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AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal
AU Experts Comment on Signing of the Historic Israel-UAE Deal
Continued school closures and distance learning have drawn more than the ire of parents and teachers concerned about the impacts to education. Child advocates are worried about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on youth stuck at home with their abusers. For months, researchers tracking data from across Nevada and the nation have been logging significant dips in child abuse reports — a phenomenon attributed to the lack of face time children are getting with teachers, who are trained to spot potential signs of maltreatment and required by law to report it to authorities.
By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 9, 2020 | 2:01 pm | SHARE: The first pandemic in a century, racial equality, voting rights and police misconduct have sparked spontaneous and planned protests across the nation. With political and social polarization reaching levels not seen in generations, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to have their voices heard.
19-person pilot study shows community-based karate classes may improve quality of life and wellbeing for individuals with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's Disease (PD)--with over 50% of study participants choosing to continue their karate practice six months after trial end
The ability to read and write was more widespread than expected among the people of Judah in the late 7th century BCE, according to a study published September 9, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Arie Shaus of Tel Aviv University, Israel, and colleagues.
Entrepreneur Andy Shallal and Maryland Smith Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins will discuss pivoting business strategy in the midst of a global pandemic, economic distress and racial protests.
A new study finds the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men.
Many of the city's most vulnerable workers are too afraid to file a complaint when their employer pays them below the minimum wage. Domestic workers are the biggest victims. Bar and restaurant employees are also high on the list.
The effectiveness of educational content aimed at correcting misconceptions about the risks, transmission, and prevention of Covid-19 is largely influenced by a person’s prevailing moral values, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
Pandemics bring pain. But so do the prescriptions for containing them: From school closures to total lockdowns, every government-mandated approach to blunting the impact of COVID-19 involves a trade-off between lives saved and jobs lost.
Bribery doesn’t necessarily involve suitcases of cash, all-expense-paid vacations, or secret gifts of jewelry. For people who don’t want to get caught, subtlety can be more practical.
Employers are more likely to cheat their workers during periods of high unemployment. It happened during the Great Recession of 2008. It's even more likely during the COVID recession, in part because of President Trump's recent executive order relaxing enforcement.
A growing number of college students like their online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many want reduced tuition if their education is online and not in person, reported the second study on the social and cultural impact of the coronavirus conducted by the USC Center for the Digital Future.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most children are spending more time on screens since other activities are limited. With children also participating in virtual learning, many parents are concerned that this increased use of screen time could be detrimental to their child’s development. A Rutgers pediatrician discusses the research on screen time for children, and how families can come up with a plan that is thoughtful, and also realistic.
Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates patterns of events in the universe, according to neuroscientists at Georgetown University.
Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, but it may not be enough for the levels caused by COVID-19.
People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown.
Fostering a sense of community and connection for college students will ensure a better remote learning experience in the fall, according to researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
For Bob Clarke and Glenda Chatham, Salisbury University was a special place when they met on campus in 1968. The couple hopes to make the institution even more special for students today, announcing a $1.5 million endowment for the SU Honors College, which now bears their name.
People who own guns and those living with gun owners are substantially less worried about the risk of firearm injuries than individuals living in homes without guns, says a new study by violence prevention experts at UC Davis Health.
Education and family planning have long been tied to lower fertility trends. But new research from the University of Washington analyzes those factors to determine, what accelerates a decline in otherwise high-fertility countries.
Donors gave generously to the University of California San Diego in fiscal year 2019-2020 resulting in a record-breaking year for the Campaign for UC San Diego: $344.4 million was raised, bringing the campaign total through June 30, 2020 to $2.27 billion.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will offer a number of new courses for the 2020–21 academic year. The classes range from explorations of India’s role in the global economy to a deep dive into technology policy, among other topics.
Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers at the University of Utah. They found that Blacks disproportionately worked in nine vital occupations that increase their exposure to SARs-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
While federal privacy laws prohibit digital platforms from storing and sharing children’s personal information, those rules aren’t always enforced, researchers find.
Iowa State's rural smart shrinkage project has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build upon its pilot study examining whether there were towns in Iowa that have lost population but perception of quality of life has remained stable or improved.
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber announced today the appointment of UNC Charlotte Professor Cheryl Waites Spellman, Ed.D., to the role of interim special assistant to the chancellor for diversity and inclusion, effective Sept. 16.
With Christopher Nolan's long-awaited "Tenet" arriving in movie theaters, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Jill North, an expert on the philosophy of physics, discusses "Tenet," time's arrow and other sci-fi parables that challenge what we know about past, future, causality and time travel.
A new study finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth.
Using alcohol to cope with distress was associated with increased drinking during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Adults experiencing greater depression or lower social connectedness, and those with children under age 18, were among those at risk for drinking to cope. The COVID-19 pandemic brought extensive disruptions to daily life, involving elevated stress among the general public. This increased the likelihood of people using alcohol to cope, a motive linked to solitary drinking, heavier drinking, and alcohol-related problems. At the same time, social distancing and closures meant that access to healthier supports, such as counseling and recreation, was reduced. The study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explored adult drinkers’ use of alcohol to cope with distress during the early pandemic, with the goal of informing interventions to address long-term alcohol-related harms.
University of South Australia researchers have confirmed that portrayals of suicide in moving-image fiction and non-fiction media, such as television and web series, films, and documentaries, has the potential to increase suicidal ideation and behaviour.
While acetaminophen is helping you deal with your headache, it may also be making you more willing to take risks, a new study suggests. People who took acetaminophen rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” as less risky than people who took a placebo.
Political science researchers at the University of Washington examined the factors associated with statewide mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. When controlling for other factors, states with Republican governors delayed imposing broad indoor mask requirements by nearly a month.
Dr. Anne Williamson, a nationwide expert in housing policy, has been selected as the new director of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her research areas include housing policy, community development, citizen participation, and tax policy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, children across the country are facing social isolation. With many school districts in the U.S. choosing remote learning, students are likely to consume more mass media. You might be wondering, should parents be concerned?
As domestic violence skyrockets amid COVID-19, women’s health experts are calling for compulsory training of obstetric health practitioners to ensure they can recognise the signs of coercive control for women in their care.
The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.
Two-volume "Corona Chronicles" narratives recount how students, parents, administrators, and community members are navigating these uncertain times.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care to patients remotely, according to a national study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.