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Released: 3-Apr-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Maryland Smith Waives GRE/GMAT for Fall Enrollment
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has implemented a GMAT/GRE waiver process for full-time MBA applications for fall 2020.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Could Intermittent Lockdown Save Us - and the Economy - From the Coronavirus?
Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute scientists present a mathematical model for an exit strategy: how to restart the economy after the crisis

Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
New economic tool breaks down COVID-19 vulnerability on the service industry state
Wichita State University

The novel Coronavirus has likely created an indelible mark on the global economy. But understanding how it has affected industries and occupations remains somewhat elusive, although more clarity is revealed daily, according to Jeremy Hill, director of Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR).

Released: 1-Apr-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part I
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny infectious particle has triggered. In unprecedented times, what can you do to lead mindfully through it? In this series, Lili Powell introduces a Leading Mindfully strategy: “see it, name it, tame it and reclaim it.”

Released: 1-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
How to Leverage Virtual Technologies at a Time of Physical Distancing
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Humanity is a social species — yet the coronavirus pandemic requires that we reduce physical contact. Here are actionable suggestions for effective interactions to help balance efficiency and connectedness, as modern technology helps us move our interactions to the virtual world and avoid significant social isolation.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT
What Leaders Need Now More Than Ever: A ‘Team of Rivals’
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Churchill and Lincoln deliberately solicited the opinions of those who were willing to challenge them. Leaders may be best advised to evaluate where loyalty lies: the leader’s self-interest or the organization’s mission? Professor Detert discusses courageous leadership — necessary to get us through COVID-19.

Newswise: After a flood of Covid-19 messaging, here’s what brands should do now
Released: 1-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT
After a flood of Covid-19 messaging, here’s what brands should do now
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

As the Covid-19 crisis set in, consumer brands rushed to inboxes with statements about store closings, tips for staying healthy and expressions of “We’re all in this together!” solidarity. But now, the messaging should shift to reflect how companies are helping communities, medical professionals and others.

Newswise: “Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT
“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, said the just-passed Phase Three package should be sufficient to stabilize the economy and emphasized the need for Phase Four, which he said “will bring some stimulus to aggregate demand if there is a government infrastructure program put in place.”

Released: 31-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Can Help Some Businesses But May Not Work For Others
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.

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Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
New Yorkers think feds not doing enough for the city and state
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

A majority (56%) of New York City residents did not think the assistance provided by the federal government for NYC and the state as a whole is sufficient to manage the current coronavirus crisis.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Medical manufacturers with female directors act more quickly and frequently on product recalls
Indiana University

Medical product companies, such as those that make pharmaceuticals and medical devices, make recall decisions quite differently as women are added to their board of directors, according to a new study by professors at four universities, including Indiana University.

30-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT
New Report Explores Fiscal Issues Related to NYC Teachers Retirement System
New York University

Report looks at New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, the second largest of New York City’s five major employee pension plans.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Expert Discusses Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture
Texas Tech University

Darren Hudson says the supply chain for the U.S. is in good shape, and food supply is ample to handle a short-term shutdown.

Newswise: In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks
Released: 30-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks
University of Colorado Boulder

A new analysis of more than 2,500 fake ads posted by the Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, shows fear and anger work remarkably well to draw clicks. With the 2020 election approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, the trolls are at it again, the researches say.

26-Mar-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Mandatory Building Energy Audits Alone Do Not Overcome Barriers to Energy Efficiency, NYU Researchers Conclude
New York University

The pioneering requirement may be insufficient to incentivize significant reductions in energy use by owners of residential and office buildings, according to the study.

Newswise: Property under fire: tenants, property owners 
and older Australians bear the brunt of Covid-19
Released: 30-Mar-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Property under fire: tenants, property owners and older Australians bear the brunt of Covid-19
University of South Australia

Property experts at the University of South Australia are urging the government to implement immediate rental subsidies for tenants as financial hardships continue to wreak havoc for property owners and older Australians.

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Released: 30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Female directors are quicker to recall dangerous medical products, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Some 4,500 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs and devices are pulled from shelves annually — decisions greatly influenced by the presence of women on a firm’s board, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: 5 tips for business survival in pandemic
Released: 28-Mar-2020 1:00 AM EDT
5 tips for business survival in pandemic
University of South Australia

As CEOs and executives struggle to deal with the fallout from Covid-19, internationally renowned business growth expert, UniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews is encouraging companies to step back and carefully assess their business before making any radical decisions about their future.

Newswise: Kelley School initiative sparks ideas from around world to address problems from coronavirus
Released: 27-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Kelley School initiative sparks ideas from around world to address problems from coronavirus
Indiana University

Among the millions of Americans working from home, a group of Indiana University Kelley School of Business professors created a worldwide movement to seek solutions for problems arising from the novel coronavirus. Their "Idea Sprint Weekend Against COVID-19" initiative was organized in just three days and led to the development of several new social initiatives addressing issues related to the COVID-19 crisis, including a shortage of surgical masks, grocery stockouts, displaced workers and online educational challenges that students are facing across the country.

Released: 27-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Even $2 trillion may not be enough: Scholars weigh in on stimulus package, unemployment benefits, small business & industry loans, & individual checks
Washington University in St. Louis

The $2 trillion plan to prop up a pandemic-reeling United States, amid the news that there were 3.3 million unemployment claims lodged in the previous week, is expected to pass the House on March 27.Is it a Band-Aid or sufficient to heal what ails America’s economy?“We do not have this (COVID-19 outbreak) under control, and until we do, even $2 trillion may not be a big enough bailout,” said Anne Marie Knott, the Robert and Barbara Frick Professor of Business at Washington University in St.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020
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COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT
UNH Experts Available To Discuss Coronavirus Stimulus Package Impact
University of New Hampshire

As the coronavirus forces cities and states to close down for business and restricts people to stay safely at home, thousands of small businesses and even more employees are grappling with how to pay bills. Michelline Dufort, director of the Center for Family Enterprise and Daniel Innis, professor of marketing and hospitality management, both at the University of New Hampshire, are available to discuss how the largest emergency stimulus package in U.S. history will help struggling families and hard hit businesses, and if it will really help.

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Released: 25-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Stanford Economics & Finance Professors Speak Out on Impact of Congress' Coronavirus Relief Bill
Newswise

"Congress must bail out people before large corporations," says a growing list of leading economists and finance professors from major universities around the country. The authors and representatives of the signers will discuss what’s at stake in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, and answer questions about what it does--and will not do--to keep the nation's economy out of recession.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Research Shows Happy Workplace, Mood Drives Employee Charitable Giving
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

As companies increasingly prioritize charitable spending and promote employee-directed giving, new research finds employee moods have a lot to do with the effectiveness of an organization's philanthropic efforts.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT
The Coronavirus: Communicating With Virtual Teams
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the number of teams working virtually. Here: tips for leaders of virtual teams on how to communicate expectations clearly, choosing the appropriate communication style and supporting a team from afar.


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