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Arts and Humanities

10-Apr-2020


Running Around

I am able to detach from the chaotic world and think about my patients, family, and friends, resolve problems, and get innovative ideas.

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: May 2020 - Volume 63 - Issue 5 - p 567-568


Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods

Anyone can use the map. Kids can use the map as a learning activity by identifying their house; drawing in missing features, like cars, dogs or potholes; or color-coding their neighborhood according to themes such as the number of trees on a block.

Expert Available

– University at Buffalo

Social and Behavioral Sciences

13-Apr-2020


Tech not hurting social skills of ‘kids these days’

Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Sociology

includes video

10-Apr-2020


Large majority of state’s heroin users want to reduce use; syringe programs helping during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey of people who inject illicit drugs in the state of Washington yields positive and important findings for policy makers as the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, said authors of the survey by the University of Washington ...

– University of Washington

Syringe Exchange Health Survey

Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2020 at 08:00 ET


Psychology Research: Vaccine Skeptics Actually Think Differently Than Other People

In an article published recently in the journal Vaccine, two researchers in the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences suggest some people find vaccines risky because they overestimate the likelihood of negative events, particular...

– Texas Tech University

Vaccine skepticism reflects basic cognitive differences in mortality-related event frequency estimation

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

09-Apr-2020


The way you define intelligence matters

The way students view their own intelligence – their mindset – is a strong determining factor for academic performance.

– University of Georgia

CBE-Life Sciences Education


Money Can’t Buy Love – or Friendship

While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a newly published study by the University at Buffalo and Harvard Business School has taken initial steps to bet...

– University at Buffalo

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Financial stress higher than normal during pandemic

Most people weren't prepared for a financial emergency before the pandemic hit. Financial success expert offers tips on how to alleviate financial stress now.

– Creighton University


COVID-19 survey: Who is doing best at following the rules?

Young people, heavy news consumers and liberals are engaging in more recommended coronavirus (COVID-19) preventative practices than older people, the less informed and conservatives, according to a new national survey conducted by University of Delaw...

– University of Delaware

Education

10-Apr-2020


Professor Makes COVID-19 Acrylic Hoods for Hospital

A human-centered design professor at Northern Michigan University collaborated with an emergency room physician to create an extra shield of COVID-19 protection between patients and health care providers.

– Northern Michigan University


ACI Launches Safe and Clean at Home Challenge

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched its new Safe and Clean at Home initiative, featuring daily cleaning challenges, tips and ideas to help all of us to clean smart while we’re spending so much more time around the house due to the corona...

– American Cleaning Institute

09-Apr-2020


First Founders Graduating From Master of Business Creation Program

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute will graduate the first group of founders from the unique Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the end of the Spring Semester.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business


Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell University’s history of remote instruction

Generations before universities’ shift to online classes this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornell university was making strides in remote instruction – including some of the earliest, and one of the largest, distance learning progra...

– Cornell University


Balancing screen time as life moves online

Lately, almost all aspects of life have become “virtual.” Opportunities for in-person social engagement, education, and outdoor experiences have largely been moved onto screens.

– Texas State University

Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World


How students and faculty can prepare to work online

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students nationwide are now – or soon will be – taking classes online.

– Texas State University


University of Vermont Among First to Offer Early Graduation to Nursing Students to Help During Pandemic

The University of Vermont has given nursing students the option of early graduation so they can enter the nursing workforce and provide support to overstressed healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Vermont


University of Redlands Political Science Professor thwarts pandemic and embraces technology to honor student work

When University of Redlands Professor Renée Van Vechten offered to coordinate the second annual Western regional Pi Sigma Alpha conference, she had no inkling she would have to do so in the midst of a pandemic. But, with this year’s conference sch...

Expert Available

– University of Redlands

Pop Culture

09-Apr-2020


Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App

With the emphasis on staying at home, more and more people are discovering the birds in their backyards—and they want to know the names of those birds. The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was designed to answer the simpl...

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy

10-Apr-2020


S&T Extends MITRE Corporation Operation of HSSEDI

DHS S&T renewed the sponsorship for the continued operation of HSSEDI, FFRDC with the MITRE Corporation (MITRE). MITRE has operated the HSSEDI in five-year increments since 2009.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

09-Apr-2020


COVID-19 presents obstacles and opportunities for 2020 census

According to the United States Census Bureau, 41% of households had completed the 2020 census as of April 1. Amanda Scott, senior lecturer in English and assistant executive editor of Porter House Review, says this year’s census could face challeng...

– Texas State University

Matters of Form: Questions of Race, Identity, Design, and the U.S. Census

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VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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

includes video


DHS S&T Invites Critical Infrastructure Owners & Operators to GPS Spoofing Test Event

DHS S&T announced today an opportunity for critical infrastructure owners & operators and GPS equipment manufacturers to test their equipment against GPS spoofing. The 2020 GPS Testing for Critical Infrastructure (GET-CI) event will be held later thi...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


192 UIC medical students graduate early

Today, 192 medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, one of the largest and most diverse medical schools in the country, will graduate early. Among the early grads, one-third have been matched to residency programs in Illi...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Darden Executive Education Expands Digital Offerings to Advance Lifelong Learning Remotely

Rapid strategic pivots due to the coronavirus pandemic, digital disruption at massive scale and increasingly global, complex organizations — the need for lifelong learning to advance leadership capabilities and technical skills has never been great...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


University of Virginia Press Partners With the Darden School of Business on New Imprint

University of Virginia Press and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business have announced a publishing partnership to launch UVA Darden Business Publishing, an imprint of the University of Virginia Press. Through the partnership, UVA Press...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Ted Turner Named 2020 Recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation

Media pioneer and philanthropist Ted Turner is the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Tulane School of Social Work seeking public input on two COVID-19 surveys

The Tulane School of Social Work hopes the surveys will provide important data on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental and behavioral health.

– Tulane University

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