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UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections

A sweeping study of 193 countries by the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center reveals critical gaps in legal protections against discrimination on the job. Nearly one in four countries continue to have no legal protection from discrimination at work ba...

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 39/ William and Flora Hewlett Foundation #2017–5855.

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The US’ Withdrawal from the WHO Will Increase Death Rates and Threatens Global Security

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US and its financial support from the World Health Organization is grossly irresponsible at any time but particularly so during a pandemic.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on ICE Guidance on International Students and University Online-Only Instruction

AERA urges the administration to reverse the ICE guidance and allow international students with valid visas to remain in the United States as their universities strive to find the best path forward to providing a high-quality education while ensuring...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Open letter opposing change to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has signed an open letter to the White House, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State opposing modifications to temporary exemptions for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (S...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

WashU Expert: WHO withdrawal may not be legal

– Washington University in St. Louis

UCI expert can comment on U.S. government and TikTok

– University of California, Irvine

WashU Expert: America gains nothing by leaving WHO

– Washington University in St. Louis

Utah public safety research in focus following Chicago violence

– University of Utah

Americans face greater risks if U.S. pulls from World Health Organization, say WVU health and policy experts

The Trump administration’s plan to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization, effective July 6, 2021, could reshape global diplomacy and weaken public health efforts at home, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

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– West Virginia University

Move to Withdraw U.S. from WHO During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Very Concerning

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s action today to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO).

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Mount Sinai Health System, Emergent BioSolutions, and ImmunoTek Bio Centers Form Collaboration to Develop Emergent’s COVID-19 Hyperimmune Globulin (COVID-HIG) Product Candidate with U.S. Department of Defense Funding

Mount Sinai and Emergent to conduct clinical trials to evaluate COVID-HIG for post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in front-line health care workers and to support a potential Expanded Access Program for military personnel with funding from the U.S....

– Mount Sinai Health System

AMLO’s White House visit shows Mexico’s dependence on U.S.

– Cornell University

Rutgers-Harvard-Northeastern-Northwestern Researchers Release New 50-State Survey Data on COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Texas A&M Experts Available For Interviews On ICE Order To International Students

– Texas A&M University

Colleges that emphasize activism have more civically engaged students, new research shows

Students tend to be more engaged in activism if the school that they attend emphasizes social and political issues, according to new research featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of College Student Development, May-2020

Political expert on Kanye West's presidential campaign announcement and the connection between entertainment and political preferences

– Bowling Green State University

WashU Expert: Eviction moratoriums are incomplete solution

– Washington University in St. Louis

Trump’s ‘innovative’ leadership style could be his election downfall, Virginia Tech expert says

– Virginia Tech

Consumers Prefer Round Numbers Even When the Specific Number Is Better News

Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using the specific number, people are likely to think the vaccine is actually less effective ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

What Is the World Doing to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine?

The race to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus is well underway. Governments and researchers are aiming to provide billions of people with immunity in eighteen months or less, which would be unprecedented.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff, "What Is the World Doing to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine?", Backgrounder,, June 30, 2020.

WashU Expert: Electoral College ruling contradicts Founders’ ‘original intent’

– Washington University in St. Louis





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