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Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for April 2, 2020, at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Pandemic update, Italy is flattening the curve while the U.S. has become the epicenter. What have we learned about the virus and how will we know when the tide turns on the rates of infection? Is social distancing working? Are enough tests available to identify and isolate the infected? What have we learned about the virus surviving on surfaces and in the air? What mathematical models can help to predict the peak and hopefully the decline in new cases as time goes on? Is the end in sight?

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


Students Who Up Their Cannabis Use Face Increased Risk of Alcohol Problems

Cannabis use can worsen some consequences of alcohol use among young adult drinkers over time, according to a new study which tracked the frequency of cannabis use and negative drinking outcomes among college students over three years. More than one ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 01-Apr-2020 at 10:00 ET

Iowa State students 3D-printing face shields for Iowa hospitals

Hospitals are in desperate need of personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Iowa State University team, in partnership with Alliant Energy, has found a way to help by manufacturing and distributing face shields to Iowa hospitals...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Shining a Spotlight on the History of Gender Imbalance in Hollywood

A new analysis reveals long-term trends in female representation in the U.S. movie industry, including a sharp decline associated with the “Studio System” era that dominated Hollywood from 1922 to 1950. Luís A. Nunes Amaral of Northwestern Unive...



Embargo expired on 01-Apr-2020 at 14:00 ET

FSU study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 1, 2020 | 11:22 am | SHARE: For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this is...

– Florida State University

Science Advances

Loyola Medicine Psychologists Offer Tips and Resources for Coping During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD, and Laura Wool, PsyD, provide tips for coping and staying positive during...

– Loyola Medicine

includes video

COVID-19 provides fertile breeding ground for conspiracy theories

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the spread of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus threatens to undermine legitimate efforts to combat the disease and cause lasting harm, warn researchers at Texas State University.

– Texas State University

What happens when sports are canceled?

Professor offers insights in the new void in society

Expert Available

– University of Georgia


Housing Insecurity May Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

• In a study of urban-dwelling individuals, housing insecurity was linked with a higher risk of developing albuminuria, a sign of kidney disease.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2020 at 17:00 ET

Coronavirus causing conflict between parents, children

The stress and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus has taken its toll on parents—and children are feeling the psychological and physical brunt of it, say University of Michigan researchers.

– University of Michigan

Stress and Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies help humans communicate during pandemic

Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as we communicate online and by text, artificial intelligence could play a role in keeping our conversations on tra...

– Cornell University

Computers in Human Behavior, May 2020

'Drinking Spirits to Lift Spirits’ May Hold Appeal Amid COVID-19 Stress, but Don’t Overdo, Cautions Baylor University Expert on Substance Abuse

Drinking alcoholic beverages may be more appealing amid unease about the coronavirus, as people deal with shelter-at-home orders, fears about the economy and boredom, says a Baylor University researcher who studies alcohol use and misuse. But with re...

– Baylor University


APS Backgrounder Series: Psychology and COVID-19

Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) is exploring many of the psychological factors that can help the public understand and collectively combat the spread of COVID-19. Each backgrounder features...

Expert Available

– Association for Psychological Science



Admissions supercharges virtual recruitment of Class of ’24

Shawn Felton, Cornell’s director of undergraduate admissions, said that many accepted students normally would be planning to visit Ithaca this month, quite a few of them setting foot on campus for the very first time and ultimately deciding whether...

– Cornell University

Critical Care and Infectious Disease Specialist in Darden Executive MBA: What to Know About the Coronavirus

Like his peers in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2020, Dr. Taison Bell’s world has been upended by the global coronavirus pandemic. As a critical care and infectious disease specialist and director of th...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Quick Pivot to Distance Learning Brings San Francisco Bay Area Leaders to Reimagined Darden Course

A recent highlight of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA academic calendar has been the “Marketing Technology Products” elective delivered every spring in San Francisco. The Second Year course sponsored by the Batt...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for kid...

Expert Available

– University of South Australia


Cornell Tech provides CS lessons for kids at home

Cornell Tech is creating virtual lessons and daily Twitter challenges to continue promoting computer science education for children in grades K-12, even as the world tackles unprecedented challenges.

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy


Republican Governors Delayed Key COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures

New research by the University of Washington examines factors that contributed to decision-making by governors in all 50 states to combat the novel coronavirus.

– University of Washington


Crime trends during COVID-19 pandemic will shift beyond common street crime, says WVU sociologist

With the novel coronavirus pandemic keeping Americans indoors, preliminary data suggests it has led to a decrease in crime. But one crime expert at West Virginia University cautions that “every crisis is an opportunity for people to discover themse...

Expert Available

– West Virginia University


New Report Explores Fiscal Issues Related to NYC Teachers Retirement System

Report looks at New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, the second largest of New York City’s five major employee pension plans.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2020 at 11:00 ET

COVID-19 crisis estimated to impact Massachusetts state finances

A new policy brief from the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life provides detailed, non-partisan estimates of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on tax revenues in the state ...

– Tufts University

Estimating the shortfall in Massachusetts tax revenues

New Yorkers think feds not doing enough for the city and state

A majority (56%) of New York City residents did not think the assistance provided by the federal government for NYC and the state as a whole is sufficient to manage the current coronavirus crisis.

– CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Journal of Health Communication

Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

They provide a critical service to thousands of seniors and people with disabilities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the average home health aide in New Jersey earns just $25,000 per year.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

China's control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across...

– Penn State University


Fake Russian Twitter accounts politicized discourse about vaccines

Activity from phony Twitter accounts established by the Russian Internet Research Agency between 2015 and 2017 may have contributed to politicizing Americans’ position on the nature and efficacy of vaccines, a health care topic which has not histor...

– University at Buffalo

American Journal of Public Health

“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says

Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, said the just-passed Phase Three package should be sufficient to stabilize the economy and emphasized the need for Phase Four, which he said “will bring some stimulus to aggregate demand if there is a gover...

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame


Mandatory Building Energy Audits Alone Do Not Overcome Barriers to Energy Efficiency, NYU Researchers Conclude

The pioneering requirement may be insufficient to incentivize significant reductions in energy use by owners of residential and office buildings, according to the study.

– New York University

Nature Energy

Embargo expired on 30-Mar-2020 at 11:15 ET

In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

A new analysis of more than 2,500 fake ads posted by the Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, shows fear and anger work remarkably well to draw clicks. With the 2020 election approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, the troll...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ATS Opposes Trump Administration Roll Back of Vehicle Emissions and Mileage Requirements

The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back emission and mileage standards for cars and trucks is bad for respiratory health.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

LifeWire Announcement

Tulane offers special scholarships to returning Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Student Grantees

Tulane University is announcing a special initiative to make graduate study more accessible to U.S. Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs) and Fulbright student grantees called back from international placements because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19...

– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Uniformed Services University to hold Virtual Graduation for new Military Docs, Advanced Practice Nurses

WIth all of the physical distancing and other restrictions currently in place, the Uniformed Services University will now be holding a virtual commencement ceremony on Wednesday, April 1. Medical students and advanced practice nursing students from t...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)





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