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A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors’ health
Ohio State University

Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research suggests.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
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Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Study shows impact of licensing restrictions on immigrant farmworkers
State University of New York at Geneseo

A three-year study by SUNY Geneseo anthropologists shows that driver licensing restrictions led to increased social isolation and health risks for immigrant agricultural workers. The researchers identified factors that prevent immigrants from leaving farms where they work and the detrimental effects of isolation.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Behaviors and Traits that Help and Hinder Social Status, According to Evolutionary Psychologists
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Beyond fame and fortune, certain traits and behaviors may have pervasive influence in climbing the social ladder, according to a study by evolutionary psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Get it over with, or procrastinate? New research explores our decision-making process
University of British Columbia

When it's time to schedule a vacation, most people will do it right away. But when it comes to booking a root canal, some people will procrastinate while others will put it at the top of their to-do list.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Research Affiliates CEO on Leading and Investing in a Time of Uncertainty
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

As CEO of global asset management firm Research Affiliates, Katrina Sherrerd (Ph.D. ’87) is leading the influential financial services firm through a period of deep global uncertainty, as world financial markets continue to show great volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Indiana University

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Suppression of COVID-19 spread is possible, suggests new model
Washington University in St. Louis

Suppression of the spread of COVID-19 is an attainable goal, and it can be done through strategies that ease social distancing guidelines, suggests a new model developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Institution.

Newswise: Tulane social work professor awarded grant to reduce substance abuse and violence among Native American families
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Tulane social work professor awarded grant to reduce substance abuse and violence among Native American families
Tulane University

The $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers to identify interventions that will lead to a healthier, more resilient Native American community.

Newswise: Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Nonstop family time during the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges for parents caring for young children around the clock. Using research-backed therapies that she helped pioneer, a WVU psychology professor has quick relief strategies for parents struggling with child misbehavior during the lockdown.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Homeowner Handbooks Help Prepare for Natural Disasters
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind insurance, and steps to protect life and property.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Democracy’s Shapeshifting Past—and Its Uncertain Future
New York University

David Stasavage, author of the newly released "The Decline and Rise of Democracy", discusses democracy's past--and future.

1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Discuss What a “Good Death” Means During Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss death dying and end-of-life care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

Dr. Cheryl Anderson, professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, has been named founding dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The school was established at UC San Diego in 2019 with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation with an emphasis on research and education designed to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health through organized community efforts.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Trump escalates war with Twitter
Arizona State University (ASU)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies after Twitter flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading. Experts weigh in on whether social media platforms should be responsible for fact-checking.

Newswise: 60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:55 PM EDT
60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the most diverse university in the United States, the CSU is deeply committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is a year-round effort, but each June we join the LGBTQIA members of our community in observance of Pride Month, a time to acknowledge the ongoing ​struggle for equality and celebrate the triumphs won.

Newswise: Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Because the campus is closed, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has turned its garden plots -- normally rented out to students, faculty and staff -- into a resource for fresh produce for the university food pantry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Study finds gender differences in active learning classrooms
Cornell University

Men participated more in an active learning course in science, technology, engineering and math, while women reported lower perceptions of their scientific abilities, were more aware of gender identity and more likely to feel judged based on gender, a new Cornell-led study has found.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Governor Pataki Shares Vision With Students For Overcoming COVID-19 Crisis, Tough Job Market
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Few people have the experience of leading a country out of a crisis as significant as the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. George Pataki, who was the governor of New York on September 11, is one of them. He shared his vision for how America can recover from the pandemic during a May 29 CFES Brilliant Pathways webinar

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Newswise: Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’
Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s has launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

Released: 29-May-2020 5:10 PM EDT
People more likely to accept nudges if they know how they work and how effective they are
Queen Mary University of London

The more people know about when and why behavioural interventions are being used and their effectiveness, the more likely they are to accept their use to change their behaviour, according to recent research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford.

Released: 29-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Study questions benefits of social networks to disaster response
Carnegie Mellon University

Faced with a common peril, people delay making decisions that might save lives, fail to alert each other to danger and spread misinformation.

Released: 29-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Judges who’ve served with women more likely to hire women
Cornell University

Federal appellate judges are more likely to hire women to prestigious court clerkships after serving on panels with female colleagues, new Cornell research shows.

Newswise: Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
Released: 29-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

This spring, the California State University​ will award degrees to more than 100,000 students who come from all walks of life. These students embody some of the characteristics that make the CSU’s student body so remarkable: resiliency, integrity and an eagerness to use their education to lift up those who come after them.

Newswise: New American University Survey Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents’ Lives
Released: 29-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
New American University Survey Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents’ Lives
American University

A new report from American University shows how race influences Washington, D.C.-area residents’ daily lives and experiences, revealing a stark racial divide in perceptions among Latinos, blacks, whites and Asians about quality-of-life issues within their neighborhoods.

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Released: 29-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Yes, your dog wants to rescue you
Arizona State University (ASU)

Imagine you're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what's more, do you really want to?

Released: 29-May-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

Newswise: Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Tourism: what’s our new normal?
Released: 29-May-2020 6:20 AM EDT
Tourism: what’s our new normal?
University of South Australia

After months of lockdown, it’s no surprise that people are itching to get out and about. But with ongoing debates about how and when to open Australia’s state and territory borders, it’s hard to know what to expect.

Newswise: Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage.


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