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Newswise: NAPLAN - Ramadan overlap puts added pressure on Muslim students
Released: 6-Mar-2024 6:05 PM EST
NAPLAN - Ramadan overlap puts added pressure on Muslim students
University of South Australia

NAPLAN can be tough, but it's going to be even harder for Muslim students this year as the National Assessment coincides with the beginning of Ramadan, say University of South Australia researchers.

Released: 27-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
‘Our Father, who art in Yosemite …’
University of California, Irvine

SummaryThe “Spiritual Geographies” exhibition at UCI’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art explores how Sierra Club co-founder John Muir, Protestant ministers, theosophists and various painters used landscape art to transmit theological ideas. Plenty of people see God in nature. But what about in paintings of nature? That’s the subject of a new exhibition – “Spiritual Geographies: Religion and Landscape Art in California, 1890-1930” – at UCI’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Newswise: Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Released: 26-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Bar-Ilan University

The enigmatic Philistine culture, which flourished during the Iron Age (ca. 1200-604 BCE), profoundly affected the southern Levant's cultural history, agronomy, and dietary customs.

Newswise: Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Released: 26-Feb-2024 2:05 AM EST
Plant seed and fruit analysis from the biblical home of Goliath sheds unprecedented light on Philistine ritual practices
Bar-Ilan University

While many aspects of Philistine culture are well-documented, the specifics of Philistine religious practices and deities have long remained shrouded in mystery. The study by Frumin et al. on "Plant-Related Philistine Ritual Practices at Biblical Gath," recently published in Scientific Reports by researchers at Bar-Ilan University, contributes valuable new data to our understanding of the Philistine's ritual practices. The discovery of numerous plants in two temples unearthed at the site unraveled unprecedented insights into Philistine cultic rituals and beliefs – their temple food ingredients, timing of ceremonies, and plants for temple decoration.

Newswise: CSU Engages Faith-Based Partners for Super Sunday Outreach in February and Beyond
Released: 19-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
CSU Engages Faith-Based Partners for Super Sunday Outreach in February and Beyond
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Annual statewide events seek to inspire a college-going culture among African American youth.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: the beginning 40 days of abstinence
University of Agder

Lent in the Church of Norway is a period of 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday an ending on Easter Saturday. The Sundays during this period are not considered days of fasting.

Newswise: New research suggests ‘religiosity’ can help Black teenagers avoid delinquent behavior
4-Jan-2024 11:35 AM EST
New research suggests ‘religiosity’ can help Black teenagers avoid delinquent behavior
Case Western Reserve University

Black teenagers in urban environments who were more involved in religious activities were less likely to engage in alcohol and substance use and other delinquent behavior, according to two recent studies by social sciences researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

Released: 30-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Navigating the holiday season: MSU experts can help
Michigan State University

Michigan State University experts are available to comment on many aspects of navigating the holiday season — from the economy and prices, to religion and spirituality, to health and relationships.

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

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

Released: 23-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
It's easier to fit in in a Muslim country, but racism and hostility hold you back

Refugees in Turkey face challenges, including racism and religious differences

Released: 16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Experts available to discuss many facets of Israel-Hamas conflict
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has several experts available to speak on various topics surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict. Israeli politics and foreign policy Joel Peters is a professor of government and international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. His research interests and publications cover Israeli politics and foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli peace process, regional cooperation in the Middle East and Europe’s relations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Released: 16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
‘Inside UVA’: Ryan Talks Near-Death Experiences With Eminent Expert
University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan interviewed the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS)’s Dr. Bruce Greyson on his latest podcast “Inside UVA.” Greyson is professor emeritus of psychiatry and neurobehavior at UVA and has studied the phenomenon of near-death experiences (NDEs) for nearly 50 years.

Newswise: Daniel Dennett’s Been Thinking About Thinking—and AI
Released: 12-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Daniel Dennett’s Been Thinking About Thinking—and AI
Tufts University

In his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Tufts University Professor emeritus Daniel C. Dennett tells many stories of his life, but as the title indicates, the emphasis is on the life of the mind. Not just his mind, but all minds. That’s because Dennett has spent much of his career as a philosopher working on issues related to consciousness and cognition, collaborating with scientists of all stripes.

Released: 12-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University

Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University are available to speak to the media on matters such as the role of government during crisis, Hamas and terrorist organizations, military strategy, and Communications in times of crisis.

Released: 5-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
New study looks at attitudes towards political violence
UC Davis Health

A new study from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program reveals a complex mix of attitudes, concerns and beliefs about the state of democracy and the potential for violence in the United States.

4-Oct-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Awe-inspiring science can have a positive effect on mental wellbeing, new research finds
University of Warwick

Research led by psychologists at the University of Warwick has revealed a profound connection between the spirituality of science and positive wellbeing, much like the benefits traditionally associated with religion.

Released: 21-Sep-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Curiosity about religion is viewed as morally virtuous, new research finds
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

People from diverse religious backgrounds in the United States view curiosity about religion as morally virtuous, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. Atheists also view this curiosity as moral, although less moral than a lack of religious curiosity.

Released: 21-Aug-2023 1:50 PM EDT
New Endowed Chair at American University to Advance Strategies for International Peace and Conflict Resolution
American University

American University announced today the establishment of the Abdul Aziz Said Chair in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service. SIS Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer will serve as the inaugural chairholder.

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

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: 7-Aug-2023 11:35 AM EDT
Le jeûne pendant le Ramadan peut réduire la fréquence des crises
International League Against Epilepsy

Pour les musulmans épileptiques, le jeûne intermittent n'est pas seulement une pratique religieuse très appréciée, mais une méthode possible pour améliorer le contrôle des crises. Les résultats d'une étude récente pourraient guider les professionnels de l'épilepsie dans leurs conseils aux musulmans qui souhaitent participer au Ramadan.

Released: 31-Jul-2023 2:00 PM EDT
El ayuno durante el Ramadán puede reducir la frecuencia de las crisis epilépticas
International League Against Epilepsy

Para los musulmanes con epilepsia, el ayuno intermitente no solo es una práctica religiosa muy valorada, sino también un posible método para mejorar el control de las convulsiones. Los hallazgos de un estudio reciente pueden guiar a los profesionales de la epilepsia para asesorar a los musulmanes que desean participar en el Ramadán.

20-Jul-2023 12:20 PM EDT
Robot preachers get less respect, fewer donations
American Psychological Association (APA)

As artificial intelligence expands across more professions, robot preachers and AI programs offer new means of sharing religious beliefs, but they may undermine credibility and reduce donations for religious groups that rely on them, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry

The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

Released: 13-Jul-2023 11:45 AM EDT
Fasting during Ramadan may reduce seizure frequency
International League Against Epilepsy

For Muslims with epilepsy, intermittent fasting is not only a highly valued religious practice but a possible method to improve seizure control. The findings of a recent study may be able to guide epilepsy professionals in advising Muslims who want to participate in Ramadan.

Newswise: From 19th century “Indian remedies” to New Age spirituality
Released: 12-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
From 19th century “Indian remedies” to New Age spirituality
Iowa State University

A new paper explores how the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company pushed stereotypes and claimed authority on Indigenous culture in the 1800s to sell products. It also highlights several ironies. As “Indian remedies” became mainstream, the U.S. government rolled out policies to restrict Indigenous healing and spiritual practices, which are often intertwined.

Newswise: Morning “larks” tend to be more religious than “night owls”, with links to conscientiousness and life satisfaction
17-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Morning “larks” tend to be more religious than “night owls”, with links to conscientiousness and life satisfaction

A new analysis suggests that being religious may contribute to a previously established link between preferring to wake up early and having higher life satisfaction, and this relationship may, in turn, be influenced by a person’s level of conscientiousness.

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

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.

Released: 17-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
UC Irvine to participate in Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative
University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine will join Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative. Campus administrators will receive training and resources to create a positive environment for Jewish students. UCI is the first campus in the UC system to participate in Hillel’s CCI, as well as the first college in Orange County and third in the state.

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

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

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

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
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: 19-Apr-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Study explores prosocial behavior within, between religious groups
University of Illinois Chicago

The study, which appears in the journal Psychological Science, found participants showed more generosity toward strangers when prompted to think about God. Moreover, participants’ giving increased equally no matter if recipients were members of the same religious group or a different group.

Newswise: How Muslims and Jews see each other in Western countries
Released: 23-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EDT
How Muslims and Jews see each other in Western countries
Indiana University

Jewish-Muslim relations have been complicated for centuries, but assumptions that all Jews and Muslims are eternal enemies are proven wrong by a comprehensive survey review conducted by a researcher in Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism.

Released: 21-Mar-2023 7:00 AM EDT
Cómo controlar su salud durante el ayuno de Ramadán
Mayo Clinic

El ayuno durante el Ramadán consiste en abstenerse de comer y beber desde el amanecer hasta el atardecer. Según el área geográfica y la época del año en que ocurre el Ramadán, el ayuno diario puede variar de tan solo 10 horas en los meses invernales a más de 17 horas durante el verano.

Released: 21-Mar-2023 7:00 AM EDT
إدارة صحتك خلال صيام رمضان
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا — يتضمن الصيام خلال شهر رمضان الامتناع عن الطعام والشراب من الفجر حتى غروب الشمس. وقد يتراوح وقت الصيام اليومي ما بين 10 ساعات في أشهر الشتاء إلى أكثر من 17 ساعة في أشهر الصيف حسب الموقع الجغرافي ووقت قدوم شهر رمضان من العام. ينبغي ألا يكون لهذا الصيام اليومي تأثير سلبي على صحة معظم الأفراد.

Released: 21-Mar-2023 7:00 AM EDT
Cuidados com a sua saúde durante o jejum no Ramadã
Mayo Clinic

O jejum no Ramadã envolve a abstinência de alimentos e bebidas do amanhecer até o pôr do sol. Durante o Ramadã, dependendo da localização e do período do ano, o jejum diário pode variar de apenas 10 horas nos meses de inverno a mais de 17 horas durante o verão.

Released: 21-Mar-2023 7:00 AM EDT
Managing your health during Ramadan fasting
Mayo Clinic

Fasting during Ramadan involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. Depending on geography and the time of year when Ramadan occurs, daily fasting can range from as little as 10 hours in the winter months to more than 17 hours during the summer.

Released: 13-Mar-2023 2:50 PM EDT
Better school performance after intensive religious fasting
University of Konstanz

More than one billion Muslims are fasting every year in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.

Released: 8-Mar-2023 6:00 PM EST
Americans planning frugal uses for their 2023 tax refunds
Purdue University

Americans likely are receiving smaller tax refunds than they have in recent years, and most people will not be going out to spend this money, according to the February 2023 Consumer Food Insights Report.