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Released: 16-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Hollywood stereotypes of female journalists feed a 'vicious cycle' of sexism
University of Florida

When a fictional female journalist appears on screen, chances are she's about to sleep with one of her sources. It's a trope that infuriates actual women in news media -- and it can have real-life consequences, says University of Florida researcher Frank Waddell, Ph.D.

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Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Computers predict people's tastes in art
California Institute of Technology

Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft color palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer the bold colors and abstract shapes of a Rothko?

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Establishing Juneteenth As National Holiday is Opportunity to Create "New America"
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to establish Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday. This is an historic moment and an opportunity to create a “new America,” according to Anne Bailey, professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York and director of the Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Helen Boucher Named to New Joint Appointment at Tufts School of Medicine and Wellforce
Tufts University

Physician and researcher Helen Boucher has been named to a new, joint position as interim dean for Tufts University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Wellforce, beginning July 1. Boucher will be the first woman to lead the School of Medicine in its 128-year history.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Sexual Violence Raises E-cigarette Use Among Sexual Minority Teens, But Not Heterosexual Peers
University at Buffalo

Experiencing sexual violence is significantly linked to increased e-cigarette use among sexual minority high school students, but not heterosexual students, according to a University at Buffalo study.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
How Conversations About Race Can Help Black Parents Improve Adolescents' Psychological Outcomes
University of Michigan

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes. according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher.

Newswise: Study: Complexity Holds Steady as Writing Systems Evolve
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Study: Complexity Holds Steady as Writing Systems Evolve
Santa Fe Institute

A new paper in the journal Cognition examines the visual complexity of written language and how that complexity has evolved.

Newswise: UIC Project Details History of Urban Displacement in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
UIC Project Details History of Urban Displacement in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood
University of Illinois at Chicago

Working with graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, a new digital research and curricular project led by University of Illinois Chicago professors chronicles almost 200 years of history in the North Side community.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline
American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association (ASA) proudly announces the 2021 award recipients, the highest honors the association confers. Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored on August 8 as part of the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting. A formal address by ASA President Aldon Morris will follow the ceremony.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Wayne State awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to grow graduate training programs
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University recently received an Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) T32 training program grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. This $2.5 million grant will aid in growing Wayne State’s successful IMSD R25 graduate training program in biomedical sciences and behavioral research.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:05 AM EDT
How should governments offer subsidies for clean-energy heating?
Aalto University

Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global heating will be done with heat pumps. A new study from Aalto University assesses the impact of heat pumps on energy consumption as well as how heat pumps should be subsidised.

Newswise: CSU Joins Effort to Boost Early Childhood Education in California
Released: 15-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
CSU Joins Effort to Boost Early Childhood Education in California
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Campuses take part in $4.5 million partnership to better align preschool teacher preparation programs with California standards and diversify workforce.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
UIC Receives $40M Donation, The Largest Single Gift in School History, From Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago’s only public research university, is the recipient of a $40 million donation from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott. It is the largest gift from an individual in school history.

Newswise: Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77
Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77
University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island has established an endowed scholarship for undergraduates in the field of neuroscience. The scholarship is named in honor of James Tim Rosaforte III ’77, an accomplished sports journalist and author well known in the world of professional golf. Rosaforte retired last year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, following a distinguished 40-year career in newspapers and television.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Young adults' alcohol use increases when casually dating
Washington State University

When young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol, according to a new paper led by a Washington State University professor.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Job-related stress threatens the teacher supply - RAND survey
RAND Corporation

Nearly one in four teachers may leave their job by the end of the current (2020-'21) school year, compared with one in six who were likely to leave prior to the pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Teachers who identified as Black or African American were particularly likely to consider leaving.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
Released: 15-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Trio of Experts Honored as ‘Champions of Humanistic Care’
Hackensack Meridian Health

The woman leading the network’s COVID-19 vaccination effort, and two professionals from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, honored by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Newswise: Providing pets with shelter from the storm
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Providing pets with shelter from the storm
University of Delaware

The new book "All Creatures Safe and Sound" examines how pets are managed during disasters and provides tips for keeping them safe. Sarah DeYoung, core faculty in the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, talks about previous studies and the work that still needs to be addressed.

Newswise: HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University makes plans to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Teens Experienced Helplessness When Exposed to Secondhand Racism, Activism Might Help
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

According to a qualitative study published in JAMA Network Open adolescents expressed feelings of helplessness when exposed to secondhand racism online. Specifically, adolescents described helplessness stemming from the pervasiveness of racism in our society.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade earlier
University of Cambridge

Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest risk almost a decade before they begin self-harming.

Newswise: New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor
Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor
American Academy of Dermatology

With the first day of summer right around the corner, many Americans will increasingly head to the beach or water parks to cool down, but will they turn up their efforts to protect their skin from the sun? A new American Academy of Dermatology survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only about one-third of adults are concerned about developing the disease, even though nearly 70% say they have at least one risk factor for skin cancer.

Newswise: NORC at the University of Chicago and AARP Launch Foresight 50+, the Largest High-Quality Survey Panel of Older Adults
Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
NORC at the University of Chicago and AARP Launch Foresight 50+, the Largest High-Quality Survey Panel of Older Adults
Foresight 50+

NORC at the University of Chicago and AARP launched Foresight 50+, a new survey panel available to organizations looking for insights from older adults living in the United States.

Newswise: Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Monday Campaigns

Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, will moderate an expert panel of speakers as they share ways of integrating a plant-forward diet and other healthy behaviors into daily routines so people at-risk or with prediabetes can dramatically reduce their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes or other major health complications.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Psychologists identify 18 best measures to assess intimate partner violence
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Millions of people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and assessment is important in conducting therapy and assisting victims. A team of psychologists at Binghamton University, State University of New York have evaluated dozens of available measures used to assess intimate partner violence and have pinpointed the most effective ones.

Newswise: Keeping the peace
Released: 14-Jun-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Keeping the peace
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on how — and in what context — peacekeepers can contain the spread of violence in fragile post-conflict areas.

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Released: 14-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
What’s Next: The Ongoing Urban Exodus
University of California, Irvine

Many employees have come to prefer working from home after being forced to do so more than a year ago when the pandemic started. By some estimates, at least one-quarter of employees will still be working remotely multiple days a week at the end of 2021. For those whose jobs allow it, being untethered from the office might mean moving farther away from it – by a few miles or a few hundred.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Earliest memories can start from the age of two-and-a-half, new study shows
Taylor & Francis

On average the earliest memories that people can recall point back to when they were just two-and-a-half years old, a new study suggests.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Accelerates Drive to Diversity, Announces First Biomedical Laureates
Mount Sinai Health System

Less than eight months after unveiling its Biomedical Laureates Program, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the first Laureates to join its academic faculty, delivering on an institutional commitment to drive diversity and enhance mentorship opportunities. Both Laureates will start in July.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Virtual Fireside Chat: Black Liberation In the Workplace
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

To commemorate Juneteenth, Maryland Smith hosts a discussion on June 17 with award-winning marketing and advertising executive Toye Wigley.

Newswise: University of Redlands designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
University of Redlands designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
University of Redlands

The U.S. Department of Education has designated the University of Redlands as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), recognizing the institution’s ongoing commitment to serving Hispanic/Latinx Americans among the University’s student populations.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
School’s Out for Summer – Time to Play It Cool on the Playground
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

With playground season in full swing, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages parents and guardians to take a moment to familiarize themselves with the risks on playgrounds and ways to prevent injuries. Although minor bumps or bruises occur on playgrounds, many playground injuries, such as broken bones, dislocations and concussions, are more severe.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT
People with Health Insurance Vaccinated More Than Those Without, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People with health insurance are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a higher rate than those without insurance, despite the vaccine being free, according to a national survey from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Newswise: How Will We Protect American Infrastructure from Cyberattacks
Released: 14-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT
How Will We Protect American Infrastructure from Cyberattacks
Arizona State University (ASU)

While the Biden administration negotiates an infrastructure package, ASU experts offer insight about the protective role cybersecurity must play

Released: 11-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Leaders Who Embrace On-job Learning and Listen to Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show
Rice University

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Windsor.

Newswise: University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
Released: 11-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
University of Redlands

Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth and why should we fight to make it a national holiday? Those questions and more will be answered during the University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth event June 15-17, 2021 at redlands.edu/juneteenth. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
FSU Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth 2021
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: June 11, 2021 | 2:29 pm | SHARE: In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
A ‘Nudge’ May Not Be Enough to Counter Fake News Online
Association for Psychological Science

Can people learn to better identify fake news about COVID-19—and if so, would they be less likely to share that fake story with others? Perhaps, but it may take more than simply priming them to think more critically beforehand.

Newswise: CUR Engineering Division Announces 2021 Mentoring Awardees, Student Video Competition Winners
Released: 11-Jun-2021 12:15 PM EDT
CUR Engineering Division Announces 2021 Mentoring Awardees, Student Video Competition Winners
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Engineering Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Mentoring Awards and winners of its Student Video Competition.

Newswise: Decoding Chula’s Rise to World-Class Caliber Being Crowned Asia’s Top University in Sustainability
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Decoding Chula’s Rise to World-Class Caliber Being Crowned Asia’s Top University in Sustainability
Chulalongkorn University

Chula’s President reveals four important factors leading Chula to be named Asia’s No.1 (No. 23 in the world) university for sustainability by THE (Times Higher Education) Impact Rankings 2021 while stressing the local and global impacts of research and innovation by faculty members and students.

Newswise: The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA), cordially invite all to join the 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference on “Law, Crisis and Revival in Asia” on 17-18 September 2021. The call for abstracts, relevant to the topic – Relationship of the Law and Society in Asia, is now open. (Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2021.)

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:25 PM EDT
CSU Campuses Join COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU pledges to be a Vaccine Champion University as part of new White House effort aimed at increasing vaccinations for younger Americans.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Great Minds, Big Ideas
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the CSU shapes the bright minds of our future, those minds are already working to lead California, the nation and the world to a better tomorrow. The 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, hosted by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 30-May 1, 2021, showcased student researchers from across the university who are finding solutions to the world’s challenges. Here are just a few of the competition’s winners.

Newswise: Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Nadellas’ gift will support pre-college programming to encourage students from marginalized and underserved communities to enroll in computer science, data science and information technology; undergraduate scholarships; and student services, such as advising, mentoring, tutoring and emergency grant support.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Flickering screens may help children with reading and writing difficulties
University of Gothenburg

Previous studies have shown that children with attention difficulties and/or ADHD solve cognitive tasks better when they are exposed to auditory white noise.


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