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Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for May 7, 2020, at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Topics: Food Security, Supply Chains, Meat Shortages, and nutrition during the pandemic, the environmental impact of meat production, agriculture industry issues during the pandemic.


  • Stella Volpe PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM - Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences - Drexel University, to discuss the benefits of going meatless, food, nutrition, and fitness during the pandemic.
  • Benjamin Ruddell Ph.D., P.E - Associate Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems -  Northern Arizona University, to discuss supply chains and vulnerabilities in the food industry during the pandemic. 
  • Matti Kummu - Associate professor, Water & Development Research Group - Aalto University, assessing the resilience of countries to cope with food shocks on a global scale.
  • Carmen Martino - Director, Occupational Training and Education Consortium (OTEC), Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, will discuss workplace health and safety including OSHA.

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom

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


Columbia Projections Suggest Potential Late May Rebound in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths as States Reopen

The latest data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists estimate that, nationally, new COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May, as states ease stay-at-home orders and social contacts increase....

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Shaman’s Columbia

Social and Behavioral Sciences


It’s Not Me—It’s You: We Believe We’re Less Likely than Others Are to Fall for Online Scams

We believe we are less likely than others are to fall for phishing scams, thereby underestimating our own exposure to risk, a new cybersecurity study has found.

– New York University

Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology

Study finds that uploading photos to social media leaves self-image starving

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: May 6, 2020 | 1:03 pm | SHARE: Editing and uploading those flattering selfies in the hopes of appearing your best actually leaves you feeling worse and increases the risk of an eating disorder, Florida Sta...

– Florida State University

International Journal of Eating Disorders

Loneliness in Times of Isolation

Social isolation can change our brain and our lives. What are signs loneliness is affecting us, and how do combat it?

– Thomas Jefferson University


Workers happy despite crisis and uncertainty

In general, workers in Switzerland and Germany are coping well with the Covid-19 crisis and the associated social disruption.

– University of Zurich


Facebook Study Reveals COVID-19 Compliance and Coping Behaviors of Floridians

The study provides empirical evidence for various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as important information about associated social, emotional and behavioral factors. Results could assist policy makers on effective decision-making. In additio...

– Florida Atlantic University

Bolsonaro’s Attitude to Coronavirus Increases ‘Risky Behaviour’ in Brazil - Study

Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.

– University of Cambridge

More than Words: Leaders' Speech and Risky Behavior During a Pandemic. Cavalcanti et al. Camrbidge-INET working paper.

How Race Affects Listening During Political Conversations

A new study offers a rare look at how black and white people listen to each other during political discussions, including those that touch on controversial issues about race.

– Ohio State University

Political Communication

Stockpiling by Retail Shoppers During Pandemic: Justifiable or Just Greedy?

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Erik Helzer, an expert in conflict management and ethical leadership, examines the motivations behind stockpiling by shoppers during the pandemic.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


Global Survey Underway to Help Ease Supply Chain Strain During COVID-19 Crisis

The uncertainty and anxiety that surround the COVID-19 pandemic have placed strains on the supply chain, as people across the globe stock up on excess food, masks, and household products. José Holguín-Veras, an endowed professor of civil and envi...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Covid-19 Purchases

Providing child support after prison: Some state policies may miss the mark

Many states have policies that attempt to help formerly incarcerated people find work by limiting an employer’s ability to access or use criminal records as part of the hiring process. But there is little evidence that these restrictions are helpi...

– University at Buffalo

The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Online dating probably will get a boostfrom pandemic, UAH sociologist says

Online dating’s popularity probably will get a boost from the coronavirus pandemic, says an assistant professor of sociology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

– University of Alabama Huntsville



GameFest 2020 To Be Held Virtually on May 9

For the first time ever, GameFest – the long-running annual games festival organized by the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – will be...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic

A research project led by IUPUI aims to assist teachers and other school personnel who experience "secondary traumas" from working with vulnerable populations, especially in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Indiana University

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program award

Pop Culture


Managing Your Orthopaedic Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. With so much information being published about the outbreak, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what information to...

– American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Law and Public Policy


Government Orders Have Less Impact on Voluntary Quarantine Than Having News About the Pandemic

Indiana University researchers released new results from the first comprehensive study of how COVID-19 mitigation policies affect measures of individual movement and contact.

– Indiana University

Tracking Public and Private Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic: Evidence from State and Local Government Actions


From Immunity Passports to Vaccination Certificates for COVID-19: Scientific, Equitable and Legal Challenges

As governments from countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy and the U.K., explore the possibility of issuing so-called “immunity passports,” a leading global health and legal scholar warns that such action poses significant practical, equita...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

The Lancet

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Fight for Victims of Dead Multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein Continues

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and attorney Bradley J. Edwards have filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of sex abuse victims of multimillionai...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Announcement

Newswise Live Expert Panel for May 7, 2020: Food Security, Supply Chains, Meat Shortages

Newswise Live Expert Panel for May 7, 2020: Food Security, Supply Chains, Meat Shortages

– Newswise

Deans for Colleges of Business, Engineering and Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement Named

UNC Charlotte announces new leadership for three academic areas--business, engineering, and urban research and community engagement--pivotal to the University’s mission to serve the greater Charlotte region and beyond.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte Center City Named in Honor of Philip L. and Lisa Lewis Dubois

UNC Charlotte is recognizing the legacy of retiring Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and First Lady Lisa Lewis Dubois by renaming the University’s uptown Charlotte Center City Building in their honor

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

includes video

UIC to hold virtual graduation celebration

Graduates will have an opportunity to return to campus for a face-to-face graduation ceremony once it is safe to do so.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

California State University Center to Close Achievements Gaps to Open at Cal State Long Beach

The California State University (CSU) announced today that California State University, Long Beach has been selected as the host site for the CSU Center to Close Achievement Gaps (CCAG). The center, set to open this spring, will focus on identifying ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Thurman Barnes Joins the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research and Rutgers School of Public Health

Thurman Barnes has been appointed as the assistant director of the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research, and associate professor in the department of urban-global public health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He will start his new role...

– Rutgers School of Public Health





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