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Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 23, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Media Coverage of the Pandemic, Stress Management, Tech Support, Economy Update

Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 23, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Media Coverage of the Pandemic, Stress Management, Tech Support, Economy Update

– Newswise


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


Children Who Hold “Benevolent” Sexist Views are Also Likely to Possess “Hostile” Ones

Children who hold seemingly positive, “benevolent” views about women are also likely to hold negative ones, a team of psychology researchers has found. Their results also show differences between boys and girls in how these views change over time...

– New York University

Sex Roles

Embargo expired on 23-Apr-2020 at 00:05 ET

Being Fun is No Laughing Matter

A longitudinal study examined whether children who are well-liked and children who are popular got that way by being fun to hang around with. Results clearly underscore the importance of being fun. Across a two-month period, primary school children p...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Personality

Aussie veterans find new verve for life through art therapy

Aussie veterans could be afforded a new lease on life as ground-breaking research from the University of South Australia shows how art therapy is transforming the wellbeing and mental health of service men and women diagnosed with post-traumatic stre...

– University of South Australia


Gen Z's surprising response to remote learning

While studying student use of digital devices in college classrooms in the United States and Canada, Nebraska Professor Barney McCoy learned Generation Z students are using devices less often in the classroom than their millenial counterparts. His st...

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Journal of Media Education

The Downside of Feeling Prepared

Feeling prepared and confident about a job interview you have tomorrow is great. But a new study suggests that you may bring that sense of confidence into other parts of your life for which you might not be nearly so prepared.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime

Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on “sextortion” – a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors – that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals.

– Michigan State University

Interpersonal Violence

Stay Strong: Keeping Your Mind and Body Healthy

Efforts to contain the current pandemic have caused many of us to drastically, though temporarily, change our lifestyles. Learn how you can build in new routines to keep your mind and body active during this time.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Study: Visitor’s garden is improving prison visitation experience for all

New research shows that a visitor’s garden designed and built by Iowa State University students and incarcerated individuals at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women is helping to strengthen connections between the women and their children.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation



Children Ages 5 to 18 Create Hundreds of 3D Printed PPEs and Donate Them to Local Hospitals

Over the last month, FAU elementary and high schools students ages 5 to 18, along with two faculty members, have worked tirelessly to create 3D printed face shields, intubation chambers and ear savers for several local hospitals in Palm Beach County....

– Florida Atlantic University

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Action Needed to Prevent Long-term Damage to Pre-K Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) warns of the long-term dangers to pre-K from the current health and economic crisis and points to the potential for bipartisan support to improve pre-K access and quality d...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


UVA Darden Professors Examine Fed’s Extraordinary Response to Coronavirus Crisis

In a recent webinar hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and moderated by JP Morgan Private Bank Managing Director Jonathan England (MBA ’06), Professors Frank Warnock and Kinda Hachem outlined the extraordinary measures t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Earth Day 2020: The Human Element

​​​​​​​Fifty years ago, San José State University​ alumnus and Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson established the first Earth Day, which took place across the country on April 22. But what does Earth Day 2020 look like in the midst of ...

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture


From Voldemort to Vader, Science Says We Prefer Fictional Villains Who Remind Us of Ourselves

New research published in the journal Psychological Science shows people may find fictional villains surprisingly likeable when they share similarities with the viewer or reader.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science, April-2020

Law and Public Policy


Majority of U.S. States and Territories Do Not Require Day Care Providers to Inform Parents of Firearms on Premises

Home- and center-based child care providers are not required by most states or U.S. territories to inform parents when guns are stored on the premises, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

JAMA Network Open

The Pandemic’s Effect on Undocumented Immigrants’ Health

A Rutgers expert discusses why immigrants are especially vulnerable during the pandemic

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance in the Arctic

S&T established the ADAC Center of Excellence specifically to support Coast Guard missions and the maritime community in the Arctic through research and development of specialized technology capabilities, knowledge products, and educational opportuni...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

University of Utah law professor searches for COVID-19 answers through push to share intellectual property

The pledge emerged as a response to reports that intellectual property was emerging as a barrier to research and development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapies for COVID-19, as well as the manufacture and deployment of lifesaving equipment and p...

Expert Available

– University of Utah


USC Annenberg Communication Study Predicts Declining Trust in Government Will Lead to Growth and Democratization of Activism

Global report finds "New Activists" are younger, more diverse, more collaborative and more likely to vote than protest.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

LifeWire Announcement

UIC’s Lydia Diamond wins Horton Foote Playwriting Award

UIC clinical associate professor of theatre within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, was named the 2020 Horton Foote Playwriting Award winner. The award comes with a $25,000 prize that will be awarded in July.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

American University Eliminates All Public Fossil Fuel Investments from Its Endowment

American University has divested all of its public fossil fuel investments from its endowment.

– American University

Raising Mount Sinai

The musicians of Carnegie Hall, featuring a song and words of support by Jimmy Buffet and others join forces to raise money for the front-line health care staff at the Mount Sinai Health System

– Mount Sinai Health System





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