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Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 25, 2020: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics

Read excerpts and get links to all the panels here

Arts and Humanities


MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

– University of Bristol


Universal right to health could inspire people, organizations to make real change

Acknowledging health as a universal human right could galvanize people and organizations to make major improvements in health worldwide, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Social Philosophy

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Supporting LGBTQ+ youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color

Youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) that also identify as LGBTQ+ representation of sexual orientations and gender identities experience higher rates of social discrimination and isolation, including bullying, family rejection ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Planning for a growing elderly population

A new study investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries, to help policymakers prepare for the challenges associated with the world’s aging population.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2020 at 05:00 ET

How conspiracy theories emerge -- and how their storylines fall apart

A new study by UCLA professors offers a new way to understand how unfounded conspiracy theories emerge online.

– University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)


Helping consumers in a crisis

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's pandemic-hit economy.

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Review of Economic Studies


Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, June-2020 ; Journal of General Internal Medicine, March-2020 ; Clinical Cancer Research, June-2020

Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says

Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice

Confrontation May Reduce White Prejudices, Rutgers Study Finds

Confronting a white person who makes a racist or sexist statement can make them reflect on their words and avoid making biased statements about race or gender in the future, Rutgers researchers find.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities

Weight-inclusive care prioritizes well-being over weight and having access to non-stigmatizing health care.

– University of Georgia



Cross-Sector Collaboration May Be ‘Invaluable’ in the Current Crisis

It may seem like a truism that, in a time of crisis, the various players and institutions in a community should set aside their individual agendas and pull together for a common cause.

– Wallace Foundation

Building Impact: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education

Law and Public Policy


SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, som...

– George Washington University

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2020 at 11:00 ET


The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Alyssa Ayers, "The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know", In Brief,, June 18, 2020.

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Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter

The University of California San Diego today announced the next step in its Return to Learn program, which will guide an incremental repopulation of the campus while offering broad, asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff and students on a recurring ...

– University of California San Diego

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics

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

– Newswise

includes video

University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements

In a two-year pilot study, the University of Utah is electing to make the submission of standardized test scores, the SAT or ACT, optional for applicants beginning with the fall 2021 admissions cycle.

– University of Utah

Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment with MTSU Free Speech Center’s 1 for All awareness effort

Using a host of diverse voices, the awareness campaign seeks to help more citizens better understand all of their five freedoms under the First Amendment as protests continue across the country against racial injustice.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Law School’s new online master’s teaches language of law

Cornell Law School has launched a new master’s program designed to help full-time business professionals develop a deeper knowledge of the legal issues and concepts shaping their fields.

– Cornell University





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