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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.

Newswise: Nearly One in Three Americans Sacrifice Sleep on Election Night
Released: 14-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Nearly One in Three Americans Sacrifice Sleep on Election Night
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) finds that 32% of Americans are more tired than usual the day after election night. Poor sleep on election night is fueled by later bedtimes, blue light exposure and the physical and mental tolls of election uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: “Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
Released: 12-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
“Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Can art help doctors better understand their patients and address racial disparities? An innovative collaboration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham uses art to help medical students hone their observational skills, in order to make more accurate diagnoses. “Prescribing Art: How Observation Enhances Medicine” is a partnership between the School of Medicine, the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Released: 12-Jun-2020 9:05 AM EDT
FAA Extends Funding for NEXTOR III Aviation Operations Research Consortium
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The FAA has extended funding for the Maryland Smith-supported consortium that has developed decision support tools, operational and system concepts, and policymaking tools that benefit the FAA, the airline industry and the flying public.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
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: 27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
Maya Healers’ Conception of Cancer May Help Bridge Gap in Multicultural Settings Care
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.

Newswise: Tsunami Boat’s Journey Captured in New Children’s Book
Released: 26-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Tsunami Boat’s Journey Captured in New Children’s Book
Humboldt State University

A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in Northern California the subject of new children's book.

Newswise: Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast
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.

Released: 11-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT
Children Exposed to Multiple Languages May Be Better Natural Communicators
University of Chicago

Young children who hear more than one language spoken at home become better communicators, a new study from University of Chicago psychologists finds.

26-Nov-2013 2:00 PM EST
Newlyweds Implicitly Know If Marriage Will Fail
University of Tennessee

A study by Michael Olson at UT finds that spouses' automatic attitudes, not their more thoughtfully held conscious attitudes, are a good predictor of marital satisfaction. It is the first study to look at the long-term implication of automatic attitudes—positive or negative thoughts, feelings or actions that one might not be aware of having toward an object or person.

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: 6-Jun-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Loyola Launches New Master of Physiology Program
Loyola Medicine

New courses will be taught by faculty at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Released: 18-May-2011 4:05 PM EDT
New Book Sheds Fresh Light on World War I
University of Indianapolis

In his new book, "World War I: The Global Revolution," Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus moves beyond dusty European history lessons to explore the war as a launching point for the political, social and technological forces that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

Released: 12-May-2011 2:20 PM EDT
Risking One’s Neck for Better Grog: Mutinies Reveal Tipping Points for Collective Unrest
University of Washington

University of Washington sociologists are studying naval records of mutinies as a way to see how modern-day ill-treatment toward subordinates can lead to violence.

Newswise: U.S. 'Fast Fashion' Apparel Trend Is Losing Ground with Consumers According to New Study
Released: 10-May-2011 5:00 PM EDT
U.S. 'Fast Fashion' Apparel Trend Is Losing Ground with Consumers According to New Study
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University study has found that the U.S. industry's "fast fashion" focus has resulted in diminishing returns on market share -- both at home, and abroad in Japan.

Released: 18-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Measuring Political Bias of Network News
Washington University in St. Louis

Study validates new research method with implications in psychology, political science, business.

Released: 5-Apr-2011 3:35 PM EDT
The Case of the Missing “R’s”
Baylor University

Some students at Baylor University haven’t been minding their “P’s” and “Q’s.” Instead, they’ve been tending to “R’s” — and finding they crop up in Central Texas conversations much more than they did decades ago. The finding is significant because of pronunciation of "R" is a socioenomic indicator.

Newswise: New Books by Civil War Historian Shed New Light on Secret Societies and a “Lost” Campaign
Released: 4-Apr-2011 10:00 AM EDT
New Books by Civil War Historian Shed New Light on Secret Societies and a “Lost” Campaign
University of Cincinnati

Two new Civil War histories by a UC Civil War historian are due out soon. They bring to light a vicious border state campaign and secret societies of the time.

Released: 28-Mar-2011 11:40 AM EDT
Background to the U.S. Census: Expert Available to Discuss Demographic Changes in the South
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Todd Shields of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll that offer insight into changing U.S. demographics. The poll revealed uneven economic hardships across race and region and shifting support for the Democratic Party among American elderly.

Newswise: New Study Examines How Leaders Explain Unpopular Decisions
Released: 23-Mar-2011 1:50 PM EDT
New Study Examines How Leaders Explain Unpopular Decisions
Virginia Tech

Researchers found that when managers give an explanation for decisions that have caused loss, they need to be more specific in addressing the concerns of their followers and the reasons behind their decisions. Being vague or dismissive can actually make things worse. And the greater the loss incurred, the greater was the need for specificity.

Released: 17-Mar-2011 4:00 PM EDT
Cultural Sociologist Opens up on Oprah
Mount Holyoke College

Working on an Oprah Winfrey story? Consider sociologist Eleanor Townsley who can talk about the imminent end of Oprah's daytime talk show, and what it means for the larger media landscape.

Released: 3-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
The “Independent Woman” — and Why She Gets a Bad Rap in Rap Music
Baylor University

“Oversexed Jezebels,” “asexual mammies” and “gold diggers” are among stereotypes of black women, with some dating back to slavery but persisting in today’s mass media, said Dr. Mia Moody, an assistant professor of journalism at Baylor. But these days, even the most positive image — that of an independent woman — often carries a negative message in popular rap music, she said.

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Released: 31-Jan-2011 10:55 AM EST
Instructor’s Book Analyzes ‘Chick Lit’ Genre
University of New Hampshire

Without Carrie Bradshaw, women many never have discovered Manolo Blahniks. As one of the best-known characters in “Sex in the City,” Bradshaw encapsulates the typical postfeminist, career-minded, single gal, a gal who a University of New Hampshire instructor says is part of the explosive popularity of the genre “chick lit.”

Newswise: Library Binds 10,000-Page, Two-Foot-Thick Book of Poetry
Released: 25-Jan-2011 10:40 AM EST
Library Binds 10,000-Page, Two-Foot-Thick Book of Poetry
University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Libraries now has a massive volume of poetry in its collection, a 100-volume work of 10,000 pages of poetry, measuring two feet thick. The book, “Poetry City Marathon” was written by Iowa City poet Dave Morice during a 100-day poetry marathon, and was made as part of the celebration of Iowa City being named a City of Literature by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Newswise: Cross-National Study Reveals Female Consumer Choices in Denim Driven by National Cultures
Released: 24-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Cross-National Study Reveals Female Consumer Choices in Denim Driven by National Cultures
Toronto Metropolitan University

January research news release from Ryerson University, study on how culture influences consumer choices.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Death Conquers in the New Book by Art Historian
Case Western Reserve University

The encounter of skeletons mocking the living has haunted Case Western Reserve University art historian Elina Gertsman’s imagination. That fascination led to Gertsman’s newly published book, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (Brepols, 2010), a rare and long-awaited volume on this art from centuries ago.

Newswise: Loughner More Than a Deranged Individual – He Is One of Millions
Released: 13-Jan-2011 6:30 AM EST
Loughner More Than a Deranged Individual – He Is One of Millions
Paxis Institute, Tucson, AZ

This commentary by renowned social scientist Dennis Embry emphasizes the severity of mental health issues facing our nation's youth. Dr. Embry advocates for the use of "behavioral vaccines" to improve mental health and reduce the problems it causes.

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Released: 7-Jan-2011 3:15 PM EST
Roberto Marquez Looks at Literature and Identity in the Caribbean
Mount Holyoke College

The Caribbean is made up of Spanish-, French-, and English-speaking island states. Literary criticism tends to maintain the separation between these cultures, says Mount Holyoke College professor Roberto Márquez. "In his new book, "A World among These Islands" Márquez looks at the Caribbean as a whole to better understand the region’s literary heritage and history.

Released: 5-Jan-2011 5:30 PM EST
'Chosen Peoples' Explores Role of Religion in Civil War
University of Alabama

In the new book, "God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War," Dr. George C. Rable, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama, examines how Americans used their faith to explain and deal with the enormous costs of the Civil War.

Released: 16-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
'Restorative Justice' School Program Reduces Student Delinquency
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

A program to change how teachers and administrators respond to student misbehavior led to a dramatic drop in suspensions and expulsions at an Oakland, CA middle school. During one year of the alternative “restorative justice” program, suspensions dropped by 87 percent and expulsions dropped to zero.

8-Dec-2010 12:45 PM EST
Biracial and Passing — as Black
American Sociological Association (ASA)

New research published in the December issue of Social Psychology Quarterly shows that black-white biracial adults now exercise considerable control over how they identify and the authors find “a striking reverse pattern of passing today,” with a majority of survey respondents reporting that they pass as black.

Released: 7-Dec-2010 5:00 PM EST
Nova Southeastern University Announces The Qualitative Report’s 2nd Annual Conference
Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host The Qualitative Report’s 2nd Annual Conference, on Jan. 7 and 8, 2011 on the university’s main campus in Davie, FL.

1-Dec-2010 1:30 PM EST
Study Reveals ‘Secret Ingredient’ in Religion that Makes People Happier
American Sociological Association (ASA)

While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review reveals religion’s “secret ingredient” that makes people happier.

Released: 3-Dec-2010 1:30 PM EST
"The King's Speech" Raises Awareness About Stuttering
Dick Jones Communications

National fluency specialist is pleased that new movie will raise awareness about stuttering, which affects three million Americans.

Released: 29-Nov-2010 2:50 PM EST
Avoidance, Poor Coping Create Problems for Prisoners Reentering Society
Dick Jones Communications

How do individuals cope with reentry from prison to society? Too frequently with avoidance, says Lindsay Phillips, assistant professor of psychology at Albright College in Reading, Pa. and author of the forthcoming paper, “Prison to Society: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Coping with Reentry,” to be published by the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Released: 1-Nov-2010 2:25 PM EDT
Difference Or Disorder? Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Bilingual Children with True Language Disorders
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Researchers at The University of Texas are devising tools to identify bilingual children with true language disorders and developing treatment protocols to address their needs.

Released: 27-Oct-2010 10:15 AM EDT
Learning the Truth Not Effective In Battling Rumors About NYC Mosque
Ohio State University

Evidence is no match against the belief in false rumors concerning the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, a new study finds.

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Released: 19-Oct-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Peace Corps at 50: Connections Can Benefit Both Volunteer and Community (Video)
Washington University in St. Louis

“Since the founding of the Peace Corps 50 years ago, international service programs have grown dramatically across the public, private and nonprofit sectors,” says Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School and expert on civic service as Research Director at the School’s Center for Social Development (CSD).

Released: 18-Oct-2010 1:45 PM EDT
Runaway Justice
Northwestern University

A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law professor tells the stories of three dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s. Each of the trials underscores the crucial role runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and the three trials together show how “civil disobedience” developed as a legal defense. “Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers and Slavery on Trial” (Harvard University Press, November 2010) also highlights the role of the lawyers who took on these cases and pioneered the idea of civil rights litigation.

Released: 15-Oct-2010 10:15 AM EDT
Professor Looks at Role of Latino Families in 'Ugly Betty,' Other Tv Sitcoms
Kansas State University

Tanya Gonzalez, K-State assistant professor of English, is writing several essays that relate to Latino culture and families as they are portrayed in entertainment, particularly in ABC's former show "Ugly Betty."

Released: 12-Oct-2010 12:55 PM EDT
From Bigfoot to Haunted Houses to Palm Readers: Who Believes?
Baylor University

New book co-authored by Baylor University sociologists, released today in time for Halloween, chronicles their quest for the types of people who believe in the paranormal.

Newswise: Congregations Struggle to Get — and Keep — Racially Diverse Members
Released: 28-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Congregations Struggle to Get — and Keep — Racially Diverse Members
Baylor University

Despite myriad task forces and initiatives, congregations nationwide are failing to attract and keep racially diverse members, research shows.

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