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13-Feb-2020


Exhibit sheds light on railways’ discriminatory history

The American rail system has connected people and places across the nation, but its early history is marked by division and violence.

– Cornell University

“The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry,”

Social and Behavioral Sciences

17-Feb-2020


Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school

Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child’s school compared with higher income peers, a ne...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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13-Feb-2020


Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers

Blind and low-vision Shockers and campus visitors now have a high-tech option for free visual aid on campus offered through an Aira Access agreement with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services.

– Wichita State University

Education

17-Feb-2020


Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer

As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the race to electrify the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.

– University of Warwick


University of Redlands educator works with APA advocacy board to preserve program targeted by White House budget proposal

She was the first Japanese national to receive a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Now 20 years into her career as a female educator of color and as associate dean in the Uni...

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– University of Redlands

14-Feb-2020


Mother Nature: reshaping modern play spaces for children’s health

A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children’s play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children’s physical, social and emotional development. ...

– University of South Australia

PLOS One


Student Voters' Choice: Increasing Access for Civic Engagement

​College students across California will have greater access to a vital civic duty, thanks to the placement of multi-day voting centers on campuses in participating counties.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

13-Feb-2020


University Student Fulfills Childhood Dream with White House Internship

Emily Novotny ’20, who is now an Augustana University alumna, says her dreams have come true. The government/international affairs and communications double major landed a highly coveted internship at the White House in the fall of 2019 through the...

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Law and Public Policy

14-Feb-2020


CFR-UTSA Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

How should the United States manage relations with Iran? How will the trade war with China affect the U.S. and global economies? Will the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement benefit American workers? What can be done to improve the situation in...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR-UTSA U.S. Foreign Policy Forum, Election 2020 Series, CFR.org, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

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13-Feb-2020


Face-to-face contact with police builds trust in fledgling states

– Cornell University

American Political Science Review


Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

– University of Washington

Journal of Emergency Management


Expert Calls on World Leaders to Use Global Summit to Make Roads Safer Worldwide

A commentary published Feb. 13 in The Lancet calls on government officials attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit for Road Safety in Sweden to examine whether current actions to make roadways safer worldwide work.

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– George Washington University

The Lancet

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Rebecca Lyons named University of Redlands Professor of the Year

The University of Redlands Mortar Board Honor Society has named Rebecca Lyons as Professor of the Year. Lyons, a chemistry professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been teaching at the University of Redlands for nine years.

– University of Redlands


UCI Esports receives $50,000 gift from top video game streamer Pokimane

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 — Popular gaming personality Pokimane has donated $50,000 to the University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program. An initial $25,000 gift this year will be combined with the remaining $...

– University of California, Irvine

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