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Finnish school students outperform US students on 'fake news' digital literacy tasks

A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news.

– University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

Journal of Research in International Education

Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth

Three-quarters of residents of the South's "It City" are souring on the rapid pace of growth and say they want their tax dollars to go toward something other than business development.

– Vanderbilt University

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Study: Millennials Arrested More Often Than Their Predecessors—Even When Fewer Crimes Are Committed

Millennials are more likely to be arrested than their predecessor counterparts regardless of self-reported criminal activity, finds a new study by a Johns Hopkins University expert. Furthermore, black men who self-reported no offenses were 419% more ...

– Johns Hopkins University

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Feb-2019

Justice Systems Fail to Help 1.5 Billion People Resolve Their Justice Problems, New Global Report Finds

Justice systems fail to resolve justice problems for 1.5 billion people, finds a new report by the Task Force on Justice. The report, released today at the World Justice Forum in The Hague, points to a hidden epidemic of injustice that affects all co...

– New York University

Justice for All

Research Suggests Strategy for More Equitable Medicare Reimbursement

Those who were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid were sicker, had more cognitive impairments and difficulty functioning, and needed more social support than those who were not enrolled in both government programs, Saint Louis University research...

– Saint Louis University

Health Affairs; K23-HL109177-03


URI biologist, colleagues warn of peril from biological invasions as White House proposes to halve funding

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning abo...

– University of Rhode Island

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Professor Hosts Mock National Security Council Session

Rutgers American Studies expert uses war games in the form of a mock NSC session to teach real-life lessons to students and show the real cost of war

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Freshman Fights Gun Violence, Urges Students to Take Action

Since the moment Jai Patel and his friends sought cover in a clothing store bathroom when gunfire erupted in a Jersey City Mall, all he has wanted to talk about is how to prevent something like that from ever happening again. Since then, he organized...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ohio State Researchers Among First to Study Facebook Data

Researchers at The Ohio State University will be among the first to have access to privacy-protected Facebook data to study social media’s impact on democracy in the United States. The Ohio State-led project was among 12 inaugural recipients of the...

– Ohio State University

Statement of American Psychological Association President in Response to So-Called 'Conscience' Exemption to Providing Health Care

WASHINGTON – Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, in response to the administration’s announcement of new “conscience protections” for health care providers, insurers an...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

AACC Applauds Introduction of Legislation That Will Renew Crucial Pediatric Medical Testing Initiative

Today, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., and Michael Simpson, R-Idaho. This bipartisan bill is also expected to be introduced in...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to remove obstacles to cancer patients’ treatment options

Radiation oncologists have come to Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, value-based health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leaders during the American Society...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASA Applauds CDC Acknowledgement of Misinterpretation of Opioid Prescribing Guideline

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) article published in the New England Journal of Medicine acknowledging problems with the agency’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

New England Journal of Medicine

ASA Expresses Concern about ‘Medicare For All’

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to have serious concerns with the proposed “Medicare for All” legislation, which will be the subject of a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Rules on Tuesday. The p...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Announcements and Events

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with New Knowledge: Univ. Of Michigan and Harvard Team Up for Opioid Summit

A day-long summit on opioid-related topics will focus on bringing findings from research and community-based efforts to those who can use them to make a difference in public policy and clinical practice.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Expert Panel to Discuss the Changing Nature of the Science-Policy Interface

California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) James W. Rote Distinguished Professorship in Marine Science & Policy program will host a panel of science policy experts to discuss the changing nature of the science-policy interface in our natio...

– California State University, Monterey Bay


Crisis in Venezuela: Migration taking its toll on country's neighbors

– University of Delaware

Law professor Craig Nard says there’s been an intellectual property land grab as companies look to stake their claim in the marijuana industry

– Case Western Reserve University

In India's elections, Gandhi citizenship query similar to Trump's birther charge, says Notre Dame expert

– University of Notre Dame

Julio Carrión, an associate professor of Political Science and International Relations, can discuss the renewed crisis in Venezuela

– University of Delaware





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