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Asymptomatic Transmission and Reinfection of COVID

Topic:  Emerging data shows more risk of asymptomatic transmission and reinfection with COVID than previously thought. Experts will discuss these findings and what are the implications for managing the pandemic. 

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Science News


Publicizing Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Causes Emotional Trauma, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers study finds majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Black Studies

Arts and Humanities


Online archive explores non-European contributions to Victorian exploration

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has launched a new digital humanities site to provide access to long-neglected materials relating to people like Jacob Wainwright, a member of the Yao ethnic group in east Africa, who worked with famed explorer Davi...

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Embargo expired on 15-Jul-2020 at 10:00 ET

'Celestial Sleuth' sheds new light on Vermeer's masterpiece, 'View of Delft'

Johannes Vermeer is one of the most celebrated artists of the 17th century's Dutch Golden Age period.

– Texas State University

Sky & Telescope

Rewriting history: New evidence challenges Euro-centric narrative of early colonization

New research from Washington University in St. Louis provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in southeastern U.S. and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s.

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Antiquity


FSU institute's new online exhibit explores lives of women during World War II

A new online exhibit from Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience highlights the lives of American women during the war.

– Florida State University

“Women at War: At Home and Service in World War II”

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say

To get a clearer picture of people’s mobility in the U.S. during the lockdown period, Notre Dame researchers gathered and analyzed all U.S. coronavirus-related state and local orders and compared them with geolocation data collected across 40 mill...

– University of Notre Dame

NBER Working Paper No. 27531


In the sharing economy, consumers see themselves as helpers

Whether you use a taxi or a rideshare app like Uber, you’re still going to get a driver who will take you to your destination. But consumers view an employee of a taxi company differently from an independent driver picking up riders via an app.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Marketing

National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, “How Americans Understand Abortion” is the largest known in-depth interview study of American attitudes on abortion.

– University of Notre Dame

How Americans Understand Abortion

Global sentiments towards COVID-19 shifts from fear to anger

The fear that people developed at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has given way to anger over the course of the pandemic, a study of global sentiments led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.

– Nanyang Technological University

JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

Extinction Rebellion's activists more likely to be new to protesting, study shows

Ten per cent of those who took part in the group's protests in April 2019 were first-time demonstrators, twice the proportion of "novices" at climate marches a decade before.

– University of Exeter

Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality

Deaths from COVID-19 will have a ripple effect causing impacts on the mental health and health of surviving family members. But the extent of that impact has been hard to assess until now. Every death from COVID-19 will impact approximately nine surv...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

COVID-19 Travel Patterns in New Jersey

At the height of the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, travel to more than 150,000 points of interest throughout New Jersey, including retail, health care, food stores and other essential and non-essential establishments decreased up to 80 percent ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

COVID-19 and Movement Patterns in New Jersey


Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals

A range of video game practices have potentially dangerous links to problem gambling, a study has revealed.

– University of York


Domestic violence increased in the great recession

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, su...

– University of California, Davis

Preventive Medicine

For every COVID-19 death, 9 close family members are left to grieve

A new analysis finds more than one million Americans have been swept up in the tidal wave of grief resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Southern California (USC)

Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences

What Numbers Can—and Can’t—Tell Us About the Pandemic

Andrew Gordon Wilson and Jonathan Niles-Weed, assistant professors at NYU’s Center for Data Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, outline some principles to keep in mind when evaluating COVID-19-related figures cited in the news. ...

– New York University

Damned Lies and Statistics


Dream on

Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Academy of Management Journal

Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics

Ever wonder how some leaders in business or politics who appear selfish, manipulative and domineering still manage to amass a following?

– San Francisco State University

Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies

Study shows humans are optimists for most of life

Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when, as well as how major life events affect how optimistic they are about the future.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Research in Personality

Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.

Five Buffalo State College faculty members weighed in on the current race relations climate following ongoing protests.

Expert Available

– SUNY Buffalo State



COVID-19 pandemic could be learning opportunity for middle-grade students

Educators could use the COVID-19 outbreak to help middle-schoolers better understand the world, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Middle Grades Review, June-2020

Does Remote Instruction Make Cheating Easier?

Today, colleges across the nation are making critical decisions for the coming academic year. For some, all courses will be online; for others, the decision may be to have some classes offered in person, and the rest conducted in remote or hybrid for...

Expert Available

– University of California San Diego


From Nashville to New Hampshire, PPPL’s student interns do research, attend classes and socialize from their home computers

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's internship program this summer has gone virtual with 47 interns working on research projects from home.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Pop Culture


HU Esports team advances to National Championship

Harrisburg University's varsity Esports Team, The STORM, goes for back-to-back national championships. Despite COVID-19 and practicing apart, team has emerged stronger.

– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Law and Public Policy


Correlations identified between insurance coverage and states’ voting patterns

Cleveland – Researchers at Case Western Reserve University reviewed national data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found associations between states’ voting patterns in the 2016 presidential elections and decreases in the number of adults 18 to 64...

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of General Internal Medicine, July 2020

Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly s...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy", The President's Inbox, July 7, 2020.

includes video


Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes

International trade wins and losses don't just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation's environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.

– Michigan State University

Nature Sustainability

Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging

The introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK, combined with stricter taxation measures on cheaper cigarettes, has led to a significant fall in sales for cigarettes, according to new analysis from researchers at the University o...

– University of Bath

Tobacco Control

LifeWire Announcement

University of Adelaide appoints its 17th Chancellor

The University of Adelaide Council has announced the appointment of former Federal Court Judge, The Honourable Catherine Branson AC QC, as its 17th Chancellor.

– University of Adelaide

SLU’s Accelerating Excellence Fundraising Campaign Reaches Milestone


– Saint Louis University

AMIGOS and Tufts University launch virtual gap semester

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) and Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life are proud to announce a new virtual gap experience for high school graduates: the Civic Action Gap Semester.

– Tufts University

Black and Latinx Girls Inc. of NYC high school girls to learn cybersecurity skills at NYU Tandon

The K12 Center for STEM Education at NYU Tandon is partnering with Girls, Inc. of NYC (GINYC) to support the participation of additional Black and Latinx H.S. girls from GINYC programs in the Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) summer program...

– New York University

eCornell gives high school students in underserved communities an analytic edge

A collaboration between eCornell and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab is giving high school students in underserved communities the opportunity to develop skills in business analytics while gaining the confidence to recognize they can exce...

– Cornell University

Cornell College to welcome students back Block 1

Cornell College will welcome students to campus as it reopens for the fall 2020 semester with classes beginning Aug. 24 for Block 1.

– Cornell College





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