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University Chaplain and Gender Equity Director Issue Joint Statement on 2015 Millennials, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Survey

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Rich Countries are Failing the Most Vulnerable, Says New Report by OECD

Donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions, according to a new report authored by NYU's Center on International Cooperation for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Great Lakes, Middle East Leaders to Gather for Water Summit

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Government officials, organization leaders and environmental experts from the U.S., Canada and the Middle East will convene April 23-24 for a University of Illinois at Chicago summit addressing water issues in the Great Lakes and Jordan River Valley.

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U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Roberta Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15.

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@GWpublichealth Dean @drlynngoldman can comment on #SCOTUS Mercury & Air Toxics Standards Case

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Students at University of Utah College of Social Work Take a Front Seat on Defense Team in High-Profile Murder Case

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Rob Butters, an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work who is also director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, served as an expert witness for the defense team representing a teenager accused of murdering 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak of Utah in 2012. Butters enlisted the help of students in his forensic social worker class to work on the case to give them real-life experience in the field.

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Legal Scholar: Father’s Rights Movement Led to Reform in Family Law

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Much has been written about the history of the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 20th century, but little is known about how heterosexual men navigated dramatic changes in the legal regulation of families in the 1980s. In a new paper forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review (2016), Deborah Dinner, JD, PhD, associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, provides the first legal history of the father’s rights movement, analyzing how middle-class white men responded to rising divorce rates by pursuing reform in both family law and welfare policy.

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ACS Recognizes the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society will recognize the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its tireless efforts in promoting the peaceful use of chemistry at the Society’s 249th National Meeting & Exposition.

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Direct Engagement with Constituents a Plus for Political Leaders

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Politicians who discuss hot-button issues in online town halls can persuade their constituents about the merits of their positions on policy matters, engender greater trust and approval, and inspire more citizens to vote for them.

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Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals From Accessing Firearms and Can Reduce Violent Crime

A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal violence.