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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Taxes May Have Worsened Pre-Recession Housing Bubble

A new UT Dallas study found that property taxes may have exacerbated the housing bubble that began in the early 2000s and led to the Great Recession.

– University of Texas at Dallas

UD Poll Finds Clinton Outpacing Trump, 46-42

A new University of Delaware survey finds that 46% of registered voters would vote for Hillary Clinton and 42% would vote for Donald Trump, if the presidential election were being held today. Almost half of all respondents (47%) say they feel “disgusted” about the Republican Party’s nomination of Trump.

– University of Delaware

From Policies Espoused by Trump to Brexit, Is Globalization Dying?

Rising political polarization, incivility and violence have led many people to ask, “What on earth is going on in America?” In the keynote address at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention, renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, PhD, will talk about how recent trends – including the growth of right-wing populist movements, the decline of trust in institutions and the increasingly divisive role of immigration in America and Europe – can be understood by drawing on psychology and other social sciences. Haidt will discuss how these trends threaten liberal democracies and will explain how the 21st century should be the century of social science.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Expert Comment Available on the Quest of Women for American Presidency

As the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available for comment on Clinton’s quest for the presidency and can talk about how her campaign is part a longer journey for women in the United States to break "The Highest Glass Ceiling".

Expert(s) available

– University of New Hampshire

UT Austin Website Promotes Transparency on Deaths in Texas State Custody

A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed to provide transparency of the state’s justice system and inform public policy.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Party Unity and the Ins-and-Outs of the Democratic National Convention: Researchers Available to Discuss

– Georgia State University

DNC Begins, Kaine Chosen for VP, DWS Steps Down: GW Experts Available

– George Washington University

Presidential Victory: Clinton’s Top 5

– Iowa State University

The appeal of Republic presidential nominee Donald Trump's "straight talk" style and social political movements expert

– Tufts University

Tim Kaine’s Reputation Helps Clinton with Image Restoration According to Virginia Tech’s Bob Denton

– Virginia Tech

Twitter Verdict - Trump Full of Sound and Fury, Influencing No One

– Cornell University

Dr Russell Bentley Is Available to Discuss DNC and Other Aspects of the US Presidential Election & Campaign From Outside of the USA

– University of Southampton

Bill Rosenberg, PhD, poli sci prof. is available to discuss DNC on a large scale: expert on presidential elections, presidency & campaigns

– Drexel University

Michelle Obama’s and Bernie Sanders’ Speeches Helped to Change Tone of Democratic National Convention, Researcher Says

– Georgia State University

A Presidential Candidate's Gender Isn't Important to Today's Voters. But Women Vote More Than Men, and Women Tend to Vote for Democrats.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Expert on Hillary Clinton, Female Politicians, National and Ohio Elections

– Case Western Reserve University

Campaign/Politics Experts Available at Texas A&M

– Texas A&M University

There Is Still Time to Save Democracy in Turkey, Expert Says.

– Ohio State University

Clinton Must Overcome First Impressions to Win Voters

– Cornell University

Elections and Politics Expert at Cal State LA

– California State University, Los Angeles

Philadelphia Political Experts Available to Comment on DNCC and 2016 Campaign Topics

– Saint Joseph's University

Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.

– DePaul University

Mapping the Law: New Website Created by Utah Man Aims to Connect Underserved Communities to Legal Resources

New Wikipedia-like web site created by University of Utah alumnus aims to better connect legal resources to those who need it —while also giving law students around the country a fresh way to improve their legal research and writing skills in the classroom.

– University of Utah

Fixing Police-Community Relations: Virginia Tech’s Scott Geller Calls on Law Enforcement to be “Positive, Proactive Agents of Change”

– Virginia Tech





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