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Re-Opening Pro Sports and Economies After COVID: Expert Panel for June 16, 2PM EDT

Topic: When and how to resume major sporting events, pro leagues as well as youth and college sports, what is the economic impact of sports industries, and what ar

When: June 18, 2020, 2PM - 3PM EDT

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom


  • Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti - Director of the MS in Sport Management Program and an associate professor of Sport Management - George Washington University School of Business
  • David Pierce Ph.D - Associate Professor; Director of Sports Innovation Institute -  Indiana University
  • Dr. Lee Kaplan, Chief of the UHealth Division of Sports Medicine and director of the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute
  • Jayson Kratoville BA, MPA - Interim Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness - University at Albany

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


Not All Is Lost for Alcohol Relapsers: Low Risk Drinking and Abstinence Have Similar Effects on Brain Health Measures After Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

A study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research provides support for treatment goals based on reducing drinking, and not necessarily stopping completely, for people recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD). AUD is linked to dama...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


More Than 80% of Americans Report Nation’s Future Is Significant Source of Stress, Survey Says

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s most recent survey report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two....

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two

“Fake News” Lowers Trust in Mainstream Media across Party Lines, Study Finds

A Rutgers-led study finds that online misinformation, or “fake news,” lowers people's trust in mainstream media across party lines.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Misinformation Review


Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans

Psychology and criminal justice researchers are now trying to determine the various influences of body-worn camera footage, such as its impact on trial outcomes.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Behavioral Sciences and the Law

Association between morbidity and poverty reversed during early US COVID-19 epidemic

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the USA was on January 20, 2020 in Washington State. Since then, there have been over two million confirmed cases and 113,000 deaths in the country.

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Sociology

Sending Children to Day Camps During COVID-19

Many parents are grappling with the decision whether to send their child to day camp during COVID-19. Cynthia Roldan, M.D., medical director of Carroll Hospital’s Pediatrics Department, says there many factors to consider.

– LifeBridge Health

Even Amid Social Distancing, 'Vicarious Learning' Can Work

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Christopher Myers explains how we can continue to learn from the experiences of other people during the social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Behavioral Science & Policy


Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

– Indiana University


Study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent

While the first half of the twentieth century marked a period of extraordinary violence, the world has become more peaceful in the past 30 years, a new statistical analysis of the global death toll from war suggests.

– University of York

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A

Study shows how caring responsibilities affect health and restrict ability to work

New research from the University of Southampton has highlighted inequalities faced by men and women over the age of fifty with caring responsibilities.

– University of Southampton

European Journal of Public Health


Study Finds Evidence That Loneliness Makes It Harder to Quit Smoking

In a study published today (15 June 2020) in Addiction, University of Bristol researchers have found evidence for a causal link between prolonged experience of loneliness and smoking.

– University of Bristol

Addiction, June 2020

Embargo expired on 15-Jun-2020 at 18:00 ET



Using LEGO to test children’s ability to visualize and rotate 3D shapes in space

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a test that uses children’s ability to assemble LEGO pieces to assess their spatial visualization ability. Spatial visualization is the ability to visualize 3D shapes in one’s m...

– University of California San Diego


No Single Solution Helps All Students Complete MOOCs

In one of the largest educational field experiments ever conducted, a team co-led by a Cornell researcher found that promising interventions to help students complete online courses were not effective on a massive scale – suggesting that targeted s...

– Cornell University


Embargo expired on 15-Jun-2020 at 15:00 ET

Black and Female Principal Candidates More Likely to Experience Delayed and Denied Promotions than White or Male Counterparts

Black and female assistant principals are systematically delayed and denied promotion to principal, compared to their White or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average, according to a new study. The f...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Caution urged for reopening schools to prevent spread of COVID-19 crisis

Irvine, Calif., June 15, 2020 — With fast-approaching preparations required for a new school year with no consensus plan yet in place, a team of clinicians, scientists and educators – including a University of California, Irvine pediatrician – ...

– University of California, Irvine

Journal of Pediatrics, June-2020

Law and Public Policy


Social Media as the ‘Ground Game’ in Election Season 2020

Lingling Zhang, drawing from recent research into ways political campaigns spend their marketing budgets, examines polarized social media messaging as increasingly prominent as a grassroots strategy in an election season impacted by COVID-19-induced ...

Expert Available

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


ARK report finds that unionist and nationalist identities in NI became stronger in the run-up to Brexit

A research study on political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland has been released today (Wednesday 17 June) by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.

– Queen's University Belfast

2019 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey

Embargo expired on 16-Jun-2020 at 19:05 ET

Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report

In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative findings and identifies obstacles and opportunities facing Colombia’s peace process.

– University of Notre Dame

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies


Keeping governments accountable: The COVID-10 assessment scorecard

A new commentary published in Nature Medicine calls for governments to recognize the urgent need to improve their outbreak preparation and response.

– CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Nature Medicine

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

David Eccles School of Business “Navigating COVID-19” Webinars Inform Utah’s Coronavirus Crisis Policies and Business Outcomes

A COVID-19 webinar series at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has helped shape Utah's formal response to the coronavirus pandemic while counseling hundreds of businesses statewide – a practical and service-driven model for...

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

LifeWire Announcement

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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

includes video

UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is introducing a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2021 semester to help meet the rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. The Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity will prepare ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Re-Opening Pro Sports and Economies After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 18, 2PM EDT

Re-Opening Pro Sports and Economies After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 18, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

The Power of And: New Book From UVA Darden Professors Examines Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar and George Washington University School of Business Professor Kirsten Martin co-authored their new book, The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UIC joins network dedicated to preparing future STEM faculty

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of six new members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, or CIRTL, an academic network of top research universities devoted to developing and expanding proven ST...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ICPC 2020 World Finals Moscow: Day Zero

ICPC University Commons online activities will kick start on 27 June 2020 with the ICPC 2020 World Finals Moscow: Day Zero. Due to unprecedented travel challenges, ICPC 2020 Moscow hosted by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) ...

– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers

The curriculum is designed to help clinicians recognize and manage oral health infections, diseases, and systemic conditions to more effectively and efficiently improve overall health for their patients.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital

The Rural Summer Science Camp typically invites participants from rural school districts across Wisconsin to a weeklong camp at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new ...

– Morgridge Institute for Research

Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) to address Tulane students

Clark will speak to students and the public on U.S. strategy during the COVID-19 crisis.

– Tulane University





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