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Newswise: When it comes to longevity, any exercise is good exercise
Released: 17-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
When it comes to longevity, any exercise is good exercise
Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU sociologist finds team-oriented exercises benefit us socially and can also increase life span

Newswise: Faculty Receive Grant to Examine the Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 Public Health Policies in Uganda
Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Faculty Receive Grant to Examine the Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 Public Health Policies in Uganda
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers faculty receive grant to study how COVID-19 policies affect health care utilization, food security, and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Newswise: Faculty Receive Grant to Explore the Impact of COVID-19 on People Living with HIV
Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Faculty Receive Grant to Explore the Impact of COVID-19 on People Living with HIV
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers faculty receive grant to study how the current pandemic impacts people living with HIV, who may be at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to the general population.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Sociologists Available to Discuss Schools Reopening During a Pandemic
American Sociological Association (ASA)

As school districts grapple with how to plan for the start of the 2020 school year, parents, teachers, and administrators are divided on the best approach. Sociologists study education, families, inequality, access, and a number of other issues related to schools reopening.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Does the Federal Government’s “Naming and Shaming” of Colleges with Large Tuition Increases Make a Difference?
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

A study published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis today found that the U.S. Department of Education’s “naming and shaming” of colleges with large tuition increases does not affect institutional pricing policies or students’ enrollment decisions.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Why governments have the right to require masks in public
Ohio State University

Requirements for consumers to wear masks at public places like retail stores and restaurants are very similar to smoking bans, according to three university experts. In a paper published today (July 16, 2020) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the professors say mask requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19 should be considered “fundamental occupational health protections” for workers at stores, restaurants and other public places.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Reaches Major Milestone and Operates as Independent School
Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Reaches Major Milestone and Operates as Independent School
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has been established as an independent medical school. This is a major milestone for the three-year-old school that offers a three-year path to residency, partners students with underserved communities and strives to keep more physicians in New Jersey.

Newswise: Tufts awards seed funding for work in prevention and treatment of opioid addiction
Released: 16-Jul-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Tufts awards seed funding for work in prevention and treatment of opioid addiction
Tufts University

Tufts awards seed funding to 8 projects that seek to address the complex individual & community challenges wrought by the opioid epidemic. The inaugural awards of the Tufts Initiative on Substance Use and Addiction demonstrate a multidisciplinary drive to address this pressing public health crisis.

Newswise: Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
University of Notre Dame

To get a clearer picture of people’s mobility in the U.S. during the lockdown period, Notre Dame researchers gathered and analyzed all U.S. coronavirus-related state and local orders and compared them with geolocation data collected across 40 million cellular devices that have opted-in to location sharing services.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Publicizing Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Causes Emotional Trauma, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers study finds majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Rewriting history: New evidence challenges Euro-centric narrative of early colonization
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in southeastern U.S. and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
COVID-19 Travel Patterns in New Jersey
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

At the height of the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, travel to more than 150,000 points of interest throughout New Jersey, including retail, health care, food stores and other essential and non-essential establishments decreased up to 80 percent compared to the first week of March when the state was still opened, according to a Rutgers report.

Newswise: About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Released: 15-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Deaths from COVID-19 will have a ripple effect causing impacts on the mental health and health of surviving family members. But the extent of that impact has been hard to assess until now. Every death from COVID-19 will impact approximately nine surviving family members, according to a study.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
'Celestial Sleuth' sheds new light on Vermeer's masterpiece, 'View of Delft'
Texas State University

Johannes Vermeer is one of the most celebrated artists of the 17th century's Dutch Golden Age period.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Extinction Rebellion's activists more likely to be new to protesting, study shows
University of Exeter

Ten per cent of those who took part in the group's protests in April 2019 were first-time demonstrators, twice the proportion of "novices" at climate marches a decade before.

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Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Global sentiments towards COVID-19 shifts from fear to anger
Nanyang Technological University

The fear that people developed at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has given way to anger over the course of the pandemic, a study of global sentiments led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.

Newswise: National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT
National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
University of Notre Dame

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, “How Americans Understand Abortion” is the largest known in-depth interview study of American attitudes on abortion.

14-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Online archive explores non-European contributions to Victorian exploration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has launched a new digital humanities site to provide access to long-neglected materials relating to people like Jacob Wainwright, a member of the Yao ethnic group in east Africa, who worked with famed explorer David Livingstone.

Newswise: University of Adelaide appoints its 17th Chancellor
Released: 15-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Adelaide appoints its 17th Chancellor
University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide Council has announced the appointment of former Federal Court Judge, The Honourable Catherine Branson AC QC, as its 17th Chancellor.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
In the sharing economy, consumers see themselves as helpers
Ohio State University

Whether you use a taxi or a rideshare app like Uber, you’re still going to get a driver who will take you to your destination. But consumers view an employee of a taxi company differently from an independent driver picking up riders via an app.

Newswise: Does Remote Instruction Make Cheating Easier?
Released: 14-Jul-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Does Remote Instruction Make Cheating Easier?
University of California San Diego

Today, colleges across the nation are making critical decisions for the coming academic year. For some, all courses will be online; for others, the decision may be to have some classes offered in person, and the rest conducted in remote or hybrid formats. Higher education is embracing virtual learning in what could become the norm in a post-pandemic future—leading to the question: Does remote instruction and cheating go hand in hand?

Released: 14-Jul-2020 6:20 PM EDT
What Numbers Can—and Can’t—Tell Us About the Pandemic
New York University

Andrew Gordon Wilson and Jonathan Niles-Weed, assistant professors at NYU’s Center for Data Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, outline some principles to keep in mind when evaluating COVID-19-related figures cited in the news.

Newswise: Cornell College to welcome students back Block 1
Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Cornell College to welcome students back Block 1
Cornell College

Cornell College will welcome students to campus as it reopens for the fall 2020 semester with classes beginning Aug. 24 for Block 1.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
For every COVID-19 death, 9 close family members are left to grieve
University of Southern California (USC)

A new analysis finds more than one million Americans have been swept up in the tidal wave of grief resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
FSU institute's new online exhibit explores lives of women during World War II
Florida State University

A new online exhibit from Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience highlights the lives of American women during the war.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Domestic violence increased in the great recession
University of California, Davis

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, suggest University of California, Davis, researchers.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
eCornell gives high school students in underserved communities an analytic edge
Cornell University

A collaboration between eCornell and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab is giving high school students in underserved communities the opportunity to develop skills in business analytics while gaining the confidence to recognize they can excel in college.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
HU Esports team advances to National Championship
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University's varsity Esports Team, The STORM, goes for back-to-back national championships. Despite COVID-19 and practicing apart, team has emerged stronger.

Newswise: Black and Latinx Girls Inc. of NYC high school girls to learn cybersecurity skills at NYU Tandon
Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Black and Latinx Girls Inc. of NYC high school girls to learn cybersecurity skills at NYU Tandon
New York University

The K12 Center for STEM Education at NYU Tandon is partnering with Girls, Inc. of NYC (GINYC) to support the participation of additional Black and Latinx H.S. girls from GINYC programs in the Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) summer program at NYU Tandon.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Correlations identified between insurance coverage and states’ voting patterns
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland – Researchers at Case Western Reserve University reviewed national data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found associations between states’ voting patterns in the 2016 presidential elections and decreases in the number of adults 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals
University of York

A range of video game practices have potentially dangerous links to problem gambling, a study has revealed.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
AMIGOS and Tufts University launch virtual gap semester
Tufts University

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) and Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life are proud to announce a new virtual gap experience for high school graduates: the Civic Action Gap Semester.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
SLU’s Accelerating Excellence Fundraising Campaign Reaches Milestone
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has reached another milestone in its $500 million Accelerating Excellence fundraising campaign. The University has announced that, with the close of fiscal year 2020, it has raised more than $400 million of the historic effort’s $500 million goal.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic could be learning opportunity for middle-grade students
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Educators could use the COVID-19 outbreak to help middle-schoolers better understand the world, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Study shows humans are optimists for most of life
Michigan State University

Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when, as well as how major life events affect how optimistic they are about the future.

Newswise: From Nashville to New Hampshire, PPPL’s student interns do research, attend classes and socialize from their home computers
Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
From Nashville to New Hampshire, PPPL’s student interns do research, attend classes and socialize from their home computers
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's internship program this summer has gone virtual with 47 interns working on research projects from home.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging
University of Bath

The introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK, combined with stricter taxation measures on cheaper cigarettes, has led to a significant fall in sales for cigarettes, according to new analysis from researchers at the University of Bath.

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Released: 13-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes
Michigan State University

International trade wins and losses don't just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation's environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
San Francisco State University

Ever wonder how some leaders in business or politics who appear selfish, manipulative and domineering still manage to amass a following?


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