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Expert Sees Threats of Increased Military Conflict in Syria

Once a point of potential cooperation in the early days of the Trump administration, Syria is now an area of possible increased military conflict as the interests of the U.S. and Russia diverge in the Middle East, a West Virginia University expert sa...

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– West Virginia University

WVU Expert: Ryan’s Decision to Retire Is Calculated

Paul Ryan’s decision to retire is likely rooted in fears that he could lose his seat in the upcoming election, that the GOP could lose the majority—or both, according to one West Virginia University expert. American politics expert Jason MacDonal...

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– West Virginia University

The Passion of Politics

A scholarship gift from West Virginia University alumni will support political science undergraduate students.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Northwestern Professor Available on Escalating Rhetoric Regarding Attacks on Syria

– Northwestern University

“I Truly Learned to Be a Leader During My Time at Humboldt State.”

Don’t write Sofia Pereira off as a small-town mayor. At just 30, she’s using what she learned at the CSU to make Arcata, California, a trailblazer in sustainability.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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Zuckerberg Testimony Is ‘Turning Point’ for Data Privacy Discussion

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal turnin...

– West Virginia University

Professors Available on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s Decision to Not Seek Reelection

– Northwestern University

FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Syria

– Florida Atlantic University

WashU Expert: Attorney-Client Privilege Explained

– Washington University in St. Louis

Study Says Charisma Trumped Narcissism for Voters in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

A new study of the 2016 U.S. presidential election suggests that narcissism and charisma are both important predictors of voter choice. Researchers found that attributed charisma may serve as a balance to narcissism. Thus, followers of a candidate po...

– Florida Atlantic University

Personality and Individual Differences

Geographic Variation in Medicaid Creates Social and Political Inequality

Jamila Michener examines Medicaid through the lens of federalism in her new book, "Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics."

– Cornell University

National Assessment Results Show US Education Reforms Misguided, Expert Says

The "nation's report card" results that show math and reading achievement has dropped, while the gap between low- and high-performing schools is proof education reforms are ineffective, Yong Zhao says

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– University of Kansas

Brass Tax: Cutting Through the Politics of Tax Reform

As Americans complete the slow march to filing their last under a fading tax system, it's time to cut through the politicking and positioning and assess the new Tax Plan.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

Facebook Privacy Settings: How to Make Your Account More Secure

Gary Warner, cybersecurity expert and director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, offers tips on which Facebook settings to pay close attention to.

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– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Conflict in Outer Space Will Happen: Legal Experts

Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.

– University of Adelaide

Deutsches Haus at NYU to Host Panel on “Threats to Democracy” – April 18

NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “The State(s) We’re In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations — Threats to Democracy”, a panel discussion featuring authors and scholars discussing threats to Western liberal democracy on Wed., April 18, 2018 a...

– New York University

Law Professors Available on FBI Raid of Office of Trump’s Personal Lawyer

– Northwestern University

Stock Market Researcher: Despite Euphoric 2017, This Year’s Volatility Not Out of Ordinary

After a booming 2017 on Wall Street, the volatility that the markets have shown so far in 2018 is not unusual, said James Valentine, a clinical professor of finance in DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business.

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– DePaul University

New Technique More Accurately Reflects Ponds on Arctic Sea Ice

This one simple mathematical trick can accurately predict the shape and melting effects of ponds on Arctic sea ice, according to new research by UChicago scientists. The study, published April 4 in Physical Review Letters by researchers with UChic...

– University of Chicago

Physical Review Letters

What the Midterm Elections Will Mean for the Affordable Care Act

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Northwestern Experts Available on U.S.-China Trade Conflict

– Northwestern University

Will the 2018 Midterm Elections Result in a Party Shift or a Divided Government?

– University of Redlands





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