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Science News

21-Jul-2020


Resurgence of COVID-19

Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and director of the Global Health Program at CFR, discusses the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the effects of reopening economies around the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Thomas J. Bollyky, "Resurgence of COVID-19", Webinar, Council on Foreign Relations, July 14, 2020.

Arts and Humanities

22-Jul-2020


Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds

Despite efforts by ridesharing companies to eliminate or reduce discrimination, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that racial and LGBT bias persists among drivers. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Via responded to d...

– Indiana University

Management Science


From classroom to kitchen

Like many college students, Jada Taylor was unsure about which major would be best for her – until she found philosophy. Along the way, pursuing a philosophy degree has not only prepared her for her future career but helped her make important life ...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

22-Jul-2020


Even if you want to, you can’t ignore how people look or sound

Can you ignore how someone looks or how they sound if you’re told it is not relevant? Probably not, at least in most cases, a new study found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Sociolinguistics


For the Public, Data Collection during COVID-19 Offers Benefits -- and Poses Hazards

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Itay Fainmesser, an economist specializing in social media and social networks, discusses the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected digital communication.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

HEC Paris Research Paper No. MOSI-2019-1351


Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for the...

– University of Notre Dame

Political Research Quarterly


Music therapy goes virtual in the midst of the pandemic

How one professor's quick thinking allowed music therapy to play on for clients at home

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– Arizona State University (ASU)

21-Jul-2020


Strengthening food and nutrition education research, practice and policy – The role of the federal government

Leadership for the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) joined more than 60 organizations that stand in support of the need for greater investment and coordination in federal nutrition research and echo the call of the report, “Stren...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior


Fears of Coronavirus Flare-ups Dampening Economic Outlook, According to Rutgers Report

The continued spike of COVID-19 throughout the country could short-circuit New Jersey’s recovery which began to rapidly rebound in May and June, according to a new Rutgers report.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Coronavirus Economic Rebound: Bucking New Headwinds


Tracking COVID-19 with a new app that assures user privacy

A multi-disciplinary team of Rutgers professors have developed the COVIDNearby app that allows individuals to report coronavirus symptoms with an assurance of privacy.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Family relationships impact cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants

A study by researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research provides new evidence of the impact of family relationships on the cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants in the United States.

– Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Research on Aging


Front-line physicians stressed and anxious at work and home

Amid the COVID-19 chaos in many hospitals, emergency medicine physicians in seven cities around the country experienced rising levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion, regardless of the intensity of the local surge, according to a new analysis led...

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Academic Emergency Medicine


Racial discrimination may adversely impact cognition in African Americans

Experiences of racism are associated with lower subjective cognitive function (SCF) among African-American women.

– Boston University School of Medicine

Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring


The Economic Effects of Working From Home

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work, some permanently. What does this mean for the economy?

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Anshu Siripurapu, "The Economic Effects of Working From Home", In Brief, CFR.org, July 15, 2020.


Survey collection reveals over 80 years of public opinion on race

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University has launched “Say Their Names. Hear Their Voices,” a publicly available collection of more than 80 years of public opinion surveys of Black Americans and U.S. attitudes about Blac...

– Cornell University

20-Jul-2020


Can't get off of Snapchat or Facebook? Research reveals differences between platforms

Researchers from Michigan State University and California State University-Fullerton conducted the first study comparing problematic use between Facebook and Snapchat — while also uncovering surprising findings about users' personality traits.

– Michigan State University

Addictive Behaviors Reports


Legal marijuana may be slowing reductions in teen marijuana use, study says

A longitudinal study of more than 230 teens and young adults in Washington state finds that teens may be more likely to use marijuana following legalization – with the proliferation of stores and increasing adult use of the drug -- than they otherw...

– University of Washington

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Education

22-Jul-2020


Investing in the mind: Research explores the link between wages, school and cognitive ability in South Africa

Using data sets that only became available in recent years, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York analyzed the wage impact of cognitive skills in South Africa.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Labour Economics, May-2020


Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?

International expert in creativity and innovation, UniSA’s Professor David Cropley, is calling for Australian schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disc...

– University of South Australia

21-Jul-2020


Back to School?

Dr. Terry Adirim provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children. Adirim is a physician executive with senior leadership and executive experience in academic medicine and...

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– Florida Atlantic University

20-Jul-2020


Hallowed Halls

Part of the CSU’s mission is “to advance and extend knowledge, learning and culture, especially throughout California.” And, as a statewide institution, its campus museums, galleries and library collections have a unique ability to fulfill this...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Industry Supports and Appreciates ECS Community

In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Marion Jones describes the caring and concern characterizing her lockdown experience. She reports feeling supported by her North Carolina-based employer and the ECS community, allowing her to pay...

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– The Electrochemical Society

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


NRPA Applauds Congressional Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation will definitively fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

– National Recreation and Park Association

LifeWire Announcement


AERA Announces 2020 Award Winners in Education Research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2020 awards for excellence in education research. AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at a Virtual Awards Celebration, Sept...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Tulane University leaders detail plans for returning to campus in fall

With a full campus reopening scheduled for August 19, Tulane University is moving forward with the return of on-ground university operations and academics.

– Tulane University


American Philosophical Society honors Elizabeth Loftus with Suppes Prize

Elizabeth F. Loftus, a University of California, Irvine distinguished professor of psychological science and criminology, law and society, has been named this year’s recipient of the Suppes Prize by the American Philosophical Society. And, she is d...

– University of California, Irvine


Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic

Thanks to Ralla Klepak, who passed away in April 2019 at the age of 82, those in need of representation in family law matters will continue to have her advocacy via a new endowment fund formed at the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall L...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Stephanie Loveless Named New Director of Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer

Stephanie Loveless has been named the new director of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which stewards the philosophy and practices of sonic awareness pioneered by the late Pauline Oliveros.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

LifeWire Video Only


Why Is It So Hard to Get Tested for Covid-19?

Dr. Wiley sheds light on why testing capacity remains frustratingly limited, explaining that shortages of crucial supplies are a significant obstacle to widespread testing—and what the federal government can do to remedy this issue.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

includes video


Getting Tested for Covid-19 After Protesting

Medical experts support the ongoing protests against racist police killings and brutality, but experts do also worry these protests could increase coronavirus spread.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

includes video

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