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COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom -

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.

Science News


Neuroimaging links brain region to poor spatial navigation in children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe the range of effects associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). The most severe forms of FASD are fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and partial fetal alcohol syndrome (PFAS), which have adverse effect...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2020 at 10:00 ET

Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise


VIDEOS AND TRANSCRIPTS 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

includes video

Arts and Humanities


Researchers Reveal Secret of 18th-Century Portrait From Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS, and Russia’s famed Tretyakov Gallery have conducted a comprehensive preconservation study of “The Portrait of F...

– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Heritage Science

Maize, not metal, key to native settlements’ history in NY

New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and statistical modeling.

– Cornell University

PLoS ONE, Dec-2019

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Funerals Pose Challenges Amid ‘Social Distancing’ and Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While a huge focus is on health and mortality during the coronavirus outbreak, not to be forgotten are those who are grappling with death from natural causes, diseases, accidents and crime. Funerals and visitations are the customary means of support ...

– Baylor University


Feeling obligated can impact relationships during social distancing

In a time where many are practicing social distancing from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation -- from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor --...

– Michigan State University

Sage Journals

Pandemic Panic

After the Ebola virus tore through western Africa in 2015, two UC Santa Barbara researchers studied the xenophobia of the disease generated among people who had almost zero chance of being infected by it.

– University of California, Santa Barbara

Psychological Science

Anticipation, Preparation, Resilience – Key Lessons from COVID-19 for Organizations

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Kathleen Sutcliffe, a leading expert in organization theory, gives low marks to public and private entities for how they’ve responded to the coronavirus threat and outbreak.

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– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School



Teacher Evaluations Weed Out Low-Performing Teachers in Urban Schools

New research by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Luis A. Rodriguez finds that statewide K-12 teacher evaluation systems have proven to phase out lower performing teachers and retain more effective teachers for longer periods of time - particularly ...

– New York University

American Educational Research Journal (AERJ)


NHMU helps students impacted by school closures with Research Quest Live

The Natural History Museum of Utah is now offering an interactive version of its award-winning free online education program, Research Quest, to students throughout Utah and the country. Research Quest Live allows for students to have live sessions w...

– University of Utah

Research Quest Live

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

White Paper—Stopping COVID-19: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Impact

Coronavirus infections in the United States are doubling faster than other nations, according to a white paper authored by a group including MITRE’s infectious disease analytics team. As such, stronger actions are required by state and federal gove...


LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rutgers Medical Students Share Virtual Celebration on Residency Match Day

As COVID-19 concerns resulted in cancellations of events throughout the state, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School made plans for an alternate, online event that would enable students, faculty and staff—as well as family and friends—to sha...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School





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