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Friday, February 1, 2019

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Report calls for new strategies to contend with Chicago gangs, violence

The nature of gang violence in Chicago has been changing but policies and practices to address it have not, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Great Cities Institute

Institute of Politics and Global Affairs to open at Cornell

A new Cornell institute focusing on politics and global affairs – to be directed by former Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) – will launch in the 2019-20 academic year.

– Cornell University

Impact of U.S. suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

– University of Michigan

Study draws connections between sports fandom and political tribalism

According to research co-authored by Megan Duncan, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, “fans of sports teams and supporters of a political parties perceive news much in the same way.”

– Virginia Tech

Newspaper Research Journal

Study shows marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid mortality rates

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor’s research has shown that local access to legal drugs at the county level reduces opioid and heroin-related mortality rates. In states that have medical cannabis laws, the researchers found that mo...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

First study to find digital ads work, on millennials

“This is first time we found that digital ads do something and what they do is they increase voter turnout among millennials in municipal elections,” said Haenschen.

– Virginia Tech

Political Communication

Creating space within law for nonbinary genders

In order to make our policies and regulations more inclusive of nonbinary gender identities, we need to rethink the role of sex and gender in our laws.

– Vanderbilt University

Harvard Law Review

A Howard Schultz 2020 Run Could Negatively Affect The Starbucks Brand

– Texas A&M University

Facebook Memes During 2016 Presidential Election Differ from Gender Stereotypes

Facebook political memes of Donald Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to focus on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Hillary Clinton were more likely to center on the email scandal and her relationships — a contrast to hi...

– Baylor University

Social Media + Society

UNH Expert Available on Women Leading The Pack For 2020 Presidential Election

Ellen Fitzpatrick, a historian from the University of New Hampshire and author of “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” is available to talk about the arduous road to the White House for women candidates.

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire

Battling Election Fatigue? ‘Balance It Out with Other Important Things in Life,’ Baylor Expert Says

Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, explains "election fatigue" and provides tips to battle it.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Airline quality expert explains how government shutdown affects air travel

– Wichita State University

Presidential rhetoric expert available to discuss State of the Union

– Vanderbilt University

Putting Understudied Terrorists Under a Microscope

According to MSU research, the terror attacks we don't often see on the news – cyberattacks by far-left extremists – are causing more widespread destruction than we know.

– Michigan State University

Terrorism and Political Violence

U.S. government shutdown has large effects directly and indirectly on the economy, U of R professor says.

– University of Redlands

Shutdown causing psychological stress on furloughed workers.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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