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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 147 items )  

'Mindfulness' Meditation Improves Emotional Health and Thinking Abilities in People With MS, Says New Society-Funded Study
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: In a pilot study of 61 people with MS, researchers found that a four-week "mindfulness" (meditation)-based attention training program reduced difficulties in modulating emotions and improved thinking abilities better than either a computer-based cognitive training program or no treatment. The study was funded by the National MS Society to provide scientific evidence to support lifestyle, behavioral, and psych  more

2020 Dystel Prize for MS Research Goes to Dr. Ian Duncan for Advances in Understanding Myelin Repair
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: "Professor Duncan has made a series of critical research advances that bring us closer to understanding how to restore function in people with MS by promoting myelin repair," said Bruce Bebo, PhD, Executive Vice President of Research for the National MS Society. DETAILS Professor Duncan has focused on generating and testing the potential of myelinating cells by transplanting them into animal models of human  more

224 Groups Urge Labor to Clarify Guidance on Workers' Right to Unemployment When Refusing to Return to Dangerous Workplaces
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following statement on May 13 by Executive Director Rebecca Dixon: "Late yesterday, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and 223 organizations issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) calling on the agency to clarify its guidance on the federal laws that protect workers from losing their unemployment insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits when they are called back to jobs that are u  more

350.org Issues Statement on Keystone XL Water Permit
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The 350.org issued the following statement by Ground Organizer Kendall Mackey: On Monday, a federal judge in Montana upheld his ruling last month that canceled Nationwide Permit 12, a key environmental permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, further halting other oil and gas pipeline projects with delays. Last month's ruling stated that the US Army Corps violated the law by granting the permit, and that the Corps must begin formal consultations under guidelines of   more

41 Civil Rights Groups Call on N.Y. Speaker Johnson for Vote on Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project issued the following news release: A national coalition of 41 civil rights and community-based organizations sent a letter calling on New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to call for a vote on the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act. The groups noted that recent NYPD abuses made the surveillance oversight legislation more urgent than ever. "The COVID-19 crisis only increases the need for NYPD oversight,  more

Access Now and Consumer Reports Call for FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
NEW YORK, May 15 -- Access Now issued the following news release on May 14: The nonprofit organizations Access Now and Consumer Reports are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to immediately expand broadband internet access for people struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations today are filing petitions at the FCC signed by more than 50,000 concerned citizens. The petitions call for the FCC and Congress to support an expansion of the Lifeline program that provides a   more

Access Now: Democrats in U.S. Congress Propose Privacy-Protective COVID-19 Response Bill
NEW YORK, May 16 -- Access Now issued the following news release on May 15: Yesterday, Senators Blumenthal and Warner and Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky, and DelBene introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act. The Act would, among other things, limit COVID-19-related data collection to specific public health purposes, prohibit use of data for discriminatory purposes, and require data security and minimization, including the mandatory deletion of data after the crisis is over. The bi  more

Access Now: Privacy Protections Inadequate in USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020
NEW YORK, May 12 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Access Now joins a coalition of civil society organizations in calling on the U.S. Senate to improve H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, expected to come up for a vote soon. H.R. 6172 as drafted reauthorizes three expired Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities: Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the "lone wolf" authority, and the "roving wiretap" authority. These laws have provided the basi  more

Access Now: The HEROES Act Will Help Bring Millions of Disconnected People Back Online in the U.S.
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Access Now issued the following news release: U.S. House of Representatives leadership introduced the HEROES Act, the next proposed installment of COVID-19 relief. The HEROES Act would, among other things, create an Emergency Benefit for Broadband Service, which would provide individuals experiencing hardship up to $50 per month for broadband access (up to $75 for Tribal areas) and would expand the E-Rate program's funding and scope to cover schools and libraries purchasing   more

ACLU Sues Betsy DeVos for Allowing Schools to Ignore Sexual Harassment and Assault
NEW YORK, May 15 -- 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 (ACLU) and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP filed a lawsuit to block provisions of the U.S. Department of Education's new Title IX rule, which will slash schools' obligations to respond to reports of sexual harassment and assault. T  more

ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 16 -- ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features design, development, assessment and management of information technology and systems within organizations, businesses and societies from the Association for Computing Machinery, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Data-driven Characterization of Modern Android Spyware * Invested or Indebted: Ex-ante and Ex-post Reciprocity in Online   more

Advertising Council: Seize the Awkward Reminds Young People Everywhere That You Don't Need to Be There, to Be There
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, the significant life experiences young people are missing out on this May--from prom to graduation, or new jobs and moving out--and the mental health challenges they may be facing, the Seize the Awkward campaign is launching a brand new music video and a suite of digital, social, radio and broadcast assets giving young people the inspiration, language and tools to check  more

African Centre for Justice and Peace: Sudan - Continued Violations of Human Rights by Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Force
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies issued the following news release: On April 12 2019, thousands of Sudanese across the country and in diaspora celebrated the release of hundreds of the detainees arrested for actual or indirect participation in the protest that led to the ousting of former president Omar al Bashir after 30 years of ruling. Many believed that the practice of arbitrary arrest and torture manifested in al Bashir's regime had come to end, however  more

AIDS Patient Care and STDs Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 13 -- AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers diagnostics and therapeutics care for HIV/AIDS patients, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * HIV Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Global Data * Belief, Covariates, and Impact of the "Undetectable=Untransmittable" Message Among People Living with HIV in Australia Beh  more

Albany Med Pulmonologist Partners With University of Wisconsin on COVID-19 Research
ALBANY, New York, May 15 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: An Albany Med pulmonary and critical care physician who has been caring for COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, Ariel Jaitovich, M.D., is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study why some patients experience COVID-19 more severely than others. The researchers will use mass spectrometry, an analytical tool that measures the molecular mass of biomolecul  more

American Jewish Congress Praises Gilad Erdan's Nomination as Ambassador to US and UN
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress congratulates Gilad Erdan upon being nominated to serve as the next Ambassador of Israel to the United States and to the United Nations. In his distinguished career, Mr. Erdan has served in multiple governmental positions, including most recently as Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information, where he spearheaded the fight against the global BDS campaign  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in May 15, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 15, 2020 edition: * Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unrepresented Patients in the ICU. An Official American Thoracic Society/American Geriatrics Society Policy Statement State of the Art: * Cystic   more

American National Standards Institute: People on the Move
NEW YORK, May 16 -- 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 Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Inst  more

American National Standards Institute: Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum - From Secure Online Authentication to Reverse Osmosis Water Efficiency
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily life, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) publishes snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI members and ANSI-accredited standards developers. Two of the latest selections follow: Secure Online Authentication Two Ameri  more

American Thoracic Society: Residents of Poor Neighborhoods May Have More Respiratory Problems Associated With Ozone Exposure
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release: In the first large study to look at chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), air pollution and poor neighborhoods, researchers found that residents of high-poverty neighborhoods are more susceptible to negative respiratory effects of ozone exposure. The study, which looked at former and current smokers, was posted online in the Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicin  more

American Thoracic Society: Very Few Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Are Given Exercise Rehabilitation
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release: In the largest study of practice patterns among pulmonary hypertension patients in the United States, researchers found low use of exercise rehabilitation therapy across all types of this increasingly common serious heart condition. The study was posted online in the Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Abstract #8081. TITLE: Use of Exercise Rehabilitation Among 111,  more

Andy Pallotta Re-Elected to Second Term as New York State United Teachers President
ALBANY, New York, May 16 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: Andy Pallotta has been re-elected to a second three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers. Pallotta, a former New York City elementary school teacher, was re-elected as part of the union's Representative Assembly Thursday evening alongside Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango, a former Pittsford middle school teacher and New York State Teachers' Retirement System Board m  more

Anti-Defamation League Welcomes Senate Passage of Never Again Education Act
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release on May 13: ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) welcomed Senate passage of the Never Again Education Act, H.R. 943, which would provide federal funding to help give teachers across the country the necessary resources to teach about the Holocaust in their classrooms. The bill passed the House on January 27 and now goes to the President for his signature. "I am grateful for the leadership of Senators Jacky Rosen and Kev  more

Anti-Defamation League: Antisemitic Incidents Hit All-Time High in 2019
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release on May 12: The American Jewish community experienced the highest level of antisemitic incidents last year since tracking began in 1979, with more than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism and harassment reported across the United States, according to new data from ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). The record number of incidents came as the Jewish community grappled with vicious and lethal antisemitic attacks against co  more

ASCO 2020: First National-Scale Study on Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Cancer Mortality Rates Highlighted in Press Program
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: New data from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) revealed the effects of Medicaid expansion on cancer death rates on a national scale. The landmark study found that states that adopted Medicaid expansion following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 saw greater decreases in cancer mortality rates than states that did not. The findings were presented as part  more

Association for Computing Machinery Introduces New Award to Recognize Research That Uses High Performance Computing to Combat COVID-19
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced the inception of the ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. The new award will be presented in 2020 and 2021 and will recognize outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing (HPC) applications to understand the COVID-19 pandemic, including the understanding of its spread. Nomi  more

Association for Computing Machinery Service Awards Recognize Leaders Who Strengthen the Computing Community
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release on May 13: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, recognized three individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2019 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have strengthened the community. This year's ACM award recipients made seminal contributions in areas including textbooks and educational tools,  more

Association of National Advertisers Offers Criteria for Choosing Data Providers
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Association of National Advertisers issued the following news release: Media buyers should follow five key criteria when venturing into the complex and opaque ecosystem of third-party data that is designed to help them target their programmatic digital media buys. The criteria are part of "Data Sources for Media: A Buyer's Guide," a comprehensive new report from the ANA Trust Consortium, which was launched by the ANA in 2019 in partnership with ANA general counsel Reed   more

Back-to-Back: Saint Joseph's University Wins 2020 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The Risk and Insurance Management Society issued the following news release: For the second year in a row, St. Joseph's University was named the champion of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge. This year's case study, provided by the University of Dayton, was centered on risks facing the higher education space, with a final question focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and risk management strategies for re-opening the campus in Fall 2020. The St. Joseph's team, comprisin  more

Candid Announces Four New Appointments to Board of Trustees
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Candid issued the following news release: Candid announced the appointment of Naila Farouky, CEO of the Arab Foundations Forum; Rosa Gallego, director of International Relations for Asociacion Espanola de Fundaciones; Matt Gee, co-founder and CEO of BrightHive; and Rhett Mabry, president of The Duke Endowment to its Board of Trustees as of May 1. Candid president Brad Smith said, "In order to get people the information they need to do good, we benefit from the guidance and   more

Cisco Clarifies Privacy Policy for Webex Videoconferencing After Consumer Reports Study
YONKERS, New York, May 13 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: The tech company Cisco is making it easier to find out what personal information the company collects and how it uses it during videoconferencing calls on its Webex platform. The changes come in response to a recent Consumer Reports evaluation of the platform's privacy policy and terms of service. Consumer Reports also evaluated the privacy policies for Google (with Hangout, Meet, and Duo) and Microsoft (Skype and  more

Civil Rights Groups, Black Clergy Leaders Call on Congress to Ensure Proper Funding Provided for Public Goods
NEW YORK, May 9 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined National Action Network, Conference of National Black Churches, and other civil rights groups and Black clergy members in calling on congressional leaders to ensure that state and local governments have the resources they need to support communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter sent to congressional leadership ma  more

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Urges Congress to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity in Upcoming COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: On May 7, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and sixty other organizations in sending a letter to Congress requesting certain educational provisions in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill to ensure equal educational opportunity. The letter calls on Congress to do the following: * Ensure Federal Funds are Not Used to Discriminate  more

Coalition of Progressive Groups Slam Ruben Diaz Sr. for His Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Record
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund issued the following news release: As New York grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a broad coalition of progressive groups -- including Planned Parenthood Action Fund, LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Latino Victory Fund, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC -- announced their opposition to Ruben Diaz Sr. as a candidate to represent the 15th Congressional District in New York for his attacks on equal access to basic he  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Tuveson and Wigler Elected AACR Academy Fellows
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 13 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center Director David Tuveson and Professor Michael Wigler have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy. Tuveson is being honored for his work on developing preclinical and clinical therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancer, and for characterizing many of the barriers to successful pancreatic cancer tr  more

Colorado Moms Demand Action Applauds County Court Ruling Upholding the State's Red Flag Law
MANHATTAN, New York, May 15 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Abbey Winter, volunteer with the Colorado Chapter applauding a Gunnison County Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of Colorado's red flag law: "This court ruling can be added to the growing list of rulings upholding red flag laws, which are a proven method of preventing gun violence. "We worked tirelessly in 2019 to enact this red flag l  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Eight VP&S Faculty Members Honored for Service to Columbia
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Each year, the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) selects faculty members to receive awards at graduation. Due to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation ceremony for the VP&S Class of 2020 was a virtual event without the familiar sight of faculty accepting their awards in person at the ceremony. This year's eight awardees: Penelope Boyden, PhD, professor emerita of pharmaco  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Egypt Detains Journalist Haisam Mahgoub on False News, Terrorism Allegations
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalist Haisam Hasan Mahgoub and let him report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On May 11, state security officers arrested Mahgoub, a reporter and photojournalist for the local privately owned news outlet Al-Masry al-Youm, at his home in the Cairo neighborhood of Dar el-Salam, according to news reports and the journalist's lawyer Karim Abdel  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Regional Authorities in Northeast Syria Suspend Rudaw TV Reporter's Credentials for 2 Months
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news on May 11: Authorities in northeastern Syria should reverse their suspension of reporter Vivian Fatah's press credentials and allow all journalists to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Yesterday, the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, the regional government, suspended Fatah's press credentials for two months, thereby banning her from working as a journalist during tha  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Russian Court to Hear Appeal of Crimean Journalist Nariman Memedeminov
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of Crimean journalist Nariman Memedeminov, ensure his safe return to Crimea, and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. A military appeals court in the Russian city of Vlasikha is scheduled to hear the journalist's appeal tomorrow, according to a report by the Crimean Service of the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe  more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Tajik Journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov Beaten by Unidentified Assailants
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Tajikistan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. At around 9 p.m. yesterday, two men wearing medical masks attacked Ghurbatov, a correspondent for the independent new website Asia Plus, near his home in Dushanbe, the capital, according to a report by his emplo  more

Coronavirus Research in Plants: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 16 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: When Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) was asked to help produce critically needed reagents (coronavirus proteins) for COVID-19 research, the Lab's plant biologists came up with a plan: Let's produce the requested proteins cheaply, quickly, and in large quantities, in tobacco and duckweed. CSHL Professor David Jackson said that for the plant researchers, it all started in the beginning of Ap  more

Corporate One Certified as First Corporate Credit Union Participant on The Clearing House's Real-Time Transport Protocol Network
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Clearing House issued the following news release: Corporate One Federal Credit Union, a leading wholesale financial services provider to nearly 800 of America's credit unions, has received certification to receive payments via the RTP(R) network developed by The Clearing House (TCH). Corporate One is the first corporate credit union and wholesale financial provider to receive such certification. "As a long-standing credit union payments partner, the goal of Corporate On  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations: Call on Congress to Reject White Nationalist Rep. Steve King's Push for Committee Reinstatement
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge Congress to reject white nationalist Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) push for committee reassignment after last year being removed for defending white supremacy in an interview with the New York Times and following years of racist and bigoted comments.   more

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Content Online - White Supremacist Street Fighting Gang Creates Telegram Channel Promoting Anti-Immigrant & Anti-Semitic Content
NEW YORK, May 12 -- 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, the white supremacist street fighting gang, Rise Above Movement (RAM), launched a Telegram channel featuring their extreme right wing, anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic content. The Maldivian pro-ISIS Haqqu Media Center release  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Facebook Launches Content Moderation Oversight Board
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Last week, Facebook announced the formation of a 20-member independent oversight body tasked with making decisions on contentious content issues, such as online extremism, hate speech, harassment, and user privacy and security. Facebook's Oversight Board comes nearly two years after a damaging New York Times expose detailed how Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and other top company executives worked to "delay, deny  more

Counter Extremism Project: White Supremacy Groups in America
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) maintains resources documenting white supremacist groups--their history and known activities--currently operating in the United States. These groups continue to propogate hatred, bigotry, and violence against racial and ethnic minorities and spread anti-government propaganda in an effort to advance their radical agendas. CEP's reports provide an overview of the history, prop  more

Crucial Role of Standards for American Prosperity Highlighted in CSIS Roundtable Session With S. Joe Bhatia
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: From the information and communications technologies we depend on each day, to the essential medical devices emergency personnel use during the pandemic, and beyond, standardization is vital to U.S. competitiveness and quality of life. In a live webcast on May 13, 2020, S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), highlighted the crucial role of standards an  more

Defending Rights & Dissent: It's Time to Rein in NYPD's Vast Surveillance Regime
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Defending Rights and Dissent issued the following news: A national coalition of 41 civil rights and community-based organizations, including DRAD, sent a letter yesterday calling on New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to call for a vote on the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act. In the letter, the groups noted that recent NYPD abuses made the surveillance oversight legislation more urgent than ever: This legislation, which was needed prior to t  more

Detained Children Left Out of COVID-19 Response: Human Rights Watch
NEW YORK, May 14 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Many governments are not addressing the safety of detained children in their Covid-19 response, Human Rights Watch said. Available data indicates that the virus is spreading rapidly through closed facilities, including jails and prisons. Only about 20 countries are known to have released children from detention facilities in efforts to limit the impact of Covid-19. A global survey of media reports found that, by comparis  more

Doctors Without Borders: Afghanistan - Pregnant Women and Babies Attacked in Kabul Hospital
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is devastated by yesterday's sickening attack on pregnant women, mothers, and their babies receiving care at our maternity ward in Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. While these pregnant women and babies were in one of life's most vulnerable states, an unknown number of assailan  more

Doctors Without Borders: Kabul Hospital Attack - 'They Came to Kill the Mothers.'
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: In the days following the May 12 attack on Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, it has become clear that what happened that day was a deliberate assault on a Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) maternity ward with the purpose of killing mothers in cold blood. "I went back the day after the attack and what I saw in the maternity demonstrates it was a systematic shooti  more

Doctors Without Borders: Spread of COVID-19 Cases in South Sudan Protection of Civilians Sites Could Be Catastrophic
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The first cases of COVID-19 have recently been confirmed in two of the Protection of Civilians (PoC) displacement camps in South Sudan--one in Juba and the other in Bentiu, where the patient is being treated in a Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital. The country--where the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has jumped from six to more than 200 in the last t  more

Ed Trust-NY Releases Statement on New York's Plan to Provide $880 Million in Food Support to 2.1 Million Students
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following statement by Executive Director Ian Rosenblum: "New York's plan to provide $880 million in food assistance to approximately 2.1 million students from low-income backgrounds so their families can buy food at food stores and farmers markets will help stem the tide of food insecurity resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. By making participation automatic for eligible families, covering as many students from pre-kindergarten t  more

Educators for Excellence-Minnesota Reacts to Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Election Results
NEW YORK, May 16 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: Educators for Excellence-Minnesota (E4E-Minnesota), a teacher-led organization, congratulates Greta Callahan in her successful bid for president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT), along with those who won officer and executive board positions. Uncertified election results were shared with MFT members earlier. "Congratulations to the winners and everyone who ran in the MFT elections. As a union steward  more

Educators for Excellence: Coalition Demands Education Relief Package Targeted Toward Students, Teachers Most in Need of Support
NEW YORK, May 14 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: The Reimagine, Represent Teacher Diversity Education Coalition, along with additional organizations, sent a letter calling on congressional leaders to allocate at least $250 billion in additional stimulus funds for education, including support for new teachers entering in the next school year, student mental health and well-being, teacher preparation programs at minority-serving institutions and expansion of learnin  more

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development continues to partner with local organizations and dioceses around the world to provide technical and financial aid in response to the novel coronavirus. The organization is in close contact with partners in 44 countries, including the United States, to assist as they adapt existing programs and to respond to specific needs created by the crisis. In response to the physical  more

Ethics & International Affairs JournalIssues Research Articles in Spring 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 15 -- Ethics and International Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features principles of justice and morality into discussions of dilemmas related to policy developments, global institutional arrangements and the conduct of important international actors from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, published research articles on the following topics in its Spring 2020 edition: * Continuums of Violence and Peace: A Feminist Perspective * Thinking about  more

Everytown Announces New Initiative With Interfaith Leaders and Organizations to Mobilize People of Faith Around Gun Safety in 2020
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release on May 12: Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the nation's largest gun violence prevention group with nearly six million supporters, announced a new initiative with faith leaders and faith organizations across the country who are pledging to mobilize faith communities to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in the 2020 elections. Faith leaders and organizations partnering with Everytown know that gu  more

Everytown to Invest $5M in 'Gun Sense Majority: Arizona' Electoral Initiative
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (together "Everytown") announced a new political initiative, "Gun Sense Majority: Arizona" -- a significant financial and grassroots effort dedicated to ensure Vice President Biden wins Arizona, to defeat unelected Senator Martha McSally and elect Captain Mark Kelly in one of the country's top U.S. Senate races, to elect gun sense majorit  more

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Open Carry Demonstrations Protesting Social Distancing Measures
NEW YORK, May 15 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown's grassroots network, responded to open carry demonstrations by extremists opposed to stay-at-home orders issued to protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis. Armed protesters in Michigan, Texas, and North Carolina in recent days have once again brought the dang  more

Everytown, Moms Demand Action: Armed Intimidation Never Has a Place in Political Debates - Especially During a Public Health Crisis
NEW YORK, May 14 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after reports of open threats to police and graphic threats of violence against Governor Gretchen Whitmer in advance of a Michigan Capitol rally scheduled for Thursday. Heavily armed demonstrators have stormed the Capitol two  more

Families Against Mandatory Minimums to Go Live With Van Jones, Shon Hopwood, Clara LeBeau and Rachel Barkow This Week
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Families Against Mandatory Minimums issued the following news release: FAMM is streaming two events on Facebook Live this week: On Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. EST, we will hear from New York University Law Professor Rachel Barkow, and Clara LeBeau, grandmother of Andrea Circle Bear, who died four weeks after giving birth to her child while on a ventilator due to COVID-19 complications while in Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody. Next, on Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. E  more

Fatal Shooting of Topeka West Student a Tragic Reminder That Gun Violence Continues Amid the Pandemic
MANHATTAN, New York, May 16 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: On Tuesday, a Topeka West high school senior, Joheem Meredith, was shot in the parking lot of White Lakes Plaza Apartments. According to police, Meredith was taken to a hospital and later died from his injuries. Meredith's death marks the ninth homicide in Topeka this year. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of Americans around the country, dail  more

Food Safety: ANSI National Accreditation Board Publishes Digital Quarantine Cookbook for World Accreditation Day
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In anticipation of World Accreditation Day, which is celebrated annually on June 9, and focuses this year on how accreditation improves food safety, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has published The Quarantine Cookbook. ANAB's cookbook serves dual purposes, featuring favorite recipes contributed by ANAB and ANSI staff and providing information about how ANAB helps assure the safety of t  more

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: Wolfers Puts Public Health at the Center of Economic Recovery
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, May 16 -- The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy issued the following news: The current method for calculating Gross Domestic Product is missing "the immense value of the sacrifices being made by millions of people who have stayed at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus," Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers argues in an Economic View (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/business/social-distancing-gdp-coronavirus.html) column in The New York Times May 14   more

Heritage Action for America: National Governors Association Sides With Pelosi Against Americans
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Heritage Action for America issued the following statement by Executive Director Jessica Anderson in response to the National Governors Association's repeated request for $500 billion for state budget shortfalls: The governors of Maryland and New York claim that the fiscal impact of the Coronavrius is not a red state or blue state issue. While the economic impact of the virus has affected every state, some are determined to take advantage of the crisis and create a partisa  more

Heritage Action Issues Statement on State Budget Shortfalls
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Heritage Action for America issued the following statement by Executive Director Jessica Anderson in response to the National Governors Association's repeated request for $500 billion for state budget shortfalls: The governors of Maryland and New York claim that the fiscal impact of the Coronavrius is not a red state or blue state issue. While the economic impact of the virus has affected every state, some are determined to take advantage of the crisis and create a partisa  more

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents First Digital Edition
NEW YORK, May 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis, Human Rights Watch said. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers. As individuals and communities across the world struggle to face the challenges of an unprecedented global  more

Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan - Attack on Hospital a War Crime
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The attack by unidentified assailants on a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 12, 2020 shows blatant disregard for civilian life and is an apparent war crime, Human Rights Watch said. A suicide bombing attack and ensuing gun battles killed at least 13 civilians, including 2 infants, and wounded at least 15. More than 80 patients, including children, were evacuated from the hospital. No armed group claimed responsibil  more

Human Rights Watch: China - Tibet Anti-Crime Campaign Silences Dissent
NEW YORK, May 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following report: Chinese authorities in Tibet are using a national anti-crime campaign to crack down on peaceful expression by Tibetans suspected of dissenting views, Human Rights Watch said. Those criminally prosecuted include activists defending Tibetan culture and environment, critics of official corruption, and suspected supporters of the Dalai Lama. The campaign is also targeting for possible prosecution or other punishment practitioners o  more

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Apps Pose Serious Human Rights Risks
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The mobile location tracking programs governments are using in the fight against Covid-19 pose serious risks to human rights, Human Rights Watch said in a detailed Q&A released. The programs, whose utility in controlling the pandemic has yet to be proven, may introduce unnecessary and disproportionate surveillance measures in public health disguise. Entitled "Mobile Location Data and Covid-19," the Q&A examines the diffe  more

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following report: Governments should take urgent steps to prevent racist and xenophobic violence and discrimination linked to the Covid-19 pandemic while prosecuting racial attacks against Asians and people of Asian descent, Human Rights Watch. On May 8, 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that "the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering" and urged governments to   more

IEEE Sensors Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 1 of June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 11 -- The IEEE Sensors Journal, a journal that says it features design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices and electronics and physics aspects of sensors from the IEEE Sensors Council, published research articles, including the following topics, in Part 1 of its June 2020 edition: * Attomolar Detection of ssDNA Without Amplification and Capture of Long Target Sequences With Graphene Biosensors * Biomimetric Lactate Imprinted Smart Polymers as Capacitive Sweat S  more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Clinical Value of Proactive Infliximab Drug Monitoring in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease * Clostridium Difficile Infection Complicating Acute Severe Colitis During Pregnancy * Don't Be Blue: A Case Series Describing Colonoscope Damage After Chromoendoscopy for Surveillance of Dysplasia in Inflammator  more

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Calls for Exhaustive Oversight in Wake of Reports That Vets Homes Were Gravely Mismanaged
NEW YORK, May 13 -- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America issued the following news release: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America called on Congress and the VA Office of the Inspector General to look into VA oversight of state-run veterans homes - which have been hit hard by COVID-19 - in the wake of an alarming March 11 investigative news piece by ProPublica that outlined grave consequences of a reportedly-lax inspection regimen. "In the military, we are trained to lead from the front   more

ISDA Publishes Report Summarizing Final Results of Consultation on Pre-cessation Fallbacks for LIBOR
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release: ISDA has published a report that summarizes the final responses to its consultation on the implementation of pre-cessation fallbacks for derivatives referenced to LIBOR. The report, Summary of Responses to the ISDA 2020 Consultation on How to Implement Pre-cessation Fallbacks in Derivatives, was prepared for ISDA by The Brattle Group and confirms the preliminary findings published by ISDA  more

Jack Rudin Family Foundation Awards $1.9M Grant to Northwell Health to Support COVID-19 Efforts
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 12 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Jack Rudin Family Foundation has awarded Northwell Health a $1.9 million grant to help offset costs associated with increasing capacity for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive patients. The gift has helped fund the creation of COVID-19 treatment space at Lenox Health Greenwich Village and space that Northwell leases at Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, which sits on the campus of  more

Joint Statement of Education and Civil Rights Organizations Concerning Equitable Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic School Closures and Beyond
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following joint statement with 53 organizations: The undersigned organizations representing teachers, parents, and education and civil rights advocates are committed to equitable educational opportunities for our nation's students. Understandably, as the COVID-19 pandemic extended to the United States, federal, state, tribal, and local governments closed school buildings to prevent the spread of the novel virus. School   more

Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 14 -- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that provides scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream medical practice, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Cortisol as an Acute Stress Biomarker in Young Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patients/Caregivers: Active Music Engagement Protocol * Deceleration of Disease Prog  more

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, a journal that says it features application of mechanical engineering principles on the improvement of human health from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Comparative Study of Biomechanical and Geometrical Attributes of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Asian and Caucasian Populations * Could a Compliant Foam Anvil Characterize the B  more

Journal of Cell Biology Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 11 -- The Journal of Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal that describe applied cell biology in immunology, neurobiology, metabolism, virology, developmental biology and plant biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Mitochondria as intracellular signaling platforms in health and disease Articles: * Identification of novel synaptonemal complex components in C. Elegans * Multivalent weak interactions between assembly units  more

Journal of Experimental Medicine Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 11 -- The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a journal that says it features studies in medical biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Historical overview of the interleukin-6 family cytokine Articles: * NK cell-derived GM-CSF potentiates inflammatory arthritis and is negatively regulated by CIS * Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 impairs the reparative properties of macrophages and microglia in the brain * Pro-inflammatory act  more

Journal of Medicinal Food Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 15 -- The Journal of Medicinal Food, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the medicinal value and biomedical effects of food materials, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Pharmacological Effects of 1'-Acetoxychavicol Acetate, a Major Constituent in the Rhizomes of Alpinia galanga and Alpinia conchigera Full Communications: * Genistein Prevents Single Prolonged Stress-Induced Cognitive Impairment in a Post-Tra  more

Journal of Women's Health Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 15 -- The Journal of Women's Health, a journal that says it focuses on advances in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases and innovative research in gender-based biology, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Associations Between a Healthy Start Program Prenatal Risk Screening Tool and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Study Using the Mother/Infant Dyad Screening Cohort * Breast Cancer Screening P  more

LatinoJustice PRLDEF: Immigrants' Rights Groups Submit Brief Supporting 'Greenlight Law' Granting Drivers Licenses for New York's Immigrants
NEW YORK, May 14 -- LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following news on May 13: On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument in a lawsuit seeking to challenge New York's Greenlight Law, which permits undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. LatinoJustice and Arnold & Porter filed an amicus "friend of the court" brief on behalf of New York Immigration Coalition, Hispanic Federation, Rural & Migrant Ministry, and Neighbors Link Corp. th  more

LDF Files Amicus Brief Supporting Black Tenant Whose Landlord Knew Of, But Failed to Address, Extreme Racial Harassment
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: On May 7, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Donahue Francis, a Black rental tenant who suffered extreme racial harassment, including a death threat, at the hands of a white neighbor. Mr. Francis and the local police department repeatedly informed his landlord, Kings Park Manor, Inc. (KPM), of hi  more

Learning & Memory Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 11 -- Learning and Memory, a journal that says it advances in neuropsychology, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Checking responses of goal- and sign-trackers are differentially affected by threat in a rodent analog of obsessive-compulsive disorder * Learning-induced mRNA alterations in olfactory bulb mitral cells in neonatal rats * Rapid acquisition through fast mapping: stable memory over time and role of prior k  more

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program
WHITE PLAINS, New York, May 14 -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society issued the following news release: In response to COVID-19, we are proud to share that LLS has established a special financial assistance fund called The LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program, which provides $250 to blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. This will help individual and families offset non-medical expenses such as food and other household expenses, rent and transportation.  more

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Thousands Across the Nation to Step Up to Take Cancer Down
RYE BROOK, New York, May 15 -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society issued the following news release: In a world of uncertainty, one thing is for sure -- cancer doesn't stop during a global crisis. On Saturday, June 13, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will host a trailblazing event, Big Virtual Climb - 61 stories and 1,762 steps up San Francisco's iconic Salesforce Tower, to support LLS's investment in groundbreaking research to advance blood cancer cures, and its first-in-class patient edu  more

Local Initiatives Support Corp.: In the Midst of COVID-19, 21 Charter Schools Receive 'Spark' Grants
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Local Initiatives Support Corp. issued the following news release: LISC Charter School Financing Celebrates National Charter Schools Week with the Announcement of the Second Round of Spark Opportunity Grant Recipients This National Charter Schools Week, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation is proud to announce the recipients of the second round of Spark Opportunity Grants. The Spark Opportunity Grant Program was created to support the planning and predevelopment ac  more

MALDEF Files Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Employment Discrimination Suit Against New York Bank
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release: A New York bank unlawfully denied a Harvard graduate who is authorized to work in the United States a job because of her immigration status, according to a federal lawsuit filed. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is challenging the hiring practices of New York-based M&T Bank Corporation on behalf of Ina Kodra who applied for a job as a branch manager through a  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report Provides Recommendations for Post-Pandemic Homeless Services
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: As governments plan for emerging from the current Covid-19 lockdown, few have directly addressed homeless services in their guidelines for reopening. In light of the unique challenges that homeless populations face, a new Manhattan Institute report by senior fellow Stephen Eide assesses the response thus far and provides guidance for how to plan for reopening. According to Eide, the coronavirus ha  more

Manhattan Institute: New Report Recommends Better Alternative to Rikers Replacement Plan
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: The Covid-19 pandemic puts the serious deficiencies of Rikers Island into sharp relief, but long before the coronavirus arrived in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council approved a plan to replace the complex with four new borough-based jails In light of the budget crisis the city is now facing and critical shortcomings of the current plan, a new Manhattan Institute report by senior   more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Robbins Family Awards Honor Exemplary Service in Nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: As we celebrate National Nurses Week, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and The Robbins Family Foundation recognize seven distinguished nursing staff members for their exemplary service. Each member of this select group is being honored with the inaugural 2020 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence. This is the first year that The Robbins Family Foundation is sponsoring these award  more

Modern American History Journal Posts Research Articles in March 2020 Issue
CAMBRIDGE, England, May 15 -- Modern American History Journal published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 issue: * Expanding the Thin Blue Line: Resident Patrols and Private Security in Late Twentieth-Century New York * J. William Fulbright, the Contested Legacies of the American Revolution, and the War in Vietnam * Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck Comic Books and the U.S. Challenge to Modernization The March 2020 issue of the Modern American History Journal can be vi  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program Funding in May Revise Budget
MANHATTAN, New York, May 15 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Krystal LoPilato, volunteer leader with the California chapter applauding Governor Newsom for including California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program funding in the 2020-2021 May revise budget: "Gun violence hasn't stopped amid the coronavirus pandemic, and neither have violence intervention groups. "We applaud Governor Newsom for  more

Moms Demand Action: Louisville, Indianapolis Shootings Reflect Disproportionate Impact of Police-Involved Shootings on Black Americans
MANHATTAN, New York, May 13 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news on May 12: In both Louisville and Indianapolis, recent shootings by police have prompted ongoing community conversations about officer-involved shootings and the disproportionate impact they have on Black Americans. In Louisville, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her home by police in March, as police allegedly executed a search warrant wit  more

N.Y. Public Library's Beloved Lions Patience and Fortitude to Take Over Twitter as Part of Birthday Celebration
NEW YORK, May 11 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release on May 8: The New York Public Library's beloved marble lions Patience and Fortitude - international symbols of free and open access to knowledge and information - are turning 109 on Monday, May 11. To mark the occasion and honor the lions, the Library is offering a series of online activities that day, including: * Twitter Takeover: The "mane" event will be Patience and Fortitude's day-long takeover of @nypl. The  more

N.Y. State Bar Association Convenes Working Group to Deal With Expected Surge in Landlord-Tenant Disputes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
ALBANY, New York, May 12 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has convened a landlord-tenant working group that will help the state's courts deal with an anticipated surge in landlord-tenant disputes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. With housing courts closed and a statewide moratorium on evictions in effect until Aug. 20, tenants and landlords are seeking alternative ways to settle disputes. It is the worki  more

N.Y. Study Shows Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine Did Not Significantly Improve Mortality Among Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patient
BROOKLYN, New York, May 14 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Results of an observational study of the use hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, or both, for the treatment of COVID-19, was not associated with significantly improved in-hospital mortality. The study was published online on Monday, May 11, by the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Unfortunately, we did not observe benefits of the most used drug (hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin) i  more

NAACP Calls for Thorough, Transparent Investigation of Police Killing of Breonna Taylor
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: On March 13, 26-year-old emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor was brutally killed in her own apartment after being shot at least eight times by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers, who entered her residence unannounced in the middle of the night as they executed a search warrant at the wrong home. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is deeply troubled b  more

NAACP: Civil Rights Organizations Call on Justice Department to Investigate Ahmaud Arbery's Murder
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Muslim Advocates, NAACP, and 110 additional organizations committed to racial justice and civil rights in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a full and thorough hate crimes investigation into the murder of   more

NARAL: Coalition of Progressive Groups Slam Ruben Diaz Sr. for His Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Record
NEW YORK, May 16 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: As New York grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a broad coalition of progressive groups -- including Planned Parenthood Action Fund, LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Latino Victory Fund, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC -- announced their opposition to Ruben Diaz Sr. as a candidate to represent the 15th Congressional District in New York for his attacks on equal access to basic health car  more

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Fostering Child Health and Wellness During COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issued the following news release: The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is affecting all of us. While children, as a population group, are less directly affected than adults, they and their families are being directly and indirectly impacted daily - whether it be economically, educationally, socially, psychologically and spiritually. As pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), our focus is working wi  more

National Association of Scholars: Assembly Constitutional Amendment-5 - License to Discriminate
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The National Association of Scholars issued the following news release: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) urges all Californian citizens and lawmakers to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (ACA-5), which would reintroduce discriminatory race and sex preferences to California by overturning Proposition 209. Proposition 209 forbade California's state government from discriminating on the basis of group identity. NAS endorses the principle of equal opportunity  more

National Brain Tumor Society: Brain Cancer Groups to Fund Pilot Trial of Individualized Approach to Immunotherapy
NEWTON, Massachusetts, May 13 -- The National Brain Tumor Society issued the following news release: National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), a leader in brain tumor patient advocacy, research, information and support, and StacheStrong, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research, have announced a $100,000 grant to Adilia Hormigo, MD, PhD, Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York. The grant will  more

National Center for Law & Economic Justice: NY Transit Adjudication Bureau Still Collecting Debts Despite COVID-19
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: The COVID-19 crisis has increased the urgency of the class action lawsuit against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), an arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), brought by NCLEJ and co-counsel, New Economy Project, the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLC, and the law firm of Jerry Hartman, with support from the McDowell Foundation. This case was brought on behalf of low-i  more

National Day Laborer Organizing Network Reaction to Gov. Cuomo Punting to Fed Gov't on Support for Immigrant Workers
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement by Co-Director Nadia Marin-Molina in response to Gov. Cuomo's statements that he will look to the Trump administration on whether to support undocumented workers and families: "While migrant workers are getting sick and dying in New York, Gov Cuomo chooses to punt to the federal government on whether to provide life-saving assistance to immigrants. "This is the abdication of moral and political respo  more

National Governors Association: Governors Call on Congress to Act on State Fiscal Relief
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The National Governors Association issued the following statement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "As Congress reconvenes, delivering urgent state fiscal relief must be a top priority. Each day that Congress fails to act, states are being forced to make cuts that will devastate the essential services the American people rely on and destroy the economic recovery before it even gets off the ground. "With widespread bipartisan agreement on the ne  more

National Institutes of Health Awards $1.5M Grant to Research Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
BROOKLYN, New York, May 15 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1.5 million, five-year grant to the Special Research and Treatment (STAR) Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, the University at Albany School of Public Health, and the Partnership for Research and Action for Health (PRAH), a non-governmental organization in the country of Georgia, to a support Georgia's HIV prevention efforts. This st  more

Nature Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 14 -- Nature Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal on medicine, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Locoregional delivery of CAR T cells to the cerebrospinal fluid for treatment of metastatic medulloblastoma and ependymoma * Safety and feasibility of CRISPR-edited T cells in patients with refractory non-small-cell lung cancer * Development and validation of serological markers for detecting recent Plasmodium vivax infection * Mapping local  more

New International Rescue Committee Data Shows COVID-19 Brings Increased Food Prices, Hunger and Economic Distress to Refugees
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release: Refugees and people displaced by conflict and crisis are experiencing severe economic distress stemming from COVID-19, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) warned. A combination of rising costs of food as well as job and income losses are leading to a dire situation for the world's most vulnerable. The IRC is working to intervene now to save lives and minimize the economic and food security threats to  more

New York Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Demand Student Privacy Protections, Equal Remote Learning Access
NEW YORK, May 16 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: Even during a pandemic, the state of New York has a legal obligation to provide all students equal access to an adequate education, the New York Civil Liberties Union warned in a letter to the New York State Education Department, accompanied by the results of a statewide survey on the transition to remote learning. To help meet this obligation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYCLU is demanding NYSED ensure   more

New York Immigration Coalition Issues Statement on HEROES Act Protecting Health of Every Family
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement by Executive Director Steve Choi in response to the House Democrat's introduction of the HEROES Act: House leadership, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced a sweeping new COVID-19 stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act, which includes $915 billion for state, local, territorial and tribal governments, $10 billion for food stamps, $150 million for food  more

New York Public Library: Rachel Louise Snyder Wins the 2020 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release on May 12: The New York Public Library announced that Rachel Louise Snyder is the winner of the 2020 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism for her evocative work No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us published by Bloomsbury Publishing. On Monday June 8 the NYPL will host a virtual talk with Snyder about her book. No Visible Bruises frames an urgent and immers  more

Northwell Expands Testing to Aid COVID-19 Recovery
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 13 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: As part of a complex plan aimed at restarting the economy, Northwell Health is working with public health officials to provide antibody testing to first-responders across Long Island and Westchester County as well as low-income and predominantly minority communities throughout the region to help identify and deliver care to those at highest risk of COVID-19. Police, fire and EMS workers on the front lines of the cor  more

Northwell Health: First Large-Scale Study Links Acute Kidney Injury and COVID-19 Hospitalizations
MANHASSET, New York, May 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Doctors and researchers from across Northwell Health's New York-based hospitals saw an "alarming number" of hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients develop acute kidney injury (AKI) during the height of the pandemic - rates higher than reported from China, according to new data published in Kidney International, the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). In the largest study  more

Northwell Health: Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group Acquires Healthcare Associates in Medicine of Staten Island
MERRICK, New York, May 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, Long Island's leading orthopedic practice and an affiliate of Northwell Health, has acquired Healthcare Associates in Medicine (HCA), with four clinical offices across Staten Island and two part-time offices in Brooklyn, as well as MRI, therapy and laboratory facilities. In addition to its Kew Gardens office (currently under construction), these will be the first Orlin & Cohen offices l  more

Northwell Health: Zucker School of Medicine Celebrates the Class of 2020 With a Virtual Commencement
HEMPSTEAD, New York, May 13 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Recent graduates at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell participated in a virtual ceremony held on Monday, May 11-- a month after they officially became doctors and joined front-line health care workers to respond to the global coronavirus pandemic. "This is not the commencement that we all imagined for you," stated Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra University. "But you know, bett  more

Northwell Named America's No. 1 Health System for Diversity
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 12 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health has been named the best health system for diversity in the United States, according to the latest DiversityInc ranking of Top Hospitals and Health Systems. New York State's largest health care provider and private employer made the list for the eighth straight year and moved to the top spot in the 2020 DiversityInc rankings for Hospitals and Health Systems one year after placing second. Northwell wa  more

NYU Langone Health: Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants
NEW YORK, May 13 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease in young people, new research shows. According to NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers who led the study, people with the immune disorder have severe gut reactions, including diarrhea and bloating  more

NYU Langone Health: Renowned Bioethicist Co-Leads Effort to Help Cities Safely Reopen Sports & Recreation Amidst Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 15 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics, is co-chairing a newly created United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation, and Health. It will guide more th  more

Over 100 Organizations Call on New York State to Allow All 12th Graders Who Age Out in 2020 to Return to School Next Year
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Advocates for Children of New York issued the following news release: More than 100 education and advocacy organizations and over five dozen parents and educators from across New York State sent a letter to the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department, urging them to give students who are aging out of school this year the opportunity to return to high school for the 2020-21 school year, rather than lose their chance to earn a high school diploma  more

PEN America Statement on Death of Carolyn Reidy
NEW YORK, May 13 -- PEN America issued the following statement by president and Simon & Schuster author Jennifer Egan: PEN America mourns the death of Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster and an awardee of PEN America. * * * "PEN America joins the entire literary community in mourning the incalculable loss of Carolyn Reidy, a primal force in publishing and a longtime supporter of our organization--both in her capacity as Simon & Schuster CEO and personally--as well as a revered and belove  more

Pennsylvania Health Care Association Issues Statement on Health Department Announcement Regarding Universal, Recurring Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 13 -- The Pennsylvania Health Care Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Zach Shamberg after the Health's Department announcement regarding universal, recurring testing in long-term care facilities in state: "On behalf of Pennsylvania's long-term care providers, their frontline workers and the residents they serve, PHCA has consistently advocated for universal, recurring testing in nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal ca  more

Pint-Sized Philanthropist Empties Her Piggy Bank for Northwell
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 15 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Every employee of Northwell Health was enriched, thanks to the overwhelming generosity and love demonstrated by Desiree Mohammodi, a 7-year-old with a heart of gold. Desiree, who lives with her parents and little sister in Syosset, decided that she had to do something to ease the burdens of health care workers at Northwell Health. So she emptied her piggy bank of the $52.65 that constituted her life savings, and sat  more

Police Make Fewer Traffic Stops After Marijuana Legalization, But People of Color Still Disproportionately Targeted
STANFORD, California, May 15 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Police are less likely to conduct searches for illicit contraband during a traffic stop following the enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization, according to data published in the journal Nature: Human Behavior. A team of researchers affiliated with Stanford University and New York University assessed the effects of statewide legalization laws in Colorado and Washin  more

Professional Risk Managers' International Association Announces the Champions of the 2020 Risk Management Challenge
NORTHFIELD, Minnesota, May 13 -- Professional Risk Managers' International Association issued the following news: On April 20, 2020, 12 finalist teams competed virtually in the international championship round of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge (PRMC). The 12 teams represented undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across the globe: Chicago, Egypt, Hungary, Ireland, Montreal, New York, Russia, Toronto, and Vancouver. Our congratulations go out to Team 9893 from   more

Refugees International: COVID-19 in Rohingya Refugee Camps a 'Nightmare Scenario'
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Refugees International issued the following statement by Daniel P. Sullivan, senior advocate for human rights: "The first positive case of COVID-19 in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh is the realization of a nightmare scenario. Home to nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees, the population density of these camps is far higher than New York City. In addition, the prevalence of underlying health conditions among refugees and the deteriorating sanitary conditions sure to co  more

Research Shows Nationwide Failure to Release People From Prison to Prevent Spread of COVID-19: Vera Institute of Justice
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following news release: Our nation's apathy towards ending mass incarceration and negligence towards the health and safety of people who live and work in the justice system has led to a crisis: prisons have now become the largest sources of coronavirus outbreaks in the country. The need to safely release people back into their communities is more urgent than ever. Up-to-date information about who remains in U.S. prisons clearly demons  more

Roswell Park Appoints Three to Key Roles in Nursing, Clinical Research and Critical Care
BUFFALO, New York, May 12 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: Providing the best care and services for cancer patients requires careful integration of key teams across many different disciplines and programs. The appointment of new leaders in three key areas of clinical care at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center highlights the breadth of services and extent of expertise available to patients and their families. Mary Ann Long, RN, MS, Returns  more

Roswell Park to Assess Immunotherapy Combination in Cancer Patients With COVID-19
BUFFALO, New York, May 13 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: A unique two-drug immunotherapy combination first evaluated at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as an approach for treating some cancers will soon be available to cancer patients with COVID-19 through a clinical trial at Roswell Park. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized clinical researchers at the center to conduct a study assessing the safety and effectiveness o  more

Science Translational Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in May 6, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 11 -- Science Translational Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that focuses on research in the translational medicine community, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 6, 2020 edition: * BCG vaccination-induced emergency granulopoiesis provides rapid protection from neonatal sepsis * Glutamine: A bad guy for antitumor immunity? * Inhibiting the executioner may prevent vision loss * Near  more

Second Hospital Attack in Four Days Puts Libya's COVID-19 Response Further at Risk, Warns International Rescue Committee
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following news release on May 14: A spate of recent attacks on hospitals, ports and airports in Libya are further weakening the country's already fragile ability to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, warns the IRC. As Tripoli was hit by shelling once again this morning, the city's Central Hospital was damaged by shrapnel and 14 civilians were injured in similar attacks that impacted residential areas of the city. Tripoli Central Hospi  more

Sesame Workshop to Debut 'The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo' on HBO MAX on Tuesday, May 27, 2020
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Sesame Workshop issued the following news release: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and so much more, is celebrating the upcoming launch of its newest show: The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo. Hosted by a certain furry red monster, this star-studded talk show for the whole family will debut on streaming platform HBO Max on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. With 13 weekly episodes, each highlighting a different part of kids' bedtime routines, it's the perfect way f  more

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Outlines Legal Considerations for Antibiotic Stewardship
NEW YORK, May 14 -- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America issued the following news release: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America released a white paper outlining strategies for documenting the recommendations of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) and clarifying the stewardship team's role in patient care from a legal and quality improvement standpoint. The white paper, titled Legal Implications of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, was published in the journal, Infe  more

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Senior Energy Advisor Freeman Dies
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, May 14 -- The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy issued the following news release: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is saddened by the passing of S. David Freeman. Known to many as the "Green Cowboy," Freeman spent much of his 94 years championing renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation policies and initiatives that have left lasting marks on the energy industry landscape across the country. Freeman was a champion of, and advocate for t  more

St. Louis Plastic Surgeon, Herluf G. Lund, Jr., MD, FACS, Named New President of the Aesthetic Society
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery issued the following news release: The Aesthetic Society announced the election of Herluf G. Lund, Jr., MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon practicing in St. Louis, Missouri as the new President of the 2,600-member organization dedicated to aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Lund and his leadership team will focus on guiding membership through the COVID-19 crisis and completing a number of critical projects in development including: Th  more

Statement From U.S. Council for International Business Recognizing Outgoing WTO Director General
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The U.S. Council for International Business issued the following statement by President and CEO Peter M. Robinson regarding outgoing WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo: "I would like to congratulate Roberto Azevedo on his seven-year tenure as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and express my gratitude for his unwavering leadership in defense of an open trading system during that time. The sixth Director-General of the 25-year-old institution, Ambas  more

Sudan: Doctors Without Borders Demands Respect for Medical Aid After Violent Incursion
NEW YORK, May 16 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: Armed soldiers violently forced their way into a health facility supported by Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Central Darfur state in Sudan on May 14, leaving one MSF staff member severely injured, said the international medical humanitarian organization today. MSF has reduced activities in Rokero to lifesaving medical care only, while calling on all armed groups, inclu  more

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Appoints David J. Christini, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Research
BROOKLYN, New York, May 14 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University announced that Brooklyn resident David J. Christini, Ph.D., has been appointed Senior Vice President of Research at Brooklyn's only academic medical center. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Christini has served as Vice Dean at Weill Cornell Graduate School, as Assistant Dean of Scientific Computing at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), as Vice Chair of Basic Research in the  more

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Archive of Legendary Dance Artist Martha Graham
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: The New York Public Library of the Performing Arts has acquired the archive of Martha Graham, one of the most significant and influential voices of the modern dance movement. The multimedia collection from the Martha Graham Dance Company contains films of the groundbreaking dancer at the peak of her career, alongside photographs, choreographic notations, correspondence, and other historical materials. Marks the 1  more

The New York Public Library Names Author Zadie Smith and Philanthropist Howard L. Morgan As Trustees
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The New York Public Library issued the following news release: At its meeting yesterday evening, The New York Public Library Board of Trustees elected acclaimed writer Zadie Smith and philanthropist Howard L. Morgan as its newest members. The two longtime Library supporters will begin their tenure on immediately. "The Library is very pleased to welcome Zadie and Howard to the Board of Trustees. Their clear affinity for the Library and its mission, as well as their impressi  more

Tuliao to Run 125 Miles in Support of Spectrum and in Honor of New York Public Library Anniversary
CHICAGO, Illinois, May 13 -- New York Public Library, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: As The New York Public Library (NYPL) celebrates 125 years, Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will run 125 miles during the month of June to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. Her run will honor 125 current and former NYPLers who have dedicated their lives in service to New York City and communities all across North America.These inspiring, i  more

Vera Institute of Justice Issues Guidance to Protect People Behind Bars From COVID-19
NEW YORK, May 12 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following news release: As part of its efforts to protect people most at risk of contracting COVID-19, the Vera Institute of Justice issued a guidance brief urging Attorney General Barr, governors, sheriffs, and corrections administrators to take immediate action to stem the explosion of COVID-19 cases in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Warned for weeks about the impending crisis, people behind bars are now facing the consequen  more

Volcker Alliance, Penn Institute for Urban Research Host 5th Briefing on COVID-19, Fed Support for States and Localities
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The Volcker Alliance issued the following news release on May 14: The Volcker Alliance and the Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted a Special Briefing on the Federal Reserve's recent action establishing the $500 billion Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), as well as important updates to the MLF announced on May 11, which will impact how and whether states, counties, cities, and public agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access credit. The discussion f  more