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Virtual Event for September 9, 2PM EDT

Higher Education Reopening During COVID: 2PM-5PM EDT

University students around the nation prepare for a 2020 academic year that will be like no other in recent memory, with social distancing, remote classes, and limited on-campus activities, and now, increasing numbers of COVID infections. How are leaders assessing the situation and planning to keep their students and communities safe, while maintaining the high standards of education that their students expect?

This virtual media event welcomes presidents, deans, and other university spokespeople to make the case for how their universities are handling this once in a lifetime challenge.

September 9, 2PM-5PM EDT

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

Science News

02-Sep-2020


Adjusting Jailed Women’s Beliefs about Their Friends’ Substance Use May Help Reduce Their Drinking and Risk of Reoffending

Brief interventions can potentially reduce incarcerated women’s alcohol use when they leave jail, according to a new study.

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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

includes video

31-Aug-2020


Heavy-drinking Rodents Enhance Understanding of Problematic Alcohol Use Patterns

New study findings in mice suggest that repeated binge drinking increases the motivation to consume alcohol to excess. In humans, the pattern of drinking (as well as quantity consumed) can be an important indicator of future drink problems; in adoles...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 31-Aug-2020 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities

01-Sep-2020


Yoon: Enslaved laborer memorial invites healing, reflection

After the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, supporters of White Coats for Black Lives gathered in early June around the ring-shaped Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on the University of Virginia’s campus.

– Cornell University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

03-Sep-2020


When Doing Good Boosts Health, Well-Being

Performing acts of kindness and helping other people can be good for people’s health and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. But not all good-hearted behavior is equally beneficial to the giver. Th...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychological Bulletin

Embargo expired on 03-Sep-2020 at 09:00 ET

02-Sep-2020


Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

– New York University

DOI: 10.1007/s42380-020-00080-5; International Journal of Bullying Prevention, Sept. 2

Embargo expired on 02-Sep-2020 at 10:00 ET


How screen time and green time may affect youth psychological outcomes

Less screen time and more green time are associated with better psychological outcomes among children and adolescents, according to a study published September 2 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tassia Oswald of the University of Adelaide, and ...

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 02-Sep-2020 at 14:00 ET


Anxiety and loneliness decline since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but more than one-third of Americans report increased depression, study by the USC Center for the Digital Future finds

Increased levels of loneliness and anxiety reported early in the COVID-19 pandemic have declined in recent months, but about one-third of Americans say they are more depressed since the pandemic began, according to a study by the USC Center for the D...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The Coronavirus Disruption Project


Wichita State takes suicide-prevention campaign national

As a way to promote suicide prevention, Wichita State University is expanding the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign throughout the country in hopes of creating positive change in communities regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

– Wichita State University

01-Sep-2020


Food insecurity and schools during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of challenges to schools, which were forced to close in the spring to help slow the spread of infection. One major challenge for schools was ensuring that students’ nutritional supplementation needs wer...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Urban Health


Early COVID-19 news coverage amplified political divide

Newspaper coverage of COVID-19 is at least as politicized and polarized as climate change coverage, say University of Michigan researchers.

– University of Michigan

Science Communication


Hagan research provides more information about suicide

Research by Cornell College Assistant Professor of Psychology Christopher Hagan provides one more piece of information to better understand suicide and why it’s on the rise across the country.

– Cornell College

Psychological Medicine


One in two Americans fear a major health event could lead to bankruptcy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy, marking a 5% increase since 2019.

– West Health Institute


Healthier Eating Is Possible Even During a Pandemic, If You Simply Talk to Yourself

Research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, however, offers a relatively simple technique to resist temptations and make better food choices: Talk to yourself in the third person.

– Association for Psychological Science

Clinical Psychological Science, March 2020

31-Aug-2020


Is being generous the next beauty trend?

Research from Indiana University found that more attractive people are more likely to be givers, and givers are rated as more attractive.

– Indiana University

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly


Atheists are more likely to sleep better than Catholics and Baptists

A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and Baptists.

– American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Sleep


Aspirated consonants may promote the spread of COVID-19, RUDN University linguist says

According to a linguist from RUDN University, the number of COVID-19 cases in a country might be related to the existence of aspirated consonants in its main language of communication.

– RUDN University

Medical Hypotheses


Tulane researchers studying compassion fatigue among COVID-19 workers

The study by the Tulane School of Social Work seeks input from medical professionals, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, and other first responders.

– Tulane University

“Compassion Fatigue Among Front Line Workers Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Education

03-Sep-2020


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Brings Students Back to Campus With Significant Health, Safety, and Testing Protocols in Place

Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are back on campus for the start of the fall semester due to significant testing and tracing protocols that have been implemented to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and maximize health and safe...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

01-Sep-2020


Facing the Past: Harriet Tubman Center Begins Truth and Reconciliation Initiative

To create a new future, you must first come to terms with the past.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Reclaiming Summer Break

For some, summer is a welcome break in the academic cycle. For many CSU students, however, summer is the perfect time for career-enhancing internships, life-enhancing service opportunities or knowledge-expanding research projects. While this summer p...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

31-Aug-2020


Summer Students Tackle COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many students had to rejigger summer plans. Internships they'd expected to be in-person moved to all-virtual formats. For more than 30 students participating in virtual summer programs at the Brookhaven Lab, that disru...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

includes video


Blocking the COVID-19 Virus's Exit Strategy

High school summer students at Brookhaven Lab conduct computational studies, explore inhibitor drugs to disrupt COVID viral proteins that help infectious particles escape from cells.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

includes video

Law and Public Policy

02-Sep-2020


Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds

With just over two months before the 2020 election, three professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business offer a comprehensive review of how other nations are seeking to protect their democratic institutions and presents how a multifa...

– Indiana University

Defending Democracy: Taking Stock of the Global Fight Against Digital Repression, Disinformation and Election Insecurity


COVID-19 and the threat to American voting rights

he COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated three main pathologies of American voting rights, according to Richard Hasen. The pandemic has revealed the lack of systematic and uniform protection of voting rights in the United States, as described in the peer...

– Mary Ann Liebert

Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy

01-Sep-2020


Universities launch database on amnesties granted during conflict and peace processes

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods.

– Queen's University Belfast

Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements

Embargo expired on 01-Sep-2020 at 19:05 ET

31-Aug-2020


Warning witnesses of the possibility of misinformation helps protect their memory accuracy

Warning about the threat of misinformation—before or after an event—significantly reduces the negative impact of misinformation on memory, according to research at Tufts University. The findings could have important implications for improving the...

– Tufts University

1728764; PNAS

LifeWire Announcement


Trump Ads Claiming Biden Wants to "Defund the Police" Are Misleading

Trump Ads Claiming Biden Wants to "Defund the Police" Are Misleading

– Newswise


Trump falsely claims Google 'manipulated' millions of 2016 votes

Trump falsely claims Google 'manipulated' millions of 2016 votes

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcement


UVA Darden Professors Explore Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work in Free Online Course

Six renowned professors from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business are helping to answer key questions with an innovative, free online course: “Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work.”

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UVA Darden Welcomes 7 New Faculty Members

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome seven new faculty members ahead of the 2020–21 academic year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UIC to lead new consortium of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The initial launch of the national initiative, which is called “Crossing Latinidades,” is supported by a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the department of Latin American and Latino studies and the Office of Diversity at UIC...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Dean of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Named to ROI-NJ Influencers: Higher Education List

Bonita Stanton, M.D., who was the first leader of the school starting in 2016, was cited for helming the private and independent medical school – “one that aims to produce a generation of doctors whose vision is built around ensuring health outco...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


FSU launches new level of professional certification on trauma and resilience

Florida State University's College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series.

– Florida State University


Higher Education Reopening During COVID: Expert Panel for September 9, 2PM EDT

This virtual media event welcomes presidents, deans, and other university spokespeople to make the case for how their universities are handling this once in a lifetime challenge.

– Newswise


UW breaks ground on the future of health sciences education and improving our health

Deans of the UW Health Sciences schools — Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work — and Washington State legislators celebrated construction of the Health Sciences Education Building on the UW’s Seattle campus with...

– University of Washington

includes video


AERA Selects William F. Tate IV to Deliver 2020 Brown Lecture in Education Research

William F. Tate IV, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, and a leading expert on the intersections between education, society, and public health, has been selected by the American Educational R...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Rutgers School of Public Health Appoints Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Jaya Satagopan, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Director of the Center for South Asian Quantitative Health and Education at the Rutgers School of Public Health will be serving as the Interim Associate Dean for Facult...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

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