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Student Voters' Choice: Increasing Access for Civic Engagement

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​College students across California will have greater access to a vital civic duty, thanks to the placement of multi-day voting centers on campuses in participating counties.

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14-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Expert Calls on World Leaders to Use Global Summit to Make Roads Safer Worldwide

George Washington University

A commentary published Feb. 13 in The Lancet calls on government officials attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit for Road Safety in Sweden to examine whether current actions to make roadways safer worldwide work.

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13-Feb-2020 6:45 PM EST
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Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
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UCI Esports receives $50,000 gift from top video game streamer Pokimane

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 — Popular gaming personality Pokimane has donated $50,000 to the University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program. An initial $25,000 gift this year will be combined with the remaining $25,000 in 2021 to create an endowment that will fund tuition and fees for gamers selected by UCI Esports.

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13-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
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University Student Fulfills Childhood Dream with White House Internship

Augustana University, South Dakota

Emily Novotny ’20, who is now an Augustana University alumna, says her dreams have come true. The government/international affairs and communications double major landed a highly coveted internship at the White House in the fall of 2019 through the university’s Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) program.

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13-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Exhibit sheds light on railways’ discriminatory history

Cornell University

The American rail system has connected people and places across the nation, but its early history is marked by division and violence.

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13-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
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Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers

Wichita State University

Blind and low-vision Shockers and campus visitors now have a high-tech option for free visual aid on campus offered through an Aira Access agreement with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services.

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13-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Association for Psychological Science

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

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13-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
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Newswise: A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect

A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect

University of South Australia

Victims of child abuse suffer enormous immediate and long-term consequences, with impacts extending beyond individuals and across generations. Preventing child abuse and neglect is imperative, yet not enough is known about pathways into child maltreatment and how these can be disrupted. Now, researchers at the University of South Australia are breaching this gap by investigating predictors of child maltreatment and the factors that contribute to better or worse outcomes for victims and their children.

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13-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
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