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Newswise: Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
Released: 21-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
West Virginia University

Before the start of the fall semester, several new West Virginia University students are already asking research questions and trying to answer them with guidance from WVU scientists while, in certain cases, getting their feet wet.

20-Jul-2021 7:00 PM EDT
City-Funded Housing Repairs in Low-Income Neighborhoods Associated with Drop in Crime
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, when a home received repairs through a city-funded program, total crime dropped by 21.9% on that block, and as the number of repaired houses on a block increased, instances of crime fell even further, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published today in JAMA Network Open.

Newswise: SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents
Released: 21-Jul-2021 9:20 AM EDT
SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents
Saint Louis University Medical Center

A team of researchers from Saint Louis University has received a new, four-year $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Fellowship for Children and Youth.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University Partners with Leading Health System Kaiser Permanente to Improve Housing Stability, Prevent Homelessness, and Advance Health Equity
George Washington University

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores what research has long documented — that unjust housing policies and housing instability are at the root of many health inequities across the country. In response to this growing challenge, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) is launching a new project in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and HealthBegins to connect health systems with legal resources for greater housing stability and eviction prevention.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Vaccine acceptance higher in developing nations than U.S.
Cornell University

Willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries than in the United States and Russia, according to new research.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Small-Scale Worker Resistance Impacts Food Delivery Economy in China
Cornell University

Research from Cornell University has revealed a new form of bargaining power among Chinese platform-based food delivery workers, who conduct invisible mini-strikes by logging out of apps and airing grievances over.

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Released: 20-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Katie Murphy Is Inspiring the Next Generation of Plant Scientists Through TikTok
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Like many people these days, Katie Murphy, PhD, is spending a lot of time on TikTok. But Katie comes to the platform with a mission: help more young people see themselves as scientists.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Community Involvement in Natural Resource Management Leads to Less Overexploitation
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A Special Feature of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that when government or nonprofit organizations encourage a community’s involvement in the managing of local environmental resources, the accountability of local leaders to the citizenry increases and the overexploitation of “common pool” natural resources such as forests and water decreases.

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Released: 20-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
UCI Law Launches Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 20, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce the launch of the new Fair Elections and Free Speech Center. The Center is dedicated to advancing an understanding of, and offering means to counter, threats to the stability and legitimacy of democratic governments exacerbated by the unregulated growth of digital media and other technological changes in mass communication.

Newswise: Study Explores Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Potential Ways to Reduce It
Released: 20-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Study Explores Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Potential Ways to Reduce It
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

A new study co-authored by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School identified behavioral patterns associated with reluctance among some adults for taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The study, conducted among adults in China, suggests that information about the vaccination behaviors of people whom one personally knows can be more influential in changing the individual’s vaccine hesitancy than information about vaccine use among the general public.

Newswise: Archives of Pioneering Neuropsychiatrist Available for Review at UIC
Released: 20-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Archives of Pioneering Neuropsychiatrist Available for Review at UIC
University of Illinois Chicago

The papers focus on the professor from his experience in WWI through the creation and growth of Recovery International.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Childhood Exposure to Gun Violence Increases Risk of Violent Behavior as Adults
University of Michigan

Witnessing gun violence in real life or in fiction can have a mental toll on children. The effects, including using guns themselves, sometimes are seen many years later, according to a new University of Michigan study that tracked individuals during a 10-year span.

Newswise: Trailblazing Artist Channels Creative Talents to Raise Awareness of Potential Answers to Climate Change
Released: 20-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Trailblazing Artist Channels Creative Talents to Raise Awareness of Potential Answers to Climate Change
University of Bristol

An acclaimed Black artist is harnessing her lifelong passion for art to address some of the biggest challenges – and possible solutions – facing humanity and the environment, as the countdown to COP26 continues.

Newswise: ‘Service with a Smile’ Plus Tipping Leads to Sexual Harassment for Majority of Service Employees, Study Shows
Released: 19-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
‘Service with a Smile’ Plus Tipping Leads to Sexual Harassment for Majority of Service Employees, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

Two common practices in the U.S. restaurant industry — service with a smile and tipping — contribute to a culture of sexual harassment, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Have Something To Say? Your Boss Wants You to Do it in Private.
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

New research finds that employees feel comfortable speaking up in open forums, but managers prefer that employees speak truth to power in a closed-door discussion instead of in front of a group. The forthcoming study gives insight for both sides to productively address this dynamic.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Public Health Summer Program Increases STEM Career Interests in High Schoolers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

High school students who participated in summer programs about public health increased their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a Rutgers study.

Newswise: The Push for Healthy Communities
Released: 19-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
The Push for Healthy Communities
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

See ways the CSU is ensuring its community members have equal access to health care.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Sociologists to Explore Topics of Racism, White Supremacy, Nationalism, Critical Race Theory, and More at ASA Virtual Annual Meeting, Aug. 6-10; Press Registration Open
American Sociological Association (ASA)

Thousands of sociologists whose work provides insights on vital topics such as race and racism, white nationalism, critical race theory, impacts of the pandemic, and issues confronting Asian-Americans, will meet at the American Sociological Association’s Virtual Annual Meeting, August 6-10. Approximately 900 sessions featuring over 3,000 research papers are open to the press.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Released: 19-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Hackensack Meridian Health

The July 30 virtual conference is part of a three-year grant to train clinicians to prescribe medications to treat addiction.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
More Bullying of LGBTQ+ Students in Politically Conservative Districts
Washington State University

Students who identify as LGBTQ+ in Washington state school districts with conservative voting records reported experiencing more bullying than their peers in more politically liberal areas, according to a new study.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 8:40 AM EDT
COVID-19 Made Unequal Access to Food Worse, Study Suggests
Ohio State University

Long before COVID-19, low-income people had few options for buying healthy, fresh food. New research showed that pandemic only made the situation worse.

14-Jul-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Peer-Rejected Rats Aid Study of Alcohol Relapse in Women
Research Society on Alcoholism

Rejection of adolescent female rats by their peers has long-term effects on alcohol-seeking behavior, according to a study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, and could provide a tool for studying alcohol relapse in humans. There is growing evidence from experimental studies that women who had adverse social experiences in childhood are more susceptible to alcohol relapse following abstinence. This is not observed in men, despite men having higher rates of alcohol dependence overall. Laboratory-bred rodents are important for studying the molecular and neurobiological underpinnings of addiction and alcohol dependence, but few animal studies have assessed the sex-dependent effects of adverse social experiences on later alcohol-seeking behavior. Recently, researchers in Germany have developed a rat model for adolescent peer rejection which has allowed them to study the long-term consequences of these experiences in adult male and female rats.

Newswise: Promoting Physical Activity Is Key to Achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Released: 16-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Promoting Physical Activity Is Key to Achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Washington University in St. Louis

New evidence supports integrating strategies to promote increased physical activity as a key part of the action plan for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new study led by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Food Insufficiency Linked to Lack of Mental Health Services During Pandemic
University of Toronto

A new national study published in Public Health Nutrition on July 15 found that Americans experiencing food insufficiency were three times as likely to lack mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic than those not experiencing food insufficiency.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog – or a Fake Russian Twitter Account
University at Buffalo

This study investigates how successful Russian Internet Research Agency Twitter accounts built the followings that were central to their disinformation campaigns around the 2016 US presidential election. Many legacy media outlets played an unwitting role in the growth, according to the findings.

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Released: 16-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Self-Reliance Index Offers Opportunity to Track Sustainable, Longer-Term Progress for Refugees
Washington University in St. Louis

To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Self-Reliance Index.

Newswise: A Historian’s Legacy: Building Resources to Tell History’s Untold Stories
Released: 16-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
A Historian’s Legacy: Building Resources to Tell History’s Untold Stories
University at Buffalo

“Today, the resources are there — because we created them. Repositories recognize the importance of collecting the records of African Americans, whereas before they weren’t interested in those collections,” says University at Buffalo researcher Lillian S. Williams.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues
Ohio State University

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be.

Newswise: No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Released: 16-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Green Bronx Machine

For Green Bronx Machine, summer vacation is growing season – for plants, people and the organization itself. GBM spends June, July and August tending multiple community gardens and running asummer camp, as well as tackling food insecurity and promoting sustainable food systems with national and international leaders, and preparing for the return of in-person student learning this fall and all of the issues that will entail.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Stakeholders' Sentiment Can Make or Break a New CEO
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

When a CEO steps down or is dismissed, the attention of the board is on how to choose the right executive to succeed that CEO.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Awarding $150,000 in Grants This Summer, Southland Rise Boosts Annual Support for Community Programs That Keep Youth Safe
University of Chicago Medical Center

Through Southland RISE – the violence prevention and trauma care collaboration between Advocate Health Care, the University of Chicago Medicine and community partners – 30 community-based organizations on the South Side have received $350,000 for their summer youth programs since 2019.

13-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Professional Development Opportunities Do Not Delay Doctorate Training or Publications
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The NIH funded academic institutions to design programs for professional development, but because doctoral training is lengthy and requires focused attention on research, some researchers feared students participating in additional training activities might diminish their research productivity or delay graduation. Researchers found this was not true.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Pandemic Layoffs Pushed Hospitality Workers to Leave Industry
Washington State University

The psychological toll of losing a job due to COVID-19 caused many young hotel and restaurant workers to consider changing careers, according to a Washington State University study.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Even on Facebook, COVID-19 Polarized Members of U.S. Congress
Ohio State University

Facebook posts by members of the U.S. Congress reveal the depth of the partisan divide over the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.

14-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Black, Latinx People Confident in COVID-19 Safety Precautions but Skeptical About Vaccines
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Premier Virtual Nutrition Education Conference Offers Free Registration for Media
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, Raising Reliance and Resilience, brings together nutrition educators from around the globe to focus on building equity, planetary health, future nutrition education, healthy children and youth, plus research and evaluation.

Newswise: The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Announces New Faculty Leadership Positions
Released: 15-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Announces New Faculty Leadership Positions
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Four faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have received leadership appointments to help promote and advance the school’s Master of Science (Entry into Nursing), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), PhD, and postdoctoral programs.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
UAlbany Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Boost Gender Equity among STEM Faculty
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany has received a prestigious $1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an academic and research climate where women faculty in STEM fields can thrive and develop their careers to the fullest potential.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Study Highlights How Resilience is Dynamic, Not a Static Character Trait
North Carolina State University

A new study finds that resilience is a dynamic process, rather than a fixed trait – and suggests this may have significant ramifications for the business world.

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Released: 14-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Cocoa bean DNA testing offers path to end slavery and child labour in chocolate industry
University of Bath

A new method of DNA testing on cocoa beans could revolutionise the chocolate industry, offering consumers greater reassurance about the origins and ethics of their beloved confectionery, and giving the global cocoa industry a precision tool to help end slavery and child labour.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Family Members Honor Longtime State Historian Cathie Matthews with UA Little Rock Endowment
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $25,000 endowment to honor Catherine “Cathie” Remmel Matthews, Arkansas’s longest serving director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

Released: 14-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
How Does The World Use Emojis?
University of Southern California (USC)

Before Millennials were over laugh-cry emojis, they were the most used emojis across the world, according to researchers at USC.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy In Young Adults May Hamper Herd Immunity
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Vaccine skepticism among young adults may stall efforts to achieve herd immunity - a threshold in which approximately 80 percent of a population is vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Newswise: CUR Executive Board Announces New Editor-in-Chief for <i>Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research</i>
Released: 14-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
CUR Executive Board Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the appointment of Patricia Ann Mabrouk, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University, as the next editor-in-chief of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, the academic journal of the organization.

Newswise: Historian offers first deep dive into secret German-Soviet alliance that laid groundwork for WWII
Released: 14-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Historian offers first deep dive into secret German-Soviet alliance that laid groundwork for WWII
University of Notre Dame

In new research, Ian Johnson, the P. J. Moran Family Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, details the inner workings of the German-Soviet alliance that laid the foundation for Germany’s rise and ultimate downfall in World War II.

Newswise: Tusty ten Bensel named director of UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice
Released: 14-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Tusty ten Bensel named director of UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, associate professor of criminal justice, has been named the director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


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