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Article ID: 712135

URI biologist, colleagues warn of peril from biological invasions as White House proposes to halve funding

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning about the growing peril of biological invasions and the increasing threat they pose to the economy, environment, public health and national security.

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30-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 711187

Transparency From Charities About How Funds Are Used Builds Trust and Increases Giving

Indiana University

Charitable and humanitarian organizations are increasingly tapping into a $30 billion crowdfunding market, not only to raise funds but to build donors' trust by being more transparent, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

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15-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    13-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709545

Eligibility Verification Could Save Billions in Improper Federal Benefit Payments

MITRE

MITRE Announces Payment Integrity Challenge Winner, Citizen Wallet concept by SAP, which could improve federal agencies’ ability to verify applicant eligibility for benefit payments.

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13-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 707319

How Innovative Funding Sources Can Secure Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC released a special report today for public and private sector leaders that addresses how to fund critical infrastructure required to maintain the safety and well-being of cities and communities. The Green Paper is entitled “Funding Resilience in the Greater Houston Region: Synopsis from a Public-Private Sector Workshop.”

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31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706448

WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million.

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14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705906

How economic theory and the Netflix Prize could make research funding more efficient

University of Washington

Two scientists use the economic theory of contests to illustrate how the competitive grant-application system has made the pursuit of research funding inefficient and unsustainable. They say alternatives, such as a partial lottery to award grants, could relieve pressure on professors and free up time for research.

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2-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705641

Study Suggests Universal Meningitis Vaccination Is Not Cost-Effective For College Students

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A computer-generated model developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that providing universal vaccination against meningitis B infection to students entering college may be too costly to justify the absolute number of cases it would prevent. The study also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination might be worth requiring on college campuses.

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19-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705313

Multi-Million Grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Will Fund National Implementation of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Aging-in-Place Program

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will receive the largest grant ever given by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to a single nurse-driven innovation, marking JHSON’s leadership in transformative models of care that focus on social determinants of health. The grant, totaling nearly $3 million, will fund large-scale, national implementation of JHSON’s Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program.

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12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704912

Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime

University of Notre Dame

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

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4-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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