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8-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
1 in 4 Parents Give Youth Sports Low Rankings for Consistent Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines
University of Michigan

The majority of parents feel informed and confident about pandemic protocols as kids resume sports but some are proceeding with caution.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Structural Racism and Anti-LGBTQ Policies Lead to Significantly Worse Health Among Black Sexual Minority Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Eliminating racist and anti-LGBTQ policies is essential to improving the health of Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers-led research team.

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Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Dogs Act Jealously Even When They Don’t See Their Rival
Association for Psychological Science

Dogs are one of humanity’s most-beloved animal companions. They share our homes and seem to reciprocate our affections. But could this emotional bond extend into feelings of jealousy? To help answer that question, a team of researchers gauged the reactions of a group of dogs when their owners appeared to shower attention on a perceived rival.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Young People and Those Without a High School Degree More Likely to Suffer Untreated Mental Health Disorders
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People between ages 18 and 29 and those without a high school degree are more likely to experience anxiety or depression during the pandemic and also are least likely to seek mental health treatment, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that surveyed nearly 800,000 households from August 2020 to February 2021.

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Released: 8-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Study Scant Evidence That Wood Overuse at Cahokia Caused Local Flooding, Subsequent Collapse
Washington University in St. Louis

Whatever ultimately caused inhabitants to abandon Cahokia, it was not because they cut down too many trees, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Gender inequality study shows women under-represented on marketing academic journal boards
University of Bath

Women are significantly underrepresented in the editorial boards of marketing academic journals, and awards and recognition favour men, new research from the University of Bath School of Management has found.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Conspiracy theories and cognitive biases in the COVID-19 pandemic
University of Basel

Conspiracy theories appear to be increasing in popularity as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
CSU Campus Construction Projects and Practices Lauded for Safety and Sustainability
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Annual CSU Facilities Management Conference honored three campuses for sustainable practices and five for safety in construction.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Religion follows patterns of politicization during COVID-19
Cornell University

To find the impact of religion during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Landon Schnabel, the Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, analyzed responses from 11,537 Americans surveyed March 19-24, 2020, shortly after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health pandemic.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Pandemic-Related Anxiety Associated with Women Drinking More
Iowa State University

In a new study, nearly two-thirds of female participants reported drinking more since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increases in daily drinking, drinking earlier in the day, and binge drinking.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Underwood to be 2021 Penn Nursing Commencement Speaker
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

US Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, who serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will be the 2021 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony, which will be virtual due to the continuing pandemic, will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST. Underwood is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Rethink Announces First-Ever Protocol to Ensure Children with Autism Get the Right Level of Treatment
Rethink First

Behavioral health providers now have access to an evidence-based standard to guide customized treatment plans

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Opens Adult Autism Services Community Center
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country. The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CSU Delegations "Visit" the Nation's Capital in Support of Students During District Week
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Monday, April 5 kicked off a week of virtual visits between California State University leaders and federal legislators for CSU District Week.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
800-Year-Old Medieval Pottery Fragments Reveal Jewish Dietary Practices
University of Bristol

First evidence of a religious diet locked inside pottery fragments excavated from the early medieval Jewish community of Oxford.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
first virtual national conference on undergraduate research features covid 19 presentations
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 12–14, 2021, students from institutions around the world will participate in the Nat Conference on Undergraduate Research, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Faculty mentors and more than 3400 undergraduate researchers will come together online to share their research.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 8:10 AM EDT
uci s brilliant future campaign surpasses 1 billion in gifts
University of California, Irvine

Alumni and friends of the University of California, Irvine have raised more than $1 billion to support scholarships, groundbreaking research, top-notch patient care and world-class educational facilities, among other initiatives.

Released: 6-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Government, Nonprofit Hospitals’ Charity Care Falls Short of Their Favorable Tax Treatment
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The amount of charity care provided by government and nonprofit hospitals falls short of the obligation implied by their favorable tax treatment, according to a new study in the April issue of Health Affairs by researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

5-Apr-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Improving Long-Term Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder: Brain Imaging Study is a Crucial Step in Understanding Anxiety-Related Relapse in Early Abstinence
Research Society on Alcoholism

Women in early abstinence from alcohol use disorder (AUD) show important alterations in brain connectivity that could underlie anxiety-induced relapse, according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Long-term recovery from AUD is challenging, particularly through periods of stress or uncertainty. Sustained alcohol use causes alterations in brain structure and neural functioning, including in brain regions associated with anxiety, that can persist even after stopping drinking. The first few days after quitting alcohol are dominated by physical withdrawal symptoms; after this, longer-lasting effects, including the production of stress hormones and abnormal stress responses, emerge as a result of these brain alterations. This means that many people who become sober experience months or years of anxiety and stress-reactivity symptoms. In the early abstinence phase, the anxiety symptoms can be temporarily relieved by alcohol, creating a powerful motivation

Released: 5-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT
People do not learn from regretting one night stands
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A lot of people think regret must be a good thing because it helps you not repeat a mistake, right?

Released: 5-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
EMS workers 3 times more likely to experience mental health issues
Syracuse University

Emergency medical service (EMS) workers face triple the risk for significant mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder compared to the general population, according to a recently published study by researchers from Syracuse University.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Public trust in the CDC falls during coronavirus pandemic
RAND Corporation

Public trust in the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic, with the decline bringing overall population-level trust in the agency to the same lower level of trust long held by Black Americans about the agency, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT
How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. Timothy D. Golden, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, offers research-based best practices for managing common issues that impede success while working from home.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Courses for Kids
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU invests in the education of potential Cal State students.

2-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Street Renamed in Honor of Vanderbilt Surgical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, LLD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

As a result of a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Geologist Karen G. Havholm Re-elected as Treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Karen G. Havholm—former asst vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs, and former director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration at UW–Eau Claire—has been elected to a second term as treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Palo Alto University Appoints Erika R. N. Cameron, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Palo Alto University

– Palo Alto University (PAU) announced today the appointment of Erika Cameron, Ph.D., to the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective June 30, 2021. As provost, Dr. Cameron will be PAU’s chief academic officer, supporting the implementation of the University’s academic mission and providing curricular and administrative leadership.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Moravian’s Sarah K. Johnson Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Sarah K. Johnson—associate professor in the Department of Psychology/Neuroscience at Moravian College in Pennsylvania—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Representing CUR’s Psychology Division, Johnson will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Davidson College’s Nicole Snyder Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Nicole Snyder—professor of chemistry and assistant dean for research and creative works at Davidson College (NC)—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Representing CUR’s Chemistry Division, Snyder will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Mizzou’s Linda Blockus Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Linda Blockus—director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Missouri–Columbia—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Blockus will begin a three-year term on the board in summer 2021.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Educational Psychologist Ruth J. Palmer Elected as President-Elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Ruth J. Palmer, associate professor emerita in the School of Education at The College of New Jersey, has been elected as president-elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research. She will take office as president-elect in summer 2021 and become president of the organization in summer 2022.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:50 AM EDT
IUPUI’s Jennifer Thorington Springer Elected to CUR Executive Board
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jennifer Thorington Springer—associate dean of student affairs, professor of English, and adjunct professor in the Women Studies and Africana Studies Programs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Schools reduce inequality, defying the conventional wisdom
Ohio State University

The teachers and schools serving our disadvantaged children are doing much better than we think they are, according to the author of the new book "How Schools Really Matter."

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Released: 5-Apr-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Stephen Ritz Brings His Award-Winning Green Bronx Machine Classroom to Public Television’s “Let’s Learn”
Green Bronx Machine

This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a cast of newly-created characters – to public television’s “Let’s Learn” series.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT
OECD PISA Report on Student Growth Mindset to Be Released April 8
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release a new PISA report on student growth mindset on Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 a.m. ET, followed by a press conference held in collaboration with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Yidan Prize Foundation at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Marie Nolan Is Named Interim Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Professor and Executive Vice Dean Marie Nolan has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She will begin the position on April 16 following the departure of Dean Patricia Davidson, who has accepted a position as vice-chancellor of the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Corporate Employees Learn New Strategies for Helping Youth While Building Workforce of Tomorrow at CFES Brilliant Pathways Training
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Corporations concerned with cultivating and recruiting the workforce of tomorrow due to the dramatic effects of COVID-19 on America’s youth are turning to CFES Brilliant Pathways for answers.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Middle schoolers with elevated levels of mental health problems pre-pandemic showed reduction in symptoms during the early stages of the pandemic

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that middle schoolers from a predominantly Latinx community, with elevated levels of mental health problems, showed a reduction in symptoms during the early stages of the pandemic.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Toddler TV Time Not to Blame for Attention Problems
Association for Psychological Science

It’s a common belief that exposure to television in toddlerhood causes attention-deficit problems in school-age children—a claim that was born from the results of a 2004 study that seemed to show a link between the two. However, a further look at the evidence suggests this is not true.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT
In pandemic, students with tech-savvy teachers fared better
Cornell University

The shift to online teaching because of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected learning, data shows, but students whose instructors had experience with online teaching tools – especially those in classes using structured peer interaction – performed better, according to a new Cornell study.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Consumer resistance to sustainability interventions
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, and Universidad Finis Terrae published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that studies consumer resistance to a nationwide plastic bag ban implemented in Chile in 2019.

31-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EDT
“Why Did You Drink Yesterday?” Young Adults’ Drinking Intensity is Associated with Their Motives for Drinking on that Day
Research Society on Alcoholism

The amount of alcohol an individual consumes on a given day, and the consequences of that drinking, vary according to their motives for drinking. The findings are from a study among young adults reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. ‘High-intensity’ drinking, defined as 8+ drinks for women or 10+ drinks for men (i.e. twice the binge-drinking threshold), is a particularly risky level of drinking that is common among young adults. Because individuals may engage in high-intensity drinking on some days but not others, identifying risk factors for high-intensity drinking on a given day is critical for developing real-time interventions to reduce harm. Drinking motives – a person’s reasons for using alcohol – are known to be linked to alcohol use at a particular time, and also vary across drinking days. Certain motives, for example those related to enjoying the feeling of intoxication or enhancing the fun of a gathering, have been previously linked to higher alcohol con

Released: 1-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Multilingual people have an advantage over those fluent in only two languages
University of Tokyo

Multilingual people have trained their brains to learn languages, making it easier to acquire more new languages after mastering a second or third.

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