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11-Sep-2020


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Higher Education Reopening During COVID: Expert Panel for September 9th, 2020

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

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences

11-Sep-2020


Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity

If you’re a relentlessly upbeat thinker, you may be enamored of the 10,000-hour rule, which holds that if you simply practice something regularly for a long enough time, you’ll eventually achieve mastery.

– Stanford Graduate School of Business

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research


Perception matters: Consumers prefer "natural" prevention options

New research shows consumers strongly prefer "natural," not synthetic, products to prevent ailments. That presents a dilemma. Medical researchers are racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. When they do, how receptive will consumers be?

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Consumer Research


Hoarding and herding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rushing to stock up on toilet paper before it vanished from the supermarket isle, stashing cash under the mattress, purchasing a puppy or perhaps planting a vegetable patch - the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some interesting and unusual changes in...

– University of Technology, Sydney

Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy


Latest poverty statistics: U-M experts can discuss

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 report on poverty and income statistics, to be released Sept. 15.

Expert Available

– University of Michigan

10-Sep-2020


Colors evoke similar feelings around the world

People all over the world associate colors with emotions. In fact, people from different parts of the world often associate the same colors with the same emotions.

– Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Psychological Science


Pillemer: Family estrangement a problem ‘hiding in plain sight’

Karl Pillemer’s new book, “Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them,” published Sept. 8, documents the surprising prevalence of estrangement for the first time. Conducting the first large-scale national survey on the subject, Pillem...

– Cornell University

Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them


Hoarding and herding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rushing to stock up on toilet paper before it vanished from the supermarket isle, stashing cash under the mattress, purchasing a puppy or perhaps planting a vegetable patch - the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some interesting and unusual changes in...

– University of Technology, Sydney

Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy

Pop Culture

11-Sep-2020


Netflix - a zebra among horses: QUT researcher

Media studies expert Professor Amanda Lotz, from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre, said there is a lot of misunderstanding about the world’s biggest internet-distributed video service.

– Queensland University of Technology

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Law and Public Policy

14-Sep-2020


Georgetown Global Health Center Issues Pandemic Preparedness Report and COVID-19 Lessons

In a new report commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), Georgetown global health experts say the success of any effort to redress pandemic preparedness failures demonstrated by COVID-19 requires a re-centering of governance t...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Center for Global Health Science and Security

LifeWire Announcement


Trump’s Deceptive Comparison of the Coronavirus to the Flu

A new book by journalist Bob Woodward shows that President Donald Trump sought to downplay the seriousness of the novel coronavirus despite the fact that he knew just how dangerous it was.

– Newswise

LifeWire Announcement


ChopChop Family partners with The Kids Cook Monday and UF/IFAS to offer webinar series

ChopChop Family, The Kids Cook Monday, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are partnering to produce a series of free webinars, through the Community of Practice Healthy Food Choices in Schools eXtension, for educato...

– Monday Campaigns


Foundation for Academic Nursing Continues Support for Students Impacted by COVID-19

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce that a total of 107 nursing student will receive $500 in support to help them overcome hardships linked to CO...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Oderich joins UTHealth as Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, a noted leader in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, has been named chief of the vascular surgery division with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Ce...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


UVA Darden, Focused Ultrasound Foundation Partner on Innovative Fellowship Program

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Charlottesville-based Focused Ultrasound Foundation have partnered on an innovative new fellowship program offering young professionals both a dynamic career start in a cutting-edge therape...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Rutgers School of Public Health Student Receives Fulbright Award

Rohit Mukherjee, a student in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, has received a Fulbright Award in public health for the 2020-2021 academic year.

– Rutgers School of Public Health


Windgate Foundation donates $3 million to UA Little Rock for Windgate Center of Art and Design

The Windgate Foundation has made a high-impact gift of more than $3 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that will help educate generations of future artists.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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