding of equations and concepts.

This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call to Action blog, be sure to catch tips on how to best communicate change to internal and external audiences.

What we’ve been talking about:

Even though the midterm elections still feel a long way off, Cristal discusses the advantages of prepping faculty experts now to talk to the media about candidates and policy.

What’s next on our calendars:

Teresa will present at the Academic Impressions conference “Crafting Presidential Voice: Strategies for Communications and Marketing Teams” on September 17-18 in Milwaukee.

Erin will present a pre-conference session on “Communicating the Value of Higher Education” at the Association of Collaborative Leadership’s Annual Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on October 10.

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