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Friday, February 17, 2017

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New UAB Program Offers Special Needs Training Online for Law Enforcement

REACT is a unique public-private partnership created to align law enforcement and special needs communities to improve safety.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2017 at 05:00 ET

Former Diplomat Discusses Michael Flynn Resignation

U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned this week amid growing concerns over the ties between the Trump administration and Russian officials

– University of Michigan

Why Trump Should Tie Free Trade Agreements to Economic Equality

Citizens who have rejected the idea that free trade is always in their best interest might change their minds if free trade agreements included provisions to address economic inequality, according to a Vanderbilt University researcher.

– Vanderbilt University

Medicaid Expansion Possibly Reduced 'Medical Divorces,' Economists Find

In the paper distributed this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Kansas researchers found states that did expand Medicaid under the 2010 Affordable Care Act experienced a 5.6 percent decrease in the prevalence of divorce...

– University of Kansas

NBER Working Paper

How Public Organizations Can Manage Dissent to Avoid Possible Leaks, 'Guerrilla Government'

A University of Kansas researcher, who has extensively studied how public organizations manage dissent, predicts the Trump administration's limits on federal agencies communicating to the public will likely lead to more instances of "guerilla governm...

– University of Kansas

American Political Science Association

School Vouchers Bring More Money to Catholic Schools — but at a Cost, Study Finds

The University of Notre Dame study found that voucher expansion caused significant declines in church donations and church spending on non-educational religious activities.

– University of Notre Dame

National Bureau of Economic Research

How Polarization Snowballs Through Legislatures

How did politics get so polarized? Too many safe seats, partisan voters and 'wave' elections.

– Vanderbilt University

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Policy and Public Affairs

Northwestern Joins Leading Research Universities in Amicus Brief

Northwestern University has joined with 16 other leading research universities to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in a lawsuit opposing the executive order on immigration issued recently by Presi...

– Northwestern University

Expert Pitch

Virginia Tech Experts Able to Comment on National Security Council Changes

– Virginia Tech

WashU Expert: Repeal of Johnson Amendment Should Be Concern for Religious Groups

– Washington University in St. Louis

Eliminating EPA "Crazy and Irresponsible" According to Cal State Channel Islands Environmental Science Expert

– California State University, Channel Islands

Puzder's Withdrawal Shows Power of Progressive Advocates

– Cornell University

#UCIrvine Offers Experts on All Things Trump

– University of California, Irvine

Trump, Netanyahu: Two Leaders on Shaky Domestic Ground

– Cornell University

Flynn Proof Trump Must Choose Merit Over Loyalty

– Cornell University

Expanding Legal Definition Likely to Increase Deportations, Detentions, Migration Scholar Says

– University of Kansas

Affordable Care Act Repeal Threatens Access to Preventive Care

– Cornell University





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