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Article ID: 529660

Tougher Gun Laws: Can They Stop the Violence?

Saint Joseph's University

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, America is asking tough questions about its gun laws. But at the same time, Americans are also asking if stricter gun laws will really lead to less violence. Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Saint Joseph's University's Institute for Violence Research and Prevention is not convinced that it's the guns that equal violence.

Released:
3-May-2007 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 529534

Expert Available for Comment on the Role of College Counseling Centers

Halstead Communications

Brian Quigley, Ph.D., director of counseling & psychological services at Marymount Manhattan College, is available for comment on the role of college counseling centers, particularly in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy.

Released:
1-May-2007 8:50 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 529354

Noted Gun-Control Scholar Calls VA Tech Shooter Poster Child for Gun Control Failure

Academy Communications

Gregg Lee Carter, professor at Bryant University and a scholar of guns in America, calls Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui a "poster child for the failure of gun control" in the United States. "Everybody who wrote the Brady Law and the Gun Control Act of 1968 did so with the intention that someone like Cho never obtain a firearm," says Carter, "and he got two of them without any trouble."

Released:
24-Apr-2007 3:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 529289

Prof: Really Listen to College Students' Reactions to Virginia Tech

Purdue University

Friends and family members of college students should provide a listening ear regarding students' fears and concerns about the Virginia Tech tragedy, says a Purdue University expert who studied how college students coped with 9/11.

Released:
23-Apr-2007 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 529095

Experts Can Comment on Aspects of Va. Tech Shootings

Central Michigan University

In the wake of the April 16 fatal shootings at Virginia Tech, several Central Michigan University faculty members are available to speak about the events from various perspectives.

Released:
17-Apr-2007 1:55 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 529081

Two Experts on Virginia Tech Shootings

Dick Jones Communications

A psychologist who has written four books on school crises and consulted at Columbine and Red Lake and a criminal justice professor who teaches one of the few courses on mass and serial murder, comment on the Virginia Tech shootings.

Released:
17-Apr-2007 12:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 524834

Cybersecurity Expert Says Nationwide Use of Computerized Voting Poses Risk

Purdue University

Many of the paperless computerized voting systems adopted in wake of the "hanging chad" presidential election controversy in 2000 have the potential to create more problems than they solve. According to Eugene Spafford, director of CERIAS, the technology may cause a debacle reminiscent of the 2000 election.

Released:
1-Nov-2006 3:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 522519

Looking at Castro through the Eyes of Cuba

University of Massachusetts Boston

Should ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro die or relinquish power, Cubans will experience a traumatic loss of the nation's most charismatic and controversial leader, according to a Cuba researcher at UMass Boston.

Released:
4-Aug-2006 5:30 PM EDT

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