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Newswise: Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
University of Illinois at Chicago

Presented by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, or IUPLR, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, each fellow will receive a yearly stipend of $25,000, a faculty mentor in Latino studies, monthly teleconferences with other fellows and opportunities to present their research.

Newswise: Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
University of Illinois at Chicago

The extent of discriminatory treatment Black adults and children experience at every point of contact within the legal system and the biases that result in Black children’s behavior being managed more harshly in school are detailed in two new analyses from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Supporting LGBTQ+ youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Youth who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) that also identify as LGBTQ+ representation of sexual orientations and gender identities experience higher rates of social discrimination and isolation, including bullying, family rejection and a lack of social support. Here are ways that family and friends can support them.

Newswise: Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego today announced the next step in its Return to Learn program, which will guide an incremental repopulation of the campus while offering broad, asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff and students on a recurring basis to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Congress unlikely to act on police reform
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are at a stalemate over enacting sweeping police reforms in the wake of the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. The gulf between the Democratic and Republican proposed solutions is wide and neither side seems willing to bend, says a law expert on criminal reform at Washington University in St.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Helping consumers in a crisis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's pandemic-hit economy.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
How conspiracy theories emerge -- and how their storylines fall apart
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

A new study by UCLA professors offers a new way to understand how unfounded conspiracy theories emerge online.

Newswise: Law expert available to discuss the Trump Administration asking Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act
Released: 26-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Law expert available to discuss the Trump Administration asking Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act
Case Western Reserve University

Prof. Jonathan Adler's research and writing on the Affordable Care Act is credited with inspiring litigation that led to a Supreme Court challenge to the lawfulness of tax credits in states that failed to create their own health insurance exchanges.

24-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled people will lose these crucial food assistance benefits.

Newswise: University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements
Released: 26-Jun-2020 10:20 AM EDT
University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements
University of Utah

In a two-year pilot study, the University of Utah is electing to make the submission of standardized test scores, the SAT or ACT, optional for applicants beginning with the fall 2021 admissions cycle.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Cross-Sector Collaboration May Be ‘Invaluable’ in the Current Crisis
Wallace Foundation

It may seem like a truism that, in a time of crisis, the various players and institutions in a community should set aside their individual agendas and pull together for a common cause.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics
Newswise

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

25-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Planning for a growing elderly population
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries, to help policymakers prepare for the challenges associated with the world’s aging population.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Law School’s new online master’s teaches language of law
Cornell University

Cornell Law School has launched a new master’s program designed to help full-time business professionals develop a deeper knowledge of the legal issues and concepts shaping their fields.

Newswise: The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment with MTSU Free Speech Center’s 1 for All awareness effort
Middle Tennessee State University

Using a host of diverse voices, the awareness campaign seeks to help more citizens better understand all of their five freedoms under the First Amendment as protests continue across the country against racial injustice.

Newswise: Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says
Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Confrontation May Reduce White Prejudices, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Confronting a white person who makes a racist or sexist statement can make them reflect on their words and avoid making biased statements about race or gender in the future, Rutgers researchers find.

Newswise: Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
University of Georgia

Weight-inclusive care prioritizes well-being over weight and having access to non-stigmatizing health care.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Universal right to health could inspire people, organizations to make real change
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Acknowledging health as a universal human right could galvanize people and organizations to make major improvements in health worldwide, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Newswise: Uganda’s Ik are not Unbelievably Selfish and Mean
Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Uganda’s Ik are not Unbelievably Selfish and Mean
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Ik, a small ethnic group in Uganda, are not incredibly selfish and mean as portrayed in a 1972 book by a prominent anthropologist, according to a Rutgers-led study. Instead, the Ik are quite cooperative and generous with one another, and their culture features many traits that encourage generosity.

Newswise: Voter ID laws discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities, new study reveals
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:55 PM EDT
Voter ID laws discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities, new study reveals
University of California San Diego

Voter ID laws are becoming more common and more strict, and the stakes for American democracy are high and growing higher by the year. New research from the University of California San Diego provides evidence that voter ID laws disproportionately reduce voter turnout in more racially diverse areas. As a result, the voices of racial minorities become more muted and the relative influence of white America grows.

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Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:55 PM EDT
Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia
West Virginia University

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Twitter posts reveal polarization in Congress on COVID-19
Ohio State University

The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the issue on the social media site Twitter, a new analysis found.

Newswise: New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
Johns Hopkins University

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.

Newswise: HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings
Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings
Hospital for Special Surgery

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long discussion on managing chronic pain to seven-week sessions in yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.

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22-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Analysis of rates of police-related fatalities finds significant differences between Black and White people, and significant variation across metropolitan areas
PLOS

A study analyzing and describing US police-involved fatalities across racial/ethnic groups at the level of individual metropolitan statistical areas publishes June 24, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Gabriel Schwartz and Jaquelyn Jahn from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Newswise: Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Furman University

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.

Newswise: After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change
Released: 24-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change
Furman University

How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities

Newswise: UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
University of Illinois at Chicago

Along with many other universities in the nation, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will not require standardized tests for the '21-'22 school year.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations.

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage
University of Missouri, Columbia

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a "game changer" for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impassioned advocates for the truth -- according to researchers at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The short-term environmental benefits of the COVID-19 crisis, including declines in carbon emissions and local air pollution, have been documented since the early days of the crisis.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Climate change and the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Ptolemies
Yale University

The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E. triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Does Bedtime Media Use Harm Children’s Sleep? Only if They Struggle to Self-Regulate Behavior
Association for Psychological Science

New research reveals that media use before bedtime translates to less sleep for children who generally struggle to self-regulate their behavior.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and analyzing women’s current and historical representation in the U.S. political system

Newswise: Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Newswise: Brexit’s Effect on Research Networks: Lower Local and Global Efficiency, Reorganization of Research Communities
16-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Brexit’s Effect on Research Networks: Lower Local and Global Efficiency, Reorganization of Research Communities
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Brexit has affected trade and security, but scientists wanted to know how it might also affect the EU Framework Programmes for Research, known as Horizon 2020. In this week’s Chaos, authors examined a network of 19,200 research organizations to determine how removing U.K. organizations affects three Horizon 2020 programs: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Changes. They looked at percolation theory, and networks were examined in terms of global efficiency, local efficiency and mesoscopic-scale effects.

18-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Unravel the Ways Income and Liquor Stores are Related to Neighborhood Drinking
Research Society on Alcoholism

Residents of wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, a new study suggests. The neighborhood environment is known to be associated with alcohol use. But the separate effects of various factors — for example, average income and the number of off-sales outlets — are complex, situational, and difficult to unravel. A new study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research demonstrates a sampling technique that isolates these influences. It explores how certain individual characteristics interacted with certain neighborhood characteristics among 984 survey respondents.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Role-play shows which expectant dads will thrive as new fathers
Ohio State University

A five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child predicted the quality of their parenting after the baby arrived, a new study showed.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NYU’s First Amendment Watch Releases “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”
New York University

New York University’s First Amendment Watch has created a guide that outlines the rights of citizens in recording police actions in public spaces.

Newswise: Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Clarkson University

A pair of Clarkson University have launched a website designed to bring good news to the masses in the midst of a pandemic.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Challenging yet positive parenting style benefits children's development
University of Michigan

When one talks about parenting, an image of the sensitive, caring mother—but not father—responding to a young child's emotional needs often comes to mind.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Economic and social consequences of human mobility restrictions under COVID-19
Politecnico di Milano

The lockdown measures introduced in Italy to deal with COVID-19 have produced a mobility contraction which is not homogeneously distributed across Italian municipalities and regions.


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