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Study: Vehicle Mileage Tax Is Best Option for Long-Term Highway Funding

A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.

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WVU Experts: Faculty Available to Discuss Presidential Debate

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UT Dallas Study Examines Diversity Trends in Past Presidential Appointments

A new UT Dallas study found significant differences in the rate that minorities and women were appointed to top federal jobs under the Democratic and Republican presidents between 1993 and 2013.

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SPUR President and CEO Gabriel Metcalf Named Inaugural Robert S. Cornish Chair

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Expected to advance Robert Cornish’s emphasis on regions as a natural framework for managing growth and promoting sustainable futures, the professorship focuses on innovative regional planning theory and practice within California.

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Meaningful Benefits in Math and Reading for Low-Income Students with High Attendance in Voluntary Summer Programs (Infographic)

Study suggests: Kids who attend more thrive more

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Black Men and Health Disparities 

What is the role of law and policy in eliminating racial health disparities? That is one of many topics to be discussed at “Black Men and Health Disparities,” an O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy Urges Civility in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Through research and a national partnership, Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is calling for civility and respect in Monday's presidential debates and the upcoming debates in October.

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Council on Undergraduate Research Announces Mentor Award Winner

The Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) annually recognizes an individual with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. CUR is pleased to announce Professor Wendy Bohrson, Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University, the 2016 recipient. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, CO in September.

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Voting Patterns, Rhetoric, and What’s At Stake: Researchers Available To Speak About The First Presidential Debate

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NYU to Host Public Debate: “Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?”—Sept. 29

NYU’s Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness will host a public debate—“Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt on Many Published Studies in Psychology?”—on Thurs., Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m.

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Are You a Jerk?

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Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

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For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

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Election Experts at DePaul University Discuss Presidential Race, Debates

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Penn State Receives Funds for Student-Centered Initiative on Energy Efficiency

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Penn State will use funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to launch a collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and Private Energy Partners (PEP) to innovate a data-driven, integrated, student-centered, and market-driven approach to help small food stores and restaurants lower energy bills. The Department of Environmental Protection funding for the project is provided by the U. S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.

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Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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UGA Expert Available to Comment on Charlotte Violence

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How Will Clinton and Trump Try to Engage the Emotions of Voters in the First Presidential Debate?







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