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Tending to Young Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Charis Wahman, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education, shares four research-based strategies to provide common school supports at home. COVID-19…

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Understanding How Your Work Environment Can Change Your Pandemic Attitude

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Americans and people around the world to feel increased stress, uncertainty and anxiousness – which is affecting how they live and work….

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The Truth Behind Fake News and Politics on Social Media

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Fake news, hate speech and misinformation is creeping through all social media platforms. With more and more people relying on social media for as a source for news,…

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Ask The Expert: How Can Employees Care for Their Mental Health While Working from Home?

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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When an employee spends hours on a video call, isn’t physically comfortable and doesn’t leave the “office” at the end of the day, it can take a toll…

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Ask The Expert: What Is Contact Tracing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in…

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Ask te Expert: What Happens If POTUS and VPOTUS Catch COVID-19 at the Same Time?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brian Kalt, professor of law and an expert in constitutional law of the presidency, answers questions about what would happen if the president and vice president of the United…

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Ask the Expert: Sleep and Stress During a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020

Stress — and how it affects sleep cycles — is taking its toll during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Not everyone has the early morning wake-up calls to get…

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What Does Isolation Mean in the Age of the Internet?

Sunday, May 17, 2020
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As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. But what does this…

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There’s an Unconscious Bias in Virtual Meetings: How You Can Avoid It

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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While employees use videoconferencing now more than ever, there’s an issue happening beneath the surface with platforms like Zoom, Teams and Skype beyond stress and mental health that’s…

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Ask the Expert: Should We Fear a Food Shortage?

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Trey Malone, assistant professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, answers questions about the report of meat shortages as a result of…

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