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Newswise: Media Law, Communication, and Free Speech Expert Comments on Supreme Court Ruling on a Student’s Profane Rant
Released: 23-Jun-2021 5:50 PM EDT
Media Law, Communication, and Free Speech Expert Comments on Supreme Court Ruling on a Student’s Profane Rant
California State University, Fullerton

Jason Shepard, professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, specializes in media law and is available to comment on this morning’s 8-1 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the free speech of a high school cheerleader who posted a profane rant on Snapchat in 2017.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 3:25 PM EDT
DOE Announces $22 Million for Energy Research Projects in Underserved Regions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $22 million in funding for nine projects covering a range of energy research topics from grid integration, solar energy, wind energy, and advanced manufacturing.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
AMA Passes ACR-Led Resolution Opposing Paying Patients to Switch Treatments
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates passed a resolution developed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to oppose insurance companies providing financial incentives for patients to switch from their prescribed treatment to a payer-preferred treatment.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
"Supreme Court Backs Cursing Cheerleader, But It's a Narrow Ruling," Explains @KenPaulson1, Director of @FreeSpeechMTSU.
Middle Tennessee State University

The Court's 8-1 ruling in favor of a disgruntled high school cheerleader had the potential to either expand the free-rights of public school students or limit them. It did neither.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 1:45 PM EDT
UA Little Rock awarded $453,000 contract from Arkansas Department of Corrections to study state’s prison culture and climate
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Arkansas Department of Corrections has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a multi-year contract of more than $453,000 to study and assess prison culture and climate in Arkansas. At the end of the study, UA Little Rock will provide a final report with conclusions and recommendations about each unit in the prison system, a review of the educational programming throughout the system, recommendations with corresponding best practices for DOC administration, and recommendations to improve the culture and climate throughout the system.

22-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New UN Report Calls For Urgent Help For World’s Oceans
University of Portsmouth

A new United Nations report calls for an urgent change in the way the world’s oceans are managed.

Newswise: Bahran honored with Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Service
Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Bahran honored with Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Service
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Rian Bahran, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist on assignment in Washington, D.C, has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his exemplary performance.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Call for Nominations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a call for nominations for the 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the U.S. Government.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Political Variables Carried More Weight Than Healthcare in Government Response to COVID-19
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Political institutions such as the timing of elections and presidentialism had a larger influence on COVID-19 strategies than the institutions organizing national healthcare, according to a research team led by a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Memoir from Health Policy Expert Challenges American Health Care System and Inspires Change
Amplify Publishing

Amplify Publishing announces the release of Beyond Fear: How I Fought the Feds for Six Years—and Won by Ted Giovanis.

Newswise: MITRE Engenuity Forms Alliance to Define Strategy for U.S. Investment in Semiconductor Innovation
Released: 21-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT
MITRE Engenuity Forms Alliance to Define Strategy for U.S. Investment in Semiconductor Innovation
MITRE

MITRE Engenuity has established a semiconductor alliance to help define strategy for U.S. investment in this critical area.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Unifying Research: DHS S&T Hosts Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is convening U.S. government research organizations for the Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase, a unique four-part virtual content series that kicks off today and will run through August.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
War against climate change must include managed retreat – now
University of Delaware

Climate change will shape the future of coastal communities, with flood walls, elevated structures and possibly floating cities used to combat sea level rise. New research has found that managed retreat must be part of the solution now, and not a last resort.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Endocrine Society celebrates Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, which makes health care accessible to millions of individuals nationwide, including those with hormone health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid conditions, and breast and prostate cancer.

Newswise: Juneteenth Recognition Gains Momentum, Significance in Wake of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Protests
Released: 17-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Juneteenth Recognition Gains Momentum, Significance in Wake of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Protests
SUNY Buffalo State College

Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, seems poised to become the nation’s newest federally observed holiday. Also known as “Emancipation Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Jubilee Day,” Juneteenth recognizes the date on which Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African Americans of their freedom: June 19, 1865. This news essentially came two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863. Two professors put holiday's history and significance into modern context.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New Report Offers National Blueprint for Strengthening Family Planning Services in Medicaid Managed Care
George Washington University

A new report by researchers at the George Washington University lays out a blueprint for policies that can strengthen family planning for millions of Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid managed care.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 6:05 AM EDT
What's Next for China-U.S. Relations
University of California, Irvine

Four UCI faculty offer insights on the future of U.S.-China relations, covering topics as wide-ranging as educational exchange programs to Hollywood portrayals.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Most New Jerseyans Say Housing Costs are a Serious Problem; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Housing Access
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or “somewhat” (32 percent) difficult to find an affordable place to rent in New Jersey based on what they have experienced or heard.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $4 Million for Isotope R&D
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4 million in funding for 10 awards across 5 efforts to advance R&D for isotope production. This funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine, and industry.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Establishing Juneteenth As National Holiday is Opportunity to Create "New America"
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to establish Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday. This is an historic moment and an opportunity to create a “new America,” according to Anne Bailey, professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York and director of the Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy over Alzheimer's Treatment
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy over Alzheimer's Treatment
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Senior Lecturer Supriya Munshaw – an expert in the commercialization of early-stage technologies, especially in the life science and medical device industries – offers her insights into the FDA’s rationale for approving the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab, the price set by Biogen, the future of FDA leadership, and other related topics, in this Q&A.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Finding Pathways For Sustainable Development in Africa
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new project funded by the Belmont Forum will develop novel tools and capacities to understand and manage interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and support sustainable development pathways for African countries.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:05 AM EDT
How should governments offer subsidies for clean-energy heating?
Aalto University

Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global heating will be done with heat pumps. A new study from Aalto University assesses the impact of heat pumps on energy consumption as well as how heat pumps should be subsidised.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Drug Rebates for Insurers Tied to Higher Costs for Patients, Especially the Uninsured
University of Washington

The study found that rebates were associated with increases in out-of-pocket costs for patients by an average of $6 for those with commercial insurance, $13 for Medicare patients and $39 for the uninsured.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 10:35 AM EDT
New S&T Funding Opportunities Available for First Responder Technology R&D
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is seeking white papers from industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community for research and development into 10 new first responder technology funding opportunities.

Newswise: Keeping the peace
Released: 14-Jun-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Keeping the peace
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on how — and in what context — peacekeepers can contain the spread of violence in fragile post-conflict areas.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Defending Science And The First Amendment, ASA Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Pacira’s Lawsuit
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) asked United States District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo on June 11 to see the “trade libel” suit filed by Pacira BioSciences two months ago for what it is: an egregious and unjustified public relations campaign that seeks to chill scientific research and debate about Pacira’s controversial drug EXPAREL (liposomal bupivacaine). In its case, Pacira disputes the conclusions of peer-reviewed articles and an editorial in the February 2021 issue of Anesthesiology that EXPAREL lacks a comparative benefit over standard bupivacaine, even though it costs 100 times as much.

Newswise: How Will We Protect American Infrastructure from Cyberattacks
Released: 14-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT
How Will We Protect American Infrastructure from Cyberattacks
Arizona State University (ASU)

While the Biden administration negotiates an infrastructure package, ASU experts offer insight about the protective role cybersecurity must play

Newswise: University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
Released: 11-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
University of Redlands

Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth and why should we fight to make it a national holiday? Those questions and more will be answered during the University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth event June 15-17, 2021 at redlands.edu/juneteenth. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
FSU Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth 2021
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: June 11, 2021 | 2:29 pm | SHARE: In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed.

Newswise: The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:55 AM EDT
The 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference- Call for Papers
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA), cordially invite all to join the 2021 Asian Law and Society Virtual International Conference on “Law, Crisis and Revival in Asia” on 17-18 September 2021. The call for abstracts, relevant to the topic – Relationship of the Law and Society in Asia, is now open. (Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2021.)

Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Evaluating Border Security Technologies in the Plains (and Skies) of North Dakota
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and its National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) have been working with a coalition of partners (including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, and industry) for more than a year on Air Domain Awareness (ADA) efforts, culminating with a series of technology demonstrations that kicked off in April 2021.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Albany Law School Announces Changes to Board of Trustees
Albany Law School

Albany Law School is pleased to welcome Stephen J. Rehfuss ’85 and William F. Schwitter ’83 as new members to its Board of Trustees. Both were appointed to five-year terms by the Board last week. Rory J. Radding ’75 has been named an emeritus trustee.

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Released: 9-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
UCI Experts Produce Guide for Defense Attorneys Fighting Use of Rap Lyrics in Trials
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 9, 2021 — Criminology and legal experts at the University of California, Irvine have released Rap on Trial: A Legal Guide for Attorneys, to help protect artists from having their lyrics used against them in court. Rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence in hundreds of cases, and a high-profile ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals recently allowed a few lines of rap to help put a man behind bars for 50 years.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
2021 Gov Race is Currently Murphy’s to Lose
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Governor Phil Murphy currently has a clear path to reelection victory, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Newswise: Political science professors sign statement warning of threats to US democracy
Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Political science professors sign statement warning of threats to US democracy
University of Notre Dame

Five University of Notre Dame professors who specialize in different areas of democracy studies recently signed a strong statement of concern issued by the think tank New America warning of the serious threats to democracy in the U.S.

Newswise: Mandating vaccination could reduce voluntary compliance
Released: 7-Jun-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Mandating vaccination could reduce voluntary compliance
Santa Fe Institute

A new study based on evidence from Germany and on a model of the dynamic nature of people’s resistance to COVID-19 vaccination sounds an alarm: mandating vaccination could have a substantial negative impact on voluntary compliance.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Murphy’s Pandemic-High Ratings Ease; High Marks on Handling of the Pandemic Continue, Taxes Still a Sore Spot
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

– More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.


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