Thursday - September 24, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 145 items )  

AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 II: MSK Research Shows That Young Adults With Early-Onset Cancer Are at High Risk of Harboring Inherited Genetic Mutations
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: A study from Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) found that young patients ages 18 to 39 with early-onset cancer have an especially high risk of harboring inherited genetic (germline) mutations. Results from this study were presented by Zsofia K. Stadler, MD, medical oncologist at MSK, on June 19 during a media preview of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II (ht  more

Academy of Management Learning & Education Journal Posts Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, New York, June 22 -- The Academy of Management Learning and Education, a journal from the Academy of Management that says it features articles on management education in colleges and universities, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 issue: * Just Let Us Be: Domination, the Postcolonial Condition, and the Global Field of Business Schools * Management Learning in Historical Perspective: Rediscovering Rowntree and the British Interwar Management  more

Access Now: 365 Days and Counting - Myanmar Must End the Internet Blackout in Rakhine and Chin States
NEW YORK, June 23 -- Access Now issued the following news release: This week, on June 21, the states of Rakhine and Chin in Myanmar entered their second year of internet shutdowns in the region. The present shutdown is the third-longest internet shutdown in the world, and affects approximately 1.4 million people. Pakistan currently holds the record for longest and most severe internet shutdown in history, ending in 2019, and lasting almost ten years. Access Now joined a group of over 100 orga  more

Access Now: Brazilian Disinformation Bill Threatens Freedom of Expression and Privacy Online
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Following is a coalition letter on the dangerous misinformation bill (https://www.accessnow.org/brazil-congress-moving-forward-disinformation-bill-that-brings-free-expression-and-privacy-harms-to-new-levels/) advanced in Brazil's Congress, to which Access Now is a signatory. A draft bill (https://www25.senado.leg.br/web/atividade/materias/-/materia/141944) on disinformation is scheduled to be voted on this Thursday, 25 June, in  more

Access Now: ECOWAS Court Upholds Digital Rights, Rules 2017 Internet Shutdowns in Togo Illegal
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Access Now issued the following news release: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice ruled that the September 2017 internet shutdown ordered by the Togolese government during protests is illegal and an affront to the applicants' right to freedom of expression. The court ordered the government of Togo to pay two million CAF to the plaintiffs as compensation, and to take all the necessary measures to guarantee the implementation of s  more

ACLU Comment on Small Business Administration Amendment to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Eligibility for Business Owners With Criminal Records
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new rule expanding eligibility for federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to include a broader number of small business owners with criminal records, a group that is disproportionately Black and Latinx, to  more

ACLU Statement on Trump Administration Immigrant Restrictions
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by Andrea Flores, deputy director of immigration policy: The Trump administration today announced a series of new restrictions on temporary worker visas, a further attack on our nation's immigration system. * * * "This is not a COVID-19 response or an economic resp  more

ACLU, SEIU, Disability Rights Organizations File Petition Demanding HHS Mitigate the COVID-19 Crisis in America's Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings For People With Disabilities
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and partner organizations filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for the agency to take quick and essential action to correct  more

Action Against Hunger: Refugees Further Marginalized as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, June 22 -- Action Against Hunger issued the following news release: According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 80 million people in the world have been displaced, forced to flee their country because of conflict, violence, persecution, economic and social inequalities or climate change. This World Refugee Day, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in many parts of the world, Action Against Hunger warns that refugee, displaced and migrant populations are  more

Advocates for Children of New York Urges DOE to Follow State Guidance & Let 21-Year-Old Students Stay in School
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Advocates for Children of New York issued the following news release: Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), issued the following statement in response to new State guidance (http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-memo-over-age-students.pdf) strongly encouraging school districts to provide over-age high school students the opportunity to return to school next year to finish meeting graduation requi  more

African Wildlife Foundation: New York Grade Schoolers Publish Children Book Instilling Conservation Values
BROOKLYN, New York, June 25 -- The African Wildlife Foundation issued the following news: At PS 107 in Brooklyn, the PTA goes above and beyond its routine work by making a special contribution to the global community. Each year, the "Beast Relief" committee at PS 107 partners with a leading wildlife conservation group to publish a children's book about an endangered species. The books are written and illustrated by the fifth graders at PS 107, with all proceeds going to help protect wild animal  more

Ahead of House Vote, Everytown Announces Support for D.C. Statehood
NEW YORK, June 26 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements supporting H.R. 51, legislation to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. This would be the first House vote on D.C. statehood since 1993. "D.C. residents are on the frontlines of America's gun violence crisis, so they deserve an e  more

Albany Medical Center: Medical Student Recognized for Advocacy Efforts for Underrepresented Minorities
ALBANY, New York, June 23 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Albany Medical College student Sarah Martinez has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the nation's oldest and largest student-run organization focused on supporting current and future minority medical students. She will serve a one-year term as National Diversity Research Committee Co-Chairperson. "In her two years a  more

Albany Medical Center: National HIV Testing Day
ALBANY, New York, June 26 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: National HIV Testing Day (June 27) promotes the importance of testing in detecting, treating and preventing HIV. At Albany Med, multiple testing options make it easier than ever to get tested. Free, confidential testing for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24) is available Monday, June 29, Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Specializ  more

American Association for Advancement of Science: A View From My Basement
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news: By Sudip Parikh, CEO and executive publisher for science journals On 6 January, when I first walked through the doors of our beautiful living monument to science on New York Avenue in downtown Washington as the American Association for the Advancement of Science's new chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals, I had plenty of ideas for how my first 9  more

American Enterprise Institute: Economic Mobility Conundrums - A Closer Look at the Opportunity Insights University Rankings
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The American Enterprise Institute issued the following report: Key Points * Policymakers and the media are enthusiastic about ranking colleges based on students' economic mobility, but some healthy skepticism is warranted. * Ranking colleges and universities based on students' economic mobility can unfairly advantage institutions in places with extreme income inequality. * In one highly regarded mobility ranking, three states--New York, California, and Texas--accounted  more

American Jewish Congress Praises Kosovo for Designating Hezbollah Terrorist Organization
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress praises the government of the Republic of Kosovo for designating Hezbollah, both its political and military wings, as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah's activities are a direct threat to peace and security and Kosovo's decision is an important step in the global fight against terrorism. The artificial differentiation between Hezbollah's political and military wings has created open  more

American Jewish Congress Statement on the New York Primary Elections
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress congratulates all those who earned the electorate's trust in the New York primaries this week. Both incumbents and first-time candidates have now been called to respond to the moment and to the important expectations of the American people in a particularly difficult time for us all. We would like to especially congratulate Jamaal Bowman, Ritchie Torres, and Mondaire Jones, who ran im  more

American Journal of Roentgenology Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
LEESBURG, Virginia, June 23 -- The American Journal of Roentgenology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Cost-Minimization Analysis of Multidose and Single-Dose Packaging of Contrast Media for Contrast-Enhanced CT: Results From Real-World Data in China * Use of Contrast Medium Volume to Guide Prophylactic Hydration to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury After Contrast Administration: A  more

American National Standards Institute Submits Coordinated Response on National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has issued a formal coordinated response to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s request for comment to inform the development of an implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G. In May 2020, ANSI issued a call to action (https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story?  more

American National Standards Institute Welcomes New Members in June 2020
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) proudly welcomes 14 new members in June 2020. Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies Ally Financial Inc. Austin Police Department BNY Mellon Dart Container Edward Morel Funai Lexington Technology Corporation Kennametal, Inc. Nikola Corporation Pro-Line Hydralink Rapid, LLC Real Floors Commercial, Inc. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal   more

American National Standards Institute: People on the Move
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community. The Water Quality Association (WQA), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced two new leadership changes in its membership d  more

Armenian Assembly Welcomes Member Testimony in Support of Aid to Artsakh and Armenia
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Armenian Assembly of America issued the following news: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island provided testimony in support of continued demining aid to Artsakh and assistance to Armenia before the House Appropriations Committee, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Costa (D-CA), TJ Cox (D-CA), John Garamendi (D-CA),   more

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Hospitality Workers' Union UNITE HERE Warns That Strong Safety Standards Are Needed to Protect Black and Brown Workers Disproportionally Impacted by Virus
NEW YORK, June 27 -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following news release: UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers' union in the U.S. and Canada, released its "Clean Hospitality Checklist" for the reopening of industries, including hotels and gaming, warning that Black and brown workers are at greater risk if hospitality companies open u  more

Attorney General's Decision to Fire U.S. Attorney Berman, Lie About It Underscores Need for Congress to Subpoena, Impeach Him
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Common Cause issued the following statement by President Karen Hobert Flynn: Attorney General William Barr lied to the American people in an official Department of Justice (DOJ) press release announcing that Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was "stepping down" from his position. Berman responded quickly with a statement explaining that he had just "learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was 'stepping down'  more

Bioelectricity Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 24 -- Bioelectricity, a peer-reviewed journal, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Leveraging Electrostatic Interactions for Drug Delivery to the Joint * Polypyrrole-Incorporated Conducting Constructs for Tissue Engineering Applications: A Review * Electroconductive Nanobiomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Original Research: * Duplex of Polyamidoamine Dendrimer/Custom-Designed Nuclear-Localiza  more

Brandi Borden Elected 2020-2021 President of the National Student Nurses' Association
BROOKLYN, New York, June 23 -- The National Student Nurses Association issued the following news release: The National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) is pleased to announce the election of Brandi Borden as the 2020-2021 NSNA President. Ms. Borden's election was voted on and announced online on April 20, 2020. Ms. Borden is a student nurse at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NSNA cancelled the 68th Annual Convention and House of Del  more

Brief Finds NYPD Enforcement of Low-Level Broken Windows Offenses Accounts for Huge Department Expenditures
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following news release: New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD's policing activities and the city's budget, according to a new brief from Drug Policy Alliance. DPA released the brief in support of the Communities United for Police Reform coalition call for Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Council to cut the FY21 N  more

Broward College Closes Achievement Gaps for Black and Pell-Eligible Students Through Focus on Quality Teaching
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Association for College and University Educators issued the following news release: The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and Broward College (Broward) announced the results of a new study (https://acue.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ACUE-Research_Brief_13_final.pdf) that finds students were more likely to complete and pass their courses when taught by ACUE-credentialed faculty, with the impact being significantly larger on achievement outcomes for   more

Caitlin Cain Takes the Helm at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corp.
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Local Initiatives Support Corp. issued the following news release: LISC has named a top national economic development leader to grow its Rural LISC investment efforts and help fuel the LISC Rural Promise. Caitlin Cain is a Fulbright Scholar and former CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. Her experience and skills "are needed now more than ever," said LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, "as our rural communities look for new ways to attract jobs, improve health and suppo  more

Carnegie Corporation of New York Welcomes 3 New Trustees
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Carnegie Corporation of New York issued the following news release: By Celeste Ford, Director of External Relations Carnegie Corporation of New York announced that three new members have been named to its Board of Trustees: Liberian peace advocate Leymah Gbowee, former United Nations under-secretary-general for peacekeeping Jean-Marie Guehenno, and Harvard Law School professor and former dean Martha Minow. Each will serve a four-year term. "During these periods of cri  more

Cell Death & Differentiation Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 23 -- Cell Death and Differentiation, a journal that says it devotes itself to scientific excellence in the field of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry of cell death and disease, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Uncovering the PIDDosome and caspase-2 as regulators of organogenesis and cellular differentiation Article: * Deep profiling of apoptotic pathways with mass cytometry identifies a synergistic drug co  more

Center for Inquiry: Prove Your Paranormal Powers and Win $250,000 From the CFI Investigations Group
AMHERST, New York, June 27 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: Can you read other people's thoughts? Can you move objects with your mind? Can you predict the future? More to the point, can you prove it? If you can, the Center for Inquiry Investigations Group will give you $250,000. For two decades, CFIIG has offered those who profess to have supernatural, paranormal, or occult abilities the opportunity to definitively prove their claims under mutually agreed upon test  more

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, June 27 -- Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, a peer-reviewed journal in the field of precision medicine, including genomic and molecular analyses of individuals or cohorts alongside phenotypic information, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Case report for an adolescent with germline RET mutation and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma * Disease-associated mosaic variation in clinical exome sequencing: a two-yea  more

College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Launch Campaign to Guide Students Through the College Planning Process
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The College Board issued the following news release: The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores, a joint public campaign to guide Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process. The campaign will also offer additional funding for more scholarships through the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program and encourage prospective college students to apply for a chance to e  more

Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian Study Gets to Heart of Norms for Elite Female Athletes
NEW YORK, June 25 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: The first-ever cardiac study of elite female basketball players in the United States shows how their hearts adapt to intense physical training. The study of 140 WNBA players also provides physicians with a frame of reference when screening for cardiac problems in female athletes. The research is the result of a long-standing collaboration among cardiologists and researchers at Columbia University Irving Med  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Bangladeshi Authorities Investigate 5 Journalists, Detain 2 Under Digital Security Act for COVID-19 Reporting
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Bangladesh to immediately and unconditionally release political cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed and to stop using the Digital Security Act to silence critical reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. On May 6, Kishore, Ahmed, and three other journalists were among 11 people investigated under the Digital Security Act   more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Iraqi Kurdistan Attorney General Calls for Closure of NRT Broadcaster
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan should allow the NRT broadcaster to cover the news freely and without official harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On June 15, the Kurdistan Regional Government's attorney general's office sent a letter to the Iraqi Culture Ministry calling for the closure of NRT's Kurdish and Arabic-language channels, according to a news report (https://nrttv.com/En/News.aspx?  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Kyrgyzstan Draft Legislation Empowers Government to Block 'False Information' Online
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on June 25: Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov should reject recently proposed legislation that would mark a serious step toward curtailing press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Today, the country's parliament held the second and third readings of proposed legislation called "On Manipulating Information" and passed it by a vote of 79 to 10, according to media reportsExte  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Two Zimbabwean Journalists Charged With Violating COVID-19 Lockdown
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Zimbabwean prosecutors should drop the charges filed against two journalists for violating the country's COVID-19 lockdown regulations and ensure that they can report freely about alleged abuses by security forces, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Frank Chikowore, a freelance journalist, and Samuel Takawira, a reporter for the independent news outlet 263ChatExternal link, were arrested on May 22 at t  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Venezuelan Journalists Charged Under Anti-Hate Law, Held on House Arrest
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Maria Luisa "Mimi" Arriaga and Marco Aurelio Antoima, and stop using the country's anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On June 18, agents from the Venezuelan judicial police raided Arriaga's home in the El Hatillo neighborhood in Caracas and arrested her, according to reports from the loc  more

Commonwealth Fund New Survey: First Look at Health Coverage in COVID Recession Finds More Uninsured, But Many Furloughed Workers
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Commonwealth Fund issued the following news release: In a new survey, the Commonwealth Fund and SSRS asked U.S. adults whether they or their spouse or partner had lost a job or been furloughed since February because of COVID-19; whether either or both had health insurance through that job; what their current insurance status was; and what their views are on balancing health risks with opening the economy. The nationally representative survey provides a first look at th  more

Community Foundation of Central New York: Sororities' Joint Effort to Raise COVID-19 Funding
SYRACUSE, New York, June 24 -- The Community Foundation of Central New York issued the following news: When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Central New York residents stepped up to the plate to help in creative ways, even those who do not live here permanently. In late March, thirteen sorority chapters of the Panhellenic Council at Syracuse University joined forces to raise money for those impacted by COVID-19 by using a unique fundraising strategy. The Panhellenic Council is the umbrella of 2  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY Condemns Use of Illegal Chokehold in Arrest of Queens Man
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the use of an illegal chokehold by an NYPD officer to restrain 35-year-old Ricky Bellevue on Sunday morning at Rockaway Beach in Queens. The NYPD has suspended the offending officer without pay. The application of this chokehold by   more

Counter Extremism Project: Convicted Hezbollah Financier to Be Released From U.S. Custody
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Convicted Hezbollah financier and U.S.-designated a "global terrorist" Kassim Tajideen will be released early by the U.S. on compassionate grounds, according to multiple press reports. A court filing made on June 11 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicated the 64-year-old Tajideen's age and risk of contracting COVID-19 in prison factored into the release order. Both U.S. officials and Tajide  more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online - Dylann Roof Glorified By White Supremacists on Telegram
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, multiple white supremacist Telegram channels and chan users celebrated the five year anniversary of the shooting massacre committed by white supremacist Dylann Roof that left nine dead in Charleston, South Carolina. In addit  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Industry Faces Criticism on Capitol Hill for Promoting Divisive Content
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, a professor at University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information, testified before a joint subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce on the effect online disinformation has had on the country. In his testimony, Dr. Farid criticized tech firms,   more

COVID-19 Testing and Cases Among Women in Conflict Settings May Be Underreported, New IRC Analysis Finds
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: Data collected by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows a much higher discrepancy between male and female confirmed COVID-19 cases, compared to the global average, in many countries where the IRC works. The global average denotes that 51% of cases are male. Yet, in places like Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen, cases are more than 70% male. While testing is extremely limited across all these countries,  more

Current Anthropology Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 27 -- Current Anthropology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features social, cultural and physical anthropology as well as ethnology and ethnohistory, archaeology and prehistory, folklore, and linguistics from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Dark and Bright Empathy: Phenomenological and Anthropological Reflections * The "Perfect Failure" of Communal Genocide Commemoratio  more

Data For Sale In Brazil: Access Now Files Expert Opinion In Sao Paulo Metro Facial Recognition Case
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Access Now issued the following news release on June 23: Yesterday, Access Now filed an expert opinion (https://www.accessnow.org/Brazil-Expert-Opinion-Facial-Categorization) (Portuguese) in IDEC vs. ViaQuatro, the case filed by the Brazilian consumer rights organisation IDEC against ViaQuatro, a concessionary of the Sao Paulo metro. The expert opinion, submitted in the final days of the court case, addresses the topics of facial categorization/analysis and data processing   more

Doctors Without Borders: Gavi Must Ensure COVID-19 Vaccines Produced Through Its New Global Fund for Vaccine Development Are Affordable for People Everywhere
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: As the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, meets this week on June 24-25, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is demanding that any Gavi fund that would give pharmaceutical corporations money to create new COVID-19 vaccines must attach strings to the money they dole out to companies. The new mechanism at the top of Gavi's bo  more

DOT Reports Huge Number of Consumer Complaints Against Airlines Over Failure To Provide Refunds For Canceled Flights
YONKERS, New York, June 27 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: Consumer Reports called on Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to use her authority to require airlines to provide refunds to passengers whose travel was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. CR is renewing its call for Secretary Chao to take action in light of a new DOT report (https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-06/June%202020%20ACTR.pdf) showing a huge number of complaints from   more

DPA Leads Coalition of National Organizations Calling for End to Trump Administration's Use of DEA to Surveil Protestors
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following news release: The Drug Policy Alliance led a coalition of national organizations in a letter to Congress supporting House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) in their call to halt the Trump Administration's use of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) resources to enforce laws that bear no relationship to drugs, particularly its plan to investigate events surroundi  more

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Death of Lopez by Police When Responding to 'Disorderly Conduct' Call Involving Drug Use
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following statement by Kassandra Frederique, managing director of policy, advocacy and campaigns and incoming executive director: In response to body cam footage released Wednesday of the April 2020 police killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez in Tucson, Arizona - after they responded to an incident involving drug intoxication. * * * "We've said this before - police should not be first responders to calls involving behavioral health and drug u  more

Educators for Excellence-New York Teachers Demand Demilitarization of City Schools
NEW YORK, June 26 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: Educators for Excellence-New York (E4E-New York), a teacher-led organization, stands with the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality and white supremacy. E4E teachers demand New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) leaders take the following steps to create anti-racist, welcoming and excellent schools: * Remove all metal detectors from schools; * Retool School Resource Officers to be School Pe  more

European Journal of Human Genetics Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The European Journal of Human Genetics, a journal from the European Society of Human Genetics that focuses on human genetics and genomics, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Alternate approach to stroke phenotyping identifies a genetic risk locus for small vessel stroke * Broad consent in practice: lessons learned from a hospital-based biobank for prospective research on genomic and medical data * Clinical genomic test  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds House Passage of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
NEW YORK, June 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on June 25: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements about the House of Representatives passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), passed in the House with a 55-vote margin, inclu  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Establish National Pulse Memorial
NEW YORK, June 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements applauding the House passage of H.R. 3094, legislation to establish the National Pulse Memorial. The bill was introduced by Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Val Demings (FL-10). June 12 marked four years si  more

Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to White House-Backed Plan for Reducing Suicide Among Veterans
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements about the Trump administration's newly released "National Research Strategy for the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS)." The strategy is intended to advance efforts to improve  more

Eye Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Eye, a journal from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists that says it provides the practicing ophthalmologist with information on clinical and laboratory research, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Coronavirus disease 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) and colonization of ocular tissues and secretions: a systematic review Article: * Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 in the tears of patients with Coronaviru  more

Food & Water Watch: The Williams Pipeline Example - Four Governors Can Stop These Climate-Killing Gas Projects
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: A nearly four-year battle in New York and New Jersey against a billion-dollar fracked gas pipeline came to an end in May, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rejected permits necessary to build the project. While the pipeline was rejected primarily due to its threat to water quality (construction would disperse harmful toxins in the New York harbor), the decision from the state's Department of Environmental Cons  more

Ford Foundation Announces Sale, Pricing of Landmark $1 Billion Social Bonds
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Ford Foundation issued the following news: The Ford Foundation announced the pricing and sale of a $1 billion aggregate principal Social Bond (taxable), the net proceeds of which will help support and strengthen nonprofit organizations hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic. This Social Bond is the first-ever such offering by a U.S. nonprofit foundation in the taxable corporate bond market. The foundation's bond offering includes 30-year and 50-year maturities, with $300 millio  more

Ford School's Paula Lantz Leads Amicus Brief That States 3,500 COVID-19 Deaths Prevented by Whitmer's Actions
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 26 -- The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy issued the following news: A distinguished group of Michigan public health experts has filed in several courts an Amicus Curiae brief defending Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders. Represented by lawyers from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP in New York City, the brief was first filed June 12 in U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, regarding two cases: Sotheby's v. Whitmer, brought by individua  more

Gay Men's Health Crisis: AIDS Walk San Francisco and AIDS Walk New York Combine Forces Virtually to Create 'AIDS Walk - Live at Home' on Sunday, July 19
NEW YORK, June 23 -- Gay Men's Health Crisis issued the following news release: United by a common cause and undaunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, AIDS Walk San Francisco and AIDS Walk New York announced their first-ever collaboration: AIDS Walk: Live at Home, a 90-minute, livestreamed virtual event on Sunday, July 19 to raise money that benefits San Francisco's PRC and New York's GMHC: two nonprofit organizations providing vital services for people affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other challe  more

Girl Scouts of the USA Names Dianne Belk as Honorary Trustee
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Girl Scouts of the USA issued the following news release on June 23: Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has named Dianne Belk as a national Honorary Trustee. With executive experience in engineering and manufacturing, Dianne will inspire and shape the next generation of female leaders and help ensure GSUSA has the strategic resources to thrive. Honorary Trustees are individuals of national stature who champion Girl Scouts' program and goals. Through their financial support, th  more

Human Rights Watch: Celebrating Pride as Resistance
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Pride Month is usually a time of revelry. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people flock to the streets in joyful parades celebrating sexual and gender diversity. Pride originated in the United States as a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City and has been taken up by activists around the world as both protest and celebration. But while Pride is now welcomed in many places around th  more

Human Rights Watch: International Criminal Court - Member Countries Rally Around Court
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have joined together in support of the court's crucial work and independence from political pressure, Human Rights Watch said. A cross-regional group of 67 ICC member countries issued a joint statement on June 23, 2020 in response to the United States administration's June 11 executive order that authorizes asset freezes and family travel bans that could be used   more

Human Rights Watch: Maldives - Extremist Groups Threaten Rights Activists
NEW YORK, June 26 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Groups that endorse violent ultra-nationalist or Islamist ideology have tried to shut down a leading women's rights organization in the Maldives since mid-June 2020, and have threatened other activist groups, Human Rights Watch said. But the Maldives government has failed to act against these groups. The government of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih should investigate and appropriately prosecute those responsible for ha  more

Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka - End Persecution of Journalist
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The Sri Lankan authorities should stop targeting, intimidating, and harassing journalist and woman human rights defender, Dharisha Bastians, and her family. The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Front Line Defenders condemn this assault on human rights and press freedom in Sri Lanka and call on the Sri Lanka Police to immediately stop the harassmen  more

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 27 -- IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, a peer-reviewed journal that says it explores the area of communication and computer networking from the IEEE Communications Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Accuracy-Aware Adaptive Traffic Monitoring for Software Dataplanes * Accurate and Fast Recovery of Network Monitoring Data: A GPU Accelerated Matrix Completion * Edge Federation: Towards an Integrated Service Provisi  more

Innovation and Technology Will Lead Brand Growth: Association of National Advertisers Report
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The Association of National Advertisers issued the following news release on June 25: A great majority of marketers believe that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovations and technology, but many of them spend little time learning how to utilize either of those tools, according to a new ANA report. The report, "Marketing, Innovation, and Technology," was conducted by the ANA's Marketing Futures Program, which is part of the Association's Marketing Knowledge  more

International Leaders in Academia, Law, Public Health and Finance Join Center for Reproductive Rights Board
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced five new members of the organization's Board of Directors. The new board members -- distinguished leaders in academia, healthcare, international development, legal and financial services -- include Janet Levit, interim president at The Univers  more

International Refugee Assistance Project Publishes New Report on Recommendations on Reform of the SIV Program
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The International Refugee Assistance Project issued the following information: For more than a decade, the Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs have provided a pathway to safety for Iraqis and Afghans whose service alongside U.S. forces, diplomats, and aid workers has exposed them and their families to threats, harm, and death. Tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans have been safely resettled to the United States over the life of the programs, some of whi  more

International Refugee Assistance Project Welcomes Biden Proposal to Increase Refugee Admissions
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The International Refugee Assistance Project issued the following news release: On World Refugee Day, June 20, Presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden committed to increasing refugee resettlement (https://medium.com/@JoeBiden/my-statement-on-world-refugee-day-fddb4abddfd5) in the United States, by setting an annual global refugee admissions target of 125,000 and working with Congress to establish a minimum admissions number of at least 95,000 refugees ann  more

International Rescue Committee: Open Letter to UN Security Council on Syria Cross-Border Resolution
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: The United Nations Security Council has until July 10 to renew the Syria cross-border resolution, which ensures lifesaving UN aid reaches over four million Syrians living in areas outside of the Government of Syria's control. 20 NGO leaders - including IRC President and CEO, David Miliband - are calling on the Security Council to renew the resolution for a period of 12 months and to re-authorize UN access  more

International Rescue Committee: World Refugee Day - Celebrating Refugees on Front Lines of Pandemic and Economic Recovery
NEW YORK, June 22 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: On World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) celebrates the contributions of refugees to communities across America, even if it means putting themselves in harm's way. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, thousands of refugees in the U.S. are on the front lines, from doctors and nurses to Uber Drivers and factory workers. More than 150,000 refugees also work in jobs vital to America's econ  more

International Swaps & Derivatives Association Launches Clause Library
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release: ISDA has launched a new drafting tool intended to introduce greater standardization in how firms negotiate and agree clauses within their ISDA documentation. Called the ISDA Clause Library, the tool sets out standard drafting options for frequently negotiated provisions within the ISDA Master Agreement, as well as the most common variants of these provisions. The aim is to cut down on in  more

IRAP Strongly Opposes Trump's New Rules That Would Prevent Asylum Seekers From Working
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The International Refugee Assistance Project issued the following news release: This week, the Trump Administration announced new rules that would prevent some asylum seekers from working in the United States. The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) strongly opposes these new rules. People waiting for their asylum applications to be decided have historically been granted authorization to work so that they can support themselves and their families during the app  more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in Sept. 10, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Journal of Fluid Mechanics that says it covers theoretical, computational and experimental investigations of all aspects of the mechanics of fluids, published research articles on the following topics in its Sept. 10, 2020 edition: * Tenacious wall states in thermal convection in rapidly rotating containers JFM Papers: * Reduced-order modelling of thick inertial flows around rotating cylinders * Reduced-order modelling of radiative transfer effects on Rayleigh-Benar  more

Journal of Perinatology Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Journal of Perinatology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Perinatal Association that says it provides perinatal and neonatal healthcare teams with maternal, fetal and neonatal care concepts, published research articles on the following topics in its July 2020 edition: * Management of newborns exposed to mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 * Genetic diagnosis in the fetus * Genetic testing strategies in the newborn   more

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes clinical aging research, published research articles on the following topics in its July 2020 edition: * Achieving Health Equity in Embedded Pragmatic Trials for People Living with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers * Building a National Program for Pilot Studies of Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Dementia Care * Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Dementi  more

Lambda Legal Sues HHS to Block Effort to Gut Protections for LGBTQ Patients
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release: Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, among other bases. The lawsuit, Whitman-Walker Clinic v. HHS, is fi  more

Lymphoma Research Foundation: FDA Approves Selinexor for Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The Lymphoma Research Foundation issued the following news: On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved selinexor (XPOVIO, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.), a single-agent oral tablet, for adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from follicular lymphoma (FL), after at least 2 lines of systemic therapy. This is the first oral agent approved fo  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Study Calculates Fiscal Savings of Ending Recycling in Major Cities
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: With municipal budgets across the country facing immense pressure due to the economic downturn, a new Manhattan Institute study (https://www.manhattan-institute.org/recycling-cost-benefit-analysis) by senior fellow Howard Husock suggests that ending or adjusting recycling could offer a key source of potential savings. While recycling was once fiscally sound and in some cases profitable, it's now   more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Physician-Scientists Recognized With Top Honors by AACR, ASCO and ASH Organizations
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and honors to our staff, given by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) organizations: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Recognizes Several MSK Clinicians Charles Sawyers, MD, Chair of the Human Onc  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Researchers Find That Common Cancer Treatments Don't Worsen Coronavirus Infection
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: The characterization of COVID-19 in patients with cancer remains limited in published studies and nationwide surveillance analyses. Reports from China and Italy have raised the possibility that patients with cancer on active therapy have a higher risk of COVID-19 related severe events, although there is a knowledge gap as to which aspects of cancer and its treatment increase the risk of severe COV  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Response to Executive Order Suspending Visas
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following statement by President and CEO Craig B. Thompson: The success of science, research, and medicine in saving and extending lives requires the transfer of ideas and knowledge in the laboratory, classroom, hospitals and clinics. Shutting off access to the brightest and most talented scientists and clinicians from around the world will be profoundly detrimental to the American healthcare system, impacting both the   more

MMA's The Great Marketing Growth Debate Series Addresses the Question of Which Marketing Growth Strategy Works Best
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The Mobile Marketing Association issued the following news release: MMA Global, the industry organization dedicated to driving modern marketing and shaping the future, has created the definitive opportunity to debate which growth strategy is best for each marketer. In a content series beginning this month that it's calling The Great Marketing Growth Debate the MMA will give the opportunity for each architect of the four most highly regarded frameworks to share in a series o  more

MN350, 350.org Applaud Minnesota Lawsuit Holding Big Oil Accountable for History of Lying About Climate Damage
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: MN350 applauds the decision of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to file a consumer fraud protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute for lying to the public about the damage they knew their products caused. For decades, the world's largest oil company, the state's largest oil refiner, and the nation's largest trade association for the oil and gas industry knew that burni  more

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: Kentucky Polling Places Cut by the Thousands
MANHATTAN, New York, June 24 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Washington Post reported (https://t.e2ma.net/click/92nmrd/1g5qyr/1syxsk) there will be fewer than 200 polling places open for Kentucky's primary tomorrow - a drastic decrease and a threat to voter access. In Jefferson County, home to the city of Louisville, there will be just one polling place open for more than 700,000 residents. In Jefferson Count  more

Moms Demand Action: Everytown Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Establish D.C. Statehood
NEW YORK, June 27 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements applauding the House passage of H.R. 51, legislation to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. The bill, which was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), passed in the House with a 52-vote margin. H.R. 51 has 227   more

More Than One-Quarter of Americans Experience Severe Online Harassment, Anti-Defamation League Survey Finds
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release on June 23: Twenty-eight percent of Americans experienced severe online hate and harassment this year, including sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats, swatting, doxing or sustained harassment, according to a new survey released (https://www.adl.org/online-hate-2020) by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). Individuals who are part of a marginalized group also reported being less safe online this year than in  more

Morgan Stanley, TruFund Financial Services, Ford Foundation Announce Launch of $26 Million Impact Developers Fund
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Ford Foundation issued the following news: Morgan Stanley, TruFund Financial Services and the Ford Foundation announced the launch of the Impact Developers Fund. The $26 million fund will provide much needed capital to emerging impact businesses that lack access to adequate affordable capital, including minority and women owned real estate development companies, expanding their capacity to build, own and operate quality affordable housing and to provide value-adding soc  more

Mucosal Immunology Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, June 24 -- Mucosal Immunology, a journal from the Society of Mucosal Immunology that says it features research on immunity and inflammation involving mucosal tissues, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Seasonal and pandemic influenza: 100 years of progress, still much to learn * The emerging roles of eosinophils in mucosal homeostasis Article: * Thymic stromal lymphopoietin protects in a model of airway damage and inflammation   more

NAACP Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Opposing JUSTICE Act
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell expressing opposition to the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, S. 3985. The JUSTICE Act fails to respond to decades-long demands for police accountability and reforms. Instead, it allows federal, state, and local law enforcement agenci  more

NAACP: Rep. Thompson, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Cory Wilson for the Fifth Circuit
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release on June 22: On a press call, civil rights advocates urged the Senate to reject Cory Wilson's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The full Senate will vote on his confirmation tomorrow. To hear a recording of the call, click here http://civilrightsdocs.info/audio/press-calls/49795755_conf.mp3. Speakers on the call voiced their opposition to Wilson, saying in part: Con  more

National Action Network: Sharpton & Attorney Crump Regarding the Justice Act
HARLEM, New York, June 23 -- The National Action Network issued the following news release: "S. 3985, or the JUSTICE Act, is a nonstarter in the conversation to truly make a difference when it comes to the pervasive issue of over-policing Black communities," said Rev. Al Sharpton. "Republicans don't seem to understand the voice nor the pain of Black America when their panacea comes in the form of pouring additional federal dollars for law enforcement without addressing the establishment of a mi  more

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators: 2020 Northern Region Educator of the Year Award Winner
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, June 23 -- The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators issued the following information: Richard Werner, of Safe Boating America, has been named the 2020 Northern Region Educator of the Year. Richard Werner is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master and the owner of Safe Boating America, a safety education company based out of Bethpage, New York. Safe Boating America consists of 17 instructors who teach more than 7,500 students annually throughout New York Stat  more

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators: 2020 Northern Region Officer of the Year Award Winner
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, June 23 -- The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators issued the following information: Trooper Chad Juenker, of the New York State Police (https://troopers.ny.gov/) (NYSP), has been named the 2020 Northern Region Officer of the Year (https://www.nasbla.org/nasblamain/about-nasbla/awards/officer-of-the-year). For the past 15 years, Trooper Chad Juenker's dedication to boating safety across New York State (NYS) has contributed significantly to the state's   more

National Black Leadership Commission on Health's C. Virginia Fields Recognized With ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Association for Community Affiliated Plans issued the following news release on June 26: The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) presented C. Virginia Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Leadership Commission on Health (NBLCH), with its eighth annual Leadership in Advocacy Award. Ms. Fields was nominated by Amida Care of New York; she serves on Amida Care's Board of Directors. Ms. Fields has demonstrated a fierce commitme  more

National Center for Law and Economic Justice: Home Health Care Advocates Call on N.Y. Gov. Cuomo To Enact Critical Measures to Protect Home Care Workers
NEW YORK, June 23 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: A coalition of home health care advocates chaired by The Legal Aid Society issued a letter calling on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact critical measures to protect home care workers and consumers from Covid-19 exposure when on the job. Advocates describe conditions, such as lack of testing and personal protective equipment (PPE), that are jeopardizing the lives of vulnerable people, man  more

National MS Society: Comorbidities are Linked to Disease Activity - Addressing Them May Reduce the Effects of Mississippi
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers report that, among 959 people with MS, comorbidities were common. Elevated cholesterol and anxiety were linked to an increased risk of disease activity. Having two or three comorbidities was linked to a higher risk of relapses than having one comorbidity. Comorbidities are often modifiable, so this study lends evidence that addressing them may improve MS. * An individual may be dealing with othe  more

National MS Society: Researchers Funded by Society Identify Strategy for Protecting Nerve Cells in Progressive Mississippi
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: An international team reports that myelin damage results in a shortfall in the ability of axons (nerve cell fibers) to produce energy, and that targeting this process with treatment can protect axons from damage. This study identifies a new approach that may protect nerve cells from harm to stop or prevent MS progression. In MS, myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and protects axons, is destroyed. Th  more

NCLEJ Opposes Budget Cuts That Threaten Georgia's SNAP Program
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news on June 23: Yesterday, NCLEJ sent a letter to Georgia state legislators strongly opposing proposed cuts to the Georgia Department of Human Services. If enacted, the budget cuts will cause serious harm to Georgians who are already struggling to survive a pandemic and a historic economic downturn. DHS is responsible for administering Georgia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program.   more

New ACLU and PPI Report Shows Gross Negligence in State's Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic in Prisons and Jails
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the Prison Policy Initiative released a 50-state report entitled "Failing Grades: States' Responses to COVID-19 in Jails & Prisons." The report shows that, despite having ample time and information to take the steps necessary to heed the warnings of experts and save the lives of those incarcerated in their prisons and jails, state governments across the co  more

New ACLU, Prison Policy Initiative Report Shows Gross Negligence in States' Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic in Prisons and Jails
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the Prison Policy Initiative released a 50-state report entitled "Failing Grades: States' Responses to COVID-19 in Jails & Prisons." The report shows that, despite having ample time and information to take the steps necessar  more

New TIAA and Savi Solution Provides Significant Student Debt Relief
NEW YORK, June 24 -- TIAA, a provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields, issued the following news release on June 22: TIAA, a leading financial services provider, announced that it is working with social impact technology startup Savi to make it easier for nonprofit institutions to offer a meaningful student debt relief solution to their employees. The companies together launched a student debt solution designed to help employees of nonp  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Statement on Mayor Blasio Announcement of Police Disciplinary Database
NEW YORK, June 17 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Executive Director Donna Lieberman: At a press conference, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city would create an online database with the disciplinary records of all NYPD officers. * * * "Lifting the veil of secrecy that has hidden police discipline from public scrutiny for way too long would be an important change that should help make the NYPD more accountable to the New Yorkers they are sworn to protect  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Statement on Panel for Education Policy Resolution to Move School Safety Division From NYPD to DOE
NEW YORK, June 22 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement on June 19 by Education Policy Center Director Johanna Miller: Last night the Panel for Education Policy passed a resolution calling for the end of the Department of Education's Memorandum of Understanding with the NYPD and the transfer of the School Safety Division back to the DOE. * * * "Tonight's vote by the Panel for Educational Policy is a recognition of the power of students of color across New York City.  more

New York Immigration Coalition: As City Hall Blocks Cuts to NYPD, Advocates Launch Ad Slamming De Blasio for Betraying Promise to Reform Police
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement by Executive Director Steve Choi: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) released a blistering ad laying out Mayor de Blasio's multiple failures to reform the New York Police Department (NYPD). The video features footage of the Mayor juxtaposed with victims of police violence, like Eric Garner and others. The ad comes amid City Budget negotiations and follows weeks of peaceful protests led by thousands of   more

New York Immigration Coalition: SCOTUS Allows Massive Expansion of Trump's Deportation Machine
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a few weeks and undermines immigrants' access to due process. The expedited removal process excludes key features of due proce  more

New York Public Library: NYC Public Libraries to Begin Reopening 22 Branches With Grab-And-Go Service on July 13
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: The City's three library systems--The New York Public Library (NYPL), Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and Queens Public Library (QPL)--plan to reopen 22 branches for grab-and-go service beginning on Monday, July 13. Since their temporary closure in mid-March, BPL, NYPL and QPL pivoted quickly to deliver critical services, programs, and resources to the public remotely. This limited reopening is the first step i  more

New York State Bar Association Condemns Effort to Remove U.S. Attorney Berman
ALBANY, New York, June 22 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following statement by President Scott M. Karson regarding the effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: "The New York State Bar Association condemns the unseemly effort to remove U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Politics has no place in the administration of justice, as prosecutorial independence is a fundamental component of our justice system. "The important investigations being carried out by the Southern Distr  more

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: At Height of COVID-19, Nurses and Doctors Reported High Levels of Distress
NEW YORK, June 24 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression, a study by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found. Levels of stress, anxiety and depression were particularly high among those with the greatest amount of patient contact and interaction. Among the f  more

Nixon Peabody and LatinoJustice Create New Summer Civil Rights Fellowship for Latinx Law Students
NEW YORK, June 27 -- LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following news: Nixon Peabody's pro-bono initiative has teamed up with LatinoJustice PRLDEF to create an innovative new fellowship program for Latinx law students.The Nixon Peabody Summer Civil Rights Fellowship will identify one Latinx law student each year for the next decade to participate in LatinoJustice's ten-week summer program, a full-time legal internship that provides valuable experience working on civil rights cases involving the L  more

Northwell Health: Dr. Lakshmi Rajdev Appointed Chief of Hematology and Oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital
GREAT NECK, New York, June 27 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Lakshmi Rajdev, MD, MS, a nationally recognized physician and researcher, has been named chief of the division of hematology and oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital and director of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer care for the Western Region of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. She will join more than 200 oncology experts as part of the Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metropolitan are  more

Northwell Honors Employees Lost to COVID-19 With 'Day of Remembrance'
GREAT NECK, New York, June 27 -- Northwell Health issued the following news on June 26: As part of its ongoing mission to recognize the courage and sacrifice of its employees, Northwell Health declared June 25th its "Day of Remembrance" - a ceremony for more than 72,000 Northwell employees to honor the memories and celebrate the lives of the 20 team members who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Families representing 17 of the 20 Northwell employees who died from the disease attend  more

Northwell Opens Long Island's First LGBTQ Transgender Center
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, June 26 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health has opened Long Island's first center dedicated to transgender care, providing an array of services under one roof to serve the LGBTQIA+ community. The $850,000, 3,000-square-foot office opened in June in observance of Pride Month, giving the program first established in 2016 a physical home. The Northwell Health Physician Partners LGBTQ Transgender Health Program, located at 410 Lakeville Road, fe  more

NYCLU Sues New York State Education Department Over Approval of Facial Recognition System in Lockport
NEW YORK, June 23 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for its harmful decision to approve a facial recognition technology system for use in Lockport City Schools, in violation of student data protection laws. Filed on behalf of Lockport parents Jim Shultz and Renee Cheatham, the lawsuit challenges the decision by NYSED to allow Lockport's facial recognition  more

NYU Langone Health: Star-Shaped Brain Cells May Play a Critical Role in Glaucoma
NEW YORK, June 24 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may actually kill them instead, a new study in rodents finds. This "reactive" phenomenon may be the driving factor behind neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. The new investigation revealed that increased pressure drove astrocytes--a star-shaped glial cell of the ce  more

NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center - Sunset Park Marks One Year Anniversary of Bringing Comprehensive Care to Brooklyn
NEW YORK, June 25 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: One year since its opening, Perlmutter Cancer Center--Sunset Park continues to expand comprehensive care and access to lifesaving screening programs and clinical trials to the communities of Brooklyn and Staten Island. "Breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer are on the rise in Brooklyn," says Rami K. Daya, MD, head of medical oncology and infusi  more

Ohio State Conducts 1st Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Huntington's Disease
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Huntington's Disease Society of America issued the following news: In a worldwide first, surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have treated two patients with Huntington's disease using a novel gene therapy treatment as part of a multi-center, double-blind randomized clinical trial. Huntington's disease is an inherited genetic disorder that results in progressive physical and cognitive deterioration, ultimately leading to death. The cause is a muta  more

Open Space Institute Deal Permanently Protects More Than 9,300 Acres in the Adirondacks
SARATOGA, New York, June 25 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) celebrated the permanent protection of nearly 9,300 acres of forested land in the Adirondacks. The project, achieved in partnership with private landowners, will support sustainable timber practices in the region and expand recreational opportunities. Under the terms of the "Boeselager Working Forest" agreement, OSI secured conservation and recreation easements on two prope  more

Open Space Institute: More Than 200 Acres Added to Bluestone Wild Forest
KINGSTON, New York, June 25 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) announced that 208 acres of forested land has been added to the Catskill Park's Bluestone Wild Forest, officially creating a link between two previously unconnected sections of the Wild Forest: Jockey Hill to the east and Onteora Lake to the west. Located just five minutes from the NYS Thruway in Kingston, the expansion of the Wild Forest, along with a new multi-use trail cr  more

Optimizing Immunotherapy: Roswell Park Identifies Promising Biomarker of Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors
BUFFALO, New York, June 25 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release on June 24: While immune checkpoint inhibitors have driven dramatic improvements in survival for patients with many cancer types over the last decade, there is still much to be learned about the most effective use of these immunotherapies. Particularly in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, responses to this class of drugs are widely varied, and the need for a predictive   more

Paley Center for Media Announces Selections to Its Paley Front Row Presented By Citi Series
NEW YORK, June 27 -- The Paley Center for Media issued the following news release on June 26: The Paley Center for Media announces new selections to its Paley Front Row Presented by Citi series: Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A Conversation with the Stars and Creators and NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: A Conversation with the Stars and Creators. Paley Front Row Presented by Citi, is a new way to enjoy the behind-the-scenes stories of today's top shows from the comfort of home. "We'  more

Planned Parenthood Joins Papi Juice for 'Pride in a Time of Protest'
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release on June 23: Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Papi Juice are proud to present "Pride In A Time Of Protest," a virtual event that centers LGBTQ+ people of color, celebrates the power of protest and highlights how resistance can take many forms. At 7 PM ET "Pride In A Time Of Protest" will include a performance by artist Camilo Godoy; music by DJs Brownskinhazel, Fiveboi, and Oscar Nn; a  more

Planned Parenthood Launches Business for Birth Control 2020 Campaign
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release on June 23: Planned Parenthood Federation of America launched its Business for Birth Control 2020 campaign, a movement of solidarity from 12 national companies affirming their employees' birth control coverage as an essential part of their health insurance plans and urging more companies to do the same. The first companies pledging to be a Business for Birth Control have more than 600,000 employe  more

Planned Parenthood Statement on Open Letters From Affiliate Staff
NEW YORK, June 22 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following statement by Acting President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson: "The behaviors outlined in the open letters from Planned Parenthood Greater New York and Planned Parenthood Great Plains staff, including those of misconduct, abuse, racism and more, do not align with Planned Parenthood's standards or our values. The allegations are serious, and we expect the Planned Parenthood Greater New York Board of Directors to  more

Ritchie Torres Defeats Anti-LGBTQ Opponent in Primary; Will Be First LGBTQ Afro-Latinx Member of Congress
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund issued the following news release: New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres won the Democratic primary for New York's 15th Congressional District, defeating an anti-LGBTQ opponent and putting him on-track to become the first openly LGBTQ Afro-Latinx member of Congress. The seat is one of the safest in the country for Democrats, almost guaranteeing Torres will win in November. He will join Mondaire Jones, who also won his primary for New   more

Rockefeller Foundation, EAT Co-host 'Reimagining Food Systems: Driving Action for a Post-COVID World'
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following news release: More than 2000 people from over 100 countries, including farmers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, grassroots advocates and chefs, gathered on Wednesday, June 24 for a virtual convening to reimagine food systems for a post-Covid world. Co-hosted by The Rockefeller Foundation and EAT, the event highlighted stories from the frontlines of the Covid-19 food crisis and featured innovators and e  more

Roswell Park Team's Pioneering Work on Factors Driving Breast Cancer Racial Disparities Draws $5.2M NCI Award
BUFFALO, New York, June 25 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: A multidisciplinary team of experts from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned a prestigious $5.2 million "R01" grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a groundbreaking investigation into clues that immune cells may hold about breast cancer disparities between Black women and white women. This competitive grant from the largest single agency within the National   more

South Sudan: Doctors Without Borders Suspends Medical Activities in Pibor Amid Another Round of Intense Fighting
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: A new and brutal rise in intercommunal clashes in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area of South Sudan has led Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to suspend its medical activities in Pibor after most staff sought safety in the surrounding remote bush area. They are among thousands of people who have fled as intense fighting over several days once again threatens the lives and  more

Statement From CICU President Mary Beth Labate on New York's Guidance for Reopening Higher Education
ALBANY, New York, June 23 -- The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities issued the following statement by President Mary Beth Labate on New York's guidance for reopening higher education: "I thank Governor Cuomo for releasing guidance to reopen higher education in New York and for his leadership over these last few months. "New York's private, not-for-profit colleges and universities have been working diligently to develop plans that safeguard our communities while allowing the im  more

Stroke Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, June 23 -- Stroke, a journal from the American Heart Association, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Theophylline as an Add-On to Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Original Contributions: * Acute Stroke Care Is at Risk in the Era of COVID-19: Experience at a Comprehensive Stroke Center in Barcelona * Impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Stroke Care and Potential Sol  more

The Insurance Information Institute and The Institutes Announce Plan to Affiliate
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: The Insurance Information Institute's (Triple-I) Board of Directors approved plans this month to have the Triple-I enter into an affiliation with The Institutes, and The Institutes' Board yesterday agreed to the affiliation. The terms will be finalized next month. "With 60 years of quality work serving as the trusted voice of objective insurance information, the Insurance Information Institute's brand   more

The International Rescue Committee Commends Commitment to Robust Refugee Admissions
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: On World Refugee Day former Vice President Joe Biden committed to an annual US refugee admissions target of 125,000 refugees, to increase this target over time in line with global resettlement needs, and to work with Congress to establish a minimum annual admissions level of at least 95,000 refugees, in line with the historic, bipartisan average from 1980 to 2017. The International Rescue Committee welcom  more

The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CARES Act Grant to National Association of Scholars
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has just been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant, part of the $40.3 million allocated to the NEH as part of the CARES Act, will enable NAS to survey four of the most popular history books used to teach America's children and create a more accurate and engaging history curriculum. "For years, the National Association o  more

TIAA Names Marty Willis and Doug Chittenden to Company's Executive Committee
NEW YORK, June 26 -- TIAA, a provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields, issued the following news release: TIAA, a leading financial services provider, named two company leaders to its Executive Committee reporting to TIAA President and Chief Executive Officer Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. The appointments enable the firm to remain nimble in meeting the evolving needs of clients. Martha "Marty" Willis, currently Nuveen Chief Marketing Officer,  more

Tissue Engineering Part C-Methods Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 24 -- Tissue Engineering Part C-Methods Journal published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Horseradish Peroxidase-Catalyzed Crosslinking of Fibrin Microthread Scaffolds * Low-Temperature Three-Dimensional Printing of Tissue Cartilage Engineered with Gelatin Methacrylamide * Porcine Lung-Derived Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel Properties Are Dependent on Pepsin Digestion Time * Three-Dimensional Extrusion Printing of Porous Scaff  more

Vital Strategies President and CEO Jose Luis Castro on Advancing LGBTQ Rights This Pride Month
NEW YORK, June 27 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement by President and CEO Jose Luis Castro: "Vital Strategies' vision is that everyone should be protected by a strong public health system. Stigma, discrimination and the denial of civil rights are drivers for poorer health outcomes for LGBTQ people. They face a higher prevalence of HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, HPV infections, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies and mood disorders. Addressing the uniq  more

Vital Strategies: Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New Virtual Leadership Series to Support Mayors' COVID-19 Response in Latin America and Africa
NEW YORK, June 26 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: Michael Bloomberg addressed nearly 30 mayors representing 18 countries in the first session of Leading Through Crisis: Reducing the Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and Africa--a six-part, bi-weekly virtual learning series supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Local Response Initiative. The new series, a collaboration between the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and Partnership for Healthy Citie  more

Vital Strategies: New Study Spotlights Critical Gap In Health Security - Protecting Health Care Workers
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: As health care workers of the world risk their lives on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, their consistently elevated rates of infection suggest that countries are not doing enough to limit their risk. In "Assessing and Reducing Risk to Health Care Workers in Outbreaks," a new paper published in the journal Health Security, a team of global health researchers and practitioners cite alarming evidence of insufficient   more

Vital Strategies: Pandemic Drives 20% Spike in Overdose Deaths in New Jersey, Demands Urgent Response
NEW YORK, June 25 -- Vital Strategies issued the following news release: New Jersey health officials are sounding the alarm about the state's overdose crisis. Overdoses in New Jersey are up 20% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2019, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said Monday. So far, there have been 1,339 suspected overdose deaths this year. Statement from Dionna King, Vital Strategies Overdose Prevention Program's New Jersey Director. "New Jersey's 20% spike in ov  more

Volcker Alliance: Next Generation Service Partnership Prepares Undergraduates for Public Service
NEW YORK, June 24 -- The Volcker Alliance issued the following news release: The Volcker Alliance and the Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions (https://publicservice.asu.edu/) have launched the Next Generation Service Partnership (NextGen Service), a national initiative that seeks to expand public service learning experiences for undergraduates. "International protests and outrage over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Ameri  more