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Newswise: Engineers Explore Innovative Ways to Improve Resilience of Coastal Structures
Released: 22-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Engineers Explore Innovative Ways to Improve Resilience of Coastal Structures
University of Miami

University of Miami engineering and ocean sciences faculty members received federal research funding recently to delve into how they can strengthen coastal buildings and seawalls in the face of climate change.

Newswise: Study Suggests People Hurt Other People to Signal their own Goodness
Released: 21-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Study Suggests People Hurt Other People to Signal their own Goodness
University of California San Diego

Findings from a new University of California San Diego Rady School of Management study reveal people often hurt others because in their mind, it is morally right or even obligatory to be violent and as a result, they do not respond rationally to material benefits.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Science Coverage of Climate Change Can Change Minds – Briefly
Ohio State University

Science reporting on climate change does lead Americans to adopt more accurate beliefs and support government action on the issue – but these gains are fragile, a new study suggests.

Newswise: ACSM / Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index to Reveal 2022 Fittest City
Released: 21-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
ACSM / Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index to Reveal 2022 Fittest City
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The science-based Fitness Index annually evaluates and ranks America’s 100 largest cities using health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators that support a physically active lifestyle.

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Released: 21-Jun-2022 2:35 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Member Named Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year
Florida State University

The Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) named Robert Schoen, an associate professor at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI), the Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year.

Newswise: Arts Summer Program Offers Creative Outlet for Individuals with Aphasia
Released: 21-Jun-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Arts Summer Program Offers Creative Outlet for Individuals with Aphasia
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

June is Aphasia Awareness Month and the members of the Summer Aphasia Arts Program held a concert, theatrical performance and an art exhibit after honing their artistic skills over two weeks.

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Released: 21-Jun-2022 1:00 PM EDT
Who Benefits From Brain Training, and Why?
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2022 — If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or more broadly, how well can you focus in school or at work? In the language of psychologists, does “near transfer” predict “far transfer”? A team of psychologists from the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Riverside reports in Nature Human Behavior that people who show near transfer are more likely to show far transfer.

Newswise: First Multigenerational Study of Head Start Shows Significant Gains for Second Generation
Released: 21-Jun-2022 11:20 AM EDT
First Multigenerational Study of Head Start Shows Significant Gains for Second Generation
University of Notre Dame

When assessing the children of the first generation of Head Start participants, Notre Dame researcher Chloe Gibbs, saw decreases in teen parenthood and criminal engagement and increases in educational attainment, which correspond to an estimated 6 to 11 percent increase in wages through age 50.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
75% of Teens Aren’t Getting Recommended Daily Exercise
University of Georgia

Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving a school’s climate can increase physical activity among adolescents.

18-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Science is Rejecting Language About Alcohol and Drugs That Perpetuates Stigma and Worsens Outcomes — But Must Do More
Research Society on Alcoholism

Scientists investigating substance use are making progress on eliminating stigmatizing language that can perpetuate negative biases and worsen outcomes, according to a new analysis of published research articles. Nevertheless, the field has further to go.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Partners with DNB Bank ASA to Donate Laptops to Students
Released: 21-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Partners with DNB Bank ASA to Donate Laptops to Students
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine, an impact driven, non-profit organization is partnering with DNB Bank ASA to provide 105 laptops to underprivileged students living in the poorest congressional district in the United States.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Post-COVID, What’s the Role of Religion?
Universite de Montreal

International researchers in four countries of the "Global North," including Canada, are looking into how majority and majority faiths are dealing with life after the pandemic.

Newswise: Sports, Not Screens: The Key to Happier, Healthier Children
Released: 20-Jun-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Sports, Not Screens: The Key to Happier, Healthier Children
University of South Australia

Whether it’s sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they’re more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued to a screen.

Newswise: UTEP to Offer New Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy
Released: 20-Jun-2022 4:00 PM EDT
UTEP to Offer New Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy
University of Texas at El Paso

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a new doctoral degree in occupational therapy (OTD) at The University of Texas at El Paso. The OTD is the highest level of academic preparation that an entry-level occupational therapist can obtain. It is expected to be the required degree program to enter the occupational therapy profession in the coming years.

Released: 20-Jun-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Computer Culture Emerged in Canada Through Convergence of Unique History and Governmental Policies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a new book, Northern Sparks: Innovation, Technology Policy, and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age, Professor Michael Century of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute brings a unique perspective to the emergence of the digital age set in a specifically Canadian narrative.

17-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Study Highlights Underuse of Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder in Acute Care Settings
Research Society on Alcoholism

New research has revealed a significant gap in prescribing of effective medications for alcohol use disorder (AUD). The study, reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, showed that just one in twenty patients with an alcohol-related diagnosis were prescribed an approved AUD drug (naltrexone, disulfiram, or acamprosate). The findings reinforce and build on previous evidence of under-prescribing, despite these treatments being proven to reduce heavy drinking and relapse. In the inpatient acute care setting, provision of AUD medication has been shown to be both feasible and associated with a reduction in re-admissions and emergency department (ED) visits. However, few prior studies had reported on prescribing habits in this setting. The current study examined prescribing in the acute inpatient care setting compared to other care settings within the University of Colorado Healthcare System.

16-Jun-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Online Tools for Alcohol Recovery Could Narrow Treatment Gaps — But Uptake is Slow
Research Society on Alcoholism

Online resources for supporting recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are promising but underused, a new study suggests. The expansion of digital recovery supports, such as video meetings, discussion forums, and social networking sites, could potentially help address a substantial unmet need for services. In 2020, fewer than one in ten Americans with current or recent substance use disorder received any form of treatment. Women are less likely to access treatment than men, research shows. Online services may make recovery support more accessible, eliminating certain barriers associated with traditional treatment (e.g., transportation and cost) and reducing others (e.g., stigma). Research is sparse, however, and the factors influencing the use and effects of digital services are not well understood. For the study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers explored how people in recovery from AUD use online supports and whether that use is linked to gender or outcome

Newswise: Training Virtually Can Reduce Psychosocial Stress and Anxiety
Released: 17-Jun-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Training Virtually Can Reduce Psychosocial Stress and Anxiety
Tohoku University

Previous research has described how virtual training produces acute cognitive and neural benefits. Building on those results, a new study suggests that a similar virtual training can also reduce psychosocial stress and anxiety.

Released: 17-Jun-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Citizens Are More Supportive of Climate Action After COVID-19, but More Pessimistic in Their Expectations
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Most of the Spanish population is pessimistic about the future climate actions by the government and citizens after the impact of COVID-19.

Released: 17-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Spending Time Online Can Boost Children’s Well-Being – Depending on Their Social Framework
University of Oslo

Contrary to what many fear, the time Norwegian children spend in front of a screen is associated with a good quality of life.

15-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Design Tricks Commonly Used to Monetize Young Children’s App Use
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The majority of apps preschool-aged children use are designed to make money off their digital experiences, a new study suggests.

Newswise: CU Social Innovation Hub – Driving Social Science Research towards Social Innovation, Raising the Community’s Quality of Life, Meeting Social Needs
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:55 AM EDT
CU Social Innovation Hub – Driving Social Science Research towards Social Innovation, Raising the Community’s Quality of Life, Meeting Social Needs
Chulalongkorn University

Chula reveals the success of CU SiHub as an incubator for faculty members, researchers, and students to drive research in the social sciences, arts and humanities to create social innovation businesses and social enterprises toward a sustainable society.

Newswise: Sex Creators – A New Marginalized Profession that needs to be understood
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Sex Creators – A New Marginalized Profession that needs to be understood
Chulalongkorn University

Don’t be quick to judge the marginalized “Sex Creator” profession! A lecturer at Chula’s Faculty of Law urges all parties to understand the changing social context, and the government to regulate rather than suppress those in this profession while ensuring protection for all genders, and promoting sexual health and legal freedom of expression.

Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Physiology Educators to Discuss Inclusive Teaching, Mentoring and Assessment at the APS Institute for Teaching and Learning
American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiology educators will gather in Madison, Wisconsin, June 21–24, 2022, for the American Physiological Society (APS) Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL). The interactive multiday workshop will engage educators in sessions focused on the latest research and best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.

Newswise: FAU Receives 2022 Innovation Award from Encoura Eduventures Research
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Receives 2022 Innovation Award from Encoura Eduventures Research
Florida Atlantic University

FAU was awarded for its novel approach of using “team-based analytics” to break down organizational barriers so that students can progress toward timely completion of their degree programs.

Newswise: Rural Communities Under-Resourced to Take on Refugees
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Rural Communities Under-Resourced to Take on Refugees
University of South Australia

As Australia continues to take on refugees from Ukraine, education experts are calling for essential supports as new research from the University of South Australia shows that rural and regional schools can be under-resourced and ill-prepared to support refugee children and their families.

Newswise: Chula Ranked No.1 University in Thailand for the 14th Consecutive Year by the QS World University Rankings 2023
Released: 16-Jun-2022 8:55 PM EDT
Chula Ranked No.1 University in Thailand for the 14th Consecutive Year by the QS World University Rankings 2023
Chulalongkorn University

The latest results of QS World University Rankings 2023 have been announced on June 9, 2022. For the 14th consecutive year, Chulalongkorn University is ranked the first in Thailand according to the QS World University Rankings 2023 (since 2009) and is placed 224th in the world.

Newswise: UTEP names Dr. Anne-Marie Núñez executive director of Natalicio Institute for Hispanic Student Success
Released: 16-Jun-2022 4:10 PM EDT
UTEP names Dr. Anne-Marie Núñez executive director of Natalicio Institute for Hispanic Student Success
University of Texas at El Paso

The institute, named after UTEP President Emerita Diana Natalicio to honor her legacy of promoting student achievement, will formally launch this fall.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Research: Online Yoga Reduces Stress, Improves Well-Being
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In this age of remote work, virtual meetings, and telemedicine visits, add yoga to the list of things you can do effectively without leaving home.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Massive Dataset Reveals Which Governments Have Best Responded to COVID-19 Pandemic
Binghamton University, State University of New York

How well did our political institutions manage the COVID-19 pandemic and are they prepared to handle future threats to the public? A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York hopes to answer these questions and more after compiling an extensive dataset tracking public health government responses to COVID-19 at all levels of government throughout the world.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss the Federal’s Reserve Interest Rate Increase
Released: 16-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss the Federal’s Reserve Interest Rate Increase
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University faculty are available to discuss what the Fed’s three-quarters of a percentage point increase means for consumers, businesses, and the economy.

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Released: 16-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT
UCI-Led Study Links Repeated Hurricane Exposure to Adverse Psychological Symptoms
University of California, Irvine

Repeated exposure to hurricanes, whether direct, indirect or media-based, is linked to adverse psychological symptoms and may be associated with increased mental health problems, according to a first-of-its kind study led by University of California, Irvine researchers.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual Reality Useful in Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Boston University School of Medicine

Virtual Reality (VR) (computer-generated environment with scenes and objects that appear to be real making the user feel they are immersed in their surroundings), is not just fun and games any more. Applications include entertainment, military training, business and education.

Newswise: Lighthouse Guild Awards College Scholarships of $10,000 Each To 15 Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Released: 16-Jun-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Lighthouse Guild Awards College Scholarships of $10,000 Each To 15 Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild is awarding 15 college scholarships of $10,000 each to students from across the country who are visually impaired and will be entering college or graduate school in the Fall.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Recognized as a 2022 Classy Award Winner
Released: 16-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Recognized as a 2022 Classy Award Winner
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine, an impact driven, non-profit organization has been recognized as a 2022 Classy Award Winner. The Classy Awards recognize the work of nonprofits that are driving lasting impact around the world.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Doll Houses — A Toy Aimed at Teaching Compassionate Living with People with Disabilities in the Society
Chulalongkorn University

A lecturer from the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University has developed a toy that instills a sense of compassion in children while teaching them to live happily with people with disabilities and the elderly in society.

Released: 15-Jun-2022 2:50 PM EDT
Study Shows How New Fathers Respond to “Dadvertising”
University of Florida

The nurturing ad elicited more positive feelings, perceptions of the dad and attitudes toward ad and brand. However, the researchers were surprised that results also showed that higher levels of anxiety around fatherhood produced fewer positive emotions in response to the dadvertisement and produced greater perceptions that the dad in the ad was weak.

Newswise: ACI’s Future Leaders Launch New Ingredient Communication Tool
Released: 15-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
ACI’s Future Leaders Launch New Ingredient Communication Tool
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) previewed the launch of a new ingredient communication tool, ‘What Cleaning Ingredients Do,’ designed to enhance consumer understanding through greater transparency and building trust with consumers.

Newswise: 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident did not harm BP’s long-term stock market returns
8-Jun-2022 4:30 PM EDT
2010 Deepwater Horizon accident did not harm BP’s long-term stock market returns
PLOS

Study suggests BP’s reputation suffered, but not the reputations or stock returns of other oil firms.

Newswise: Exhibitions at UIC Gallery 400 explore immigration, dispossession
Released: 15-Jun-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Exhibitions at UIC Gallery 400 explore immigration, dispossession
University of Illinois Chicago

Multiple events will be held during the run of the exhibitions through Aug. 6

Released: 15-Jun-2022 11:15 AM EDT
American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline
American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association proudly announces the 2022 award recipients, the highest honors the association confers.


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