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Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for April 30, 2020, at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Experts from institutions including University of Oxford, Michigan Technological University, and AANA, will participate in an expert panel covering a wide variety of topics, with questions prepared by Newswise editors and submissions from media attendees. 

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom


Professor Doyne Farmer - Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Farmer will discuss depression-level unemployment due to the pandamic.

Randall Moore  DNP, MBA, CRNA -  CEO of the AANA. Moore can discuss PPE in the clinical environment and drug-shortages, and the critical role of nurses.

Dr. Andrew Barnard, Ph.D.-  director of the Great Lakes Research Center and an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Banard can discuss rapid innovations in the times of crises. 

John Wylczynski - Executive Director of America Makes. will Wylczynski can speak about new innovations for healthcare.

Shandy Dearth - Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Epidemiology Education- University of Indiana. Dearth can speak on why we do not have more testing and tracing. How can testing be used to restart the ecomony.

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


Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 30, 2020: New tech from engineers, assessing the recession

Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 30, 2020: New tech from engineers, assessing the recession

– Newswise


Cumulative Effects of Long Term Alcohol on Brain Function

Functional MRI (fMRI), a type of scan that measures brain activity, has enabled study of the impact of alcohol on brain function. This type of imaging allows brain activity to be assessed while participants are at rest, performing a simple task like ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 27-Apr-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Case Western Reserve team studying ‘unprecedented’ levels of trauma caused by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale, leaving millions grappling with debilitating psychological disorders, according to a new study commissioned by an interdisciplinary team of researcher...

– Case Western Reserve University

Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2020 at 07:10 ET

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 29, 2020: COVID vs. Re-Open, Business Experts Debate the Pros and Cons

Experts from institutions including Stanford, Darden, Johns Hopkins, and Wharton will participate in an expert panel to debate the pros and cons of re-opening the economy under the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Newswise

includes video


Study of the coronavirus’ cultural impact by the USC Center for the Digital Future and Interactive Advertising Bureau finds rapid life changes andconcerns — as well as enthusiasm — while Americans confront the pandemic

First-of-its-kind survey of life under the pandemic explores how the coronavirus crisis has reshaped American routines, attitudes and activities.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

“The Coronavirus Disruption Project: How We are Living and Coping During the Pandemic”

The Pandemic’s Impact on Older Adults

The global pandemic has severely impacted every American, but maybe none more than older people. COVID-19 has placed a high-intensity spotlight on the deleterious effects of deep-seated ageism, sexism and racism on older Americans, suggests a new pap...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Memory misfires help selfish maintain their self-image

When people behave selfishly, they have a reliable ally to keep their self-image well-polished -- their own memory.

– Yale University

Nature Communications


Hugs and kisses: Research connects affection, attachment style and marriage satisfaction

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, March 2020

Caring for West Virginia’s aging populations

With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



Graduating in game

The University of Utah's nationally ranked video game development program, Entertainment Arts & Engineering, will hold its own graduation ceremony for 2020 seniors - in an online video game they created.

– University of Utah


When schools relax rules for 'helicopter' parents and their kids, other students suffer

An IU sociologist's research reveals that schools are dependent on the support of highly involved, privileged parents. As a result, teachers often exempt those families from certain rules, including those involving attendance and homework.

– Indiana University

American Sociological Review

Share the Planet: Protecting California’s Wildlife

See how the CSU is helping preserve California’s wildlife as threats to their habitats continue to grow.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


U of R professor writes about the constitutional showdown, President vs. Governors, over the reopening of America.

Art Svenson, a political scientist and nationally recognized expert on constitutional law, looks at who is constitutionally authorized to make decisions about the reopening of America in the era of COVID-19.

– University of Redlands

Daily Journal/California Lawyer

Five years after the Paris Agreement: The gap between promises and implementation

A new study shows that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require a deep reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, ideally by around 40% to 50% by 2030.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Nature Communications


Legal principles assert migrants’ rights during pandemic

A global committee of legal scholars – including Cornell Law School’s Ian Kysel – developed a set of principles released April 28, “Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees and ...

– Cornell University

Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees and Other Displaced Persons

University of Utah one of the state’s largest and most important economic assets, new study shows

As the University of Utah’s Class of 2020 prepares to participate in a “virtual” General Commencement today, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute released a new study that details the immense economic and societal footprint cast by the U in the ...

– Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah


Perception of US democracy tanks after Trump impeachment

While President Donald Trump's impeachment gripped the country in late 2019 and early 2020, the long-term consequences of his trial and acquittal for American democracy remain yet unclear.

– University of Rochester

Bright Line Watch's March/April 2020 survey

Urban slums are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19. Here's how to help.

Government-enforced social isolation may help relatively affluent populations limit the spread of COVID-19, but these measures can be devasting for the nearly 1 billion people around the globe currently dwelling in urban slums, where physical space i...

– University of California, Berkeley

Journal of Urban Health

How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020 Election? University of Kentucky Experts Have Insight

While the 2020 general election is still more than six months away, the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined much of the presidential campaign. Meanwhile, state and county officials across the U.S. are already preparing ways to allow voters to cast their ...

Expert Available

– University of Kentucky

LifeWire Announcement

Rutgers Launches Doctor of Public Health Degree Program

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched its newly revised Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree in Leadership, Practice and Research, which is accepting students for the Fall 2020 semester.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to Host 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire to host the spring 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

ASU Launches Comprehensive Summer School 2020 Program for Learners at all Levels

What does Summer School look like for students in 2020? In a period of economic uncertainty with shifting job markets and employment opportunities that are evaporating in some places and springing to life in others, higher education remains one of th...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Mentoring Award Named for Olin College President-designate Dr. Gilda Barabino

A newly created mentoring award has been named for Dr. Gilda Barabino, Olin’s President-designate.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools

CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office





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