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Student Ventures From USC to Attend Blackstone Launchpad Demo Day in New York

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has chosen four USC student ventures to participate in the first annual Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day in New York City

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School Shooting in Washington Brings Issue Back to the National Forefront

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The Halloween Fear Factor: Film, Psychology and Philosophy Experts Available to Discuss Why People Enjoy the Thrill of Being Scared

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The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World

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In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, and probably will, be seen by prying eyes. In a new paper, a noted Washington University in St. Louis privacy law expert makes the case that when properly understood, privacy rules will be an essential and valuable part of our digital future.

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IU Mckinney's Public Forum About Ebola, Law and Public Health Viewable Live Online

IU McKinney School of Law, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, will host a public forum on Ebola, law and public health today. The lecture will be available live and archived online.

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Traditional, Tea Party Conservatives Seem Split on Foreign Policy

Foreign policy looms large as the 2014 midterm elections approach. But traditional conservatives and their tea party counterparts may bring different concerns and motivations to the November ballot, according to University of Washington political scientist Christopher Parker.

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UT Dallas Team Infuses Science into 'Minecraft' Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni.

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UCLA to Play Leading Role in NIH Initiative to Boost Biomedical Workforce Diversity

UCLA will run the coordination and evaluation center for the National Institutes of Health's five-year, multi-institution initiative to boost the diversity of the nation’s biomedical workforce.

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Twitter Can Be Useful Tool for Public Health Organizations — but Must Be Carefully Monitored

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Social media marketing strategies present both challenges and opportunities for public health professionals. It’s an effective way of reaching large audiences, but social media can also be used to spread misinformation. That’s the findings of a situational analysis by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis of a recent social media campaign by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The study suggests that public health organizations need to pay close attention to how they disseminate information, and also to the response the campaign gets.

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Should a Facebook “Like” Be Protected Free Speech?

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One billion Facebook users generate 2.7 billion “likes” per day (or 1,875,000 every minute). Increasingly, social media has become a form of social and political engagement, and 47 percent of Facebook users have “liked” political cause-related comments. Protected free speech is a luxury the Western world has long enjoyed.

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