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Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss Race, Political Movements, Inequality

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Sociologists Present Research on Gender, Drug Use, Suicide and Religion

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Faculty members and graduate students from Indiana University Bloomington presented research findings this week at the 112th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, a four-day meeting in Montreal.

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Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm, Study Finds

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. While perpetrators of cyberbullying are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers say.

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Florida Flood Risk Study Identifies Priorities for Property Buyouts

A study of flood damage in Florida by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions.

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USC Annenberg Announces 2017-18 Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellow

Brit Wigintton has been named the 2017–18 recipient of the Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellowship at USC Annenberg.

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UIC Urban Forum to Examine Influence, Future of Infrastructure

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The University of Illinois at Chicago's 2017 Urban Forum brings together policymakers, civic leaders, researchers and journalists to discuss public infrastructure projects where people work and play, and to make well-designed urban plans that connect them.

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WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi flag

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In the wake of the Aug. 12 confrontations between protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, some progressives are calling for legal restrictions on the display of the Nazi flag. These arguments are entirely understandable, but they often misapply existing First Amendment law, and they suppress free speech values that progressives — more than anyone else — should want to defend, says a Constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

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Georgia State University Introduces eSports Programs

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Georgia State University has introduced programs for students interested in eSports, organized multiplayer video game competitions among players that are often broadcast, and which have spurred the development of collegiate teams at institutions across the United States.

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UNLV Sociology Expert Robert Futrell Available for Interviews About the Rise of Hate Groups

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HHMI Awards 39 Gilliam Fellowships to Support Diversity in Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.







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