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Which of the following articles was the most popular on Newswise this past week?

Vitamin D determines severity in COVID-19 so government advice needs to change

Steep Decline in Organ Transplants Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Paid Sick Leave a Crucial Weapon During COVID-19 Era and Beyond


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Science News


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


New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the ...

– George Washington University


Embargo expired on 13-May-2020 at 11:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Sculptor designs, builds ‘interactive contraptions’ from everyday materials to simulate human connections

Even in isolation, Stacey Holloway can hold a hand, receive a swift kiss on the cheek or give a high-five. She can offer a nose rub, just like the ones she shares with her mother. She just does them all alone — that is, if you don’t count the kin...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Inspired by the Past, Rensselaer Artist Develops Innovative Screenprinting Techniques

In his artistic quest to translate his vision, Nathan Meltz used numerous techniques. But it was his innovative use of 21st-century technology with 15th-century printing tools that pushed the boundaries of screenprinting.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The California Printmaker


Chemical evidence of dairying by hunter-gatherers in highland Lesotho in the first millennium AD

After analysing organic residues from ancient pots, a team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has uncovered new evidence of dairying by hunter-gatherers in the landlocked South African country of Lesotho in the mid-late first millennium A...

– University of Bristol

Nature Human Behaviour, May-2020

Embargo expired on 11-May-2020 at 11:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Binge drinkers beware, Drunkorexia is calling

Mojito, appletini or a simple glass of fizz – they may take the edge off a busy day, but if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk according new research at the University of Sout...

– University of South Australia

Australian Psychologist


New Research: Many Countries Severely Lag in Preparedness For Post-Pandemic, Socially Distant Digital Economy

As countries around the world consider reopening for business after months under lockdown, new research reveals vast differences in preparedness for a post-pandemic global digital economy, with certain smaller nations emerging as standard setters and...

– Tufts University

“IDEA 2030: Imagining a Digital Economy for All”

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Bike commuting accelerated when bike-share systems rolled into town

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in cities where bike-share systems have been introduced, bike commuting increased by 20%, according to a new UW study.

– University of Washington

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Racism and Xenophobia in the Age of Covid-19

RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN THE AGE OF COVID-19. CSU faculty members share tips on how to be part of the solution.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being

Having a strong social network of friends and family can have a positive impact on people’s emotional and physical well-being, particularly for those 65 and older. IU researchers are now studying how the pandemic has disrupted those social connecti...

– Indiana University

Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing

With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The problem: Not everyone agrees to follow these measures. A team of economists at Binghamton University, S...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Praying together over Zoom: How religion sounds during a pandemic

Researchers at the American Religious Sounds Project, led by The Ohio State University and Michigan State University, are collecting and cataloging those sounds in an attempt to understand how the pandemic is changing religion around the United State...

– Ohio State University

A Brave New Virtual World of Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in remote work on an unprecedented scale. Elizabeth Lyons, an assistant professor of management at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, predicts this sudden transition to virtual will create a "new ...

– University of California San Diego

Research takes aim at social tool for fighting COVID-19

The social distancing of COVID-19 might have its own long-term effects; a Bowling Green State University team of sociologists — Drs. Peggy Giordano, Monica Longmore and Wendy Manning — received a National Science Foundation grant to conduct resea...

– Bowling Green State University


Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality.

– Indiana University

The Impact of Resource Scarcity on Price-Quality Judgments

Risk of gaming addiction increases for small, but significant number as teens become adults

Playing video games is not a problem for most teens, but those who develop symptoms of Gaming Disorder are more anxious, aggressive, depressed and shy, according to a new longitudinal study. Those symptoms increase as teens become adults.

– Iowa State University

Developmental Psychology


How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected women's sexual behavior?

A recent study from Turkey found that women's sexual desire and frequency of intercourse increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but their quality of sexual life decreased.

– Wiley

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Absence makes the brain grow fonder, study shows

A new brain imaging study of prairie voles—which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who mate for life —found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing for one another may be as important as being together. The study al...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencess, May, 2020

Work-family balance upended by global pandemic

The striking parallels between Colonial America and Coronavirus America reveal the cyclical nature of work-family life, according to Professor Bahira Sherif Trask, who teaches courses on the history and diversity of American families at the Universi...

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– University of Delaware

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Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use

Is the lockdown leading us to drink more alcohol or spend more time gambling online or watching pornography? Researchers today launch a survey aimed at tracking how our habits have changed in response to our forced isolation.

– University of Cambridge

Embargo expired on 11-May-2020 at 19:00 ET

People Who Felt Knowledgeable About COVID-19 at Time of OutbreakMore Likely to Report Positive Mood

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Haiyang Yang finds in a new study that people who perceived themselves as knowledgeable about COVID-19 – regardless of the actual amount of their knowledge – experienced more happiness durin...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Psychiatry Research

Young men most likely to break lockdown rules, mental health study shows

More than half of young men aged 19-24 have breached the UK’s lockdown rules by meeting with a group of friends, according to a study showing they are far less compliant than other young people.

– University of Sheffield

Covid-19 Psychological Research Consortium

Planting seeds for a safe and healthy society

A new West Virginia University research collaborative is working to address the many challenging conditions facing the state and Appalachia.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline

To meet the growing demand for qualified individuals to staff the hotline, NJPIES - which is part of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - recruited and trained volunteers from throughout Rutgers, including the Rutgers School of Public Health, the stat...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

How high school seniors can navigate uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic

Angela Stowe, Ph.D., has advice for students leaving high school, and those about to start college, on bringing closure to their K-12 experience and preparing to move forward with their lives.For high school seniors bound for college, the COVID-19 pa...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



SLU Makes Standardized Testing Optional for Admission to Most Programs

Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective st...

– Saint Louis University

Landscape Architecture Students Venture Outside While Staying Inside

Virtual reality allows students to complete site visits for class projects from the safety of their homes.

– Texas Tech University

Combating COVID-19

From conducting research to providing resources and equipment, here’s how the CSU is doing its part to support its communities during the current pandemic.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


HU Launches “HU Stories: Facing the 2020 Pandemic Together”


– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Surveys capture UCI students’ COVID-19 concerns, informing university responses

Irvine, Calif., May 12, 2020 – On college campuses across the country, faculty, staff and administrators are trying to find effective ways to help students successfully adjust to the abrupt changes in their education wrought by the COVID-19 pandemi...

– University of California, Irvine


Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide

University of Notre Dame psychology professor Ying (Alison) Cheng's AP-CAT platform, developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, helps students preparing for the AP statistics test.

– University of Notre Dame

Law and Public Policy


Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act

A Cornell University senior research associate served as a consultant to members of the New York State Senate on the Outdoor Rx Act, a bill that seeks to make it easier for veterans to access New York state’s scenic and restorative outdoor spaces. ...

– Cornell University


Will CARES Act stimulate economic growth or more inequity?

If history is any indication, the economic fallout and increased political demands caused by the coronavirus could pressure government leaders into building a new safety net for lower income groups, suggests new research from Washington University in...

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Journal of Sociology


Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies

A new report from researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs presents a plan for designing and implementing a government-wide initiative to measure the management quality of federal agencies.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Head of Talent Acquisition at Southwest Airlines Emphasizes Essential Skills Over Technical During CFES Brilliant Pathways Webinar

The Head of Talent Acquisition at Southwest Airlines offered some critical career advice to students participating in a CFES Brilliant Pathways Webinar on May 13 focused on Essential Skills: we hire for attitude first, skills second.

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

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Ophthalmologists Zoom to Capitol Hill

More than 200 ophthalmologists from 40 states today are Zooming or teleconferencing with lawmakers and their staffs in Washington, D.C. to push for congressional support for measures that will help physician practices survive the COVID-19 pandemic an...

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Embargo expired on 12-May-2020 at 06:00 ET

LifeWire Announcement

UC Irvine Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program

UC Irvine’s top ranking Paul Merage School of Business and national leader Claire Trevor School of the Arts are pleased to announce a new, online professional development offering, Certificate in Presentation Design.

– University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing Supports Students Impacted by COVID-19 in All 50 States

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the first 51 students to receive scholarship support through the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. L...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will tell Congress tomorrow.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

UNC Charlotte Welcomes 11th Class of Prestigious Levine Scholarship Program

Twenty-one young leaders from across the United States have been selected as the 11th class of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program, the University’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. 

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UIC graduates first BFA in art education students

As part of their program, CADA students had to take classes in the College of Education.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New Discoveries on the Dead Sea Scrolls—Virtual International Conference to be Held May 17-20

“Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship,” an international virtual conference featuring more than three dozen scholars who will share their new discoveries on the ancient religious manuscripts, will be held May 17 through May 20.

– New York University





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