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Newswise: Controversy Over Obama's Rhetoric: Energizing or Just Talk?

Article ID: 536718

Controversy Over Obama's Rhetoric: Energizing or Just Talk?

University of Maryland, College Park

As voters go to the polls in New Hampshire, Barak Obama's rhetoric has become a "controversial, key storyline" says University of Maryland political communication expert Shawn Parry-Giles, who has been in New Hampshire observing media and candidates and citizens.

Released:
8-Jan-2008 2:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 536679

University Expert Speaks on Supreme Court Voter ID Case

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

On Jan. 9, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case that will determine whether an Indiana law requiring all voters to present a government-issued photo ID before voting is unconstitutional and unfairly impacts the elderly, the poor and minorities. An Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis expert is available for media interviews regarding the case.

Released:
7-Jan-2008 3:15 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Aboard the Primary Express: A 2008 New Hampshire Diary

Article ID: 536639

Aboard the Primary Express: A 2008 New Hampshire Diary

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland political communication expert Kathleen Kendall is continuing a 20-year tradition: trailing presidential candidates through New Hampshire from an unusual vantage. Traveling and sitting with the press, Kendall carefully notes the interactions between the candidates, media and citizens. See her dispatches from the Granite State.

Released:
4-Jan-2008 1:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Philadelphia's Expectations for Great Change

Article ID: 536633

Philadelphia's Expectations for Great Change

Saint Joseph's University

No longer "corrupt and contented"? Noted political commentator Randall Miller, Ph.D., of Saint Joseph's University discusses the sweeping changes expected in Philadelphia with the inauguration of Mayor-elect Michael Nutter.

Released:
4-Jan-2008 11:25 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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

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.

Released:
3-Jan-2008 11:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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

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.

Released:
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
Newswise: Trailing Media and Candidates in New Hampshire: Experts Available

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.

Released:
20-Dec-2007 10:30 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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