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Released: 1-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT
COVID-19 Study Retractions Drive Research Transparency Partnership and Push for Increased Publication of Negative/Null Findings
Wolters Kluwer Health

Together, The Center for Biomedical Research Transparency (CBMRT), the American Heart Association (AHA) and Wolters Kluwer continue to address the issue of publication bias – and the importance of publishing research with negative findings – by launching the Null Hypothesis Initiative for all of the AHA's 12 peer-reviewed, scientific research journals.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
How (and Why) Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic
North Carolina State University

A new study outlines how a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm – and what other brands can learn from the phenomenon.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Netflix - a zebra among horses: QUT researcher
Queensland University of Technology

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.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Hoarding and herding during the COVID-19 pandemic
University of Technology, Sydney

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 our behavior.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
UVA Darden, Focused Ultrasound Foundation Partner on Innovative Fellowship Program
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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 therapeutic technology company and guaranteed admission to the Darden full-time MBA program.

Newswise: For diverse corporate board members, upward mobility stops with a seat at the table
Released: 11-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
For diverse corporate board members, upward mobility stops with a seat at the table
University of Delaware

A new study from the University of Delaware found that even when corporate boards include directors who are women and/or racial minorities, these diverse directors are significantly less likely to serve in positions of leadership. This occurs even when they possess stronger qualifications.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 5:35 PM EDT
A menu for restaurant survival during the pandemic
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Timothy Webb can talk about potential strategies restaurant owners can use to segment the market, account for government restrictions and potentially match pre-COVID dine-in revenue totals.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Hoarding and herding during the COVID-19 pandemic
University of Technology, Sydney

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 our behavior.

Newswise: Wolters Kluwer signals strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world
Released: 10-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Wolters Kluwer signals strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world
Wolters Kluwer Health

Today, Wolters Kluwer, Health released a new report that presents strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world. “Nurse Executives: Driving Change in the Era of COVID-19,” explores how nurse leaders are in a unique position to embrace new opportunities and challenges in a post pandemic reality that can shape longer-term strategies to strengthen the profession.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 11:45 AM EDT
DHS Awards $1M to Colorado Small Business to Develop On-Body Power Module for First Responders
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $1 million to Colorado-based small business TDA Research, Inc. to develop a power module that would service all of the current and emerging requirements of on-body devices for first responders through the DHS SBIR Program, administered by DHS S&T.

Newswise: BrainGate Inc., owner of brain-computer interface technologies, donated to Tufts University
Released: 10-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
BrainGate Inc., owner of brain-computer interface technologies, donated to Tufts University
Tufts University

Tufts University, together with alumnus Jeff Stibel and his partners, today announced the donation of BrainGate, Inc. (“BrainGate”) and its patented technology to the university. BrainGate is a transformative neurotechnology that uses micro-electrodes implanted in the brain to let humans operate external devices such as computers or robotic arms with just their thought. BrainGate has received an FDA-approved investigational device exemption to conduct human trials of brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies.

Newswise: Deloitte and Wichita State University join forces to launch new Smart Factory
Released: 10-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Deloitte and Wichita State University join forces to launch new Smart Factory
Wichita State University

Deloitte and Wichita State University today announced the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking and immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise.

Newswise: Cash Transfers More Effective than Workforce Training in Improving Lives of Rwandans
Released: 10-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Cash Transfers More Effective than Workforce Training in Improving Lives of Rwandans
University of California San Diego

In the head-to-head comparison of a workforce-training program and direct cash transfers for Rwandans, cash proves superior in improving economic outcomes of unemployed youths, while training outperforms cash only in the production of business knowledge, according to a new University of California San Diego study.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Pivoting Is the New Normal (In the COVID-Impacted Business Environment)
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Entrepreneur Andy Shallal and Maryland Smith Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins will discuss pivoting business strategy in the midst of a global pandemic, economic distress and racial protests.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Rethinking business: Disruptions like the corona crisis also create new opportunities
University of Cologne

Changes in the external environment always affect the success of companies and may even tilt previously valid laws of business off balance.

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Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Pandemics bring pain. But so do the prescriptions for containing them: From school closures to total lockdowns, every government-mandated approach to blunting the impact of COVID-19 involves a trade-off between lives saved and jobs lost.

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Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Craftier Than Cash: How Banks Use Credit Cards to Bribe Bureaucrats
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Bribery doesn’t necessarily involve suitcases of cash, all-expense-paid vacations, or secret gifts of jewelry. For people who don’t want to get caught, subtlety can be more practical.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Computational social science: Obstacles and opportunities
Stanford Graduate School of Business

This study examines the obstacles and opportunities around data sharing between big tech and academia.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study: Wage Theft Runs Rampant During Recessions
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Employers are more likely to cheat their workers during periods of high unemployment. It happened during the Great Recession of 2008. It's even more likely during the COVID recession, in part because of President Trump's recent executive order relaxing enforcement.

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Released: 8-Sep-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Climate change will decimate Palm Springs, Coachella Valley tourism
University of California, Riverside

A new UC Riverside study finds that climate change will have a devastating effect on the greater Palm Springs area's dominant industry -- tourism.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2021
Materials Research Society (MRS)

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President/President Elect and new Board Members for 2021, elected by the Society's global membership of over 14,000.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
3 Essentials to a More Inclusive Hiring Process
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Diversity, equity and inclusion are imperative. How can companies — and the individuals in them — ensure the kind of inclusive hiring practices that will lead to a genuinely equitable and diverse culture? Darden Professor Toni Irving discusses problems and solutions for hiring and developing diverse talent.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
New UVA Darden Courses Include Explorations of Inclusion, Managing in a Pandemic and Tech Policy
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will offer a number of new courses for the 2020–21 academic year. The classes range from explorations of India’s role in the global economy to a deep dive into technology policy, among other topics.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Personal success more appreciated than team dominance in sports, business
Cornell University

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 Cornell University.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
'Attack Helicopters' an online sub-culture to watch out for
Queensland University of Technology

While 'trolls' have been around almost as long as the Internet, 'Incels' are a more recent and distinctly different cyber sub-culture which warrants more study says a QUT researcher.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Risk Leadership Series: Consumer and Commercial Loan Risk During COVID
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

John Stewart, CRO of Boeing Employees Credit Union, will discuss COVID-related risks associated with consumer and commercial loan products.

Newswise: NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
Released: 2-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH today announced $129.3 million in scale-up and manufacturing support for a new set of COVID-19 testing technologies as part of its RADx initiative. NIH is awarding contracts to nine companies for technologies that include portable point-of-care tests for immediate results and high-throughput laboratories that can return results within 24 hours.

Newswise: Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds
Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, IU study finds
Indiana University

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 multifaceted, targeted approach is needed to achieve that goal in the U.S., where intelligence officials have warned that Russia and other rivals are again attempting to undermine our democracy.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Segregation in 2020: Why Aren’t We Moving Forward?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the U.S. has become more diverse, it has largely remained segregated. Good intentions and conversations about diversity may lead to what Professor Greg Fairchild terms the “illusion of inclusion”; even if we do not hold bias, physical and social separation may exacerbate existing income, wealth, job and achievement gaps.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:20 AM EDT
UVA Darden Professors Explore Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work in Free Online Course
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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.”

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:20 AM EDT
UVA Darden Welcomes 7 New Faculty Members
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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

Newswise: Colleges get millions in energy-efficiency improvements without budget impacts
Released: 1-Sep-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Colleges get millions in energy-efficiency improvements without budget impacts
Cornell College

Small colleges and universities are embarking on major infrastructure repairs that lead to more energy-efficient campuses, and it is not costing a penny upfront.

Newswise: Cell Bio 2020 Image Contest begins Sept 1
Released: 1-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Cell Bio 2020 Image Contest begins Sept 1
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is holding a contest to find amazing images and videos that show the beauty of cell biology. Winning entries will be featured during Cell Bio Virtual 2020 - An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting in December.

Newswise: MD Anderson welcomes 15 volunteer board members, honors two new Life Members
Released: 31-Aug-2020 4:50 PM EDT
MD Anderson welcomes 15 volunteer board members, honors two new Life Members
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV) has named 15 new members and bestowed its highest honor of Life Member on senior members Regina Rogers of Beaumont and Melvyn N. Klein of Corpus Christi.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives $300,000 grant to create statewide economic recovery plan
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The two-year project will include the creation of an economic recovery plan as well as the development of a history of the economic impact of COVID-19 on the state.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Virtual Symposium Addresses Working Safely in the COVID-19 Era
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will hold a 3-day virtual symposium, September 11-13, 2020, on Working Safely in the COVID-19 Era: Case Studies and Lessons Learned.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories Bridge R&D Gap for New Mexico Businesses
Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexico companies seeking to develop new technology products may qualify for technical assistance from the state’s two national laboratories.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT
DHS Awards $1 Million to Support Machine Learning Development for Airport Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded $1 million to a small business to advance explosive detection equipment.

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Released: 28-Aug-2020 11:35 AM EDT
NM companies may receive up to $150K in technical assistance
Sandia National Laboratories

Eligible New Mexico companies can submit statements of intent to work with scientists and engineers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories through a new program to advance technologies derived from the labs into market-ready products and services.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps
Flinders University

The COVID-19 crisis has increasingly highlighted shortcomings in Australia's National Broadband Network, Flinders University experts say.


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