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Latino voters in Nevada lean toward Sanders, Biden

Cornell University professor Sergio Garcia-Rios conducted polling of Latino voters in Nevada ahead of the Nevada Caucuses, indicating high levels of Latino voter support for Democrats, most notably, Bernie Sanders.

– Cornell University

Univision News poll 

FAU Research Explores How Regulatory Ambiguity Has Discouraged Entrepreneurial Activity in Bitcoin Market

More than a decade after the launch of Bitcoin, regulatory ambiguity surrounding the peer-to-peer virtual currency continues to discourage entrepreneurial activity by increasing risk and the costs of compliance.

– Florida Atlantic University

The Review of Austrian Economics

Political science professor seeks to slay gerrymandering through art and research

Brian Amos, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University, has dedicated numerous papers and conferences to gerrymandering research.

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– Wichita State University

Leadership and the Power of Inspiration

Steven D. Cohen, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is well known for helping leaders communicate with confidence, influence, and authority. Cohen studies the communication behaviors of effective leaders, with a partic...

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– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Germany shooting a sign that racist hate is no longer taboo

– Cornell University

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography

A new study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists finds that how close people live to a major metropolitan area and their town’s population density play a significant role in shaping their political beliefs and partisan affilia...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Political Behavior

Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit additional crimes? The answer, according...

– University of Utah

Judicial expert available to comment on federal judges' emergency meeting regarding Trump, DOJ sentencing intervention

– Indiana University

EU lapses in effort to compete with big tech, takes the lead in AI ethics

– Cornell University

NYS plastic bag ban key but fees, loopholes are cause for concern

– Cornell University

Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environme...

– New York University

Marine Policy

The Right Way to Govern the World—a Look at the Current State of Global Governance

Each nation is governed by a single governing body, but what about the world as a whole? Although there is no common “world government”, international issues are regulated by specific organizations—this is called global governance. Does this me...

– Brill

Global Governance

Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline

The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways

The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.

– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Election 2020: Expert says more women in representative government means less corruption

– Virginia Tech

Expert Available to Break Down Democratic Debates

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Top-Earning Nonprofit Hospitals Provide Less Charity Care Than Low-Earning Hospitals Do, According to New Study

The highest-earning nonprofit hospitals in the United States provided less charity care to patients than lower-earning hospitals did, relative to the facilities’ respective profits, according to a new study.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Feb-2020 at 11:00 ET

Researchers Challenge New Guidelines on Aspirin in Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at higher risks of cardiovascular events than tho...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

University of Redlands educator works with APA advocacy board to preserve program targeted by White House budget proposal

She was the first Japanese national to receive a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Now 20 years into her career as a female educator of color and as associate dean in the Uni...

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– University of Redlands

Student Voters' Choice: Increasing Access for Civic Engagement

​College students across California will have greater access to a vital civic duty, thanks to the placement of multi-day voting centers on campuses in participating counties.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CFR-UTSA Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

How should the United States manage relations with Iran? How will the trade war with China affect the U.S. and global economies? Will the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement benefit American workers? What can be done to improve the situation in...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR-UTSA U.S. Foreign Policy Forum, Election 2020 Series,, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Investigating Medicaid Expansion’s Association With Insurance Status, Diagnosis, Treatment Among Patients With Cancer

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Network Open, 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.21653

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2020 at 11:00 ET





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