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Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform
A study published in the online issue of Journal of Law, Economics & Organization delves into federal court order outcomes denouncing prison crowding and the effects among states following these...more



Telemedicine, An Effective Way to Solve Childhood Obesity in Rural Areas
A UC Davis research published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that HEALTH-COP (Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice) improved health in rural communities...more

A Nurturing Home May Safeguard Children from Brain Changes Associated with Poverty
Researchers of a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identified brain changes that can lead to lifelong problems like depression, learning difficulties and limitations...more

Synergy Project To Help Homeless Youths In Allentown
The Synergy Project is a group that moved into Allentown after years of serving the youth in Bucks County. Their work takes them to dangerous areas where kids camp. The group, where federal grants...more

Michelle Obama Leads ReachHigher Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at the University of Texas at San Antonio during the city's fourth-annual College Signing Day. During her stay in Texas, the First Lady will...more

Leader of Warren County Economic Development Corporation Plans to Resign
It has recently been reported that Warren County Economic Development Corp. President Vicki Pratt Gerbino will be resigning in two weeks. Gerbino has led the organization since May 2011 and is...more

Rehabilitation Support for Homeless Women Veterans
The Department of Veteran's Affairs exposes a staggering number of former female soldiers becoming homeless by the day. Most of these female veterans now inhabit friends' houses, cars and...more

Sandwich Generation Cannot Be Social Entrepreneurs
A counter argument on why the sandwich generation cannot be social entrepreneurs. Craig Dearden-Phillips argues that managing a social enterprise was too risky when he had young mouths to feed....more

Global Environmental Perspectives on Human Biology and Health around the World
Three anthropology professors from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University will present recent research in biological anthropology at the annual meeting of the American...more

Matchmaking for Economic Development
The SiteLink Forum makes its week's mission to match economic development people and site selectors at the conference held at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino. The site selectors are the people who...more





Mulago Foundation’s Associate Portfolio Director, Kristin Gilliss, writes how the Skoll World Forum is featuring a variety of delegates and speakers working on innovative solutions to societal challenges worldwide.




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