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Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows

Research led by Notre Dame's William Evans confirms that for every HUD-VASH voucher distributed, one fewer veteran is living on the streets.

– University of Notre Dame

Major Gift Launches First Amendment Clinic at Tulane

The clinic is being supported with a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation.

– Tulane University


How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?

A new study published in nature Sustainability proposes alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Nature Sustainability

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

Are Children Interested in Politics? University of Kentucky Researcher Provides Insight in New Study

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election fast approaching, should the youngest members of society be engaged in the political discussion? Findings of a new collaborative study — conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, University of ...

– University of Kentucky

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

What’s Preventing the Next World War? Random Luck

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security,

– Ohio State University

Only the Dead: The Persistence of War in the Modern Age

UT/TT Poll: Biden Leads Democratic Presidential Nomination Race in Texas

On the eve of the latest debate among the 10 qualifying Democratic presidential candidates, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden the top choice among Texans who plan to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidentia...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Texas Tribune Poll

Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts t...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

For Older Immigrants, Family Dynamics Can Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse.

Elderly immigrants often rely heavily on family members for their daily needs – but in the wrong type of family, this can put them at greater risk of financial, physical or other forms of abuse, a Rutgers-led study finds.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The American Journal of Geriatrics Society; P30AG059304, R01AG042318, R01MD006173, R01NR014846, R34MH100443

How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

A new study finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one’s physical health, even if the conviction doesn’t lead to jail time. The study also confirms previous work finding that being arrested is associated with advers...

– North Carolina State University

Social Currents, Aug-2019

Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern v...

– Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (First Study); Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Second Study); R21AG055804

Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

A new paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Social Work and American University’s School of Public Affairs confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health, suggesting the urgent need for policies to combat this pro...

– American University


Features and Policy

A Stakeholder Approach to Fighting Malaria in Equitorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea struggled with malaria for years. The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project, a public-private partnership with a stakeholder perspective, has tackled the problem, leading to medical innovation, improved health of inhabitants and ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool, BotSlayer, that instantly detects coordinated attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media.

– Indiana University

A Conversation With General Joseph Dunford

General Joseph Dunford discusses U.S. military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and the current state of cooperative efforts with U.S. allies. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership features pro...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

General Joseph Dunford, Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy, Council on Foreign Relations, September 5, 2019.

370 Healthcare Groups Send Letter to Congress Urging Prior Authorization Reform in Medicare Advantage

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), along with 369 other leading patient, physician, and healthcare professional organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

SOT Statement on the US EPA Memorandum “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing”

The SOT 2019–2020 Presidential Chain has released a statement in response to the US EPA Memorandum released on September 10, 2019, with the Subject Line “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing.”

– Society of Toxicology

Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage

Physicians, health professionals and rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act during ACR's annual Advocates for Arthritis event.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

American College of Rheumatology Press Release

ASTRO statement on consideration of Stephen Hahn for Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration

Based on news reports indicating that radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, Chief Medical Executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is being considered for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Rheumatology Leaders Concerned CVS/Aetna Merger Will Hinder Efforts to Lower Drug Costs

In recent years, several states have enacted legislation to hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable and crack down on secretive practices that drive up costs for consumers.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Announcements and Events

2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability to Build on Success of Inaugural Year

Ivory Innovations launched the 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability at the University of Utah’s Davis Eccles School of Business.

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

State of New Jersey and Rutgers University Announce New Gun Violence Research

Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University today announced it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Can Presidents Block Investment in China?

President Trump has threatened to make U.S. companies leave China. Can he do that?

Expert Available

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Jennifer A. Hillman, Council on Foreign Relations, September 5, 2019.

Faced with likely defeat, Netanyahu bets on politics of fear

– Cornell University

WashU Expert: Gig economy bill would have broad implications for American labor

– Washington University in St. Louis

Pushing rates further into negative territory would be counterproductive, say Notre Dame economists

– University of Notre Dame

Push to protect gig workers in NYS ‘sensible’ for state finances

– Cornell University

NYPD’s mental health move a step in the right direction

– Cornell University

Offshore drilling ban would protect vulnerable marine, bird species

– Cornell University

Rutgers Twin Towers Expert Available to Discuss 9/11 Anniversary

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Terrorism Expert Discusses How Terrorism Has Changed Since September 11, 2001

– Lewis University

White House abdicates global leadership with proposed cuts to refugee program

– Cornell University





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