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Summer Jobs for Young People Are Vanishing With the Pandemic

Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was quoted in an Aug. 11 Associated Press article about the effects of the pandemic on disappearing youth summer jobs. The article was picked up by The New York Times and several regional outlets.

Latino, Black Neighborhoods Struggle With Test Disparities

Usama Bilal, PhD, MD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 6 Associated Press article about COVID-19 testing disparities. The article ran in the Washington Post, PBS Newshour, The Philadelphia Tribune and other news outlets nationwide.

High Schools Push Ahead for Fall Football Amid Pandemic

Karen Weaver, EdD, an associate clinical professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a June 22 Associated Press article about high school sports teams starting summer workouts in preparation for the fall season as coronavirus restrictions lift across the country.

All of Pennsylvania Poised for at Least a Partial Reopening in Next Two Weeks

Urban Health Collaborative data on the number of lives saved by stay-at-home orders was mentioned by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf last week while announcing his plan for reopening the Commonwealth. An Associated Press story that reported on the conference was adapted in news outlets across the state on May 22, including the Tri-County Independent (Honesdale, Pennsylvania), KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) and WKOK-Newsradio (Sunbury, Pennsylvania) and mentioned in a number of local television broadcasts. The data was also covered May 22 by the San Diego Union Tribune.

Autism Diagnosis More Common in the US As Racial Gap Closes

Michael Yudell, PhD, a professor and chair in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a March 26 Associated Press story about a government report finding that the racial gap in autism diagnosis has disappeared. The article appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, PBS Newshour and other outlets nationwide.

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

Hannah Bloch-Wehba, JD, an assistant professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Oct. 9 Associated Press story about the history of a video game streaming website called Twitch, that was used by the assailant of a shooting at a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur to live stream his attack. The story was picked up by numerous outlets across the country.

2 Dead in Attack Targeting German Synagogue on Yom Kippur

Hannah Bloch-Wehba, JD, an assistant professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Oct. 9 Associated Press story about a shooting at a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur. The assailant wore a camera and streamed his attack on the video game streaming website Twitch

U.S. State Department Now Requiring Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a June 1 India West article about how the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.

Column: Welcome to the World of Performance-Reducing Drugs

Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of the Sport Management program in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a May 1 Associated Press story about the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to have athlete Caster Semenya take hormone suppressing medication. The story was picked up by several outlets including the Washington Post.

Environmentalists Question Pennsylvania’s New Methane Rule

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an April 10 Associated Press story about proposed legislation in Pennsylvania that focuses on reducing the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from natural gas operations as a way of reigning in the emission of greenhouse gasses, such as methane. The story was picked up by dozens of outlets across the U.S. and Canada, including The Washington Post.

Calcium-munching Bacteria Could Be a Secret Weapon Against Road Salt Eating Away at Concrete Roads and Bridges

Research that looked at using a special type of bacteria to help prevent pothole formation caused by road salt, conducted by  Yaghoob Farnam, PhD Christopher Sales, PhD ; and  Caroline Schauer, PhD,  all from the College of Engineering, was featured in an April 4  Associated Press  story.

Shopping to Reduce Food Waste Is Easy on the Wallet Too

Jonathan Deutsch, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, was quoted in a March 19 Associated Press article about the environmental and financial benefits of reducing food waste.