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Researcher ties political divisiveness to homophobic bullying

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during ...

– Texas State University


Report: 1 in 10 Politicians Has a Disability. That's a Gap in Representation

The disability community is underrepresented in American politics with three exceptions. People with disabilities ages 18-34, Native Americans with disabilities, and disabled veterans of recent wars, including those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan...

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

New Public-Private Research Upends Traditional Carbon Pricing and Presents a More Effective Method for Pricing Emissions

Newly released public-private research proposes a new method for calculating carbon tax rates based on environmental, economic, and social factors, including the costs the public pays for carbon usage such as damage to agriculture, vulnerable coastal...

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

From Immigration Battle to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

Becoming an astronaut is challenging for anyone, but for School of Engineering senior Marissa Navarro, that dream was complicated by an eight-year fight to stay in the United States. Find out how she got the attention of NASA’s Mars 2020 deputy sur...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Parent and sibling attitudes among top influences on teenage e-cigarette use

Flavor, safety and family attitude toward vaping are among the greatest factors influencing teenage perception of e-cigarettes, new University at Buffalo research finds.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Sept. 2019

Medicaid Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery Varies Between States

Most states reimburse less for spinal surgery in Medicaid patients, compared to Medicare reimbursement for the same procedures, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

– Wolters Kluwer Health


Data Privacy and Governance to be Explored at 2019 UCI Audit Committee Summit

The University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business is holding their annual Audit Summit on Oct. 4, a half-day educational summit for audit committee members, board members, senior management, and audit professionals.

– University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

Features and Policy

A Conversation With Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan discusses the current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations, recent developments in the disputed region of Kashmir, and Pakistan’s relationship with India, Afghanistan, and other neighboring countries.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Imran Khan, Council on Foreign Relations, September 23, 2019.

A Conversation With Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India

Foreign Minister Jaishankar discusses Indian foreign policy under a newly re-elected Modi government.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Council on Foreign Relations, September 25, 2019.

Announcements and Events

AACI to Honor Representatives Castor, Upton With Public Service Awards

AACI will present 2019 Public Service Awards to U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on Monday, October 21, during the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2019 at 00:00 ET

NYU’s Center on International Cooperation Names Liv Tørres Director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) has named Liv Tørres of the Nobel Peace Center as director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies.

– New York University


Experts Available to Comment on 2020 Presidential Race

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

U.S. Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ-related cases with far reaching consequences

– Indiana University

NYC 14th Street Ban Opens Door for Alternative Transportation

– Cornell University

Court ruling opens way for first US Injection Site, health law expert available for comment

– Creighton University

Trump supporters launch crowd sleuthing effort to identify whistleblower, says expert

– Virginia Tech

White House lacking coherent strategy to respond to impeachment inquiry, says Virginia Tech expert

– Virginia Tech

One year out, Virginia Tech security expert evaluates effectiveness of Real ID

– Virginia Tech

As Hong Kong protests continue into National Day, expert available for media interviews

– University of Colorado Boulder

Why are Democrats acting now? Impeachment could be a signal to shape public opinion rather than following it. Danielle Vinson @FurmanU is an expert on political messaging

– Furman University

The Security Implications of Human Trafficking

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations, October 2019.





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