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Released: 4-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
NCUR 2024 to Take Place in Long Beach, California
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the city of Long Beach, California to hold the 2024 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

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Released: 4-Aug-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Study examines voters’ threshold for transgressions by political candidates
University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago researchers explore voters' decisions when they learn their favored candidates have committed moral transgressions

Released: 3-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Smells experienced in nature evoke positive wellbeing
University of Kent

Smells were found to play an important role in delivering wellbeing benefits from interacting with nature, often with a strong link to people’s personal memories, and specific ecological characteristics and processes (e.g. fallen leaves rotting in the winter).

Released: 3-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Consumer Narcissism Can Impact a Brand’s Word of Mouth Reputation
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

New research explores how narcissistic personality traits influence how consumers perceive their luck in winning marketing contests and how they communicate about the brand when they lose.

Released: 3-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Do winners cheat more? New research refutes previous high-profile study
University of Leicester

A 2016 paper1 by Israeli researchers reported a series of experiments, which claimed that winners of skill-based competitions are more likely to steal money in subsequent games of chance against different opponents, as opposed to losers or people who did not see themselves as winners or losers.

Released: 3-Aug-2022 3:20 PM EDT
World-first study reveals physical toll on law enforcement recruits
Edith Cowan University

For the first time, a new study has identified the number and type of injuries commonly experienced by police recruits whilst undergoing their academy training, an important step towards ensuring new officers can in the future meet physical standards whilst reducing the risk of injury.

Released: 3-Aug-2022 1:15 PM EDT
The effect of dark traits such as Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy on salesperson performance
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of New Hampshire, University of Kentucky, Texas A&M University, and Florida State University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the effect among salespeople of three negative personality traits – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy.

Newswise: Binghamton University, Upstate Medical agree to closer collaborations
Released: 3-Aug-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Binghamton University, Upstate Medical agree to closer collaborations
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A new agreement between Upstate Medical University and Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science will strengthen ties between the two schools and encourage closer research collaborations.

Newswise: Pandemic has put long-haul pilots in a stressful tailspin
Released: 2-Aug-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Pandemic has put long-haul pilots in a stressful tailspin
University of South Australia

Stress levels among commercial airline pilots have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their mental health at risk, according to a new study by the University of South Australia.

Newswise: Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
Released: 2-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
University of Miami

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

Newswise: Apprentices hone their writing, speaking skills through ISU-John Deere partnership
Released: 2-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Apprentices hone their writing, speaking skills through ISU-John Deere partnership
Iowa State University

Through a partnership with John Deere, faculty in ISU’s English Department are helping high school apprentices sharpen their writing and speaking skills through a four-week communications training in Davenport, Waterloo and East Moline, Illinois.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Neil Gaiman to Receive the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

The St. Louis University Library Associates announce author Neil Gaiman will receive the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
AERA and Other Major Research Associations Submit Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Race-Conscious Admissions Practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and six other leading research associations yesterday submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of narrowly tailored race-conscious admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Sliding Backwards in Obesity Care: Workers See Broad Reductions and Plateauing Coverage in State-Employee Health Plans
George Washington University

New research published in Obesity has found that multiple state employee healthcare plans have reduced obesity treatment services for workers in the past five years. Conducted by the STOP Obesity Alliance at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, this paper provides a stark contrast to STOP’s previous research that demonstrated a promising upward trend between 2009-2017 in obesity care coverage by state insurance plans.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Rapid response media research will promote equity
Cornell University

Citing the urgent need for more effective and equitable health communication, three universities are collaborating on a unique research endeavor that will quickly identify developing public health issues, address conflicting messages and counter misinformation, funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Highly partisan U.S. election administration should become nonpartisan to preserve democracy, new report recommends
Arizona State University (ASU)

Election Administration In America – Partisan by Design, a recently released report from the Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at Arizona State University and Open Primaries, a national election reform organization, indicates electoral codes in the United States are rife with rules for how the two major parties – Republican and Democratic – prioritize their power at the exclusion of everyone else.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The many versions of a female scientist
University of California, Santa Barbara

Depictions of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are powerful sources of inspiration for young women who aspire to a career in those fields.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Life expectancy drops for Native Americans due to COVID-19
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Native Americans experienced disproportionately high rates of deaths from COVID-19 due to poverty, crowded housing, high rates of chronic disease, employment in frontline jobs, and limited access to quality health care.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Poll Respondents Lack Confidence in False Beliefs
George Washington University

Most polls claiming to show that Americans believe in falsehoods should not be treated as a representation of the firmly held beliefs of respondents, according to a new study published in the journal American Political Science Review.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Nichelle Nichols helped inspire a generation of women and young actors of color
University of Miami

In the television show "Star Trek," Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Uhura on the USS Enterprise, breaking new ground as a Black woman in an important position of authority.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Services combine for homeless solution
Flinders University

The majority of 575 people in South Australia with a history of chronic homelessness have found stable housing and are well on the way to a better life after three years of intensive support under the ‘Aspire’ program – Australia’s first social impact bond targeting homelessness.

Newswise: Successful Women Make the Best Advocates to Help other Women Rise up in the Ranks
Released: 1-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Successful Women Make the Best Advocates to Help other Women Rise up in the Ranks
University of California San Diego

New research utilizing data from U.S. Supreme Court law clerk hiring decisions finds that female job applicants with recommendations from other, highly tenured women have the strongest chance of getting a job offer.

Newswise: Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs
Released: 1-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Twenty students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) participated in a summer program at Missouri S&T that is designed to encourage engineering students from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies.This year, students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) represent Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina; Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi; Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama; Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi; Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia; and Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Remembering NBA legend and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell
University of Miami

The legendary center, who helped the famed Boston Celtics win 11 NBA titles, was as dominant and impactful off the basketball court as he was on it, members of the University of Miami community recall.

Released: 1-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT
UCI receives $4 million matching gift for Center for Jewish Studies
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine has received a $4 million matching pledge from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime campus supporters, for gifts to UCI’s Center for Jewish Studies. The donation – the largest one ever in support of Jewish studies at UCI – positions the university as a leader in the field.

28-Jul-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Perfectionism May be a Risk Factor for Severe Alcohol Use Disorder, Novel Study Shows
Research Society on Alcoholism

Perfectionist traits — higher self-criticism, and unrealistic standards leading to isolation — are associated with severe alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to the first study directly comparing patients with AUD to a healthy control group. Perfectionist people strive for unrealistic performance standards and are prone to self-criticism.

Newswise: Pain, Pain Go Away, Help Our Children Run and Play
Released: 31-Jul-2022 11:05 PM EDT
Pain, Pain Go Away, Help Our Children Run and Play
University of South Australia

Like it or not, bumps and bruises are an unavoidable part of childhood. But while no parent wants their child to feel pain, teaching children about pain when they’re young can help them better understand and respond to pain when they’re older.

27-Jul-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Light Versus Heavy Drinking Adults: Study Reveals Differences in Sleep and Circadian Timing That May Inform Alcohol Treatment Strategies
Research Society on Alcoholism

Heavy and light drinkers show differences in biological markers of the internal processes that regulate the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle. The study findings, reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, may have implications for the clinical management of patients seeking treatment for heavy drinking. Previous studies have shown that later circadian timing, manifesting as a preference for evening (‘night owl’) rather than morning (‘lark’) activity, is associated with increased alcohol consumption. However, research into the association between alcohol use and biological markers of circadian timing was lacking. Two such markers are DLMO (dim light melatonin onset – considered the gold standard circadian phase marker) and PIPR (the post-illumination pupil response – a measure of activity of photoreceptors in the eye that are a key influence on circadian timing). In the latest study, researchers compared sleep, DLMO-related measures, and photoreceptor responsivity in heavy and

27-Jul-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Difficulty in Differentiating Emotions Predicts Relapse In People Recovering From Alcohol Use Disorder
Research Society on Alcoholism

Heightened negative mood and stress during early recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD) impair people’s ability to distinguish between emotions, which in turn predicts drinking relapse three months later.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Air Mobility Command Pens Education Research Agreement with Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Exposure to urban greenness has unequal effects on men's and women's mental health
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Exposure to urban greenness leads to greater mental health benefits for women, although they are less likely to use these green spaces as frequently for reasons mainly related to safety concerns.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Equity and exclusion issues in cashless fare payment systems for public transportation
Portland State University

Researchers Aaron Golub, John MacArthur and Sangwan Lee of Portland State University, Anne Brown of the University of Oregon, and Candace Brakewood and Abubakr Ziedan of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have published a new journal article in the September 2022 volume of Transportation Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

26-Jul-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Trials of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatments Routinely Exclude Sex, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity from Consideration in Outcomes
Research Society on Alcoholism

The manifestation of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its social, health, and psychological implications depend in part on patient demographics. Yet researchers routinely exclude those demographics from analyses of non-medicinal AUD treatment trials, a review of studies has found. Consequently, little is known about how sex, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the effectiveness of those treatments, or which treatments are indicated — or not — for specific patients and communities. This is despite the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act in 1993 requiring that NIH-funded studies include diversity of sex/gender and race/ethnicity in their participant samples and analysis. Problematic alcohol use, which has high prevalence and low treatment rates, is a leading contributor to preventable death and disease. Non-pharmacological treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), contingency management, twelve-step programs, and more. Inequalitie

Released: 29-Jul-2022 9:55 AM EDT
The Coin Laundry Association Announces 2022 Industry Award Winners
Coin Laundry Association

The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Industry Awards.

Released: 28-Jul-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Tweeting their way to higher pay
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Executives who regularly promote themselves on social media may have a leg up when it comes to landing high-paying job offers that help to advance their careers.

Newswise: New Social Media Tools Help Public Assess Viral Posts, Check for Bots
Released: 28-Jul-2022 3:45 PM EDT
New Social Media Tools Help Public Assess Viral Posts, Check for Bots
Indiana University

The Observatory on Social Media has released new or updated versions of three no-cost tools to offer insights into social media, including how posts go viral and what accounts are sharing them.

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Released: 28-Jul-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Hackathon Brings Next Generation of Innovators to Campus
University of California San Diego

On July 18-20, the UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization hosted a Camp WIT hackathon at the new Design and Innovation building on campus. The event gathered close to three dozen students for three days of hands-on lessons and activities centered on building social entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

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Released: 28-Jul-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Planned gift for student-athletes is part of alumni couple’s legacy
University of Miami

University of Miami alumni Jonathan Leyva and his wife, Christina, are longtime ’Canes fans whose belief in the power of community and teamwork to bring people together motivated them to establish an endowed football scholarship through a planned gift.

Newswise: SLU Chess Team Members, Coach to Participate in World Chess Olympiad
Released: 28-Jul-2022 11:55 AM EDT
SLU Chess Team Members, Coach to Participate in World Chess Olympiad
Saint Louis University

Five members of the 2021-22 Saint Louis University Chess Team will represent their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India, from July 28 through Aug. 10. SLU Coach Alejandro Ramirez is coaching the U.S. women's team.

Newswise: Destination Makers
Released: 28-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Destination Makers
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Meet CSU alumni supporting California’s thriving tourism and hospitality industry.

Released: 28-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Party Animals: A New Study on Retirement Timing by Federal Judges
American Sociological Association (ASA)

Recent high-profile court decisions have renewed claims that federal judges are “politicians in robes” rather than disinterested courtroom umpires. Researchers long ago turned to the “politicized departure hypothesis” (PDH) to test political behavior by judges. The authors of this new research observe that previously unnoticed data patterns permit new statistical tests to help determine if federal judges are influenced by politics while in office.

Newswise: New Course Helps Awaken Curiosity About Nature
Released: 28-Jul-2022 9:45 AM EDT
New Course Helps Awaken Curiosity About Nature
Cornell University

Adults who want to connect kids with nature now have some expert guidance, thanks to a new online course from Bird Academy, the e-learning arm of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "Let’s Go Outside: How to Connect Kids with Birds and Nature," contains six lessons with dozens of field-tested activities to reduce screen time for kids and boost their curiosity about the natural world.

25-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Put Down Devices, Let Your Mind Wander, Study Suggests
American Psychological Association (APA)

People consistently underestimate how much they would enjoy spending time alone with their own thoughts, without anything to distract them, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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