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Newswise: IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
In anti-piracy work, blocking websites more effective when multiple sites are targeted
Carnegie Mellon University

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing technologies has eroded the strength of copyright law across many countries, and research has shown that digital piracy reduces sales of music and motion picture content.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Ending coronavirus lockdowns quickly can be more costly than relaxing them gradually
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 — “We’re all in this together” is a commonly heard phrase during this global pandemic, as much of the world practices social distancing. And now researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have shown that there is some scientific validity to this assertion. In a study published today in Nature Human Behaviour, Chinese, European, American and British researchers demonstrate that the number of countries implementing COVID-19 lockdown measures – and the duration of those efforts – have a greater influence on the gross domestic products of nations than the severity of the restrictions.

Newswise: Consumers Increasingly Demand That Brands Take a Stance During Turmoil: Maryland Smith Expert
Released: 3-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Consumers Increasingly Demand That Brands Take a Stance During Turmoil: Maryland Smith Expert
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Consumers, especially millennials, want to see their brands and companies take a stand on social issues. And In times of turmoil, companies may respond differently, but the intent behind their messaging must be authentic and responsible.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Education Won’t Be Normal After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 4, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teaching virtually, and how to safely return to teaching in person - June 4, 2020 from 2-3 PM EDT

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Luxury Handbag Wearers Likely to Behave Selfishly, Study Shows
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Recently published findings show that wearing and using a luxury good, like a Prada handbag, can lead ordinary people to behave badly.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Keys to Small Business Resilience in Uncertain Times
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Faced with limited customer flow, forced shut down of operations and a looming economic recession, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves small-business owners to make decisions with little idea of what the future may hold. What lessons can they take from the success and resiliency of businesses that have survived crises in the past?

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Can Firms Be Trusted After Easing of Collusion Rules During Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Valerie Suslow, joined by research colleague Margaret Levenstein of the University of Michigan, examines the impact of relaxed regulations against corporate collusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 28-May-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Balancing the economy while saving the planet
Technical University of Denmark

If you make your bio-product 100% sustainable it may be way too expensive to produce.

Released: 28-May-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Finding working capital is key to small businesses efforts as reopening accelerates
RAND Corporation

As small businesses reopen after a lengthy pandemic shutdown, one key challenge will be finding working capital to replenish inventories and pay employees until revenue returns to normal, according to a new RAND Corporation perspective based on interviews with a select group of small business owners.

Newswise: Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 3
Released: 28-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 3
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

If the COVID-19 crisis triggered health, economic, social and psychological changes that mean we will be living and working through destabilizing moments now and for the foreseeable future, then all the more reason now to adopt and practice essential skills of Leading Mindfully. How should we start thinking in new ways that better represent reality?

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Released: 28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
As ORNL builds novel reactor, nuclear industry benefits from technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at DOE's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working on the Transformational Challenge Reactor, a microreactor built using 3D printing, find their work may revolutionize manufacturing in the nuclear industry — and in other industries, too.

Newswise: NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
Released: 28-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics, presents the quarterly Barings/UNC Charlotte NC Economic Forecast. In the forecast, he discussed the economic effects of COVID-19 and the outlook for the state's economic recovery.

Released: 28-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system
University of Chicago Medical Center

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, succeeding Sharon O’Keefe, who earlier announced her plans to retire in July 2020.

Newswise: Wolters Kluwer Honored as Bronze Stevie Award Winner in 2020 American Business Awards
Released: 28-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer Honored as Bronze Stevie Award Winner in 2020 American Business Awards
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Web Awards category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards® for the Care Without Judgement video series, an exploration of how three practicing nurses take on the challenges of the nursing profession while balancing their calling as caregivers.

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Released: 28-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Top Chicago Universities Launch Social Movement to Team Up the Public & Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19 & Other Diseases
University of Chicago Medical Center

Nine top universities and hospitals have launched a social movement and free tool to match the public with health research opportunities that need volunteers in the hunt to discover treatments, vaccines, and what the pandemic’s long-term impacts will be on survivors.

Released: 28-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Tech Contest Seeks to Bolster Energy-Efficient, Language-Based AI Applications
New York University

A technology consortium has launched an industry-wide competition to jump-start the development of more energy-efficient, language-based AI applications.

Newswise: UniSA brings industry expertise and research together 
to strive for Zero homelessness
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 AM EDT
UniSA brings industry expertise and research together to strive for Zero homelessness
University of South Australia

The pursuit of zero homelessness in Australia is one step closer this week as renowned social change expert and Industry Adjunct with the University of South Australia, David Pearson, is appointed as the first CEO for the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.

Released: 27-May-2020 7:50 PM EDT
Minimum Wage Increases a Mixed Bag, but ‘Not a Good Idea’ Amid Crisis
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers who have parsed minimum-wage increases over the past half-decade find a mixed bag of immediate results in states that push wages higher, but the pandemic-roiled economy changes all that, they say.

Released: 27-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
‘Defining Moments’ and Second Chances: Former Prisoner Brings Award-Winning Case to Life
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Defining Moments and Second Chances: A manager at Cascade Engineering who joined the company through a prisoner reentry program joined a Darden class earlier this spring to share his own journey from incarceration to the working world. “Defining Moments” is a Second Year elective that purposefully places students in realistic, high-pressure situations and helps them consider and learn from their responses and reactions. McKinley asked Darden students to consider the possibility of second chances, noting the legions of people like himself who leave prison wanting nothing more than another opportunity to work hard and to build a life.

Released: 27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The Real Effect of Fiscal Stimulus: Inequality, Interest Rates and Beyond
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Does fiscal stimulus raise interest rates and tighten credit markets, as theoretical models of the macroeconmy predict? New research shows what the real effect of government spending is on the U.S. economy — and what high levels of inequality have to do with the interest rate response to fiscal stimulus.

Newswise: Taming COVID-19 Requires Urgent Search for  Both Vaccine and Treatment
Released: 27-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Taming COVID-19 Requires Urgent Search for Both Vaccine and Treatment
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

While scientists around the world search for a coronavirus vaccine, an equivalent effort should be made to develop drugs that would mitigate the virus’s effects on patients, says Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Senior Lecturer Bonnie Robeson, who previously served as a principal investigator in drug discovery and development at the National Cancer Institute.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Urban and Suburban Patterns of Consumption and Time Use
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Increasing urbanization can prove challenging in the era of COVID-19 social distancing, particularly given the dependence on essential services and the unique health concerns of high-population density. A new study clarifies the tradeoffs between city and suburban patterns of consumption and how different areas fulfill essential daily functions.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Entrepreneurship in China: The Rise of Female Billionaires
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

China’s progress towards modernization and marketization gave women unprecedented opportunities to launch and scale private enterprises and make billions in the process. Professor Ming-Jer Chen shares insights on how China managed to forge a new class of super-successful female founders.

Newswise: Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of
Released: 27-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2020 List of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
Loyola Medicine

For the seventh year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review's list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." Hospitals included in the new 2020 list "have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction,” according to Becker’s. “These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties."

Newswise: New report shows survival of the fittest and most agile will make or break retailers as lockdown eases
Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
New report shows survival of the fittest and most agile will make or break retailers as lockdown eases
University of Bristol

Customers panic buying in droves, running out of stock on many basic essentials, and imposing product purchase restrictions may now be less of a headache for retailers, but plenty of other hurdles lie ahead as life slowly returns to some semblance of normality and non-essential shops prepare to reopen in mid-June.

Newswise: Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, pioneer of organizational economics, dies at 87
Released: 25-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, pioneer of organizational economics, dies at 87
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Oliver Williamson, a UC Berkeley and Haas School of Business professor for nearly three decades whose elegant framework for analyzing the structure of organizations won him a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away on May 21, 2020 in Berkeley, Calif. at the age of 87. His death followed a period of failing health. Williamson’s work permanently changed how economists view organizations.

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VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: How COVID Changed Healthcare: Newswise Live Expert Panel May 21, 2020
Newswise

Healthcare After COVID: what's changing about the healthcare system to adapt, what areas are under strain, the mental health of healthcare workforce, closures and job losses, adoption of telehealth and how to safely restore routine healthcare services - May 21 from 2-3 PM EDT

Released: 21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
TRIUMF spin-off company secures US$19M investment
TRIUMF

ARTMS Inc., TRIUMF spin-off company and global leader in isotope production technology, has announced US$19 million in Series A financing from a consortium led by Deerfield Management Company and Quark Ventures.

Newswise: @umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
Released: 20-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
@umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible.

Newswise: Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet
Released: 20-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet
Wichita State University

The US Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology from Wichita State University to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

Released: 19-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Nonprofits benefit from having women on executive board
Binghamton University, State University of New York

In the non-profit sector, women comprise the majority of nonprofit employees, while they are still the minority on boards. Having a substantial number of women on boards benefits nonprofits, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: First Pitch, The Definitive Guide to Pitching for Entrepreneurs, Launches Today
Released: 19-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
First Pitch, The Definitive Guide to Pitching for Entrepreneurs, Launches Today
Babson College

Debi Kleiman, executive director at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, has authored First Pitch: Winning Money, Mentors, and More for Your Startup.

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Released: 15-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Social good creates economic boost
Queensland University of Technology

As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but also are much more important for job creation than previously thought.

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Released: 15-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Model of critical infrastructures reveals vulnerabilities
Kansas State University

An interdisciplinary team of Kansas State University researchers developed a computer simulation that revealed beef supply chain vulnerabilities that need safeguarding -- a realistic concern during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Sandia tests distillery’s hand sanitizer developed to address severe shortage
Released: 15-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sandia tests distillery’s hand sanitizer developed to address severe shortage
Sandia National Laboratories

In response to the severe, widespread shortage of hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayward Sons Craft-Distillery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, reconfigured its operations to produce a hand sanitizer they named Elbow Bump, and worked with Sandia National Laboratories to test and confirm that it meets standards set by the World Health Organization and the U.

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: Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Acres of Premium Soybean for 2020
Released: 14-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Acres of Premium Soybean for 2020
Benson Hill

Benson Hill’s non-GMO soybean product line combines superior nutritional qualities and oil content with highly competitive yields, offering benefits from seed-to-shelf.

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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: Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Released: 13-May-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation's most highly rated hospitals for quality and safety, has taken a series of innovative measures that strategically balance patient needs with science and safety as it resumes normal operations.

Released: 13-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Expert: Show compassion in redefining ‘back to work’
Washington University in St. Louis

As areas of the country begin to relax and do away with stay-at-home orders, things will not snap back to normal for all employees and organizations. This may seem obvious, but it has huge ramifications for what employers can and should expect from employees during this time, according to an expert at Washington University in St.


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