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SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs; Employment Requirements Could Further Constrain Low-Income Households, Experts Say

– Virginia Tech

Emotions and Mindset Are Critical to Success of Meeting Between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, According to Psychologist Daniel Shapiro, PhD, Conflict Resolution Expert

– American Psychological Association (APA)

BW Ohio Poll: Primary Voters Favor Renacci, Dewine, Cordray; Many Still Undecided


– Baldwin Wallace University

Ohio 2018 primary poll report

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been or...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

We Need to Know More About Gina Haspel’s Past

– University of Georgia

Law Professor Explains the Hierarchy of Evidence and How Contemporaneous Notes Would — or Wouldn't — Hold up in Court

– Arizona State University (ASU)

An Ironic Health Care Twist for Undocumented Immigrants

A new analysis highlights an ironic development in the intertwined issues of immigration and health care – two areas where the current and previous administrations differ greatly. Undocumented people may now get more medical help as states gain mo...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1661-1663 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1801871

Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 17:00 ET

Study: Transparency, Competition Key to Improving Legislators’ Performance

Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties. These are the key findings of new research performed in Uganda b...

– Vanderbilt University

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Stephen Cohen & Michael McFaul Debate: “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?”—May 9

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at NYU and Princeton University, and Stanford Professor Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, will debate “who is to blame” for the state of U.S.-Russia relations to...

– New York University


Start-up Culture Has Influenced Government, Researcher Finds

Communication professor traces the history of start-ups, from a novel idea in the tech industry to an approach embraced by the government

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

International Journal of Communication, 2018

Research Sheds Light on Federal Cuts’ Potential Impact on Heart Procedures

Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with end-stage heart failure seeking OHT and LVAD implantation will be drastically affected if the proposed cuts are implemented, according to UAB research.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JACC: Heart Failure

Stricter FAA Regulations on Pilots Linked to Higher Fares, Fewer Flights

When federal legislators passed a bill in 2010 requiring longer rest periods and more flight training for commercial airline pilots, the goal was to improve passenger safety. But a University of California, Irvine study has found that the regulations...

– University of California, Irvine


'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.

– Santa Fe Institute

Journal of Development Economics Volume 134, September 2018, Pages 16-27

ASU Expert Remains Cautious Regarding North Korea's About-face on Nuclear Ambitions

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Proximity to Books and Adult Support Enhance Children’s Learning Opportunities

An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, finds a new study by New Yor...

– New York University

Urban Education, April 30 2018

Ralph Nader, Advocate and Former Presidential Candidate, to Deliver Inaugural Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Lecture – May 3

Ralph Nader, a long-time consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, will deliver New York University’s Inaugural Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Memorial Lecture on Thurs., May 3.

– New York University

Socialist Movement is an Emerging Global Trend in Politics, ASU Expert Says

– Arizona State University (ASU)

WashU Expert: What it means for Trumps’s lawyer to ‘take the Fifth’

– Washington University in St. Louis

NASA Cancels Mission to the Moon: Notre Dame’s Clive Neal Available for Comment

– University of Notre Dame





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