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Released: 31-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, a public health policy researcher with 20 years of experience in the field of injury prevention and associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:10 PM EDT
Laughter acts as a stress buffer -- and even smiling helps
University of Basel

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events - although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
How women and men forgive infidelity
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that heterosexual couples break up. Researchers who have studied 160 different cultures find this to be true worldwide.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT
COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information
McGill University

A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:30 PM EDT
New Research Investigates the Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorism
University at Albany, State University of New York

UAlbany researchers, who specialize in terrorist ideology, explore both the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 crisis presents for terrorist organizations.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics Announces 2020-2021 Science and Politics Fellows
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics announced that seven scientists have been selected for the 2020-2021 cohort of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows. Over the next year, the Eagleton Science Fellows will serve as full-time science advisors in New Jersey state government and will assist in the development and implementation of state policy for issues ranging from COVID-19 response, clean energy, education, mental health, and others.

Newswise: Climate change-influenced refugee crisis may lead to long-term settlement issues
Released: 30-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Climate change-influenced refugee crisis may lead to long-term settlement issues
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

While many models suggest that climate change will prompt a substantial number of people to leave their homes, not all research so clearly finds this is the case. Investigating cases where computer models seemed to indicate only limited impacts of climate change on people leaving rural areas, a team of researchers now suggest that the models may reveal a more nuanced circular migration pattern in areas stricken by climate change impacts.

Newswise: Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
Released: 30-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
University of Notre Dame

Although other researchers have demonstrated that women who live in extreme environments produce more thyroid hormone to adapt to the cold, the Notre Dame study is the first to hypothesize a link with pregnancy.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Study Highlights Mental Health Risks Facing Healthcare Workers During Pandemic
North Carolina State University

A new study finds U.S. healthcare workers are struggling with a suite of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
American University Survey: Young Black Americans Are Key 2020 Swing Voters
American University

American University’s Black Swing Voter Project released results of a new survey of Black Americans in six battleground states.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Social distancing varies by income in US
University of California, Davis

Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.

Newswise: “America’s Medical School” Dean Arthur L. Kellermann Announces Departure
Released: 29-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
“America’s Medical School” Dean Arthur L. Kellermann Announces Departure
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, the dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine -- “America’s Medical School” -- at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has announced he will leave for a new position at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Massiah Foundation challenge gift to fund UCI chair in Zoroastrian studies
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 29, 2020 – The University of California, Irvine has received a $1.5 million challenge commitment from the Massiah Foundation to establish the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies – the first of its kind in the United States. Additionally, the University of California will support the chair with up to $500,000.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 has historical ties in United States
Iowa State University

Anti-Asian hate crimes during health crises are unfortunately not new, according to a new academic paper examining the history of this phenomenon. The research team, including an Iowa State University criminal justice researcher, looked at how anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic have furthered the historical “othering” of Asian Americans and reproduced inequalities.

Newswise: UIC Library announces the Richard M. Daley Oral History Project
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
UIC Library announces the Richard M. Daley Oral History Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

Consists of 45 interviews including discussions with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Sparking girls’ interest in computing through ‘social wearables’
University of California, Santa Cruz

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz, to develop a summer camp for middle school girls focused on computational technology in a social context involving live action role-playing games.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Negotiating with Your Kids
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The co-author of Negotiating at Home: Essential Steps for Reaching Agreement with Your Kid shares tips for managing tough conversations with children while at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 28-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
CSU Receives Grant to Continue Residency Scholarship for Teachers in High-Need California Schools
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​The California State University (CSU) received a $500,000 grant to continue its CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program. The scholarships will help to lessen student debt for aspiring teachers during these economically challenging times, aiding in the completion of their academic programs and improving new teacher retention. The CSU's teacher preparation program is the largest in the state and among the largest in the nation, producing more than half of California's new teachers.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Startup’s contact tracing tech tracks workplace distancing
Cornell University

A Cornell University-based startup has expanded the features of its platform’s technology to fit the times in which we live, ensuring social distancing in the workplace and enabling companies to bring employees back to work safely amid COVID-19.

Newswise: Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
Released: 28-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
Arizona State University (ASU)

In his latest research, Adam Fine, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, explores how those attitudes diverge by race at a young age, and how a specific community-service partnership program called Team Kids can change youths' views toward police officers. His paper, “Police Legitimacy: Identifying Developmental Trends and Whether Youths' Perceptions Can be Changed,” was published recently in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Owe the IRS? No problem, some Americans say
Ohio State University

A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
EuPhO 2020: Triple gold and more medals for Russian students
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Russian high schoolers earn gold, silver, bronze medals at European Physics Olympiad

Released: 28-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
STEM camps embrace format change to support social distancing
North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR)

The Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduates in Research and Education (NATURE) program is a long-standing signature program for ND EPSCoR. It is a means to grow and diversify the STEM pathway. American Indian students are significantly underrepresented in the STEM ecosystem in ND and throughout the country. ND EPSCoR, in a collaboration with tribal colleges and universities across North Dakota, developed online camps for American Indian undergraduate students to engage in STEM enrichment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August 1, 2014, it has had 3,568 attendees, 3,504 of which were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Stanford GSB Action Plan for Racial Equity
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business today announced its action plan and specific commitments for supporting racial equity. The plan seeks to increase representation of Black Americans and underrepresented minorities at the GSB, improve the community’s sense of inclusion and belonging, use the school’s power and privilege to inspire and enable changes beyond the confines of the campus, and establish structures and resources to ensure accountability for its actions.

Newswise: Rethinking women’s mental health following partner abuse
Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Rethinking women’s mental health following partner abuse
University of South Australia

When one in six Australian women report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence – and one in four report emotional abuse – by a current or previous cohabiting partner since the age of 15, you know there is a problem.

Newswise: Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth
Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:20 PM EDT
Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth
Iowa State University

A "zero bias" or tendency for individuals to select targeted retirement funds ending in zero can affect the amount people contribute to retirement savings and leads to an investment portfolio with an incompatible level of risk, according to new research.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Pilot program would boost skilled immigration, economic growth
Cornell University

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled after successful programs in Canada and Australia. The program is an incremental change with bipartisan support that they say could not only improve a broken system but spark the nation’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Leaving money on the table to stay in the game: New paper squares economic choice with evolutionary survival
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Leaving money on the table to stay in the game: New paper squares economic choice with evolutionary survival
Santa Fe Institute

Unlike businesses or governments, organisms can't go into evolutionary debt -- there is no borrowing one's way back from extinction. This can lead to seemingly irrational economic choices that suddenly make sense when viewed as a multiplicative, evolutionary process.

Newswise: International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
International Year of Sound Events Explore Acoustics from Sounds of the Sacred to Oceanography
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound. The ASA Student Council will host Virtual Student Summer Talks for science students to present their research on topics ranging from acoustical oceanography to speech communication and David Carreon Bradley will discuss how sounds in religious spaces are essential to the worship experience. All events are open to the public, and admission is free.

Newswise: The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amid pressure by the United States, the coronavirus pandemic, and China's crackdown on Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks.

Newswise: Looking back at a historic academic year
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Looking back at a historic academic year
University of Georgia

We take a look back at some key accomplishments from UGA’s most recent academic year, memories that celebrate the courage and determination that helped us persevere through uncertain times.

Newswise: ‘Selfish and Loveless’ Society in Uganda Really Is Not
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
‘Selfish and Loveless’ Society in Uganda Really Is Not
Baylor University

A mountain people in Uganda — branded as selfish and loveless by an anthropologist half a century ago — really is not, according to a study led by a Baylor University anthropologist.

Newswise:Video Embedded men-are-more-likely-than-women-to-endorse-covid-19-conspiracy-theories
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Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Men are more likely than women to endorse COVID-19 conspiracy theories
University of Delaware

In a new study, men were more likely than women to endorse conspiracy theories connected to COVID-19. This important research will help debunk potentially dangerous falsehoods regarding the pandemic and enhance public health practices.

24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Existing Evidence Suggests Face Coverings Do Not Lead to False Sense of Security
University of Cambridge

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to increase the risk of infection through wearers foregoing other behaviours such as good hand hygiene, say researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Sci-fi foretold social media, Uber and Augmented Reality, offers insights into the future
Lancaster University

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer patterns.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
China 2050: How the US should prepare for an ascendant China -- RAND Report
RAND Corporation

The United States should prepare for a triumphant or ascending People's Republic of China - scenarios that not only align with current PRC national development trends but also represent the most challenging future scenarios for the U.S. military, according to a new RAND Corporation report that examines China's grand strategy out to 2050.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
America’s Preschoolers Lose Important Learning Opportunities Due to Pandemic, Raising Concerns for the Future
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

America’s preschools schools failed to provide students adequate support after shutting down in-person instruction in March due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a nationwide survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Global Trade During COVID-19 and the WTO Response: July 27 Webinar
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts representing Maryland Smith and the World Trade Organization will discuss COVID-19’s impact on global trade, the WTO response and implications for the future of trade.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Seven Myths About Sunglasses That Could Damage Your Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is working to debunk common myths about sunglasses and offer tips to promote smart eye health choices.

Newswise: UIC researchers to lead Illinois science assessment partnership
Released: 23-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
UIC researchers to lead Illinois science assessment partnership
University of Illinois at Chicago

The educators will develop clusters of items to be used on the Illinois Science Assessment, or ISA, the state’s annual science test administered to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Reexamining the history of slavery through 23andMe African ancestry data
Cell Press

The effects of the forced deportation of over 10 million African people during the transatlantic slave trade remain entrenched in the DNA of people from North, Central, and South America as well as the Caribbean.

Newswise: UA Little Rock receives nearly $450,000 to develop deep learning methods to identify cells that advance complex diseases
Released: 23-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives nearly $450,000 to develop deep learning methods to identify cells that advance complex diseases
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received a $443,854 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop unique deep learning methods to identify key cell networks in complex diseases. Dr. Mary Yang, professor of information science and director of the Midsouth Bioinformatics Center at UA Little Rock, will conduct research that will help doctors and scientists further understand how complex diseases evolve and develop in the body as well as how to identify effective drug targets.


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