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Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Topics:  It’s the summer of COVID and experts will discuss four major news stories converging together during the global pandemic. First, what’s the latest on infection rates and the likelihood of a ‘2nd wave’? Then, how is the pandemic affecting the economy, Black Lives Matter protests, and the looming 2020 election?

When: June 25, 2020, 2PM - 3PM EDT

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom


  • Anne Bailey Ph.D - Professor -  Binghamton University. 
  • Eli Rosenberg Ph.D - Associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics - University at Albany.
  • More to be announced

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.

Arts and Humanities


Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’

Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, in...

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– University of Kentucky

Social and Behavioral Sciences


FSU researchers find resilience, not loneliness, in nationwide study of pandemic response

Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans. That’s the takeaway from a comprehensive, nationwide study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers who surveyed...

– Florida State University

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2020 at 09:00 ET

Smokers good at math are more likely to want to quit

For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.

– Ohio State University

Health Psychology


The relationship between looking/listening and human emotions

A research team from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute at Toyohashi University of Technology has indicated that the relationship between attentional states in response...

– Toyohashi University of Technology


Religion may offer protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and many more, a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that religion may offer a protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse.

– Washington University in St. Louis

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

New research says displaying fake reviews increases consumer trust in platforms by 80%

Many people are using COVID-19 quarantine to get projects done at home, meaning plenty of online shopping for tools and supplies.

– Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Information Systems Research

Finding renewal in the aftermath of floods

Four years after the disastrous flooding in southern West Virginia, new research highlights the role faith-based groups and other community organizations have played in the relief and recovery efforts.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Southeastern Geographer

From COVID-19 to Lead Poisoning, Health Crises Expose Racist Policies and Practices

The manner in which the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare racist and systemic inequalities in the United States has parallels in other environmental health threats, such as lead exposure, according to an essay written for the online magazine To...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

The report, by researchers at the University of Cambridge, Edge Hill University and the UK-based charity Stand Alone, brings together over 800 responses to a survey sent out to the charity’s UK community.

– University of Cambridge

Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2020 at 19:05 ET

Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience—with 22 percent saying th...

– Tufts University

Tufts University’s Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Engagement

U.S. cities with pro sports see more flu deaths

Sports leagues may want to consider calling a timeout on reopening their doors to fans, based on new West Virginia University-led research that links an uptick in seasonal flu deaths to U.S. cities with pro sports teams.

– West Virginia University

Women and men still choose partners like they used to

Women seem to care more about security, whereas good looks matter more to men. It used to be that way, and it still is in most places, regardless of the major social changes that have occurred over time.

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Psychological Science

Claiming Journalism Is ‘Fake News’ May Satisfy a Personal Need for an Orderly World

People who use the term “fake news” to discredit information from largely legitimate news sources may do so partly to satisfy their need to see the world as an orderly and structured place.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science, June-2020

Overcoming crime in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known around the world over for its rainforests, coffee and beaches. But despite Costa Rica's reputation for safety and its recent economic growth, criminals use its strategic location for smuggling activities. A team of U.S. forensic s...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences



Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the maj...

– New York University


Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET

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Law and Public Policy


New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

– University of Notre Dame

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference


Age discrimination laws don’t protect older women as they do older men

Older women in the workforce should be considered collectively as a unique demographic group that includes both gender and age if they’re to receive adequate protection against workplace discrimination, according to a new paper published by a Unive...

– University at Buffalo

Wiley Online Library

The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles

The coronavirus pandemic has renewed attention on the Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s emergency reserve of medical supplies. It’s just one of the stockpiles the United States maintains for economic and strategic purposes.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles", Backgrounder,, June 15, 2020 Anshu Siripurapu

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VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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

includes video

ADHA Announces New Leadership for 2020-21

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its newly installed leadership for 2020-21.

– American Dental Hygienists' Association

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

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