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Friday, November 15, 2019

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Researchers Identify Seven Types of Fake News, Aiding Better Detection

To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that’s not as simple as i...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

American Behavioral Scientist

Features and Policy

Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s plastic recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra, "China Doesn't Want Your Trash", Why It Matters, November 6, 2019.

Aided by Cornell legal clinic, Ghana native rebuilding life in US

Cornell Law School's Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic worked to win asylum for a Ghanaian man who traveled to the United States after surviving a mob attack in Accra in 2015.

– Cornell University

The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scale back its role in the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Do Less Overseas?", The President's Inbox, November 5, 2019.

Legislation inspired by University of Utah law professor’s research aims to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by Christopher L. Peterson, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is at the foundation of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, which aims to cap interest rates on consumer loans to all Americans, especiall...

– University of Utah

Loyola Consumer Law Review

U.S. and UK Celebrate 15 Years of Partnership

DHS S&T marked the 15-year anniversary of cooperation with the United Kingdom for collaborative research and development efforts aimed at both nations’ mutual homeland security challenges.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Announcements and Events

UIC to host WBEZ panel discussion on Asian Americans and politics

The event is being presented in partnership with UIC’s Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Expert: Citizen diplomats necessary to address rise of nationalism in Europe

DePaul University associate professor David Wellman, an expert in the relationship between diplomacy, interreligious engagement and ecological ethics in building bridges across boundaries of difference, believes that transprofessional diplomacy — ...

Expert Available

– DePaul University

How to Win the Black Vote

In this short piece, race politics specialist Teresa Cosby explains what black voters are looking for in a candidate.

– Furman University

Rutgers Experts Available to Speak on Santa Clarita, CA, School Shooting

– Rutgers University

Public impeachment hearings to offer check on 'imperial presidency'

– Cornell University

Morales ousting adds new fuel to social conflict in Bolivia, region

– Cornell University

How to win the black vote: Teresa Cosby, a specialist in race politics, describes what the next president will have to do to win this key vote

– Furman University

Impeachment trial likely to 'scar the nation,' Oregon State professor says

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Bolivia in Crisis: University of Vermont Expert Available to Discuss Uprising and Coup

– University of Vermont





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