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Released: 15-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT
How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online
Yale University

In 2018, when Professor Laurie Santos introduced her course "Psychology and the Good Life," a class on the science of happiness, it became the most popular in the history of Yale, attracting more than 1,200 undergraduate enrollees that first semester.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 1:15 PM EDT
For veterans, a hidden side effect of COVID: Feelings of personal growth
Yale University

The U.S. military veteran population is known to have abnormally high rates of suicide, so health officials have been concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic might elevate risk of psychiatric disorders, particularly among those suffering from post-traumatic stress and related disorders.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
UCI Study Finds that California Competes Tax Credit Program Creates Jobs
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2021 — Finally, an economic development tax incentive program that works – that’s the conclusion of an analysis by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. They found that each job incentivized under the California Competes Tax Credit led to more than two additional people working in that location.

Newswise: Merkt named Director of the South Dakota Art Museum
Released: 15-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Merkt named Director of the South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota State University

Donna Merkt has been named the director of the South Dakota Art Museum

Newswise: Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession
Released: 15-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession
Ithaca College

Ithaca College is recruiting the first class for its new M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, designed to attract students who come from undergraduate pre-health profession programs such as health sciences, exercise science, athletic training, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology.

Newswise: Abigail Smith has been named the West Virginia University’s 25th Truman Scholar
Released: 15-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Abigail Smith has been named the West Virginia University’s 25th Truman Scholar
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Abigail Smith, a WVU student committed to improving the future of West Virginia through public policy, has been named the University’s 25th Truman Scholar, the nation’s top graduate fellowship award for aspiring public service leaders.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Epidemic of firearm injury spurs new wave of research
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Now that federal funding is flowing again for research on firearm injury prevention, some of the few already-funded researchers doing work in this area react and look ahead.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Most young people eager for COVID-19 vaccine, poll shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As older teens and young adults become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination across the country, and younger teens await their turn, new survey data suggest a strong readiness that has grown since fall. But just as with older generations, a shrinking but still sizable minority of people age 14 to 24 say they’re not willing to get vaccinated, or that their decision will depend on safety.

Newswise: Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
SUNY Buffalo State College

Even though Graziela Rondón-Pari, Buffalo State College assistant professor of Spanish, has been in this country legally for decades, she said, she can empathize with the individuals going through the court system. This is why she continues to spend her summers as a court interpreter in Buffalo, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland. Now, she is passing along these skills to Buffalo State Spanish majors interested in becoming court interpreters.

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Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Scientists put the stopwatch on cannabis intoxication
University of Sydney

A comprehensive analysis of 80 scientific studies has identified a 'window of impairment' of between three and 10 hours caused by moderate to high doses of the intoxicating component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety
Cornell University

Beyond attempting to move a large swath of the population to vote one way or another, the seemingly constant bombardment of negativity in the name of our democratic process is anxiety-inducing, researchers have found.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Telling sunbathers what they don’t want to hear: Tanning is bad
Ohio State University

Most young women already know that tanning is dangerous and sunbathe anyway, so a campaign informing them of the risk should take into account their potential resistance to the message, according to a new study.

Newswise: It Takes a Community to Fight Climate Change
Released: 14-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
It Takes a Community to Fight Climate Change
Monday Campaigns

How can a community and a group of volunteers encourage fellow citizens to shift to a climate-friendly diet?

Newswise: Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A gender inclusivity and anti-racism training—for students and by students—is building a stronger sense of belonging and community at WVU.

Newswise: So You Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?
Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
So You Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Now What?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A slightly lighthearted guide to post-vaccination life, including how to help others who haven't gotten vaccinated yet.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Ag policy in India needs to account for domestic workload
Cornell University

Women’s increased agricultural labor during harvest season, in addition to domestic house care, often comes at the cost of their health, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Mindfulness can make you selfish
University at Buffalo

A new study by University at Buffalo researchers demonstrates the surprising downsides of mindfulness, while offering easy ways to minimize those consequences ─ both of which have practical implications for mindfulness training.

Newswise: Narratives Can Help Science Counter Misinformation on Vaccines
Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Narratives Can Help Science Counter Misinformation on Vaccines
Iowa State University

Narratives are a powerful tool that can help explain complex issues, but they can also serve as sources of misinformation, which presents a challenge as public health agencies work to educate people about COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT
When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health led-research finds that criminalizing immigrant policies were associated with higher rates of preterm birth for Black women born outside the U.S.

13-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT
The Internet Brings People Into Big Cities, New Study Suggests
University of Bristol

The widespread proliferation of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) has drawn people into urban centres, according to new research.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election
George Washington University

Latinos discussed Puerto Rico and the COVID-19 pandemic more than any other subject on Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to researchers at the George Washington University. Spanish-language tweets mentioning “freedom” and “socialism” were also popular, while topics such as Obamacare and immigration did not gain much traction.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
People may trust computers more than humans
University of Georgia

New research shows that people are more likely to rely on algorithms

Newswise: URI Board of Trustees names Monash provost, senior vice president Marc Parlange next University of Rhode Island president
Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:05 AM EDT
URI Board of Trustees names Monash provost, senior vice president Marc Parlange next University of Rhode Island president
University of Rhode Island

The Board of Trustees of the University of Rhode Island has announced the selection of Professor Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Australia, as URI’s 12th president. He will succeed David M. Dooley, who joined URI in July 2009 and has overseen the transformation of URI into a leading research institution with a growing recognition of programs of distinction. Parlange’s appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Newswise: Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Florida Atlantic University

A project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state of consciousness that fosters awareness – has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors. Mindful breathing, mindful bodies, and mindful listening assisted in bringing awareness to campers in the program and provided skills to address stressful experiences.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Using Emotion and Humor to Combat Science Misinformation
University of Utah

University of Utah professor publishes article in Proceedings of National Academics of Sciences examining the use of humor in science information.

Newswise: Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
University of Notre Dame

In the upper echelons of U.S. government security and defense, women still struggle to find seats at the table. Researchers have noted that in the State Department women have never exceeded 40 percent of senior positions, and in the Department of Defense only 20 percent.

Newswise: Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Bowling Green State University

When it comes to same-sex couples raising children, married couples are more likely to be raising children than cohabiting ones, according to new research by Bowling Green State University.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap U.S. Tax Benefits
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Collaborative Justice-Centered Think Tank Launches at UIC: The Social Justice Portal Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

A formidable roster of social justice scholars and writers as the inaugural cohort of Marielle Franco fellows, named after the assassinated Brazilian human rights leader.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Husbands Still Seen as the Experts on Their Household’s Finances
Ohio State University

Men were more likely to be the spouse with the most knowledge of a couple’s finances in 2016 than they were in 1992 – especially in wealthy couples, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Released: 12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Baylor University

Managers should listen more, be empathetic and be sure they give feedback — even if they cannot solve a problem immediately, according to a Baylor University study that focused on workplace communication during the pandemic. The crisis highlighted the need for better on-the-job communication with employees now and in the future, when the pandemic recedes, researchers said.

Newswise: NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NSF Donates 21 Housing Units to White Sands Habitat for Humanity
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

The prefabricated units are designed to be taken completely apart. The walls and roof fold down into two sections. Once disassembled, the houses can be shipped flat with each house fitting on two trailers.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
AERA Council Votes to Keep Association Meetings Out of States that Pass Anti-Trans Laws
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Washington, April 8—Today, members of the American Educational Research Association’s Council unanimously passed this resolution.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Masculine traits linked to better parenting for some dads
Ohio State University

Key is for men to also believe they should nurture, study finds

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies
University of California San Diego

The university’s new bachelor of arts degree will not only enhance the academic offerings at UC San Diego, but will foster collaborative study for students and faculty regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Child Development Accounts generate assets, parental investments
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from the Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School shows that parents of newborns with Child Development Accounts (CDAs) respond by deepening their commitment to the child’s higher education and their own efforts to save for that education.

Newswise: Liquor during lockdown: 1 in 6 parents allowed teens to drink during quarantine
Released: 12-Apr-2021 5:05 AM EDT
Liquor during lockdown: 1 in 6 parents allowed teens to drink during quarantine
University of Notre Dame

The overwhelmed pandemic parent has become a ubiquitous symbol of the stress and despair many have felt since COVID-19 spread widely.


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