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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

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Tips for Homebound Caregivers Coping with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing provide several coping and care strategies for caregivers to help sustain their health as well as the health of those in their care during the quarantine associated with COVID-19.

– Florida Atlantic University


Professor Johnston Publishes ‘Walking School Bus’ Research

The new research study shows how a program in multiple elementary schools allows college students to work toward dismantling systems of injustice.

– Gonzaga University

Teaching Sociology

‘Fake News’ Increases Consumer Demands for Corporate Action

New research finds that “fake news” inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies – even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting fake...

– North Carolina State University

Mass Communication and Society, April-2020

Therapy dogs may help lower emergency clinicians' stress

New research published in Academic Emergency Medicine indicates that for physicians and nurses working evening shifts in the emergency department, interacting with a therapy dog for several minutes may help lower stress.

– Wiley

Academic Emergency Medicine

Researchers study COVID’s effect on relationships

Researchers are determining the psychological effects of pandemic isolation

– University of Georgia

Live public street cams are tracking social distancing

With advanced computer vision models and live public street cam video, a University of Michigan startup is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world.

– University of Michigan


Coping strategies linked to mental health risks during girls’ puberty

Puberty presents girls with a host of physical and emotional challenges. Why do some girls navigate the transition with resilience and enthusiasm, while others are more prone to depression or other mental health problems?

– Cornell University

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Quarantined in tiny hotel rooms? Welcome to our world, say submarine workers

University of South Australia sleep researchers are examining how submarine environments can impact fatigue and if there is an ideal sleep-work pattern and environment.

– University of South Australia

Loyola Medicine Pediatrician Offers Advice on Protectingand Caring for Children During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for children and parents. However, Bridget Boyd, MD, a Loyola Medicine pediatrician, says there are ways that parents can communicate, and actions that they can take, to protect children and ...

– Loyola Medicine

includes video

COVID-19’s Impacts on the Human-Dog Relationship

Animal behaviorist Dr. Christy Hoffman describes how having the entire family and dog home under one roof may be beneficial to human-dog relationships and identifies reasons why this new situation also requires thoughtful consideration.

– Canisius College

Be proactive about mental health duringCOVID isolation, clinical psychologist says

Seeking out good news is a great way to keep mentally balanced during the long period of social isolation imposed by the COVID-19 battle, says a clinical psychologist who is an associate professor of psychology at The University of Alabama in Huntsvi...

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the di...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology



Study: Government policies push schools to prioritize creating better test-takers over better people

Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new University at Buffalo-led research.

– University at Buffalo

Educational Administration Quarterly, Mar-2020

STEM students learn as well online as in classrooms

Students learned just as much in online STEM college courses as they did in traditional classroom settings, and at a fraction of the cost, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

– Cornell University

Don’t forget our kids. OT researchers urge extra support for home schooling vulnerable children

As Australia’s teachers strive to shift education online, parents everywhere are bracing for change, but no more so than parents of children with additional needs such as autism, who fear their kids may be left behind in the race to adjust.

– University of South Australia

Behind-the-scenes academic support gives students a boost during atypical semester

Beyond the logistical issues of migrating more than 6,000 courses online for the remainder of the spring semester, Iowa State University has also responded with academic support for students navigating this new learning environment.

– Iowa State University


Study: After Affirmative Action Bans, Enrollment of Underrepresented Minority Students at Public Universities Has Not Kept Pace with Demographic Trends

In states that have banned affirmative action, the share of underrepresented minorities among students admitted to and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among those states’ high school...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Embargo expired on 07-Apr-2020 at 00:00 ET

Every Bird Has a Story. Discover Them All

Answers to questions about any bird species, anywhere on Earth, may be found in a new digital publication from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology called Birds of the World.

– Cornell University


Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19

As students prepare to graduate this May into a reeling economy and an uncertain employment climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have turned to technology to keep recruitment and business afloat.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Law and Public Policy


Singapore Spacer: Mapping concentrations of people in campus buildings

Singapore Spacer, a tool developed jointly by a team from NUS, SMU, Aviation Virtual and ESRI, enables administrators to identify places on campus where people concentrations are high, so that policy decisions can be taken to reduce the likelihood of...

– National University of Singapore


Cornell Law School offers legal services for New Yorkers during pandemic

Faculty, students and staff at Cornell Law School are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by giving businesses and workers in central New York legal assistance.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Announcement

Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Workers, Economic Actions by U.S. Government

As the COVID crisis continues to test the capacity of the healthcare system, what interventions are necessary to turn the tide of new infections, will the relief package have an impact, and how will a prolonged shutdown affect our economy?

– Newswise

10 Housing Innovators Recognized in the 2020 Ivory Prize Competition

Ivory Innovations announced the Top 10 finalists for the 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division Selects 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees


– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is producing a one-day summit featuring a group of seven renowned ergonomics experts who will provide state-of-the-art guidance for creating more comfortable, safer, and more productive home-based work and sch...

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for pr...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)





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