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Article ID: 694987

Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds

Intrusion Technologies

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695062

UCI Expert Source - Amazon HQ2 Announcement

University of California, Irvine

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23-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695058

University Hospitals Workforce Development Programs Receive Grants From Cleveland Foundation and Dominion Energy Ohio

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals in Cleveland receives grants to support its Workforce Development programs that helps residents from Cleveland's inner city gain employment at the health system's main campus, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

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23-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695028

New Book Focuses on Impact of Online Content Moderators

Cornell University

In his new book, “Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media,” Tarleton Gillespie investigates how social media platforms police what we post online, and the large societal impact of these decisions.

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23-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 695015

University Venture Fund — Impact Investing: Student Venture Fund Completes First-Round Close at $8.2m

Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business today announced the successful first-round close of University Venture Fund — Impact Investing (UVF II), an $8.2 million fund that follows on the heels of the original University Venture Fund (UVF).

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23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695011

Charcoal Lighter Fluid Makes Summer Grilling More Environmentally Friendly

University of Georgia

Typically made from crude oil, lighter fluid can emit compounds that leave an unpleasant taste and odor on grilled foods. The new product manufactured by ESCOGO, EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter, is made entirely from plant-based products. It is now available in Home Depot and Target stores nationwide.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695012

Fundraising Gaining Momentum with More Than $2 Million to Support Babson College Recreation and Athletics Center

Babson College

Babson College is transforming the campus experience for students and faculty as part of its upcoming Centennial Celebration, including investing in the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Center (BRAC), scheduled for completion in Fall 2019.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694957

DHS S&T Transitions 20th Cybersecurity Technology through its Transition to Practice Program

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today announced the commercialization of the 20th technology through its Transition to Practice Program since the program launched in 2013. The Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS)—created by researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory—has been licensed to Trust Automation, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in San Luis Obispo, California

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22-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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