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Black Lives Matter Protests: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Topic: Black Lives Matter protests continue, congress debates police reform legislation, and our experts will discuss issues affecting minorities and how their communities are policed in the U.S., and what changes can be made to increase police accountability and reduce deaths of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement. 

When: June 16, 2020, 2PM - 3PM EDT

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom

Who:

  • Natalie Kroovand Hipple, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Criminal Justice - Indiana University
  • Vesla Weaver, Ph.D - Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology - Johns Hopkins University
  • Ersula Ore, Ph.D - Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and assistant professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric Arizona State
  • Muniba Saleem, Ph.D - Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research - University of Michigan
  • Julia Robinson Moore, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies - UNC Charlotte

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

12-Jun-2020


Which College Students Struggle to Accurately Report Their Own Alcohol Use?

How young adults perceive their own drinking habits may distort their self-reported alcohol use, according to a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The study scrutinizes the accuracy of participants’ self-reported drinking ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2020 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities

12-Jun-2020


“Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities

Can art help doctors better understand their patients and address racial disparities? An innovative collaboration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham uses art to help medical students hone their observational skills, in order to make more accu...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Story of jailed 17th-century Iberian “mulatto pilgrim” told in new book by John K. Moore Jr.

The book tells the story of a man jailed for impersonating a priest in 1693 Spain, when he was likely trying to escape racial persecution. It gives readers a fascinating look at a centuries-old legal case against a man on pilgrimage and shows how Ibe...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Social and Behavioral Sciences

15-Jun-2020


Candidates Who Use Humor on Twitter May Find the Joke Is on Them

Political candidates’ use of humor on social media could sometimes backfire on them with potential supporters, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University

Communication Research Reports

12-Jun-2020


Research Links Personality Traits to Toilet Paper Stockpiling

People who feel more threatened by COVID-19 and rank highly on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were most likely to stockpile toilet paper in March 2020, according to a new study published June 12, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE...

– PLOS

PLoS ONE

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19, Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 11

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 11, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

includes video

Education

11-Jun-2020


Study: News Reports of Education “Achievement Gaps”May Perpetuate Stereotypes of Black Americans

Scholars have warned that the framing of racial “achievement gaps” in tests scores, grades, and other education outcomes may perpetuate racial stereotypes and encourage people to explain the gaps as the failure of students and their families rath...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

Law and Public Policy

12-Jun-2020


Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits

In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%.

– Johns Hopkins University

Science Advances, June-2020

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET

includes video


'Moral Stress' A Malady Afflicting Health Care Workers during Pandemic

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Lindsay Thompson, an expert in law and ethics, discusses some of the crushing pressures that health care workers have faced while tending to patients during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

11-Jun-2020


Refugee Children Get Better Health, Nutrition via e-Vouchers

Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance, according to new research led by Cornell University, in conjunction with the International Food Polic...

– Cornell University

PLOS One, April-2020


Nurseries Forced to Support Families in Poverty Through Coronavirus Crisis, Research Shows

Nursery staff are having to provide food and help families with benefit claims as the coronavirus pandemic impacts parents with young children, according to new research by the University of Sheffield and Early Education, an early years providers’ ...

– University of Sheffield

Early Education


Place Doesn’t Trump Race as Predictor of Incarceration

Steven Alvarado is the author of “The Complexities of Race and Place: Childhood Neighborhood Disadvantage and Adult Incarceration for Whites, Blacks, and Latinos,” published June 1 in the journal Socius, a study showing that for black Americans g...

– Cornell University

Socius


New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act this year, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF) will host the premiere of a new documentary that highlights the dramatic reductions in air pollution that the United States h...

– American University

LifeWire Announcement


FAA Extends Funding for NEXTOR III Aviation Operations Research Consortium

The FAA has extended funding for the Maryland Smith-supported consortium that has developed decision support tools, operational and system concepts, and policymaking tools that benefit the FAA, the airline industry and the flying public.

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business


Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing Expert Panel: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

– Newswise


UIC College of Education science education expert named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

The former high school teacher has spent 17 years teaching science with a focus on social justice

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events


Courageous journalists: URI’s Taricani Lecture Series honors late journalist with discussion on First Amendment

The University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosts the Taricani Lecture Series on First Amendment Rights. The series, which will be streamed live, opens Tuesday, June 16, with award-winning journalists and authors N...

– University of Rhode Island

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