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Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for March 26, 2020, 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


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

COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

– Newswise

COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-26-2020

Stricter, immediate intervention critical for keeping COVID-19 cases manageable for health care facilities, according to UTHealth modeling

Led by Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, and Momiao Xiong, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) modeled the potential spread of COVID-19 based on whether the Greater Houston area began stringent interventions immediately or wa...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


How can migration, workforce participation, and education balance the cost of aging in Europe?

New IIASA research shows that higher levels of education and increasing workforce participation in both migrant and local populations are needed to compensate for the negative economic impacts of aging populations in EU countries.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

UW researchers to study resilience, well-being among King County residents during pandemic

University of Washington researchers have launched the King County COVID-19 Community Study — or KC3S — to gather data through April 19 on how individuals and communities throughout King County are coping with the measures put in place to combat...

– University of Washington

Arts and Humanities


Cornell history course adds spring 2020 to the archives

Like all other course instructors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Corey Ryan Earle ’07, instructor of The First American University (AMST2001), the popular course about Cornell’s history and unique role, has had to modify his class in the wa...

– Cornell University

Book retrieval effort gives grad student welcome relief

Benedetta Luciana Sara Carnaghi, a doctoral student in history, didn’t have to wait long to get what she needed to continue her work, thanks to a double-time effort by Cornell University Library staff to reunite graduate students and faculty with t...

– Cornell University

Creative connections for children during COVID-19, an organization that serves teachers and students around the world, is reaching out to children and families to share its variety of free science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) projects through its website, Facebook ...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Virtual Tours, Demonstrations in Response to COVID-19

In response to coronavirus quarantines in New Jersey and nationwide, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers–New Brunswick is taking steps to provide children and adults with online demonstrations, virtual tours and activities to keep the community producti...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Another Unintended Consequence of COVID-19: Cyberbullying Could Increase

School districts nationwide are now providing K-12 education online. Stuck at home all day, students will be using apps even more than they already do, which could cause an increase in cyberbullying among youth. Many cyberbullying targets will hesita...

– Florida Atlantic University


CUNY New York City COVID-19 Survey week 2

Nearly three in ten New York City residents (29%) report that either they or someone in their household has lost their job as a result of coronavirus over the last two weeks.

– CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Journal of Health Communication

Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Small Animal Practice

To Stay Positive, Live in the Moment – But Plan Ahead

A recent study finds that people who balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather daily stress without succumbing to negative moods.

– North Carolina State University

Personality and Individual Differences, March-2020

Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows

Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University.

– Rice University

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found...

– Cornell University


School’s Out: How Parents Can Meet the Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from NYU Langone’s Child Study Center offer tips for parents to help guide their children during the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic.

– NYU Langone Health

Food safety expert: takeout is a low-risk option

Takeout is a good choice to lower risk of exposure because it reduces the number of touch points relative to eating in a restaurant, said food safety expert.

Expert Available

– University of Georgia


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Expert Panel scheduled for Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

– Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel March 23 at 2 PM EDT

includes video

Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part I

What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny infectious particle has triggered. In unprecedented times, what can you do to lead mindfully through it? In this series...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths

People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.

– Cornell University

Violence Against Women

Help line requests for food skyrocket as pandemic spreads

In the first week since COVID-19 was designated a pandemic, requests for food pantries skyrocketed across the United States. Requests for home-delivered meals more than tripled in the same time period, said a Brown School researcher who tracks calls ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

COVID-19: The time is now to prepare for people affected by humanitarian crises

With over 300,000 COVID-19 cases across the globe, including recent cases in Syria and the Gaza Strip, the data continues to demonstrate how the disease has no borders.

– Dartmouth College

International Journal for Equity in Health

More men more problems? Not necessarily, FSU study finds

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?  According to research by Florida State University Professor of Psychology Jon Maner, th...

– Florida State University

Kids Need Calm Not Chaos Amid Covid-19

Elbow bumps in lieu of high-fives, segregated lunchtimes and hyper hand hygiene ¬– they’re are all a part of our children’s new reality in response to Covid-19. But while kids are seemingly adapting well to the changes, University of South Aus...

Expert Available

– University of South Australia

Talking to your children about COVID-19

Dr. Krystal Simmons, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, studies school psychology and counseling. We spoke with her for advice on how to speak with your children during a public crisis such as COVID-19.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


Repeated novel coronavirus media exposure may be linked to psychological distress

Irvine, Calif., March 23, 2020 – While government officials and news organizations work to communicate critical risk assessments and recommendations to the public during a health crisis such as the new coronavirus pandemic, a related threat may be ...

– University of California, Irvine

Health Psychology, Mar-2020



Iowa State faculty get creative as courses move online for remainder of spring semester

Iowa State faculty are getting creative and innovative as they have shifted their coursework online for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Calculus is now coming through YouTube videos and demonstrations. A 3D printer ...

– Iowa State University


Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores Offers Lessons of Leadership to College and Career Advisors

During a time when effective leadership is needed more than ever, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores showed exactly what that looks like during a 30-minute webinar hosted by CFES Brilliant Pathways.

Expert Available

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

includes video


Explore Our Virtual Learning STEM Resources

Did you know that we have free education resources you can use from home to engage students in science? Explore our Science Education Partnership Award Program projects and Pathways resources to find STEM learning opportunities for pre-K through grad...

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Pop Culture


UNH Experts Offer Tips To Help Parents More Smoothly Shift to Online Learning

As the coronavirus continues to spread, children are transitioning to virtual learning that can be done safely at home. Teachers have been tasked with preparing online lessons and students and parents may be facing apprehension moving into a brave n...

– University of New Hampshire

Law and Public Policy


VIDEO AVAILABLE: Stanford Economics & Finance Professors Speak Out on Impact of Congress' Coronavirus Relief Bill

"Congress must bail out people before large corporations," says a growing list of leading economists and finance professors from major universities around the country. The authors and representatives of the signers will discuss what’s at stake...

– Newswise

Economics & Finance Professors Speak Out on Impact of Congress' Coronavirus Relief Bill

includes video


Sandia supports hypersonic flight test

Sandia National Laboratories employees and contractors saw their work culminate in a hypersonic flight test conducted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army on March 19 at the Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii.

– Sandia National Laboratories

includes video

Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online

The Notre Dame project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

– University of Notre Dame

The Importance of the Decennial Census to Research

Mandated by the Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau counts the nation’s residents every 10 years. The data determine seats in the House and federal funds for local communities, as well as inform practical research. Examples from Darden: studies on...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Announcement

UVA Darden Announces Updates to Full-Time MBA Admissions Process for Class of 2022, Providing Additional Flexibility for Round 3

In light of the disruption stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has added additional flexibility for students applying for admission to the full-time MBA program for the Class of 2022.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

NMU Launches Indoor Agriculture Program

Northern Michigan University will begin offering an indoor agriculture associate degree program this fall. Through a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach, graduates learn equally about plant biology and the construction/maintenance of indoor growing ...

– Northern Michigan University

Online Mindfulness Initiative Promotes Caring and Connection During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the country adjusts to new work- and learn-from-home routines and increasingly practices social distancing, the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University is finding ways to help people reconnect and create commu...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

200 New Doctors, Advanced Practice Nurses to Join Military Medical Ranks Early

More than 200 military medical students and graduate nursing students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will be graduating early to support their colleagues in the U.S. military health system amid the global coronavi...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

AERA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association announced on March 23 that it is cancelling plans for a virtual 2020 Annual Meeting in April. The decision was approved in a unanimous resolution by AERA Council, the association’s governing body, on Ma...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Experienced scholar joins College of Education as new dean

Dan Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, announced that professor Nancy Songer has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the College of Education. Songer, a recognized researcher in STEM education, is a Fulbrigh...

– University of Utah





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