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Newswise: Professor Urges Students to Act if They Suspect Someone of Violence

Article ID: 538213

Professor Urges Students to Act if They Suspect Someone of Violence

University of Mississippi

Students on college campuses should not hesitate to call the police if they suspect another student or faculty member could commit a violent act, says a criminal justice professor who has written extensively on the subject of school safety. In light of recent shootings at campuses in Illinois and Arkansas, Chester Quarles said students have a collective responsibility to act and diffuse potentially violent situations.

Released:
29-Feb-2008 8:35 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 538198

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Resources from the AGA

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

The most important message to share during Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and any time, is Get Screened. Screening saves lives. Everyone age 50 and older should talk with their doctor to determine which test is right for them. The American Gastroenterological Association has a number of resources available about colorectal cancer.

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28-Feb-2008 2:00 PM EST
Newswise: Marketing Expert: IRL-Champ Deal Offers Hope for Open-wheel Racing

Article ID: 538069

Marketing Expert: IRL-Champ Deal Offers Hope for Open-wheel Racing

University of Indianapolis

The long-awaited unification between the Indy Racing League and the owners of the Champ Car World Series creates opportunities for open-wheel racing to regain some of its lost audience and financial support, according to a sports marketing expert at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Larry DeGaris is available for interviews on this and other sports marketing issues.

Released:
26-Feb-2008 10:25 AM EST
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Article ID: 538022

Starbucks' Tuesday 'Teach-in' Is Smart Move, Says Business Prof

University of Indianapolis

Starbucks' decision to close its stores Tuesday for three hours of employee training is a clever corporate move with potential impact beyond the stated purpose, says an assistant professor of management at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Terry Schindler is available for further comment on this and other topics related to Starbucks and management strategy.

Released:
22-Feb-2008 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 538005

Spin Expert Discusses U.S. Election Candidates

Queen's University

David Skillicorn, Queen's University computing professor and expert in political spin, says Barack Obama has a tendency to spin his messages, while John McCain has the lowest level of spin of all the candidates "“ followed by Hillary Clinton. Using computer software designed to detect deception, Dr. Skillicorn analyzed speeches by candidates for the U.S. presidential election from the beginning of 2008 to the middle of February.

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22-Feb-2008 11:45 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: No Serious Roadblocks in Northwest-Delta Merger: Expert Available

Article ID: 537954

No Serious Roadblocks in Northwest-Delta Merger: Expert Available

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University's Ted Bolema, an expert on business mergers and antitrust law and a former trial attorney with the Department of Justice, says that he expects no serious roadblocks in a possible merger between Northwest and Delta Airlines. He is available to comment on the issue.

Released:
21-Feb-2008 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 537948

Emergency Preparedness Expert Available to Discuss Satellite Re-entry

Rowan University

Dr. Robert S. Fleming can discuss the potential fallout if the broken spy satellite is shot down.

Released:
20-Feb-2008 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 537912

Author on Democracy in Cuba Comments on Castro's Announcement

Virginia Tech

"This is a glorious day for Fidel Castro," said Virginia Tech political science Professor Ilja Luciak regarding the Cuban leader's announcement today that he would not return as president or commander in chief. "He chose to step down on his own terms, ensuring orderly transition and confounding his enemies, who have been waiting to oust him for more that 50 years.

Released:
19-Feb-2008 8:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 537906

What Does Castro's Resignation Mean for Cuba?

Canisius College

As an ailing Fidel Castro resigns as Cuba's president after nearly a half-century in power, questions arise as to what his resignation will mean for the Communist country. Born in Cuba, Rene De La Pedraja, PhD, is a professor of history at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and has done extensive research on Cuba and Fidel Castro. Dr. De La Pedraja offers some insights regarding the situation.

Released:
19-Feb-2008 4:35 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: The End of Castro's Reign: Expert Available for Commentary

Article ID: 537905

The End of Castro's Reign: Expert Available for Commentary

Central Michigan University

Cuban leader Fidel Castro stated in an announcement posted on the Web site of the state-run newspaper Granma that he will resign from his 49-year reign as head of state. Central Michigan University professor of political science Orlando Pérez, a Cuban-American who specializes in Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations, is available to comment on the changes that this might bring.

Released:
19-Feb-2008 4:05 PM EST

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