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Released: 19-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST
Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute to host two-day symposium focused on advancing health equity and the impact of COVID-19
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute will host the “Community-Engaged Research Symposium to Advance Health Equity: The Impact of Coronavirus Now and in the Future,” on Dec. 1 and 2. The virtual symposium is free and open to the public.

Newswise: The Gallatin Galleries’ “Far Away, So Close” Captures Intimacy in the Age of the Virtual: December 2, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Released: 12-Nov-2020 9:40 AM EST
The Gallatin Galleries’ “Far Away, So Close” Captures Intimacy in the Age of the Virtual: December 2, 2020 – January 20, 2021
New York University

The Gallatin Galleries will present “Far Away, So Close,” a multi-media installation featuring the works of more than a dozen artists that ponder and depict how technology has transformed the ways we realize intimacy, especially in a time of social distancing.

Newswise: 80th birthday celebration to honour Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee
Released: 30-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
80th birthday celebration to honour Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee
University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide will proudly honour the life and work of distinguished author J.M. Coetzee in a ceremony to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 10:35 AM EDT
With Vilnius off, IPhO 2020 reemerges as distributed olympiad
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Instead of the IPhO 2020 that was supposed to take place this summer in Vilnius, Lithuania, MIPT will be organizing the 2020 International distributed Physics Olympiad Dec. 7-15. Countries are welcome to create national teams and register for the olympiad before Nov. 8.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Webinar: Carbon Transition Risk
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UBS Quant Insight Series 2020, co-hosted by Maryland Smith, continues with a focus on climate change as a risk-management issue for investors.

Newswise: Materials Day showcases materials research innovation at Penn State
Released: 28-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Materials Day showcases materials research innovation at Penn State
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The annual Materials Day, presented by the Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI), will be held virtually on Nov. 10 and 11. This year's event will be highlighted by the theme “The Convergence of Materials and Life.” The event is free and open to the public.

Newswise: Technology students show their Ingenuity online
Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Technology students show their Ingenuity online
University of Adelaide

An underground search and rescue robot, a lunar habitat, and an automated system for topping up wine barrels are among the more than 250 innovative future technology projects being showcased in this year’s Ingenuity 2020 expo at the University of Adelaide, online from Tuesday 27 October.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Webinar: Global Supply Chain Exposure and Vulnerability to Increasing Climate Extremes
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts on climate change and supply chain risk at the University of Maryland will discuss their research into global supply chains’ exposure and vulnerability to increasing climate extremes.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual, November 8–22
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The 21st annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival features a curated slate of award-winning dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany that explore and illuminate Jewish history, culture, and identity. This year's festival vill be virtual. Many films will also include a Q&A component with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests on the Zoom platform.

Newswise: Nobel Laureate Paul Romer on Loss and Course Corrections—Virtual Lecture, Oct. 27
Released: 22-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Nobel Laureate Paul Romer on Loss and Course Corrections—Virtual Lecture, Oct. 27
New York University

Nobel Laureate Paul Romer will deliver a virtual lecture, “Progress Is Possible...If We Are Willing and Able to Make Course Corrections,” on Tues., Oct. 27.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 9:35 AM EDT
“Race and the 2020 Presidential Election”: A Diversity Discussion Featuring New York Times Correspondents, Oct. 27
New York University

NYU's Carter Journalism Institute will host “Race and the 2020 Presidential Election,” a virtual event featuring a diverse panel of New York Times correspondents, on Tues., Oct. 27.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Webinar: Pricing Climate Change Risk in the Markets at 9 a.m. Oct. 20
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith's Center for Financial Policy hosts a discussion of an NBR working paper on pricing climate change risk in markets.

Released: 13-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Virtual Media Briefing: American University Experts Discuss Extremism During the 2020 Elections
American University

American University Experts Discuss Extremism During the 2020 Elections

Newswise: With Affordable Care Act’s future in the balance, U-M holds 10th anniversary discussion with national experts
Released: 12-Oct-2020 11:40 AM EDT
With Affordable Care Act’s future in the balance, U-M holds 10th anniversary discussion with national experts
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A free online event featuring health policy experts will explore the past, present and future of the Affordable Care Act

Released: 8-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT
A Virtual Conversation on Clean Air and Climate Change with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board
American University

The Center for Environmental Policy at American University and the American Lung Association will co-host a virtual discussion with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Released: 8-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Webinar: The Pandemic and the Aviation Industry
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts discuss impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic on air transportation, in an FAA-supported NEXTOR-III webinar.

Released: 7-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
American University Welcomes Dr. Anthony Fauci to Family Week
American University

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses COVID-19 in wide-ranging conversation with American University President Sylvia Burwell.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Health System, Healthcare Association of New York State and Hospital Innovation and Lean Network of New York to Host Conference: “Lean and Innovation in a COVID-19 World”
Released: 7-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System, Healthcare Association of New York State and Hospital Innovation and Lean Network of New York to Host Conference: “Lean and Innovation in a COVID-19 World”
Mount Sinai Health System

Virtual conference will highlight Lean innovations that have helped healthcare organizations plan for, manage and mitigate many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Newswise: Graduate students gather virtually for summer school at PPPL
Released: 5-Oct-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Graduate students gather virtually for summer school at PPPL
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Students attending the third annual graduate summer school at PPPL gathered virtually, due to travel restrictions, to get a broad overview of the field of plasma physics.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Webinar: Do Investors Care About Carbon Risk?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Imperial College of London professors Marcin Kacperczyk and Patrick Bolton (also of Columbia University) discuss findings in their NBER working paper, “Do Investors Care About Carbon Risk?

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.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Webinar: Social Transmission Bias in Economics and Finance
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith and UBS host a discussion on how social transmission bias in economics and finance and how it affects social processes shaping economic thinking and behavior.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Free Digital Marketing Series from Maryland Smith Begins Sept. 30
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Marketing professor Mary Harms will cover key digital marketing strategies and tactics to create awareness and the best consumer experience and to resonate with target audiences, in a three-part, free webinar series from the University of Maryland.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Webinar: Data Gaps Posing Risks to Financial Markets and Economy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Federal Reserve's Randal Quarles and Stanford professor Darrell Duffie will discuss the progress on financial stability analysis and data needs since the 2008 financial crisis.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Federal Reserve Short-Term Funding Markets Conference Set For Sept. 25
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith and the Federal Reserve Board co-host a webinar to explore short-term funding markets that are experiencing funding stress and investor runs amid COVID-19 market turmoil.

Newswise: Confronting Racism in Higher Education
Released: 17-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Confronting Racism in Higher Education
University of Utah

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is leading a collective call to action for truth, healing and the building of anti-racist campuses with the launch of Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.

Newswise: Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community
Released: 15-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s students participated virtually from their homes around the country.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Pivoting Is the New Normal (In the COVID-Impacted Business Environment)
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Entrepreneur Andy Shallal and Maryland Smith Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins will discuss pivoting business strategy in the midst of a global pandemic, economic distress and racial protests.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Risk Leadership Series: Consumer and Commercial Loan Risk During COVID
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

John Stewart, CRO of Boeing Employees Credit Union, will discuss COVID-related risks associated with consumer and commercial loan products.

Newswise: Virtual symposium experts offer insights on big data issues, opportunities
Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Virtual symposium experts offer insights on big data issues, opportunities
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Registration is now open for Penn State’s Institute of Computational and Data Sciences’ (ICDS) 2020 Symposium. The two-day symposium will be held virtually Oct. 21-22 and will feature an interdisciplinary group of speakers and experts who will focus on both the challenges — and opportunities — of big data and data science.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 7:35 AM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch surprises University of Utah law students at orientation
University of Utah

Gorsuch, who took his seat on the Court in April 2017, on Friday encouraged law students to persevere through challenging times as they start their legal studies in the midst of a global pandemic.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Anthony Fauci to Join GW Experts for a Livestreamed Event on COVID-19
George Washington University

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will participate in a special live episode of the podcast “Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic” on Aug. 19. The conversation on COVID-19 will be streamed online through the George Washington University (GW) Facebook page from noon to 1 p.m.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Webinar: “Decomposing the Value of Corporate Culture” Aug. 18
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Duke University’s Jillian Grennan gives insights into measuring corporate culture, as part of a webinar series presented by UBS and Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Global Trade During COVID-19 and the WTO Response: July 27 Webinar
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts representing Maryland Smith and the World Trade Organization will discuss COVID-19’s impact on global trade, the WTO response and implications for the future of trade.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Webinar: Risk Perspectives in Turbulent Times
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Risk experts representing the University of Maryland's Center for Financial Policy and Freddie Mac will discuss the evolution of enterprise risk management, top risk issues affecting the mortgage industry and the role of analytics in risk management in a free, July 31 webinar.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Lobo Cancer Challenge Goes Virtual
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

This year, the Lobo Cancer Challenge is meeting the challenge of a global pandemic by holding the event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 19. Far from a limitation, a virtual event will give participants the opportunity to set new courses, find different routes, and ride along different trails, all to raise critical funds for New Mexico’s fight against cancer.

Newswise: Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital
Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Rural Summer Science Camp typically invites participants from rural school districts across Wisconsin to a weeklong camp at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new milestone: an entirely digital experience.

Newswise: Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) to address Tulane students
Released: 16-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) to address Tulane students
Tulane University

Clark will speak to students and the public on U.S. strategy during the COVID-19 crisis.

Newswise: Courageous journalists: URI’s Taricani Lecture Series honors late journalist with discussion on First Amendment
Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Courageous journalists: URI’s Taricani Lecture Series honors late journalist with discussion on First Amendment
University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosts the Taricani Lecture Series on First Amendment Rights. The series, which will be streamed live, opens Tuesday, June 16, with award-winning journalists and authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The three-part, virtual lecture series honors the memory of veteran Rhode Island newsman Jim Taricani, who died June 21, 2019, at the age of 69.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
UCI to host historic virtual graduation ceremonies on June 13
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 – More than 7,400 students and their families will participate in the University of California, Irvine’s first remote commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 13. UCI will grant degrees to 9,907 undergraduates this academic year. And in a testament to the school’s dedication to access and affordability, 47 percent of those bachelor’s degrees will go to first-generation college students.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State to discuss opportunities for restarting New Jersey’s economy, post COVID-19, in ways that intersect health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, building inclusive and vibrant communities, and expanding opportunities for civic engagement

Newswise: Morgridge joins online COVID-19 discussion with Fearless Science webinar series
Released: 28-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Morgridge joins online COVID-19 discussion with Fearless Science webinar series
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Morgridge Institute for Research will broadcast a free webinar on Tuesday, June 2 to offer insight on the basic science behind the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of virology research at Morgridge, and how that research will provide new ways to combat emerging viral threats.

Newswise: UCI New Venture Competition “Ant Tank” Competition
Released: 20-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
UCI New Venture Competition “Ant Tank” Competition
University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

Ten startups will compete for the Grand Prize in a three-minute fast-pitch, facing a panel of distinguished judges from Orange County’s startup ecosystem.

Released: 18-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
University Awards Degree to Student Who Died from Covid-19
Academy Communications

“Robert was someone who just kept working and working, taking a class or two even as he held a full-time job,” said the university’s president. “He truly embodied the work ethic and the dedication to learning that many of our students represent.”

Released: 12-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New Discoveries on the Dead Sea Scrolls—Virtual International Conference to be Held May 17-20
New York University

“Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship,” an international virtual conference featuring more than three dozen scholars who will share their new discoveries on the ancient religious manuscripts, will be held May 17 through May 20.

Released: 6-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
On the Run to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Polly’s Run is on a mission to end pancreatic cancer. The annual fundraiser is held each year in honor of Polly Rogers, whose best friends and three sons started the 5K run-walk event after she died in 2009. This year, the event will be held virtually.

Released: 1-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Rush Master’s Students Helping Respiratory Therapy Team through COVID Pandemic
Rush University Medical Center

The novel coronavirus pandemic is testing the limits of health care systems while also stretching thin the ranks of respiratory therapists, skilled professionals who were in short supply already. At Rush University Medical Center, a handful of student volunteers who are finishing their master’s degrees in respiratory care are helping out.

Newswise: University's Studio 47 Releases New Podcast 'Alone Together: Conversations Amid COVID-19'
Released: 1-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
University's Studio 47 Releases New Podcast 'Alone Together: Conversations Amid COVID-19'
Augustana University, South Dakota

Augustana University’s recording studio, Studio 47, has released its newest podcast “Alone Together: Conversations Amid COVID-19,”  intended to capture the lives of those in the AU community and how each of them is uniquely affected by the current pandemic.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
What is “Public Space” in a Time of Social Distancing? A Discussion on Civic Engagement in an Online World—May 5
New York University

What is “public space” in a time of social distancing? A panel of entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, and researchers will consider this and other aspects of online civic engagement in a web discussion on Tues., May 5, 5 p.m.


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