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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

Science News


An Early Effect of COVID-19 Disruption: Drinking to Cope with Distress

Using alcohol to cope with distress was associated with increased drinking during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Adults experiencing greater depression or lower social connectedness, and those with children under...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Arts and Humanities


Rutgers Philosopher Discusses "Tenet" Movie, Direction of Time

With Christopher Nolan's long-awaited "Tenet" arriving in movie theaters, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Jill North, an expert on the philosophy of physics, discusses "Tenet," time's arrow and other sci-fi parables that challen...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social and Behavioral Sciences


A pain reliever that alters perceptions of risk

While acetaminophen is helping you deal with your headache, it may also be making you more willing to take risks, a new study suggests. People who took acetaminophen rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” as less risky than peop...

– Ohio State University

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Suicide on screen: getting the message right can support better mental health outcomes

University of South Australia researchers have confirmed that portrayals of suicide in moving-image fiction and non-fiction media, such as television and web series, films, and documentaries, has the potential to increase suicidal ideation and behavi...

– University of South Australia

Health and Social Care

Study Highlights Ties Between Racism and Activism in Black Youth

A new study finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Aug 2020


Psychological abuse: obstetric care must delve deeper

As domestic violence skyrockets amid COVID-19, women’s health experts are calling for compulsory training of obstetric health practitioners to ensure they can recognise the signs of coercive control for women in their care.

– University of South Australia

Journal of Family Violence

Why You Should be Concerned About What Your Kids Watch During School Closures

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, children across the country are facing social isolation. With many school districts in the U.S. choosing remote learning, students are likely to consume more mass media. You might be wondering, should parents be con...

– University of Kentucky

Council on Contemporary Families

Mask mandates delayed by nearly a month in Republican-led states, UW study finds

Political science researchers at the University of Washington examined the factors associated with statewide mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. When controlling for other factors, states with Republican governors delayed imposing broad indoo...

– University of Washington


Sociologists Available to Comment on Police Brutality and Racial Inequality

The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.

Expert Available

– American Sociological Association (ASA)


Red hot meat: the wrong recipe for heart disease

From MasterChef to MKR, the world’s best chefs have taught us how to barbeque, grill and panfry a steak to perfection. But while the experts may be seeking that extra flavour, new research from the University of South Australia suggests high-heat c...

– University of South Australia


Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

New research provides some of the first solid evidence that people who watch a virtual job interview rate the candidate substantially lower than those who watch the same interview in person.Researchers at Missouri S&T published a study with their fin...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care to patients remotely, according to a national study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.

– Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

American Psychologist

Personal success more appreciated than team dominance in sports, business

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

– Cornell 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


New Book Series Offers Oral History of Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Education

Two-volume "Corona Chronicles" narratives recount how students, parents, administrators, and community members are navigating these uncertain times.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

LifeWire Announcement

Facebook post claiming they depict people who were attacked by a Black Lives Matter group "for being white" are fake

Disturbing photos showing badly beaten elderly people are being misrepresented in a Facebook post that claims they depict people who were attacked by a Black Lives Matter group "for being white." The images are legitimate, but the claim that the inju...

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcement

Williamson heads UA Little Rock’s School of Public Affairs

Dr. Anne Williamson, a nationwide expert in housing policy, has been selected as the new director of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her research areas include housing policy, community development, citizen ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock





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