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love, Domestic Violence, Communication, Valentine's Day, Expression, Conflict

Valentine's Day Experts Available for Interviews on Love, Communication and the Not-So-Happy Endings

Texas Tech experts can discuss how to express love effectively, why people stay in bad relationships, intimate partner violence, mental abuse, how a couple's handling of conflict is more important than amount of conflict in a relationship and how everyday acts of love mean more than cards, candy and flowers.

Life

Arts and Humanities

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Sexual Aggression, Sexual Assault, RAPE, Stalking, V Day, Eve Ensler, Heart Health, Cardiovascular, Television, Reality Television, Library, Libraries, Librarian, Library Lovers' Month

"˜Matters of the Heart' Experts: from Health to TV Shows

February is the month of love and other "matters of the heart." Several Central Michigan University experts are available to comment on topics related to this theme.

Medicine

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Sexual Dysfunction, Embryo, eggs, Aging, Reproduction

University Offers Experts in Reproduction

Experts can discuss cutting-edge reproduction research and translational medicine between equine reproduction and human reproduction. Topics include newly discovered causes of sexual dysfunction, how mammals recognize that they are pregnant, factors affecting fetus sex differentiation, affects of aging, and selection the sex of offspring.

Medicine

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Harlan, Heart, Nutrition, Diet, Cholesterol

Gourmet Food for Healthy Hearts

Dr. Timothy S. Harlan, assistant professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, provides delicious recipes and sound nutritional advice as "Dr. Gourmet" on his nutrition website at www.drgourmet.com.

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NYU, Heart, Attack, Women, Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle, Angioplasty

Female Cardiology Experts Available to Discuss Women's Heart Health Issues

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in American women. More women than men die of cardiovascular disease. 462,000 women die annually, and 410,000 men die from the same cause, yet only 17 percent of cardiologists knew this, according to an AHA 2005 study. Women are twice as likely as men to die when they suffer a heart attack. Why? For one thing, they typically wait longer (20 minutes to 2 hours) to call 911.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Politics, President, Campaign, Women, Candidates, Hispanic, Voters, Civility

Expert Sources for 2008 Presidential Election Stories

Johns Hopkins University experts can comment on Hispanic voters, the fate of women candidates in past elections, civility in the midst of a heated election, presidential power and executive-congressional relations, and other aspects of the 2008 election.

Science

Worldwatch Institute, 2008 Report, Sustainability

Experts Ready to Comment on Worldwatch Report

UMass Amherst Experts are ready to comment on the Worldwatch Institutes "State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy" report and can speak to issues of energy and water resource economics, carbon taxes, green building and international trade and development.

Life

Law and Public Policy

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Hillary Clinton, Obama, New Hampshire, Political Communication, Voters, 2008 Presidential Election, Primary Elections, Campaign Style, Rhetoric

Analysis from New Hampshire: Hillary's Changed Style Made the Difference; Voters Humbled Media

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Hillary Clinton's changed campaign style made the difference last night, says a University of Maryland political communication expert just back from New Hampshire. Her colleague says voters there humbled media, pollsters and pundits in yesterday's first primary election of 2008.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Tet Offensive, Vietnam War, Viet Cong, Texas Tech

Experts Available to Speak about Tet Offensive

40 years after North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong troops used the beginning of the Vietnamese lunar new year to launch a sweeping military campaign that surprised allied South Vietnamese and U.S. forces and proved a turning point in public support of the war, scholars reflect on the offensive's strategic and political impact.

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Obama, Rhetoric, New Hampshire, 2008 Presidential Election, Hillary, Political Communication, Edwards, Huckabee, Giuliani, Romney, Media Coverage, Political Coverage

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

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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.

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Law and Public Policy

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Voter Fraud, Voter Id, U.S. Supreme Court, Government Issued Photo Id

University Expert Speaks on Supreme Court Voter ID Case

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.

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New Hampshire Primary, 2008 Election, Media Coverage, Political Media Coverage, 2008 Campaigns, Political Communication Experts, Obama, Hillary, Huckabee, Edwards, Mccain, Romney, Giuliani, Thompson, Biden, Dodd

Aboard the Primary Express: A 2008 New Hampshire Diary

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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.

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Mayor Elect Nutter, Philadelphia, Corruption, Michael Nutter, Inauguration, John Street

Philadelphia's Expectations for Great Change

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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.

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Iowa, New Hampshire, Primaries, Caucuses, Presidential Nominees

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

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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.

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Business

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Civility, Politics, Workplace

Casting a Vote for Workplace Civility in 2008

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.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Benazir Bhutto, Bhutto, Pakistan, Islamist, Sharia, Anthropology, Islamic Movement, Sociocultural Anthropologist

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

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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.

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Watch, Out, for, Holiday, E Mails, Warns, Uab’S, Computer, Forensics, Researchers, Storm, worm, Holiday, Attack

Watch Out for Holiday E-Mails Warns UAB's Computer Forensics Researchers

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.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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New Hampshire Primary, 2008 Election, Media Coverage, Political Media Coverage, 2008 Campaigns, Political Communication Experts

Trailing Media and Candidates in New Hampshire: Experts Available

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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.

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Holidays, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work

Last-minute Tips to Keep the Holidays Happy and Avoid Family Meltdowns

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.

Life

Law and Public Policy

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Presidential Election 2008, Presidential Candidates, Voting, Youth Political Participation, Health Care, Voting, Campaign Practices, Global Warming, Iraq War, Candidate Communication, New Media, Central Michigan University

Election 2008: Experts Available for Commentary

Election 2008 is in full swing and it is any candidates' ballgame. Central Michigan University experts are available for commentary on various issues including elections and voting, campaign practices, youth political participation, the Iraq war, health care, global warming, candidates' use of the Web and new media, and candidate communication.







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