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Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Same Berkeley MBA Without the Commute
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business announced a new flexible online option for its top-ranked, part-time Evening & Weekend MBA Program. The new Flex option offers the same curriculum and faculty and the same Berkeley Haas MBA degree in a highly customized and flexible online and on-campus format.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Users Banned From Social Platforms Go Elsewhere with Increased Toxicity
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Users banned from social platforms go elsewhere with increased toxicity, according to a new study featuring researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 3-Aug-2021 9:30 AM EDT
The George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiative
George Washington University

Today the George Washington University, along with Student Defense and Columbia University, launched the Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project.

Newswise: University of Utah Purchases Historic Property in Washington, D.C.
Released: 2-Aug-2021 5:40 PM EDT
University of Utah Purchases Historic Property in Washington, D.C.
University of Utah

The University of Utah has purchased the buildings at 1527 and 1529 18th St. NW from the Mathematical Association of America — the property’s owner since 1978. Early next year, the U will begin using the new “Orrin G. Hatch Center” as a living and gathering place for students from the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which runs one of the nation’s most enduring and prestigious Washington, D.C., internship programs. The Hatch Center will allow the Hinckley Institute’s national internship program to house up to 50 interns per semester and provide access for university leadership and staff.

Released: 2-Aug-2021 5:10 PM EDT
The Impact of Value-Based Mental Health Care on Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Tufts University

A new study, published in print this month in the journal Health Services Research found that the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) reduced disparities in outpatient mental health services among Native American beneficiaries.

Released: 2-Aug-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Less Trade-Offs, More Synergies: New Pathway to Mitigate Climate Change and Boost Progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

A world that combats climate change while simultaneously improving on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is possible, a new study finds.

Newswise: Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers
Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

U.S. national laboratories and prominent publishers announce a partnership to support name change requests from researchers on past published papers.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Black and Latinx Conservatives “Upshift” Competence to White Audiences
Yale University

When communicating in mostly white settings, politically conservative Black and Latinx Americans use words associated with competence more often than their liberal counterparts, distancing themselves from negative racial stereotypes, according to a new study by Yale social psychologist Cydney Dupree.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Why Uncertainty Makes Us Change Our Behaviour – Even When We Shouldn’t
University of New South Wales

People around the world dramatically changed their shopping behaviours at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
More American Parents of Teens Are Purchasing Firearms During the Pandemic, Study Finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10% of all households with high school-age teens reported buying a firearm, and 3% of U.S. households with teens became first-time gun owners. For households that already owned a firearm, these new firearms were more likely to be acquired by those who already reported storing at least one gun unlocked and loaded. This concerned researchers, as the single biggest risk factor for adolescent firearm injuries is access to an unsecured firearm.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Support for Government Mandates High and Increasing Over Time, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the coronavirus Delta variant surges throughout the country and mask and vaccine mandates are being considered, a new national survey finds that almost 20 percent of Americans say it is unlikely that they will get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: How to Play with Your Children in Age-appropriate and Creative Ways When Schools Are Still Closed and Everyone Is Still Stuck at Home
Released: 30-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
How to Play with Your Children in Age-appropriate and Creative Ways When Schools Are Still Closed and Everyone Is Still Stuck at Home
Chulalongkorn University

The COVID-19 situation may have restricted people’s space, but not their imagination. A Chula lecturer has given recommendations to parents who need to spend more time at home on select social activities to enhance children’s development in a safe and age-appropriate way.

Newswise: UCI Researchers Examine the Influence of Coping Strategies on Long-Term Impacts of Bullying
Released: 29-Jul-2021 8:05 PM EDT
UCI Researchers Examine the Influence of Coping Strategies on Long-Term Impacts of Bullying
University of California, Irvine

How Individuals cope with experiences of peer victimization or bullying can mitigate the associated negative short- and long-term physical and mental health effects of bullying

Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Which Voices Led Medical Misinformation in the Early Stages of COVID?
University of Cincinnati

In the early and thus far most devastating stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists were at a near loss on how to treat the deadly disease.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Understanding Macro Level Influences on Strategic Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
City University London

A new study suggests that the effectiveness of countries' strategic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic may be adversely affected by the limitations of current tools used to measure the barriers and facilitators to courses of action.

Newswise: Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies
Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies
University of Notre Dame

On July 27, Luis Fraga, the Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership at the University of Notre Dame, testified via Zoom at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on “The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Practice-Based Coverage.”

Newswise: Kamome goes to the Olympics
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Kamome goes to the Olympics
Humboldt State University

NBC Sports will air a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on Sunday, August 1st at 9 a.m. on NBC stations throughout the country.

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Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership - Accelerating Momentum for Change
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as critical to nursing education and fundamental to developing a nursing workforce able to provide high quality, culturally appropriate, and congruent health care.

28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
New Study Finds Hands-free Cellphone Laws Associated with Fewer Driver Deaths
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at drivers, non-drivers (passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists), and total deaths involved in passenger vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2016 in 50 U.S. states, along with the presence and characteristics of cellphone use laws.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Higher Education’s Role in Preparing Students for an Inclusive Democracy
Tufts University

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life has been awarded a $105,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to explore higher education’s unique role in educating for the health and future of an inclusive democracy.

Newswise: New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame researchers developed the first near-real-time dashboard that tracks weekly state-level economic conditions.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Facebook News Consumers Less Likely To Be Vaccinated, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who rely exclusively on Facebook for news and information about the coronavirus are less likely than the average American to have been vaccinated, according to a new survey.

Newswise: Sizing Up 'The New Normal' of Work Life During COVID-19
Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Sizing Up 'The New Normal' of Work Life During COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Richard R. Smith, professor and vice dean for education and partnerships at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, applies his expertise in strategic human capital to an assessment of the changes in work life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

27-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT
We are More Forgiving When People Close to Us Misbehave
American Psychological Association (APA)

When people behave badly or unethically, their loved ones may judge them less harshly than they would judge a stranger who committed the same transgressions, but that leniency may come at the cost of the judger’s own sense of self-worth, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Whether on the field, the court, the mat or the course, these CSU athletes take home more than a win.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Why Lockdown in Africa Does Not Work as a First COVID-19 Pandemic Response
University of Johannesburg

In an African pandemic it is more productive to consider lockdowns, after using other non-medical measures first, Especially in countries with high levels of poverty and corruption, says Prof Nicholas Ngepah, a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

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27-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Does Testosterone Influence Success? Not Much, Research Suggests
University of Bristol

With the Olympics underway, higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting success, and other kinds of success too. But beyond sport, new research has found little evidence that testosterone meaningfully influences life chances for men or women.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
How to Talk With People Who Are Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

Even though she has asthma, putting her at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, Angela Reeves-Flores, 33, waited until a week ago to get vaccinated.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UCI Receives Grant to Support 30 HBCU Students in Summer Institute in Neuroscience
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 28, 2021 — The UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory has been awarded a UC-HBCU Initiative Summer Research and Graduate Admissions Pathways Grant from the UC Office of the President to sponsor a partnership with Delaware State University, one of 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.

Newswise: Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Cornell University

A new study from Cornell University finds the nationwide lockdown India imposed last year in response to COVID-19 caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
A Group’s Moral Values May Help Determine the Likelihood of Hate-Motivated Harmful Acts
University of Southern California (USC)

From attacks on synagogues and mosques to the COVID-era spike in anti-Asian sentiment, the past couple of years, unfortunately, have seen no shortage of acts of hatred.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Honored with the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Rutgers University's Office for Research

Jason H. Yang, Ph.D., chancellor scholar and assistant professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), has been awarded the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
What Makes a Champion? Varied Practice, Not Single-Sport Drilling
Association for Psychological Science

What explains exceptional human performance? This podcast sheds light on the power of diversification.

Newswise: Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Chulalongkorn University

Cumulative stress, denial, and chronic depression are the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Psychological Wellness, Chulalongkorn University recommends ways to cope by harnessing positive energy from our heart.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:25 PM EDT
What Organizations Get Wrong About Interruptions at Work
University of Illinois Chicago

It comes as no surprise that being interrupted at work by other people can have negative effects, like lowered productivity. But a study shows an upside to these interruptions at work: increased feelings of belonging.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Many Parents Still Believe Boys Are Better, More Competitive at Sports Than Girls
University of Michigan

Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were "too short and inappropriate." Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted for full-length unitards instead of bikini-cut leotards.

Newswise: California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Advanced Practice Nurse and Philosopher Mark Lazenby Named Dean of UCI Nursing School
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 27, 2021 – Mark Lazenby, advanced practice nurse and philosopher, has been appointed dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. Lazenby is currently a professor of nursing and associate dean for faculty and student affairs in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, where he’s also an affiliate professor of philosophy.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Lower-Wealth Volunteers Experience Greater Health Gains From Volunteering Than Wealthier Volunteers
Elsevier

Formal volunteering in later life is beneficial for both physical and psychological well-being.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
High Percentage of Positive Portrayals of Vaping on TikTok
BMJ

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok--the video sharing platform--and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Government Law Center Releases New Explainer on NY Redistricting
Albany Law School

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School has just released its latest explainer to help attorneys, politicians, and the public at large understand the complexities of New York’s redistricting process.

Newswise: UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT
UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
University of Illinois Chicago

The Early Math Counts professional development website and resources get over 10,000 users a month, and people in over 90 different countries have accessed the site.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Grow Tall, My Son: How Inheritance Laws Affect Child Height in India
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Inheritance laws in India are impacting the height of children in the country, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:05 AM EDT
Attachment Style Secures Your Love During Lockdowns
University of Vienna

What constitutes good relationship quality in times of crisisRelationships are crucial for our health and well-being. But which factors help to sustain a satisfying relationship, and can we predict which relationships make it through a crisis? An international team led by Stephanie Eder of the University of Vienna set out to investigate these questions during a time when ‘hard lockdowns’ were introduced throughout Europe.

Newswise: Pandemic Planning: Lessons From the White Plague
Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Pandemic Planning: Lessons From the White Plague
University of South Australia

University of South Australia architectural historian Dr Julie Collins says that, if history is anything to go by, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a lasting impact on how – and where – we live.

Newswise: More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Millions of spectators tuned in Friday to watch the opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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