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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Cynical Social Media Voices Can Erode Trust in News Media

Amid rising concerns about low public trust in mainstream media institutions, a Rutgers study found that real-life and online social interactions can strongly influence a person’s trust in newspaper, TV and online journalism – but when it comes t...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Communication, Volume 69, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages 544–56


UAlbany Researcher Finds Link Between Opioid Misuse and Depression in Teen Girls

Keith Chan of UAlbany's School of Social Welfare, found that among girls ages 12-17, the misuse of opioids greatly increases the chance of having a major depressive episode.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Oct. 2019

Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California.

– University of Eastern Finland

Tourism Review

Law and Public Policy


Beyond borders

Geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Geographical Review


Study analyzed tax treaties to assess effect of offshoring on domestic employment

The practice of offshoring--moving some of a company's manufacturing or services overseas to take advantage of lower costs--is on the rise and is a source of ongoing debate.

– Carnegie Mellon University

Review of Economics and Statistics


McCabe article analyzes EPA’s weakening of air pollution rules for industry

In a new article published by Harvard Law School, Janet McCabe, director of the Environmental Resilience Institute, details how the Trump Administration is weakening one of the long-established cornerstones of the Clean Air Act to appease industry at...

– Indiana University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Senate Committee Passes Bill Designed to Keep Americans Informed, Healthy

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today passed a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. Senate Bill 1608 would require updating the Physical Activity Guidelines for American...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

1608, the Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act

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Rutgers Researcher Elected Fellow of Social Work Honor Society

Kathleen J. Pottick, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, a core faculty member at Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) and professor in the School of Social Work, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Acade...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

By banning political ads, Twitter admits unique threat of social media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday the company will stop accepting political ads starting Nov. 22, a decision that comes amid intense scrutiny of social media companies’ handling of such ads.

– Cornell University

Jay Golden named 14th President of Wichita State University

Wichita State University’s new President, Jay Golden, is a leading researcher in environmental sustainability and an advocate for applied learning and economic development. Golden will become Wichita State’s 14th President in January 2020 duri...

– Wichita State University

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Flood requiem makes U.S. premiere at Cornell College

As Iowa and other areas of the country continue their long-term recovery from major floods, Cornell College will present an artistic response with the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga’s “The Flood, Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov...

– Cornell College





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