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Mideast Peace Conference, Middle East, Summit, Peace Process, Palestine, Israel, Annapolis

History Shows Mideast Peace Talks Are Just a PR Campaign

As the Mideast peace conference continues, Central Michigan University experts on the Middle East agree that given the history of these types of talks, the Annapolis, Md. conference is simply to appease the public. These experts are available for commentary on the issue.

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Holiday Stress, Relatives, Expectations, Gifts

Expectations Typically Lead to Holiday Stress, Says Professor

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Holiday stress is typically caused by high or unrealistic expectations, according to a Kansas State University expert on family relationships.

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Supply, Chain, Outsourcing, risk, Management, Operations, Manufacturing, China, India

How the Gap Could Have Avoided Problems with Child Labor

The Gap Inc.'s recent discovery that some of its clothing manufactured in India was made by young children demonstrates a lack of understanding the pros and cons of international outsourcing. Through proper risk management, any firm can avoid damaging its reputation and losing market share.

Medicine

A Fib, Afib, Heart Conditions, Heart Problems, Cheney Heart Surgery

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at the UVA Health System. A transcript of Afib FAQs and video of Dr. Mangrum are posted with this release.

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Mideast, Annapolis, Israelis, Palestinians, Summit, Experts

Law Faculty Can Analyze Mideast Talks

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah announced today that Professors Amos Guiora, who served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces, and Chibli Mallat, a longtime peace activist and candidate for the presidency of Lebanon, are available to provide informed commentary and analysis on the Israeli-Palestinian summit, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Obesity, Weight Management

Larger Than Life: The Root Causes of Obesity

Dr. Sara Kirk is a former registered dietician and an expert on the management and prevention of obesity. The new Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research is with Dalhousie's School of Health Services Administration and she points to a huge body of literature that says we need to look at the culture and the environment to get to the root causes of obesity.

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Experts For Your Holiday Stories, From Tulane University

Experts for Your Holiday Stories

Looking for an expert on holiday travel, shopping, diet and health issues? Tulane University faculty are available to comment.

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Climate Change, Political Science, Social Science, NSF, Oregon

People Matter, Too, When Looking at Climate Change

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Ron Mitchell, a political scientist at the University of Oregon, is part of an initiative promoting interdisciplinary action through his role in DISCCRS, an National Science Foundation-funded project.

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Toy Safety, Online Shopping, Holiday Diet, Nutrition, Holiday Blues, Stress, Parenting, Children At Christmas, Injury Prevention, Retail Sales, Holiday Spending, Thoughtful Giving

Holiday Experts

The following University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) experts are available to discuss topics related to the holidays, from safe on-line shopping tips to holiday stress.

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Election 2008, Mormonism, Presidential Candidates, Affluent Politicians

University Experts Discuss 2008 Quest for White House

Media experts from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) sound off on the 2008 presidential candidates. Topics include: women as serious presidential candidates; voters and affluent politicians; the role of exit polls; religion and the election; Mormonism and the presidency.

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Cihr, Irsc, Canadian Institutes Of Health Research, Instituts De Recherche En Santé Du Canada

Experts Available to Comment on Health Research to Improve Patient Safety

Nearly a quarter of Canadian adults reported that they, or a member of their family, had experienced a preventable medical adverse event. Health researchers funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on infection control and patient safety are available to speak about their project and how their work will make a difference in Canadian hospitals.

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Bill Clinton, Green, Climate Change, Sustainability, Wal Mart, Energy

Sustainability Expert Available to Discuss Bill Clinton's New "˜Green' Initiative with Wal-Mart

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Tom Kelly, director of the Office of Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss Bill Clinton's new initiative with Wal-Mart to make sustainability efforts more affordable for cities.

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E. Coli, Food Safety, Recalls

Food Safety Expert Available to Speak about E. coli in Beef

Mindy Brashears, director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University, can speak about issues involving food safety and E. coli O157:H7.

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American Diabetes Month, World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Foot Infection, Nail Fungus, Onychomycosis, Topical Therapies, Pexiganan

Expert Available For American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day

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The UN recently passed a landmark resolution designating World Diabetes Day an official United Nations Day to be observed each year beginning in 2007. Among the serious health problems facing millions of diabetics are Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI) and onychomycosis (commonly known as nail fungus). For those covering this news, MacroChem makes available Robert J. DeLuccia, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Board of MacroChem.

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Schools, Shooting, Psychology, Trauma, guns, Counseling, Students, Education

Keep Schools Open After Shooting, Psychologist Advises

Schools have a tendency to close for the entire week after a shooting incident but it would be better if they remained open. At the very least they should be open for counseling, says a psychologist who has written four books on school crises and served on counseling teams after the shootings at Littleton, CO and Red Lake, MN.

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Spam, Cybersleuth, Defraud, Consumers, Computer

Expert Available: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

E-mail spam frustrates computer users every day. A nationally renowned cybersleuth and veteran consultant to the FBI warns against the threat of spam.

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Expert Available to Discuss NAEP Data

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The U.S. Department of Education plans to release 2007 national and state mathematics and reading scores for the National Assessment of Education Progress on Tuesday. Indiana University mathematics education expert Peter Kloosterman conducts research involving NAEP results and can discuss the latest results.

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Greece, Elections, Government

Expert Available to Discuss Outcome of Greek Elections

National elections in Greece are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, just weeks after the deadly fires in southern Greece that killed dozens of people and injured many others.

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Virginia Tech, Gun Violence, Gun Laws

Tougher Gun Laws: Can They Stop the Violence?

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, America is asking tough questions about its gun laws. But at the same time, Americans are also asking if stricter gun laws will really lead to less violence. Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Saint Joseph's University's Institute for Violence Research and Prevention is not convinced that it's the guns that equal violence.

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Higher Education, College Students, Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatric Care, Student Health

Expert Available for Comment on the Role of College Counseling Centers

Brian Quigley, Ph.D., director of counseling & psychological services at Marymount Manhattan College, is available for comment on the role of college counseling centers, particularly in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy.







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