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Released: 19-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Mackenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Announces $2 Million Grant to South Bronx’s Health People to Expand Peer-to-Peer Education to Tackle Most Wide-Spread – and Preventable – Chronic Diseases Afflicting Residents of Poor and Minority Communities
Health People

Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve been selected to receive a $2million gift as an awardee of the Yield Giving Open Call. Our project was selected from among 6,353 applications from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico after a process of multiple levels of review, feedback, and diligence involving peer applicants and an external Evaluation Panel recruited for experience relevant to this cause. Health People is very grateful and excited to use these funds to develop our Community Training Institute, enabling us to effectively train other community groups across the city to implement peer-based chronic disease self-care and preventive education.

Released: 8-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Women Eggplant Entrepreneurs Target Food Insecurity in Bangladesh
Cornell University

An initiative by the Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership (IREP) is pioneering plant nurseries as a catalytic resource for food and economic security in Bangladesh, which is in turn supporting women entrepreneurs.

Released: 3-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Job ads with wide pay ranges can deter applicants
Washington State University

As more states require employers to list compensation on job ads, a trending strategy to use very wide pay ranges could potentially harm recruitment, according to a Washington State University study.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 11-Oct-2023 4:40 PM EDT
Is Less More? Or Is Less Sometimes Less? Examining the Consumer Trend Toward Minimalist Packaging in Consumable Products
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Texas Christian University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Georgia published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines the consumer trend towards minimalist packaging in consumable products.

Newswise: When Rentals Go Wrong: Study Explores Sharing Economy and Ways to Boost Good Customer Behavior
Released: 9-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
When Rentals Go Wrong: Study Explores Sharing Economy and Ways to Boost Good Customer Behavior
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The study is based on an extensive investigation of Rent the Runway and data from nearly 2,000 social media posts, 1,168 news media articles, Rent the Runway marketing materials, and interviews with bloggers and consumers.

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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

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: 9-Mar-2023 1:30 PM EST
You can't put a price tag on knowledge. Read the latest news on finance and the world economy in the Economics channel

The U.S. economy is on people's minds as the government prepares for a showdown on the deficit and government spending. Find the latest research and expert commentary on money issues here. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Economics channel on Newswise.

Released: 10-Oct-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Scientists hit their creative peak early in their careers
Ohio State University

A new study provides the best evidence to date that scientists overall are most innovative and creative early in their careers.

Released: 14-Sep-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Strategic Brand Factors That Moderate the Impact of Business Cycles on Brand Equity
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason University, and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how six brand attributes affect how well a brand performs during economic expansions and contractions.

Newswise: Circular Economy to Boost the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Released: 17-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Circular Economy to Boost the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Tsinghua University Press

Circular economy is a brilliant concept that has found its way not only in elevating various aspects of our lives but also in solidifying future plans and goals for a sustainable society. In that sense, it also has high potential in achieving United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals (SDGs) that was adopted in 2015 with the motive of “transforming our world”.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Men in Same-Sex Couples Suffer Earnings Decline When Preventative HIV-Medicine Is Available
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

When expensive medicines that are proven to prevent HIV acquisition are available through employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI), annual earnings for men in same-sex couples decline and part-time employment increases. The labor market effects are largest for young white men, who are among those most likely to be taking HIV prevention drugs.

Released: 25-Jul-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Study Examines Health Benefits of Affordable Housing-Based Services in NYC
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

The JPB Foundation has provided a sizeable grant to the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to fund a three-year study examining the impact of social, environmental, and health-related services in affordable housing settings on residents’ health and quality of life.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 3:50 PM EDT
How Can Deficits Be Avoided at Major Sporting Events?
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The World Cycling Championships in Bergen in 2017 had budgeted slightly more than €16.5 million in both revenues and costs. They missed the mark on both counts, and the event incurred a € 5.8 million deficit.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 1:55 PM EDT
New Study Appears to Have the Answer to One of F1’s Oldest Questions: Which Is More Important Car and Team, or Driver?
Taylor & Francis

80-20 rule of car being most important factor to success, dismissed using statistical modelling and race analysis across eight seasons.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center to Assume Leadership of SOCAP, Enhancing SOCAP’s Leadership Position for a New Era of Impact
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

SOCAP Global and the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business today announced a groundbreaking partnership transitioning the leadership and day-to-day operations of SOCAP to the Sorenson Impact Center.

Released: 14-Apr-2022 11:35 AM EDT
On-Demand Warehousing Holds Powerful Potential for Supply Chains
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment windows.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 15-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Love Trumps Budget in Sentimental Buys
University of Colorado Boulder

Brides and the bereaved beware: You, like many shoppers, may have a tendency to reject thriftiness when your purchase is a matter of the heart, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Released: 3-Sep-2015 3:00 PM EDT
Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast
Wichita State University

Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

15-Feb-2013 9:00 AM EST
Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

Released: 28-Dec-2012 9:00 AM EST
In and Out: Luxury Hotel Trends for 2013
Hawkins International Public Relations

Luxury hotels are ditching the passé in favor of innovative and fresh offerings to keep guests coming back in 2013.

Released: 13-Dec-2012 10:50 AM EST
Good Lies and Bad Lies. Perceptions For Corporate and Non-Profit Liars
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Research shows that people are more forgiving of lies from a non-profit organization than they are from a for-profit (Fortune 500) company.

Released: 8-Nov-2012 2:00 PM EST
U.S. Businesses Operating in Social Media Denial
University of South Carolina

American businesses are operating in social media denial, with 72 percent of businesses not having a social media strategy. Dr. Rob Ployhart, a UofSC management professor, is conducting some of the first studies on social media and its use as a business strategy. Ployhart wrote a newly published report on the subject for the Society of Human Resources Management.

Released: 8-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
Pressure Mounting to Add Women to U.S. Corporate Boards
Washington University in St. Louis

Despite evidence supporting boardroom diversity as a driver of corporate performance, “the percentage of women directors on U.S. boards stagnated some years ago and remains at or near 12 percent, with fewer than 10 percent of boards having three or more women,” says Hillary A. Sale, JD, the Walter D. Coles professor of law at Washington University School of Law. “The pressure to add women directors is, however, growing.” Sale discusses options to grow board diversity.

Released: 5-Nov-2012 12:30 PM EST
Tech Fund Boosts Binghamton Inventors
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University researcher Ron Miles invented a tiny directional microphone — suitable for use in hearing aids — that filters out unwanted sounds. Now, with help from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund, he hopes to bring the idea to the marketplace.

Released: 30-Oct-2012 4:40 PM EDT
Start-Up Biz with University Ties Plans Record Social Media Launch
Mississippi State University

When an expected crowd of 40,000 music festival goers descends on a historic area in downtown Starkville Friday [Nov. 2] for Bulldog Bash, one start-up company headed by an MSU alumnus is hoping to make social media history as it launches a new site called YeHive.

Released: 22-Oct-2012 11:20 AM EDT
Study Highlights the Current State of Women in Leadership Roles
Dick Jones Communications

The Women’s College of the University of Denver and The White House Project, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to advance women’s leadership, have conducted a national study examining women’s positional leadership across 14 sectors. Four of the sectors are being unveiled at this time.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
New Book “Governpreneurship” Presents Compelling Argument for Increased Focus on Public Sector Entrepreneurship
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Challenging the traditional view that entrepreneurship is exclusively a private-sector concern, Governpreneurship presents a compelling argument for increased focus on entrepreneurship in public sector organizations including case studies from around the globe. Co-authored by Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D. and scheduled for release on October 17, 2012, it is the only book to date to focus specifically on government entrepreneurship. The book includes a foreword by Former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
U.S. - Israel Center Established at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management
University of California - San Diego Rady School of Management

The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, today announced the launch of the U.S. - Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. The center will promote collaboration between businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and the diverse cultures of Israel to enable the translation of technology into new global market opportunities. It also will facilitate interactions between the respective innovation communities of the U.S. and Israel.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Thought Into Action: Alums and Students Working Together to Create Business Ideas on Campus
Colgate University

Once Saturday every month, more than 30 alumni entrepreneurs return to campus to mentor students.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Cleaning Up with Wake Wash
Wake Forest University

What began five years ago as a classroom assignment to start and run a business for three days and $40 has become one of the hottest ventures among the next generation of entrepreneurs at Wake Forest University.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
An Entrepreneurial Immersion: Wharton Launches MBA “Semester in San Francisco”
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

For the first time ever, this fall Wharton is hosting 60 students in its traditional MBA program to spend a semester at Wharton | San Francisco, the School’s West Coast campus and home to MBA for Executive students.