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Released: 25-Sep-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Scholars untangle marketing's complex role in understanding political activities
American Marketing Association (AMA)

As 2020 began, many pundits predicted a politically charged year, but few predicted that it would include a global pandemic overtaxing healthcare resources, strained U.S. race relations resulting in mass demonstrations across the globe, devastating fires consuming massive swaths of the United States, and a catastrophic global economic downturn.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Public Health Management Corporation, Penn Medicine, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and Independence Blue Cross to Launch Innovative Health Care Collaboration in West Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A coalition of the region’s premier health care organizations–Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Penn Medicine, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and Independence Blue Cross–announced today their intention to join forces to transform Mercy Philadelphia into a thriving, reimagined campus built on a guiding principle to provide high-quality, community-informed health care and services at an innovative public health campus designed to serve the needs of the facility’s West Philadelphia neighbors.

Newswise: ORNL, DOE unveil new capabilities for advanced manufacturing recycling and autonomous vehicles
Released: 24-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
ORNL, DOE unveil new capabilities for advanced manufacturing recycling and autonomous vehicles
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Energy officials dedicated the launch of two clean energy research initiatives that focus on the recycling and recovery of advanced manufacturing materials and on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The Power of Superstar Firms Amid the Pandemic: Should Regulators Intervene?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Long before the coronavirus pandemic, advances in information technology were already fueling the rise of a handful of superstar firms that dominate the economy. COVID-19 has greatly accelerated that trend. Darden Professor Anton Korinek explores the implications of the superstar phenomenon for overall economic efficiency and, by extension, policy.

Newswise: ASCB Names 18 Members as Its 2020 Fellows Cohort
Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
ASCB Names 18 Members as Its 2020 Fellows Cohort
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The ASCB Fellows program is committed to recognizing the breadth and diversity of the Society’s membership.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Rebound or Permanent Slump? Possible Impacts of US COVID-19 Fiscal Policies
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Fiscal policy is a powerful tool to combat economic downturns, but the results depend on decreasing inequality, an imperative to the efficacy of fiscal multipliers. As COVID-19 cases rise, new research offers insights into which fiscal policies may bolster the economy — and the other options, which may have long-term ramifications.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Q&A: What’s in store for retailers during a pandemic holiday season?
Michigan State University

The 2020 holiday season, much like the majority of the year, will be like none other before. But what does this mean for retailers? Simone Peinkofer, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, discusses what holiday consumerism may look like for consumers and retailers alike.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Webinar: Data Gaps Posing Risks to Financial Markets and Economy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Federal Reserve's Randal Quarles and Stanford professor Darrell Duffie will discuss the progress on financial stability analysis and data needs since the 2008 financial crisis.

Newswise: Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
University of South Australia

Pale, male and stale – it’s certainly stereotypical, but it’s a saying that still holds water when it comes to Australian boards, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Newswise: Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Released: 22-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Tufts center for antimicrobial resistance renamed for Stuart B. Levy
Tufts University

The Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, a collaborative effort supported by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center, has been renamed the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance, to honor the pioneering antibiotic-resistance researcher.

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Released: 21-Sep-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Energy tech development for US, NM aim of Sandia and PNM partnership
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories and New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, PNM, have teamed up to bring energy resiliency, security and stability to the state and country. “The partnership with PNM will address energy challenges not just in New Mexico but across the United States,” Sandia Labs Director James Peery said.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
‘Front of Package’ Nutrition Labels Improved Nutrition Quality
North Carolina State University

A new study analyzing 16 years of data on tens of thousands of products finds that the adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” labels is associated with improved nutritional content of those foods and their competitors.

Newswise: Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Shuda, Farber recognized with 2020 ASCB Bruce Alberts Award for BioEYES program
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Since 2002, BioEYES has shared the wonder of scientific discovery with more than 155,000 children across the United States and as far away as Melbourne, Australia. ASCB is pleased to recognize the creators of BioEYES, Steven Farber of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore and Jamie Shuda of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), with the 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Netflix, $100 Million and Black-Owned Banks
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Netflix is investing $100 million in financial institutions that support Black-owned banks and Black communities. This investment isn’t just socially responsible in fueling opportunity; research shows that Black-owned banks outperform non-minority-owned peers. How does that reconcile with data that imply decline in success? Lack of initial assets.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Consumers Value Difficult Decisions Over Easy Choices
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a paper co-authored by Gaurav Jain, an assistant professor of marketing in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer, researchers found that disfluency, or the difficulty for an individual to process a message, increases people’s attitudes toward that message after a time delay.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
LifeBridge Health Named Official Healthcare Provider of Loyola Maryland Athletics LifeBridge Health Named Official Healthcare Provider of Loyola Athletics
LifeBridge Health

Loyola University Maryland announced a long-term partnership with LifeBridge Health, where the health system will serve as the Official Healthcare Provider of the Greyhounds.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 11:30 AM EDT
McCombs Wealth Management Center launches with support from Charles Schwab Foundation
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Cross-disciplinary program in the McCombs School of Business will prepare students for wealth management careers and conduct academic and applied research to advance the industry

Newswise: Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 AM EDT
Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Wichita State University

With holiday travel season on the horizon, a just-released annual forecast from Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, offers new insights into making travel plans in these extraordinary times.

Newswise: Drones deliver time savings to customers, new revenue to businesses
15-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Drones deliver time savings to customers, new revenue to businesses
Virginia Tech

A new economic impact study from Virginia Tech suggests that drone delivery could offer a significant economic boost in communities.

Newswise: NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
Released: 15-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT
NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has awarded seven contracts to companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions that help address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
CVE Program Partners with Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency to Protect Industrial Control Systems and Medical Devices
MITRE

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) Program announced today it is expanding its partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for managing the assignment of CVE Identifiers (IDs) for the CVE Program.

Newswise: Prometheus Fuels licenses energy-saving ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process
Released: 15-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Prometheus Fuels licenses energy-saving ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The current state-of-the-art process for converting biomass-derived ethanol into aviation fuels is a costly endeavor, both in terms of energy use and capital cost. Zhenglong Li, an ORNL scientist, simplified the process by developing a catalyst that can convert ethanol into mixed olefins.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Governments must ‘change the way the economy works’ after Covid-19 pandemic, says OECD-commissioned report
University of Sheffield

Leading economists call on governments to go ‘beyond growth’ and radically reorient economic policy

Newswise: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Begin Constructing New Patient Housing Facility
14-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Begin Constructing New Patient Housing Facility
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin constructing The Domino’s Village, a new housing facility for patients and their families, this fall at 361 N. Third Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Netflix - a zebra among horses: QUT researcher
Queensland University of Technology

Media studies expert Professor Amanda Lotz, from QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre, said there is a lot of misunderstanding about the world’s biggest internet-distributed video service.

Newswise: For diverse corporate board members, upward mobility stops with a seat at the table
Released: 11-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
For diverse corporate board members, upward mobility stops with a seat at the table
University of Delaware

A new study from the University of Delaware found that even when corporate boards include directors who are women and/or racial minorities, these diverse directors are significantly less likely to serve in positions of leadership. This occurs even when they possess stronger qualifications.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 8:40 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Higher Education Reopening During COVID: Expert Panel for September 9th, 2020
Newswise

This virtual media event welcomes presidents, deans, and other university spokespeople to make the case for how their universities are handling this once in a lifetime challenge.

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Released: 11-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity
Stanford Graduate School of Business

If you’re a relentlessly upbeat thinker, you may be enamored of the 10,000-hour rule, which holds that if you simply practice something regularly for a long enough time, you’ll eventually achieve mastery.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 5:35 PM EDT
A menu for restaurant survival during the pandemic
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Timothy Webb can talk about potential strategies restaurant owners can use to segment the market, account for government restrictions and potentially match pre-COVID dine-in revenue totals.

Newswise: Wolters Kluwer signals strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world
Released: 10-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Wolters Kluwer signals strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world
Wolters Kluwer Health

Today, Wolters Kluwer, Health released a new report that presents strategic imperatives for nurse executives in a post-COVID-19 world. “Nurse Executives: Driving Change in the Era of COVID-19,” explores how nurse leaders are in a unique position to embrace new opportunities and challenges in a post pandemic reality that can shape longer-term strategies to strengthen the profession.

Newswise: BrainGate Inc., owner of brain-computer interface technologies, donated to Tufts University
Released: 10-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
BrainGate Inc., owner of brain-computer interface technologies, donated to Tufts University
Tufts University

Tufts University, together with alumnus Jeff Stibel and his partners, today announced the donation of BrainGate, Inc. (“BrainGate”) and its patented technology to the university. BrainGate is a transformative neurotechnology that uses micro-electrodes implanted in the brain to let humans operate external devices such as computers or robotic arms with just their thought. BrainGate has received an FDA-approved investigational device exemption to conduct human trials of brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies.

Newswise: Deloitte and Wichita State University join forces to launch new Smart Factory
Released: 10-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Deloitte and Wichita State University join forces to launch new Smart Factory
Wichita State University

Deloitte and Wichita State University today announced the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a groundbreaking and immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise.

Newswise: Cash Transfers More Effective than Workforce Training in Improving Lives of Rwandans
Released: 10-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Cash Transfers More Effective than Workforce Training in Improving Lives of Rwandans
University of California San Diego

In the head-to-head comparison of a workforce-training program and direct cash transfers for Rwandans, cash proves superior in improving economic outcomes of unemployed youths, while training outperforms cash only in the production of business knowledge, according to a new University of California San Diego study.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Rethinking business: Disruptions like the corona crisis also create new opportunities
University of Cologne

Changes in the external environment always affect the success of companies and may even tilt previously valid laws of business off balance.

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Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

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Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Craftier Than Cash: How Banks Use Credit Cards to Bribe Bureaucrats
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Computational social science: Obstacles and opportunities
Stanford Graduate School of Business

This study examines the obstacles and opportunities around data sharing between big tech and academia.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2021
Materials Research Society (MRS)

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President/President Elect and new Board Members for 2021, elected by the Society's global membership of over 14,000.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
3 Essentials to a More Inclusive Hiring Process
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Diversity, equity and inclusion are imperative. How can companies — and the individuals in them — ensure the kind of inclusive hiring practices that will lead to a genuinely equitable and diverse culture? Darden Professor Toni Irving discusses problems and solutions for hiring and developing diverse talent.

Newswise: Mizuho OSI® Acquires the Nimbic Air Barrier System to Expand into Helping Protect Surgical Sites from Airborne Particulates
Released: 8-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Mizuho OSI® Acquires the Nimbic Air Barrier System to Expand into Helping Protect Surgical Sites from Airborne Particulates
Mizuho OSI

Mizuho OSI®, a leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables and pressure injury abatement solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Air Barrier System (ABS) from Nimbic Systems, Inc.

Newswise: NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
Released: 2-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH today announced $129.3 million in scale-up and manufacturing support for a new set of COVID-19 testing technologies as part of its RADx initiative. NIH is awarding contracts to nine companies for technologies that include portable point-of-care tests for immediate results and high-throughput laboratories that can return results within 24 hours.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Segregation in 2020: Why Aren’t We Moving Forward?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the U.S. has become more diverse, it has largely remained segregated. Good intentions and conversations about diversity may lead to what Professor Greg Fairchild terms the “illusion of inclusion”; even if we do not hold bias, physical and social separation may exacerbate existing income, wealth, job and achievement gaps.

Newswise: Colleges get millions in energy-efficiency improvements without budget impacts
Released: 1-Sep-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Colleges get millions in energy-efficiency improvements without budget impacts
Cornell College

Small colleges and universities are embarking on major infrastructure repairs that lead to more energy-efficient campuses, and it is not costing a penny upfront.

Newswise: Cell Bio 2020 Image Contest begins Sept 1
Released: 1-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Cell Bio 2020 Image Contest begins Sept 1
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is holding a contest to find amazing images and videos that show the beauty of cell biology. Winning entries will be featured during Cell Bio Virtual 2020 - An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting in December.


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