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Science News

18-Mar-2020


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-12-2020

Newswise Live Expert Panel including experts from Newswise member institutions discussing topics related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

– Newswise

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VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-16-2020

Newswise Live Expert Panel including experts from Newswise member institutions discussing topics related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

– Newswise

includes video

17-Mar-2020


2ND PANEL VIDEO AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Causes, Consequences, and Solutions: Exploring the Unanswered Questions with Newswise Live Expert Panel

Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media, including public health, testing, business and financial markets, 2020 elections, and more.

– Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel - Register to Attend

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

19-Mar-2020


Encourage exercise but steer clear of screens: keeping kids busy in pandemic

As social distancing policies come into play and schools progressively cancel sports, excursions and extra-curricular activities, UniSA experts are cautioning parents that filling this void with additional screen time could be detrimental to their ch...

– University of South Australia


Parents shouldn’t feel they have to be teachers, too

In the wake of COVID-19, children across the country were sent home from school, many with suggested assignments and learning activities. The last thing parents should do is stress themselves about making their child complete all of these school assi...

Expert Available

– Ohio State University

18-Mar-2020


PLOS ONE: Online Program More Than Doubled Pregnancy Rate for Women With Infertility

A PLOS ONE study showed that an online version of Harvard’s Mind/Body Program for Fertility achieved results similar to the in-person counseling program, more than doubling pregnancy rates for women with infertility. Because many women can't access...

– University of Vermont

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2020 at 14:00 ET


‘Breastfeeding Gap’ Exists Among Mexican-Origin Women Living in Texas

Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. That’s the finding from new research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Pediatrics


Why social distancing is so difficult; how research explains our behavior

John McArthur, an expert on social distancing, explains why the behavior is so difficult, and how we can convince ourselves to do it anyway.

– Furman University


Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely to Bully, Harass, Commit Sexual Violence

Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Youth and Adolescence


Older adults need to stay in touch to avoid loneliness during social distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., social distancing is now the byword for prevention. But for older adults who may already be experiencing loneliness, further isolation could be bad for their health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Tips for working from home with kids

Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.

– University of Georgia

17-Mar-2020


Rethinking mortality and how we plan for old age

Many people dream of comfortably living out their golden years. A new IIASA study however shows that older Europeans, and especially women, frequently underestimate how many years they have left, which could lead to costly decisions related to planni...

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

PLOS ONE

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


Media consumption predicts how people think about computer hacking

A recent study from Arizona State University examined the impact of general media consumption on hacking behavior. People who consumed more media thought others were likely to engage in hacking. The punishments associated with hacking had no influenc...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Cyberpsychology

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Baylor Gerontology Expert Shares Tips to Care for Aging Population During Coronavirus Pandemic

James Ellor, Ph.D., The Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Endowed Professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is an expert on working with older adults as well as disaster behavioral health. He said it’s important in this time...

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– Baylor University

16-Mar-2020


If you’re poor, poverty is an environmental issue

A survey from Cornell researchers – conducted among more than 1,100 U.S. residents – found that there were, in fact, demographic differences in how people viewed environmental issues, with racial and ethnic minorities and lower-income people more...

– Cornell University

Journal of Environmental Psychology, Feb. 2020


Family Quality Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With many schools closed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus, and many parents working remotely, families can incorporate a variety of activities — including educational ones — to keep kids engaged and ready to continue learning when t...

– Baylor University

Education

17-Mar-2020


Cornellians rally to support each other during transition

After Cornell’s March 10 announcement that it would move to virtual instruction due to the coronavirus, Manisha Munasinghe circulated a spreadsheet on Twitter inviting fellow graduate students to help undergraduates grappling with the transition.

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy

18-Mar-2020


The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences for the Middle East.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Killing of Qasem Soleimani", The President's Inbox, January 7, 2019.


Why It Matters: Coronavirus

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes, and what’s happening with global supply chains?...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra, "Coronavirus", Why It Matters, March 11, 2020.


Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?", The President's Inbox, January 14, 2020.


Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Yasmine Farouk and Bernard Haykel join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?", The President's Inbox, January 28, 2020.


What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mira Rapp-Hooper and Michael D. Swaine join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward China.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?", The President's Inbox, February 4, 2020.


Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. This week, I discussed the U.S. role in Afghanistan with Carter Malkasian, former special assistant for strategy to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barnett Rubin, senior fellow and...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?", The President's Inbox, February 25, 2020.


The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Ta...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor", The President's Inbox, March 6, 2020.


The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discu...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller", The President's Inbox, March 10, 2020.


The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky", The President's Inbox, March 17, 2020.

16-Mar-2020


Privacy policies influence consumer behavior online, new study finds

Deciding how much personal information to share online has become an everyday choice for consumers. However, whose responsibility is it to keep private information safe — companies or consumers?

– DePaul University

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, April-2020

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Association for Molecular Pathology Commends Senator Rand Paul for Introducing theVerified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020

AMP applauds US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing new legislation to allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and offering laboratory developed testing procedures (LDPs) for patient care. The Verified Innovative Testing in...

– Association for Molecular Pathology


“Families First Coronavirus Response Act” risks limited testing, surprise patient billing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) represents swift action by the House of Representatives to bolster federal responses to the spread of coronavirus and aims to reduce the pandemic’s impacts on Americans’ safety and financial...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)

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CWRU to award 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will award Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi.

– Case Western Reserve University


Creighton University Provost announces one-year extension for tenure probationary period

Time and effort to pivot to online course delivery due to the national outbreak of COVID-19 could detract from the necessary research and scholarship activities of faculty.

– Creighton University


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is Ranked the No. 1 Nursing Master’s Program in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) is the No. 1 accredited master’s nursing program in the country, according to 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is ranked No. 3 for its Doctor of Nursing Practice ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


FAU Programs Make U.S. News & World Report Lists for 2021 ‘Best Graduate Programs’

More than one dozen Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs” for 2021.

– Florida Atlantic University


Faculty mobilize to provide virtual instruction

These are among the innovative solutions faculty members are developing – in conversations with deans and department chairs, staff in the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) and, of course, each other – as they prepare for the shift to virtual l...

– Cornell University


UIC shows continued strength in US News graduate schools rankings

UIC continues to climb in US News & World graduate school rankings.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Higher education units partner on free online course to support faculty during pandemic

A free online course to help faculty members and instructional staff who must teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by three units in higher education that specialize in digital learning.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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