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Article ID: 536610

Iowa's Special Role in Primaries May End in 2008, Expert Suggests

Washington University in St. Louis

Today's Iowa Caucuses may be the last in which the largely rural, sparsely populated and predominately white conservative Midwestern state exerts such a huge influence on the presidential nomination process, predicts Steven S. Smith, a political expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released:
3-Jan-2008 3:10 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536604

Casting a Vote for Workplace Civility in 2008

Johns Hopkins University

Politicians may sling mud at one another, but wise workers will stay above the fray during the 2008 presidential election campaign by keeping heated political discussions out of the workplace, a civility expert says.

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3-Jan-2008 11:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536539

Bhutto's Death Dims Hope for Fresh Break in Pakistan, Says Expert

Washington University in St. Louis

Today's assassination of Benazir Bhutto is not only a great loss to Pakistan, but also a great loss to the world, says a sociocultural anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis who lived in Pakistan for six months and whose research focuses on Islamic movements in that country and in Afghanistan.

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27-Dec-2007 8:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 536520

Watch Out for Holiday E-Mails Warns UAB's Computer Forensics Researchers

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Last year security researchers saw the creation of the world's largest "botnet", or collection of personal computers being controlled by hackers," said Gary Warner, director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "This botnet, called "the Storm Botnet," has at various times included more than 3 million infected computers," Warner said. "One of the primary ways machines became infected was by users clicking on e-mails that were often associated with holidays, including Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July and others.

Released:
26-Dec-2007 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 536511

Trailing Media and Candidates in New Hampshire: Experts Available

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland political communication experts Kathleen E. Kendall and Shawn Parry-Giles will be in New Hampshire to observe the final days of campaigning before the nation's first Primary. Kendall has chronicled the interactions between media, candidates and citizens in New Hampshire since 1988. Kendall and Parry-Giles will be available for media interviews and should be contacted directly.

Released:
24-Dec-2007 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 536450

Last-minute Tips to Keep the Holidays Happy and Avoid Family Meltdowns

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Today's busy families have moved toward a pattern of individual activities (listening to an iPod, surfing the internet), rather than joint activities, according to Dennis Orthner, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Orthner offers seven tips to keep the holidays happy.

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20-Dec-2007 10:30 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 536403

Election 2008: Experts Available for Commentary

Central Michigan University

Election 2008 is in full swing and it is any candidates' ballgame. Central Michigan University experts are available for commentary on various issues including elections and voting, campaign practices, youth political participation, the Iraq war, health care, global warming, candidates' use of the Web and new media, and candidate communication.

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19-Dec-2007 8:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 536336

Experts Discuss Quest for the White House: Round Two

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Experts from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) discuss the 2008 presidential campaign. Topics include Mitt Romney's remarks about his religious beliefs; campaign financing; religion and politics; political polling, and African American voters.

Released:
17-Dec-2007 12:15 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536309

Election Experts Available

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas researchers available to comment on the pre-primary period, funds and fundraising, the use of Web sites and blogs, negative campaigning and the impact of debates -- as well as on candidate Mike Huckabee.

Released:
17-Dec-2007 12:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 536223

Peter Roby on Mitchell Steroid Report

Northeastern University

On Thursday, December 13, 2007, Major League Baseball (MLB) will release the highly anticipated findings from former Senator George Mitchell's investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball. Northeastern University's Athletic Director Peter Roby is available to comment on this issue.

Released:
13-Dec-2007 7:00 AM EST

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