Friday - September 18, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 53 items )  

American Academy of Pediatrics Provides Guidance on Dealing With a Caretaker Who Is Impaired
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 8.7 million children live in a household with a parent with a substance use disorder. In a clinical report published in the December 2019 Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines the professional, ethical and legal obligations for medical professionals who, during a medical encounter, suspect a caretaker is l  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Eye Injuries Related to BB, Pellet, Paintball and Airsoft Guns Up 30% 1990-2016
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, and airsoft guns are marketed as "toy" or "starter" guns for children, but many are powerful enough for small animal hunting, and paintball guns have been popularized in recreational combat simulation games. A new study, "Nonpowder Firearm Injuries to Children Treated in Emergency Departments," in the December 2019 Pediatrics, found that an estimat  more

American Association of Endodontists Underscores Recommendations on Endodontic Competency and Treatment Standards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: Furthering its goal to advance the best patient care, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) distilled its white papers on competency and treatment standards into executive summaries that provide key recommendations and directives to guide the insurance industry, state boards, and other communities of interest to support appropriate endodontic care. "The Association is the premier   more

American Bar Association Leader James J.S. Holmes to Receive Stonewall Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor James J.S. Holmes with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 15, 2020, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. A partner at Clyde & Co. in Los Angeles, Holmes helped the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and served as its chair from 2012-15. During that time, he awarded the fir  more

American Bar Association Names Recipients of 2020 Stonewall Award Honoring LGBT Advancements in Legal Profession
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Three longstanding LGBT legal activists will be honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with its eighth annual Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 15, 2020, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. Named after the New York City Stonewall Inn police raid and riot of June 28, 1969, which was a turning point in the gay rights movement, the a  more

American Bar Association: ACLU Attorney Chase Strangio to Receive 2020 Stonewall Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor the ACLU's Chase Strangio with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 15, 2020, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. Strangio, a staff attorney at the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project in New York, litigates a full docket of cases across the country on issues affecting LGBTQ people and people living with HI  more

American Bar Association: New York City Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis to Receive Stonewall Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor Carmelyn Malalis with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 15, 2020, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. As chair of the New York City Human Rights Commission since 2015, Malalis has instituted explicit direction regarding pronoun usage, access to single-sex facilities and programs, compliance wi  more

American Dental Association Files Suit Against Delta Dental
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: The American Dental Association (ADA) has filed a class action lawsuit against Delta Dental Plans and the Delta Dental Plan Association. The complaint alleges that Delta has engaged in anticompetitive conduct and violated federal antitrust laws by allocating territories of operation and dividing the national market in order to restrict competition and reduce reimbursement rates to dentists. The complai  more

American Football Coaches Association: North Dakota State No. 1 Seed Heading Into FCS Playoffs
WACO, Texas, Nov. 25 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: The only undefeated team left in FCS football after the 2019 regular season ended on Saturday earned the No. 1 overall seed in the FCS playoffs. North Dakota State, who still sits No. 1 in the AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll, beat No. 25t Southern Illinois, 21-7, to finish the regular season at 12-0. They have a 32-2 record in the playoffs over the past nine years including national championships in seven  more

American Humanist Association Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The American Humanist Association has announced the following events: * * * DECEMBER 19, 2019, AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, DC, AHA Speaker Series | An Animal Lover's Guide to More Sustainable Eating. Brenda Sanders examines the layers of injustice built into the animal-based food systems. MARCH 23, 2020, MEADVILLE LOMBARD THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Humanist Studies Program: Spring 2020, Register for Course I: The Nature of Being or Course II:   more

American Journal of Veterinary Research Issues 10 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Journal of Veterinary Research, a peer-reviewed journals from the American Veterinary Medical Association that says it publishes reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Anesthetic effects of dexmedetomidine-ketamine-midazolam administered intramuscularly in five-striped palm squirrels (Funambulus pennantii) * Assessm  more

American Library Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Library Association has announced the following events: * * * Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: January 24-28, 2020 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 25-30, 2020 Midwinter Meeting, Indianapolis, IN: January 22-26, 2021 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 24-29, 2021 Launch of New January Event, San Antonio, TX: January 21-25, 2022 Annual Conference, Washington, DC: June 23-28, 2022 New January Event, New Orleans, LA: January 27-31, 2023   more

American Library Association: No-Nonsense Guidance on Leadership, Management, and Teamwork
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context, dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise, and resources. "The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Teamwork," published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, translates theories into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from c  more

American Marketing Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Marketing Association has announced the following events: * * * Digital Marketing in a Data Privacy World, DECEMBER 11, 2019 Leading the Marketing Planning Initiative, DECEMBER 12-13, 2019, Las Vegas, NV * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.ama.org/events/?event_year=2019&event_month=0&event_type=all [Category: Marketing]  more

American Osteopathic Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Osteopathic Association has announced the following events: * * * AOA Midyear Meeting | Feb. 26-27, 2020, Manalapan, FL, The AOA Board of Trustees will convene for the 2020 Midyear Business Meeting at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Make sure to visit the page periodically for the meeting agenda and materials. LEAD Conference | Feb. 27-28, 2020, Eau Palm Beach Resort in Manalapan, Florida, This innovative conference delivers Leadership, Education, A  more

American Philosophical Association Schedules Events
NEWARK, Delaware, Nov. 25 -- The American Philosophical Association has announced the following events: * * * January 8, 2020, 2020 Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 26, 2020, 2020 Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 8, 2020, 2020 Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, California January 4, 2021, 2021 Eastern Division Meeting, New York, New York February 24, 2021, 2021 Central Division Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana March 31, 20  more

American Planning Association: Could Pooled Ride-Sharing Improve Sustainability?
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release: Could pooled ride-sharing and autonomous vehicle technology improve sustainability? Probably. But the key finding of new research is that sustainability benefits come not from the technology that allows cars to drive themselves, but from the fact that passengers are using a service to share the ride. Assistant professor Louis Merlin explores that potential in his Planning Viewpoint, "Transportati  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association has announced the following events: * * * Emerging Leaders Conference, February 23-25, 2020, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, TX, The Emerging Leaders Conference can help rising stars develop professionally and personally. If selected to attend, they will join a cohort of the industry's best and brightest, learn from established insurance leaders, and return to their company with renewed enthusiasm, energy and i  more

American Society for Microbiology Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The American Society for Microbiology has announced the following events: * * * ASM Biothreats, Jan. 28-30, 2020, Arlington, Virginia Clinical Virology Symposium, May 3-6, 2020, West Palm Beach, Florida ASM Microbe, June 18-22, 2020, Chicago, Illinois ASMCUE, July 9-12, 2020, Bellevue, Washington ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines, Oct. 23-26, 2020, Washington, DC * * * [Category: Science]  more

American Society of Anesthesiologists Schedules Events
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists has announced the following event: * * * DEC 1 2019, Simulation Education, MOCA Simulation Course, Miami, FL DEC 1-31 2019, Other, Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia, Home Study Course DEC 2 2019, Simulation Education, MOCA and Crisis Resource Management Training for Practicing Anesthesiologists, Boston, MA DEC 2-3 2019, Conference / Meeting, International conference on Cardiology and Heart Failure, Tokyo, AL DE  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Treating Lipedema With Liposuction May Help Women With 'Painful Fat' Disease
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: Women who underwent breast reduction surgery before age 25 continue to report lasting benefits 10 to 30 years following the procedure, according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Suppose you're a teen or young woman who starts putting on fat, mainly in your le  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Choking Deaths in U.S. Children Drop by 75 Percent in Past 50 Years
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Large decline associated with choking hazard regulations * * * Children's deaths from choking on small objects dropped by 75 percent from 1968 to 2017, according to a report published in JAMA. Various choking hazard regulations enacted during the past 50 years may have played a role in the large decline in choking deaths, although the study design cannot establish a direct  more

Arthroscopy Association of North America: Biologics Alliance Initiates Collaboration Within Orthopaedics Community
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: For the first time, The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) and the ON Foundation have collaborated to form The Biologics Alliance (BA)(TM), an orthopaedic organization dedicated to providing one voice for all matters on musculoskeletal biologics and regenerative medicin  more

Chicago Teachers Union Addresses the Chicago Public Schools 2020-2021 School Closing Plan
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: * * * - Pre-holiday news dump the perfect opportunity for district to break bad news. * * * The Chicago Teachers Union released the following statement regarding Chicago Public Schools' plan to close Hope High School for the 2020-2021 school year: So this is how a school--one with more than 40 years of history that includes a state champion girls basketball team, multiple city champion debate teams, a fe  more

Chicago Teachers Union Statement on Passage of 2020 City Budget
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement in response to the passage of the 2020 city budget: * * * - Alderman vote 39-11 to pass budget after mayor's threat that City Council members would be 'permanently blacklisted' for solidarity with CTU allies. * * * "The City Council today passed an austerity budget that does not serve the needs of the people of the city of Chicago, counts on shaky financial help from the Trump administration and siphons money  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Ring-Tailed Lemurs at Brookfield Zoo Receive Thanksgiving Feast
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: A holiday tradition continued today at Brookfield Zoo as animal care staff gave the ring-tailed lemurs--Ramses, Dogwood, and Sam Bass--a Thanksgiving feast. The menu featured sweet potato pie topped with popcorn, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, grape juice, and turkey made of nutritional monkey biscuits, honey, and water. New this year, the lemurs had their own Thanksgiving parade complete wi  more

CompTIA Supports STEM Optional Practical Training OPT Program
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) issued the following statement from Geoffrey Lane, Senior Director of Advocacy, regarding the association's support for the STEM OPT program. "CompTIA is proud to join our peers in support of the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. The STEM OPT program provides undergraduate and graduate students in the Unite  more

December SLAS Discovery Showcases Special Issue 'Membrane Proteins: New Approaches to Probes, Technologies, Drug Design'
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: The December issue of SLAS Discovery features part two of the two-part special issue, "Membrane Proteins: New Approaches to Probes, Technologies and Drug Design." In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) includes a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter for medically relevant membra  more

December's SLAS Technology Cover Article Features University of Wisconsin Research
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: Next month's SLAS Technology features the cover article, "Automated System for Small-Population Single-Particle Processing Enabled by Exclusive Liquid Repellency," outlining research led by Chao Li, Ph.D., (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA). In the article, Li and his team describe how they combined a robotic liquid handler, an automated microscopic imaging system and real-  more

Environmental Law Center Files Lawsuit Challenging EPA Attempts to Remove California Authority to Set Emission Standards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release, dated Nov. 22: The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) along with a coalition of NGOs today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule which attempts to remove California's authority to set environmental standards for vehicles. EPA's rule revokes California's waiver under the Clean Air Act, which allows  more

GTI Workers Choose Teamsters Local 371
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: Employees at Green Thumb Industries in Rock Island, Ill. filed for an election on Friday, Nov. 22 with the National Labor Relations Board. Workers have been at odds with management at GTI, stating a loss in benefits and pay, among other ongoing issues. Workers, seeking representation by Teamsters Local 371, state that in a burgeoning industry they want to make sure they're protected   more

Illinois Policy Institute: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot's Budget Avoids Major Tax Hikes But Isn't Truly Balanced
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Chicago's budget can't be balanced without a constitutional amendment to align pension costs with what taxpayers can afford * * * The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $11.65 billion budget today, which on paper closed the largest budget deficit in the city's history. While Mayor Lightfoot successfully relieved residents from shouldering any major property tax hikes, she   more

Joint Commission Names Next Director of Department of Standards, Survey Methods
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission has named Kathryn D. Petrovic, MSN, RN-BC, the next director of the Department of Standards and Survey Methods (DSSM). Mary Brockway, RN, MS, the current director, announced her retirement earlier this fall. In her new position, Petrovic will report to David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice preside  more

Joint Commission Names Olga Levin as New Enterprise Marketing Leader
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Olga Levin to the position of enterprise marketing leader. In this role, Levin reports to Brian Enochs, executive vice president, Business Development and Marketing. Levin will oversee the activities of enterprise marketing to help spread The Joint Commission enterprise missi  more

Joint Commission Resources to Release New Edition of 'Planning, Design, Construction of Health Care Facilities'
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: * * * - Book co-published with the American Institute of Architects, available Jan. 15 * * * Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR) is releasing the 4th edition of "Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities" on January 15, 2020. The book, developed in partnership with the American Institute of Architects  more

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Issues 26 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
DARIEN, Illinois, Nov. 29 -- The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, a journal that says it features clinical diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, published 26 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Automatic Sleep Staging in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Single-Channel Frontal EEG * Can We Predict Which Children With Autism Will Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? * Case of an In-Laboratory Vagal Ner  more

Journal of Surfactants & Detergents Issues 22 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
URBANA, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, a journal that says it features basic and applied science of petrochemical and oleochemical surfactants, development and manufacture of detergent ingredients and their formulation into finished products from the American Oil Chemists' Society, published 22 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Antibacterial Cotton Fabrics Coated by Biodegradable Cationic Silicone Softeners * App  more

National Futures Association Board Appoints Otten as Vice President
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA's Board of Directors approved the appointments of Michael Otten as Vice President, OTC Derivatives and Nancy Bohanon as Vice President, Human Resources at its November 21, 2019 meeting. "We are thrilled to welcome Mike to this senior position overseeing NFA's OTC Derivatives Department," says NFA's CEO and President Thomas Sexton. "With his significant regulatory experience and extensive backg  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau Agent Helps Solve International Crime
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) agents work every day to assist members in locating, identifying, and returning stolen vehicles. Sometimes those requests come from outside of the United States. In a newly released video, Leo Mens, a special agent with NICB, helped solve one of the worst heists in Albania's history. Click here to watch: NICB Agent Leo Mens Helps Solve International C  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Groups Urge IL Governor to Take Next Step to Block Invasive Asian Carp
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, NMMA joined a host of organizations in delivering a petition to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, requesting him to sign a letter of agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) that would allow ACOE to move forward with planning, engineering, and designing (PED) for the fortification of Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet - a critical choke-point for invasive Asian  more

New Research From ABF Scholars Finds That Bias in the Legal Workplace is Widespread and Often Explicit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - New Research from ABF Scholars Finds that Bias in the Legal Workplace is Widespread and Often Explicit * * * A new article by American Bar Foundation (ABF) researchers finds that discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation remains pervasive in the legal workplace despite efforts of bar leaders to eliminate discrimination from the legal profession. Based on self-repor  more

OSF HealthCare: A Most Important Holiday Conversation
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: As we gather with family and friends during the holidays, health care providers want you to think about discussing more than just what flavor of pie to serve or who is bringing what to the gathering. It's a perfect time to discuss what your wishes are when it comes to medical care or other directives, especially as we age. Surveys have shown that about 80% of adults believe it's important to have these conversations, and y  more

OSF HealthCare: The Health Benefits of Gratitude
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: It is the time of year where families gather and gratitude is passed around the dinner table along with the turkey and trimmings. Reflecting on what you are grateful for might be a time honored tradition during the holiday season, but mental health professionals say it should be a part of your life year round. According to Cheryl Crowe, the director of Behavioral Health for OSF Healthcare, making a habit of focusing on the   more

PCMA Asia Pacific Annual Conference Advances Business Events, Success and Social Impact
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: Business events professionals from around the world seeking insights and innovations to help lead their organisations to success were encouraged to embrace a "learn and apply" principle during PCMA's third Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Macau. The 6-8 Nov. event, held at The Parisian Macao, offered an education and networking programme to spark ideas on how business events and  more

Reproduction, Fertility and Development Journal Issues 18 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Nov. 29 -- Reproduction, Fertility and Development, a journal that says it features vertebrate reproductive and developmental biology, published 18 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Application of embryo biopsy and sex determination via polymerase chain reaction in a commercial equine embryo transfer program in Argentina * Assessing equine embryo developmental competency by time-lapse image analysis * Association of equine   more

Save the Date for International Sanitary Supply Association Show North America 2020
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 26 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: While you may still be unpacking from last week's phenomenal ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas, it's never too early to start planning for next year. In 2020, ISSA Show North America returns to Chicago's expansive McCormick Place on October 26-29. Registration information is still forthcoming, but you can get a jump on 2020 today by securing your hotel room  more

Small Business Saturday: Illinois Policy Institute' Best Job Creators Experienced Sharp Slowdown Last Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: More than 4,600 small business establishments shuttered in Illinois last year, even though they still create the vast majority of the state's net new jobs. As Illinoisans shop at small businesses this Saturday, new analysis shows these business owners need support now more than ever. Small businesses are the foundation for growing Illinois' economy. The Illinois Policy Institute found businesses wit  more

Social Science Quarterly Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MACOMB, Illinois, Nov. 28 -- Social Science Quarterly, a journal that says it features political science, sociology, economics, history, social work, geography, international and women's studies, published nine research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * "Is There Anybody Out There?": Communication of Natural Hazard Warnings at Home and Away * Expanding Social Science Through Disaster Studies * Isn't a Flood a "Rainy Day?" Does the Political Nature of Disasters I  more

Strategic Management Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in Part 1 of December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Strategic Management Journal, a journal from the Strategic Management Society that says it features research relevant to strategic management, published eight research articles on the following topics in its part 1 of December 2019 edition: * Beyond tokenism: How strategic leaders influence more meaningful gender diversity on boards of directors * How the severity gap influences the effect of top actor performance on outcomes following a violation * Incumbent  more

Strategic Management Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in Part 2 of December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 28 -- The Strategic Management Journal, a journal from the Strategic Management Society that says it features research relevant to strategic management, published eight research articles on the following topics in its part 2 of December 2019 edition: * Experientially diverse customers and organizational adaptation in changing demand landscapes: A study of US cannabis markets, 2014-2016 * Financial analyst coverage and corporate social performance: Evidence from natural   more

Teach Plus Illinois Congratulates Policy Fellow Eric Combs on Being Named 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- Teach Plus, a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students' success, issued the following news release: Teach Plus congratulates middle school band teacher and 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow Eric Combs on being named 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education. Eric has aspired to make a difference as a band teac  more

University of Illinois Research Examines Association Between Environmental Quality, Diabetes
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 [TNSstudy] -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research involving the University of Illinois: A new study co-authored by Dr. Jyotsna Jagai, research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, found counties with strong sociodemographic environments were associated with lower total diabetes prevalence rates as compared with counties   more

Urban Libraries Council Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Urban Libraries Council has announced the following events: * * * ULC Collections Leaders Call - Dec 10, 2019 - Join ULC Collections Leaders on December 10 from 3-4 p.m. ET for an opportunity to connect with peers and exchange updates about all areas of your work. Varying topics will be discussed. How Public Libraries Can Bridge the Middle School STEM Gap - Dec 12, 2019 - Learn how libraries in ULC's Partners for Middle School STEM initiative Learning Cohort   more