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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


Large Study Highlights Impact of Drinking in Pregnancy in Four US Communities

The consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure have been highlighted by three new reports on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in a virtual issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. FASD is the umbrella term for the cont...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 15-Apr-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Daddy day-care: new-look flexible work options, thanks to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting flexible work on the table for thousands of fathers as they prove that working from home can be just as viable as working in a traditional office environment.

– University of South Australia

Wiley Online Library


Researchers Create New Tools for Disaster Response Volunteers

In the wake of a disaster, many people want to help. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama have developed tools to help emergency response and relief managers coordinate volunteer efforts in order to do the mo...

– North Carolina State University

Omega: the International Journal of Management Science, Feb-2020


Arduous farm labor in the past means longer working hours today

A new study in The Economic Journal finds that societies with a history of farming crops heavily reliant on labor effort prefer harder work and longer hours.

– Oxford University Press

The Economic Journal

NYU Marron Institute report recommends ways to release prisoners early amid COVID-19 outbreak

The challenge of successful reentry of releasees into communities can be overcome, but many actions are needed first, the report says.

– New York University

Algorithm tracker monitors Reddit rankings of COVID-19 posts

Since 2016, Cornell University assistant professor of communication J. Nathan Matias has tracked the algorithms on Reddit, a massive network of forums where people share content and news, and which claims to have more users than Twitter. As the coron...

– Cornell University

The Pandemic Philosopher

This is a feature story about Furman University professor of philosophy Aaron Simmons, who started a YoutTube channel of selfie videos with encouraging and educational messages.

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– Furman University


Study of Earth Day at 50: Good weather increases commitment to environmental activism, can lower birth defects

In a first-of-its-kind study, University of Notre Dame investigated the long-term effects of that momentous eco-celebration, studying how the event and the weather that day affected people’s attitudes toward conservation and their health years lat...

– University of Notre Dame

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Tips to avoid overeating while working from home

Experts offer advice on how to avoid telecommuting weight gain

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– University of Georgia



Research Finds Teachers Just as Likely to Have Racial Bias as Non-Teachers

Research released today challenges the notion that teachers might be uniquely equipped to instill positive racial attitudes in children or bring about racial justice, without additional support or training from schools. Instead, the results, publishe...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher


Study: Asian universities close the gap on U.S. schools in world rankings by increasing STEM funding

China and South Korea are surging in the international brain race for world-class universities, as schools in the East Asian nations are replacing institutions in the United States in international college rankings. The rise is fueled by increased go...

– University at Buffalo

Educational Research for Policy and Practice, Mar-2020


Rutgers Medical School Students Take Initiative during COVID-19 Pandemic

From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, pat...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Tulane University librarians help provide critical information to WHO teams

Tulane University faculty member Dr. Lina Moses, a seasoned epidemiologist and disease ecologist in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was deployed to Geneva where she worked on the COVID-19 response over the past two months. R...

– Tulane University

Pop Culture


Working at Home a Pain in Your Neck? Try These Posture and Ergonomic Tips

Improving posture and ergonomics is a proactive way to take care of your body while working from home.

– American Chiropractic Association

Law and Public Policy


Survey: Would-Be Purchasers of Firearms in Baltimore’s Underground Gun Market Face Obstacles

A small survey conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that more than half of respondents who reported having attempted to acquire a firearm in Baltimore’s underground firearm market in the prior six mo...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Violence and Gender


COVID-19 creates new dangers for police, says WVU criminologist, but opportunity awaits for police reform

James Nolan, professor of sociology at West Virginia University and former police officer, believes the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity for police reform that could break the chains of outdated, and perhaps ineffective, approaches to ...

– West Virginia University


Cybersecurity, tech infrastructure requires international trust

In new research published in the Journal Technology and Culture, Rebecca Slayton, professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University, uses the field of incident response to shed light on how experts – and nations – can more effecti...

– Cornell University

Journal Technology and Culture

LifeWire Announcement

CUR’s First Virtual Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public

On April 21, students will participate in the 2020 Posters on the Hill event. This year, because of COVID-19 challenges, undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from institutions such as Butler University, California State University–Fullerto...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Four UCI professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Irvine, Calif., April 14, 2020 — Four professors at the University of California, Irvine – historian Mark LeVine, scientist Andrej Lupták, sculptor Jennifer Pastor and journalist Amy Wilentz – have been named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows. Jennifer ...

– University of California, Irvine

UTEP Awarded More than $1 Million from NSF to Design Engineering Leadership Academies

Meagan Kendall, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership at The University of Texas at El Paso, has been awarded the majority of a $2 million collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NS...

– University of Texas at El Paso

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Names Maria Danilova Winner of Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Maria Danilova, a journalist whose longform work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine and the Atlantic, the winner of its sixth Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2020 at 12:00 ET

AACN Partners with CastleBranch to Fight Back Against COVID-19

CastleBranch has launched a new digital solution, CB COVID-19 Compliance, to enable AACN members to screen students for a fever – a common COVID-19 symptom, collect information on a student's travel and exposure to COVID-19, and provide educational...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)





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