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“It was across the board,” said National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara, who according to other participants was central in organizing the campaign to persuade Manchin to restart talks. “He heard from a wide range.” The people involved who spoke with POLITICO described an effort with multiple entry points. They said Manchin’s staff was eager […]

When reports showed COVID-19 vaccination rates were lower among racial/ethnic minority groups, most discussions focused on mistrust and misinformation among these populations or their reduced access to health care facilities. But new research from University of California San Diego and collaborating institutions has identified an additional barrier to equity: whether or not each health care […]

In her new book, Professor of Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Felicity Amaya Schaeffer draws stunning connections between indigenous ways of life and relationships to the land with modern-day, militaristic border surveillance technologies.  Unsettled Borders: The Militarized Science of Surveillance on Sacred Indigenous Land (Duke University Press, August 2022) looks at the […]

In this section, we first describe our model and show how the functional forms give an explicit equation for the social optimum as well as the Nash equilibrium equations. We then describe in more details the behaviour of two specific networks types: complete networks and regular trees, based on numerical simulations. Analytical resultsModel description Game […]

Superior, Jesuit Community Contact Fr. Gregory Chisholm joined the New England Province of the Jesuits in 1980.  He now belongs to the USA East Province of the Jesuits and was ordained a priest in 1993.  From April of 1998 until June of 2005 Fr. Chisholm was in full time parish ministry as Administrator of […]

Prasanna Kumar, S., Narvekar, J., Nuncio, M., Gauns, M. & Sardesai, S. What drives the biological productivity of the northern Indian Ocean? In Indian Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and Ecological Variability (eds Wiggert, J. D. et al.), AGU Geophysical Monograph Series. Vol. 185, 33–56 (2009). Webster, P. J. et al. Monsoons: Processes, predictability, and . . […]

Now in possession of 725 pages of legislative text, Democrats eagerly began digesting the size and scope of the measure, which amounts to far less than the more ambitious, roughly $2 trillion proposal that the House adopted last year. But a wide array of party lawmakers appeared ready to embrace the new agreement anyway, having […]

WASHINGTON— More than 350 conservation and community groups, representing millions of people, called on President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today to reject fossil fuel expansion during negotiations over a reconciliation package. The groups also urged Biden to use the full suite of his executive authority to stop issuing federal fossil fuel leases […]

Recognizing Emancipation Day A message from Dr. Christopher Taylor, Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism. This is the latest news post on the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism website. Following years of campaigning by Black lawmakers and community advocates, in 2021, the government of Canada federally recognized August 1, as Emancipation Day, and […]

According to a new study, black patients have a dramatically higher risk of advanced vision loss after a new diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) when compared to white patients. The work, published July 25 in Translational Vision Science and Technology, shows that being of African heritage is an independent risk factor for this drastic […]

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