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Released: 22-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
For the Public, Data Collection during COVID-19 Offers Benefits -- and Poses Hazards
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Itay Fainmesser, an economist specializing in social media and social networks, discusses the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected digital communication.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Making its Second Investment, NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) Invests in Company that Teaches Girls to Code
New York University

he student-led NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) has successfully completed its second investment with a $25,000 investment in SmartGurlz, whose mission is to engage elementary school-aged students, in particular girls who are currently underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to learn skills in coding.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Health Earns Best Place to Work in 2020 Disability Equality Index®
Released: 21-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Health Earns Best Place to Work in 2020 Disability Equality Index®
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health has been recognized in the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer Lippincott journals win 20 APEX awards
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that 13 of its Lippincott healthcare publications won 20 awards in the 32nd annual APEX Awards. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery won the Grand Award for Campaigns and Programs, Neurology Today and Oncology Times won Grand Awards for Writing, and Nursing Management won the Grand Award for Design & Illustration.

Newswise: The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work, some permanently. What does this mean for the economy?

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Released: 20-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Tackling COVID-19 with Optimism and Ingenuity
The Electrochemical Society

Joe Stetter is an optimist, inventor, entrepreneur, and owner of two small businesses that stayed open through the lockdown. KWJ Engineering and Spec Sensors manufacture essential health and safety sensors with medical and industrial applications. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Joe shares the challenges of doing business “not as usual”, and reports on a research collaboration he mobilized to improve PPE sterilization for COVID-19 frontline workers.

Released: 17-Jul-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Radiology practices struggle to survive amid COVID-19
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their practice will shape the future of radiology, according to a special report from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) COVID-19 Task Force, published today in the journal Radiology.

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Released: 17-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Flexes Rapid Prototyping Muscles, Impacts Navy
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The story of how the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) turned a three-year air and missile defense prototyping plan into a working version in just 12 months is a tale of collaboration, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking.

Released: 17-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Announces Paula Rosput Reynolds as new Chair of its Board of Directors
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced that Paula Rosput Reynolds will become chair of its Board of Directors. Reynolds takes the helm of the SCCA board from Karen Glover, who served as chair since 2018.

Newswise: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Expands South Lake Union Campus
Released: 17-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Expands South Lake Union Campus
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced the beginning of construction on its South Lake Union (SLU) campus to add a new six-story, 150,000 square-foot outpatient cancer treatment clinic.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 unemployment rates may be underestimated
Iowa State University

New research suggests that reported unemployment rates underestimate actual employment losses due to COVID-19. Furthermore, the study found young adults, people with less education, individuals with lower family income, Hispanics and Blacks are most adversely impacted by pandemic job losses.

Newswise: Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program announce the Carbon to Value Initiative
Released: 16-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program announce the Carbon to Value Initiative
New York University

The Urban Future Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program launch the Carbon to Value Initiative (C2V Initiative), a partnership driving the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem for the commercialization of carbontech

Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
NREF Announces 2020-21 Recipients of Clinical Fellowship Grants
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)

List of Clinical Fellowship Grants awarded for 2020-2021 by the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF)

Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
GW Launches Tech-Focused MBA Program with DHS
George Washington University

The George Washington University School of Business will launch a new Master of Business Administration degree focused on security technology transition, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GW will offer the degree to 75 DHS-affiliated students, grouped in three cohorts, as well as students from other federal and state agencies and the private sector. The program is part of a new DHS Center of Excellence, which the GW School of Business will lead.

Newswise: Sanford Burnham Prebys appoints biotechnology pioneer
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer
Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Sanford Burnham Prebys appoints biotechnology pioneer C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed C. Randal “Randy” Mills, Ph.D., as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mills joins the Institute with decades of experience as an entrepreneur and transformational leader in the biomedical industry.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health, iQ Healthtech™ Labs Launch Drone Delivery Service with UPS Flight Forward
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Baptist Health and its healthtech business enterprise operated through the Innovation Quarter, iQ Healthtech Labs, today launched a drone delivery service operated by UPS and its subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Newswise: Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The seven winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2020 Public Engagement Grant Awards have created programs that share the wonder of science with vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness, the incarcerated, or refugees.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills
North Carolina State University

The technical interviews used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is competent at coding. The interviews may also be used to exclude groups or favor specific job candidates.

Newswise: Key Insights from Swedish Casino that Remained Open During COVID-19
Released: 13-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Key Insights from Swedish Casino that Remained Open During COVID-19
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As casinos in Las Vegas enter the second month of reopening since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, UNLV gaming researchers say they can draw upon insights from industry collaborators in Sweden, a country that took a more open approach to the crisis compared to other governments.

Newswise: McMaster and Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. collaborate to move pathogen-detecting food wrap from lab to market
Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
McMaster and Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. collaborate to move pathogen-detecting food wrap from lab to market
McMaster University

Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (“TTCI”) will team up with McMaster engineers and biochemists to move a promising new food-safety technology from the lab to the marketplace.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health

An interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been named for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center while a search is underway to replace John Fromhold, who recently announced his retirement. Tim O’Brien, Mountainside chief operating officer (COO), will serve as interim CEO beginning July 9.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Dream on
Washington University in St. Louis

Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers find the worst reason to give a gift
Ohio State University

Here’s a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money. In a series of studies, researchers found that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told – or that they inferred – were given to help them save money.

Newswise: Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
10-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
University of California San Diego

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: up to $1.15 billion in reduced tuition to U.S. universities.

10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers
University of Cambridge

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Historic Expansion in Lexington County
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington County, today announced several major expansion and investment projects.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Research shows businesses can win more customers, influence your friends
Washington University in St. Louis

New research involving Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and the University of California, San Diego shows marketers could win more customers because existing customers may value the boost in their reputation among friends more than a “selfish” financial incentive.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Atlantic Hurricane Season and Mortgage Default Risk
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith finance professor and former risk executive Clifford Rossi’s new study examines the future implications of a predicted increase in hurricane activity for the likes of borrowers and mortgage credit investors.

Newswise: Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Released: 9-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Food safety investments open new markets, boost revenue for small farmers
Cornell University

A new Cornell University study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
University of British Columbia

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.

Newswise: ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
American Cleaning Institute

As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that are crucial to keeping the workplace healthy and safe.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution
Washington University in St. Louis

Millions of tenants are at risk of eviction as protections in the CARES Act are set to expire. While the U.S. Congress and Senate are proposing plans to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, a finance expert at Washington University in St. Louis warns that is just one piece of the puzzle.

Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Consumers Prefer Round Numbers Even When the Specific Number Is Better News
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using the specific number, people are likely to think the vaccine is actually less effective than if it is presented as being 90% effective.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
An ethical eye on AI - new mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices
University of Warwick

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices - an ethical eye on AI.

Newswise: How Hospitality Industry Should Address Discrimination
Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
How Hospitality Industry Should Address Discrimination
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

After the worldwide protests that erupted over the killing of George Floyd, it is hard for me to imagine any person, company, or institution, continuing to discount the role that racism plays in our society. People all over are demanding an end to racial discrimination that is embedded in our social systems.  In hospitality, emerging research has shined light on the perception of discrimination among industry workers, but personally, it comes as no surprise to me.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Study: New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual work spaces
Brigham Young University

When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to new research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
The price of taking a stance: How corporate sociopolitical activism impacts bottom line
University of Arizona

As the political climate in the United States becomes increasingly charged, some businesses are looking to have their voices heard on controversial issues.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic experts to help guide Delta Air Lines COVID-19 safety measures
Mayo Clinic

Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex medical care, are deepening their relationship to provide additional safety and COVID-19 infection control measures for customers and employees. The collaboration is another significant step in Delta’s efforts to build upon its foundation of care and cleanliness, known as the Delta CareStandard, to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during travel.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Study Suggests Less Costly Approach to Pandemic Economic Stimulus
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher Vadim Elenev, who worked with colleagues from the Wharton School of Business and Columbia Business School, describes a research model that would have achieved results similar to those of the U.S. economic stimulus, but at a lower cost.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.


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