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Friday, May 18, 2018

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Newswise Special Wire: Weekly Politics News and Experts from Newswise

Our Weekly Round-Up of U.S. Politics News and Experts.

As another school shooting is taking place in the United States, this time at Sante Fe High School in Texas, we offer this Guns and Violence edition of the Politics Wire. Find your experts on the gun violence problem in America here.

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Farm Bill Set for a Vote; SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs

– Virginia Tech

New AJPH Research: Gun Owner Survey, Support for Gun Violence Prevention, Suicide Risk and Gun Ownership, Refugee Mental Health, HPV Vaccine, Indoor Tanning.

In this issue, find research on gun ownership, support for gun violence prevention, suicide risk and gun ownership, refugee mental health, HPV vaccine and indoor tanning.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 17-May-2018 at 16:00 ET

Little Difference Between Gun Owners, Non-Gun Owners on Key Gun Policies, Survey Finds

A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners in their support for policies that restrict or regulate firearms.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 17-May-2018 at 16:00 ET

What's Trending in Fake News? IU Tools Show Which Stories Go Viral, and if 'Bots' Are to Blame

Researchers at the IU Observatory on Social Media have upgraded two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.

– Indiana University

Expert Available to Comment on Upcoming Supreme Court Online Tax Decision

– Indiana University

Study Shows Increase In Youth Suicide Attempts

The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Embargo expired on 16-May-2018 at 00:00 ET

Expert Available to Comment on Upcoming Supreme Court Online Tax Decision

– Indiana University

Gun Safety Programs Do Not Prevent Children from Handling Firearms, Rutgers Study Finds

Findings suggest that children do not retain safety skills when encountering a firearm in a real-world scenario

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Health Promotion Practice

Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M AgriLife

No More Banks or FICO Reports? Economist Describes Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change How We Allocate Credit

– Virginia Tech

Interventional Radiologist Who Frequently Performs Embolizations on Kidney Lesions Available to Discuss Melania Trump's Procedure

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Survey Says: Michigan Voters Undecided on Candidates but Have Opinions on Pot

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or SOSS, revealing that many voters still are undecided on candidates b...

– Michigan State University

Middle East Expert Can Discuss U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Clashes in Israel

Dr. Muqtedar Khan, who specializes in the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy in the Arab world, can talk about the current impact and potential ramifications of the official move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Expert Available

– University of Delaware

Professors Available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Opening, Iran-Israel Military Strikes

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

Expert Available

– Northwestern University

Indiana University Kelley School of Business Expert Available to Discuss U.S. Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down Sports Betting Ban

– Indiana University

MSU Expert Can Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

– Michigan State University

Latin American Politics Expert Available to Discuss Venezuelan, Colombian Elections

– Texas Tech University

WashU Expert: Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan Breaks Little New Ground

– Washington University in St. Louis

On Supreme Court's PASPA Ruling, Brad Humphreys, Prof of Economics at WVU Says It Means That States Can Now Choose to Legalize Sports Betting if They Want to, or Maintain the Status Quo

– West Virginia University

SU Expert Available to Discuss U.S.-North Korea Summit

– Salisbury University

FSU Expert Available to Discuss Significance of Historic U.S.-North Korea Summit

– Florida State University

California’s Solar Panel Rule Packed with Challenges, Opportunities

– Northwestern University

Clear Conviction of a Second Kind: Political Candidates are not Deterred by their Criminal Past

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Online Campaign #holdmediaaccountable Launched to Rein in Media Companies

A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal? To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat ...

– University at Buffalo

White House AI Summit Signals U.S. Leadership in Competitive Industry

– Cornell University

Payments to Trump’s Personal Lawyer Raise Ethical Questions

– Northwestern University

RFK Assassination Killed US Image as ‘Beacon of Democracy’

– Cornell University

Religious Left Mobilized in Solidarity for Women's March on Chicago, Study Finds

Kriag Beyerlein’s study, co-authored with Notre Dame graduate student Peter Ryan, compares the 2017 Women’s March Chicago with historical examples of religiously motivated progressive social activism and is now published in Sociology of Religion...

– University of Notre Dame

Sociology of Religion

Penn Experts in Law and Ethics Call for Safeguards if Medicaid Work Requirement Policies Prevail

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced controversial policies inviting states to establish work requirements as a condition to receive Medicaid, many in the medical community opposed it. If these measures continue to be...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Bush School Middle East Expert Gregory Gause Available To Discuss The Iran Deal

– Texas A&M University

Leaving Iran Deal Will Undermine American National Security: International Trade Law Expert

– University of Kansas

In Wake of Caravan Seeking Asylum, ASU Transborder Professor says it’s Hard to Gauge American Sentiment on Illegal Immigration

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Indiana University Experts Available to Comment on U.S. Pulling Out of Nuclear Deal with Iran

– Indiana University

Northwestern Political Scientist Available on Iran Deal Announcement

– Northwestern University

The Medical Minute: Simple Steps to Gun Safety

Injuries from guns kept in the home are often devastating, but they are also frequently preventable.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

“Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump”—Duke Law School’s Jedediah Purdy, May 11

Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, will deliver “This Land is Our Land: Nature and Nationalism in the Age of Trump,” a free public lecture, on Fri., May 11.

– New York University

After Nature: Environmental Law, Politics, and Ethics in the Anthropocene

First Ladies Don’t Get a Playbook

– Northwestern University

Lethal Weapon: Data Show More Prehospital Deaths, a Potential Increase in Intensity of Violence

A new Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of national trauma data shows that trauma patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds and nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a trauma center in 2014, compa...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; 1R01HS024547-01, 1R21HL129028-01A1, NIH-NHLBI, CE-12-11-4489

More Students Report Carrying Guns in Chicago Than New York or Los Angeles

Self-reported gun carrying among high school freshmen, sophomores increased in Chicago between 2007 and 2013, decreased in Los Angeles, remained flat in New York City African-American male students most likely to report carrying a gun Chicago had h...

– Northwestern University

Injury Epidemiology

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

– UC Davis Health





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