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San Diego Leaders, Researchers Announce Milestone Grant as Alzheimer's Crisis Widens

A coalition of brain scientists and civic leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, announced that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discov...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Hello, Mr. President — About the Environment…

Students at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a challenge: You’ve met the president in an elevator. What do you tell him about the environment? In observance of Earth Day, the students wrote “elevator speeches” to have at t...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

WVU Student Researching Effects of Reproductive Politics on West Virginia Women

West Virginia University junior Ashley Brash is researching the effects of reproductive politics on women in West Virginia. Brash’s research focuses on interpreting actions by legislators and construction of arguments against abortion and allowance...

– West Virginia University

The End of the Castros Era?

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan professor of sociology and American culture, has spent decades researching the exodus of Cubans over the half century since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Expert Available

– University of Michigan

FSU Expert Available to Comment on Cuban Presidency, Legacy of the Castros

– Florida State University

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of...

– Washington University in St. Louis

WVU’s GangaRao Testifies Before House Committee on the Use of Composites in Infrastructure

In testimony delivered today (April 18) to the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Hota GangaRao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, discussed the importance of inves...

– West Virginia University

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Helen Berman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berman is among 213 people elected to the acad...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

MSU Expert Can Discuss Barbara Bush's Commitment to Family Literacy

– Michigan State University

North Korea Meeting a Positive Move, Tulane Professor Says

– Tulane University

'Democracy in Exile' by University of Washington's Daniel Bessner, Explores Brain Drain From Germany in 1930s, Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy

As America's long military experience in Iraq has shown, it is good to have an exit policy — and prudent also to find ways to hold government policymakers accountable for their mistakes. Such themes arise in "Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the...

– University of Washington

Politics Expert: Republicans’ Majority in Congress ‘Seriously Endangered’ by Wave of Retirements, Departures

– Virginia Tech

Texas A&M Middle East Expert Available To Discuss Recent Syria Air Strikes

– Texas A&M University

Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Case Among ‘Most Important in This Millennium’, Notre Dame Expert Says.

– University of Notre Dame

No More Castro: Cuba’s Change of Guards Starts a Day Early

– Cornell University

Expert Available to Explain Effects of Chlorine Gas on Humans

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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