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Purser Discusses the Impact of Short-Duration Strikes in Bloomberg Law Article
“They capture the attention of management in a much more dramatic way than other forms of action and negotiation,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “They’re showing the capacity for the workers to take collective action.”
See related: Labor, United States
Griffiths Speaks with Pluribus News About American Secessionist Movements
“Those processes, they’re hard to pull off. You need to have both sides in agreement. It just doesn’t happen that much,” says Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science. “The thresholds for success are just too high to make it work.”
See related: Political Parties, Rural Issues, State & Local, United States
One Year Later: Taylor Talks to WRVO About the Invasion Into Ukraine
For Brian Taylor, professor of political science, the biggest take from the one-year anniversary is Ukraine is still standing. "A year ago a lot of people might not have expected that, given Russia’s size, the size of the population, the size of its army, the size of its economy," Taylor says.
Heflin Comments on New Study Linking Cognitive Decline, Food Insufficiency in Medical News Today
“Unfortunately,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs, “my own work suggests that cognitive decline can act as a barrier to SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participation among older adults eligible for the program, due to the difficult administrative processes associated with demonstrating program eligibility.”
See related: Aging, Food Security, Nutrition, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Murrett Weighs in on the Biggest Setbacks for Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine in Newsweek Article
Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says that at the strategic level, the biggest setback for Putin is "the huge casualties that the Russians have taken."
See related: Conflict, International Affairs, Russia, Ukraine
Wilson Discusses the Impact of Warming Winters in CNN Article
“In coming decades, winter—as most people understand it—will get shorter and warmer, with less snow and more rain,” says Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography and the environment. “This poses a serious threat to winter recreation: snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.”
See related: Climate Change, United States
Taylor Speaks with La Presse About the War in Ukraine, Russia’s Persistence
The concentration of troops in the east of the country shows that the Russian president has not given up on his goal of enslaving Ukraine despite multiple setbacks since the launch of the invasion, says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.
Koch Talks to KTVK About Arizona’s Outdated Water Law
Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment, argues that state lawmakers need to update the state’s 43 year old water law and create more active management areas to regulate water use across Arizona. “There needs to be some way of monitoring and regulating who is drawing what from the aquifers,” says Koch.
See related: United States, Water
Murrett Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Balloons and National Security
“There are just a lot more things in the atmosphere we have to worry about,” says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: China, International Affairs, U.S. National Security, United States
Jackson Discusses the Health Phenomenon ‘Weathering’ and Its Impact on Black Women With Insider
"We know that Black women are paid less than their white counterparts, are expected to work longer hours with fewer pay raises, and are the most likely to be in unemployment lines when those rates increase. So these types of discriminatory practices shape the types of visceral effects that happen to Black women's bodies," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.
See related: Black, Gender and Sex, Mental Health, United States