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Released: 25-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment with MTSU Free Speech Center’s 1 for All awareness effort
Middle Tennessee State University

Using a host of diverse voices, the awareness campaign seeks to help more citizens better understand all of their five freedoms under the First Amendment as protests continue across the country against racial injustice.

Newswise: In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
Released: 8-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
University of Notre Dame

As America’s general election looms, Tim Weninger, the Frank M. Friemann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame, discusses the current state of social media, the dangers of disinformation and how users can get smarter about what they share.

Newswise: Birdwatchers Set World Records On Global Big Day
Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Birdwatchers Set World Records On Global Big Day
Cornell University

Birdwatchers set a new world record on May 9 for birds documented in a single day. During the annual Global Big Day, participants reported a record-breaking 2.1 million bird observations, recording 6,479 species. An all-time high of 50,000 participants submitted more than 120,000 checklists, shattering the previous single-day checklist total by 30%.

Released: 5-May-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Managing Your Orthopaedic Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. With so much information being published about the outbreak, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what information to trust. That’s why the experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are reminding patients about OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health.

Released: 1-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Lawnmower Injuries Remain Prevalent for Children Despite Increased Awareness
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As people head outside to mow their lawns this spring and summer, children continue to remain at risk for serious injuries and death associated with lawnmowers. A new review article published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) analyzed 13 years of lawnmower injuries in children across the United States, identifying disparities that exist in national and geographic incidence rates and injury characteristics. Children in rural areas not only experienced a higher rate of lawnmower injuries, but had an increased rate of infections, amputations, inpatient stays and surgical complications.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
HCPA Warns Consumers Against Injecting Disinfectants as a Cure for COVID-19
Household and Commercial Products Association

HCPA reminds consumers to use disinfecting products as they're intended and according to the directions on the label, following speculation that injecting disinfectants can be used to cure COVID-19.

Released: 22-Apr-2020 3:50 PM EDT
From Voldemort to Vader, Science Says We Prefer Fictional Villains Who Remind Us of Ourselves
Association for Psychological Science

New research published in the journal Psychological Science shows people may find fictional villains surprisingly likeable when they share similarities with the viewer or reader.

Released: 17-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
FSU expert available to comment on sociological aspect of ‘Tiger King’
Florida State University

By: Kelsey Klopfenstein | Published: April 17, 2020 | 4:50 pm | SHARE: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers worldwide have become captivated by the hit Netflix mini docuseries “Tiger King.”To help understand the sociological aspect of the series, an FSU professor of sociology is available to comment on the allure of the show and why a public interest fosters community during this time.

Newswise: Fandoms and virtual engagement in a time of social distancing
Released: 17-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Fandoms and virtual engagement in a time of social distancing
DePaul University

With many people remaining in physical isolation due to the coronavirus, some are turning to old hobbies and even older TV shows to stay engaged socially.

Newswise: Working at Home a Pain in Your Neck? Try These Posture and Ergonomic Tips
Released: 14-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Working at Home a Pain in Your Neck? Try These Posture and Ergonomic Tips
American Chiropractic Association

Improving posture and ergonomics is a proactive way to take care of your body while working from home.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
FaceTime, Faith and Zoom’ing Through Holy Week; UNH Expert on Worshipping During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

For most religions, coming together as a community to worship is at the core of their practice, but during this unique and unsettling time of mask wearing and social distancing praying together can be a challenge as many churches remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Michele Dillon, a scholar of Catholicism and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that during one of the most holy periods on the Christian calendar clergy and parishioners are learning to make the liturgy work as online events, while continuing to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Newswise: Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Cornell University

With the emphasis on staying at home, more and more people are discovering the birds in their backyards—and they want to know the names of those birds. The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was designed to answer the simple question, “What’s that bird?

Released: 3-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT
How Stoicism can offer peace of mind during pandemic and beyond
Creighton University

Stoicism is not just a philosophy for a world in turmoil, it is for the everyday.

Newswise: Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table
Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table
University of Georgia

Employees and volunteers harvest food and deliver prepared meals and bags of groceries to 53 food-insecure families in the area. Food comes for local gardens and grocery stores.

Newswise: Audience size and comments may affect enjoyment of social television
Released: 5-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EST
Audience size and comments may affect enjoyment of social television
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

The presence of a large audience boosts enjoyment, but it takes just a few haters to ruin a TV show or movie, according to a study of social television, the practice of simultaneously watching television programs while seeing the social media “tweets” of other viewers displayed on the same screen.

Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Released: 21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
UCI Esports receives $50,000 gift from top video game streamer Pokimane
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 — Popular gaming personality Pokimane has donated $50,000 to the University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program. An initial $25,000 gift this year will be combined with the remaining $25,000 in 2021 to create an endowment that will fund tuition and fees for gamers selected by UCI Esports.

Newswise: Shall I compare thee to a love heart emoji?
Released: 10-Feb-2020 7:05 AM EST
Shall I compare thee to a love heart emoji?
University of South Australia

It may not be a Shakespearean sonnet, but the language of love in the 21st century is just as affectionate and meaningful as it ever was, according to University of South Australia linguist, Dr David Caldwell.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST
The Hidden History of Valentine's Day
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday's evolution from fiction about love's golden age.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST
Herstory Being Made During Super Bowl LIV: Women Play Prominent Roles in Sports Medicine, Coaching and Entertainment
National Athletic Trainers' Association

While Super Bowl LIV occurs during the NFL’s 100th anniversary, it also marks another historic achievement: the first time, three female athletic trainers (ATs) will provide medical care during a Super Bowl. They will join other powerhouse females instrumental to Super Bowl Sunday: offensive assistant coach for the 49ers, Katie Sowers, and international sensations Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato and Shakira. They are in good company with female viewers of last year’s game comprising nearly 50% of Super Bowl viewers.

Newswise: Counting is Caring: Be a Part of the Great Backyard Bird Count
Released: 30-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST
Counting is Caring: Be a Part of the Great Backyard Bird Count
Cornell University

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count begins on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, and continues through Monday, February 17. Volunteers from around the world count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, and then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
Orthopaedic Surgeons Available to Comment on Musculoskeletal Healthcare News and Trends, Treatment Options, Fall Prevention and More
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

University of Alabama's quarter back Tua Tagovailoa's hip injury. Stephen Curry's broken broken hand. 3-D printing technology that transformed a little girl's spine surgery. If you need an expert to discuss any of these timely topics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can provide expert sources to comment on musculoskeletal injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Newswise: Chiropractors Suggest Limits, Good Habits to Prevent Video Game Injuries
Released: 9-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
Chiropractors Suggest Limits, Good Habits to Prevent Video Game Injuries
American Chiropractic Association

Taking steps to help kids prevent common gaming injuries can reduce pain today and potentially reduce the risk of long-term damage.

Newswise: Expert available to comment on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Released: 9-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
Expert available to comment on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Wichita State University

Karen Countryman-Roswurm, founder and director of the center of the Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, is available to discuss issues related to human trafficking.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
4 Santa Approved Holiday Playlists From UK School of Music
University of Kentucky

The right soundtrack for the holiday season is a gift in and of itself. Music can set the mood, touch the soul, lift the spirit or bring about cheer whether hosting a dinner party, braving the crowds to shop for that special someone or wrapping gifts by an open fire.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
FSU researchers offer ideas for New Year’s resolutions
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: December 17, 2019 | 12:37 pm | SHARE: Setting New Year’s resolutions can be a frustrating proposition. It’s disheartening to look back at old resolutions to see they’ve failed to take hold yet again or to struggle creating a new, exciting idea for self-improvement.Let science give you some help.


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