Phillip A. Hough, Ph.D., Selected for Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Phillip A. Hough, Ph.D., was selected for a Fulbright Global Scholar Award, based on his important sociological research in rural Colombia. The award will provide him with the opportunity to study the plight of coffee-producing farmers living across the “global coffee belt” regions of Latin America, Africa and East Asia.

On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic in the U.S., experts @JohnsHopkins can speak about the implications of WFH and SchoolFH on the future of work and education.

The United States is approaching the one-year anniversary of the pandemic forcing the closure of offices and schools across the country, launching millions of Americans into remote work and schooling. Johns Hopkins University experts who have been studying the short…

What’s at Stake Today for Workers, Unions? Rutgers Labor Experts Available for Interview

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 3, 2020) – Stronger workplace health and safety protections, national paid family leave, a higher federal minimum wage, organizing rights, and other policies critical to workers and their families hinge on the outcome of today’s presidential election.…

New Study Examines Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Nevada Unemployment

UNLV political science professor John Tuman is available to speak about the findings of his new study examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor market conditions in Nevada. The research, published last week in the Early View section…

Pilot program would boost skilled immigration, economic growth

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled after successful programs in Canada and Australia. The program is an incremental change with bipartisan support that they say could not only improve a broken system but spark the nation’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns?

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns? Ask a compensation expert who also worked in eight fast food restaurants over a three-year period. Contact:  Jerry M. Newman, PhD SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus University…

Coronavirus and the Workplace: Rutgers Experts Available for Interview

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 6, 2020) – The coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is raising questions about internal communications, telecommuting, sick leave, and other policies. Workplace experts in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations are available for interview on an ongoing basis…

Ultrasound Techniques Give Warning Signs of Preterm Births

Ultrasound can be used to examine cervix tissue and improve diagnostics, which is essential for predicting preterm births, and ultrasound data is used to compare two techniques for evaluating changes in cervical tissue throughout pregnancy. Researchers are looking at ultrasonic attenuation coefficients that can help scientists characterize cervical changes throughout pregnancy and in preparation for birth before other symptoms, such as contractions or dilation, occur. They will discuss their work at the 178th ASA Meeting.