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Newswise: New study examines neighborhood and social network's relation to binge drinking among adults
Released: 7-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT
New study examines neighborhood and social network's relation to binge drinking among adults
Indiana University

Study examines how neighborhood and social network characteristics relate to adult binge drinking.

Newswise: UIC climbs to 11th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
Released: 7-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
UIC climbs to 11th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC moved to the 11th spot from 14th among U.S. public universities, and to 36th from 43rd among all doctoral universities

Released: 7-May-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Head to toe: study reveals brain activity behind missed penalty kicks
Frontiers

Are penalty shots a soccer player's dream or nightmare? What should be an easy shot can become a mammoth task when the hopes and fears of an entire nation rest on a player's shoulders, leading them to choke under pressure.

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Released: 7-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT
FSU expert available to discuss intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 7, 2021 | 11:55 am | SHARE: President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a World Trade Organization proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines.Florida State University law professor Frederick Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, is available to comment on international intellectual property rights and global economic issues around the proposal.

Newswise: Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s
Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Released: 7-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 7-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
CUR Geosciences Division Announces 2021 Awardees for Excellence in Student Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the 2021 awardees for excellence in student research: Zoe Lacey (Trinity University) and Hanna Szydlowski (Grand Valley State University)

Released: 7-May-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Online learning doesn't improve student sleep habits, research suggests
Simon Fraser University

New research from Simon Fraser University suggests that students learning remotely become night owls but do not sleep more despite the time saved commuting, working or attending social events.

Newswise: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Reduces Food Insecurity in Local Community
Released: 7-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Reduces Food Insecurity in Local Community
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School community reduces food insecurity in Princeton area while providing healthy eating health care for the underserved.

Newswise: CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Released: 7-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has announced the 2021 recipients of its Outstanding Mentorship Award: Tarek Abdel-Fattah (Christopher Newport University); Fadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam); Loretta Jackson-Hayes (Rhodes College)

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Released: 6-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
“Maryland Business Adapts” to Showcase Best Practices in Global Operations During the Pandemic
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

When COVID-19 halted the global economy, business still carried on across borders. Maryland Smith identified, for a June 3 virtual roundtable, five companies that stand out for weathering the storm to give deep dives into their pivots and practices that proved effective.

Released: 6-May-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia: Live Expert Panel for May 19, 5:30pm ET
Newswise

Experts from the American Thoracic Society will discuss issues with systemic racism in academia as a follow-up to their session on this topic at the virtual 2021 ATS Annual Conference.

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Released: 6-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
CSU Expands Vaccine Availability with New Partnerships
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Many CSU campuses now offer even more options for students and employees to get their COVID-19 shots, thanks to unique partnerships with national pharmacies and local hospitals.

Newswise: UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
Released: 6-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.

Released: 6-May-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Low achieving students benefit most from COVID-19 online switch
Flinders University

Students struggling academically benefited most when schools around the world transitioned from classroom teaching to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the switch also didn't negatively impact higher achievers.

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Released: 6-May-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Many consumers misinterpret food date labels, yet use them with confidence
Elsevier

Misunderstanding food date labeling is common and educational communications are needed to improve consumer understanding, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier.

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Released: 6-May-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Fear of losing health insurance keeps 1 in 6 workers in their jobs
West Health Institute

One out of every six adult workers (16%) in the United States are staying in jobs they might otherwise leave out of fear of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey of more than 3,800 U.S. adults.

Released: 6-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Virtual Event Examines Impact and Evolution of the Role of America’s First Ladies
American University

Prominent scholars, archivists, historians, former White House staff members and insiders gather to explore the fascinating lives and evolving roles of America’s First Ladies Symposium. The event is hosted by the White House Historical Association in partnership with American University's First Ladies Initiative.

Newswise: Queen’s historian releases new book on American evangelicals and the radical right
Released: 6-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Queen’s historian releases new book on American evangelicals and the radical right
Queen's University Belfast

An historian from Queen’s University Belfast has launched a new book on one of the most controversial political movements in the American Christian Right.

Newswise: Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Released: 6-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have found an independent association between COVID-19-related income loss and financial strain and depression, according to the latest study from the COVID-19 Resilience Project, run by the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine. This association was found in two separate cohorts – one primarily in the United States and one in Israel – and the depressive symptoms worsened over time in participants who were hit financially, above and beyond pandemic-related anxiety. The findings were published today in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
Released: 6-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine congratulates its founder Stephen Ritz who has received the 2021 Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Disruptor Award for the organization’s work during the pandemic.

Newswise: Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
Released: 5-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

For organizations to reach their potential, they must leverage the expertise of their employees. However, research demonstrates that lower-status employees may not be heard because their “voices” are more likely to be ignored. New research from the University of Notre Dame is the first to show that peers can help boost marginalized voices, and at the same time benefit their own status, all while helping their organization realize the potential of its employees’ diverse perspectives.

Newswise: Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support  UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
Released: 5-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Conrad Prebys Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support UC San Diego Department of Music Outreach
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego Department of Music will expand its post-pandemic reach with support from a $500,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation. The grant, which contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego, helps launch the department’s outreach to both regional audiences, and the international music community.

Released: 5-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Seeing Others’ Big Triumphs, We May Feel More Motivated than Usual to Succeed
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

When we perceive that a peer’s accomplishment has risen above the usual standard of “good work” and can be rated an “exceptional” success, our motivation to learn is enhanced, according to a new study in Academy of Management Discoveries.

Newswise: LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope Launches Red Desk Project As Call-to-Action to Prevent Child Homicide
Released: 5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope Launches Red Desk Project As Call-to-Action to Prevent Child Homicide
LifeBridge Health

In a powerful call-to-action to prevent child homicides, LifeBridge Health's Center for Hope created a moving public art display: 111 red school desks on the lawn of Sinai Hospital. Each desk represents a child killed in the City of Baltimore over the past six years. The Red Desk Project is designed to sound the alarm and raise public awareness about the dramatic increase in child homicide in Baltimore City year over year and the effects these homicides have on the entire community, including other children.

Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Myths About Workplace Negotiations
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.

Newswise:  Cheers to the Class of 4 Million
Released: 4-May-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Cheers to the Class of 4 Million
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU marks its latest milestone with this year’s graduating class.

Released: 4-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Examining the ‘service cliff’ for youth with autism and their family caregivers
Case Western Reserve University

A team of researchers from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences interviewed 174 families to examine the use of health, medical and social services for youth with autism

Released: 4-May-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Little to No Increase in Association Between Adolescents’ Mental Health Problems and Digital Technology Engagement
Association for Psychological Science

A new study suggests that over the past 30 years, there has been little to no increase in the association between adolescents’ technology engagement and mental health problems. The study also urges more transparent collaborations between academia and industry.

Newswise: How Communities Can Use Monday to Get Their Members Moving
Released: 4-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
How Communities Can Use Monday to Get Their Members Moving
Monday Campaigns

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and Move It Monday initiative’s launch of “Walk Across Wakulla” program is the focus of the webinar, brought to you by eXtension, The Monday Campaigns, and UF IFAS Extension.

Newswise: Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Released: 4-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Poor Grasp of Dating Violence in College Perpetuates ‘Boys Will be Boys’ Views
Florida Atlantic University

A study to understand the dating violence experience and perpetration of college-age women, as well as how they conceptualize violence in dating relationships, reveals normalization of unhealthy violent behaviors where sexual pressure or sexualized verbal harassment are viewed as an innate part of men, supporting the idea that “boys will be boys.” Study participants demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the forms of dating violence and its consequences. They accepted, rationalized and provided excuses for these acts of violence.

Newswise: An Epidemic of Community Violence
Released: 3-May-2021 4:15 PM EDT
An Epidemic of Community Violence
Hackensack Meridian Health

Project HEAL (“Help, Empower, and Lead”), a hospital-based violence intervention program working in coordination with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, opened its doors this month with the mission to address community, domestic, and gang-related violence in Monmouth County.

Released: 3-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT
COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs increased among users of conservative and social media
Annenberg Public Policy Center

Belief in conspiracies about the COVID-19 pandemic increased through the early months of the U.S. outbreak among people who reported being heavy users of conservative and social media, a study by Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers has found.

Released: 3-May-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Stress and mental health problems during first COVID-19-lockdown
University of Zurich

Many people in Switzerland experienced considerable psychological distress during the first COVID-19 lockdown from mid-March to the end of April 2020.

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Released: 3-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
WashU Expert: FDA menthol ban would benefit Black, younger Americans
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars could be particularly beneficial for Black and young people, says an expert on tobacco control at Washington University in St. Louis.“Around 80% of adult Black smokers and more than half of people age 18-34 use menthol brands,” said Todd Combs, research assistant professor at the Brown School who works on the Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE) project, which uses agent-based modeling to test the potential impact of retail tobacco policies.

Released: 3-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Need to vent? Turn to real-life support, not social media
Michigan State University

Social media may make it easier for people to engage online, but I does not provide certain benefits of real-life human interactions, says a Michigan State University researcher.

Released: 3-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
College athletes in supportive programs coping better with pandemic, study shows
University of Kansas

Like much of society, college athletics were thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 3-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
American University, Trinity Washington University and Martha’s Table Partner in Workforce Initiative to Advance Education for Early Childhood Professionals
American University

To improve the quality of children’s care and provide pathways for early childhood professionals in the District of Columbia to fulfill education requirements mandated by the city, American University’s School of Education, Trinity Washington University and nonprofit Martha’s Table are partnering in a new workforce initiative, Elevate Early Education.

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Released: 3-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Public Service Recognition Week: Arizona State University paving the way for future public servants
Arizona State University (ASU)

In honor of Public Service Recognition week, we’re shining some light on Arizona State University’s Public Service Academy that is educating the next generation of public servants and empowering students to change the world.

Newswise: Up and Away -- Dean Leaves Large Shoes to Fill
Released: 3-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Up and Away -- Dean Leaves Large Shoes to Fill
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Dean Patricia M. Davidson returns to her native Australia having taken the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to new heights of graduate education, earned four consecutive No. 1 rankings and brought a new building to East Baltimore, MD.


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