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Virtual Event for September 1, 2PM EDT

Jacob Blake, BLM, and Political Conventions: 2PM-3PM EDT

Demonstrations for Jacob Blake continue, and an Illinois teen is in custody and facing charges for allegedly shooting three protesters earlier this week, killing two of them. Our panel will discuss a variety of related topics to racial justice, police reform, protest, and Black Lives Matter as a 2020 election issue.

Tuesday, September 1, 2PM-3 EDT

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences


People love winning streaks by individuals — teams, not so much

People enjoy witnessing extraordinary individuals – from athletes to CEOs – extend long runs of dominance in their fields, a new study suggests. But they aren’t as interested in seeing similar streaks of success by teams or groups.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


A coffee and catnap keep you sharp on the nightshift

A simple coffee and a quick catnap could be the cure for staying alert on the nightshift as new research from the University of South Australia shows that this unlikely combination can improve attention and reduce sleep inertia.

– University of South Australia

Chronobiology International

Can’t be away from your phone? Study finds link to higher levels of obsession-compulsion

Feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone could be connected to general feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, a new study of young people in Portugal suggests.

– Ohio State University

Computers in Human Behavior Reports

Why Are There Differing Preferences for Suffixes and Prefixes Across Languages?

While speakers of English and other Western languages prefer using suffixes more than prefixes, a new study reveals that this preference is not as universal as once thought. These findings stress the need for more diverse populations in language res...

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science; Psychological Science

Study: COVID-19 messaging less effective when tied to Trump

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news cycle for the better part of 2020. As guidelines are continually updated to reflect changes in our understanding of how the virus spreads, it is critical people receive accurate, credible information that ...

– University of Connecticut

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Russian scientists predicted increased unrest in the United States back in 2010

Beginning in May 2020, after the police killing of George Floyd, a Black American man, 'Black Lives Matter' demonstrations and riots engulfed the United States, the United Kingdom, and several European countries.

– National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)



Why 'one day at a time' works for recovering alcoholics

"One day at a time" is a mantra for recovering alcoholics, for whom each day without a drink builds the strength to go on to the next. A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers shows why the approach works.

– Yale University

American Journal of Psychiatry

Children Notice Race Several Years Before Adults Want to Talk About It

Adults in the United States believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking with them about race, even though some infants are aware of race and preschoolers may have already developed racist beliefs, according to new research published ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Survey finds election concerns vary by race, education levels, party affiliation

Although most voters say they believe that voting will be safe and that their ballot will be counted despite the coronavirus pandemic, those who question election safety and some who question election integrity appear less likely to vote, according t...

– RAND Corporation

Law and Public Policy


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

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

– Newswise

includes video


New Mass. poll: Markey up 12 points in US Senate primary

Incumbent Edward Markey has opened up a double-digit lead over challenger U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III one week before the Democratic primary in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll of Massachusetts voters released today.

– University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Center for Public Opinion Polls

LifeWire Announcement

Jacob Blake, BLM, and Political Conventions: Expert Panel for Tuesday, September 1st, 2PM EDT

Media: Please join us for an expert panel discussing Jacob Blake, BLM, and Political Conventions

– Newswise

OU Receives $20 Million Grant to Lead Inaugural National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute

The University of Oklahoma is leading a National Science Foundation AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography that is being hailed as a “historic milestone in environmental science.”

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Wichita State joins prestigious national research institute to boost artificial intelligence field

Wichita State University has been named a founding member of a newly formed AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning (IFML), established by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

– Wichita State University





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