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Safe to use hands-free devices in the car? Yes, according to research

New research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) suggests that drivers who use hands-free electronic devices, as opposed to handheld ones, are less likely to get into a crash.

– Virginia Tech

Science Direct

Immigrant Family Separations Must End, Psychologist Tells Congressional Panel

Forced separation of immigrant families trying to enter the United States must cease, and parents and children who have been separated must have access to trauma-informed mental health care, a psychologist told a congressional panel today.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2019 at 10:30 ET

Americans Trust Headlines That Match Their Political Leanings

New findings show that Americans are more likely to believe that a news story is accurate if the headline aligns with their political views — and that it does not matter whether the headline comes from a source that aligns with the reader’s views...

– American Technion Society

2019 Computation + Journalism Symposium

Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become more permissive, they want information and advice.

– University of Washington

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Trump's legacy still uncertain, suggest experts on nation's collective memory

While Trump’s legacy may indeed hinge on his ability to overcome partisan differences, ongoing research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that most U.S. presidents are destined to fade quickly from the nation’s collective memory. ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Without ‘bold’ funding strategies, Green New Deal likely to fade

– Cornell University

DOJ suit against supervised injection facility in Philadelphia a waste of resources says health law expert

– Creighton University

The Sorenson Impact Center Launches the Opportunity Zones Task Force and Upcoming Opportunity Zones Catalyst Challenge

he Sorenson Impact Center, along with its founding partners, the Economic Innovation Group, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Beeck Center, and Develop A...

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

NY State’s budget woes not linked to Trump’s tax policy

– Cornell University

Trump’s dovish North Korea posture unlikely to affect his ratings

– Cornell University

Expert on Virginia Constitution available to comment on gubernatorial removal, succession issues

– Wake Forest University

Chaotic home lives define ‘Dreamer’ experience

New research provides the first national estimates of the living arrangements for 'Dreamers' by comparing undocumented immigrants’ households to those of documented immigrants and U.S.-born groups.

– Cornell University

Wiley Online Library

Ten Commandments in Texas Classrooms: But What Version?

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument that has resided on the grounds of the state Capitol since 1961. Now, Texas House Bill 307 would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in cl...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Professor with 40 Years of Presidential Coverage Available for State of the Union Predictions/Analysis

– Salisbury University

Oregon State University professor predicts five key areas of focus in State of Union address

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

American University experts available for commentary and analysis on State of the Union address

– American University

Experts Available to Comment: State of the Union Announcement on Campaign to Halt HIV Transmission in the United States by 2030

– George Washington University

Infrastructure back on the table in SOTU address

– Cornell University

Experts Available to Discuss Healthcare Topics in Response to State of the Union Address

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rutgers Climate Expert Can Discuss U.S. Suspension of 1987 Nuclear Weapons Treaty

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Border security will be front and center of Trump’s State of the Union Address, says professor

– Northwestern University

GW professors for SOTU analysis

– George Washington University





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