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Released: 23-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Tools and Education Can Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption For Low-Income Latino Families
George Washington University

As the White House prepares for the first conference on hunger, nutrition and health in more than 50 years, public health officials point out that providing access to safe potable drinking water must be part of the national conversation. Low income and minority populations in the US are less likely to drink plain water and also have negative perceptions about tap water, which has been associated with consuming high sugar beverages. This can lead to health issues ranging from cavities to having a higher Body Mass Index and risks factors for diabetes.

Newswise: San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference Returns In-Person to Celebrate 30 Years
Released: 23-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT
San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference Returns In-Person to Celebrate 30 Years
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Registration is now open for the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, celebrating its 30-year anniversary with the theme, “STEM: It’s Like Magic But Real.” The conference will be held on Sat., Nov. 5, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. SJEYH is geared toward young women in grades 6-12 and is designed to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

Released: 23-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Understanding the dynamics of workplace violence can improve employee health and safety
University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Workplace violence is a pervasive problem with tremendous costs for individuals, organizations, and society.

Released: 23-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
The expansion of capitalism led to a deterioration in human welfare
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Far from reducing extreme poverty, the expansion of capitalism from the 16th century onward was associated with a dramatic deterioration in human welfare, according to a scientific study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) in collaboration with Macquarie University, Australia, which shows that this new economic system saw a decline in wages to below subsistence, a deterioration in human stature, and a marked upturn in premature mortality.

Released: 23-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
CUR Releases 2022 STR Program Participants
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the following 75 teams accepted to be a part of the 2022-23 Scholars Transformed Through Research (STR) Program. These teams represent 62 institutions from 28 states and are made up of 75 Campus Representatives and 124 undergraduate researchers.

     
Newswise: Chula’s Faculty of Law Presents Certificates to Students in the 2nd LawLAB for Human Rights Project
Released: 23-Sep-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Chula’s Faculty of Law Presents Certificates to Students in the 2nd LawLAB for Human Rights Project
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, organized its second annual LawLAB for Human Rights for 2021 academic year. Assistant Professor Dr. Pareena Srivanit Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Dr. Pat Siyomsilpa, head of the project, presented certificates to 21 students who participated in the LawLAB for Human Rights project on Monday August 15, 2022 at the Main Auditorium, Debdvaravati Building, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University.

Newswise: Cybercrime Expert Joins UNC’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
Released: 22-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Cybercrime Expert Joins UNC’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
University of Northern Colorado

Vivian Guetler’s research has taken her to some dark places. Specifically, the dark web, where she has spent considerable time analyzing communications on several forums commonly used by terrorist groups.

Newswise: UNC Offering Admission Guarantee for Colorado High School Students
Released: 22-Sep-2022 4:55 PM EDT
UNC Offering Admission Guarantee for Colorado High School Students
University of Northern Colorado

Beginning fall 2023, the University of Northern Colorado is guaranteeing admission to the university for eligible Colorado high school students. UNC’s Colorado First-Year Admission Guarantee is a new initiative designed to provide clarity and confidence for high school guidance counselors, families and prospective students as they explore pathways to a college education.

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Released: 22-Sep-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Climbing from Life’s Bottom to the Top with a College Education
University of Northern Colorado

Once Luca Lovato knew higher education was an option, it was easy for him to decide what he wanted to study. He wanted to learn what he didn’t know before and what could have saved him from being homeless in his mid-twenties; he wanted to learn how to successfully launch a business.

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Released: 22-Sep-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Greeley Central Grad Pursuing Her Dream at UNC Thanks to Local Scholarship
University of Northern Colorado

Natalia Lopez-Gutierrez has always had a clear vision of her future. She wanted to go to college and be the first person in her family to graduate with a degree, specifically at the University of Northern Colorado just miles away from where she grew up so that she can stay close to her mom and siblings.

Newswise: Local Boy Scouts of America Council Honors Rutgers Program Director During a Tribute to Women Luncheon
Released: 22-Sep-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Local Boy Scouts of America Council Honors Rutgers Program Director During a Tribute to Women Luncheon
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Susan Giordano of Jackson, N.J., is one of six women honored this week by the Boy Scouts of America’s Patriots' Path Council at its annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison.

Released: 22-Sep-2022 3:05 PM EDT
How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable
University of Pittsburgh

In a new publication, a team of biologists share their process for crafting a manual for field research that prioritizes safety for researchers from marginalized groups.

   
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Released: 22-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Expert: How the Las Vegas Aces' championship win changes the game for women & the entire sports industry
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

For decades, Las Vegas — a city world famous for sports betting — was one of the few U.S. metropolises without a professional sports team. That all changed in 2017 when the NHL’s Golden Knights took a gamble by setting up shop in Southern Nevada, soon followed by the WNBA’s Aces and NFL’s Raiders. Just a few short years later, the Aces have upped the ante on their “raise the stakes” tagline and became the first major professional sports team to win a championship for Las Vegas.

Released: 22-Sep-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Motherhood at work: exploring maternal mental health
University of Georgia

Up to 1 in 5 women in the postpartum period will experience a mental health disorder like postpartum depression or generalized anxiety disorder. How an organization handles a mother’s return to work can have a significant impact on her mental health, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

   
Released: 22-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Why spend thousands on a Bruce Springsteen concert ticket? A consumer behavior expert explains
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Subimal Chatterjee, a distinguished teaching professor in Binghamton University’s School of Management, explains what drives fans to pay high prices for concerts, and how dynamic pricing can frustrate buyers.

   
Released: 22-Sep-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Massachusetts Question 2: Should Voters Approve New Rules for Dental Insurance?
Tufts University

A report released today by the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life looks at the Massachusetts ballot question requiring that 83 cents of every dollar dental insurance companies collect in monthly premiums is spent on patients' dental care.

   
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Newswise: Chula Pushes Forward with Promoting Futures Literacy Using the Skills of Tomorrow to Create a Better Today
Released: 22-Sep-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Pushes Forward with Promoting Futures Literacy Using the Skills of Tomorrow to Create a Better Today
Chulalongkorn University

Chula joins hands with UNESCO to nurture tomorrow’s leaders with Futures Literacy skills to create a better world for today emphasizing the prime position it occupies as an educational institution that brings about changes in sustainable learning in the 21st century.

21-Sep-2022 6:05 AM EDT
New research shows U.S. Republican politicians increasingly spread news on social media from untrustworthy sources
University of Bristol

A study analysing millions of Tweets has revealed that Republican members of the US Congress are increasingly circulating news from dubious sources, compared to their European counterparts.

   
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14-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Perceived debt manageability linked to mental health struggles in UK during pandemic
PLOS

UK adults reporting more problems managing debt had higher risk of depression, anxiety.

     
Newswise: Judith Brown Clarke, PhD, Named to Board of Directors of the National Fitness Foundation
Released: 21-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Judith Brown Clarke, PhD, Named to Board of Directors of the National Fitness Foundation
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is proud to announce that Judith Brown Clarke, PhD, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Fitness Foundation. She will serve from 2022 to 2028. The appointment was announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. Brown Clarke was also voted in as the Chair of the Board for the next two years.

Newswise: Search for clues may explain the collapse of ancient city in Mexico
Released: 21-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Search for clues may explain the collapse of ancient city in Mexico
Iowa State University

Faculty and students from ISU joined an international team of archaeologists this summer to begin excavating one of Teotihuacan’s suburbs. The four-year project could help unlock clues about the ancient city’s mysterious collapse and what happened in the hundreds of years before Spanish conquistadors arrived in central America.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Active screen time: New children’s app promotes healthy eating, exercise
Cornell University

A Cornell University researcher and colleagues have developed a series of free, evidence-informed apps for preschool-aged children to encourage healthy eating behaviors and exercise.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 9:25 AM EDT
Binghamton University receives 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For the second year in a row, Binghamton University received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT
How white consumers helped drive discrimination by businesses
Ohio State University

A new study provides the best evidence to date that preferences of white consumers helped drive private businesses to discriminate against Black customers before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Newswise: Researchers to explore why atheism is growing across the world
Released: 21-Sep-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Researchers to explore why atheism is growing across the world
Queen's University Belfast

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Queen’s University Belfast have launched a new project ‘Explaining Atheism’, to test popular and academic theories about why some people are atheists and why some are not.

Newswise: Lifting Up California Communities
Released: 20-Sep-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Lifting Up California Communities
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, some of the CSU's Latinx university leaders reflect on their journey and inspiration.

Released: 20-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Home ownership leads to less happiness than expected
University of Basel

We aren’t very good at predicting what will make us happy. That is one finding from a study by Basel economists.

Released: 20-Sep-2022 1:00 PM EDT
UMD Smith Summit to Showcase Business Graduate Programs
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Olympian turned entrepreneur Dominique Dawes is keynote speaker for a showcase of graduate degree programs offered by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

   
Released: 20-Sep-2022 12:35 PM EDT
Pandemic did not weaken student trust in higher education overall
Washington State University

Despite major COVID-19 disruptions, a survey study involving more than 8,300 students at 29 colleges and universities revealed that most maintained their trust in their institutions, at least in the early pandemic months.

Newswise: Major League Soccer Players Association teams up with IU Kelley School of Business
Released: 20-Sep-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Major League Soccer Players Association teams up with IU Kelley School of Business
Indiana University

The Major League Soccer Players Association and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business are teaming up to provide current and former MLS players with an opportunity to earn a master's degree or certificate designed to prepare them for future success after their playing days.

16-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Teen Alcohol Use Decreasing, But More Slowly among Girls
Research Society on Alcoholism

Teen use of alcohol and alcohol in combination with cannabis is decreasing, but use by girls is decreasing more slowly than it is for boys, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. And, rates of cannabis use among teens who didn’t use alcohol, which more than doubled in the last decade, are increasing more rapidly in female students than in their male counterparts. Despite the declines in alcohol use, teen alcohol use remains high, and far more prevalent than cannabis use. The simultaneous use of cannabis and alcohol amplifies the health risks for teens, including risk of intoxication, injury, impairment and other short- and long-term consequences for adolescents. As one in five students reports simultaneously using both substances, continued public health efforts to reduce teen alcohol and cannabis use, as well as interventions specifically aimed at female students, are important.

   
Released: 20-Sep-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Public policy and insurance expert to testify at House committee hearing on wildfire risk
University of Georgia

Dean Matt Auer will testify as a witness for the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, “State of Emergency: Examining the Impact of Growing Wildfire Risk on the Insurance Market” on September 22 at 9:00 am

Released: 19-Sep-2022 5:10 PM EDT
Social touch and its newly discovered neural pathway
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

Touch plays an important role in social behavior. A kind gesture, a hug, a pat on the back strengthens our social relations. But what happens in our brain as a result of touch?

   
Released: 19-Sep-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Multitude of stressful events in 2020 may have harmed social development of young adults
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

2020 was a uniquely stressful year - with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and a contentious presidential election in the United States.

Newswise: Crop disruption from war in Ukraine could increase global carbon emissions, food prices
Released: 19-Sep-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Crop disruption from war in Ukraine could increase global carbon emissions, food prices
Indiana University

New research shows the disruption of crop production after the Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to increase carbon emissions and food prices across the globe, without easing food insecurity.

   
Newswise: Executive Director Chosen To Lead New Simons STEM Scholars Program
Released: 19-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Executive Director Chosen To Lead New Simons STEM Scholars Program
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University has hired the inaugural executive director of the Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program. Erwin Cabrera, a researcher and higher education administrator who has led initiatives with similar aims, will develop this undergraduate program intended to bolster pathways to STEM careers for underrepresented students. Cabrera will join Stony Brook on Oct. 3.

Newswise: WVU’s Project TRAIN lays a new track to support children affected by addiction at home
Released: 19-Sep-2022 12:45 PM EDT
WVU’s Project TRAIN lays a new track to support children affected by addiction at home
West Virginia University

One of every four children in the United States has a parent wrestling with drug or alcohol addiction, based on national data, and is at risk of developing a substance use disorder later in life. To break that cycle and give adults in those kids’ lives the tools to make a difference, West Virginia University’s Project TRAIN has expanded its program, originally focused on enabling K-12 teachers to support students affected by addiction, to youth camps statewide.

   
Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso’s VP of Institutional Advancement Selected as a 2022 Woman Worth Watching® in Leadership
Released: 19-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso’s VP of Institutional Advancement Selected as a 2022 Woman Worth Watching® in Leadership
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Andrea Tawney, Ph.D., vice president for Institutional Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, is a recipient of the magazine’s 2022 Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award.

   
Released: 19-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Research Shows Constituents Ask Female Legislators to Do More
Washington University in St. Louis

In a study conducted by Dan Butler, professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis, voters were more likely to contact their female representatives and asked them to do more on a variety of issues including education, health, immigration, the economy and more.


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