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Newswise: McMaster and Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. collaborate to move pathogen-detecting food wrap from lab to market
Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
McMaster and Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. collaborate to move pathogen-detecting food wrap from lab to market
McMaster University

Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (“TTCI”) will team up with McMaster engineers and biochemists to move a promising new food-safety technology from the lab to the marketplace.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health

An interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been named for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center while a search is underway to replace John Fromhold, who recently announced his retirement. Tim O’Brien, Mountainside chief operating officer (COO), will serve as interim CEO beginning July 9.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Dream on
Washington University in St. Louis

Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers find the worst reason to give a gift
Ohio State University

Here’s a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money. In a series of studies, researchers found that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told – or that they inferred – were given to help them save money.

Newswise: Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
10-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
University of California San Diego

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: up to $1.15 billion in reduced tuition to U.S. universities.

10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers
University of Cambridge

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Historic Expansion in Lexington County
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington County, today announced several major expansion and investment projects.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Research shows businesses can win more customers, influence your friends
Washington University in St. Louis

New research involving Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and the University of California, San Diego shows marketers could win more customers because existing customers may value the boost in their reputation among friends more than a “selfish” financial incentive.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Atlantic Hurricane Season and Mortgage Default Risk
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith finance professor and former risk executive Clifford Rossi’s new study examines the future implications of a predicted increase in hurricane activity for the likes of borrowers and mortgage credit investors.

Newswise: Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Released: 9-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Cornell University

A new Cornell University study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
University of British Columbia

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.

Newswise: ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
American Cleaning Institute

As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that are crucial to keeping the workplace healthy and safe.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Washington University in St. Louis

Millions of tenants are at risk of eviction as protections in the CARES Act are set to expire. While the U.S. Congress and Senate are proposing plans to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, a finance expert at Washington University in St. Louis warns that is just one piece of the puzzle.

Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Consumers Prefer Round Numbers Even When the Specific Number Is Better News
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using the specific number, people are likely to think the vaccine is actually less effective than if it is presented as being 90% effective.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
An ethical eye on AI - new mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices
University of Warwick

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices - an ethical eye on AI.

Newswise: How Hospitality Industry Should Address Discrimination
Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
How Hospitality Industry Should Address Discrimination
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

After the worldwide protests that erupted over the killing of George Floyd, it is hard for me to imagine any person, company, or institution, continuing to discount the role that racism plays in our society. People all over are demanding an end to racial discrimination that is embedded in our social systems.  In hospitality, emerging research has shined light on the perception of discrimination among industry workers, but personally, it comes as no surprise to me.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Study: New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual work spaces
Brigham Young University

When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to new research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
The price of taking a stance: How corporate sociopolitical activism impacts bottom line
University of Arizona

As the political climate in the United States becomes increasingly charged, some businesses are looking to have their voices heard on controversial issues.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic experts to help guide Delta Air Lines COVID-19 safety measures
Mayo Clinic

Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex medical care, are deepening their relationship to provide additional safety and COVID-19 infection control measures for customers and employees. The collaboration is another significant step in Delta’s efforts to build upon its foundation of care and cleanliness, known as the Delta CareStandard, to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during travel.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Study Suggests Less Costly Approach to Pandemic Economic Stimulus
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher Vadim Elenev, who worked with colleagues from the Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School, describes a research model that would have achieved results similar to those of the U.S. economic stimulus, but at a lower cost.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
One-third of jobs lost to COVID-19 were back online in May
Ohio State University

About one-third of U.S. workers who were laid off or absent from work in April because of COVID-19 were back to work in May, according to a new analysis of employment data.

Newswise: Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly 
for COVID-19 antibody research
Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly for COVID-19 antibody research
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced a research agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) to characterize Lilly’s next-generation anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. These collaborative studies aim to build on Lilly’s current portfolio of neutralizing antibodies by exploring novel cocktails, half-life extension technologies and strategies to further enhance potency.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Study finds high-skill hiring down amid COVID-19
Cornell University

The COVID-19 pandemic has left very few corners of the U.S. economy unscathed, but it has hit high-skill job seekers and small companies particularly hard, according to Cornell-led research that analyzed recent job-vacancy postings.

Newswise:Video Embedded summer-of-covid-the-2nd-wave-blm-the-economy-and-politics-newswise-live-event-for-june-25-2pm-edt
VIDEO
Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics
Newswise

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

Newswise: FAU Poll Finds Climate Change Still is Important Topic
for Floridians in Era of Coronavirus
Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:00 PM EDT
FAU Poll Finds Climate Change Still is Important Topic for Floridians in Era of Coronavirus
Florida Atlantic University

The third Florida Climate Resilience Survey by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative quarterly statewide survey shows that 89 percent of respondents believe climate change is happening, up from 86 percent in January and 88 percent in October 2019.

Newswise:Video Embedded politics-driving-personal-economic-decisions-amid-covid-19
VIDEO
Released: 25-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19
University of California San Diego

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

Newswise: WFIRM and Oracle Health Sciences collaborate to pair Body-on-a-Chip with advanced data analytics
Released: 25-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT
WFIRM and Oracle Health Sciences collaborate to pair Body-on-a-Chip with advanced data analytics
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and Oracle Health Sciences have teamed as part of the Innovation Quarter’s iQ Healthtech Labs™ to develop a consortium of industry, government, and academic members that will study novel approaches to establishing the safety of new drugs that are nearing clinical investigation in humans and FDA approval.

Newswise: Fred Hutch announces new additions and leadership to Board of Trustees
Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Fred Hutch announces new additions and leadership to Board of Trustees
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the addition of two new members to its board of trustees along with a new chair and vice chair.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) Elects Todd M. Osman as 2020-2021 Secretary/Treasurer
Materials Research Society (MRS)

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce that Executive Director Todd M. Osman has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE).

Released: 23-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Supply Chain Expert Reveals Methodology Behind Bordeaux Pricing Model
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

M. Hakan Hekimoğlu, an assistant professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his co-author, Burak Kazaz of Syracuse University, have developed a robust and highly accurate pricing model for Bordeaux wine futures using four factors: temperature, precipitation, market index, and expert reviews.

Newswise: Charlotte 49ers launch bold new identity
Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Charlotte 49ers launch bold new identity
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Charlotte 49ers, UNC Charlotte’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program, today unveiled a highly anticipated new brand identity that is expected to become a rallying point for all of Niner Nation and the broader Charlotte community. This is the first update to the Charlotte 49ers athletic mark since 2000.

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Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Recovery from airline delays works best with future disruptions in mind
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Instead of responding to each flight delay as if it were an isolated event, airlines should consider the likelihood of potential disruptions ahead, researchers report in the journal Transportation Science.

Newswise: ExOne licenses ORNL method to 3D print components for refined neutron scattering
Released: 22-Jun-2020 10:55 AM EDT
ExOne licenses ORNL method to 3D print components for refined neutron scattering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed a novel method to 3D print components used in neutron instruments for scientific research to the ExOne Company, a leading maker of binder jet 3D printing technology.

Newswise: Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
Released: 22-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
University of Michigan

FACULTY Q&AThe Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality prompted the NFL to acknowledge it should have listened to players who wanted to peacefully protest and led to NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags at its races.Ron Wade, clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and former director of marketing for the Detroit Tigers, discusses what these actions mean.

Newswise: New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
New Rutgers Program Helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership (NJ/NYCEO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today announced a new program designed to preserve minority and women-owned businesses, save jobs, build employee wealth, and strengthen local economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID-19 solutions
Released: 19-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID-19 solutions
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a program designed to accelerate deployment of innovations that may help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Rapid Access Licensing Program will allow companies to license these select technologies at no cost for one year.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Coronavirus: a wake-up call to strengthen the global food system
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new commentary in the journal One Earth highlights not only climate-related risks to the global food system, such as drought and floods, but also exposes the coronavirus pandemic as a shock to the system that has led to food crises in many parts of the world. To address the challenges of a globally interconnected food system, a systems approach is required.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
9 in 10 Americans concerned pharma will use COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices
West Health Institute

Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are "very" (55%) or "somewhat" (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices.


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