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Study: After Affirmative Action Bans, Enrollment of Underrepresented Minority Students at Public Universities Has Not Kept Pace with Demographic Trends
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

In states that have banned affirmative action, the share of underrepresented minorities among students admitted to and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among those states’ high school graduates, according to new research. The study, by Mark Long at the University of Washington and Nicole Bateman at the Brookings Institution, was published today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Researchers Identify Potential Early Biomarker to Track Development of Dangerous Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Joslin Diabetes Center

Fatty liver disease not associated with alcohol consumption, which is called Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD, affects more than one billion people worldwide. Even in children the numbers are overwhelming, with up to 80 percent of pediatric patients who are considered obese affected worldwide. People with NAFLD can progress to a severe form known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which puts patients at higher risk for cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

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Newswise: Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Four Tips to Interviewing, Landing a New Job During COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As students prepare to graduate this May into a reeling economy and an uncertain employment climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have turned to technology to keep recruitment and business afloat.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore University of Technology and Design

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible.

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Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available
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Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Covid-19 tool allows health leaders to plan for critical care surge
RAND Corporation

Hospitals can prepare for a surge of patients critically ill with COVID-19, but it will require hospital leaders, practitioners and regional officials to adopt drastic measures that challenge the standard way of providing care, according to a new RAND Corporation report.


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