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Taxing Sweetened Drinks by the Amount of Sugar Could Cut Obesity & Boost Economic Gains

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has conc...

– New York University


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Developing a richer understanding of natural sciences critical to making better policy decisions

To fully understand the challenges of progressive environmental transformation requires that policy makers develop a more sophisticated and nuanced relationship with the various sciences and the kinds of knowledge their work can provide

– University at Buffalo

Environmental Sociology

What if We Paid Countries to Protect Biodiversity?

Researchers from Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the USA have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world's natural heritage.

– Lund University

Conservation Letters

Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.

Do bulletproof backpacks, lobbies, metal detectors, cameras, guards and other beefed up security measures in response to previous school shootings protect our students from school violence? We spoke with Matthew Mayer, associate professor with the Ru...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University

Features and Policy

Distinguished Voices Series with Jim Mattis

General Mattis discusses his lessons learned in leadership over the course of his military and government career.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Jim Mattis, Distinguished Voices Series, Council on Foreign Relations, September 3, 2019.

AACI Supports NCI Plan to Increase Success Rate for Cancer Research Grant Applications

The Association of American Cancer Institutes commends the National Cancer Institute on the release of its Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2021 and its request for $6.9 billion in funding.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Announcements and Events

Dr. Art Svenson receives national Distinguished Teaching Award

For almost four decades, Dr. Art Svenson has inspired students at the University of Redlands through his extraordinary dedication to teaching and mentoring.

– University of Redlands

University of Washington units share three-year NSF grant to make 'internet of things' more secure

Several University of Washington schools and offices will team up to research how organizational practices can affect the interagency collaboration needed to keep the "internet of things" — and institutional systems — safe and secure.

– University of Washington

Are Outsiders Influencing the Issues We Discuss Before Elections?

A three-year grant will help a computer science researcher identify and mitigate the influence of outsiders on elections

– Washington University in St. Louis


“What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote”—Sept. 23 Lecture by NYU’s Brooke Kroeger

Author Brooke Kroeger will discuss the impact of powerful men in the women's suffrage movement with “What We Can Learn About Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’ Who Helped Women Get the Vote,” on Mon., Sept. 23.

– New York University


Notre Dame Economist James Sullivan Can Comment on Census Bureau Poverty Stats

– University of Notre Dame

Latest US Poverty Statistics: U-M Experts Can Comment

– University of Michigan

Political Science Expert Available to Discuss Brexit

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tulane expert available to speak on Brexit

– Tulane University

Texas State University expert available to offer insights into Odessa, Texas mass shooting in "Don't name them" campaign.

– Texas State University

Political Roller-Coaster Set to Continue as Argentina Imposes Currency Controls

– Cornell University





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