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Research Debunks Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking, Improves Media Narrative

For years news outlets have tied major sporting events to an increase in sex trafficking, but researchers have now revealed that assumption is a myth and that misleading news stories foster distorted views and misguided interventions that do not redu...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Anti-Trafficking Review


Improving governance is key for adaptive capacity

Governance in climate vulnerable countries will take decades to improve, substantially impeding the ability of nations to adapt to climate change and affecting billions of people globally, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability....

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Nature Sustainability


Evidence of humans, not 'bots,' key to uncovering disinformation campaigns

Political disinformation campaigns on social media threaten to sway political outcomes, from U.S. elections to Hong Kong protests, yet are often hard to detect.

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Political Communication


Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. Iowa State University researchers evaluated the available training programs and identifie...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition


Viable alternatives to trophy hunting exist, say scientists

A recent letter in Science cited a lack of alternatives to trophy hunting. The authors suggested that bans on imports of hunting trophies would undermine biodiversity conservation efforts

– University of Hong Kong

Science


Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates

Donald Trump’s Twitter activity during the 2016 presidential primaries was largely comprised of tweets about performance, style, personal attacks and his standing in the polls. Researchers call this type of political messaging a strategy frame. I...

– University at Buffalo

International Journal of Communication


Features and Policy


Why It Matters: The Big Red Button

A U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s hands.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra,


Senate Committee Passes Bill Designed to Keep Americans Informed, Healthy

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today passed a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. Senate Bill 1608 would require updating the Physical Activity Guidelines for American...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

1608, the Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act


U.S. House of Representatives Supports the Health of Our Nation by Passing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. This overwhelming support represents an important step t...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Sen. Sanders Lauds New Partnership Focused on Increasing College and Career Readiness

Four Vermont schools have joined CFES Brilliant Pathways’ growing network of programs across the US and Ireland in support of students becoming college and career ready. The addition of the Vermont schools supports a statewide initiative known as A...

– CFES Brilliant Pathways


Announcements and Events


Admiral John Richardson joins WHOI Board

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is pleased to announce that Admiral John Richardson recently joined the WHOI Board of Trustees. Richardson, a four-star admiral in the United States Navy, retired from his position as the 31st Chief of Nava...

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Experts


30 years after fall of Berlin Wall, barriers keep going up

– Cornell University


Partisan Attacks on Class Actions Unfounded: Vanderbilt Law Scholar

– Vanderbilt University

The Conservative Case for Class Actions


Experts Available for Interviews about the New Jersey General Election

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Experts Are Available For Interviews To Discuss Impeachment Proceedings

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Experts from @JohnsHopkins Available on 30th Anniversary of Berlin Wall’s fall

– Johns Hopkins University


Murray Energy bankruptcy ‘inevitable’

– West Virginia University

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