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Released: 13-Aug-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Will 2020 be a Turning Point for Electric Vehicles?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

If 2020 proves a turning point from internal-combustion engines to electric vehicle models, EV expert and historian David Kirsch says scholars will likely look back and point to five specific factors.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. licenses drug development compounds from UWM Research Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The newly licensed compounds, developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, act on a particular neurotransmitter receptor in the brain, which has shown promise for treatment of epilepsy and other convulsant disorders.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Statement on the Death of Sumner M. Redstone from GW Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness Director
George Washington University

Statement of William Dietz, MD, PhD, director and chair of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, on the Death of Entrepreneur and Visionary Philanthropist Sumner M. Redstone

11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Declassify Attacks and Incentivize Resilience
Associated Universities, Inc.

– Today in view of rising global tensions, bold new recommendations were issued by the National Commission for Grid Resilience (NCGR) to secure and build a more resilient grid in the United States, the world's greatest consumer of electricity.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 7:15 PM EDT
How anxiety--and hope--can drive new product adoption
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of New South Wales, University of Southern California, and Imperial College London published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that analyzes how varying levels of hope and anxiety about outcomes from new products affect consequential adoption intentions and actual product adoption.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Study predicts millions of unsellable homes could upend market
University of Arizona

Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

Newswise: Sandia Science & Tech Park spurs economic growth
Released: 12-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Sandia Science & Tech Park spurs economic growth
Sandia National Laboratories

A new, independent report has concluded that the Sandia Science & Technology Park contributed significantly to the local economy in 2018-19 by adding 310 jobs and generating increases in economic activity and tax revenue to the city and New Mexico.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Evolutionary theory of economic decisions
Stanford University

Making decisions in the face of uncertainty has never been easy.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
First-of-its-kind Collateral Risk Education Series Launches Sept. 14
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Clifford Rossi, formerly a risk executive for the likes of Citi and Countrywide, directs an online series at the intersections of mortgage collateral valuation and risk management. Vigilance against deficiency in this area, he says, “is particularly critical as markets are supply constrained and getting the appraisal right is essential.”

Released: 12-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers show mathematically how to best reopen your business after lockdown
Frontiers

In the USA, where the curve of infections has not yet flattened since the beginning of the pandemic, 158,000 people have died from Covid-19 already.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Study: Machine learning can predict market behavior
Cornell University

Machine learning can assess the effectiveness of mathematical tools used to predict the movements of financial markets, according to new Cornell research based on the largest dataset ever used in this area.

Newswise: NYC shoppers 4 times more likely to frequent stores adhering to social distance guidelines
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
NYC shoppers 4 times more likely to frequent stores adhering to social distance guidelines
Cornell University

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell University experiment using 3D simulation.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Restaurant customers frown on automatic gratuities, particularly after good service
Washington State University

Automatic gratuities leave restaurant patrons with a bad taste, even when the meal and the service were excellent, new research from Washington State University indicates.

Newswise: Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
Released: 10-Aug-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In preparing for the next stage of reopening, leaders must decide what kinds of businesses represent the best and worst trade-offs in terms of economic benefits and health risks. To tackle that question, a new study fuses a variety of data on consumer and business activity, measuring 26 types of businesses by both their usefulness and risk.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Study: Most Americans don't have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income
Oregon State University

A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
How Technological, Socioeconomic and Geopolitical Forces are Altering Everything We Know about Marketing
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A new study examines technological, socioeconomic and geopolitical forces altering the marketing industry -- including deepening consumer relationships -- and the implications for marketing managers, educators and researchers.

Newswise: Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Released: 6-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Horizon31 startup licenses ORNL global communication system for drones
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Horizon31, LLC, of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed a novel communication system that allows users to reliably operate unmanned vehicles such as drones from anywhere in the world using only an internet connection.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT
COVID-19 Disrupts Important Research Projects, Shutters Labs Indefinitely
American Physiological Society (APS)

The coronavirus has halted critical physiological research and shuttered labs across the nation.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Digital buccaneers boost box office bang
University of Georgia

Pirated movies circulated online after their theatrical release saw about 3% higher box office receipts because of the increase in word-of-mouth advertising.

Newswise: Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Ann Davidson to the Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Seven New Trustees
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of David M. Epstein, Esq., Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, Sandra Keary, Jeremy Grunin, Rick Loshiavo, Alexander Taylor and Gary Tolchin to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

Newswise: Management gender diversity essential in adversity
Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Management gender diversity essential in adversity
University of Adelaide

A study by an international team of researchers suggests that gender-balanced teams help businesses, especially in adverse times.

Newswise: Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
University of Notre Dame

If an audit office has a diversified client portfolio, it is more difficult to audit a particular type of client, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Helping protect medical professionals
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Helping protect medical professionals
Sandia National Laboratories

A media comprised of a sandwich of materials, tested by Sandia National Laboratories, is being manufactured into N95-like respirators that could be used in local medical facilities. The project originated from the urgent need for personal protective equipment when the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Big Opportunity for Telemedicine Emerges from COVID-19 Crisis
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Phillip Phan, the Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses promising developments in the field of telemedicine – developments that, ironically, may have been sped up by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Texas Biomed adds International Global Health Expert to Leadership Team
Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Texas Biomed adds International Global Health Expert to Leadership Team
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The leadership team at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is excited to announce the addition of Akudo Anyanwu, M.D., M.P.H. to its administrative leadership team as Vice President of Development.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Blockchain startup ‘Avalanche’ raises $42M in first sale
Cornell University

Avalanche, a new blockchain platform built around research first conducted at Cornell University, raised $42 million in less than five hours during the first public sale of its digital currency token, held July 15.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Dr. Thomas Rimmele, Director of NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, Named One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business
National Solar Observatory

Dr. Thomas Rimmele from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Solar Observatory joins the 11th annual list of awardees from such companies as Netflix, Google, and Patagonia, as well as institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Consumers don’t fully trust smart home technologies
University of Warwick

Smart home technologies are an emerging market, with some households installing voice controlled appliances and smart security

Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
DHS Awards $1.97M to Small Businesses for First Responder ICAM Technolo
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS SBIR Program awarded a total of $1.97 million to two small businesses to develop technologies that will support the security, scalability, and interoperability within a first responder organization’s information technology infrastructure.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Utah anchors and dominates industrial banking in the United States
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a groundbreaking analysis detailing the substantial economic benefits of industrial banks in Utah, the nationwide center for this banking segment with a 110-year history.

Newswise: Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Most retirement investors should stay the course in market swings, UAH professor says
University of Alabama Huntsville

In a volatile stock market, retirement-minded investors who are funding a 401(k), IRA or similar investment vehicle should check their allocations and then stay the course, says Dr. John Burnett, an associate professor in the Finance Department of the College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Having Clients From Many Industries Hurts Auditing Firm Effectiveness
North Carolina State University

When an accounting firm has a diversified client portfolio, the quality of the firm’s audits suffers – and the more industry sectors it audits, the worse those audits are.

Newswise: Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Indiana University

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that when a company is in bankruptcy, its advertising and research and development investments can cut both ways. They increase the odds of surviving for some bankrupt companies and decrease the odds for others.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Report Sees ‘Tough Challenges’ to Building Up Transportation Ridership in New York City
New York University

Subway usage has dropped from 5.5 million on an average weekday to less than 500,000 a day, according to the report.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Social distancing varies by income in US
University of California, Davis

Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Utah’s young population contributes to relatively low COVID-19 death rate
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as a whole.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators List
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory secured the No. 3 spot on Fast Company’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators list — marking the second consecutive year that APL appeared among businesses and organizations around the globe honored for demonstrating a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Owe the IRS? No problem, some Americans say
Ohio State University

A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Survey results: Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress
Washington University in St. Louis

When a company commits in writing to a statement of higher purpose, a new survey shows that it promotes the employees' well-being, more happiness and even lower stress from the COVID-19 pandemic. And when the workers write their own, the effects are even more substantial.

Newswise: Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth
Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:20 PM EDT
Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth
Iowa State University

A "zero bias" or tendency for individuals to select targeted retirement funds ending in zero can affect the amount people contribute to retirement savings and leads to an investment portfolio with an incompatible level of risk, according to new research.

Newswise: Grant fuels digital transformation, applied learning opportunities
Released: 27-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Grant fuels digital transformation, applied learning opportunities
Wichita State University

Wichita State University was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, to build a workforce development database.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Global Consulting Program for Maryland Businesses Application Deadline Approaching
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

August 1 is the preferred deadline for Maryland businesses to apply for a Maryland Smith-coordinated program designed to increase expertise in international expansion and global business strategies.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Arizona State University and World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announce COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons to help companies get back to work
Arizona State University (ASU)

To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today the COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons — an interactive hub for the global community to access the very latest information about testing options and to share knowledge and practices for safely bringing back and keeping employees in the workplace during the COVID-19 era.

Newswise: The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amid pressure by the United States, the coronavirus pandemic, and China's crackdown on Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks.

Newswise: Tracking space enterprises will change accounting, UAH professor says
Released: 27-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Tracking space enterprises will change accounting, UAH professor says
University of Alabama Huntsville

Emerging space businesses will drive new innovations in the accounting needed to provide an accurate picture of operations, says an associate professor of accounting at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) who has written a paper examining commerce in space.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Sci-fi foretold social media, Uber and Augmented Reality, offers insights into the future
Lancaster University

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer patterns.


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