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Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Which Voices Led Medical Misinformation in the Early Stages of COVID?
University of Cincinnati

In the early and thus far most devastating stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists were at a near loss on how to treat the deadly disease.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Understanding Macro Level Influences on Strategic Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
City University London

A new study suggests that the effectiveness of countries' strategic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic may be adversely affected by the limitations of current tools used to measure the barriers and facilitators to courses of action.

Newswise: Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies
Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies
University of Notre Dame

On July 27, Luis Fraga, the Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership at the University of Notre Dame, testified via Zoom at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on “The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Practice-Based Coverage.”

Newswise: Kamome goes to the Olympics
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Kamome goes to the Olympics
Humboldt State University

NBC Sports will air a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on Sunday, August 1st at 9 a.m. on NBC stations throughout the country.

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Released: 29-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership - Accelerating Momentum for Change
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as critical to nursing education and fundamental to developing a nursing workforce able to provide high quality, culturally appropriate, and congruent health care.

28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
New Study Finds Hands-free Cellphone Laws Associated with Fewer Driver Deaths
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at drivers, non-drivers (passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists), and total deaths involved in passenger vehicle crashes from 1999 through 2016 in 50 U.S. states, along with the presence and characteristics of cellphone use laws.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Higher Education’s Role in Preparing Students for an Inclusive Democracy
Tufts University

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life has been awarded a $105,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to explore higher education’s unique role in educating for the health and future of an inclusive democracy.

Newswise: New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
Released: 29-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame researchers developed the first near-real-time dashboard that tracks weekly state-level economic conditions.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Facebook News Consumers Less Likely To Be Vaccinated, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who rely exclusively on Facebook for news and information about the coronavirus are less likely than the average American to have been vaccinated, according to a new survey.

Newswise: Sizing Up 'The New Normal' of Work Life During COVID-19
Released: 29-Jul-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Sizing Up 'The New Normal' of Work Life During COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Richard R. Smith, professor and vice dean for education and partnerships at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, applies his expertise in strategic human capital to an assessment of the changes in work life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

27-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT
We are More Forgiving When People Close to Us Misbehave
American Psychological Association (APA)

When people behave badly or unethically, their loved ones may judge them less harshly than they would judge a stranger who committed the same transgressions, but that leniency may come at the cost of the judger’s own sense of self-worth, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Leadership Lessons from Student-Athletes
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Whether on the field, the court, the mat or the course, these CSU athletes take home more than a win.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Why Lockdown in Africa Does Not Work as a First COVID-19 Pandemic Response
University of Johannesburg

In an African pandemic it is more productive to consider lockdowns, after using other non-medical measures first, Especially in countries with high levels of poverty and corruption, says Prof Nicholas Ngepah, a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

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27-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Does Testosterone Influence Success? Not Much, Research Suggests
University of Bristol

With the Olympics underway, higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting success, and other kinds of success too. But beyond sport, new research has found little evidence that testosterone meaningfully influences life chances for men or women.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
How to Talk With People Who Are Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

Even though she has asthma, putting her at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, Angela Reeves-Flores, 33, waited until a week ago to get vaccinated.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UCI Receives Grant to Support 30 HBCU Students in Summer Institute in Neuroscience
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 28, 2021 — The UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory has been awarded a UC-HBCU Initiative Summer Research and Graduate Admissions Pathways Grant from the UC Office of the President to sponsor a partnership with Delaware State University, one of 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.

Newswise: Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Cornell University

A new study from Cornell University finds the nationwide lockdown India imposed last year in response to COVID-19 caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
A Group’s Moral Values May Help Determine the Likelihood of Hate-Motivated Harmful Acts
University of Southern California (USC)

From attacks on synagogues and mosques to the COVID-era spike in anti-Asian sentiment, the past couple of years, unfortunately, have seen no shortage of acts of hatred.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Honored with the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Rutgers University's Office for Research

Jason H. Yang, Ph.D., chancellor scholar and assistant professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), has been awarded the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
What Makes a Champion? Varied Practice, Not Single-Sport Drilling
Association for Psychological Science

What explains exceptional human performance? This podcast sheds light on the power of diversification.

Newswise: Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Chulalongkorn University

Cumulative stress, denial, and chronic depression are the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Psychological Wellness, Chulalongkorn University recommends ways to cope by harnessing positive energy from our heart.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 11:25 PM EDT
What Organizations Get Wrong About Interruptions at Work
University of Illinois Chicago

It comes as no surprise that being interrupted at work by other people can have negative effects, like lowered productivity. But a study shows an upside to these interruptions at work: increased feelings of belonging.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Many Parents Still Believe Boys Are Better, More Competitive at Sports Than Girls
University of Michigan

Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were "too short and inappropriate." Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted for full-length unitards instead of bikini-cut leotards.

Newswise: California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

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Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Advanced Practice Nurse and Philosopher Mark Lazenby Named Dean of UCI Nursing School
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 27, 2021 – Mark Lazenby, advanced practice nurse and philosopher, has been appointed dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. Lazenby is currently a professor of nursing and associate dean for faculty and student affairs in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, where he’s also an affiliate professor of philosophy.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Lower-Wealth Volunteers Experience Greater Health Gains From Volunteering Than Wealthier Volunteers
Elsevier

Formal volunteering in later life is beneficial for both physical and psychological well-being.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
High Percentage of Positive Portrayals of Vaping on TikTok
BMJ

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok--the video sharing platform--and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Government Law Center Releases New Explainer on NY Redistricting
Albany Law School

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School has just released its latest explainer to help attorneys, politicians, and the public at large understand the complexities of New York’s redistricting process.

Newswise: UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT
UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
University of Illinois Chicago

The Early Math Counts professional development website and resources get over 10,000 users a month, and people in over 90 different countries have accessed the site.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Grow Tall, My Son: How Inheritance Laws Affect Child Height in India
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Inheritance laws in India are impacting the height of children in the country, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:05 AM EDT
Attachment Style Secures Your Love During Lockdowns
University of Vienna

What constitutes good relationship quality in times of crisisRelationships are crucial for our health and well-being. But which factors help to sustain a satisfying relationship, and can we predict which relationships make it through a crisis? An international team led by Stephanie Eder of the University of Vienna set out to investigate these questions during a time when ‘hard lockdowns’ were introduced throughout Europe.

Newswise: Pandemic Planning: Lessons From the White Plague
Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Pandemic Planning: Lessons From the White Plague
University of South Australia

University of South Australia architectural historian Dr Julie Collins says that, if history is anything to go by, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a lasting impact on how – and where – we live.

Newswise: More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Millions of spectators tuned in Friday to watch the opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Misplaced Trust: When Trust in Science Fosters Pseudoscience
Annenberg Public Policy Center

The Covid-19 pandemic and the politicization of health-prevention measures such as vaccination and mask-wearing have highlighted the need for people to accept and trust science.

Newswise: Uniformed Services University Names Drew Fallis, DDS, to be next Executive Dean, Postgraduate Dental College
Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Uniformed Services University Names Drew Fallis, DDS, to be next Executive Dean, Postgraduate Dental College
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Retired Air Force Colonel Drew W. Fallis, DDS, MS, has been selected as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Dental College. Fallis, who most recently served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the USU Postgraduate Dental College, will succeed Dr. Thomas Schneid, who will be retiring July 31 following more than 45 years of Federal service.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
New Study Finds that Countries’ Wealth Inequality is Independent from Income Inequality and Linked to the Distribution of Housing Equity
American Sociological Association (ASA)

A new study in the American Sociological Review shows that comparing countries in terms of their wealth inequality instead of income inequality provides a fundamentally different picture of nations’ relative level of economic inequality.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections
George Washington University

Democratic voters continue to have more faith in state and local elections than Republicans, according to new data from the George Washington University Politics Poll.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Healing Trauma: Research Links PTSD, Emotion Regulation and Quality of Life
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Research from Binghamton University, State University of New York provides insight into the impact PTSD has on emotional regulation and quality of life, and points to ways to improve both.

23-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Research Suggests Ending Eviction Moratoriums Led to Spikes in COVID Cases and Deaths
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the disease both increased dramatically after states lifted eviction moratoriums that had been in place to protect people who were struggling to make rent payments during the pandemic.

Newswise: Depression Isn’t Crying in the Corner
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Depression Isn’t Crying in the Corner
West Virginia University

Kayla Follmer, assistant professor of management in the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics, recognized that mental illness can be a concealable identity, much like religious affiliation, sexual orientation or having conditions such as HIV or diabetes: you can’t always see it from the outside.

Newswise: Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies
University of Delaware

A recent study by University of Delaware researchers suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth. The article, published in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, details one of the first studies on the effect of exercise on vocabulary learning in children.

Newswise: Appropriate Technologies: The COVID-19-Era Heroes Yet to Come to “Center Stage”
Released: 26-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Appropriate Technologies: The COVID-19-Era Heroes Yet to Come to “Center Stage”
Chulalongkorn University

The COVID-19 outbreaks in Thailand have seen an ever-increasing number of infections as new clusters are emerging. The faculty members of Sasin School of Management — Prof. Dr. Kua Wongboonsin, Asst. Prof. Dr. Piyachart Phiromswad, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard, Asst. Prof. Dr. Pattarake Sarajoti, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Sabin Srivannaboon, with financial support from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), jointly present ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 sustainably in a study to identify technologies that can instantly and appropriately help professionals who find social distancing difficult.

Newswise: Historical Buildings – Thermally Insulated to Current State
Released: 26-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Historical Buildings – Thermally Insulated to Current State
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

On July 15, 2021, the Aerogel Architecture Award was presented for the first time at Empa, recognizing successful energy renovations using aerogel insulating materials. The winners were two projects from Germany and one from Switzerland. The renovated listed buildings date from the 17th, 19th and second half of the 20th centuries.

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Released: 23-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Meeting Global Climate Targets Will Lead to 8 Million More Energy Jobs Worldwide by 2050
Cell Press

Researchers created a global dataset of job footprints in 50 countries and used a model to investigate how trying to meet the Paris Agreement global climate target of staying well below 2°C would affect energy sector jobs.

Released: 23-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Americans with Higher Net Worth at Midlife Tend to Live Longer
Northwestern University

One of the keys to a long life may lie in your net worth.

Released: 23-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Studies Examine Different Understandings, Varieties of Diversity
University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago researchers detail findings from three studies that explore the connection between political ideology, attitudes, and beliefs toward diversity


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