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    Crime, Punishment and Biased Sentencing

    When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game. Students from the University of Utah have created a new mobile game for the iPhone and Android devices that demonstrates how software algorithms used by many of the nation’s judicial courts to evaluate defendants could be biased […]

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    Finding Safe Spaces To Be Yourself

    I had been delaying the inevitable. As a self defined (and proud) comic book nerd, I knew that going to a comic book convention was something beyond what I simply wanted to do; it was something I HAD to do! It’s the combination of a pilgrimage as and a rite of passage. Living in Los […]

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    End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL)

    In 2008, a Yale University study established a causal link between suicide and bullying. Their research concluded that bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Current research states one in five students reported being bullied, but the research also concludes a large percentage of victims do not make a […]

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    The President’s “Enemy” Rhetoric and the Press

    President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in degree but different in kind from the tensions and antagonisms with the media that have punctuated many previous presidencies, according to two Utah law professors. RonNell Andersen Jones of the University of […]

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    Research Grant Aids Social Workers and Medical Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused. Jordan, who is an active nurse practitioner, created the study, titled “Pediatric Sexual Abuse: An Interprofessional Approach to Optimizing Emergency […]

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    Comics Change the World – The History of Activism in Comics

    Recently at WonderCon 2017, Alex Cox, Deputy Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), led a revealing panel on the history of comics and their impact in changing the world. He gave an image-filled walk through more than a century of comic book content that fueled calls to action and activism in the real world. In his discussion, he clearly […]

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    Tending the Caregivers

    Mothers who work as healthcare professionals – physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners – can significantly reduce their stress levels and burnout by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study by researchers at Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic. The shared experiences in these support groups provide a wealth […]

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    Federal Mentoring Grant for Youth Maybe in Danger Under New Administration

    Over 40 youth serving organizations have expressed their support for the Youth Mentoring Grant, the only federal grant dedicated to providing investment in quality youth mentoring, by sending letters to the United States House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Collectively, these groups are demonstrating their commitment to mentoring programs across the country who provide essential support […]

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