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WFU Researchers Studying Effects of Watching Videos of Police Violence on Young Black People

Researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching high-profile videos of police violence on social media.

– Wake Forest University

FAU National Index Shows Hispanics Optimistic About Economy While Showing Growing Disfavor for Trump

Hispanics in the U.S. are more optimistic about their financial situation as well as the U.S. economy as a whole but their dissatisfaction for U.S. President Donald Trump continues to increase, according to a new national consumer sentiment index con...

– Florida Atlantic University

Automated Security Kiosk Could Alleviate Travel, Border Woes

An automated screening kiosk developed by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher could alleviate concerns about safety and wait time at U.S. airports and border crossings.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Journal of Management Information Systems

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The Uni...

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– Washington University in St. Louis

Handcuffing the Cops

New research from two University of Utah professors asserts 1966 U.S. Supreme Court decision that led to the creation of Miranda rights may today impede law enforcement’s ability to solve crimes.

– University of Utah

Analysis of Hospital Readmissions of All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High Risk Groups

First-of-its-kind study looks beyond Medicare readmission rates to determine causes of short-term readmissions of patients across the spectrum of age and insurance types. While Medicare patients account for more than half of all readmissions, readmi...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Policy and Public Affairs

Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty

Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nat...

– Baylor University


UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute Launches Initiatives to Combat Cyber Threats

New initiatives from the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine will help combat one of our greatest security challenges: vulnerabilities and attacks in cyberspace.

– University of California, Irvine

Expert Pitch

Former Mediator Between Chávez, Venezuelan Opposition, Available to Discuss Upcoming Venezuelan Elections Amid Crisis

– Georgia State University

WashU Expert: K-12 School Policies on African American Hair Are Discriminatory

– Washington University in St. Louis

Latest GOP Health Care Bill: Ask Docs, Policy Wonks and Law Profs

– Northwestern University

Russia and U.S.: It’s Complicated, Political Strategist Weighs In

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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