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Newswise: Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

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Camilla Townsend, a history professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick whose research focuses on the relationship between indigenous people and Europeans throughout the Americas, says there is room for both holidays.

Channels: Civil Liberties, History, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Politics,

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11-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT
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Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Amber Guyger’s Controversial Hug

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The gesture toward the former Dallas police officer sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering a black man in his own apartment has sparked controversy over compassion in the courtroom. What are the limits? Who is on the receiving end? And why? Rutgers-Newark School of Criminal Justice Professor and former Chief Judge in Newark Municipal Court Victoria Pratt is available to offer perspective.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

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7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.

Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.

Rutgers University

Do bulletproof backpacks, lobbies, metal detectors, cameras, guards and other beefed up security measures in response to previous school shootings protect our students from school violence? We spoke with Matthew Mayer, associate professor with the Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate School of Education, whose research focuses on school violence prevention and promoting safe and productive schools, to find out.

Channels: Back to School, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics,

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3-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
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The Jed Foundation and Tyler Clementi Center Join to Support Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health of LGBTQ+ College Students

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Working in tandem, the Tyler Clementi Center and JED will develop a “toolkit” – the first of its kind in the country – to better guide the higher education community and improve the college experience and mental health outcomes for queer- and trans-spectrum college students.

Channels: Behavioral Science, LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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27-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup

Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup

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Rutgers names commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients for all locations, including Super Bowl LIII champions Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty, Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and scholar Dorothy Roberts.

Channels: Education, Sports,

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10-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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What Changes in the Tax Code Mean for New Jersey

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Jay Soled, a professor and director of the Master of Accountancy in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, explains what returns New Jersey taxpayers can expect.

Channels: Economics, U.S. Politics,

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21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

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PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, Terrorism, U.S. Politics, Religion,

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15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

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Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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