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Newswise: UCLA Research Finds that U.S. Sick Leave Policies Widen Racial Inequalities, Lag Nearly Every Other Country
22-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
UCLA Research Finds that U.S. Sick Leave Policies Widen Racial Inequalities, Lag Nearly Every Other Country
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) released the first study to systematically analyze how common sick leave eligibility criteria in the U.S. affect access and to examine sick leave policies globally to understand whether these criteria are necessary. The research found marked racial and gender gaps in leave access in the U.S. due to restrictions targeting workers at small businesses, part-time workers, and workers at new jobs.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections
George Washington University

Democratic voters continue to have more faith in state and local elections than Republicans, according to new data from the George Washington University Politics Poll.

23-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Research Suggests Ending Eviction Moratoriums Led to Spikes in COVID Cases and Deaths
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the disease both increased dramatically after states lifted eviction moratoriums that had been in place to protect people who were struggling to make rent payments during the pandemic.

Newswise: Financial Management Expert to Lead Government Finance Research Center at UIC
Released: 23-Jul-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Financial Management Expert to Lead Government Finance Research Center at UIC
University of Illinois Chicago

Deborah Carroll joins the University of Illinois Chicago from the University of Central Florida, where she is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration and the director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

Newswise: WVU Faculty Receive $125,000 to Tap Into Water Research Issues in West Virginia
Released: 23-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT
WVU Faculty Receive $125,000 to Tap Into Water Research Issues in West Virginia
West Virginia University

Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute, said the funds are critical for engaging young faculty in water research and for nurturing new and larger research opportunities.

Newswise: Chula Researchers Caution Against Online Gambling during COVID-19
Released: 23-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Researchers Caution Against Online Gambling during COVID-19
Chulalongkorn University

According to Chula researchers the volume of online gambling has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, posing a serious threat to minors, and the government should urgently tackle this problem.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Cybercrime Bill to Rise During Pandemic
Flinders University

A new study of almost 12,000 Australians has found one-third of the adult population has experienced pure cybercrime during their lifetime, with 14% reporting this disruption to network systems in the past 12 months.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Erin King Sweeney Joins Bipartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs
Cornell University

Former Republican Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has joined the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as senior associate director.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University Partners with Leading Health System Kaiser Permanente to Improve Housing Stability, Prevent Homelessness, and Advance Health Equity
George Washington University

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores what research has long documented — that unjust housing policies and housing instability are at the root of many health inequities across the country. In response to this growing challenge, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) is launching a new project in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and HealthBegins to connect health systems with legal resources for greater housing stability and eviction prevention.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Small-Scale Worker Resistance Impacts Food Delivery Economy in China
Cornell University

Research from Cornell University has revealed a new form of bargaining power among Chinese platform-based food delivery workers, who conduct invisible mini-strikes by logging out of apps and airing grievances over.

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Released: 20-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
UCI Law Launches Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 20, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce the launch of the new Fair Elections and Free Speech Center. The Center is dedicated to advancing an understanding of, and offering means to counter, threats to the stability and legitimacy of democratic governments exacerbated by the unregulated growth of digital media and other technological changes in mass communication.

Newswise:Video Embedded cocoa-bean-dna-testing-offers-path-to-end-slavery-and-child-labour-in-chocolate-industry
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Released: 14-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Cocoa bean DNA testing offers path to end slavery and child labour in chocolate industry
University of Bath

A new method of DNA testing on cocoa beans could revolutionise the chocolate industry, offering consumers greater reassurance about the origins and ethics of their beloved confectionery, and giving the global cocoa industry a precision tool to help end slavery and child labour.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT
US citizen migrant children in Mexico lacking adequate health insurance
University of Houston

While attending a conference at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City several years ago, Sharon Borja was struck by the story of a young man who, as a child, joined his parents repatriating to their native country of Mexico.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Cuts to Local Government Funding in Recent Years Cost Lives, Study Finds
University of Liverpool

A new study from researchers at the University of Liverpool shows that decreasing local government funding over recent years probably contributed to declines in life expectancy in some areas of England, which was stalling even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 12-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Money talks: Wealthy ‘hijack’ agenda to gain policy influence
Cornell University

Cornell University professor of government published "Hijacking the Agenda: Economic Power and Political Influence" on June 30. The book explores lawmakers' attention to corporate and wealthy interests, even as income inequality widened to historic levels.

Newswise: UCLA Research Finds U.S. Lags 79 Other Nations in Preventing Immigration Detention of Children
Released: 9-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT
UCLA Research Finds U.S. Lags 79 Other Nations in Preventing Immigration Detention of Children
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Unlike nearly three-quarters of high-income countries, however, the U.S. has no laws specifically limiting the detention of accompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children, according to a new study by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD).

Released: 9-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Study Model Explores Impact of Police Action on Population Health
University of Washington

The authors of a new UW-led study write that because law enforcement directly interacts with a large number of people, “policing may be a conspicuous yet not-well understood driver of population health.”

Newswise: Aging U.S. Immigrant Population Poses Challenges to State Health Care Systems
2-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Aging U.S. Immigrant Population Poses Challenges to State Health Care Systems
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team led by Dr. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and director of faculty research at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI), has found the United States faces a potential crisis in terms of health care for documented, and undocumented immigrants.

Released: 2-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA Team Awarded Almost $3 Million for “Safe Return to School” Effort
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA team awarded almost $3 million by National Institutes of Health to increase COVID-19 testing access and uptake for underserved and vulnerable populations

Released: 1-Jul-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Business professors study ideal responses to ransomware attacks
University of Texas, Arlington

A pair of College of Business professors and their doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington are exploring how ransomware attacks sometimes pit organizations against the law enforcement agencies trying to protect them.

Newswise: UT/TT Poll: Texans' Views on Vaccines, Leadership, Legislation and the Future
Released: 30-Jun-2021 4:00 PM EDT
UT/TT Poll: Texans' Views on Vaccines, Leadership, Legislation and the Future
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showed significant differences along party lines on Texans’ attitudes about COVID-19 vaccines: 79% of Democrats report being vaccinated, compared with 47% of Republicans. And about a quarter of Texans (24%) say they are not planning on getting a vaccine.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Supreme Court: Off-campus student speech protected, but schools do have power to regulate
University of Georgia

The Supreme Court’s 8-1 recent decision in Mahanoy allows both sides to claim victory, according to Clare Norins, director of the University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic, who also serves as an assistant clinical professor.

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 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.

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 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: 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 1:10 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.

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.

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.

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


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