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FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at...

– Florida State University

Public Performance & Management Review


Systemic Racism Has Consequences for All Life in Cities

Social inequalities, specifically racism and classism, are impacting the biodiversity, evolutionary shifts and ecological health of plants and animals in our cities. That’s the main finding of a review paper published Aug. 13 in Science led by the ...

– University of Washington

Science, Aug-2020

Embargo expired on 13-Aug-2020 at 14:00 ET


Examining Congress members' popularity on Instagram

With a "virtual campaign season" underway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social media platforms will be a particularly important way for candidates to build a following and connect with voters.

– Dickinson College

Online Information Review


BGSU’s Novak Family Professor of Data Science helps journalists understand polls

Being able to vet surveys and election polls is important for journalists and other media experts, making Dr. Trent Buskirk a very popular person this time of year. Buskirk is the Novak Family Professor of Data Science and the chair of the Applied St...

– Bowling Green State University

SciLIne.com


Book examines influence of racism on voting rights

There is greater awareness today of structural racism in the U.S., but Americans are still split on the impact it has on the voting rights of underrepresented groups, according to a new book that examines the history of hostility toward Latinos and h...

– Iowa State University

American Journal of Political Science


USC Center for the Digital Future study finds huge gaps in views based on political beliefs on alternatives to traditional voting; half want changes in political conventions

A majority of Americans say national elections need to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including broad support for voting by mail and online political conventions, reports a new study by the USC Center for the Digital Future.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


California Voters: ‘Release and Implement the Master Plan for Aging as Part of COVID-19 Response’

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shaken the nation’s social, demographic, political, economic, and health care landscapes with more than 4.8 million cases and 157,631 deaths nationally as of August 6.

– The SCAN Foundation

Office of Governor GAVIN NEWSOM; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC covid data tracker 2020


New research shows popular opinion impacts the ‘imperial presidency’

Doug Kriner, professor of government at Cornell University, is the co-author of the recently published book “The Myth of the Imperial Presidency: How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive,” which contains analysis of unilateral president...

– Cornell University

“The Myth of the Imperial Presidency: How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive”


Misogyny expert: Male entitlement hurts women, girls

Boys and men unfairly benefit from a system of gendered norms and expectations that are enforced by misogyny, according to misogyny expert Kate Manne.

– Cornell University

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women


New book explores four major threats to US democracy

In their new book, “Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy,” Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, and Robert Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, not only assert that ...

– Cornell University

Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy


Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen

In preparing for the next stage of reopening, leaders must decide what kinds of businesses represent the best and worst trade-offs in terms of economic benefits and health risks. To tackle that question, a new study fuses a variety of data on consume...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 30, 2020


What the rest of the world can learn from South Korea's COVID-19 response

CU Denver researcher investigates how South Korean policy enabled the country to flatten the curve without economic disaster

– University of Colorado Denver

The American Review of Public Administration


New model shows how voting behavior can drive political parties apart

If voters gravitate toward the center of the political spectrum, why are the parties drifting farther apart? A new model reveals a mechanism for increased polarization in U.S. politics, guided by the idea of "satisficing"-- that people will settle fo...

– Santa Fe Institute

SIAM Review


Policy and Public Affairs


SNEB President Koch emphasizes four key points during oral comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior President Pam Koch EdD, RD presented comments to federal officials on behalf of the Society regarding the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Advisory Report to the Secreta...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior


Water, conservation and policy experts warn new federal rule could harm U.S. waters

A group of aquatic scientists and policy experts warns that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule recently adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could profoundly degrade the nation’s water quality.

– University of Georgia

Science


AAOS Concerned About Unintended Consequences of Drastic CMS Proposal

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, issued the following statement in response to the newly released Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule...

– American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Announcements


U.S. Army commits up to $11 million for polymer research

A new five-year agreement awards $5.4 million (with the potential for up to $11 million) to a team led by Case Western Reserve, and includes a subcontract to PolymerPlus LLC, a Cleveland-based polymeric development company founded at the university i...

– Case Western Reserve University


Military medical sponsors award manufacturing development contract to NuShores Biosciences for bone regeneration technology

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received state and federal approval to award a services contract to NuShores Biosciences LLC for Generation 1 manufacturing of the NuCress bone void filler scaffold products. This contract is funded by a ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Expert Pitch


Survey: Majority supports use of artificial intelligence to spot fake and harmful online content

– University of Delaware


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Voter Participation, Mail-in-Voting

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Scientists issue rebuke of new EPA rule that compromises U.S. waters

– Cornell University


Israel-UAE pact timing ‘could not be better’ for Netanyahu

– Cornell University


Harris VP pick emblematic of surge in black women leaders

– Cornell University


With upcoming Dem VP pick, expert available to discuss positives and negatives for women in politics

– Northern Arizona University


Trump rollback of methane regulations ‘dangerously reckless’

– Cornell University


Expert on Gender in Politics Can Discuss Impact of Biden's VP Pick

– University of Delaware


Rutgers’ David Greenberg Available to Discuss Biden V.P. Pick, Kamala Harris

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


University of Redlands Political Scientist Renee Van Vechten on conventions & elections in 2020 & mail-in voting.

– University of Redlands

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