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

Topic:  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?

2. Docs Join Fight Against COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 3PM EDT

Topic: Cancer researchers are turning their talents to the fight against COVID, using strategies that have lead to breakthroughs in cancer therapies for years, such as precision medicine, immunotherapy, biomarkers, and more.

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

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions for event 1

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions for event 2

These live events will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after they are concluded.

Science News


Researchers Unravel the Ways Income and Liquor Stores are Related to Neighborhood Drinking

Residents of wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, a new study suggests. The neighborhood environment is known to be associated with alcohol use. But the separate effects of various factors — for examp...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2020 at 10:00 ET


Which Comes First: The Heavy Drinking Young Adult or the Alcohol-Saturated Social Culture?

Heavy-drinking peer groups increase young adults’ desire to drink, according to a study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Investigators used behavioral economic theory — the science of how people make choices — to assess motiva...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2020 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Climate change and the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Ptolemies

The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E. triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire.

– Yale University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Uganda’s Ik are not Unbelievably Selfish and Mean

The Ik, a small ethnic group in Uganda, are not incredibly selfish and mean as portrayed in a 1972 book by a prominent anthropologist, according to a Rutgers-led study. Instead, the Ik are quite cooperative and generous with one another, and their cu...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Evolutionary Human Sciences; Rutgers Today


Analysis of rates of police-related fatalities finds significant differences between Black and White people, and significant variation across metropolitan areas

A study analyzing and describing US police-involved fatalities across racial/ethnic groups at the level of individual metropolitan statistical areas publishes June 24, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Gabriel Schwartz and Jaquelyn Jahn fr...



Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET

Twitter posts reveal polarization in Congress on COVID-19

The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the issue on the social media site Twitter, a new analysis found.

– Ohio State University

Science Advances

After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change

How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities

– Furman University

“Between Remembrance and Repair”


Role-play shows which expectant dads will thrive as new fathers

A five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child predicted the quality of their parenting after the baby arrived, a new study showed.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Family Psychology

Does Bedtime Media Use Harm Children’s Sleep? Only if They Struggle to Self-Regulate Behavior

New research reveals that media use before bedtime translates to less sleep for children who generally struggle to self-regulate their behavior.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science, June-2020

Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

The short-term environmental benefits of the COVID-19 crisis, including declines in carbon emissions and local air pollution, have been documented since the early days of the crisis.

– Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies



Economic and social consequences of human mobility restrictions under COVID-19

The lockdown measures introduced in Italy to deal with COVID-19 have produced a mobility contraction which is not homogeneously distributed across Italian municipalities and regions.

– Politecnico di Milano

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Challenging yet positive parenting style benefits children's development

When one talks about parenting, an image of the sensitive, caring mother—but not father—responding to a young child's emotional needs often comes to mind.

– University of Michigan

Psychology of Men & Masculinities' Special Issue on Fathering: New Perspectives, Paradigms, and Possibilities



HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long disc...

– Hospital for Special Surgery


Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable re...

– Texas A&M University


Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website

A pair of Clarkson University have launched a website designed to bring good news to the masses in the midst of a pandemic.

– Clarkson University

Law and Public Policy


Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.

– Furman University

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Voter ID laws discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities, new study reveals

Voter ID laws are becoming more common and more strict, and the stakes for American democracy are high and growing higher by the year. New research from the University of California San Diego provides evidence that voter ID laws disproportionately re...

– University of California San Diego

Politics, Groups, and Identities

Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the We...

– West Virginia University

BMC Public Health


Brexit’s Effect on Research Networks: Lower Local and Global Efficiency, Reorganization of Research Communities

Brexit has affected trade and security, but scientists wanted to know how it might also affect the EU Framework Programmes for Research, known as Horizon 2020. In this week’s Chaos, authors examined a network of 19,200 research organizations to det...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)


Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2020 at 11:00 ET

'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a "game changer" for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impas...

– University of Missouri, Columbia

Journal of Media Ethics

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.

– Johns Hopkins University

LifeWire Announcement

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

– Newswise

Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in ...

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID

Along with many other universities in the nation, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will not require standardized tests for the '21-'22 school year.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

NYU’s First Amendment Watch Releases “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”

New York University’s First Amendment Watch has created a guide that outlines the rights of citizens in recording police actions in public spaces.

– New York University

“A Citizen’s Guide to Recording the Police”

The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and ana...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named Illinois’ best college and university for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the 2020 edition of rankings from BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Research Alert

Spanish in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Spanish in Context





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