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Newswise: Birdwatchers Set World Records On Global Big Day
Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Birdwatchers Set World Records On Global Big Day
Cornell University

Birdwatchers set a new world record on May 9 for birds documented in a single day. During the annual Global Big Day, participants reported a record-breaking 2.1 million bird observations, recording 6,479 species. An all-time high of 50,000 participants submitted more than 120,000 checklists, shattering the previous single-day checklist total by 30%.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.

12-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Alcohol Screening in the General Population: One in Five Low-Risk Drinkers Transition to Risky Drinking Within One Year
Research Society on Alcoholism

Routine screening for risky alcohol use in general practice can identify people who may benefit from simple interventions to reduce consumption. However, the optimal time interval for repeat screening, including for those who have screened negative, is uncertain. A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has revealed that, for a significant minority of the population, alcohol risk status can change from ‘low risk’ to ‘at-risk’ (or vice versa) within one year – potentially complicating the interpretation of infrequent screening tests.

Released: 15-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
APS Issues Rare Resolution to Congress
The American Philosophical Society

For the first time in more than 60 years, the American Philosophical Society (APS), founded by Benjamin Franklin and the nation’s oldest learned society, has issued a public resolution calling on Congress to enact a National Defense Education Act for the 21st Century. The resolution has been sent to the bipartisan leadership of the House and Senate.

Newswise: Binge drinkers beware, Drunkorexia is calling
Released: 15-May-2020 7:30 AM EDT
Binge drinkers beware, Drunkorexia is calling
University of South Australia

Mojito, appletini or a simple glass of fizz – they may take the edge off a busy day, but if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk according new research at the University of South Australia.

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Released: 14-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Sculptor designs, builds ‘interactive contraptions’ from everyday materials to simulate human connections
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Even in isolation, Stacey Holloway can hold a hand, receive a swift kiss on the cheek or give a high-five. She can offer a nose rub, just like the ones she shares with her mother. She just does them all alone — that is, if you don’t count the kinetic, prosthetic models she created to help.

Newswise: Combating COVID-19
Released: 14-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Combating COVID-19
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

From conducting research to providing resources and equipment, here’s how the CSU is doing its part to support its communities during the current pandemic.

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Released: 14-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Head of Talent Acquisition at Southwest Airlines Emphasizes Essential Skills Over Technical During CFES Brilliant Pathways Webinar
CFES Brilliant Pathways

The Head of Talent Acquisition at Southwest Airlines offered some critical career advice to students participating in a CFES Brilliant Pathways Webinar on May 13 focused on Essential Skills: we hire for attitude first, skills second.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

Newswise: Research takes aim at social tool for fighting COVID-19
Released: 14-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Research takes aim at social tool for fighting COVID-19
Bowling Green State University

The social distancing of COVID-19 might have its own long-term effects; a Bowling Green State University team of sociologists — Drs. Peggy Giordano, Monica Longmore and Wendy Manning — received a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research on social distancing and what factors might influence individuals’ levels of compliance.

Newswise: A Brave New Virtual World of Work?
Released: 14-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
A Brave New Virtual World of Work?
University of California San Diego

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in remote work on an unprecedented scale. Elizabeth Lyons, an assistant professor of management at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, predicts this sudden transition to virtual will create a "new normal" in the world of work.

Released: 14-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
SLU Makes Standardized Testing Optional for Admission to Most Programs
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.

Released: 14-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Praying together over Zoom: How religion sounds during a pandemic
Ohio State University

Researchers at the American Religious Sounds Project, led by The Ohio State University and Michigan State University, are collecting and cataloging those sounds in an attempt to understand how the pandemic is changing religion around the United States.

Newswise: Bike commuting accelerated when bike-share systems rolled into town
Released: 14-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Bike commuting accelerated when bike-share systems rolled into town
University of Washington

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in cities where bike-share systems have been introduced, bike commuting increased by 20%, according to a new UW study.

Released: 14-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Expert available to speak about legal response to fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: May 14, 2020 | 12:36 pm | SHARE: As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, one Florida State University researcher said the number of people looking to profit from the misfortune by offering false, unproven cures is also on the rise. There is no known cure for COVID-19 but Chad Marzen, associate professor of law in the FSU College of Business, said that hasn’t stopped opportunists from looking to capitalize off people’s fears.

Released: 14-May-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Landscape Architecture Students Venture Outside While Staying Inside
Texas Tech University

Virtual reality allows students to complete site visits for class projects from the safety of their homes.

Released: 14-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing
Binghamton University, State University of New York

With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The problem: Not everyone agrees to follow these measures. A team of economists at Binghamton University, State University of New York is studying the phenomenon for a new research project.

Newswise: Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being
Released: 14-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being
Indiana University

Having a strong social network of friends and family can have a positive impact on people’s emotional and physical well-being, particularly for those 65 and older. IU researchers are now studying how the pandemic has disrupted those social connections for older adults.

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Released: 14-May-2020 7:40 AM EDT
New Research: Many Countries Severely Lag in Preparedness For Post-Pandemic, Socially Distant Digital Economy
Tufts University

As countries around the world consider reopening for business after months under lockdown, new research reveals vast differences in preparedness for a post-pandemic global digital economy, with certain smaller nations emerging as standard setters and large countries in the global south among the least prepared.

Newswise: Racism and Xenophobia in the Age of Covid-19
Released: 14-May-2020 7:25 AM EDT
Racism and Xenophobia in the Age of Covid-19
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN THE AGE OF COVID-19. CSU faculty members share tips on how to be part of the solution.

Released: 13-May-2020 6:55 PM EDT
UC Irvine Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program
University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

UC Irvine’s top ranking Paul Merage School of Business and national leader Claire Trevor School of the Arts are pleased to announce a new, online professional development offering, Certificate in Presentation Design.

Newswise: Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act
Released: 13-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act
Cornell University

A Cornell University senior research associate served as a consultant to members of the New York State Senate on the Outdoor Rx Act, a bill that seeks to make it easier for veterans to access New York state’s scenic and restorative outdoor spaces.

Newswise: Risk of gaming addiction increases for small, but significant number as teens become adults
Released: 13-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Risk of gaming addiction increases for small, but significant number as teens become adults
Iowa State University

Playing video games is not a problem for most teens, but those who develop symptoms of Gaming Disorder are more anxious, aggressive, depressed and shy, according to a new longitudinal study. Those symptoms increase as teens become adults.

Newswise: New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
8-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT
New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
George Washington University

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Released: 13-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows
Indiana University

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality.

Released: 12-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19
American Public Health Association (APHA)

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will tell Congress tomorrow.

Released: 12-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Will CARES Act stimulate economic growth or more inequity?
Washington University in St. Louis

If history is any indication, the economic fallout and increased political demands caused by the coronavirus could pressure government leaders into building a new safety net for lower income groups, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: Absence makes the brain grow fonder, study shows
Released: 12-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Absence makes the brain grow fonder, study shows
University of Colorado Boulder

A new brain imaging study of prairie voles—which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who mate for life —found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing for one another may be as important as being together. The study also sheds light on why it's so hard to social distance.

Released: 12-May-2020 3:30 PM EDT
AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing Supports Students Impacted by COVID-19 in All 50 States
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the first 51 students to receive scholarship support through the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. Launched in April 2020 to remove barriers to new nurses entering the workforce, this program was created to help nursing students nationwide who are facing hardships as a result of the pandemic and need financial assistance to complete their degree programs.

Released: 12-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New Discoveries on the Dead Sea Scrolls—Virtual International Conference to be Held May 17-20
New York University

“Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship,” an international virtual conference featuring more than three dozen scholars who will share their new discoveries on the ancient religious manuscripts, will be held May 17 through May 20.

Released: 12-May-2020 1:30 PM EDT
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected women's sexual behavior?
Wiley

A recent study from Turkey found that women's sexual desire and frequency of intercourse increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but their quality of sexual life decreased.

Released: 12-May-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Surveys capture UCI students’ COVID-19 concerns, informing university responses
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 12, 2020 – On college campuses across the country, faculty, staff and administrators are trying to find effective ways to help students successfully adjust to the abrupt changes in their education wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of California, Irvine conducted two surveys to gain insight into undergraduates’ concerns.

Released: 12-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Inspired by the Past, Rensselaer Artist Develops Innovative Screenprinting Techniques
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In his artistic quest to translate his vision, Nathan Meltz used numerous techniques. But it was his innovative use of 21st-century technology with 15th-century printing tools that pushed the boundaries of screenprinting.

Released: 12-May-2020 8:35 AM EDT
HU Launches “HU Stories: Facing the 2020 Pandemic Together”
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

To record how this experience has impacted Harrisburg University students, faculty, alumni, staff, business partners, donors and other members of the HU family in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and across the globe, Harrisburg University is launching the “HU Stories: Facing the 2020 Pandemic Together” project.

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Released: 12-May-2020 6:40 AM EDT
Work-family balance upended by global pandemic
University of Delaware

The striking parallels between Colonial America and Coronavirus America reveal the cyclical nature of work-family life, according to Professor Bahira Sherif Trask, who teaches courses on the history and diversity of American families at the University of Delaware.

12-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT
Ophthalmologists Zoom to Capitol Hill
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

More than 200 ophthalmologists from 40 states today are Zooming or teleconferencing with lawmakers and their staffs in Washington, D.C. to push for congressional support for measures that will help physician practices survive the COVID-19 pandemic and to restore patients’ timely access to sight-saving treatments.

11-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use
University of Cambridge

Is the lockdown leading us to drink more alcohol or spend more time gambling online or watching pornography? Researchers today launch a survey aimed at tracking how our habits have changed in response to our forced isolation.

Newswise: Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies
Released: 11-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report from researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs presents a plan for designing and implementing a government-wide initiative to measure the management quality of federal agencies.

Released: 11-May-2020 3:45 PM EDT
How high school seniors can navigate uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Angela Stowe, Ph.D., has advice for students leaving high school, and those about to start college, on bringing closure to their K-12 experience and preparing to move forward with their lives.For high school seniors bound for college, the COVID-19 pandemic struck at a pivotal time in life — as they finish one chapter and prepare to start a new one.

Released: 11-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Young men most likely to break lockdown rules, mental health study shows
University of Sheffield

More than half of young men aged 19-24 have breached the UK’s lockdown rules by meeting with a group of friends, according to a study showing they are far less compliant than other young people.

Newswise: Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline
Released: 11-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline
Rutgers School of Public Health

To meet the growing demand for qualified individuals to staff the hotline, NJPIES - which is part of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - recruited and trained volunteers from throughout Rutgers, including the Rutgers School of Public Health, the state’s only accredited graduate school of public health, whose students were among the first to volunteer.

Newswise: Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
Released: 11-May-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame psychology professor Ying (Alison) Cheng's AP-CAT platform, developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, helps students preparing for the AP statistics test.


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