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Decent living for all does not have to cost the Earth
University of Leeds

Global energy consumption in 2050 could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s and still provide a decent standard of living for a population three times larger, according to a new study.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Strict parenting may cause adolescents to act out
University of Georgia

The next time you’re yelling at your defiant teen, you might consider that you may be doing more harm than good, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Being a Selfish Jerk Doesn’t Get You Ahead, Research Finds
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulative personalities—from college or graduate school to where they landed in their careers about 14 years later.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Canisius College Class Ring - Lost 45 Years Ago - Returned to Its Owner
Canisius College

Some things defy all odds. It was nearly 45 years ago when Canisius College alumnus (Ret.) Lt. Col. James McNicholas lost his class ring somewhere outside his home in El Paso, TX, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. The ring never turned up. Until recently.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
There is no evidence to support claims that the ballots were disposed of by mail carriers in Pennsylvania
Newswise

Diamond and Silk—the former Fox Nation online personalities, claim that the recently discovered nine discarded ballots in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania were tossed out by anti-Trump United States Postal Service mail carriers. The pair shared the article on social media where it received thousands of likes and shares.

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Released: 1-Oct-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Population distribution can greatly impact COVID-19 spread, UCI-led study finds
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 — Uneven population distribution can significantly impact the severity and timing of COVID-19 infections within a city or county, leading individual communities to have vastly different experiences with the pandemic, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine. Findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that the heterogeneous spatial features of interpersonal connections may produce dramatic local variations in exposures to those with the illness.

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Released: 1-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why writing by hand makes kids smarter
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Professor Audrey van der Meer at NTNU believes that national guidelines should be put into place to ensure that children receive at least a minimum of handwriting training.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Fact-checking Trump's Claim that Mail-in Ballots Will Lead to a ‘Rigged’ Election
Newswise

In the first debate between incumbant President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump reiterated that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud and will lead to a rigged election. This claim is false. There is no evidence that mail-in ballots are rigging the election. "Unsolicited" mail-in ballots have been used for years in several states, with little to no evidence of voter fraud.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Combating Racism and Cultivating Inclusion
Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Combating Racism and Cultivating Inclusion
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

At a time when our nation is struggling to address systemic racism and the inequities that have long plagued communities of color, it is truly unsettling to see the recent Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which calls for restrictions on diversity training offered at federal agencies.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Named to NJBIZ ‘Power 50 for Education’
Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Named to NJBIZ ‘Power 50 for Education’
Hackensack Meridian Health

Bonita Stanton, the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, was named to NJBIZ’s “Power 50 for Education.”

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Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
The GovLab and the IDB bring innovative ideas to Latin American government officials
New York University

The Governance Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) share the results of the first two “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus” online sessions

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
How (and Why) Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic
North Carolina State University

A new study outlines how a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm – and what other brands can learn from the phenomenon.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:10 AM EDT
Award-Winning Poet Claudia Rankine to Join NYU
New York University

Claudia Rankine, an award-winning poet and past recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” will join the faculty at New York University as a Professor of Creative Writing.

Newswise: It ain’t great to stay up late: the perils of a late bedtime for kids and parents
Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
It ain’t great to stay up late: the perils of a late bedtime for kids and parents
University of South Australia

Staying up late is often a special treat for the kids but make it a habit and it could be damaging to their health and wellbeing, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Newswise: USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Released: 1-Oct-2020 7:30 AM EDT
USF’s Collins Selected as 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Collins, professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida, has been selected as the 2020 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Relationships at home during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to improve, reports USC Center for the Digital Future
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

In spite of the stress from COVID-19 and stay-at-home restrictions, many Americans continue to say the relationships with their spouses and children have improved during the pandemic, a study by the USC Center for the Digital Future (CDF) has found.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT
The proof is in the pudding:
University of South Australia

As Australia’s aged care sector continues to be scrutinised, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their nutrition intake simply by increasing their meal sizes.

Newswise: Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
Released: 30-Sep-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Arkansas Press Association names UA Little Rock professor 2020 Journalism Educator of the Year
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sonny Rhodes, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication, is the 2020 recipient of the Arkansas Press Association Journalism Educator of the Year award.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Financial distress linked to suicide risk in people with ADHD
Ohio State University

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to higher levels of financial distress in adults – and a fourfold higher risk of suicide for those with the most debt, according to a large population study.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Trump's Claim That He Has the Support of Portland's Sheriff Is False
Newswise

Trump's Claim that he has the support of Portland's Sheriff is False

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
University of Iowa celebrating 100 years of shaping the face of theatre
University of Iowa

For the past century, stories written by University of Iowa students, faculty, and alumni have captivated audiences around the world. Playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Lee Blessing, Kirsten Greenidge, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jen Silverman have re-imagined what theatre, television, and film can be, experimenting and bringing ideas together in new and unexpected ways.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden never said that he attended Delaware State
Newswise

Biden was referring to when he announced his first Senate bid on the campus of Delaware State College in 1972.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Maryland Smith's Conference on Health IT & Analytics Goes Virtual Oct. 8-10
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Researchers, clinical executives and policymakers will share and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to the design, implementation and use of information technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare in this 11th annual event.

Newswise: Video Installation Confronting the Access of Sound in Media by a Hard-of-Hearing Artist Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves
Released: 30-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Video Installation Confronting the Access of Sound in Media by a Hard-of-Hearing Artist Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves
New York University

The Gallatin Galleries will present The Tuba Thieves, a video installation by artist Alison O’Daniel, on 24-hour display from Oct. 14 through Nov. 20 (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]). Inspired by a series of thefts from Los Angeles area high school marching bands in 2012, The Tuba Thieves is an ongoing project that includes an in-progress feature-length film, as well as performances and mixed-media installations.

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25-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Women and Racial Minorities are Marginalized in Trials of Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
Research Society on Alcoholism

Women and racial minorities are seriously underrepresented in trials of medicines for alcohol use disorder (AUD) despite evidence that these treatments affect demographic groups differently. This is according to a review in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, which may be the first to evaluate sex and racial representation in studies relating to the three pharmacological treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AUD. Previous research indicates that sex and race/ethnicity likely influence the prevalence of AUD, its risk of health consequences, and the effectiveness of treatments.

25-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Seekers Versus Non-Seekers of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: Implications for Drug Development
Research Society on Alcoholism

A new report has highlighted key differences between participants in early and later stages of drug research for alcohol use disorder (AUD), which could affect study findings and confound evaluations of novel treatments. In the US, only 4% of people with diagnosed AUD receive medication to treat their condition, and currently only three drugs are approved for this purpose. Early-stage laboratory studies of new treatments, which often involve controlled alcohol use, usually enroll heavy drinkers who have not sought treatment for their AUD. Later-stage trials, however, typically enroll patients who have sought treatment (and hence better reflect those who might be prescribed an approved treatment in clinical practice). A lower motivation and ‘readiness to change’ of non-treatment seekers compared with treatment seekers could affect drinking behavior and medication adherence in research studies. As such, it is vital to compare these groups and assess for differences that could influence s

Released: 30-Sep-2020 8:30 AM EDT
“Liking” an article online may mean less time spent reading it
Ohio State University

When people have the option to click “like” on a media article they encounter online, they spend less time actually reading the text, a new study suggests.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT
A Reality Beyond
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By incorporating extended reality into teaching, CSU faculty enhance the learning experience in the classroom and online.

Newswise: Eccles School Launches Postdoctoral Program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Eccles School Launches Postdoctoral Program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Experts ready to provide insight on 2020 elections
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 29, 2020 | 3:51 pm | SHARE: With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, American voters find themselves with no shortage of issues to consider when deciding which candidate has earned the right to help tackle them. Racial unrest, historic wildfires and a pandemic that’s infected millions and led to 200,000 American deaths are among the factors shaping an electorate that’s polarized like never before.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Withholding federal funds from ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ violates Constitution
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Department of Justice Sept. 21 issued a list of “anarchist jurisdictions,” pursuant to an order from President Donald Trump to review federal funding for cities where violence or vandalism has occurred adjacent to protests.If the Trump administration withholds federal funds from these jurisdictions based on the “anarchist” designation, that withholding of funds would violate the Constitution in at least two ways, says a Constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

Newswise: Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?
Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?
South Dakota State University

A study on the characteristics and geographical distribution of those who have obtained GIS professional certification will help students and educators.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Students used their mobile phones for over 8 hours a day during lockdown
University of Seville

A recent study published by researchers from the University of Seville shows that university students make excessive use of their mobile phones.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Violent Video Games and Aggression: The Connection Is Dubious, at Best
Association for Psychological Science

A recent reanalysis published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science finds no clear link between video game violence and aggression in children.

Newswise: NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Releases
Nominees for “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade”
Released: 29-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Releases Nominees for “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade”
New York University

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, Anne Applebaum’s “A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come” in the Atlantic, John Oliver’s HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro’s coverage of the Arab Spring protests for NPR are among the more than 120 nominees for the “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade in the United States.”

Released: 29-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Friendly interactions with Chinese people reduced COVID-19 prejudice
University of East Anglia

People with a history of positive social interactions with Chinese people were less likely to support discriminatory anti-Chinese policies as Covid-19 reached the UK - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.


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