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Two Virtual Events for August 27th, 2PM and 3PM EDT

ATS Meeting presentation with members doing research COVID: 2PM-2:45PM EDT

Experts will discuss successes and failures in response to the coronavirus and a possible template for vaccine distribution.

Thursday, August 27, 2PM-2:45PM EDT

 

China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy: 3PM-4PM EDT

A cross-sectoral panel of experts will discuss how current events are shaping China’s trajectory and its relationship with the rest of the world.

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

Arts and Humanities

26-Aug-2020


Revised tree ring data confirms ancient Mediterranean dates

Sturt Manning is leading investigations into the timelines of ancient events, using tree ring data to refine the widely used radiocarbon dating method.

– Cornell University

Scientific Reports

Social and Behavioral Sciences

27-Aug-2020


Study Finds Younger and Older Drivers More Likely to Drive Older, Less Safe Vehicles

A new study found that teen drivers and drivers 65 years and older – two age groups at a higher risk of being involved in an automobile accident – are more likely to be driving vehicles that are less safe, putting them at even higher risk of inju...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Traffic Injury Prevention, Aug-2020

Embargo expired on 27-Aug-2020 at 06:00 ET

26-Aug-2020


Ninety percent of Americans do not want to maintain a traditional work schedule, and almost one-third would never go back to an office, reports study by the USC Center for the Digital Future

Almost all Americans want to change their work life when the COVID-19 pandemic ends, with large percentages ready to shift to a permanent home office, according to a study by the USC Center for the Digital Future.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Center’s Coronavirus Disruption Study


NJ Maintains Economic Momentum, Defying National Trend

New Jersey's economy is defying the national trend of a slowing recovery momentum from COVID-19-driven economic losses. The Garden State’s comeback is proceeding far faster than New York City’s recovery across the Hudson River, according to a new...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/64232/


When two tribes go to war -- how tribalism polarized the Brexit social media debate

Tribal behaviour on social media widened the gulf between Remain and Leave voters in the United Kingdom's debate whether to leave the European Union, re-aligned the UK's political landscape, and made people increasingly susceptible to disinformation ...

– University of Bath

Policy and Internet

includes video


Fear of missing out impacts people of all ages

Social media addicted teenagers are not the only people who experience the Fear of Missing Out also known as FoMO.

– Washington State University

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships


Terms in Seattle-area rental ads reinforce neighborhood segregation, study says

A new University of Washington study of Seattle-area rental ads shows how certain words and phrases are common to different neighborhoods, helping to reinforce residential segregation.

– University of Washington

Social Forces

25-Aug-2020


Study: Despite Training, Vermont Police Departments Still Show Widespread Racial Bias

New research conducted in Vermont shows that, while anti-bias police trainings resulted in small improvements in some police departments in the state, they did not by and large alter police behavior.

– University of Vermont

2020 Vermont Policing Studies


Researchers See an Increase in Fraudulent COVID-19 Posts on Social Media

In a new study from UC San Diego School of Medicine, thousands of fake social media posts tied to COVID-19 and financial scams are found on two popular platforms.

– University of California San Diego Health

Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance

24-Aug-2020


Media's pivotal pandemic power

The mass media's coverage of the pandemic health crisis carries an important responsibility to offer balanced messaging about COVID-19 and public behaviour, Flinders University public health researchers says.

– Flinders University

Frontiers in Public Health


Frequent soft drink consumption may make adolescents more aggressive

Soft drink consumption is a likely predictor of aggressive behavior, according to a new study from UAB.A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that frequent soft drink consumption by adolescents may contribute to aggressive beh...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Adolescent Health; Journal of Adolescent Health


Professor examines COVID-19's effect on democracy

The first talk in Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Perspectives on the Pandemics: Part II” series will feature Dinorah Azpuru. A professor of political science, Azpuru researches issues related to democracy. Her t...

– Wichita State University

Education

26-Aug-2020


Cornell College engineering major becomes ABET accredited

Cornell College has become recognized for its high-quality engineering program as it secures ABET accreditation for the bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E.) following an intensive multi-year review process.

– Cornell College

25-Aug-2020


Virtual CFES Workshop Trains College and Career Advisors

ESSEX, NY – In seven virtual sessions taught by national education experts, global non-profit CFES Brilliant Pathways is equipping advisors with the latest strategies to reach underserved students through College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor ...

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

24-Aug-2020


Claims that Asian American Students Are Harmed When They Cannot Attend Their First-Choice University Helped Lead to Federal Investigations of Admissions Practices at Harvard and Yale; New Research Contradicts Those Assertions

A new study finds evidence that contradicts claims in legal complaints to the U.S. Department of Justice arguing that Asian American students face negative consequences while in college as a result of not being admitted to and not attending their fir...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

Law and Public Policy

27-Aug-2020


Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy

Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy

– Newswise


A government program that reduces mortgage defaults

Lower-income households that received mortgages through state affordable mortgage programs were less likely to default or foreclose than similar households that received conventional financing, a national study found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

LifeWire Announcement


Teaching Our Way to a More Equitable Economy

Rutgers University's Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership (CLEO) contains case studies, journal articles, policy and issue reports, videos, and sample syllabi to help college professors teach about employee share ownership in their classes.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)


Renowned Expert on Food Access and Diet-Related Health Issues Joins the George Washington University

Michele (Shelly) Ver Ploeg, who started Aug. 24, served for the last nine months as the Acting Assistant Administrator of the Economic Research Service (ERS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where she coordinated ERS’ ec...

– George Washington University


UCI launches Black Thriving Initiative

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 — Changing the culture, leveraging the mission and engaging communities are the key components of a far-reaching new initiative at the University of California, Irvine to create a campus culture in which Black people t...

– University of California, Irvine


Tulane Center for Sport receives $5.5 million gift from Hertz Family Foundation

Sport, a common thread that can unite people from every culture across the globe, is an integral part of everyday life. The central mission for the Tulane Center for Sport is devoted to the study, research and support of all areas where sport engages...

– Tulane University


NAU nursing program wins federal grant aimed at increasing access to telehealth care on Navajo Nation, other rural areas

Nursing professor Anna Schwartz is the PI on the two-year grant, which will fund increased simulation-based education for health care providers. The education will be focused on improving treatment for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart ...

– Northern Arizona University


Binghamton University receives grant to support music ensemble residency

The Music Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a nationally competitive grant to sponsor a residency with the Fifth House Ensemble, a Chicago-based group that specializes in emerging artist training, arts-int...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

LifeWire Research Alert


Changing landscapes, changing diets

– George Washington University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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