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Washu Expert: Supreme Court to Decide if Lawyer Can Override Client’s Wishes

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term whether a defense lawyer may admit a client’s guilt against the client’s wishes, and it is unlikely that the court will rule against the client, said a criminal law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.The court is hearing the case of McCoy v. Louisiana, in which Larry English, the trial lawyer of Louisiana death-row inmate Robert McCoy, said the evidence against McCoy was overwhelming and the only way to keep McCoy off death row was to admit his guilt and beg for leniency.

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Black History Month at UIC

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The theme for UIC’s Black History Month 2018 is “Blacknificent” and features a keynote conversation with actress Yara Shahidi.

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Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

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A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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American University, Sylvia M. Burwell, Traevena Byrd, general counsel

American University Appoints Traevena Byrd as General Counsel

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American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today she has appointed Traevena Byrd as vice president and general counsel, effective April 9, 2018.

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The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

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In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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UA Little Rock Team Attends Global Clinton Initiative University

Three University of Arkansas at Little Rock students attended the Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 13-15 at Northeastern University in Boston to discuss their design of a water pump to provide clean drinking water to a rural village in Haiti.

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Media Invited to Register for 2018 Annual Meeting of Education Researchers

The American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research.

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Chinese New Year Expert Discusses the Festival's Sights, Symbols, Foods and Rituals

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Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Right Answer to Wrong Question,' Says University of Washington Professor Justin Marlowe

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Expert Available to Comment on Olympic Athletes' Psyches Impact Performance

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