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The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

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As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to predict the winning party in the next 62 presidential elections through the year 2264 than to pick all 63 games correctly in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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Rowan University NSF Grant Supports Students’ Physics Research in Singapore

Five physics students from four regional universities will spend 10 weeks in Singapore this summer through a program coordinated by Dr. Michael Lim, a professor of physics at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Using Twitter May Increase Food-Poisoning Reporting

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. citizens gets food poisoning every year, but very few report it. Twitter communications between the public and the proper government authorities could improve foodborne illness reporting as well as the steps that follow, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Houston Chronicle Reporter Brian M. Rosenthal Wins USC Annenberg’s 2017 Selden Ring Award

Brian M. Rosenthal of the Houston Chronicle has won the 2017 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for his seven-part series revealing that Texas state educators systematically denied special education services to hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities.

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Senator Russ Feingold to Discuss US Elections at American University

As part of the Dean’s Discussions Series at American University’s School of International Service, Former United States Senator of Wisconsin Russ Feingold – and now a distinguished executive in residence at SIS -- and James Goldgeier, dean of SIS, will discuss a wide range of issue relating to American political campaigns, federal elections, the Supreme Court, and the dangerous role of corporate and private money in politics.

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What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk

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Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Texas A&M researchers are trying to figure out why—and what they can do to help.

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Lack of Training Contributes to Burnout, Survey of Preschool Teachers Finds

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Studies have shown that early childhood education programs can have a positive impact on a child’s success later in life. However, the annual turnover rate nationally for teachers of preschool-age children is approximately 30 percent. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have surveyed early childhood teachers and identified factors that may lead to stress and burnout.

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Desks Join the Internet of Things

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The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are enormous, and one benefit may be improving our health.

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Revocation of Obama-Era Guidelines on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools: Expert Available for Comment

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Virginia Cyber Range Names Amazon Web Services as Preferred Partner

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AWS will join the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support scalable cloud infrastructure and collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations.

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Democracies’ Track Record in Addressing Inequality Is Thin, Political Scientists Conclude

Democratic government has historically had little impact on wealth inequality, NYU’s David Stasavage and Stanford’s Kenneth Scheve conclude in a new analysis.

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With Scholars’ Mine, Over 1 Million Served Globally

Somewhere on the lower west side of Chicago, an internet user seeking information about photografting – a technique for attaching polymers to surfaces – struck gold with a visit to Scholars’ Mine (http://scholarsmine.mst.edu), Missouri University of Science and Technology’s online repository of research papers, creative works and other documents.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.

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Federal Judge to Speak to Northwestern Law Community

The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the 
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 will visit Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as the Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar.He will participate in a moderated conversation with Northwestern Law Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Lincoln Hall, 357 E.

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MTSU on the Record’ Examines U.S.-Russia Relations in Trump Era

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With questions continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump administration is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

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The NEH Is Vitally Important to Americans in Every City, Suburb and Rural Community

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