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Newswise: New Study Unveils Dynamics of Sexual Racism Among Young Sexual Minority Black Men
Released: 19-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
New Study Unveils Dynamics of Sexual Racism Among Young Sexual Minority Black Men
School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ryan Wade, a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, has published a new research article titled “Whose Role is It Anyway? Sexual Racism and Sexual Positioning Among Young Sexual Minority Black Men” in the Journal of Sex Research. This insightful study sheds light on a pressing issue within the LGBTQ+ community.

Released: 31-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Black History Month: FSU expert available to offer insights on contributions and history of Black Americans
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph, Rodrigo Santa Maria | Published: January 31, 2024 | 12:27 pm | SHARE: During Black History Month, America celebrates the legacy of Black Americans whose leadership brought about positive change across the nation. Florida State University’s new Civil Rights Institute Director, Ted Ellis, will travel to Capitol Hill this month as Acting Chair for the federal 400 Years of African-American History Commission (400YAAHC).

14-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
New Research Shows That U.S. Renters Are Hit the Hardest When a Hurricane Strikes
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Ten years of data indicate that a hurricane disaster leads to rent increases, higher eviction rates, and less affordable housing for renters

Released: 12-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Caring for LGBTQ+ nursing home residents in culturally appropriate and inclusive ways
Regenstrief Institute

There have been few studies of LGBTQ+ older adults residing in nursing homes. A new article from faculty of Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University explores care of the growing number of LGBTQ+ older adults living in these facilities.

   
Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 28-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Increase in the number of people identifying as transgender in the UK
University College London

The number of people identifying as transgender in their GP records in the UK has increased between 2000 and 2018, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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Released: 12-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Advertising rental housing in Spanish puts off many potential renters
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Publishing an ad for an apartment or rental home in Spanish may seem like it would broaden the pool of potential renters, but new research shows it can harm rental-seekers’ perception of the property and its neighborhood.Finding a new apartment or home to rent can be nerve-wracking and tedious. It is increasingly digital and there are thousands of websites and Facebook groups for prospective renters to peruse.

   
Released: 11-Oct-2023 9:05 AM EDT
Psychiatrist Available to Comment on Psychological Impact of Israel-Palestine Conflict
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

In the wake of recent attacks, Psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health at New York Institute of Technology, urges parents to be wary of what children are seeing.

   
Released: 9-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
UCI Year of Free Speech Kicks Off with Virtual Event
University of California, Irvine

The First Amendment, academic freedom and free speech were the menu over lunchtime on Oct. 5, when the UCI’s Year of Free Speech Kickoff Event encouraged the UCI community to seek opportunities to engage in thoughtful discussions throughout the year to better understand the concepts and create space for meaningful dialogue.

Newswise: Ecological theory can help explain why segregation persists
Released: 26-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Ecological theory can help explain why segregation persists
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

An ecological theory may help to explain why segregation is so widespread and persistent in US cities, according to a paper published today in Buildings and Cities.

15-Sep-2023 4:40 PM EDT
Study: Admissions Policies that Consider Grades and Test Scores in Context of Available Opportunities Are Linked to College Success
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Indicators of high school grades and standardized test scores that take into account the levels of school, neighborhood, and family resources available to students are strongly associated with those students’ success in college, according to new research published today.

Released: 18-Sep-2023 7:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Professors Join Civil Rights Leaders and Social Justice Advocates to Discuss Policy Innovations to Protect the Lives of Black Women and Girls in the U.S.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health Tiara Willie and Associate Professor and Associate Director of the PhD and Postdoctoral programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Kamila Alexander will join U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ) on September 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., and on livestream for a discussion about policy innovations to protect the lives of Black women and girls in the U.S.

Newswise: UNFPA and Chulalongkorn Hold a Special Talk on “World Population Day” and Launch “inCUsive” Platform for Sustainable Development
Released: 8-Sep-2023 8:55 AM EDT
UNFPA and Chulalongkorn Hold a Special Talk on “World Population Day” and Launch “inCUsive” Platform for Sustainable Development
Chulalongkorn University

Together with Chulalongkorn University, the UNFPA celebrated World Population Day by holding a panel discussion titled “Bridging Integration Gaps and Promoting Gender Equality for Young People Towards Aged Society,” as well as launching the inCUsive platform to promote sustainable development.

Newswise: Illinois professor examines the critical role of food in the Civil Rights Movement
Released: 5-Sep-2023 9:55 AM EDT
Illinois professor examines the critical role of food in the Civil Rights Movement
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

African American Studies professor Bobby J. Smith II examines how the Civil Rights Movement included struggles around food in his book “Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.” The book is the inaugural title in the Black Food Justice series by the University of North Carolina Press.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:40 PM EDT
MSU expert: How to get responses from your legislator
Michigan State University

When constituents contact their legislators about an issue - whether that is because they agree or oppose an issue - they may not always get a response from their representative or senator.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
New research: Political attitudes did not change during COVID-19 pandemic
Michigan State University

A new study from researchers at Michigan State University and Tilburg University found that Americans’ political attitudes did not change significantly during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, contrary to what many expected. Mark Brandt, a researcher and associate professor of psychology at MSU, shares what these findings could mean.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:55 PM EDT
ABRF Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Race in College Admissions
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

ABRF (the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not only because of its impact on black, brown, and indigenous students who seek opportunities at elite universities, but also because of the ripple effect this decision will have in the way diversity, equity and accessibility are understood in a country that still grapples with a history and a present challenge of racial injustice.

   
Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media
Newswise

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

     
Released: 9-Aug-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Over one million acres of tribal land submerged by dams in the US
Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

Dam constructions have flooded over 1.13 million acres of tribal land in the US contributing to the historic and ongoing struggle against land dispossession for Indigenous peoples in the United States.

Newswise: What to know about the state of voting rights ahead of 2024
Released: 26-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT
What to know about the state of voting rights ahead of 2024
DePaul University

As the anniversary of the landmark civil-rights legislation approaches on August 6, Manoj Mate, an associate professor with DePaul University College of Law, discusses the details and implications of these recent court rulings for the 2024 elections and the broader challenges facing voters.

21-Jul-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Risk of Forced Labor Is Widespread in U.S. Food Supply, Study Finds
Tufts University

In a study researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab calculated the risk of forced labor across all aspects of the U.S. food supply, excluding seafood. (For a copy of the full research study, please contact [email protected])

   
Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Sociologists to Explore Topics of Attacks on Public Education, Racial Justice, the Future of Democracy, and More at ASA Annual Meeting, Aug. 17-21, Philadelphia; Press Registration Open
American Sociological Association (ASA)

Approximately 600 sessions featuring over 3,000 research papers are open to the press. From race and racism to mental health, from climate control and environmental policy issues to artificial intelligence, sociologists are investigating and reporting on the most sensitive problems confronting American society.

Newswise: Political Apathy Spreads from Parents to Adolescent Children
Released: 17-Jul-2023 8:30 AM EDT
Political Apathy Spreads from Parents to Adolescent Children
Florida Atlantic University

Why are new voters so apathetic about politics? A new study focused on one of the most salient: parent attitudes about politics. Results show that in households where parents and adolescents are close, parents transmit political apathy to their adolescent children, which may have the unfortunate consequence of contributing to low political participation among young voters.

Newswise: Cop-turned-professor pushes for stronger police-community partnerships
Released: 13-Jul-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Cop-turned-professor pushes for stronger police-community partnerships
West Virginia University

Dead from a cocaine overdose, a waitress found in a trendy Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood set the gears in motion for one of James Nolan’s last cases as a vice detective. It also served as the catalyst for his next career investigating different strategies in policing as a West Virginia University sociology professor.

Released: 3-Jul-2023 10:05 PM EDT
Escaping exploitation with nowhere to go: Barriers in accommodating survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery
University of South Australia

Survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery are struggling to find places to live with some people becoming homeless and facing risks of re-entering exploitative environments.

Newswise: Baodong Liu and his role in landmark voting rights case
Released: 30-Jun-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Baodong Liu and his role in landmark voting rights case
University of Utah

University of Utah political scientist Baodong Liu served as an expert witness in a consequential voting rights case decided on June 8 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision in Allen v. Milligan, No. 21-1086 rejected Alabama’s congressional redistricting map because it disenfranchises African-American voters. What follows is a Q&A with Professor Liu about the issues in the case.

Released: 23-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Privacy protection and other corporate accountability matters in the Business Ethics channel
Newswise

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, was fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and ordered to stop transferring data collected from Facebook users in Europe to the United States. Find the latest research and expert commentary on privacy issues and controversial business practices in the Business Ethics channel.

15-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT
The Economic Burden of Racial, Ethnic, and Educational Health Inequities in the US
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

According to two data sources, in 2018, the economic burden of health inequities for racial and ethnic minority populations (American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Latino, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations) was $421 billion or $451 billion and the economic burden of health inequities for adults without a 4-year college degree was $940 billion or $978 billion.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts
Newswise

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

       
9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here
Newswise

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-26-fake-news-effect-on-media-relations
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Released: 27-Apr-2023 4:30 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Live Event for April 26: Misinformation and Media Relations
Newswise

We are forming a panel to discuss misinformation and how it affects media relations. For the last two years, we have been looking at how Newswise can tackle issues around spreading and consuming fake news.

       
Released: 25-Apr-2023 3:05 PM EDT
‘Pursuit of tRuth’ Conference Aims to Counter White Supremacy, Hate with Education
SUNY Buffalo State University

It’s been almost a year since 10 Black people were shot to death by an avowed white supremacist at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
VIDEO
Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Released: 7-Apr-2023 6:45 PM EDT
Internet access must become human right or we risk ever-widening inequality
University of Birmingham

People around the globe are so dependent on the internet to exercise socio-economic human rights such as education, healthcare, work, and housing that online access must now be considered a basic human right, a new study reveals.

Released: 6-Apr-2023 3:15 PM EDT
State-by-State Youth Voter Turnout Data and the Impact of Election Laws in 2022
Tufts University

New estimates of youth voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections highlight major variations and inequities in young people’s electoral participation across the country. Youth turnout ranged from as high as 37% in some states to as low as 13% in others.

Newswise: Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity unveils inaugural marker on Downtown Binghamton Freedom Trail
Released: 20-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity unveils inaugural marker on Downtown Binghamton Freedom Trail
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity at Binghamton University, State University of New York unveiled the first of 12 markers on the Downtown Binghamton Freedom Trail. The markers will identify key Binghamton locations on the iconic Underground Railroad and other notable abolitionist sites.

 
Released: 17-Mar-2023 1:35 PM EDT
East and West Germans show preference for different government systems 30 years on
De Gruyter

Even after 27 years of reunification, East Germans are still more likely to be pro-state support than their Western counterparts, a new study published in the De Gruyter journal German Economic Review finds. Of the sample studied, 48% of respondents from the East said it was the government’s duty to support the family compared to 35% from the West.

Released: 16-Mar-2023 4:20 PM EDT
Childhood volunteering encourages future voting in elections, study shows
University of Exeter

Childhood volunteering encourages those from politically disengaged homes to go on and vote when they are older, a major new study shows.

Newswise: Chula Faculty of Law Launches Human Rights Law Laboratory Combining Textbook Knowledge with Real-life Experience
Released: 16-Feb-2023 8:55 AM EST
Chula Faculty of Law Launches Human Rights Law Laboratory Combining Textbook Knowledge with Real-life Experience
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University has launched the “Human Rights Law Laboratory” project to integrate classroom knowledge and field experiences to enable students to learn from their real work experience with legal partners to protect and promote understanding of human rights in Thai society.

Released: 3-Feb-2023 6:10 PM EST
Commonly used police diversity training unlikely to change officers’ behavior, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the day-long implicit bias-oriented training programs now common in most U.S. police departments are unlikely to reduce racial inequity in policing.



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