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06-Aug-2020


Two-Thirds of Adults Support Vaccination, National Survey Says

When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, 66 percent of adults are likely to get vaccinated, and have their children vaccinated as well, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, H...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States

05-Aug-2020


Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue

The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future, according to ...

– University of Cambridge

The Whiteness of AI Dihal and Cave Journal: Philosophy and Technology DOI: 10.1007/s13347-020-00415-6; Philosophy and Technology

Embargo expired on 05-Aug-2020 at 20:00 ET


To bond with nature, kids need solitary activities outdoors

A new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Environmental Education


Journalists' Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles

Usher and Ng, journalism professors at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, identified nine clusters of journalists or “communities of practice” in their study, published online by the journal Social Media and Society.

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Media + Society


Problem gambling and crime appear co-symptomatic, not causal

New research from a University at Buffalo sociologist is providing valuable insight into better understanding the association between criminal behaviors and problem gambling. “We’re finding that it’s not so much that problem gambling causes cr...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Gambling Studies


Waning attention to climate change amid pandemic could have lasting effects

Attention to climate change has significantly declined in recent months, as the pandemic has monopolized news coverage. That's concerning, say study authors who found that simply directing one's attention to an environmental risk—even briefly and i...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General


Management gender diversity essential in adversity

A study by an international team of researchers suggests that gender-balanced teams help businesses, especially in adverse times.

– University of Adelaide

University of Cambridge Judge Business School


Fauci still considered No. 1 COVID-19 information source; reliance on Trump drops; public support of government response to the coronavirus declines, reports study by USC Center for the Digital Future

A growing number of Americans say federal, state, and local governments are doing a poor job of responding to COVID-19, and Anthony Fauci continues to be the nation’s most relied-upon source about COVID-19, reports a new study by the USC Center for...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

04-Aug-2020


Consumers don’t fully trust smart home technologies

Smart home technologies are an emerging market, with some households installing voice controlled appliances and smart security

– University of Warwick

PlosOne


Sweet-taste perception changes as children develop

ompared with adults, children and adolescents are less sensitive to the sweet taste and need 40% more sucrose in a solution for them to detect the taste of sugar, a new study found.

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nutrients


Racial discrimination linked to suicide

In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one's own life.

– University of Houston

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

03-Aug-2020


Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by a lack of social support in adulthood.

– University of Notre Dame

PNAS


Consumer Behavior Has Shifted Significantly During Pandemic, Survey Reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in telework and online commerce, and a significant decrease in the number of personal trips people are making. Understanding the effects of these rapid changes on the economy, supply chains, and the...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Education

05-Aug-2020


Parents Trust Colleges More than Students for COVID-19 Safety, New Survey by TimelyMD Finds

Parents of college students indicate many concerns about their students' return to the classroom (on campus or online), including their health, the quality of their education, and the likelihood of their following public health guidance when administ...

– TimelyMD

TimelyMD

Embargo expired on 05-Aug-2020 at 00:05 ET

04-Aug-2020


Making the Switch

As higher education pivots to online instruction, the CSU leads the way in exploring and implementing innovative new approaches to teaching, learning and engagement ... all with an eye on student success.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pop Culture

04-Aug-2020


Paniccioli’s vast hip-hop photo archive launches online

Nearly 20,000 images can now be viewed online as Cornell University Library launches the Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive, a digital collection chronicling hip-hop music and culture from the 1980s to the early 2000s.

– Cornell University

Law and Public Policy

05-Aug-2020


Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmology lost more patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other medical specialty.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

04-Aug-2020


How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic

Educators worldwide are facing the agonizing decision of whether to resume in-person instruction while there’s still no cure for the new coronavirus. Countries including Denmark, India, and Kenya are taking different approaches.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff, "How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic", Backgrounder, CFR.org, July 27, 2020.


How Police Compare in Different Democracies

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff, "How Police Compare in Different Democracies", Backgrounder, CFR.org, July 30, 2020.


Reporting on Local Health Systems

Susan Dentzer, health-care analyst, commentator, journalist, and senior policy fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discusses local health systems, including how they are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for repor...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Reporting on Local Health Systems", Webinar, CFR Local Journalists Initiative, July 23, 2020.

includes video

03-Aug-2020


Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance

New research out of Iowa State University suggests that demolishing abandoned houses may lead nearby property owners to better maintain their homes.

– Iowa State University

Journal of Planning Education and Research

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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Wins NJBIA Award for Redevelopment of Former Roche Site in Nutley

The School won the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s New Good Neighbor Award in helping to bring about the rebirth of the site which was the former headquarters of Roche

– Hackensack Meridian Health

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