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Study: Social Studies Teachers Not “Above the Fray” in Linking Their Political Views to How They Assess News Source Credibility

At a time when there’s been a sharp uptick in partisan critiques of the credibility of the news media and growing concern among educators about student media literacy, a new study finds a strong connection between high school social studies teacher...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

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Majority of People in a National Survey Oppose Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border

A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly oppose separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research. ...

– Baylor University

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy


No increase in crime under California’s ‘sanctuary state’ status, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., March 5, 2020 — The implementation of California Senate Bill 54 – which limits, but does not prohibit, state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities – did not cause an increase in crime, according to a ...

– University of California, Irvine

Justice Evaluation Journal


COVID-19 a reminder of the challenge of emerging infectious diseases

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists fro...

– NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

New England Journal of Medicine


CCE educators help farmers meet new produce safety codes

Trained Cornell Cooperative Extension agents teamed with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets personnel across the state to offer free and confidential on-farm readiness reviews to insure that farmers can meet new produce safety stand...

– Cornell University


New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads

DHS S&T, in partnership with the FBI, has fully transitioned ReVJeT tool to each and every one of the hundreds of state and local bomb squads across the country through the FBI’s Hazardous Device School

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


AACC Statement on New FDA Guidance That Allows Certified Labs to Perform Coronavirus Testing

AACC thanks the FDA for being responsive to the concerns of the clinical laboratory community and amending the coronavirus guidance to allow CMS-certified labs to develop and implement new tests for coronavirus prior to FDA approval.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


S&T Announces 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration

DHS S&T is calling on companies developing privacy-enhancing technologies to submit applications for the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration


Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Famil...

– University of Chicago Medical Center


UTEP President to be Appointed to National Science Board

Heather Wilson, President of The University of Texas at El Paso, will be appointed to serve a six-year term on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

– University of Texas at El Paso


DHS S&T Announces Third Biometric Technology Rally

DHS S&T is calling for submissions to the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally (Rally).

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Rutgers’ Center for Youth Political ParticipationExpands RU Ready Initiative

The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP) at Rutgers—New Brunswick announced the national expansion of its RU Ready civic engagement initiative. The launch begins with new RU Ready programs at Drew Univer...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Stand-up Comedy as Feminism: Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Feminist, Political Discourse in Comedy

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Coronavirus: What companies and the federal government should do to help: A Q&A with @MichiganRoss professor Ravi Anupindi

– University of Michigan


Coronavirus to disrupt grocery supply chains, price stability

– Cornell University


Katherine Foss: author of the forthcoming book Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media & Collective Memory. University of Massachusetts Press.

– Middle Tennessee State University


International Policy


Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise


Men and Women Live Longer in Countries with Higher Gender Parity

In advance of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8), new research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that in countries where gender parity is high, both men and women live longer ...

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

EClinicalMedicine


Trapped in a draw, Israel on edge of semi-authoritarian abyss

– Cornell University


2020 U.S. Election


Cast your ballot, not your germs

Polling locations across the country employ different methods of casting ballots, like using pens, felt-tip markers or touch screens — all hotbeds for germs.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Super Tuesday to test Latino voting blocs in Texas, California

– Cornell University


Super Tuesday polls susceptible to foreign interference

– Cornell University


Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Democratic Campaign for President, Super Tuesday

– Johns Hopkins University


Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Super Tuesday

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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